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Kim Jong-nam killing: 'VX nerve agent' found on his face

The N Korean leader's half-brother was killed by a substance classified as a weapon of mass destruction.

Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

The president says he wants the US to expand its nuclear arsenal, to be ''top of the pack".

Fasting diet 'regenerates diabetic pancreas'

Restoring the pancreas through diet could be "immensely" beneficial, doctors say.

Caitlyn Jenner's message to Donald Trump: 'Call me'

The reality TV star and activist Caitlyn Jenner has recorded a message for Donald Trump, over protections for transgender students.

India police arrest 'world's cheapest smartphone' firm boss

A distribution company says many of the 251 Freedom handsets it paid for have not been delivered.

Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival 'on doctor's orders'

The singer will headline next year's festival instead after following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule.

Kung fu grandma is China's new internet sensation

The 94-year-old who has become China's latest internet sensation.

Mosul offensive: Iraqi forces recapture airport in bid to retake city

Government forces are now less than a mile from the western part of the jihadists' stronghold.

Mexico foreign minister vents 'irritation' at Rex Tillerson

Mexico's foreign minister tells the top US diplomat they are worried about immigrants' rights.

Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Abortion is only allowed in the Central American nation when the mother's life is at risk.

Anorexia 'improved by electrode therapy'

Inserting electrodes into the brain could help people with severe anorexia, a study suggests.

UN promises to stamp out abuse after child rape allegations

Child abuse allegations have been made against French and UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.

Olathe shooting: Murder charge after Indian man killed in bar

A man is charged over the fatal shooting of an Indian man in a Kansas bar, in a possible hate crime.

Leila de Lima: Top Duterte critic arrested on drug charge

Senator Leila de Lima says the charges are an attempt to silence her criticism of the drug war.

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Colourism: 'There's not just one way of being beautiful'

A teenager and aspiring community leader shares her perspective on colourism - discrimination based on the darkness of a skin tone.

Steve Bannon's three goals for the Trump presidency

The president's senior adviser was speaking at a conservative conference in Washington DC.

Americas Cup: Team Oracle crewman goes overboard

Onboard cameras have captured a grinder being dragged under water during Americas Cup training.

Can 'Premium Friday' help reduce suicides?

Japan is trying out a new scheme called Premium Friday. It lets workers go home early one Friday a month, in a bid to reduce suicide.

Islamic State battle: Fierce gunfight outside Mosul airport

The BBC's Quentin Sommerville joins Iraqi forces as they recapture Mosul airport from so-called Islamic State.

Kim Jong-nam: How N Korea could have used potent VX to kill

The toxin could have easily been smuggled into Malaysia without detection, expert Bruce Bennett says.

Is Malmo really the rape capital of Europe?

Nigel Farage claims Malmo is the rape capital of Europe.

Interrogation in a Cambodian death camp

A former interrogator in a Cambodian death camp tells us why he did what he did, and how he feels now.

Turkey says 'No' to saying 'No', ahead of its referendum

Pro-government supporters are trying to limit the word "No" in case it influences referendum voters.

Could this man be the next chancellor of Germany?

Why Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz could oust Chancellor Angela Merkel from her post.

Letter from Africa: Why do Ghanaians leave home?

Elizabeth Ohene considers Ghanaians' wanderlust as her compatriots join those taking risks to claim asylum abroad.

What do donkeys and Trump have to do with this Indian election?

The BBC's Geeta Pandey compiles a list of bizarre barbs and rants by India's political leaders.

Do Sydney's divisive drinking restrictions work?

Bar "lockouts" have helped reduce violence, but critics say they have created new dangers.

Claudio Ranieri: Leicester sacking manager unforgivable - Gary Lineker

Leicester's decision to sack Claudio Ranieri nine months after he won the title is "inexplicable", says former Foxes striker Gary Lineker.

Tottenham 2-2 Gent (agg 2-3)

Tottenham Hotspur are knocked out of the Europa League at the last-32 stage as Gent hold them to a draw at a sell-out Wembley.

Lance Armstrong: Banned cyclist faces November trial in £79m US lawsuit

Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong's $100m (£79m) legal fight with the US government has been set for trial in November.

The designers with 8.5 miles of movie costumes

Angels Costumes's designs have earned the UK firm 36 Oscars over the years. The Victoria Derbyshire programme has been to visit its vast archive of clothes.

The woman who knows who's won the Oscars... but won't tell

Martha Ruiz counts the Oscars votes and talks about the measures she takes to keep the results safe.

Oscars 2017: Which celebrities will get political?

Will this year's Oscars need to create an extra award - for best anti-Donald Trump speech?

How special effects helped create Dr Strange's Oscar-nominated worlds

How to create special effects worthy of an Oscar nomination, by one of the creators of Dr Strange's worlds

Oscars 2017: Best picture nominees

Find out more about the contenders for the top prize at the 89th Academy Awards.

Naomie Harris: 'Daniel Craig could be back as Bond'

The Oscar-nominated actress was speaking after she was awarded her OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.


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