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Trump announces Kelly Knight Craft as UN ambassador pick

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:10pm
The US president plans to nominate Kelly Knight Craft, after his previous pick Heather Nauert withdrew.

Ranveer Singh: The Bollywood star known for his outlandish wardrobe

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:48pm
One of India's most bankable stars, Ranveer Singh also makes news for his unconventional fashion sense.

Rakbar Khan: Did cow vigilantes lynch a Muslim farmer?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:10pm
The murder of a Muslim dairy farmer in rural Rajasthan raises questions about the relationship between police and cow protection gangs.

Week in pictures: 16 - 22 February 2019

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:08pm
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

'I sold alcohol as a child to survive' - North Korean defector

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 7:00pm
Jessie Kim managed to escape from North Korea after being neglected as a child.

Turpin captivity case: California parents admit torture

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:13pm
David and Louise Turpin plead guilty to starving and shackling 12 of their children.

Algerians protest against Bouteflika's bid for fifth term

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 4:01pm
National demonstrations sparked as President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, looks to extend his rule.

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir declares state of emergency

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 3:59pm
President Omar al-Bashir dismisses the federal government and sacks all state governors.

Canada pipeline 'benefits outweigh costs'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:56pm
Canada's energy regulator says the project's economic benefits justify the environmental impacts.

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 2:56pm
Singer R Kelly faces multiple counts of sexual abuse, including against minors, US media report.

Botswana's elephant hunting dilemma

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:25pm
What will be the impact on communities and the economy if the ban on hunting elephants is lifted?

Venezuela crisis: Border clashes as aid row intensifies

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 1:10pm
Two people are killed and others are injured as civilians confront troops at the border with Brazil.

US man writes his own obituary to warn others against smoking

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:58pm
A US man who died of lung cancer after decades of smoking penned his own obit as a cautionary tale.

Hoda Muthana: Father of IS bride sues US to allow her return

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 12:01pm
US-born Hoda Muthana is a citizen and should be allowed to return with her son, the lawsuit claims.

'I think it could get worse' - US spy suspect

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:56am
Paul Whelan, a former US marine accused of spying in Russia, has spoken to the BBC for the first time since his arrest.

Jussie Smollett suspended from Empire TV show

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 11:37am
Producers for the hit show took the decision after Jussie Smollet was accused of faking an assault.

India Catholic Church defends Cardinal Gracias over 'failed abuse victims'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:38am
The Indian Catholic Church has defended itself over how it handled allegations of sexual abuse.

Brexit: Irish government hopes no-deal plan 'sits on shelf'

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:23am
The Irish government hopes its legislation for managing a no-deal Brexit will "sit on the shelf".

How is the end of the Islamic State group's caliphate being reported?

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 9:00am
BBC Monitoring looks at how the demise of the Islamic State group is reported by opposing factions in the region.

Michael Jackson estate sues HBO for $100m over Leaving Neverland film

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 8:13am
The singer's family claim that a new film about his alleged sexual abuse breached an old contract.

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