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Egypt internet: Sisi ratifies law tightening...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm

New laws means websites can be blocked if deemed a security threat, but critics say they crush dissent. […]

The hajj pilgrimage and its significance in Islam
Posted by Associated Press on August 18, 2018 at 9:10 pm

Over 2 million Muslims from around the world are beginning the five-day hajj pilgrimage Sunday. They will circle Islam's most sacred site, the cube-shaped Kaaba in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, and take part in a series of rituals intended to bring about greater humility and unity among Muslims.... […]

Vladimir Putin attends Austrian foreign...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 9:01 pm

Russia's president dances with his host during a controversial stopover on his way to Germany. […]

Latter Day Saints church leader rejects 'Mormon'...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 8:49 pm

The leader of the Utah-based church says God told him people should stick to its official name. […]

Italy bridge collapse: State funeral held in Genoa
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 7:15 pm

A state funeral was held for 18 of those who died in a bridge collapse that killed 42 people. […]

Kofi Annan death: World leaders honour former UN...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm

Leaders honour Kofi Annan, the first black African to become UN secretary-general, who died aged 80. […]

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas confirm they are...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 4:29 pm

The Bollywood superstar and the US singer hold a private traditional engagement ceremony in Mumbai. […]

Kofi Annan: Remembering the world's top diplomat
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The BBC's Imogen Foulkes shares her memories of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. […]

Sixteen nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 2:36 pm

The intensive care specialists joke that they have taken drastic measures to get Christmas off work. […]

Ancient Egypt: Cheese discovered in...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 1:46 pm

A new study says a substance found in broken jars by archaeologists is 3,200-year-old cheese. […]

Celebrity Big Brother responds to Stormy Daniels...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 12:18 pm

The adult film actress was meant to appear on the show on Thursday, but pulled out just before is was meant to start. […]

Newborn rescued from drain in India
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 11:16 am

Geetha who rescued the baby, has named the boy ‘Sudhandhiram’ meaning freedom. […]

Kerala floods: Troops rush in to help rescue...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

Troops step up rescue efforts to save people threatened by flooding that has killed hundreds. […]

Muslim couple denied Swiss citizenship over no...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 10:13 am

Officials cite a Muslim couple's refusal to shake hands with the opposite sex in their interview. […]

Pair escape as Uber plunges into sea in Cannes
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

Nick Christoforou and Sophia Toon managed to swim to safety after the cab went off the end of a jetty. […]

Wonder horse sets record for straight wins
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 7:53 am

Winx secures her 26th win in a row to set a new record for the most consecutive victories in Australian racing. […]

Yemen war: Boys dig friends’ graves after air...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 12:47 am

A school trip ended in disaster when the bus was hit by a Saudi-led coalition missile. […]

100 Women: The artist redrawing 'sexist' comic...
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm

An artist in India is challenging sexist drawings of women in comic books, by reimaging male heroes. […]

Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy'...
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:31 pm

Like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the Hollywood film. […]

Week in pictures: 11 - 17 August 2018
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:14 pm

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. […]

The cycling start-up company turning trash into...
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm

The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there. […]

The political influence of Pakistan's powerful...
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:07 pm

BBC Reality Check looks at the political and economic influence of Pakistan's powerful army. […]

ICYMI: Oui oui! Paris's new and very public...
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:07 pm

The French capital's new outdoor urinals cause a stir, plus other stories you may have missed. […]

Islam and the Olympics with fencer Ibtihaj...
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 11:06 pm

Ibtihaj Muhammad won bronze for Team Sabre at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. […]

As the dams rose in Brazil, so did the...
Posted by Michael Snyder on August 17, 2018 at 10:15 pm

Villagers along Boliva's wildly diverse border with Brazil have lived with the rising waters of the Mamore River for years during the long rainy season. But residents say the construction of a series of dams has exacerbated the flooding and is threatening a way of life in the Amazon […]

A former Israeli general in the spotlight: 'If I...
Posted by Noga Tarnopolsky on August 17, 2018 at 9:45 pm

Since Israel passed a law declaring that Jews have “a singular right to national self-determination” in the country, one man has become the symbol of all those who oppose it: Brig. Gen. Amal Asad. Asad, 62, a businessman and father of four who retired from the Israeli army almost 20 years ago,... […]

Eurozone bailout programme is finally over
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece. […]

U.S. ending funding for Syria recovery projects,...
Posted by Tracy Wilkinson on August 17, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Making good on President Trump’s stated desire to reduce the U.S. role in Syria, the State Department announced Friday it was eliminating $230 million in funding for “stabilization” projects in the war-ravaged country. The slack will be made up by donations from other countries who have agreed... […]

Behind the exodus from US state schools
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 6:02 pm

Both religious and politically conservative parents are pursuing other education options amid culture clashes. […]

Serena Williams, motherhood and Instagram pressure
Posted on August 17, 2018 at 4:36 pm

The tennis star revealed, like millions of others, she caved to pressure to look perfect online. […]

Idris Elba: ‘My ambition is boundless’
Posted by Tim Lewis on August 18, 2018 at 11:05 pm

Idris Elba is powering through his midlife crisis – 007 rumours and all. He talks to Tim LewisIdris Elba is currently in the grip of a midlife crisis – “really and truly,” he insists – but it is also somehow the most Idris Elba kind of midlife crisis. No flashy little sports car or grunting Harley-Davidson. He’s not started dressing ridiculously, either: today, in a hotel room in London, the 45-year-old actor is wearing black, from his Vans trainers to his fitted polo shirt. He has something like nine tattoos peeking out here and there, the most eye-catching being a lion, representing Sierra Leone, inside a star, the emblem of Ghana, on his right […]

Putin urges Europe to help rebuild Syria so...
Posted by Agence France-Presse in Berlin on August 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

Russian president makes call ahead of meeting with Angela Merkel Russian president Vladimir Putin has called on Europe to contribute to the reconstruction of Syria to allow millions of refugees to return home.“We need to strengthen the humanitarian effort in the Syrian conflict,” he said on Saturday, ahead of a meeting with his German counterpart Angela Merkel at the government retreat of Meseberg Palace, north of Berlin. Continue reading... […]

Labor to support price caps on power bills as...
Posted by Katharine Murphy Political editor on August 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

Bill Shorten to accept ACCC recommendations as PM recalibrates energy deal in attempt to contain conservative-led revoltLabor will preempt part of the Turnbull government’s looming political fix on power prices by pledging to introduce a new regulated capped offer for electricity consumers.With the prime minister recalibrating his national energy guarantee in an attempt to contain a conservative-led revolt, and poised to accept the recommendations of a recent Australian Competition and Consumer Commission inquiry into the electricity sector, which include capped pricing – Bill Shorten will on Sunday pledge to support that particular initiative. Continue reading... […]

Trump White House lawyer cooperates with Russia...
Posted by Reuters in Washington on August 18, 2018 at 10:16 pm

New York Times details Donald McGahn’s contact with MuellerSource: counsel did not provide incriminating materialThe top White House lawyer has cooperated extensively with the special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 US election, sharing detailed accounts about episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether Donald Trump obstructed justice, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Related: Trump's 'good person' defence could affect jurors in Manafort trial Continue reading... […]

Man charged with attempted murder after...
Posted by Press Association on August 18, 2018 at 8:50 pm

Salih Khater allegedly drove car through group of people outside Houses of Parliament Salih Khater, 29, from Birmingham, has been charged with the attempted murder of members of the public and police officers after allegedly driving a car through crowds outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard has said.Khater of Highgate Street, Birmingham, a Sudan-born UK national, will appear in custody at Westminster magistrates court on Monday 20 August, charged with the attempted murder of members of the public and the attempted murder of police officers. Continue reading... […]

California: man driving wife to hospital to give...
Posted by Francisco Navas and agencies on August 18, 2018 at 8:07 pm

María del Carmen Venegas says husband Joel was handcuffed after they stopped for gas on the way for planned C-sectionA California woman said she had to drive herself to the hospital to give birth alone, after her husband was arrested by agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or Ice. Related: How Trump is cracking down on legal immigrants – and how they are fighting back Continue reading... […]

Kofi Annan: tributes pour in for ‘an...
Posted by Emma Graham-Harrison on August 18, 2018 at 7:30 pm

World leaders honour the former UN secretary-general, who has died aged 80, as a rare breed of diplomatTributes poured in from around the world for Kofi Annan, the first sub-Saharan African to lead the United Nations, whose work revitalising the organisation and putting human rights at the core of its mission was recognised with a Nobel peace prize.In a rare moment of unity, leaders around the globe and across the spectrum, from Tony Blair to Vladimir Putin, remembered his charisma, commitment and diplomatic gifts. Continue reading... […]

Cossacks and flowers as Putin leads Austrian...
Posted by Josie Le Blond Berlin on August 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

Fresh controversy as foreign minister Karin Kneissl offers warm welcome to Russian leaderThere was a Russian Cossack choir, a horse-drawn carriage and a venue specialising in a Viennese fried chicken. But one thing about the wedding of the Austrian foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, stood out: among the guests was the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.The exact details of Putin’s controversial “private” visit weren’t confirmed until the last minute, when his private plane touched down at the tiny Graz regional airport early yesterday afternoon. The airport was briefly closed to passengers and sealed off by a large police presence supported by Austria’s elite […]

Fashion boss gives £1m boost to People’s Vote...
Posted by Michael Savage on August 18, 2018 at 6:23 pm

Superdry co-founder Julian Dunkerton calls for new Brexit poll and says fear is growing about prospect of no dealThe campaign for a referendum on the final Brexit deal has been boosted by a record £1m donation, amid growing public concern that Britain will leave the EU without any agreement.The multimillionaire Julian Dunkerton, who co-founded the Superdry fashion label, said he was making the donation to the People’s Vote campaign because he saw a “genuine chance to turn this around”. He claimed that, if Brexit had happened 20 years earlier, his brand would never have been a success. Continue reading... […]

Autostrade vows to rebuild bridge; stops short of...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Italian toll-road operator Autostrade per l'Italia pledged on Saturday to rebuild a bridge that collapsed in Genoa this week killing at least 40 people, but its chief executive stopped short of apologising for the disaster. […]

U.S. senators demand answers from Army after...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 6:16 pm

Four U.S. senators on Friday urged the Army to detail the steps it is taking to safeguard children from lead poisoning, citing a Reuters investigation into hazards on military bases. […]

Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 6:14 pm

Mourners gathered on Friday in a small Colorado town where the remains of a pregnant woman and her two young daughters were reportedly discovered in oil storage tanks the day after police took the father into custody for their murders. […]

Venezuelan shopkeepers alarmed by Maduro's latest...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm

After Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s 60-fold increase to the minimum wage, storeowners on Saturday wrestled with an anguishing decision: Close up shop or hit customers with steep price hikes at the risk of sinking the business. […]

Merkel, Putin tackle tough topics in meeting...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 6:11 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met outside Berlin on Saturday for talks ranging from the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, to Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn U.S. ire. […]

Cossacks and flowers as Putin dances at Austrian...
Posted on August 18, 2018 at 5:40 pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin danced arm-in-arm with Austria's Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday, after receiving an invitation that opposition critics said undermined the West's stance against Moscow. […]