Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.

Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Raqqa: US coalition 'wiped city off Earth', Russia says

Moscow accuses the West of sending aid to the Syrian city to cover up evidence of crimes.

WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

WHO cancels Robert Mugabe goodwill ambassador role

The appointment of Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe prompted a global outcry and wide-ranging condemnation.

Abe on course for resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say

Abe on course for resounding victory in Japan, exit polls say

The prime minister looks set to win the election, but his "super-majority" hangs in the balance.

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Thousands demand justice in Malta

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Thousands demand justice in Malta

But politicians named in the investigations of murdered blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia stay away.

Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit

Fox renewed Bill O'Reilly deal despite harassment suit

Twenty-First Century Fox knew O'Reilly had settled a harassment allegation when he was rehired.

Scot jailed in Dubai for hip touch

Scot jailed in Dubai for hip touch

Businessman Jamie Harron was arrested after touching a man's hip in a Dubai bar.

Rex Tillerson: Shia militia 'must leave Iraq'

Rex Tillerson: Shia militia 'must leave Iraq'

The US secretary of state was speaking on a visit to Saudi partly aimed at curbing Iran's influence.

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto vote on greater autonomy

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto vote on greater autonomy

Central government says the polls are unnecessary but they are permitted under the constitution.

Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert

Israel Facebook: Mistranslated post creates security alert

A post saying "good morning" in Arabic was reportedly mistranslated to say "attack them" in Hebrew.

Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

Five former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

The five living former US presidents have raised more than $31m (£23.5m) for victims.

Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'

Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone

Under fire in Iraq: A camera crew's view of a warzone

Gunfire, danger - a few of the hazards facing a BBC team covering the news from Iraq.

Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco

Cliff diving in Chile: Divers compete in Lago Ranco

Competitors performed acrobatics from heights of up to 27m (89ft) in Chile.

Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky

Ivory Coast's hair sculptor Laetitia Ky

Laetitia Ky uses coat hangers, wires and pins to make "hair sculptures" for her Instagram fans.

Republican speaker Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

Republican speaker Ryan roasts Trump at charity dinner

The senior Republican had a few presidential jokes up his sleeve at a charity dinner.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station

New Zealand town funds its own petrol station

Residents fed up with a two-hour drive to buy fuel decide to take matters into their own hands.

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin

Japanese zoo mourns anime-loving celebrity penguin

Grape the penguin became an online star after he "fell in love" with a cardboard cut-out in his enclosure.

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch

Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

Delicate task

Delicate task

The prime minister has meandered through previous crises but that won't work now, says Tom Burridge.

Naked Indonesia

Naked Indonesia

Public nudity is strictly forbidden in Indonesia - and life is tough for the local nudist community

Coming into fashion

Coming into fashion

How the body art of the Moscow underworld is coming back into fashion.

Sticks and axes

Sticks and axes

Witnesses tell the BBC how men with sticks and axes started one of the world's longest conflicts.

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