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UN denies Ban plans to visit N Korea

Wed, 2015-11-18 02:47
The United Nations denies reports in Chinese media that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting North Korea next week.

McDonald's in heritage site controversy

Wed, 2015-11-18 00:13
The opening of a McDonald's outlet in the home of former Taiwanese leader Chiang Ching-kuo in Hangzhou, China has sparked a controversy.

VIDEO: IS 'could be defeated in weeks'

Wed, 2015-11-18 00:11
The intelligence and security chief in Iraqi Kurdistan says that Islamic State could be defeated in "months perhaps even weeks" if Western powers engaged fully in the fight against the extremists.

Red Button 'at risk' from BBC cuts

Wed, 2015-11-18 00:10
The BBC could be about to close its Red Button services as part of £150m of cuts.

Paris attacks 'wake-up call to West'

Wed, 2015-11-18 00:10
The head of security in Iraqi Kurdistan says he hopes last Friday's deadly attacks in Paris will act as a wake-up call to Western powers.

Obama defiant over South China Sea

Tue, 2015-11-17 23:58
US President Barack Obama puts a firm focus on the South China Sea maritime dispute, as an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations begins in Manila.

The crisis of Europe’s borders

Tue, 2015-11-17 22:15
After the attacks in Paris there are increasing doubts about whether Europe's open borders can survive without being reinforced, says Gavin Hewitt.

Where are all the climate change songs?

Tue, 2015-11-17 22:04
The one big thing there's never been a hit single about

VIDEO: Deaf-blind lawyer on typing to Obama

Tue, 2015-11-17 21:40
Deaf and blind lawyer reaches president by other means

South African mother's baby swap anguish

Tue, 2015-11-17 21:32
A mother's anguish after babies in South Africa swapped forever

UK's coal plants 'to close by 2025'

Tue, 2015-11-17 21:14
The UK's remaining coal-fired power stations will be shut by 2025, energy secretary Amber Rudd is expected to say later.

Restoring the home of RK Narayan

Tue, 2015-11-17 21:01
India to restore legendary author RK Narayan's home

Are we winning the fight against HIV?

Tue, 2015-11-17 20:40
Are we winning the fight against the virus?

Bolivian president in lesbian jibe row

Tue, 2015-11-17 20:38
Bolivian President Evo Morales apologises for joking that Health Minister Ariana Campero could be a lesbian.

VIDEO: NZ rugby star Jonah Lomu dies

Tue, 2015-11-17 20:22
Jonah Lomu, considered one of New Zealand's finest rugby union players of all time, dies at the age of 40.

Bees and pesticides 'missing link'

Tue, 2015-11-17 20:17
A new study shed light on unanswered questions about the risks of pesticides to bees.

Google refuses to give up on Google+

Tue, 2015-11-17 19:42
Google revamps its barren social network to focus on interests and communities.

VIDEO: France's state of emergency explained

Tue, 2015-11-17 19:42
France announces it will extend its state of emergency, following the attacks in Paris, by three months.

All Blacks great Lomu dies aged 40

Tue, 2015-11-17 19:39
New Zealand rugby union great Jonah Lomu dies aged 40 - he was diagnosed with a serious kidney condition in 1997.

A boy as the face of Barbie? Not quite

Tue, 2015-11-17 19:35
The truth about the gender-bending doll commercial.