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US and China emerge from trade talks without agreement

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 07:52
The two sides did not issue a joint statement and cancelled press conferences.

Boko Haram suspects tortured in Cameroon, Amnesty says

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 06:43
Amnesty International says that the suspects are subjected to severe beatings and drowning.

Brazil's former President Lula has assets frozen

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:37
Money, cars and property will be frozen after the former president was found guilty of corruption.

Watching Russia's Syrian build-up from central Istanbul

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:15
Russian warships sailing from the Black Sea to Syria pass through the centre of one of Europe's biggest cities - where amateur ship spotters watch their every move.

Chiang Kai-shek: The man who lost to Chairman Mao in China's bitter civil war

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:09
Chiang Kai-shek led the fight against Mao Zedong during China's long civil war. General Hau Pei-tsun remembers the nationalist leader

The women who take dangerous pills to gain weight

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 05:02
In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.

Why bar staff will not serve Afghanistan veteran

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:57
Could a brain injury identity card help a former soldier who gets refused service in bars?

WhatsApp video messages 'blocked'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:55
Chinese authorities also appear to have stopped users sending photos and voice messages.

Activist art tackles palm oil industry

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:52
A street art campaign wants to challenge Indonesia's controversial palm oil industry.

The Japanese martial arts community in Canada that fought its way back

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:47
The Japanese martial arts community in an unlikely corner of Canada that fought back.

Do you have to avoid huggers at work?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:47
The number of workplace huggers is said to be on the rise, but it is still a social - and legal - minefield.

Dali body exhumed for DNA test

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:45
A 1.5-tonne slab will have to be moved to allow DNA testing to settle the contentious claim.

Pavel Sheremet murder: Who killed journalist in Kiev car bomb?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:44
Pavel Sheremet's friends say they are making more progress investigating his murder than the police.

Meet Rob Spence, the film-maker with the camera eye

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:43
Film-maker Rob Spence used his bionic eye to record a mini documentary about cyborgs.

Did Baltimore police officer plant drugs?

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:42
Body camera video shows a Baltimore policeman planting drugs at a crime scene in January, lawyers say. One officer has been suspended.

'Without a creche I couldn't work'

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:39
A lack of childcare is one of the main reasons many Indian women give for quitting the workforce.

Madonna blocks sale of intimate items at auction

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 04:23
A US judge halts an auction of the superstar's items, including a break-up letter from rapper Tupac.

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea agree £60m deal to sign Real Madrid striker

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:36
Chelsea agree a deal to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for about £60m, subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.

Alvaro Morata: Chelsea fans will be punching the air - Pat Nevin

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:35
Chelsea fans will be "punching the air" over the signing of Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, says ex-Blues winger Pat Nevin.

Canada family finds catheter in ice cream

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 03:21
Four people who ate the ice cream - one bit the device - must undergo tests for hepatitis and HIV.


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