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North Korea: US diplomacy is gaining results, says Mattis
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:56:58 GMT - The US defence secretary says war would be "catastrophic" and diplomacy is still the US focus.

Venezuela's Maduro wants 'personal conversation' with Trump
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:13:05 GMT - Nicolás Maduro says he wants a "personal conversation" with the US president in New York next month.

WeChat, Weibo and Baidu under investigation
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:53:02 GMT - The authorities allege Weibo, WeChat and Baidu Tieba are being used for terrorism and rumours.

Kenya election 2017: Odinga supporters warned over claims
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:36:25 GMT - The electoral commission says claims of a victory for Raila Odinga could be deemed illegal.

Deadly coach crash in Chinese road tunnel
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:47:38 GMT - The crash killed at least 36 people in the province of Shaanxi, state media say.

Migrant crisis: Spain could overtake Greece in sea arrivals
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:06:59 GMT - The number of arrivals has tripled compared to the same period last year, a Un agency says.

CNN cuts ties with Jeffrey Lord over 'Sieg Heil' jibe
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:45:04 GMT - Conservative pundit Jeffrey Lord had tweeted "Sieg Heil" at a prominent liberal critic.

Egg scandal: 20 tonnes sold in Denmark, food agency says
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:52:50 GMT - Twenty tonnes of insecticide-tainted eggs were sold in Denmark, its food safety authority says.

Norovirus outbreak hits cruise ship passengers
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 02:46:43 GMT - At least 91 passengers suffered norovirus on the Sun Princess, Australian authorities say.

Trump thanks Putin for ordering US diplomatic staff be cut
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:17:49 GMT - The US president said he wanted to thank his Russian counterpart for reducing US payroll costs.

Al-Qaeda hostages McGown and Gustafsson talk of time in Sahara
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:55:55 GMT - Stephen McGown and Johan Gustafsson were captured in Mali in November 2011, and released this year.

Cuba: Canadian diplomat struck by headaches and hearing loss
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 20:27:00 GMT - US diplomats also reported strange symptoms, sparking fears a sonic weapon may have been used.

Who's in Trump's good books? And who isn't?
Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:05:45 GMT - President Trump held two press conferences on Thursday and gave his opinion on a number of people.

A failed peach harvest devastates the US South
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:35:49 GMT - The fruit harvest has been decimated by a mild winter and a late freeze - with devastating consequences.

Trump's wall: On patrol in the border's deadliest town
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:24:42 GMT - Mexican cartels have turned Reynosa into the most dangerous town along the US-Mexico frontier.

Boat full of migrants lands on southern Spanish beach
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:29:47 GMT - Beachgoers in southern Spain look on as the boat's passengers scramble to reach the shore.

South African hostage Stephen McGown describes release
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:41:24 GMT - South African Stephen McGown describes the moment he was released by al-Qaeda after six years.

Near miss at Poland rail crossing
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 21:07:24 GMT - A train narrowly misses slamming into a packed car which had broken through a barrier.

Guam beachgoers unfazed by North Korea threats, for now
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 12:59:02 GMT - The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes in Guam, as North Korea threatens to fire missiles near the island.

Wandering shaman 'mistaken' for Bigfoot in North Carolina
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:33:11 GMT - But bigfoot hunters say the creature they saw was 8ft and "moved with speed unmatched by any human".

Italy restaurant expels mayor for wearing shorts
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:25:21 GMT - The mayor of Viareggio beach resort says nobody had told him about the dress code.

Hong Kong politician raises air-con rule for housekeepers
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:15:46 GMT - A Hong Kong counsellor says there should be rules for maids using air-con.

North Korea TV hides anti-US message in kids' cartoon
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:08:45 GMT - Children's cartoon on North Korean state television seems to come with an anti-America message.

Ukrainian man survives three days at sea on inflatable
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:20:21 GMT - A Ukrainian man has been rescued after spending three days at sea on an inflatable trampoline.

Doomed romance
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 22:17:05 GMT - How partition separated Ismat and Jeetu, a Muslim and a Hindu who fell in love in Kashmir.

McAlpine village?
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:17:29 GMT - Legend has it that a group of Scots settled in the Italian Alps in 1525 and never left. Could it possibly be true?

'Package for outrage'
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:46:04 GMT - How a seven-word Facebook post set off months of controversy and intense discussion in Australia.

Last Update at: Thu Aug 10 22:18:12 PDT 2017