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Boris Becker claims to be a Central African diplomat. Officials there say his passport is a fake. | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 20, 2018
It seemed like an easy out: This month, after tennis superstar Boris Becker was sued over money he owes Arbuthnot Latham, a private bank, he claimed diplomatic immunity. His lawyers said that since Becker was named the Central African Republic's “attache for sports, humanitarian, and cul...
Australia launches national inquiry into sexual harassment | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The national inquiry into workplace behaviour is unprecedented globally, the government says.
Lake Toba ferry: Search goes on with 180 reported missing | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Relatives grow desperate as hopes dwindle of finding more survivors in Sumatra's vast Lake Toba.
World Cup: Japan fans impress by cleaning up stadium | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
They've done it again - Japan fans amuse and impress by cleaning up after their team's opening match at the World Cup.
XXXTentacion: Fans gather at murder site | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Hundreds of fans lay candles, flowers and teddy bears near the site where the rapper was shot dead.
The health impact of separating migrant children from parents | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Experts say there is no downplaying the trauma that taking a child away from a parent causes.
Trump turns to Europe’s far right as he detains Latin American children | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 20, 2018
Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. A popular explanation of President Trump's politics argues that his success has less to do with ideo...
Boy Erased author Garrard Conley on surviving 'gay conversion therapy' | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Garrard Conley's parents put him through "conversion therapy" - now he's dedicated a book to them.
Mattis compared Xi’s China to the Ming Dynasty. Xi might be happy to hear it. | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 20, 2018
As trade tensions rose between the United States and China last week, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis took aim at China and its leader, Xi Jinping, suggesting Xi was attempting to revive a 400-year-old dynasty. Speaking about various threats facing the United States during a speech at the ...
Peter Thomson: Golfer who won five Open Championships dies | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
One of the nation's greatest golfers, he won numerous accolades including five Open Championships.
Hungary passes 'Stop Soros' law banning help for migrants | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Under the new so-called "Stop Soros" law, anyone who helps asylum seekers faces a year in jail.
Bithumb: Hackers 'rob crypto-exchange of $32m' | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
One of the largest crypto-currency exchanges says thieves have seized $31.6m worth of its funds.
Syria war: War crimes committed in Eastern Ghouta battle - UN | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
War crimes were committed by both sides in Syria's Eastern Ghouta region, investigators say.
Jonas Knudsen: Denmark players pay for jet so defender can see new-born daughter | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Denmark's players paid for a private jet so defender Jonas Knudsen could fly home and see his new-born daughter after the World Cup win over Peru.
Should migrants in Australia face an English test? | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
People in Sydney give their thoughts on a controversial plan to assess prospective citizens.
Afghan conflict: First Taliban launch attack since Eid truce | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The militants reportedly kill a number of Afghan soldiers in an assault on an army post.
XXXTentacion: Controversy rages after rapper's shooting death | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Fans grapple with how to remember XXXTentacion as conspiracy theories circulate.
Migrant children: Global outcry rises over US border separations | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Republicans scramble to draft a new bill after uproar over migrant children being caged alone.
Migrant family separations: Republicans scramble as border crisis grows | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
President Trump meets with lawmakers as outcry grows over the separation of migrant families.
More deaths in Nicaragua violence as talks collapse | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
At least three people die and many are injured as security forces move on the city of Masaya.
British mogul Alan Sugar sent a racist tweet about Senegal’s World Cup team | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 20, 2018
In some ways, Lord Alan Sugar is the British equivalent of President Trump. Sugar, 71, is a business magnate and media personality worth more than $1 billion. He's a co-host of the BBC version of "The Apprentice" and a sometime political consultant. At least, he was until the tweet. On Wedn...
Sorry, you no longer get a free Burger King Whopper if you have a World Cup star’s baby | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 20, 2018
There are lots of ways to celebrate the World Cup. You could wear a festive jersey. You could take a day off to watch some games. You could paint your face or even fly to Russia to attend in person. Or, according to a new ad from Burger King, you could allow yourself to get […]
The FBI said I was my parents' stolen baby - but I found the truth | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Foundling Paul Fronczak was given to a family whose baby had been stolen - but was he really their son?
Tormented by eczema, woman kills her parents and then herself, police say | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 20, 2018
In her suicide note, she talked about her longtime struggle with eczema, a common but chronic skin condition. Authorities said she explained that the disorder, which causes red, itchy patches on the skin, made her believe that she would be “better dead than alive,” according to the Sou...
Migrant children: Trump speaks of plan to halt separations | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly drafted an executive order to curb the policy.
Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen booed at Mexican restaurant | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
"Do you hear the babies crying?" activists shouted at the homeland security secretary.
Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket and mortar fire | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The military says jets struck 25 militant targets after rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip.
Canada legalises recreational cannabis use | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The country is the first in the G7 group of nations to legalise the drug's recreational use.
Mo Salah and the Chechen strongman | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, has hit back at claims he used football star Mo Salah for political propaganda.
Girl on Fire: Kenya schoolgirl's Alicia Keys cover becomes viral hit | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
How video of a 13-year-old Kenyan schoolgirl singing an Alicia Keys song has gone viral on social media.
Italy migrants: Benetton criticised over ad campaign | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The Italian clothing firm is condemned for using images of migrants rescued at sea.
Wolves in France: Farmers fear attacks | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
One mayor says children under 10 years old should not walk alone, in case of an attack.
General Electric drops out of Dow index | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance will replace GE on the Dow Jones Industrial Average after more than 100 years.
World Cup 2018: How to party like a Russian | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
With Russia virtually in the World Cup second round, thousands of people partied through the night.
Baghdad mall sorry for turning away orphans at Eid | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The children were supposed to eat at a restaurant in the mall but were denied entry.
Is Sara a 'refugee' or a 'would-be surgeon'? | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
On World Refugee Day, one Syrian girl talks about doing homework in a tent and her future ambitions.
Astronauts eject UK-led space junk demo mission | BBC
BBC | June 20, 2018
The RemoveDebris satellite will trial technologies for snaring broken hardware drifting in orbit.
Kiev’s ‘Corruption Park’ showcases a crystal falcon and other spoils of disgraced officials | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 19, 2018
Amid the flora and fauna of the Hryshko National Botanical Garden in Kiev, Ukraine, sits a lizard-shaped park with attractions such as a $46,000 crystal falcon and a 330-foot-long tent resembling a golden loaf of bread. Welcome to Kiev’s “Corruption Park” — an exhibition b...
An Italian minister suggested a census of Roma people. Critics say it reminds them of Mussolini. | Washington Post
Washington Post | June 19, 2018
Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini hasn't even been in office a month and he has already ruffled feathers at home and abroad. First, he refused to allow a rescue ship carrying hundreds of migrants to enter Italy, prompting an international standoff that resulted in Spain agreeing to t...
Does Iran hold key to Dutch murder mystery? | BBC
BBC | June 19, 2018
Neither the Iranian nor Dutch authorities are commenting on claims that Iran could have been behind the 2015 killing near Amsterdam.