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US shutdown: Senate fails to agree on new budget
The bill to fund the government until 16 February did not receive the 60 votes needed in the Senate.Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:44:39 GMTPope Francis warns of threat to Amazon peoples on Peru visit
Tribal elders call on him to help protect them, saying they are being driven from their lands.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:41:50 GMTMattis: US national security focus no longer terrorism
The defence secretary points to "growing threats" from Russia and China.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:11:36 GMTWorkers cleared over Canada rail disaster
Forty-seven people were killed in one of the worst rail disasters in Canadian history.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:09:49 GMTLarry Nassar case: Olympic champ Jordyn Wieber reveals abuse
Jordyn Wieber and teammate Aly Raisman tell the child abuser: "The tables have turned, Larry."Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:00:59 GMTUS musician Tom Petty died of 'accidental drug overdose'
His family believes he was overusing prescription medication when he died in October, aged 66.Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:05:08 GMTLas Vegas shooting: Police say gunman's girlfriend won't face charges
Police say they still do not know the motive for October's mass shooting that caused 58 deaths.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:44:48 GMTHuge Brazil rubbish dump closes after six decades
Its closure is likely to have an impact on a nearby favela as many people there rely on scavenging.Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:17:24 GMTTrump vows abortion opposition in speech to March for Life
Mr Trump, who previously supported abortion access, says the laws are "wrong" and should "change".Fri, 19 Jan 2018 23:46:20 GMTTurkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms
It says it marks the start of a planned invasion of northern Syria to wipe out Kurdish fighters.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:12:34 GMTColombia says 550,000 Venezuelans have fled to the country
The influx is putting pressure on Colombia's government to provide food, housing and medical care.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:29:18 GMTNassar case: Gold medallists Raisman and Wieber face abuser
Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber confront former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in court.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:47:52 GMTWomen's march: Where, when and why will protests happen?
Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to knowFri, 19 Jan 2018 19:46:29 GMTPope sends gift to woman thrown from horse
The police woman, whose horse was startled during Pope Francis' visit to Chile, is recovering in hospital.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:43:53 GMTThe man risking his life to save pink dolphins
Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:05:16 GMTPresident Putin takes a dip into icy water
Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a traditional Orthodox ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:17:35 GMTBritish 'extreme kayaker' sets 128ft waterfall record
Bren Orton plunged down the Big Banana falls in Mexico, setting a British record.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:26:11 GMTJacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM's 'unusual' pregnancy surprise
The country's leader said she will take six weeks off work when her baby arrives in June.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:19:55 GMTChicago West: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West name daughter
The reality TV star says she felt an instant connection with Chicago, who was delivered by surrogate.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:57:23 GMTRussian social media defends air cadets dancing in underwear
Would-be pilots saved from expulsion after social media steps in to defend their 'fooling around'.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:34:14 GMTSouth Korea to reward 'dogparazzi' informers
Seoul government cracks down on unmuzzled dogs as animal laws are tightened.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:09:39 GMTNorth Korean phone users get photo beauty app
Spring Scent is the latest homegrown app available to North Korea's 3.5 million smartphone owners.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:44 GMTBelarusian border guards catch 'trolley drone'
Belarusian border guards catch a smugglers' drone being sent in along a railway line.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:59:32 GMTFrance: Emmanuel Macron’s marvellous manoeuvres this week
The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:17:47 GMTNew Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage
Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:19:36 GMTHow can parents torture their children?
As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:27:10 GMTLac-Megantic: The runaway train that destroyed a town
Nearly five years after a rail disaster, a small Canadian town still grapples with the aftermath.Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:58:59 GMT
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