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Biden warns Russia against 'harmful activities' at start of first official trip

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 04:13:07 GMT - world

Mr Biden, making his first overseas trip as president, is seeking to bolster ties with US allies.

The Beast: How Biden's getting around on his first overseas trip

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:57:06 GMT - world

Planes, helicopters and armoured cars - how President Biden will travel on his first official trip.

China has created a 'dystopian hellscape' in Xinjiang, Amnesty report says

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:01:42 GMT - world

In a new report, Amnesty International says China is committing crimes against humanity in Xinjiang.

Emma Coronel Aispuro: Wife of El Chapo pleads guilty to drugs charge

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 14:53:26 GMT - world

Emma Coronel Aispuro is accused of helping her kingpin husband run a drug smuggling cartel.

Macron slap: Four months for man who attacked French president

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:24:05 GMT - world

The medieval combat enthusiast admitted hitting the French president, saying it was a moment of impulse.

Pope rejects German cardinal's offer to quit over abuse failures

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 12:04:43 GMT - world

Cardinal Reinhard Marx had offered to resign over the mishandling of the Catholic abuse crisis.

Palestinian security officers killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 08:31:03 GMT - world

A firefight erupted after Israeli special forces went to Jenin to arrest suspected militants.

Italian woman wakes up after 10 months in coma

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 11:15:07 GMT - world

Cristina Rosi, 37, was seven months pregnant when she suffered a heart attack in July last year.

Dutch find Czech crew remains at WW2 RAF bomber crash site

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 15:14:48 GMT - world

Five Czech airmen died when their RAF Wellington bomber was shot down over the Netherlands.

McDonald's BTS meals: Indonesia branches forced to shut due to high orders

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:45:01 GMT - world

Dozens of branches in Indonesia close their doors after being overwhelmed with orders.

Meat giant JBS pays $11m in ransom to resolve cyber-attack

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 05:21:03 GMT - world

Hackers disrupted operations in several markets at the world's largest meat processing company.

'Miraculous' mosquito hack cuts dengue by 77%

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:07:32 GMT - world

Infecting the mosquitoes with a different bug slams the brakes on dengue fever, trial finds.

AI shows Bollywood obsession with fair skin and sons

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:46:56 GMT - world

A new study of film dialogues looks at Bollywood's social biases and how they have changed over 70 years.

Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard: Film sequel slated by critics

Posted on Thu, 10 Jun 2021 10:46:51 GMT - world

The movie sequel sees Samuel L Jackson, Salma Hayek and Ryan Reynolds reprise their roles.

Why it is no longer cool to be a crazy rich Asian in China

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:41:59 GMT - world

Netizens are outraged by the sky-high incomes of some people in China amid a gaping wealth gap.

Keeping Up With the Kardashians - eight ways it made an impact

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:35:58 GMT - world

As the series ends, we look at how the Kardashians became an office cooler conversation.

Sacred objects: From police evidence to museum pieces

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:29:57 GMT - world

Sacred objects seized from practitioners of Afro-Brazilian religions are being returned after decades.

The dilemma of rebuilding Gaza without rearming Hamas

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:43:04 GMT - world

Donors are grappling with the challenge of helping Gaza without benefitting its militant rulers.

Kenyan avocado farm faces more claims of abuse

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:53:20 GMT - world

As the company tries to win back the UK business it lost, more alleged victims have come forward.

'I can speak freely and use swear words as I see fit'

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:12:54 GMT - world

The rise of email "newsletter" providers that allow writers to directly connect with readers.

Covid in India: The mother and son feeding Mumbai's poor

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:01:47 GMT - world

Harsh Mandavia and his mother have provided more than 25,000 meals to people hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

G7: What it's all about in 60 seconds

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:01:53 GMT - world

Jon Kay tells us what is happening ahead of this weekend's G7 summit in just one minute.

'We play for the living and the dead'

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 23:15:20 GMT - world

The New York Philharmonic is back, playing to a live - and not-so-live - audience.

Free Hugs: Does Covid mean the end of hugging strangers?

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:00:02 GMT - world

For years, people have stood on streets holding ‘FREE HUGS’ signs but has Covid ended the movement?

Sweet dreams! Wandering elephants take a snooze

Posted on Wed, 09 Jun 2021 13:07:46 GMT - world

A herd of 15 elephants on the move is China has been spotted having a nap in a forest.

Why Covid has made it harder for young women to get jobs

Posted on Tue, 08 Jun 2021 23:00:29 GMT - world

More than 600 million people aged 15-24 are thought to be unemployed, with women most affected.

Belarus journalist Roman Protasevich's colleagues fear for their lives

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 11:57:08 GMT - world

Associates of detained dissident journalist Roman Protasevich say they are receiving death threats.

Italy cable car fall: Three arrested over fatal accident

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:27:21 GMT - world

Investigators say an emergency brake system had been disabled before the crash, which killed 14.

From protests to 'patriots': Why China is crushing Hong Kong dissent

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 23:01:07 GMT - world

After clamping down on protests it has reformed elections - what does this mean for Hong Kong's future?

Shell: Netherlands court orders oil giant to cut emissions

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 14:48:42 GMT - world

Campaigners say it is the first time a company has been legally bound by the Paris climate accord.

'Doomsday' couple Lori Vallow and Chad Daybell charged with murder

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:00:03 GMT - world

The couple had espoused apocalyptic religious beliefs and were already facing other charges.

Syria holds presidential election dismissed as farce by opposition

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:18:30 GMT - world

Bashar al-Assad is seen as certain to win an election rejected as a farce by the opposition.

Teotihuacán: Alarm over construction near ancient site

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:05:41 GMT - world

Bulldozers have razed areas near the pre-Hispanic ruins at Teotihuacán, a World Heritage Site.

France puzzled by mystery anti-Pfizer campaign offer

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 01:33:34 GMT - world

French social media influencers say they have been offered money to discredit the anti-Covid vaccine.

Jacob Zuma: South Africa's ex-president pleads not guilty for multi-billion dollar arms deal

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 12:58:16 GMT - world

South Africa's former president is accused of corruption over a contract worth $5bn.

AI emotion-detection software tested on Uyghurs

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 23:40:00 GMT - world

A software engineer tells BBC's Panorama about installing the system in police stations in Xinjiang.

Cyclone Yaas: Severe storm makes landfall on India coast

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:17:11 GMT - world

It comes as India is already struggling to deal with a second deadly wave of Covid-19 infections.

Galápagos tortoise found alive is from species thought extinct

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 11:01:01 GMT - world

Tests carried out on a giant tortoise found in 2019 confirm it belongs to a species believed extinct.

Fear and violence in the jails of Belarus

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 13:39:17 GMT - world

Hundreds of people described as "political prisoners" are held, including journalists and protesters.

Belarus plane arrest - is it a first?

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 23:24:55 GMT - world

We take a look back at previous incidents where planes may have been intercepted and forced to land.

Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah: The land dispute in the eye of a storm

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 23:22:21 GMT - world

Moves to evict Palestinians in a Jerusalem district helped ignite the recent Israel-Gaza conflict.

Letter from Africa: Why Queen of England has a throne in Nigeria

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 23:23:50 GMT - world

A myth among the Efik people is that one of their 19th Century kings married Queen Victoria.

Tasmanian devils born on Australian mainland after 3,000 years

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 19:48:26 GMT - world

Conservationists introduced the species back into a sanctuary north of Sydney in late 2020.

'I thought I was too old to be on TikTok'

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 00:50:24 GMT - world

Spencer West has garnered legions of fans sharing his perspective as a disability advocate.

Sri Lanka navy rescue crew following chemical fire on cargo ship

Posted on Tue, 25 May 2021 12:56:07 GMT - world

All 23 members of the Singaporean X-Press Pearl's crew were evacuated.

Mouse plague deals fresh blow to Australian farmers

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 23:00:15 GMT - world

After drought, fires and floods, Australia is now in the grip of a devastating mouse plague.

Belarus government accused of hijacking plane to arrest journalist

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 13:32:46 GMT - world

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary said it appears there were KGB security agents on the flight.

Belarus journalist's father: We're afraid Roman will be tortured

Posted on Mon, 24 May 2021 16:48:38 GMT - world

The father of Roman Protasevich fears for his son after he was seized from a plane by Belarus.

Israel crush: Dozens killed at Lag B'Omer religious festival

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:57:50 GMT - world

At least 150 are also injured at an event near Mount Meron that attracted tens of thousands.

Israel crush: Witnesses tell of people 'thrown up in the air'

Posted on Fri, 30 Apr 2021 08:45:50 GMT - world

Those at the Lag B'Omer festival, where dozens died, say they were "swept along" by the crowd.

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