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Climate change: Arctic reindeer numbers crash by half | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
Climate change in the Arctic has caused the wild reindeer population to crash by 56%, a report says.
Neil Young says Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclaycard as sponsor | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
The star was angry that a Hyde Park date was sponsored by a "fossil fuel funding entity".
Australian prisoner gave birth alone in 'degrading' cell incident | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
The prisoner endured a "degrading and high risk" birth inside a locked cell, a review finds.
Fears over sensitive US military data in commercial cloud | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
The BBC investigates a $10bn (£8bn) Pentagon contract to store sensitive data in a cyber-cloud.
Strasbourg shooting: France hunts gunman as alert level raised | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
Hundreds of armed officers search for a man who opened fire at a Christmas market in Strasbourg.
Myanmar journalists: Families urge Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo release | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo remain in jail one year from their arrest investigating the Rohingya crisis.
Sarah Mardini: 'I am not a people smuggler’ | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
A Syrian refugee who saved 18 people has been released from a Greek prison, after being accused of people trafficking.
The blind Indian cyclist conquering the Himalayas | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
Despite losing his eyesight, Devyanshu Ganatra is determined not to let his disability get in the way of his love for sports.
How Apollo 8 Astronauts took the famous 'Earthrise' photograph | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
Frank Borman was the Commander of the Apollo 8 mission to the Moon. The astronauts took an iconic photo of the Earth rising above the lunar surface.
Poland climate summit protest limits anger young activists | BBC
BBC | December 12, 2018
Protesters are frustrated by strict controls on protests at the UN climate summit in Poland.
Refugee footballer fights extradition to Bahrain | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Bahraini Hakeem Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, was detained in Thailand last month.
Truck drivers face prison in Singapore for $1 bribes | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
The two migrant workers face five years in prison and a $100,000 Singapore dollar fine if convicted.
Mozambique busts '30,000 ghost workers' | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Proof-of-life tests revealed they were dead or fictitious, costing the government $250m over two years.
Democrats and Trump row in Oval Office | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Mr Trump publicly argued with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer over a budget to keep the government open.
Indian rupee suffers after RBI chief's shock resignation | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
The country's central bank chief Urjit Patel stepped down abruptly on Monday, citing "personal reasons".
Christmas pet adoption ban at German shelters | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
To stop last-minute decisions to put a puppy under the tree, German shelters are simply saying no.
Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Two Catholic sisters who worked at a California school express remorse after stealing about $500,000.
Brazil shooting: Four dead as gunman opens fire in cathedral | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
A Mass was reportedly being held in the cathedral in Campinas when the attack happened.
China to 'cut US car tariff to 15%' | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
The reported proposal would make tariffs on US cars the same as those from other countries.
Grace Millane: Backpacker's body returned to family | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
New Zealand detectives say Grace Millane's family are "in the process of organising to take her home".
Thailand election date set and campaign ban lifted | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
After many delays, the military has committed to a date as a first step to restore democracy.
Michael Kovrig: Ex-Canadian diplomat 'held in China' | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Michael Kovrig's current employer says it is working for his "prompt and safe release".
Google chief denies political bias claims | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
US lawmakers accused firm of "programming" bias against conservative views into its algorithms.
Fearless Girl statue gets new spot outside NY Stock Exchange | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
The statue famous for staring down Wall Street's bull is now outside New York's stock exchange.
US-Russian spat over Russian bombers landing in Venezuela | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
On Monday two Russian bombers landed in Venezuela for military exercises angering US officials.
India election results show Narendra Modi's BJP trailing in key states | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
India's ruling party trails in assembly elections in three key states where they were in power.
Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018 honours journalists | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi and others "in pursuit of greater truths" are named 2018's Person of the Year.
Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou released on bail in Canada | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
A Canadian court releases Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou on bail, as the US seeks her extradition.
2018 'worst year for US school shootings' | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
There have been 113 people killed or injured in school shootings in the US during the year.
Meng Wanzhou: Trump could intervene in case of Huawei executive | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
The president says he could act for the good of US trade, as Canada releases Meng Wanzhou on bail.
Judge orders Stormy Daniels to reimburse Trump's legal fees | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
The porn actress was ordered to pay nearly $300,000 after a judge threw out her defamation case.
Jury recommends life in prison for Charlottesville driver | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Jurors recommend a life sentence for the man convicted of killing a woman at last year's alt-right rally.
Poland seeks top 100 national dishes | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Poland's agriculture ministry plans to publish a canon of the country's national cuisine.
France Gilets Jaunes: Macron promises divide protest leaders | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
A woman at the forefront of the "yellow-vest" movement wants a "truce" but others are unimpressed.
Mystery of Germany's festive gold bar donations | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Three associations in a small town receive anonymous donations of gold bars on Saint Nicholas Day.
Egypt restricts sales of yellow vests to stop protests | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Sales of the vests are restricted to stop copycat protests on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
Putin's Stasi spy ID pass found in Germany | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
As a spy in the 1980s the Russian leader worked closely with communist East Germany's secret police.
The Germans solving rising rents with people power | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Living in gentrified areas of Munich is getting pricey - but these renters say they have the answer.
Letter from Africa: Why Kenyan men don't want to share power with women | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Joseph Warungu says the struggle for gender equality in Kenyan politics is failing on many fronts.
From Ebola survivor to trainee doctor | BBC
BBC | December 11, 2018
Five years ago, Daniel lost everything to Ebola. Now he's training to become a doctor.