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BBC News - World

Kirk Woodman: Canadian mine worker killed in Burkina Faso

Kirk Woodman was kidnapped on Tuesday by gunmen from a mine in the northern part of the country.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:55 pm

US government shutdown: Cardi B says country 'in a hell hole'

The rapper says federal workers going back to work without getting paid needs to be taken seriously.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:42 pm

Bogotá blast: Deadly car bomb rocks Colombia capital

A large explosion kills at least nine people outside a police academy in Bogotá.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 2:29 pm

Buddhist poker player donates $600,000 win to charity

Poker champ Scott Wellenbach has been called "the people's hero" for donating all his winnings.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 1:26 pm

Alexandre Benalla: Sacked Macron aide held over diplomatic passports

Former security aide Alexandre Benalla is in custody over his alleged use of diplomatic passports.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:24 pm

US Pentagon urges missile defence sensors in space

The Missile Defence Review recommends studying new systems to track and destroy incoming missiles.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 12:06 pm

Brexit: France activates no-deal plan

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe says a no-deal Brexit is now looking increasingly likely.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:46 am

Divers swim with one of biggest great white sharks off Hawaii

The shark, believed to be one known as Deep Blue, weighs 2.5 tonnes and is nearly 20ft long.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:40 am

Putin warns West on Balkans as Serbia provides lavish welcome

Russia's president arrives in Belgrade after accusing Western countries of "destabilising" the Balkans.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:38 am

Ram Rahim Singh: India guru jailed for life over journalist's murder

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in prison for raping followers, is found guilty of murdering a journalist.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 10:48 am

North Korea's Kim Yong-chol on way to Washington

North Korean negotiator Kim Yong-chol is on his way to the US ahead of another possible Trump-Kim summit.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 10:43 am

Kenya attack: Nine arrests over bloody DusitD2 hotel siege

At least 21 people were killed when al-Shabab militants stormed the luxury Nairobi hotel complex.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 10:18 am

Georgia man 'planned to fire anti-tank rocket at White House'

The 21-year-old also hoped to attack a synagogue and Washington monuments, says the FBI.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 9:52 am

Ahmed Hussein-Suale: Ghana journalist shot dead

Undercover journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale worked on several reports that were broadcast by the BBC.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 8:42 am

Explosives trigger controlled avalanches in Swiss Alps

Helicopters dropped explosives to prevent larger snowslides after heavy snowfall in the region.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 8:30 am

Cai Dongjia: China's 'godfather of crystal meth' executed

The ex-Communist Party chief protected drug makers in a notorious crystal meth village, reports say.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 8:10 am

Aiia Maasarwe: Israel student killed in Melbourne while on phone with sister

Australian police say the killing of Israeli university student Aiia Maasarwe was "random and opportunistic".

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 7:42 am

Zhao Ziyang: A reformer China's Communist Party wants to forget

Zhao Ziyang was a Chinese leader who opposed sending tanks into Tiananmen Square nearly 30 years ago.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 7:08 am

Lin-Manuel Miranda raps fan for filming Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda changed the lyrics during a performance to stop an audience member from filming.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 7:00 am

'Smartphone zombie' fine cheered on Chinese social media

Chinese social media users have welcomed the first fine issued to a so called 'smartphone zombie'

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 6:31 am

Indonesian woman mauled to death by 700kg crocodile

Deasy Tuwo, a 44-year-old scientist, was killed whilst trying to feed the 4.4m-long reptile.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 6:05 am

Kenya attack: Who are the Nairobi victims?

Victims of the siege at the hotel complex include a 9/11 survivor, a YouTuber and two inseparable friends.

Posted on 17 January 2019 | 6:03 am

A bit of meat, a lot of veg - the flexitarian diet to feed 10bn

And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:36 pm

The horsemen making a living on Lagos beach Nigeria

The young people who make a living from taking people for horse rides on Nigeria's beaches.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:31 pm

Former volunteer Ukrainian soldier challenges LGBT taboos

The LGBT community in Ukraine is often under attack but one volunteer soldier has now gone public about his sexuality.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:29 pm

Marie Kondo - does tidiness really equal a clean mind?

Marie Kondo has turned de-cluttering into an art form - but does it really work?

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:24 pm

Hermes: Where the luxury giant is an industry outsider

France's luxury retailer Hermes is trying to become a big player in Switzerland's exclusive watch industry.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:14 pm

Why are the Chinese buying fewer cars?

As both the government and households try to reduce their debt levels, car sales across China are declining.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 7:10 pm

US government shutdown: Six ways it could end

As both sides refuse to back down, here are the ways we might still see an end to the shutdown.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 6:19 pm

Vice-President Pence says IS defeated despite Syria attack

US Vice-President Mike Pence made the claim on the same day as an apparent suicide bombing in Manbij.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 6:12 pm

The 'perfect 10' gymnastics routine

US college gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's floor routine became a viral hit and has had more than 60 million views in four days.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 2:14 pm

Kenya attack: We'll catch Dusit plotters, says President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta vows to catch those behind the attack on Nairobi's Dusit hotel complex.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 12:41 pm

Russian post offices raise funds with beer

Russian post tempts customers with beer at the counter.

Posted on 16 January 2019 | 10:36 am

Russians fly orphan bear to new life

Russian volunteers have raised money to give an orphaned bear a new home.

Posted on 14 January 2019 | 12:15 pm

Taiwan man fined for sending cat in post

A man has been fined for violating animal protection laws, after he sent a cat in the post.

Posted on 11 January 2019 | 7:27 am