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'Screaming' turns out to be opera

Thu, 2016-01-28 06:32
Dutch police kick in a door after a report of "terrifying screams" - only to find the sound was a man singing along to opera.

Eritrea 'appalled' by hoax polygamy story

Thu, 2016-01-28 06:22
A satirical story that Eritrean men had been ordered to marry at least two wives, which has been shared across Africa, is condemned by Eritrean officials.

Vietnam leader warns of 'heavy' workload

Thu, 2016-01-28 06:15
Vietnam's five-yearly congress ends in Hanoi, a new politburo announced and the re-elected party chief warning of a "heavy" workload ahead.

EU acts on 'aggressive tax practices'

Thu, 2016-01-28 05:34
The European Commission has made a series of pledges designed to tackle "aggressive tax practices" by multi-national companies.

Wikipedia editors make trustee resign

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:58
After nearly 300 Wikipedia editors sign a vote of no confidence, Arnnon Geshuri steps down as a trustee of the site's governing body.

UK economy expands 0.5% in quarter

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:58
The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the three months to end of December, official figures show, taking the annual rate of growth for 2015 to 2.2%.

VIDEO: Selfie tourist rescued with 'shirt rope'

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:56
An Austrian tourist has had to be rescued from a well, after she fell into it while taking a selfie.

Dutch in Turkey ferry plan for migrants

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:50
Migrants and refugees arriving on the Greek islands would immediately be sent back by ferry to Turkey, under a Dutch plan to solve the crisis.

Japan minister quits over bribery claims

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:41
Japan's Economy Minister Akira Amari says he is resigning after being linked to corruption allegations, but denies any personal wrongdoing.

Ivory Coast ex-leader's trial opens

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:37
Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo denies charges of crimes against humanity, as his landmark trial opens at the ICC in The Hague.

France welcomes Iranian leader Rouhani

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:35
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is being received in France on the latest leg of his tour to relaunch trade relations with Europe.

Malala warns of Syria's education gap

Thu, 2016-01-28 04:31
Campaigner Malala Yousafzai calls for more to be done to educate millions of Syrian refugee children denied access to school.

Europe 'willing to probe Google deal'

Thu, 2016-01-28 03:18
The European Competition Commissioner says she is willing to investigate Google's tax arrangements as the SNP write to the EC to complain.

Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum, a militiaman apart

Thu, 2016-01-28 03:12
BBC interview with Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, the polite but resolute Oregon protester who was ready to die for his cause, and did.

VIDEO: Gbagbo: From Ivory Coast to the ICC

Thu, 2016-01-28 02:42
The trial of former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo for crimes against humanity is set to begin at the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Terror accused discussed 'kangaroo bomb'

Thu, 2016-01-28 00:36
An Australian teen allegedly discussed packing a kangaroo with explosives, painting it with an Islamic State symbol and setting it on police, a Melbourne court has heard.

VIDEO: Iraq's 1000km trench 'to repel bombers'

Thu, 2016-01-28 00:21
A new front line has been emerging in Iraq, separating the semi-autonomous Kurdish region not just from the militants of the so-called Islamic State but also from the rest of the country.

Rinehart no longer richest Australian

Thu, 2016-01-28 00:10
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is no longer Australia's richest person, says Forbes Australia, losing her spot to US-born Blair Parry-Okeden.

Why rat poison is big business in Nigeria

Wed, 2016-01-27 23:54
Boko Haram-grade poison for the newest terrorists in town

Arrested after falling for another woman

Wed, 2016-01-27 23:52
Breaking a taboo in a place that had never heard of lesbians