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Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol
Sun, 14 May 2017 13:57:13 GMT - The EU police chief warns that more people could find themselves affected on Monday morning.

Ivory Coast: Army launches operation 'to restore order' after mutiny
Sun, 14 May 2017 21:06:31 GMT - Troops are on their way to Bouaké, reports say, as mutinous soldiers continue to stand their ground.

North Korea missile test 'due to Kim Jong-un paranoia'
Sun, 14 May 2017 15:06:18 GMT - The US will continue to "tighten the screws" on North Korea, the US ambassador to the UN says.

Angela Merkel's CDU 'seizes key state from rivals'
Sun, 14 May 2017 18:40:22 GMT - Chancellor Merkel's CDU beats the SPD in elections in Germany's most populous state, exit polls say.

Emmanuel Macron inauguration: French president vows new start
Sun, 14 May 2017 21:13:13 GMT - The victor in last week's vote says the world needs France more than ever, as he is inaugurated.

Singapore LGBT rally says 'no choice' but to bar outsiders
Sun, 14 May 2017 19:47:53 GMT - Organisers of the Pink Dot event say all non-permanent residents will be barred due to new rules.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in call to help working mothers
Sun, 14 May 2017 19:24:19 GMT - Sheryl Sandberg calls for a rise in the minimum wage and affordable childcare on US Mother's Day.

Julian Assange: Ecuador 'concerned' over lack of progress
Sun, 14 May 2017 14:13:25 GMT - Ecuador says Sweden's chief prosecutor has failed to complete the Wikileaks founder's case.

Moscow protests over demolition of Soviet-era homes
Sun, 14 May 2017 15:23:11 GMT - Residents fear the plan, backed by the Russian president, will forcibly move them to other areas.

Austria could see election 'in autumn' after coalition ends
Sun, 14 May 2017 18:21:03 GMT - A new election will give Austria's far-right Freedom Party another chance at national government.

Nicaragua: Dozens of shops lost to blaze at traditional market
Sun, 14 May 2017 21:27:08 GMT - It took firefighters four hours to control the fire at the Mercado Oriental in the capital, Managua.

Eurovision Song Contest: Portugal winner 'didn't understand votes'
Sun, 14 May 2017 12:55:12 GMT - 'I think that you have to be a mathematician or something to know what's going on.'

Macron sworn in as French president
Sun, 14 May 2017 11:11:30 GMT - Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore France's global standing, as he was officially inaugurated as the country's youngest president.

Yodelling and a gorilla: Eurovision highlights
Sun, 14 May 2017 00:36:08 GMT - Highlights from this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Putin plays piano ahead of Xi talks
Sun, 14 May 2017 14:39:42 GMT - Russia's state TV said the president played Soviet-era songs before meeting the Chinese leader.

Mummies in ancient Egypt burial site
Sat, 13 May 2017 16:36:13 GMT - As many as 32 mummies may be in the chamber, according to Professor Salah Al-Kholi, of Cairo University.

The Turkish teachers who are on hunger strike
Sat, 13 May 2017 13:03:05 GMT - Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca have been on hunger strike for the last two months to protest against their dismissal by the government.

Washington DC's urban dirt bikers fight stereotypes
Sat, 13 May 2017 23:32:42 GMT - Is riding a dirt bike down a city street a harmless form of relaxation or a neighbourly nuisance?

Pope Francis makes saints of Portuguese shepherd children
Sat, 13 May 2017 11:30:25 GMT - Hundreds of thousands cheer and applaud as Pope Francis canonises two children on a visit to Portugal.

Paris Jackson explains nude Instagram posts
Sat, 13 May 2017 21:43:34 GMT - Michael Jackson's daughter says "part of feminism is being able to express yourself in your own way".

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brings his toddler to work
Sat, 13 May 2017 12:21:13 GMT - Canada's leader and the internet's favourite politician strikes publicity gold... again.

Saudi authorities nix romance in the staff room
Fri, 12 May 2017 13:59:25 GMT - One husband's lavish attempt to placate an angry wife gets a stern response when he stages it in her staffroom.

Maori haka and language may keep dementia at bay
Thu, 11 May 2017 10:57:11 GMT - Researchers have found fewer incidents of dementia in Maoris aged 80 to 90 than they expected.

India's 'cow vigilantes' hotel in the clear
Wed, 10 May 2017 12:34:06 GMT - Establishment unable to open despite allegations of a "beef party" being found to be untrue.

Death in Caracas
Sun, 14 May 2017 00:21:05 GMT - The parents of Juan Pablo Pernalete speak of his death during Venezuela's protest-related violence.

'Game over'
Sun, 14 May 2017 00:18:12 GMT - Comedian Lou Conran talks about her experience of having to give birth to her daughter, Emma, at just over 20 weeks following a scan that indicated her baby wouldn't survive.

Your pictures
Thu, 11 May 2017 09:27:44 GMT - Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, it is "Broken down".

Silk, velvet and gold
Sat, 13 May 2017 23:35:50 GMT - Rajasthan's Royal Red Tent is as tall as a double-decker bus - and it's getting its first proper clean in three centuries.

No sweat
Sun, 14 May 2017 00:30:10 GMT - The modern office is mixing work and play in a bid to attract staff and improve productivity.

You're how old?
Sun, 14 May 2017 00:32:40 GMT - In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on why in Ghana a person's age is not etched in stone.

Who is this woman?
Fri, 12 May 2017 23:59:53 GMT - How a Nordic mystery death led to a trail of coded messages, disguises, and fake identities.

Dying wish
Sat, 13 May 2017 14:15:22 GMT - How a skin cancer sufferer and his son embarked on a poignant campaign from their Sydney home.

Last Update at: Sun May 14 14:36:12 PDT 2017