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Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 267 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 06:29:42 GMT)

Syria Darayya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town
A deal is reached to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters from the Syrian town of Darayya, which has been under government siege since 2012.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 04:03:49 GMT)

Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal in NZ
A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:07:11 GMT)

Turkey PKK conflict: Eight police killed in Cizre bomb
A car bomb explodes hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and wounding 70, reports say.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:07:36 GMT)

Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws
Three flaws in Apple's iOS operating system are found that meant spyware could be installed with a single tap.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:51:30 GMT)

Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners
Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:48:17 GMT)

Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim
Brazil police charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:31:41 GMT)

Nic Naitanui calls for education after child's blackface tribute
An Australian footballer calls for better race education, saying a controversial photo of a boy in blackface as a tribute to him "hurts my heart".
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:24:39 GMT)

Top South Korea executive found dead
The vice chairman of South Korea's Lotte conglomerate is found dead just hours before being questioned over corruption allegations.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:15:56 GMT)

US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat
The Pentagon says a US Navy vessel fired three warning shots when an Iranian military boat approached it head-on in the Gulf.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:35:22 GMT)

US election: Trump calls Hillary Clinton a 'bigot'
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accuses Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of being a "bigot" in his latest appeal to minority voters.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:32:35 GMT)

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'
Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use 'magic dolls' to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:59:40 GMT)

Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains
Czech hiker, Pavlina Pizova, who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the "harrowing" ordeal in which her partner died.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:46:47 GMT)

Why India's two medal Olympic success is significant
The world's second most populous nation sent more than a hundred athletes to the Games but only two of them won medals, a silver and a bronze.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:13:50 GMT)

Italy quake: The ancient village destroyed
Damian Grammaticas reports from an ancient village that has been all but destroyed by the earthquake which hit central Italy on Wednesday.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:32:46 GMT)

Inside Manila's drug war: Female assassin's story
A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:08:42 GMT)

UN envoy: How the world failed Syria
The UN's humanitarian envoy to Syria says people could have been spared the brutality of the past five years.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 02:06:18 GMT)

Syria chemical attack: Family recounts 2013 horrors
The BBC's Quentin Sommerville speaks to the surviving members of a family caught up in Ghouta's 2013 chemical attack which left hundreds of Syrians dead.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:42:33 GMT)

Meet Egypt's first female bodyguard
In Egypt, Hind Wajih Othman has entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated, qualifying as the country's first female bodyguard.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:04:53 GMT)

Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio
Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea's recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:11:40 GMT)

Finding Gobi: Runner reunited with marathon companion dog
A runner and the dog which joined him on a Chinese ultra-marathon, winning fans worldwide, are reunited after "Gobi" goes missing in China.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:57:59 GMT)

Shanghai mulls removing English from street signs
Highways agency says getting rid of English and pinyin would make more space for Chinese characters.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:47:34 GMT)

China jaywalkers given instant road safety lesson
Jaywalkers in a Chinese city are taken to a classroom and taught about traffic rules.
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:26:23 GMT)

Fruit smugglers 'upgrade' Russian border road
Route on the Russian-Belarusian border is secretly upgraded by fruit smugglers.
(Tue, 23 Aug 2016 11:39:46 GMT)

One last hit
The BBC's Jonathan Head explores the Philippines' dark underbelly of police raids, dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:12:48 GMT)

Race row
Hungarian personalities have been handing back their state honours in protest at the award of a medal to a controversial journalist.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:26:57 GMT)

Endurance test
The BBC looks at the future of Ethiopian silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa after his daring anti-government protest at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
(Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:06:04 GMT)

C-section blues
New mother's vivid Facebook post on the shaming culture involved with Caesarean births goes viral.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:23:52 GMT)

Chat choices
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:23:25 GMT)

Tiny tribute
A tiny marsupial lion, extinct for at least 18 million years, is named after Sir David Attenborough after fossilised remains are found in remote Australia.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:40:42 GMT)

'We don't care'
Canada's largest annual fair installs gender-neutral toilets with new signs that read "we don't care".
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:29:00 GMT)

Crying game
Japanese companies are paying for employees to attend "crying workshops".
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:52:16 GMT)

No laughing matter
Pedro Almodovar on why his 20th film is his most serious yet.
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:22:05 GMT)

Italy earthquake: Moment of aftershock caught on film
The BBC's James Reynolds tells of feeling the ground move during one of the aftershocks following Italy's deadly earthquake.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:31:55 GMT)

98 aftershocks in 36 hours
How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 22:10:08 GMT)

Aerial shots
Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.
(Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:56:43 GMT)

Man pulled from rubble
Man pulled from rubble in Accumoli nine hours after central Italy was hit by magnitude 6.2 earthquake.
(Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:40:56 GMT)

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