Embracing couple among victims

April 25, 2013. Two victims amid the rubble of a garment factory building collapse in Savar, near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Embracing couple among victims
As hopes fade of finding more survivors of the devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit central Italy, details emerge of the dead.

White helmet heroes
The White Helmets save Syrians from death. What happens when they die, too?

Swedes urged to deposit 41m invalid banknotes
Millions of old Swedish banknotes are still in circulation despite a looming deadline to deposit them.

Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet
Firefighters are called out to rescue a 20-year-old man after he climbs into public toilet to retrieve a friend’s phone.

Debunking Zambia’s prostate cancer myths
The lone Zambian voice trying to trying to raise awareness about the dangers of prostate cancer.

Inside a Philippines prison drugs raid
The BBC witnesses a prison raid in one of Manila’s biggest jails – the latest offensive in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs.

Nazi prank taints Argentina German school
Boys from an Argentine German school are being made to visit a Holocaust museum after a brawl with Jewish students over Nazi symbols.

Ex-PM Stephen Harper ‘quits Canada politics’
Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper is to announce his departure from Canadian politics to focus on his businesses, say reports.

Oscar Pistorius: Bid to challenge six-year jail term fails
South African state prosecutors fail in their bid to challenge the six-year sentence for murder handed down to Oscar Pistorius.

Tear gas fired at anti-Mugabe protest
Police in Zimbabwe fire tear gas and water cannon at opposition supporters gathered for a protest march in the capital Harare.

Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins
The evacuation of the besieged Damascus suburb of Darayya begins after a deal between the Syrian government and rebel fighters.

Why India’s two medal Olympic success is significant
The world’s second most populous nation sent more than a hundred athletes to the Games but only two of them won medals, a silver and a bronze.

Hiker describes 30-day ordeal lost in NZ mountains
Czech hiker, Pavlina Pizova, who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand has described the “harrowing” ordeal in which her partner died.

Top South Korea executive found dead
The vice chairman of South Korea’s Lotte conglomerate is found dead just hours before being questioned over corruption allegations.

Nic Naitanui calls for education after child’s blackface tribute
An Australian footballer calls for better race education, saying a controversial photo of a boy in blackface as a tribute to him “hurts my heart”.

Stanford sexual assault: Judge to stop hearing criminal cases
A judge criticised for giving a short jail term to a Stanford University student over sexual assault is to stop hearing criminal cases.

Man pulled from rubble
Man pulled from rubble in Accumoli nine hours after central Italy was hit by magnitude 6.2 earthquake.

Aerial shots
Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday’s earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.

Italy earthquake: Moment of aftershock caught on film
The BBC’s James Reynolds tells of feeling the ground move during one of the aftershocks following Italy’s deadly earthquake.

Endurance test
The BBC looks at the future of Ethiopian silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa after his daring anti-government protest at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

One last hit
The BBC’s Jonathan Head explores the Philippines’ dark underbelly of police raids, dealers and assassins through the story of one woman trapped in a chilling predicament.

Netflix jokes about N Korean imitator Manbang in Twitter bio
Netflix US takes a light-hearted swipe at North Korea’s recent venture into the video-streaming industry, in its Twitter biography.

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy ‘magic dolls’
Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use ‘magic dolls’ to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.

Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws
Three flaws in Apple’s iOS operating system are found that meant spyware could be installed with a single tap.

Turkey PKK conflict: Eight police killed in Cizre bomb
A car bomb explodes hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and wounding more than 45, reports say.

UN envoy: How the world failed Syria
The UN’s humanitarian envoy to Syria says people could have been spared the brutality of the past five years.

Inside Manila’s drug war: Female assassin’s story
A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.

Somalia attack: Gunman storm beach restaurant in Mogadishu
At least seven people are killed in a bomb and gun attack on a beach restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners
Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday’s earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade.

Chat choices
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?

C-section blues
New mother’s vivid Facebook post on the shaming culture involved with Caesarean births goes viral.

Race row
Hungarian personalities have been handing back their state honours in protest at the award of a medal to a controversial journalist.

Marathon runner on reunion with missing dog, Gobi
A marathon runner has been reunited with a dog who unexpectedly joined him during a 250km race across China, after she went missing.

Meet Egypt’s first female bodyguard
In Egypt, Hind Wajih Othman has entered a profession usually perceived as male-dominated, qualifying as the country’s first female bodyguard.

Close-up: 98 aftershocks in 36 hours
How 98 aftershocks rocked devastated areas of central Italy in the first 36 hours after the earthquake.

Italy quake: The ancient village destroyed
Damian Grammaticas reports from an ancient village that has been all but destroyed by the earthquake which hit central Italy on Wednesday.

Brazil court summons Lochte to give evidence over robbery claim
Police in Brazil say they want prosecutors to charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte over his claim to have been robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics.

Syria chemical attack: Family recounts 2013 horrors
The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville speaks to the surviving members of a family caught up in Ghouta’s 2013 chemical attack which left hundreds of Syrians dead.

US Navy vessel fires warning shots at Iran boat
The Pentagon says a US Navy vessel fired three warning shots when an Iranian military boat approached it head-on in the Gulf.

Syria Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town
A deal is reached to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters from the Syrian town of Daraya, near the capital Damascus, following a long government siege.

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