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REO or Oreo? Ben Carson mistakes housing term for cookie

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:22pm
One is a real estate term. The other is a cookie. US Housing Secretary Ben Carson got them mixed up.

The 'personality politics' of Narendra Modi and Donald Trump

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:19pm
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan on how the cult of personality unites the Indian PM and the US president.

The mothers fighting to get their children back from Lebanon

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:13pm
The BBC met three mothers who have all had their children taken to Lebanon by their former partners.

Being black in Nazi Germany

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:13pm
A new film explores the little-known story of Germany's mixed-race population in the 1930s and 1940s.

I never met my daughter's dad - she was his dying wish

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:08pm
Liat Malka was 35 and single when she decided she wanted a child. The sperm donor she found had died five years previously.

Game of Thrones: How much do women speak in the show?

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 7:04pm
The show's actresses get considerably less time speaking on screen than the actors, data suggests.

Virginia Uber driver was Somali war criminal - jury

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 6:08pm
Thirty-one years after he was left for dead, one of the taxi driver's victims has his day in court.

Washington becomes first US state to legalise human composting

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 5:41pm
Under the new law, people can choose to have their body turned into soil after their death.

More impeachment calls as ex-White House lawyer skips hearing

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 5:36pm
After a former Trump White House lawyer refuses a subpoena, more Democrats call for impeachment.

The US abortion battle explained in three minutes

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 5:15pm
Alabama banned all abortions but what does that mean for women across the US going forward?

Shoe giants urge Trump to end trade war

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:58pm
Nike and Adidas are among 170 firms who claim higher tariffs are 'catastrophic' for consumers.

Canada zoo owner charged with animal cruelty

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 4:14pm
Lions, tigers, zebras, bears, kangaroos and wolves are among the animals seized for relocation.

China's latest weapon in the trade war: Karaoke

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 2:46pm
A patriotic song by a retired official, about the ongoing China-US trade war, goes viral.

'Twin tornadoes' spotted in Oklahoma

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 2:18pm
Like giant lawnmowers, more than a dozen twisters hit Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas, including two at once.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentina ex-president, goes on trial

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 1:51pm
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has dismissed the allegations as a politically motivated "smokescreen".

Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:51pm
The UN envoy says that unless the flow of arms to Libya stops there could be a descent into chaos.

Iranian threats 'put on hold', says US defence chief

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 12:17pm
Acting US defence secretary says US actions have halted potential attacks, without giving details.

2019 Australia election: Liberal-National coalition secures majority

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:56am
The majority win for the incumbent government caps off an election which defied predictions.

Pakistani children worst affected in HIV outbreak

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:44am
More than 600 people, 75% them children, have been identified as HIV positive in less than a month.

Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says UN report

Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:08am
Voice assistants need to be gender-neutral argues a UN study.

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