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Kofi Annan, former UN chief, dies at 80 | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Kofi Annan, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work, has died aged 80, diplomats say.
Kofi Annan: Remembering the world's top diplomat | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The BBC's Imogen Foulkes shares her memories of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
Kerala floods: PM Modi inspects flood rescue effort | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
He will view the devastated areas where hundreds of people have died and thousands are homeless.
Eurozone bailout programme is finally over | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.
The political influence of Pakistan's powerful army | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
BBC Reality Check looks at the political and economic influence of Pakistan's powerful army.
Sixteen nurses at once pregnant at Arizona hospital | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The intensive care specialists joke that they have taken drastic measures to get Christmas off work.
Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no handshake | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Officials cite a Muslim couple's refusal to shake hands with the opposite sex in their interview.
The immigrants who built Australia's 'fairytale' castles | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
How nostalgic Europeans forged shrines to old traditions - creating the nation's first theme parks.
Pair escape as Uber plunges into sea in Cannes | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Nick Christoforou and Sophia Toon managed to swim to safety after the cab went off the end of a jetty.
Celebrity Big Brother responds to Stormy Daniels no-show | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The adult film actress was meant to appear on the show on Thursday, but pulled out just before is was meant to start.
Latter Day Saints church leader rejects 'Mormon' label | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The leader of the Utah-based church says God told him people should stick to its official name.
Week in pictures: 11 - 17 August 2018 | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Yemen war: Boys dig friends’ graves after air strike | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
A school trip ended in disaster when the bus was hit by a Saudi-led coalition missile.
Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in 3,200-year-old tomb | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are engaged | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai.
Italy bridge collapse: Genoa prepares for state funeral | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The president will preside over the ceremony for 18 of those who died in the Genoa bridge collapse.
ICYMI: Oui oui! Paris's new and very public toilets | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The French capital's new outdoor urinals cause a stir, plus other stories you may have missed.
George Papadopoulos: Mueller proposes sentence for ex-Trump aide | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
George Papadopoulos has admitted lying about contacts with Russians while with the Trump campaign.
Imran Khan being sworn in as Pakistan prime minister | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The former cricket star takes office after more than 20 years on the political sidelines.
Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN chief | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80.
The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there.
Newborn rescued from drain in India | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Geetha who rescued the baby, has named the boy ‘Sudhandhiram’ meaning freedom.
Usain Bolt: Fans gather for sprinting legend in Australia | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Fans gather to greet Usain Bolt at Sydney airport as the Jamaican arrives for his training period with A-League side Central Coast Mariners.
Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the Hollywood film.
100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic book covers | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes.
Wonder horse sets record for straight wins | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Winx secures her 26th win in a row to set a new record for the most consecutive victories in Australian racing.
Behind the exodus from US state schools | BBC
BBC | August 18, 2018
Both religious and politically conservative parents are pursuing other education options amid culture clashes.
Pretty Woman gets mixed reviews on Broadway | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
The romantic comedy hit is now on Broadway but some are calling it a big mistake. Big. Huge.
The world's first floating farm making waves in Rotterdam | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.
Man returns to bank he robbed 60 years ago for champagne lunch | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
Bank teller Boyne Johnston walked off with the equivalent of $2.2m from the safe in 1958.
Teachers donate 100 sick days to colleague with cancer | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
When Florida teacher John Goodman ran out of sick leave during chemotherapy, colleagues came to his aid.
Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.
'I met my IS captor on a German street' | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by IS tells of her horror at meeting her captor in a German street.
Fishing for coins in the Ganges river to survive | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
Meet the men who fish for coins for a living in the Ganges, one of India's largest rivers.
Earliest galaxies found 'on our cosmic doorstep' | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
Some of the earliest galaxies to form in the Universe are sitting on our cosmic doorstep, a study says.
US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
The US is demanding that Turkey release a detained US pastor or face further economic measures.
Imran Khan to be confirmed as Pakistan prime minister | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star will finally become PM.
Low-carb diets could shorten life, study suggests | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
Moderate carbohydrate consumption is best for health and longevity, researchers say.
Has #MeToo divided women? | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
The global movement has created an unprecedented wave of activism, but has it also caused division?
China 'training for strikes' on US targets | BBC
BBC | August 17, 2018
The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.