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Brexit: UK offer on EU citizens a good start, says Merkel
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:03:12 GMT - The German chancellor cautiously welcomes a plan for EU citizens living in the UK post-Brexit.

Choi Soon-sil: South Korean ex-president's friend jailed
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:41:24 GMT - Choi Soon-sil has been sentenced to three years in prison over a case which brought down the president.

United States suspends all Brazilian meat imports
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:49:38 GMT - The US Department of Agriculture says it has recurring concerns about the safety of Brazilian meat.

North Korea tests new missile engine, US officials say
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:47:27 GMT - It is thought to be part of efforts towards building a missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

US man 'gave top-secret information' to Chinese agent
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:37:56 GMT - Former US diplomatic officer Kevin Mallory could face life in prison under the Espionage Act.

Glastonbury 2017: Johnny Depp hints at Trump 'assassination'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:45:09 GMT - "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?" the star asks fans at Glastonbury.

Trump: I did not record ex-FBI chief James Comey
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:02:48 GMT - President Trump had earlier hinted he had secretly taped a sensitive conversation with James Comey.

Mexican president denies spying on journalists, lawyers and activists
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:22:08 GMT - Enrique Peña Nieto says his government did not use spyware against journalists, lawyers and activists.

Two Bali jail fugitives captured in East Timor
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 02:12:36 GMT - East Timor police capture two foreigners who escaped from Bali's Kerobokan Prison by using a tunnel.

Michigan airport suspect tried to buy a gun, says FBI
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:06:45 GMT - Authorities say the investigation is ongoing in both Canada and the United States.

Chagos legal status sent to international court by UN
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:50:59 GMT - The UK says a dispute over the islands with Mauritius is "clearly a matter" for the two countries.

Danger map reveals health threat zone
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 01:24:54 GMT - South America could be home to the next major threat to the world's health, researchers say.

Philando Castile: Girl, 4, calms mother in police car
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:19:37 GMT - New footage shows girl, four, trying to calm her mother after the shooting of Philando Castile.

Syria crisis: Inside Islamic State's 'capital' Raqqa
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 21:01:24 GMT - The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from the front line of the fight against IS in Syria.

Trump injects reality TV suspense into 'Comey tapes' saga
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:45:54 GMT - President Donald Trump created all the suspense of a reality TV show in playing out a saga over non-existent Comey tapes, says the BBC's Jon Sopel.

Indian teen celebrates as Nasa sends satellite to space
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:59:33 GMT - The tiny satellite was designed by Rifath Sharrook, 18, and manufactured using a 3-D printer.

North America prepares for August solar eclipse
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:00:29 GMT - Nasa scientists are very excited about the eclipse happening in the United States later this summer.

Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:29:18 GMT - Blast in Iraq destroys Great Mosque of al-Nuri according to Iraqi forces

Kenya 'colour run' to boost unity ahead of elections
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:49:09 GMT - A riot of colours as Kenyans run to defy divisions ahead of August polls.

Economist sparks Siri sexism row
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:38:24 GMT - He apologises for causing any offence after saying he finds a male voice more trustworthy on Siri.

Pesto excluded from liquid ban by Italian airport
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:30:14 GMT - Genoa airport in northern Italy now allows pesto in hand luggage in exchange for a charity donation.

Russians build three-car fidget spinner
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:11:29 GMT - Motor enthusiasts attempt a motorised version of the cult toy, and very nearly succeed.

Britons held in Finland after going to Russia for beer
Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:45:58 GMT - Orienteering team can't resist the lure of cheap beer over the Finland-Russia border.

Parents in the dog house after 'Scooby Snacks' mix-up
Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:38:05 GMT - Dozens of horrified New Zealand parents accidentally feed their children treats meant for dogs.

Anna's story
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:43:15 GMT - How the suicide of a young Chinese woman working in prostitution inspired a film on hidden lives of London.

Burying the truth
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:37:30 GMT - The secret of how a healthy young American ended up in a coma in a North Korean jail may have gone with him to the grave.

'Brothers, not strangers'
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:24:41 GMT - How a 61-year-old farmer embodies Uganda's welcoming attitude to South Sudanese refugees.

Life savers
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:07:58 GMT - A key part of reducing the number of Ebola deaths was ensuring safe burials, research says.

'My feet can't stop'
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:48:38 GMT - The story of performers who are saving a traditional theatre art form in the age of smart-phones.

Last Update at: Thu Jun 22 22:16:14 PDT 2017