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IS ‘forced out’ of key Libyan city

By BBC Militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) have been pushed out of the key eastern city of Derna, a rival Islamist group has said. IS "have all left Derna - they have no presence here...

Donald Trump names foreign policy advisers

By BBC Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has revealed the first members of his foreign policy team. The advisers include academics and former military officers with expertise on the Middle East and energy issues. Mr Trump told...
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Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation's "iron fist" if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations erupted over falling living standards. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had...

North Korea conducts ballistic missile test

By BBC North Korea has fired a ballistic missile in the first such test since Donald Trump took office as US president. Mr Trump assured Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that "America stands behind Japan, its...

‘Remarkable’ decline in fertility rates worldwide

There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found fertility rate falls meant nearly half of countries were now facing a "baby bust" -...

Trump makes bold appeal to black voters

By BBC Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made a direct appeal to African-American voters, saying "What do you have to lose?" Mr Trump told a nearly all-white audience in Michigan that black voters "are living...

US rapper Mac Miller dead at 26

US rapper Mac Miller has been found dead at his California home, a Los Angeles coroner has confirmed. Media reports say the 26-year-old, who was open about his substance abuse, died from an apparent overdose. The...

N Korea nuclear test site to close in May

North Korea's nuclear test site will close in May, the South Korean president's office has said. A spokesman said the closure of the Punggye-ri site would be done in public and foreign experts from South...

Couple ‘detained in UAE for sex outside marriage’

By BBC News A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancee have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for unlawful sex, a relative says. Emlyn Culverwell‚ 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested after...

Brawl in S.Africa’s parliament as opposition EFF lawmakers ejected

By Reuters South African lawmakers of the opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party brawled with parliamentary orderlies as they were ejected from the chamber for interrupting President Jacob Zuma's state-of-the-nation speech on Thursday. Scuffling spilled over into...
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