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US comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies aged 84

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:37am
The family of Dick Gregory, who satirised racism with his stand-up, announce his death aged 84.

How to watch a total solar eclipse

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:38pm
Ahead of Monday's eclipse in the US, here are four tips from the Faroe Islands, which experienced one in 2015.

IS conflict: Iraq launches ground offensive in Tal Afar

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 9:09pm
Tal Afar, the last major city held by IS in Iraq, has been a target since the fall of Mosul in July.

Lebanese army recaptures third of IS stronghold of Ras Baalbek

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:28pm
A third of the north-eastern region of Ras Baalbek is recaptured in offensive launched on Saturday.

Brutal nightshift

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:24pm
Raffy Lerma is a photo-journalist documenting the nightly killings in the Philippines' government's war on drugs.

Mum v Dad

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:49pm
A Spanish woman disappears with her children as a judge threatens her with jail in a custody row.

The migrants making a clean sweep in Rome

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11pm
Two Nigerian men are paying their way in the city by volunteering to clean up the streets.

Usakos, a community scarred by apartheid

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:11pm
A new exhibition of photographs shows how apartheid changed this small Namibian town.

Erdogan critic Dogan Akhanli arrested in Spain

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:47pm
Germany accuses Turkey of intimidation after the detention of German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli.

India train crash in Uttar Pradesh leaves 23 dead

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 4:06pm
Several carriages jumped the rails in Uttar Pradesh, leaving at least 23 dead and dozens injured.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns from UK

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:46pm
The Nigerian leader spent three months in the UK seeking treatment for an unspecified illness.

Barcelona attack: Government says terror cell dismantled

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:35pm
The regional Catalan government disagrees as the hunt continues for Younes Abouyaaqoub.

Barcelona attack: What is the mood?

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:01am
The BBC witnesses defiance and grief, but also anger and panic after a van attack killed 14 people.

Sierra Leone: Rescue workers search for mudslide bodies

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:10am
On the outskirts of Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, rescue workers are looking for victims's bodies in the debris of their homes.

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid 'distraction'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:01am
The couple will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors to avoid political distraction, officials say.

Grace Mugabe fails to appear at leaders summit in SA

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 9:31am
Police want to interview Mrs Mugabe about an alleged assault at a hotel in Johannesburg.

South Africa minister Mduduzi Manana resigns over assault claim

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:45am
Deputy Education Minister Mduduzi Manana is accused of assaulting a woman in a nightclub.

Barcelona attack: CCTV shows van on Las Ramblas

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:41am
Footage has emerged of the van attack on Las Ramblas which left 13 people dead.

Ruth Pfau: State funeral for Pakistan's 'Mother Teresa'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 7:30am
Ruth Pfau dedicated her life to treating tens of thousands of leprosy patients across Pakistan.

Russia knife attacker wounds eight

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 5:58am
The man stabs people apparently at random in the city of Surgut before being killed by police.


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