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Afghanistan's 'Little Messi' flees home after Taliban threats, says family

December 6, 2018 - 1:08pm
The Taliban has reportedly threatened the boy, who went viral for making a football shirt out of a bag.

Does Facebook's counter-attack stand up?

December 6, 2018 - 1:00pm
The social network publishes a detailed rebuttal of some of the claims made against it.

Amazon workers injured in bear spray accident

December 6, 2018 - 12:40pm
The can of bear repellent was punctured, sending fumes around the US warehouse, officials say.

Senegal unveils Museum of Black Civilisations

December 6, 2018 - 12:31pm
China helped build the museum with a donation of about $34m (£27m).

Study: Half of US adults have had close family member jailed

December 6, 2018 - 12:22pm
Some 113 million Americans have had an immediate family member jailed, says the report.

Lula: Judge Sergio Moro had a political agenda

December 6, 2018 - 11:52am
Brazil's ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva says the judge who convicted him was not impartial.

Golden Globes: Lady Gaga up for best actress award

December 6, 2018 - 10:47am
The singer turned actress is nominated for A Star is Born alongside co-star and director Bradley Cooper.

US shares sink as market sell-off continues

December 6, 2018 - 10:12am
Wall Street opens lower after London and other major European stock markets fall more than 2%.

Ohio dad makes girl walk miles to school for bullying on bus

December 6, 2018 - 9:51am
"Bullying is unacceptable," says the father, driving behind his 10-year-old as she trudges to school.

Diane Rwigara: Rwanda government critic acquitted

December 6, 2018 - 9:21am
Judges say the charges against Diane Rwigara of inciting insurrection and forgery are 'baseless'.

France protests: Government fears 'major violence' in coming days

December 6, 2018 - 7:43am
Despite a major reversal on fuel taxes, "yellow vest" protests are still planned for Saturday.

Falcon 9 rocket guides itself to sea

December 6, 2018 - 7:36am
The rocket had a hydraulic problem on its way back to Earth.

Cambodia releases surrogate mothers who agree to keep children

December 6, 2018 - 7:26am
Thirty-two women carrying babies for Chinese clients are released after agreeing to keep the children.

Dutch girl's 'hijacked' party invite prompts riot fears

December 6, 2018 - 6:52am
A 15-year-old's plans for a birthday party turn into a nightmare when they are posted on Facebook.

Google trainee puts up dummy advert by mistake

December 6, 2018 - 6:43am
The error meant a blank yellow rectangle was active on the sites and apps for about 45 minutes.

Lena Dunham says defending accused writer was 'a terrible mistake'

December 6, 2018 - 6:23am
The Girls star says speaking up for Murray Miller out of "blind faith" was "a terrible mistake".

Acid attack on Nicaragua priest during confession

December 6, 2018 - 6:09am
Miguel Guevara had just finished hearing confession when a woman threw acid in his face.

Russians criticise music concert cancelling advice

December 6, 2018 - 5:07am
A group on social media in the country is calling on parents to unite against "amoral" musicians.

Tennessee inmate chooses electric chair over lethal injection

December 6, 2018 - 4:53am
David Earl Miller argued that lethal injection would lead to a prolonged and painful death.

Huawei arrest: China urges US and Canada to clarify Meng Wanzhou detention

December 6, 2018 - 4:10am
The US seeks to extradite chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the telecom giant's founder.

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