The amateur sleuth who found missing woman

A car wreck found at the bottom of a lake brought the search for a missing young mother to an end. But why was it a volunteer team behind the discovery, and not the...

Michael Avenatti: Stormy Daniels lawyer accused of fraud

US lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against US President Donald Trump, has been charged with fraud. Prosecutors says he tried to extort more than $20m (£15m) from Nike,...

Apple launches its own credit card

Apple has announced that is is launching its own credit card, Apple Card. There will be both an iPhone and physical version which will launch in the US in the summer, the firm said. The iPhone...

Asia stocks: Markets sink as global growth jitters spread

Asian stocks sank on Monday amid growing concerns of a slowdown in the global economy. Investors dumped stocks in favour of safer bonds, driving Japan's Nikkei index down more than 3%. The losses in Asia tracked...

Uttar Pradesh: Campaigning takes communal tone in crucial India state

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

Cyclone Veronica: Destructive winds and rain lash Australia

A second cyclone within 48 hours has brought destructive winds and torrential rains to coastal regions of Australia. Cyclone Veronica lingered about 95km (60 miles) off the nation's north-west coast on Monday, officials said. Despite no...

India election 2019: Have 100 ‘smart cities’ been built?

India's urban population is growing rapidly and is expected to reach 600 million in the next decade. Its cities are already creaking under the strain of poor infrastructure and inadequate public services. The government...

Mueller report: President Trump ‘did not conspire with Russia’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Mueller report a "complete exoneration", says US President Trump President Trump's campaign did not conspire with Russia during the 2016 election, according to a summary of Special Counsel Robert...

Venezuela crisis: Russian military planes land near Caracas

Two Russian military planes landed in Venezuela's main airport on Saturday, reportedly carrying dozens of troops and large amounts of equipment. The planes were sent to "fulfil technical military contracts", Russia's Sputnik news agency reported. Javier...

Read Barr’s summary of the Mueller report

US Attorney General Bill Barr spent the weekend poring over the Special Counsel's report before sending a summary to Congress with his verdict on its main conclusions. Here is his letter in full. Dear...

Mueller report: US Congress awaits key findings from Attorney General Barr

US congressional leaders are awaiting conclusions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, with early findings expected Sunday. The long-awaited report was submitted on Friday to Attorney...

Thailand votes in first post-coup election

About 50 million voters are heading to the polls in Thailand for the first general election since the 2014 coup. Thailand has been buffeted by political instability for years, largely a battle between supporters of...

The Disney-Fox giant in five charts

Disney is now the official owner of Rupert Murdoch's former entertainment empire, 21st-First Century Fox. The mammoth $71bn deal - completed on Wednesday - brings the likes of X-Men, The Simpsons and Fantastic Four characters...

Mali attack: ‘More than 100’ Fulani villagers killed

At least 50 people have been killed in an attack on a village in central Mali by armed men wearing traditional Dogon hunters' clothing, reports say. Gunmen surrounded the village before attacking people in their...

Thousands join London Brexit refendum march

Tens of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. Demonstrators from the "Put It To The People" campaign are marching...

Italy joins China’s New Silk Road project

Italy has become the first developed economy to sign up to China's global investment programme which has raised concerns among Italy's Western allies. A total of 29 deals amounting to €7bn ($8bn; £6bn) were signed...

China chemical blast: Survivor found but toll rises again

Rescuers in China have found a survivor two days after a massive blast at a chemical plant - one of the deadliest industrial accidents in recent years. The man, said to be in his forties,...

Trump North Korea sanctions tweet sparks confusion

US President Donald Trump says he has ordered the withdrawal of recently imposed sanctions against North Korea. In a tweet on Friday, he mentioned "additional large-scale sanctions" by the US Treasury that had been added...

‘Reading bedtime stories helped me survive prison’

Lewis Hardy was struggling in prison, feeling isolated from his young family and increasingly "cold". Then he was shown a way of doing something that many parents take for granted - reading to his...

Australians evacuate homes as cyclones Trevor and Veronica approach

Thousands of Australians have been forced to evacuate their homes in preparation for two potentially devastating cyclones. Over the weekend, Cyclone Trevor will hit the north while Cyclone Veronica will strike the country's west coast. Destructive...

Trumplomacy on Golan Heights: What it all means

I was sitting on the Israeli prime minister's terrace when President Trump's tweet dropped. A current of surprise and expectation sizzled through the state department press corps. We had been following US Secretary of...

India election 2019: Ex-cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins ruling BJP

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

Christchurch shootings: How Maori haka unify New Zealand in mourning

As New Zealand mourns the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings, the traditional Maori haka dance is reverberating around the country. It's a ceremonial dance many might associate with the famous New Zealand All...

Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

An Australian conservation group has been forced to retract published research on the discovery of an endangered bird. In 2017, ecologist John Young claimed to have found traces of the night parrot, one of the...

India election 2019: PM Modi attacks Sam Pitroda over Pakistan

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

Uber ‘picks New York Stock Exchange’ for stock listing

Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year. The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over...

Lupita Nyong’o: Horror film Us took an emotional toll on me

Lupita Nyong'o says her latest film Us took an "emotional" toll on her and it was "exhausting" playing two different versions of the same character. "This movie stretched me, it bent me, it cost me...

India election 2019: Is India building enough new houses?

Pledge: The current government has promised that every Indian will have a home to live in by 2022 - with 10 million homes ready by this year in rural areas and 10 million ready...

Christchurch mosque shootings: The lives lost and the world they revealed

The life stories of the Christchurch mosque victims are a striking reflection of a world in turmoil - one marked by war, poverty and economic inequality. In New Zealand, many thought they had found a...

Christchurch shootings: New Zealand broadcasts call to prayer

New Zealand will broadcast the Islamic call to prayer and observe a two minute silence in ceremonies to mark a week since the Christchurch attacks. Amid tight security, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join mourners...

Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke’s brain surgery ordeal

A Game of Thrones star has revealed she had to undergo brain surgery between two seasons of the hit series. Writing in The New Yorker, Emilia Clarke said she suffered two "life-threatening" aneurysms. The actor,...

How Cyclone Idai tore into southern Africa

Aid agencies are scrambling to reach survivors of Cyclone Idai, which swept through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe last week, destroying towns and villages in its path. Hundreds of people have been killed and hundreds of...

Leicester City chairman cremation held in Thailand

The Leicester City chairman who died in a helicopter crash has been honoured with a royal cremation in his native Thailand. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when the helicopter crashed after taking off...

Brexit: Theresa May ‘hopes’ UK will leave EU with a deal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Theresa May: "I am not prepared to delay Brexit any further than 30 June" Theresa May will make a direct plea to EU leaders later asking to postpone Brexit...

Christchurch shootings: ‘Bad actors’ helped attack videos spread online

Facebook has shared more details of the efforts it made to remove videos of the Christchurch attacks. Fifty people died and dozens more were injured by the twin shootings at two mosques on 15 March. No...

Christchurch shootings: NZ police admit error in naming murder charge victim

New Zealand police have admitted that the person named on a charge sheet as the murder victim of the alleged Christchurch mosques attacker is actually alive. They said the naming on the document for the...

India’s politicians play nice for Holi

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

India election 2019: When will broadband reach all villages?

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants more than a billion Indians connected to the internet - and his BJP government is counting on a project taking cheap high-speed broadband to rural areas to achieve...

Italy takes a shine to China’s New Silk Road

China's president lands in Rome on Thursday, where he is expected to sign a landmark infrastructure deal that has raised eyebrows and suspicions among Italy's Western allies. Xi Jinping's project is a New Silk Road...

Hungary Orban: Europe’s centre-right EPP suspends Fidesz

The ruling party of Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been suspended by the European Parliament's biggest grouping in a row over defiance of EU policies. In a unanimous vote, the European People's Party...

Trump spooks markets with China trade tariffs warning

US stocks have fallen after President Donald Trump said his administration was considering leaving tariffs on China for a "substantial period". Mr Trump said that a trade deal with Beijing was "coming along nicely", but...

Auschwitz visitors urged not to balance on railway tracks for photos

Auschwitz Memorial, which preserves the site of the former Nazi death camp, has called on visitors to stop posing for pictures on its railway tracks. In a post on Twitter, the memorial shared images of...

Christchurch shooting: Australia’s moment of hate speech reckoning

When it emerged that the suspect behind the Christchurch mosque shootings was an Australian, it set the stage for some agonised soul-searching in his homeland. The prime suspect for the attack, in which 50...

Mayawati delivers India election shock

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

Trade war: US-China to resume face-to-face talks next week, reports say

US officials plan to travel to China next week to resume face-to-face talks aimed at ending a trade war between them, media reports said. The US and China have imposed tariffs on billions of dollars'...

Christchurch shootings: Father and son in first victims’ funerals

A father and son from Syria have been buried in the first funerals for those killed in the New Zealand mosque shootings that left 50 people dead. Khaled Mustafa, 44, and Hamza, 16, arrived with...

Pasir Gudang: How one quiet lorry sparked a toxic waste crisis

On the morning of 6 March, an unassuming tanker lorry trundled down a dusty dirt road in southern Malaysia. Its driver was heading for Sungai Kim Kim, a river snaking through the Pasir Gudang...

India election 2019: PM Modi ‘Chowkidar’ campaign creates country of watchmen

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Bolsonaro visit: A tale of two Trumps

Media playback is unsupported on your device Jair Bolsonaro and Donald Trump swap football shirts in the Oval Office Jair Bolsonaro's visit to the US was much-heralded, certainly here in Brazil. The fact that it's the...

Brexit: Angela Merkel vows to fight for orderly process

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will fight for an "orderly Brexit" until "the very last hour". Mrs Merkel said that current events were in a "state of flux", adding that European Union...

Jet Airways grounds planes as crisis grows

Indian carrier Jet Airways has grounded a further six aircraft amid a deepening crisis. The beleaguered company has been struggling under the weight of debts totalling more than than $1bn (£750m). The airline has...

‘Thai bride’ body found on Yorkshire Dales in 2004 identified

A woman whose body was found in the Yorkshire Dales 15 years ago has been identified, police have confirmed. North Yorkshire Police said the woman who was found near Pen-y-ghent in 2004 was Lamduan Armitage,...

US-backed Syrian fighters ‘overrun IS encampment’

US-backed Syrian fighters are reported to have overrun an encampment that made up most of the last patch of territory held by the Islamic State (IS) group. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance said militants...

Thai tycoon found guilty for poaching but freed ahead of appeal

The head of one of Thailand's largest construction firms has been sentenced to 16 months in jail on three poaching charges but is free pending an appeal. Premchai Karnasuta was caught with hunting gear and...

India ‘asks banks to rescue Jet Airways’

The Indian government has asked state-run banks to step in and save struggling carrier Jet Airlines, according to Reuters. India has urged the banks to swap debt for equity, and take stakes in Jet, the...

Who is Speaker John Bercow and why does he shout order?

You might know him as the man who shouts something that sounds like "odd-DEURRRR, odd-DEURRRRR!" Speaker John Bercow has become the subject of numerous memes as Brexit has rumbled on over the past two years. But...

Boeing expects 737 Max software fix by end of March

Boeing has told airlines it expects to have new software for its troubled 737 Max ready by the end of the month. The plane has been grounded following the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft crash earlier this...

Mukesh Ambani: India’s richest man helps his brother avoid jail

India's richest man Mukesh Ambani has paid a debt payment owed by his brother, saving him from spending time in prison. Anil Ambani faced a prison sentence after a deal between his firm Reliance Communications...

Profiles of the people killed as they prayed

Fifty people are confirmed to have died in Friday's attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Police say they have shared a list with the families but have not released it publicly. Police Commissioner Mike...

Chinese goths post selfies in protest after subway incident

China's community of goths is coming together in protest online after a woman was made to remove her make-up before being allowed to enter a busy subway. The woman, who media are not naming,...

India election 2019: Are three times more roads being built?

In April 2018, India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said his government was building more roads than ever. "Today, the volume of work that is being done every day is three times what was done previously,"...

World’s most expensive cities revealed

Paris has come top of a ranking of the world's most expensive cities, alongside Hong Kong and Singapore. It's the first time three cities have shared the top spot in the 30-year history of the...

Gaza economic protests expose cracks in Hamas’s rule

In Gaza, it is no surprise to hear complaints about the terrible living conditions - after all, the World Bank describes a local economy in "free fall" with 70% unemployment among young people. However, what...

Manohar Parrikar death: Opposition lawmakers march to governor’s house

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

Christchurch shootings: NZ cabinet backs action on gun laws – PM

PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand's cabinet has backed gun law changes "in principle" after the Christchurch shootings. Fifty people were killed and dozens wounded in attacks at two mosques on Friday. Australian Brenton Tarrant, 28,...

India election 2019: Manohar Parrikar death restarts battle for Goa

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. Every day, the BBC will be bringing...

Christchurch shootings: Australian homes raided over NZ mosque attacks

Police have raided two homes in Australia as part of the investigation into the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fifty people died and dozens were injured in the twin shootings on Friday....

Australian homes raided over shootings

Police have raided two homes in Australia as part of the investigation into the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fifty people died and dozens were injured in the twin shootings on Friday....

The people killed as they prayed

Fifty people are confirmed to have died in Friday's attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Police say they have shared a list with the families but have not released it publicly. Police Commissioner Mike...

Joe Biden says he’s running in 2020 – then corrects himself

Media playback is unsupported on your device Has Mr Biden publicly announced his presidential bid? Joe Biden appeared to announce his candidacy for the 2020 US election, before immediately correcting himself. The former vice-president made the slip...

Who are the Christchurch attack victims?

Fifty people are confirmed to have died in Friday's attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Police say they have shared a list with the families but have not released it publicly. Police Commissioner Mike...

Christchurch shootings: First victim named as families wait anxiously

The first person killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings to be publicly identified has been named as Daoud Nabi. Mr Nabi, 71, was originally from Afghanistan. His son Omar told AFP news agency his father...

Christchurch shootings: Mosque attacks mapped

Forty-nine people have been killed and at least 20 wounded in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the deadliest attack in the country's history. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called...

James Gunn: Disney rehires sacked Guardians of the Galaxy director

Director James Gunn has been rehired to direct Guardians of the Galaxy 3 after he was fired by Disney over decade-old tweets that joked about rape and abuse. It comes after famous cast members from...

Afghanistan’s first all-female orchestra Zohra visits the UK

Five years ago, a unique all-female orchestra was formed in Afghanistan, a nation where only a few years previously music had been outlawed and women barred from education. Now Zohra is visiting the UK...

India election 2019: Why can’t politics move beyond Nehru?

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. The BBC brings you the latest updates...

Russia-Trump troll suspect defends internet job

A Russian computer expert accused of meddling in the US 2016 presidential election says he simply did ordinary IT work, not political trolling. Sergei Polozov is among 13 Russians named in the Mueller indictment, which...

New Zealand mosques: Several dead after shootings in Christchurch

An active shooter is at large in Christchurch, New Zealand, after an attack on a mosque in the city, police have warned. Witnesses told local media there were several casualties. Police warned people to...

China foreign investment law: Bill aims to ease global concerns

China has passed a new foreign investment law in a move widely seen as an effort to facilitate US trade talks. Delegates voted overwhelmingly in favour of the law on the final day of...

Wandering males transformed Spain’s DNA

A mass migration of males transformed the genetic make-up of people in Spain during the Bronze Age, a study reveals. DNA evidence shows the migrants streamed over the Pyrenees, replacing existing male lineages across the...

Mumbai footbridge collapse kills five and injures dozens

At least five people have been killed and dozens injured after a footbridge collapsed near Mumbai's main train station. The bridge collapsed at 7.30pm local time (14:00 GMT) as commuters were entering Chhatrapati Shivaji...

Brexit delay: What just happened?

British MPs have voted for a delay in the Brexit process for three months or more, after struggling to agree on what terms the UK should leave the European Union on 29 March. You might...

Four Brexits and a Divorce: What do MPs want?

Towards the end of the 1994 film Four Weddings and a Funeral, the commitment-phobic Charles (played by Hugh Grant) has a meltdown minutes before his marriage. Panicking in the vestry he can't believe that after...

Anger over ‘disgusting’ food found in Chinese school kitchen

One of China's most prestigious high schools has been the target of public anger after piles of expired mouldy food were found in its canteen kitchen. Mouldy bread, rotting meat and seafood were discovered...

Congress mocks PM Modi over Masood Azhar

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. The BBC brings you the latest updates...

Boeing grounded: What it means for air travel

The grounding of Boeing's 737 Max fleet is expected to cause little air travel disruption - at least for now. The plane-maker grounded its global fleet of the aircraft as a safety precaution after new...

Pakistan’s Masood Azhar: China blocks bid to call militant terrorist

China has blocked a bid to designate the leader of the group behind an attack which brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war a terrorist. Masood Azhar is the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM),...

Third jobs report ‘delayed’ ahead of India vote

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. The BBC brings you the latest updates...

Russian activist jailed after setting up Putin’s fake gravestone

A court in Russia has sentenced a man to 28 days in jail for creating a fake gravestone of President Vladimir Putin. Activist Karim Yamadayev was sentenced on Tuesday in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny...

Actress due in court over college scam

US actress Lori Loughlin, of the sitcom Full House, has surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles after being charged in a college cheating scam. Her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, was in court on Tuesday, along...

Most imports tariff-free under no-deal plan

The government has announced that most imports into the UK would not attract a tariff in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Under a temporary scheme 87% of imports by value would be eligible for...

Brexit: How can Article 50 be extended?

MPs are due to vote later on whether to delay Brexit by extending Article 50. How would the process work? Article 50 is part of the EU's Lisbon Treaty - the section sets out...

India PM Modi bombards Bollywood with democracy-loving tweets

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a prolific tweeter, but even by those standards he really upped the ante on Wednesday. He unleashed a barrage of tweets targeted at several prominent personalities. But the...

India election 2019: Modi channels his inner Bollywood

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a prolific tweeter, but even by those standards he really upped the ante on Wednesday. He unleashed a barrage of tweets targeted at several prominent personalities. But the...

India election 2019: Mamata bats for women as Modi goes on tweet spree

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. The BBC brings you the latest updates...

India election: Mamata bats for women as Modi goes on tweet spree

India has entered full election mode: voting is due to begin on 11 April, with the final ballot cast more than five weeks later on 19 May. The BBC brings you the latest updates...

Brexit: MPs reject Theresa May’s deal for a second time

Media playback is unsupported on your device May: I profoundly regret MPs' decision Prime Minister Theresa May's EU withdrawal deal has been rejected by MPs for a second time, throwing her Brexit strategy into further confusion. MPs...

Couple stranded in Singapore need £140k to bring baby to UK

A British couple stranded in Singapore are trying to raise £140,000 to bring their premature baby home. Ex-teaching assistant Chloe Wilkinson went into labour at 24 weeks pregnant while travelling back from Australia with her...

Boeing: UK joins wave of countries grounding the 737 Max

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India election 2019: Priyanka Gandhi takes on Modi in debut speech

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