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Selma Blair: Cruel Intentions star reveals MS diagnosis | BBC
BBC | October 21, 2018
Selma Blair shared the news in an emotional Instagram post, saying the news was "overwhelming".
New York witches place hex on Brett Kavanaugh | BBC
BBC | October 21, 2018
Across the country, exorcist Father Gary Thomas said a prayer in a bid to counter the hex.
Khashoggi killing: Turkey vows to reveal 'truth' on Saudi critic's death | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Turkey's threat comes as Saudi admits for the first time the journalist was killed - in a fistfight.
Why attacks on aid workers may hurt the world's poorest | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
The murder of a Nigerian aid worker raises questions about the targeting of humanitarian agencies.
Blasphemy, Stephen Fry and referendum in Ireland | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Ireland decides whether it should remove the criminal offence of blasphemy from the constitution.
Jamal Khashoggi death: Trump 'not satisfied' with Saudi account | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Saudi Arabia's claim that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a fight meets scepticism.
In pictures: Follow Ghana's 'yellow-brick road' | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
The artist who carpets streets in Accra with huge tapestries of yellow plastic squares.
Payton Summons: Girl at centre of life support battle in Texas dies | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
The nine-year-old Texan, said by doctors to be brain dead, "passed naturally", her parents say.
The tip-off from a Nazi that saved my grandparents | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
A Jewish tailor was advised to flee Denmark in 1943 by a German client. But why would this leading Nazi defy Hitler?
Austria-Italy passport row tests Europe's populist allies | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Nationalist leaders in Austria and Italy are feuding over the dual citizenship issue.
Australia government braced for Wentworth by-election defeat | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
The ruling coalition's one-seat majority could evaporate if it loses the Wentworth by-election.
US Mega Millions lottery jackpot hits record $1.6bn | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
The Mega Millions competition hits a record sum after failing to produce a jackpot winner since July.
Nigeria's Kaduna state: 55 dead after row at market | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
A row at a market devolved into deadly violence between Hausa Muslims and Adara Christians.
Brazil museum fire: Prized 'Luzia' fossil skull recovered | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
It was feared that Luzia, a 12,000-year-old fossil, had been totally lost in the Brazil fire.
President Trump to pull US from Russia missile treaty | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
President Trump said the US will "terminate" a landmark 1987 deal over alleged Russian violations.
Two Americas, only 30 miles apart | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
As US mid-term elections near, Rajini Vaidyanathan takes a look at America's political divisions.
The day out that reunited an Indian boy with his family | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Hassan Ali, who ran away aged six, finds his family nine years later after a day out in Delhi.
Migrant caravan: Desperate members illegally cross into Mexico | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Honduran migrants are entering Mexico illegally as patience runs thin at the border with Guatemala.
Poralia rufescens jellyfish spotted off coast of California | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
The Poralia rufescens is swimming off the coast of southern California in the Pacific Ocean.
Migrant caravan: 'May God soften Trump's heart' | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Thousands of Central American migrants are stuck at the Mexico-Guatemala border hoping to make it to the US.
Jamal Khashoggi: All you need to know about the Saudi journalist's death | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi died while visiting a Saudi consulate on 2 October. Here's what we know.
Mohammed Dewji: Kidnapped billionaire 'home safely' | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
Mohammed Dewji, said to be Africa's youngest billionaire, said he thanked Allah and the police.
K-beauty: The rise of Korean make-up in the West | BBC
BBC | October 20, 2018
A revolution in Korean beauty trends has come to the UK, but why does it appeal so much to millennials?
Cannabis in Canada: Shortages, fines and Girl Guide cookies | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
Elation is mixed with disappointment, as retailers quickly sell out and turn away customers.
Migrant caravan: Mexico sends police to southern border | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The move follows President Trump's threat to close the US-Mexico border and cut aid.
Vote delayed after police chief murdered | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
Voting in the Afghan province is delayed after the Taliban shoot dead a powerful police chief.
Amritsar: Many feared dead in train accident | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The victims were standing on the railway tracks watching celebrations for a Hindu festival.
Julian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against Ecuador | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The Wikileaks co-founder has been living in the country's UK embassy in London since 2012.
Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi murder suspect had spy training | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
A source tells the BBC about one of the Saudi agents alleged to have killed journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Trump hails body slamming Congressman Greg Gianforte in Montana | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
A campaign group for journalists' safety is among those to call for the US president to apologise.
Russian woman charged with attempted US election meddling | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The St Petersburg woman is the first to be charged with interfering in the US mid-terms elections.
Fake moon: Could China really light up the night sky? | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The sci-fi plan would use giant mirrors in space to light city streets, but scientists are sceptical.
Jurassic-era piranha is world's earliest flesh-eating fish | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
A 150-million-year-old, sharp-toothed fossil is believed to be the world's oldest piranha-like specimen.
Job centres drop The Voice-style interviews | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
Several French job centres borrow an idea from television show The Voice to shake up recruitment.
Man 'fought snakes' to survive after falling down 100ft mineshaft | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The Arizona man fell down an abandoned mineshaft and went for two days without food or water.
Australian admits kidnap and rape of Briton in outback ordeal | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
Marcus Martin held the tourist captive for weeks and repeatedly attacked her in Queensland.
Colin Kaepernick: Rihanna 'declined Super Bowl invitation in support of quarterback' | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
The NFL refuses to comment on reports that US singer Rihanna declined an invitation to headline the Super Bowl half-time show in support of Colin Kaepernick.
EU court orders Poland to halt court retirements law | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
This comes after Poland lowered the retirement age of Supreme Court judges, triggering protests.
Afghanistan election: Voters cast ballots amid heavy security | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
Afghans are set to defy militant threats and fears over fraud as they elect a new parliament.
China economy at slowest pace since 2009 | BBC
BBC | October 19, 2018
Growth in the world's second-largest economy cooled as Beijing battles rising financial threats.