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Trump names Lt Gen HR McMaster as national security adviser
Lt Gen HR McMaster replaces Gen Michael Flynn, who was fired after just three weeks.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:38:53 GMT)

Mike Pence warns Nato it must boost defence spending
Mike Pence also said the US remains committed to Europe, despite recent criticism by Donald Trump.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:23:26 GMT)

Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies at work
Vitaly Churkin dies at work in New York, Russia says, a day before his 65th birthday.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:56:34 GMT)

Mosul offensive: Iraqi army battles for outskirts of IS city
The second day of an assault on the IS stronghold saw heavy artillery fire at a key village.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:38:24 GMT)

Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia recalls envoy from North Korea
Malaysia recalls its ambassador in a dispute over the killing of the North Korean leader's brother.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:38:49 GMT)

Day Without Immigrants: 'More than 100 workers' fired over strike
More than 100 workers say they lost their jobs after Thursday's protest in support of immigrants.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:53:12 GMT)

Famine declared in South Sudan
A famine is declared in parts of South Sudan following civil war and economic collapse.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:19:41 GMT)

Libya's eastern authority bans women travelling solo
The ban is said to be for "national security reasons" and not driven by religious ideology.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:29:53 GMT)

Iran bans private drones from skies over Tehran amid security fears
Military officials act to remove "security threat" of private drones after shooting at two devices.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:41:09 GMT)

Greece: EU and IMF in 'common position'
Germany's finance minister hints that deadlock between the EU and IMF over Greece may be resolved.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:03:41 GMT)

Gibraltar seizes Russian's superyacht over German debt claim
Billionaire owner Andrey Melnichenko is alleged to owe 15.3m euros to the shipbuilder.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:38:08 GMT)

Tanzania threat to list gay people
A Tanzanian politician takes to Twitter to defend his threat to publish the names of suspected homosexuals.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:16:02 GMT)

Gunship clears path to IS last stand
On the front line with government forces pushing towards Mosul, the last major stronghold of so-called Islamic State in Iraq.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:25:40 GMT)

Syria crisis: Footage shows girl 'Aya' rescue
Footage released by Syria Civil Defence shows a girl being pulled alive from rubble, apparently in Damascus amid reported air strikes.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:49:32 GMT)

Kim Jong-nam killing: Footage shows airport 'attack'
Footage from an airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, is said to show the moments before Kim Jong-nam died.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:41:53 GMT)

Angelina Jolie exclusive: Cooking bugs in Cambodia
Angelina Jolie and her family try some of Cambodia's delicacies.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:58:03 GMT)

@Sweden v Trump: 'Nothing happened'
Librarian Emma Johansen was running Sweden's official Twitter account when the president mentioned a security incident.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:55:23 GMT)

Extreme race on frozen lake not for faint-hearted
An endurance skating and cycling race has been held on Lake Baikal in the Irkutsk region of Russia.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:59:06 GMT)

'I survived Khmer Rouge torture prison'
Chum Mey was one of the few people who left Cambodia's notorious Tuol Sleng torture prison alive.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:00:51 GMT)

'Spiderman' art thief Vjeran Tomic jailed in Paris
Vjeran Tomic took five paintings - including a Matisse and Picasso - from a Paris museum in 2010.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:48:13 GMT)

Slippery bottle solves ketchup problem
Scientists in Boston have found a way to get every last drop of ketchup out of the bottle.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:29:12 GMT)

Man marks his ex-girlfriend's apology letter and sends it back to her
A college student in Florida grades an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and sends it back to her with a mark.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:13:29 GMT)

Japan police offer martial arts classes for tourists
Judo and kendo classes aim to build trust and improve officers' English.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:03:24 GMT)

Moldova art exhibit illustrates $1bn banking fraud
Huge piles of imitation banknotes represent the biggest known bank fraud in Moldova's history.
(Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:01:31 GMT)

Belarus sports writer eats own paper after losing bet
Belarusian journalist literally eats his own words after Dinamo Minsk make it to ice hockey league play-offs.
(Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:48:47 GMT)

Prince of Hutt River
The Principality of Hutt River in Western Australia draws curious tourists and just crowned a new "prince".
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:59:02 GMT)

Alt-right 'supervillain'
Writer and internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is set to speak at a US conservative conference this week.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 17:36:59 GMT)

In pictures
Thousands of people gathered in Seger Beach in Indonesia to catch and eat sea worms, a symbol of prosperity.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 07:59:30 GMT)

Oscar hopes
French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:31:18 GMT)

'We'll cut you up'
Bela Bhatia is the latest in a series of activists, lawyers and journalists who have come under pressure to leave.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:19:01 GMT)

Alt-right v anti-fascist
In a divided America, two groups at the extreme ends of the political spectrum are doing battle online, and on the streets.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 02:31:53 GMT)

Baby Ciao
Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots.
(Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:12:08 GMT)

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