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Saad Lamjarred: France detains Moroccan star over rape charge

September 18, 2018 - 12:18pm
Prosecutors appealed against the bail set for popular singer Saad Lamjarred, who is charged with rape.

Church protests halt Georgia cannabis law

September 18, 2018 - 11:33am
Georgia rethinks legalising cannabis cultivation after church protests.

UK freezes aid to Zambia over corruption concerns

September 18, 2018 - 11:15am
Ireland, Sweden and Finland also suspend aid after $4.3m (£3.3m) meant for the poor goes missing.

Russian plane deaths in Syria: What will be the fallout?

September 18, 2018 - 11:09am
A Russian military plane is downed in Syria, killing all 15 aboard. What will happen now?

Chinese city debuts 'bus-pooling' service

September 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Ever felt the frustration of waiting for a bus that never comes? Beijing's got an answer to that.

Israel blames Syria for Russian aircrew deaths but 'expresses sorrow'

September 18, 2018 - 9:42am
Fifteen personnel died when an aircraft was downed by Syrian fire after Israel launched an air raid.

Why do billionaires want to own the news?

September 18, 2018 - 9:31am
Salesforce founder's purchase of Time magazine is the latest example of moguls buying news outlets.

French jobseeker tells Macron to help him find work

September 18, 2018 - 8:23am
A jobless gardener hits out at the French leader, who said he could get work by "crossing the road".

McDonald's workers strike over sexual harassment policy

September 18, 2018 - 8:08am
American employees call on the fast food giant to do more to tackle workplace sexual harassment.

The heartbreaking photo that raised $43,000 in one day

September 18, 2018 - 8:02am
Indians were moved by the photo of the son of a sewer worker grieving next to his father's body.

Amanda Reid: Australian Paralympian 'exaggerated symptoms'

September 18, 2018 - 7:09am
A former coach and other athletes tell the BBC of suspicions about Paralympic athlete Amanda Reid.

South Africa legalises cannabis use

September 18, 2018 - 6:37am
Pro-marijuana activists in South Africa cheer in court following the landmark ruling.

Nicolás Maduro: Fury over Venezuela leader's Salt Bae 'feast'

September 18, 2018 - 6:35am
Video of Nicolás Maduro eating in an Istanbul steak restaurant causes anger in crisis-hit Venezuela.

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen face EU diesel emissions probe

September 18, 2018 - 6:17am
BMW, Daimler and VW are being investigated to see if they agreed to restrict emissions control systems.

Belgian chips cut down to size by hot weather

September 18, 2018 - 5:53am
Potato crop yields have been reduced by 25% in Belgium, threatening the country's signature dish.

The Japanese billionaire who wants to fly to the moon

September 18, 2018 - 5:50am
Yusaku Maezawa wants to take a group of artists along with him on a voyage into space.

Celia Barquín: European golf champion murdered in Iowa

September 18, 2018 - 5:32am
A man is charged with murder after Spanish golfer Celia Barquín is found dead on an Iowa golf course.

Emmy Awards 2018: Sandra Oh's mother rocks hanbok on red carpet

September 18, 2018 - 3:45am
Young-nam Oh delights social media by wearing a traditional Korean dress to support her daughter.

Australia strawberry needle scare: Apple and banana fuel 'copycat' fears

September 18, 2018 - 3:18am
Authorities are already investigating the "evil" sabotage of strawberries in every state.

Russian military plane vanishes from radar over Syria

September 18, 2018 - 12:39am
An aircraft with 14 people on board has disappeared from radar screens, Russia's defence ministry says.