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McCain torpedoes Republican Obamacare repeal plan again

5 hours 6 min ago
The senator says he "cannot in good conscience" approve the plan, which is backed by President Trump.

Puerto Rico dam bursts in wake of Hurricane Maria

5 hours 49 min ago
A dam has failed and caused "extremely dangerous" flooding in hurricane-hit Puerto Rico.

Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

5 hours 50 min ago
About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent.

Kalashnikov statue to be changed because of German weapon

7 hours 17 min ago
A statue to Russia's creator of the famed AK-47 rifle is to be changed as it shows the wrong weapon.

US Health Secretary Tom Price's private air travel probed

8 hours 32 min ago
The inspector general will focus on Tom Price's private jet trips and "may encompass other issues".

Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal

8 hours 45 min ago
A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included.

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

8 hours 52 min ago
Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.

James Comey: Protests disrupt speech to Howard students

8 hours 58 min ago
Protesters drown out a speech to university students in Washington by ex-FBI director James Comey.

Respect your elders

9 hours 56 min ago
Professor wins praise on social media for bringing his mother, who has Alzheimer's, to his lectures.

Deep impact

10 hours 1 min ago
How widespread is CTE, the disease found in dead former NFL player Aaron Hernandez?

The long wait

11 hours 16 min ago
The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan talks to families searching for loved ones as rescue efforts continue.

France's Macron signs labour reforms in law, defying protests

11 hours 23 min ago
Protesters have condemned France's new labour laws, but they are a key part of the president's plans.

'World's busiest crossing' to shut for days

11 hours 24 min ago
The San Ysidro border crossing is closing for the weekend to enable construction work to go ahead.

Hurricane Maria eye nears Turks and Caicos Islands

13 hours 14 min ago
The storm remains a dangerous category 3, as Puerto Rico counts the costs of its devastation.

Syrian activist and journalist daughter 'murdered' in Istanbul

13 hours 18 min ago
The bodies of Orouba and Halla Barakat were found in their flat in Istanbul, Turkish police say.

Alarm as 'super malaria' spreads in South East Asia

13 hours 48 min ago
The usual treatments are failing 60% of the time in some regions of Cambodia, scientists say.

Mexico earthquake: Girl who captivated the nation never existed

15 hours 4 min ago
The Mexican Navy apologised on Thursday for conflicting reports about survivors.

Erdogan protesters beaten and ejected from New York speech

15 hours 16 min ago
Violence erupts at a New York hotel as protesters heckle Turkey's leader with chants of "terrorist".

Saipan campaigns for controversial Earhart statue

15 hours 26 min ago
Doubts surround a Pacific island campaign for a statue of pilot Amelia Earhart.

In pictures

16 hours 21 min ago
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.


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