France emergency ‘until IS defeated’

By BBC EU countries hope Turkey will help to control the flow of migrants reaching the EU from Syria and other conflict zones. Interviewed by the BBC's chief international correspondent, Lyse Doucet, at the World Economic...

Somali gun and bomb attack kills 20

By BBC Islamist militants have attacked popular beachfront restaurants in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 20 people, the security ministry says. Two car bombs exploded about an hour apart early on Thursday evening. In between, gunmen...

Millions prepare for huge US blizzard

By BBC A huge blizzard bearing down on the US east coast is expected to dump near-record levels of snow on Washington and the Mid-Atlantic region. More than 50 million people have been warned of a...

Putin ‘probably’ approved ex-spy murder

By BBC The murder of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in the UK was "probably" approved by President Vladimir Putin, an inquiry has found. Mr Putin is likely to have signed off the poisoning of...

Hague prosecutors seek trial of LRA’s ex-commander

By Reuters Former senior rebel commander from the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda will appear before the International Criminal Court on Thursday for a hearing to decide whether his war crimes trial should go ahead. Dominic...

Vigils held as Pakistan mourns students

By BBC Vigils have been held in Peshawar and elsewhere in Pakistan for at least 21 people killed in a university attack. Four suspected attackers also died in Wednesday's assault on Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. Military...

U.N. seeks $1.3 billion in humanitarian funding for South Sudan

By Reuters The United Nations is seeking $1.3 billion in humanitarian aid for South Sudan, where two in ten of the population have been driven from their homes during two years of conflict. More than 10,000...

Pakistan University attacked

By BBC An attack by suspected Taliban militants on a university in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 19 people and injured 50. Nearly three hours after the attack began, an army official said firing had...

Twitter suffers technical fault

By BBC Social network Twitter is offline for many users, with web visitors being greeted by an error page. Some mobile users are also unable to read or post tweets to the network, which has over...

China growth slowest in 25years

By BBC China's economy grew by 6.9% in 2015, compared with 7.3% a year earlier, marking its slowest growth in a quarter of a century. China's growth, seen as a driver of the global economy, is...
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