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France elections: Le Pen steps aside as National Front leader
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:42:43 GMT
Marine Le Pen says she will be above "partisan considerations" as she seeks the French presidency.

North Korea nuclear: White House calls Senate to briefing
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:31:50 GMT
The unusual move comes amid rising tension over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

Arkansas prepares for first US double execution in 17 years
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:29:42 GMT
Lawyers for Jack Jones and Marcel Williams are seeking stays on grounds of poor health.

US imposes 'sweeping' Syria sanctions over 'chemical' attack
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:33:05 GMT
Washington says its "sweeping" sanctions target 271 employees of Syria's state scientific agency.

New Orleans removes first of four Confederate statues
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:42:43 GMT
Wearing bullet-proof gear, contractors removed the statue under the watch of armed snipers.

Article 308: Jordan to scrap marriage loophole for rapists
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:25:09 GMT
Rapists could avoid jail if they married their victim, and stayed together for at least three years.

Afghan defence chiefs resign over deadly Taliban attack
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:57:37 GMT
It follows Friday's killings, the Taliban's deadliest assault on Afghan forces since 2001.

US-Israeli man, 18, in court over threats against Jewish centres
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:08:25 GMT
Prosecutors say Michael Kadar made hoax calls to airlines, hospitals and Jewish schools worldwide.

Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:47:57 GMT
The son of a wealthy family says a laughing axe-wielding intruder killed his parents and brother.

Ontario to trial giving poor a basic income
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:20:36 GMT
The move to pay C$16,989 ($12,600) to individuals in a pilot scheme echoes a trial study in Finland.

Germany's 'Love Parade' organisers to face trial over stampede deaths
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:28:07 GMT
A stampede in a tunnel at a German music festival in 2010 led to 21 deaths.

India Maoist rebels kill 24 CRPF policemen in Chhattisgarh
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:51:31 GMT
The police were guarding road workers in Chhattisgarh when they came under attack themselves.

Trump calls record-breaking astronaut Peggy Whitson
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:13:57 GMT
'Better you than me,' jokes US president as astronaut Peggy Whitson reveals drinking recycled urine.

The land that used to belong to so-called Islamic State
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:23:10 GMT
BBC gets rare access to north western Syria where so-called IS have been defeated.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg on grief: 'It does get better'
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:38:12 GMT
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg speaks movingly about her grief after the death of her husband.

Obama at Chicago youth event: 'I'm old'
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:40:51 GMT
A relaxed-looking Barack Obama soon felt his age at his first public event since leaving the White House.

French election: Voters take yellow chair challenge
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:44:09 GMT
Sit down and tell us where you stand on the election.

US girl, 4, survives fall from bus
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:39:00 GMT
She escaped with a broken jaw after the incident in Arkansas.

Afghan attack: 'The walls are pocked with gunshot fire'
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:43:03 GMT
At the scene of Friday's attack in Mazar-e Sharif, in which scores of Afghan soldiers were killed.

Munch inspired by 'screaming clouds'
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:37:14 GMT
A new theory may explain the background to one of the most famous works of art ever produced.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks US record
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:00:49 GMT
Space station commander Peggy Whitson has now spent more time than any other US astronaut in space.

Man lived above Japanese toilet for three years
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:17:56 GMT
Unemployed Japanese man arrested for trespassing after his loft accommodation is discovered.

Political party helps Georgians dodge the draft
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 11:14:53 GMT
Group sets up a religious order to exploit a loophole in the law.

New Zealand earthquake gives unexpected benefit
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:31:46 GMT
Raised coastline could end the threat of sea erosion for the time being.

Missing million
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:01:31 GMT
Researchers have so far named nearly five million victims, but now they are in a race against time.

Here we go again
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:58:37 GMT
The US is days away from a potential government shutdown. It's happened before. What is going on?

100 days, 100 voters
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:52:16 GMT
We asked 100 Americans what they think about President Trump's first 100 days.

Voodoo rebels
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:10:50 GMT
Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.

Geeks vs government
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:23 GMT
The technology which underpins the internet's security has always been disputed.

'You're hired Happy'
Sun, 23 Apr 2017 23:03:35 GMT
A profile of John Timpson, the boss of family-owned shoe repair firm Timpson, which has a very unusual recruitment policy.

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