What World Thinks
Facebook hires former deputy PM Sir Nick Clegg
The former Liberal Democrat leader will head Facebook's global affairs and communications team.
Anjem Choudary: Radical preacher released from prison
The cleric is said to have refused to take part in deradicalisation courses while in prison.
Diesel and petrol ban should come much faster, say MPs
The government’s 2040 deadline for shifting to electric-powered cars criticised as 'unambitious'.
Depressed? The places not to live if you need help
NHS talking therapy service is failing patients in one in seven areas of England, BBC analysis shows.
Plastic recycling firms accused of abusing market
The Environment Agency is to probe claims exporters are abusing the recycled plastics market.
Royal tour: Harry and Meghan kick off their shoes on Bondi Beach
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex get into a group hug with surfers during a visit to the iconic beach.
Outrage as Trump hails body slam on reporter
A campaign group for journalists' safety is among those to call for the US president to apologise.
Persimmon boss refuses to answer questions about £75m bonus
Persimmon boss Jeff Fairburn has walked off camera during a BBC interview after being asked about his £75m bonus.
Brexit: Tories must be as united as EU, says Hunt
Foreign secretary urges his party to get behind Theresa May as the Scottish Secretary raises concerns.
Ian Tomlin: 'Deep upset' over Battersea murder
Police refuse to comment on reports Ian Tomlin was attacked for confronting suspected drug dealers.
Briton faces jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate
Lee Furlong, from Liverpool, is accused of spray painting "Scouser Lee" on the 13th Century landmark.
Wimbledon: Final set tie-breaks to be introduced in 2019
The All England Lawn Tennis Club announces that final set tie-breaks will be introduced at Wimbledon from next year.
Tina Turner from hardship to happiness
As she approaches 80, the legendary singer Tina Turner speaks about fame, love and happiness.
Well-travelled baby visits all 50 US states
Harper is now the youngest person ever to visit all 50 states of the US.
Quiz of the Week: What baby present was 'awesome'?
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
‘We feel silenced’ in gender debate
Transgender feminist Fay and radical feminist Louise discuss how they feel.
Why is this African village letting mosquitoes in?
The genetically modified insects are part of a project which aims to tackle malaria in Africa.
MPs sign up for £2m of free overseas trips
MPs have accepted more than £2m worth of free travel over the last two years, BBC analysis reveals.
Does bralet boom spell the end of high-rise boobs?
Is the underwire under fire from a new wave of women ditching 'scaffolding' bras?
Beer-drinking lion's trip to a Northamptonshire pub
Video from 1959 shows the day a zookeeper took a lion to a village pub, scaring the customers.
PlayStation usernames: The stories behind the most embarrassing ones
PlayStation's long-awaited new feature means weird and embarrassing names will be no more.
Radio 1 Teen Heroes meet Will and Kate at Kensington Palace
The finalists of Radio 1's teen heroes award met the royal couple ahead of the Teen Awards this Sunday.
Nigerian amputee football team captain on how the sport changed his life
Emmanuel Ibeawuchi is captain of Nigeria's amputee national team, hoping to compete at the World Cup.
Meng Hongwei: Former Interpol chief's wife 'not sure he's alive'
Grace Meng says "cruel" China is persecuting him – and that she's now a target – in her first UK media interview.
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The drawings that tell the story of one family's grief
Gary Andrews, whose wife died suddenly from sepsis last year, shares his life through his drawings.
How will the petrol and diesel ban work?
It's no surprise vehicles are polluting, so why now for announcing a ban on sales?
Children with problems or problem children?
How do we know if children are misbehaving or mentally ill?
Five things that happened at the EU Brussels summit
Theresa May has been in Belgium for a summit nicknamed the "moment of truth". So what happened?
The women who want to work in a male prison
With the prison service in crisis, three women explain why they want a job working behind bars.
Jamal Khashoggi: Who's who in alleged Saudi 'hit squad'
Turkish police fear 15 Saudis who flew to Istanbul on 2 October may have murdered Jamal Khashoggi.
US economy under Trump: Is it the best in history?
Is the US economy under President Trump the best it's ever been?
What's the point of concept cars?
Concept cars look beautiful and futuristic, but why spend millions on them if they're never going to make it into production?
Afghanistan election: What's at stake in the parliament vote?
Afghans are set to defy threats, insecurity and fears over fraud as they vote in a new parliament.
Jo Brand on Strictly, strippers and... staying safe
The comic and presenter shares her life lessons - and reveals all about THAT Have I Got News For You moment.
Malta sets stage for abortion debate
In a country where abortion is still taboo, a new play hopes to cue a genuine public discussion.
Jose Mourinho: Would sacking Man Utd manager be justified?
The last Premier League weekend was dominated by talk Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was about to lose his job - but would it be justified?
Premier League predictions: Lawro v cricket legend Shane Warne
BBC Sport football pundit Mark Lawrenson takes on Australia cricket legend Shane Warne to predict this weekend's Premier League results.
BBC Young Sports Personality 2018: Kare Adenegan, Freya Anderson & James Bowen on shortlist
Kare Adenegan, Freya Anderson and James Bowen are on the final shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award.
NBA: LeBron James scores first points for LA Lakers
Watch LeBron James score two early buckets for his new NBA team the LA Lakers in their first game of the regular season.
Zak Hardaker: Wigan Warriors full-back to begin rehabilitation after driving ban
Wigan Warriors full-back Zak Hardaker will undergo rehabilitation for alcohol abuse after being found guilty of drink-driving.
Karen Carney: Football Association appalled by rape and death threats on Instagram
The Football Association urges police to tackle abuse on social media after death threats are made to England's Karen Carney.
My cheating boyfriend gave me HIV - here's how I got justice
When Diane Reeve discovered that her partner was sleeping around she ended their relationship, but then she found out that he had given her HIV.
I woke up unable to speak English
Hannah Jenkins survived a cycling accident - but woke up no longer being able to understand English.
How chemical weapons have helped bring Assad close to victory
A BBC investigation has found that at least 106 chemical attacks have taken place since mid-2014.
The weird world of a Kim Jong-un impersonator
Every time the North Korean leader makes the news, two very unlikely beneficiaries prepare for their phones to start ringing.
Turkish officials suspected Khashoggi was killed within hours of vanishing
China's economy is growing at its slowest pace since the financial crisis
Wife of China's detained Interpol chief says he might already be dead
The wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who dramatically vanished into police custody after returning to China in September, told the BBC she isn't sure her husband is still alive.
Bolton and Kelly have heated shouting match, sparking resignation fears
A heated argument in the West Wing between chief of staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton over a recent surge in border crossings turned into a shouting match Thursday, two sources familiar with the argument told CNN.
China's ByteDance is taking the social media world by storm
Chinese social media apps have struggled to win over users beyond their home turf. TikTok is changing that.
Prince Harry climbs Sydney Harbor Bridge to kick off Invictus Games
Prince Harry opened the fourth annual Invictus Games in style on Friday afternoon, climbing Australia's iconic Sydney Harbor Bridge along with a number of veterans and competitors from the upcoming event.
UK Islamist Anjem Choudary released from jail
British Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary has been released from prison, the Press Association reported.
Elle faces backlash over hoax Kim and Kanye breakup tweet
No, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West did not breakup.
7-year mission to Mercury ready for launch
A seven-year, eight-million-kilometer voyage expected to shed light on the mysteries of Mercury, the solar system's least-understood planet, is nearly ready for takeoff.
Storms make Japan cherry blossoms bloom early
Spring has already sprung -- at least for certain confused cherry trees in Japan.
Crimea school attack: Russians blame Western culture
As Russians struggle to come to terms with a horrific US-style school shooting in Crimea, which has left at least 20 people dead and dozens injured, Kremlin-controlled media are blaming the "corrupting influence" of the West for inspiring the attack.
Pope gets invite from Kim to visit North Korea
Pope Francis received an invitation Thursday from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea, and said he would consider the invitation, according to a South Korean spokesman.
US Army general survives attack that killed top Afghan police chief
The powerful police chief of Kandahar province in Afghanistan was killed Thursday in an attack following a security meeting with the top US commander in the city, three Afghan officials told CNN.
X-rays provide creepy new views of zoo animals
The Oregon Zoo released a series of X-ray images of animals including a chameleon, beaver and python.
LeBron loses in LA Lakers debut
LeBron James made an electric start to life with the Los Angeles Lakers, but his impressive performance was not enough to earn the win.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics venues linked to earthquake safety data scandal
A major Japanese hydraulics company has admitted to doctoring earthquake safety data for buildings across the country, including some venues for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Facebook builds a 'war room' to avoid 2016 election repeat
Facebook has set up a "war room" at its California headquarters as part of its plans to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election, when misinformation was rampant on the platform.
Mueller expected to end probe by year's end
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not given special counsel Robert Mueller a certain date by which his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election must be completed, but speculation that it will wrap up immediately after the November midterm elections is off the mark, according to a source familiar with the investigation within the Justice Department. Instead, it appears the probe is expected to wind down by the end of the year.
The world's largest organism is dying
Behold the Pando aspen clone, a sprawling carpet of vibrant green-yellow quaking aspens occupying more than 100 acres outside the Fishlake National Forest in Utah.
EU likely to extend Brexit transition period
The European Union said Thursday it is ready to extend the length of the transition period once the UK leaves the EU next year.
Biden hopes Democrats don't impeach Trump right away
Former Vice President Joe Biden said he hopes Democrats do not impeach President Donald Trump right away if they take control of the House, arguing they should wait until the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation to determine their approach.
Violent protests at Indian temple over admission of women
A temple in the southern Indian state of Kerala opened its doors to women for the first time in centuries Wednesday, but no women made it over the threshold.
Are women really more faithful than men?
Women are more faithful than men. Women cheat for love; men cheat for sex. Women are less sexually adventurous than men. It's a script that many of us -- whether clinicians or Hollywood -- follow when thinking about female sexuality. Yet it's a script based on unfounded assumptions about the way women view, pursue and engage in sex, writes Wednesday Martin, author of "Untrue," in which she mined the data and interviewed 30 experts and women from all walks of life to uncover the facts about female sexuality.
Banksy suggests self-destruct stunt didn't go as planned
When a Banksy painting "self-destructed" after selling at auction for £1.04 million ($1.4 million) last week, it looked like the perfect stunt -- one that caught onlookers and the art world by surprise.
Man falls 100 feet into mine shaft
A 62-year-old man was trapped for 48 hours without food or water after falling 100 feet into a mine shaft in Arizona.
Female students sexually exploited by teachers, HRW says
Fanta was just 16 when she began having sex with her 30-year-old teacher.
US flies B-52s near contested South China Sea islands
Two US B-52 bombers flew near contested islands in the South China Sea Tuesday according to a statement from Pacific Air Forces.
Eerie hum heard in Antarctica ice shelf
Scientists say this sound could be used to monitor how Antarctica's largest ice shelf is responding to climate change.
Whatever happens next, Brexit is bad for business
Businesses hoping for some clarity about Brexit have once again been left deeply disappointed.
Rare eye condition behind da Vinci's genius, research claims
A rare eye condition helped Leonardo da Vinci paint distance and depth of objects on flat surfaces with the accuracy which he became famous for, new research claims.
Mad cow disease case confirmed in Scotland
A case of mad cow disease has been discovered on a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the Scottish government has confirmed.
Mueller's quiet period has not been very quiet
Ever since reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, Paul Manafort has kept the Russia prosecutors busy.
A cryptic 911 call, slain parents and a missing girl: Where is Jayme Closs?
Jayme Closs was likely at her family's Wisconsin home when her parents were shot dead, and she vanished moments later, investigators believe. The 13-year-old's whereabouts and safety are still in question as a search for her enters a fourth day.
The colossal war painting that time forgot
Less than a month before the end of World War I, a huge painting commemorating the war effort was unveiled in central Paris. Its creators wanted to honor the greatest war the world had ever seen with the greatest painting ever made, and they had spent the previous four years working on it with the help of 150 artists.
Memes may contribute to teenage obesity, lawmakers told
It's been a bad few weeks for memes.
US folds diplomatic representation to the Palestinians into its Jerusalem Embassy
The United States announced Thursday it was merging its Consulate General in Jerusalem -- which provided diplomatic representation to the Palestinians -- with the US Embassy in Jerusalem, creating "a single diplomatic mission."
Can this app help China's forgotten cancer sufferers?
For Cao Ruizhe, the life or death drama of her fight with cancer plays out in a small windowless room.
Weed was legal in Canada for a whole hour before someone got a ticket for driving and toking
Pot was legalized in Canada on Wednesday, and things went great ... for exactly one hour.
Serena's coach calls for on-court coaching
Patrick Mouratoglou, the coach at the center of Serena Williams' controversial US Open defeat, says coaching should be allowed at all tennis tournaments to make it more exciting on television and help grow the sport.
This Jurassic flesh-eating fish is the stuff of nightmares
A new fossil discovery looks more like an incredibly well-preserved 150 million-year-old Jurassic crime scene. This species of flesh-eating fish is considered the earliest known to do so. And in the same limestone deposits from South Germany, researchers found its victims, with damaged bodies and fins.
A bad mocktail made this man invent his own brand of non-alcoholic spirits
Out for dinner one night, Ben Branson didn't feel like drinking. He ordered a mocktail — and hated how it tasted.
The week in 21 photos
Take a look at 21 photos of the week from October 11 through October 18.
Why are women chefs treated differently?
In his critique of the 2018 results of the World's 50 Best Restaurants list, the late Jonathan Gold, food critic for the Los Angeles Times, referred to the World's Best Female Chef category as an "unlovable honor."
Usain Bolt rejects soccer contract from Maltese champions
Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt will remain in Australia after turning down the offer of a two-year contract from a soccer club in Malta.
The strangest race in Formula One history?
If you were a Formula One fan who attended the US Grand Prix at Indianapolis in 2005, it could be argued you witnessed one of the strangest races in motorsport history.
England's embattled coach up for World Cup 'sparring'
He's on the ropes with more problems mounting, but embattled England rugby coach Eddie Jones insists his blueprint for World Cup success is still sound.
Luang Prabang's latest luxury resort is a design fan's dream stay
Luang Prabang's rise to become one of Southeast Asia's top luxury destinations for those in search of culture and relaxation was inevitable.
Officials raced to airport to confront Saudis just three and a half hours after journalist entered consulate
Turkish officials suspected within hours of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance that he had likely been killed, CNN has learned.
Twitters suspends users appearing to smear Khashoggi
Why Trump doesn't want to punish Saudi Arabia
The Trump White House may have too much at stake to make Saudi Arabia pay a proportionate price for the apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Honduras migrants are undeterred by Trumpâ€™s military threat
Around 4,000 migrants began their journey in Honduras on Saturday.
Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates
US president for the first time publicly acknowledges Saudi journalist likely killed, urges 'severe consequences'.
Wife of ex-Interpol president lashes out at 'cruel' China
Grace Meng says there is 'no limit' on Chinese officials' power to target individuals deemed as their opponents.
'It is time': Women candidates in Afghanistan promise change
This year, a total of 417 women are fighting for a seat in the 250-member Afghanistan parliament.
Afghanistan: Kandahar elections delayed by a week over killings
The delay was caused by the assassination of General Abdul Raziq and intelligence chief of the province.
Malaysia: Former deputy PM Hamidi charged with corruption
Ahmad Zahid Hamidi denies wrongdoing in relation to 45 charges amounting to $27.4m, latest politician to stand accused.
Brexit: Will there be a second referendum?
We debate the likelihood of a second vote, and speak to a top US politician about the treatment of migrant children.
How dangerous is it to be a journalist in the Arab world?
Khashoggi case highlights the struggles of journalists, many of whom are prosecuted for expressing their views.
Macedonia parliament to vote on name change
Pro-change politicians fall short of an absolute majority in the parliament, casting doubt on the deal's future.
China to launch 'artificial moon' to illuminate city streets
The man-made moon to be launched by 2020 as Beijing hopes to use 'illumination satellites' to light up city streets.
China's economic growth hits nine-year low
China's economic growth slows down to 6.5 percent in the third quarter as trade frictions with the US take their toll.
Pope ponders landmark visit to North Korea after Kim invitation
Invitation to visit was relayed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in during meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.
Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa
Omir Bekali was asked to travel to Washington, DC to speak to Congress about his treatment in 're-education' camps.
Profile: Who was Afghanistan's General Abdul Raziq?
Kandahar police chief known for being a powerful commander and feared enemy of the Taliban was killed on Thursday.
Sri Lankan to sue Australia police after 'terror' charge dropped
Business student was accused of writing in a notebook plans to kill top Australian officials and 'lone wolf' attacks.
Indonesia quakes a 'wake-up call' on buildings' shaky foundations
While country has made progress on seismic safety, collapsed buildings show need for regulation and better enforcement.
White man pleads guilty to shooting 3 black men during Katrina
Thirteen years after Hurricane Katrina, Roland Bourgeois admits he shot three African Americans because of their race.
Comoros: Civilians flee strife-torn city on Anjouan island
Government sends in more troops and cuts power and water in Mutsamudu to quell unrest against constitutional changes.
Saudi crown prince in the spotlight after Khashoggi disappearance
Bin Salman tried to project himself as a moderniser, but has come under fire after Saudi journalist's disappearance.
US' Pompeo briefing on Khashoggi 'murder' after Saudi visit
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a transparent probe of the alleged killing of Saudi journalist was promised.
Top Afghan General Abdul Raziq killed in Kandahar attack
Powerful Kandahar police general killed, along with intelligence chief, in shooting claimed by Taliban.
Honduran activists welcome Trump's threats to cut US aid
Activists and others have longed called for a cut in US military aid to Central American country over rights abuses.
Saudi prince's aide was 'at consulate' when Khashoggi vanished
Member of Mohammed bin Salman's security detail walked into consulate before Khashoggi disappeared there, photo shows.
Oil output from Saudi, Kuwait shared zone on hold as ties sour
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait struggle to resume oil production from joint fields amid souring ties over Turkey, Qatar.
Bhutan voters chooses centre-left DNT in general election
Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party won 30 of 47 national assembly seats, according to provisional results.
Chile: eighth consecutive increase in price of fuel finally draws Piñera's attention
President Sebastián Piñera Thursday ordered his cabinet to seek ways to stop the trend, following the eighth increase in the price of petrol in as many weeks
Dollar, prices go up in inflation-ridden Argentina
The US dollar rose 22 cents against the Argentine peso and closed at a 1 US$/ AR$37.50 parity on Thursday. It was the second day in a row for an upward trend following seven straight slumps.
Human rights violations and environmental disasters: What leaves the Chinese investment in Latin America
Chinese companies present a pattern of violations of human and environmental rights in Latin America, according to a report revealed by the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH).
Facebook's "war room" to combat fake news ahead of Brazil and US elections
During the first round of Brazil's presidential election on 7 October, Facebook staff noticed something suspicious on the social network. A story posted to Facebook incorrectly claimed the election was delayed because of protests. The company's data scientists and operations team scrambled to pull down the misinformation before it went viral.
Jair Bolsonaro 18 points ahead of Haddad, according to latest Datafolha survey
Brazil's extreme right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro is eighteen points ahead of Fernando Haddad for the runoff scheduled for 28 October. Datafolha released on the evening of Thursday 18 October its latest survey results for the Brazilian presidential runoff which showed Bolsonaro with 59% vote intention against Haddad's 41%.
Paris charm offensive to attract City of London workers with English schools
The woman tasked with attracting City workers to Paris as Brexit rolls on is stepping up her charm offensive, with plans for a new private English school to cater for the wealthy. Marie-Celie Guillaume, the chief executive of La Defense – the business district in the west of Paris – is banking on family life being the key that unlocks a raft of new relocations from Britain to France.
UK foreign trade hampered by Brexit uncertainty, claims British Chambers of Commerce
Brexit is making it difficult for firms to decide whether to import or export, hampering British trade, according to a new survey. Research by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) indicated that half of businesses have to consider uncertainty over Brexit when deciding whether to trade internationally.
Bolsonaro confident of victory switches presidential campaign to "cruise control"
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro said that electoral victory was “within reach” and his campaign team said it had now switched to “cruise control” as it seeks to avoid hiccups and glide to the finish line.
Leading Conservatives warn voters' backlash if PM May "surrenders" on Brexit
Leading Conservative members of parliament have warned that voters will not forgive British prime minister Theresa May if she surrenders to Brussels in the Brexit negotiations.
"UK has done all it can", to cushion a no-deal Brexit for the financial sector, says BoE
The United Kingdom has done “all it can” unilaterally to cushion the blow of a no-deal Brexit for banks and financial firms, a Bank of England deputy governor has said. Sir Jon Cunliffe seemed to place the ball firmly back in the EU’s court, after suggesting that British authorities had made significant efforts through the likes of banking stress tests and a temporary permissions regime to prepare the financial sector for a cliff-edge exit.
UN postal agency ‘regrets’ US withdrawal
The United Nations specialized agency which coordinates the global postal system, has expressed “regret” over the withdrawal by the United States from the world body’s membership.
Khashoggi case highlights ‘very worrying practice’ of overseas abductions, says UN expert
The case of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi is just the latest example of a “new and very worrying practice” of States abducting individuals beyond their own borders, said the Chair of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances, addressing the UN General Assembly on Thursday.
Restoring prospect of peace in Middle East is ‘our shared responsibility’ UN envoy tells Security Council
Violence is on the rise in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Israeli authorities are continuing to demolish and confiscate Palestinian-owned homes and property, in contravention of international law, the United Nations envoy for the Middle East Peace Process said on Thursday.
Bring killers of journalists to justice: UN agency seeks media partners for new campaign
Every four days, a journalist is murdered, often for simply doing their job of uncovering something that someone wants to stay hidden: the vast majority of these killings go unpunished.
Under fire, UN refugee agency evacuates 135 detained in Libya to Niger
Amid increasingly violent clashes between rival armed groups in Libya’s capital,Tripoli, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has successfully airlifted 135 migrants and refugees to safety in Niger.
‘More time’ agreed for buffer zone, to spare three million Syrian civilians in Idlib
Russia and Turkey have said that they will allow “more time” for opposition groups to withdraw from a de-escalation zone in Syria’s Idlib, which has been spared air raids for more than a month, a senior humanitarian adviser to the UN said on Thursday.
UN rights chief calls for release of hundreds abducted and abused in South Sudan
Hundreds of civilians who were taken by opposition forces in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria region during an uptick in fighting are still missing, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for their immediate release.
Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future
Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday.
World ‘deserves to know the truth’ behind Khashoggi disappearance: UN human rights chief
United Nations human rights chief Michele Bachelet said on Wednesday that she was open to an independent, UN-led investigation into the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, if joint efforts by Turkey and Saudi Arabia, fail to uncover the facts.
‘Virginity testing’: a human rights violation, with no scientific basis - UN
A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for a ban on tests meant to assess the virginity of a girl or a woman, which is a common practice in at least 20 countries.
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