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Samir Flores Soberanes: Thousands march in Mexico City over activist's murder | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Environmental activist and journalist Samir Flores Soberanes was shot dead on Wednesday.
Assam toxic alcohol deaths: 70 people die in north-eastern Indian state | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Another 200 people are being treated after drinking bootleg alcohol in India's Assam state.
Pablo Escobar's former home demolished in Colombia | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The building will be replaced with a memorial to the victims of the drug lord's reign of terror.
Venezuela soldiers abandon posts at Colombia border | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The soldiers abandon their posts as tensions rise over the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Vatican abuse summit: Cardinal says files were destroyed | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Speaking called for more transparency, saying victims' rights were "effectively trampled underfoot".
ICYMI: New haircuts and new horizons | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
A privately-funded moon mission lifts off and other stories you may have missed this week.
R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual abuse in Chicago | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The R&B star as been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving minors.
Stanley Donen: Singin' in the Rain co-director dies aged 94 | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Stanley Donen directed classic Hollywood musicals including Funny Face and On the Town.
R Kelly: Singer's bail set at $1m after sex abuse charges | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The singer's lawyer said he maintains his innocence of the charges, most of which involve minors.
Venezuela crisis: The moment troops crash through border | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The troops deserted to Colombia, according to the country's migration authorities.
Venezuela crisis: Clashes break out at border towns | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The opposition tries to bring aid into the country, while President Maduro vows to keep it out.
Kim Jong-un leaves North Korea for Vietnam by train | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The North Korean leader is set to meet US President Donald Trump on February 27-28.
#MeToo Oscars: What's changed? | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
The 2018 Oscars directly addressed the #MeToo movement, so how are women faring in the industry this year?
Melbourne car rampage: James Gargasoulas jailed for six murders | BBC
BBC | February 21, 2019
James Gargasoulas ploughed a car into pedestrians in Melbourne, killing six and injuring dozens.
Hayabusa-2: Japan spacecraft touches down on asteroid | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The Hayabusa-2 probe descended to the Ryugu asteroid to try to collect a sample from its surface.
5G networks: Trump says US shouldn't block technology | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The comments come as the US has pressured its allies to exclude China's Huawei from their 5G networks.
Australia seeks clarification on China coal import 'block' | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Canberra is seeking "urgent" clarification about reports that a key Chinese port has blocked imports.
24 photographers document 24 hours | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The latest set of 24 images from a group of photographers who document the first 24 hours of each year.
Singapore HIV data leak shakes a vulnerable community | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
When the HIV status of 14,000 in Singapore was leaked, an entire community was left insecure and exposed.
Trump-Kim summit: The sorry fate of North Korea's diplomat defectors | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
As North Korea inches out of diplomatic isolation, what will happen to the diplomats who go renegade?
Pulwama attack: India government must protect Kashmiris - top court | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Kashmiris have been attacked after a bombing killed Indian forces in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Is Africa going backwards on democracy? | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
More and more elections are being held in Africa however analysts dismiss many as being "lawful but illegitimate".
Japan's Yoshitaka Sakurada apologises for being three minutes late | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Japan's Yoshitaka Sakurada, who was late for a parliamentary meeting, makes his latest apology.
Syria war: US to leave 200 troops for peacekeeping after withdrawal | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The announcement follows fierce criticism of President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw US troops.
The other 'Oscars' – in Oscar week | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Melissa McCarthy and Glenn Close were just two of the stars being honoured at the Oscar Wilde Awards.
Estonians rescue wild wolf from ice thinking it was a dog | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
One man described taking the large dog to the vet in his car - before realising the mistake.
Nigerian elections: Voters taken through danger zone | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Witnesses tell the BBC they were taken home from refugee camps despite the threat from Boko Haram.
How is the end of the Islamic State group's caliphate being reported? | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
BBC Monitoring looks at how the demise of the Islamic State group is reported by opposing factions in the region.
Brexit: Irish government hopes no-deal plan 'sits on shelf' | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The Irish government hopes its legislation for managing a no-deal Brexit will "sit on the shelf".
Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The actor has been suspended from US TV series Empire after charges of faking assault, producers say.
Russian cemetery gang leaves widow with body out in cold | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Told to pay a huge funeral fee, a widow in Samara protested with a coffin outside parliament.
India Catholic Church defends Cardinal Gracias over 'failed abuse victims' | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The Indian Catholic Church has defended itself over how it handled allegations of sexual abuse.
Venezuela crisis: Border clashes as aid row intensifies | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
At least one person dies and others are injured as civilians confront troops at the border with Brazil.
Hoda Muthana: Father of IS bride sues US to allow her return | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
US-born Hoda Muthana is a citizen and should be allowed to return with her son, the lawsuit claims.
US man writes his own obituary to warn others against smoking | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
A US man who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking penned his own obit as a cautionary tale.
Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for $100m over Leaving Neverland film | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The singer's family claim that a new film about his alleged sexual abuse breached an old contract.
'I think it could get worse' - US spy suspect | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his arrest.
R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Singer R Kelly faces multiple counts of sexual abuse, including against minors, US media report.
Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?
Sudan's Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
President Omar al-Bashir dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors.
Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
National demonstrations sparked as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, looks to extend his rule.
Canada pipeline 'benefits outweigh costs' | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
Canada's energy regulator says the project's economic benefits justify the environmental impacts.
Turpin captivity case: California parents admit torture | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
David and Louise Turpin plead guilty to starving and shackling 12 of their children.
Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer? | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The murder of a Muslim dairy farmer in rural Rajasthan raises questions about the relationship between police and cow protection gangs.
Week in pictures: 16 - 22 February 2019 | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Nigeria election 2019: Atiku Abubakar challenges Muhammadu Buhari | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari is up against ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar as he seeks a second term.
Trump announces Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador pick | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
The US president plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft, after his previous pick Heather Nauert withdrew.
Ranveer Singh: The Bollywood star known for his outlandish wardrobe | BBC
BBC | February 22, 2019
One of India's most bankable stars, Ranveer Singh also makes news for his unconventional fashion sense.
Venezuela crisis: Colombia border points closed amid aid stand-off | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Pressure mounts as opposition leader Juan Guaidó vows supporters will bring aid in on Saturday.
Are controversial adverts for fashion brands accident or design? | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
Burberry, Gucci and Prada are among the brands facing controversy for recent campaigns deemed offensive.
Rival concerts on either side of Venezuela-Colombia border | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
One had the support of embattled President Nicolas Maduro, while the other was backed by opposition leader Juan Guaidó.
Netflix: Is streaming killing the cinema industry? | BBC
BBC | February 23, 2019
As ever more people sign up to streaming services, are fewer going to the movies?