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'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
A beauty myth
Writer Eris Choo describes growing up dark-skinned in Malaysia among "candle princesses".
Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack
The US president's son hits out at Sadiq Khan for comments made last year about terror preparedness.
Safe to drink?
A recent court case in Nigeria highlights concerns that locally made drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption.
Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years
The Sewol sank on 16 April 2014 killing 304 people, almost all school children on a trip.
'She saved my life'
The story of Ana, a victim of domestic violence, and how an organisation of women bodyguards came to her help.
Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations
The dump is used to supply the military in the east and officials say the blasts were sabotage.
The politics behind Spain's decision to extradite more than 200 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China.
A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online.
Venezuela shocked as children arrested for soldiers' killings
Police say two soldiers were attacked and killed by a gang of children, some as young as six.
Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election
The president says he feels "somewhat" vindicated over his allegations of wiretapping.
Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'
An IT expert appears in court charged with stealing $39m from Kenya's national tax authority.
Will Trump seal the healthcare deal?
Republicans are hoping to get their Obamacare replacement bill through the House. But do they have the votes?
Senegal's Touba TV blames 'satanic trick' for porn gaffe
A religious TV channel in Senegal blames an unidentified saboteur after it broadcast a porn film.
Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem's 'racist' remarks
The head of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, faces calls to resign in Portugal and Spain.
Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoilova from contest
The European Broadcasting Union, which founded Eurovision, says it is "deeply disappointed".
'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live
At one point 40 people watched the broadcast but nobody reported it to police.
Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive
Agriculture ministry hopes the initiative will stop people buying fatty imported meat.
Brussels attacks: Silent tribute and tears at airport
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium lead a minute's silence at Zaventem airport in Brussels.
London attack: World leaders show solidarity
France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament.
Mexican teen's family gets $1m over death in US custody
He was told by US border officers to drink a liquid he was carrying; it was liquid methamphetamine.
Germany to quash 50,000 gay convictions
The German cabinet says homosexuals handed post-war sentences under a Nazi-era law should be cleared.
A Spanish village whose residents were at odds over a planned waste dump have overcome their differences with an art project that transformed it into an open-air gallery.
Find out what's buzzing in the social media world today.
Ex-Colorado Republican chairman in court for voter fraud
Steven Curtis allegedly posted his ex-wife's absentee ballot for last year's presidential election.
Pakistan reinstates secret military courts despite criticism
They were first set up after a bloody attack on a military-run school that killed 134 children.
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
North Korea video imagines US forces' destruction
The video comes amid a flurry of rocket engine tests and missile launches in North Korea.
IS conflict: US forces support new assault near Raqqa stronghold
The US secretary of state says it is "only a matter of time" before the IS leader is dead.
Trouble on the ranch
America's rural heavily supported Donald Trump in the election, but now some are starting to worry his trade plans could hurt their business.
Puerto Rico baseball fans go blond to back team
What began as a joke is now spreading across the island, ahead of the World Baseball Classic final.
Two German-born terror suspects to be deported
The men of Algerian and Nigerian descent were detained on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
North Korea hunger: Two in five undernourished, says UN
More than 70% of the country's population relies on food aid, the United Nations says.
In our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.
Shamrock and soca
Gemma Handy speaks to Montserratians about their Irish roots and why they celebrate St Patrick's Day.
Home no more
Germany is tightening up rules on expelling home-born foreign-national terror suspects
Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort 'offered to help Putin'
Ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort reportedly worked for Russian oligarch to assist President Putin.
Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at 'Jesus's tomb' in Jerusalem
Renovation work at the church where it is said that Jesus was buried leads to an historic find.
What was behind the blockade of a hugely popular Buddhist temple outside Bangkok?
North Korea missile launch fails
The US military said it detected a failed North Korean launch, which exploded within seconds.
Uganda manhunt for police who shot dead girl of three
Police say the incident is "highly regrettable" and launch a manhunt for four officers.
China bus company pays drivers in small change
The company says it was less trouble than going to the bank.
Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked
Belgium's king leads a minute's silence for victims of the airport and underground station attacks.
Best friends become first to co-parents in Canada
Two best friends make legal history in Canada by becoming the first to co-parent.
Maryland high school rape case sparks immigration row
The rape, which was allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants, has led to community outrage.
Brussels attack survivor walking one year on
The photo of Sebastien Bellin was one of the iconic images of the Brussels Airport bomb a year ago.
How many countries?
We track a single item of clothing to see just where it goes before it ends up in the shop.
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.
Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat'
The aircraft ban on electronic devices was prompted by an Islamic State group threat, says US media.
Snake found on a plane. Yes, really... snake on a plane
It was left on a commuter flight after a passenger had left the animal, which was listed as a pet, in the cabin on a previous flight.
Children dead in China school toilet stampede
The crush at toilet break time has killed two and left 20 injured, reports say.
Stolen Van Goghs back on display after years in criminal underworld
The paintings were stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 but were found in an Italian mafia house last year.
French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row
Bruno Le Roux gave parliamentary work to his daughters when they were teenagers.
Magnitsky lawyer injured after 'falling' from building near Moscow
Nikolai Gorokhov represents the interests of the family of the lawyer whose death caused a crisis.
Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU'
The promise came as a senior German politician said Mr Erdogan was no longer welcome in Berlin.
Russian politician Alexei Navalny hit with green liquid
Footage appears to show Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being attacked with a green liquid.
US TV host Tomi Lahren 'suspended over pro-choice comments'
Tomi Lahren told the government to "stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well".
Tour de vote
Emma-Jane Kirby tests the mood of voters in the run-up to France's presidential election.
Shoals of goldfish starving out rivals in Munich
The former pets are being released by their owners in Munich's ponds and lakes, the council says.
Brazil meat scandal: Hong Kong joins import ban
Brazilian police have accused top meat producers of selling unsafe produce and bribing inspectors.
Thailand coin-eating sea turtle 'Piggy Bank' dies
The sea turtle developed blood poisoning after serious intestinal problems following surgery.
The ban on devices, from tablets up, on some flights has sent a shiver down every parent's back.
Supreme Court pick Gorsuch would have 'no difficulty' ruling against Trump
Neil Gorsuch would have "walked out" if Trump had asked him to overturn the Roe v Wade abortion ruling.
Drunk pilot faces prison sentence after pleading guilty
A pilot found drunk in the cockpit of a Canadian airliner on New Year's Eve faces a year in prison.
Italian football's first woman to manage a male team.
Patrizia Panico will make history when she manages the Italian male under-16 national team.
Israel: Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine 'killed by own men'
Israel's military says intelligence suggests Mustafa Badreddine was killed by his own men.
Fiat Chrysler diesel emissions investigated in France
A French prosecuting magistrate opens an investigation into claims that the carmaker broke emissions tests.
Risky operation removes parasitic twin from baby
Baby Dominique is recovering in the US after an operation to separate her from her parasitic twin.
Why a Czech zoo is dehorning its white rhinos
Dvur Kralove Zoo in the Czech Republic, has taken the decision to remove the horns from its white rhinos for their safety.
Spider venom may offer stroke therapy
Protein extracted from funnel webs may help minimise the effects of brain damage after a stroke.
Beauty and the Beast: Malaysia 'to show uncut version'
Censors appear to have backed down over a scene which features Disney's first gay character.
Syria conflict: Rebels launch fresh Damascus assault
State media deny that rebels have retaken ground in the Jobar district they lost over the weekend.
Guatemala police rescue hostages from rioting youth jail inmates
Police regain control of the jail, but one of the guards rescued has died and two others are injured.
Friend of US church gunman jailed
Joey Meek received more than two years in prison for lying to the FBI and hampering an investigation.
A look back at the life of Martin McGuinness
Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister, has died aged 66.
President Trump's daughter Ivanka to get White House office
But she will not have an official title or salary when she works in the White House West Wing.
Thailand's blind children's orchestra
The kids who crowdfunded their own orchestra and hold concerts at an elephant sanctuary.
Saving Syria's heritage: Archaeologists discover invisible solution
Archaeologists begin work on an innovative solution which enables them to trace precious artefacts.
Queensland abolishes 'gay panic' as criminal defence for murder
It had allowed defendants in murder cases to claim provocation due to an unwanted sexual advance.
Baby separated from parasitic twin in risky operation
Surgeons explain the challenges of the complex operation to separate Dominique from her parasitic twin.
No cardboard cut-outs of Trudeau, Canada diplomats told
Canada's diplomatic missions told to stop using cut-outs of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at events.
Brazil activist shot dead by gunmen while recovering in hospital
The prominent land rights campaigner in Brazil was being treated for a previous assassination attempt.
Trump's ex aide Paul Manafort 'hid' $750,000 payment
Paul Manafort's spokesman denies the allegation by a Ukrainian lawmaker as "baseless".
Narges Kalbasi Ashtari is barred from leaving India amid a court battle over the death of a child.
Duterte backtracks on gay marriage in Philippines
While campaigning for the presidency, Mr Duterte had said he would consider legalising gay marriage.
Ousted S Korean President Park Geun-hye to be questioned
The former president could face criminal charges over a corruption scandal that has divided the nation.
Merkel tells Turkey's Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts
The German Chancellor says "all necessary measures" are being considered after Turkish president's taunts.
Rwandan genocide: Pope Francis asks forgiveness for Church failings
The Vatican asks for God's forgiveness for the "sins" of the Roman Catholic Church during the 1994 genocide.
Guard asked youth inmates for oral sex, Australian inquiry hears
The man tells an inquiry into youth detention that his requests were meant as "a joke".
Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports
Brazilian police have accused top meat producers of selling unsafe produce and bribing health inspectors.
Iraq car bomb kills 20 in south-west Baghdad
No group claims responsibility for the attack but so-called Islamic State are the main suspects.
New York Review of Books editor Robert B Silvers dies
The exacting editor of the high-brow magazine was a legend on the New York literary scene.
Path back to politics?
The former military leader has his own show - but what do Pakistanis think?
Mosul offensive: On the road to the 'caliphate' mosque
BBC team travels with Iraqi forces as they close in on a mosque where IS declared a caliphate in 2014.
Tom Brady: New England Patriots quarterback's Super Bowl shirt found
A shirt worn by the New England Patriots' Tom Brady during Super Bowl is found in Mexico after an investigation involving the FBI.
Norway is officially the happiest place on earth. So why don't we just do as they do?
Syria conflict: Aircraft pound rebel-held eastern Damascus
The raids come a day after rebels launched a surprise offensive on the area around Abbasid Square.
Italy TV show under fire for discussion on foreign women
Italian public broadcaster Rai apologises for airing discussion that stereotyped Eastern European women.
'Putin hates Clinton': Focus on Russia
FBI Director Comey told Congress what the FBI has learned about Russia's intervention in the US election.
FBI director on Trump, Russia and wiretaps
The FBI Director said there is an on-going investigation into Russia's ties to the Trump campaign.
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