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Left in a bus station
When Jenna Cook returned from the US to China to search for her birth family, more than 50 candidates came forward - but were any of them a match?
France's Marine Le Pen begins Russia visit
The far-right presidential candidate will meet Russian MPs just weeks before France's elections.
Exclusive: Ed Sheeran moved to tears by Liberia trip
The singer writes about his Comic Relief visit and why he'll never forget the children he met.
A new book documents nine women survivors of tuberculosis, India's most severe health crisis.
Taiwan top court hears landmark gay marriage case
The case could make the island the first place in Asia to permit same-sex marriage.
Hong Kong election: The nanny, Mr Pringles or the judge?
A quick guide to the candidates competing to become Hong Kong's chief executive.
Sydney teenager pleads guilty to Anzac Day terror plot
The boy, who was 16 when he was arrested, planned to attack Sydney, police said.
A question of colour
Apple's Red iPhone is going on sale, but in China it is doing things a bit differently. Why?
London attack: Theresa May evacuated from Westminster
Footage obtained by the Sun shows Theresa May being hurried to safety during Wednesday's attack.
Africa's top shots: 17-24 March 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Aurora Australis: Spectacular displays for first Southern Lights charter flight
Aurora-hunters came from around the world and were left awestruck by the display.
All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger
The picture puts a spotlight on benefits being stripped out of latest healthcare bill revisions.
Sewol disaster ferry raised in South Korea after three years
It sank in one of South Korea's deadliest disasters in 2014.
IS leaves trail of destruction in Syria's Palmyra
Lyse Doucet finds the trail of destruction left by Islamic State militants in Palmyra extends beyond the ancient Syrian city's famous ruins.
JFK diary calls Hitler 'stuff of legends'
The 28-year-old future president wrote about the dictator after touring his mountain retreat.
Eurovision: Russia rejects offer for Julia Samoilova to perform 'via satellite'
Russian TV says the offer to allow Julia Samoilova to perform in Ukraine via satellite link is "strange".
White supremacist's church burns down in North Dakota
Craig Cobb, who formerly tried to set up an Aryan enclave in North Dakota, says it was "100% arson".
Devin Nunes apologises to Democrats for surveillance briefing
Democrats question whether an inquiry into Russia's alleged meddling can proceed objectively.
Man mistakenly donates wife's 'priceless' wedding dress
A woman from Durham, North Carolina has appealed online after her dress was mistakenly sold for $25.
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Russian ex-MP Voronenkov shot dead at Kiev hotel
Denis Voronenkov, who fled to Ukraine last year, is shot dead in the centre of the Ukrainian capital.
Franz Beckenbauer questioned by prosecutors in 2006 World Cup fraud inquiry
The German football legend denies wrongdoing in a Swiss inquiry into the 2006 World Cup bid.
French election: Defence Minister Le Drian defects to Macron
Jean-Yves Le Drian is criticised by his Socialist party voicing support for the centrist candidate.
Concern over tourists taking crystals from Iceland mine
Officials warn a historic site may have to close because visitors keep removing its crystals.
Afghan Taliban capture crucial town of Sangin
Government forces retreat as the district headquarters fall to militants after a year-long battle.
More than 200 migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean
An aid group finds two capsized boats capable of carrying 100 migrants each, and only five bodies.
Japan school: Donation row grows for PM Shinzo Abe
The head of a controversial nationalist school says he did give money towards it despite his denials.
The Taliban's capture of the crucial southern Afghan city of Sangin is highly significant.
Students rescue drunk man from Massachusetts rail tracks
An intoxicated man has been rescued after falling onto the underground rail tracks in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Bastions of democracy
An attacker tried and failed to access Westminster - so what is security like in Paris, Berlin, Brussels and Washington DC?
Man held for 'driving at crowd' in Antwerp, Belgium
A man is arrested in the Belgian city of Antwerp on suspicion of driving at a crowd, police say.
Air India files complaint as MP boasts of beating steward
Ravindra Gaikwad says he hit the airline steward with a slipper after being denied business class.
Russian man pleads guilty over $500m malware scam
A Russian man faces up to 10 years in jail for spreading a computer virus that cost victims more than $500m (£401m).
'New' wave-like cloud finally wins official recognition
The new clouds include the rare, wave-like asperitas, after a long campaign by skywatchers.
Video of Israeli policeman hitting Palestinian driver draws anger
An officer is suspended after a film shows him headbutting a Palestinian lorry driver in Jerusalem.
Argentina ex-leader Cristina Fernandez to go on trial
The former president is facing charges of financial mismanagement during her time in office.
A beauty myth
Writer Eris Choo describes growing up dark-skinned in Malaysia among "candle princesses".
Toronto school board ends all new US trips for students
School officials say the "difficult" decision was made over uncertainty surrounding the travel ban.
Donald Trump Jr criticises London mayor after terror attack
The US president's son hits out at Sadiq Khan for comments made last year about terror preparedness.
London attack: How events unfolded
BBC correspondent Andy Moore reports on the aftermath of the Westminster attack.
Israel holds 19-year-old over threats against Jewish centres
In one of the suspect's alleged threats a Delta Air Lines flight had to make an emergency landing.
Malaysia screen legend gets Google tribute
P. Ramlee enjoyed fame across South East Asia, even reaching as far as Hong Kong and Japan.
Jacqui Lambie: Australian senator weeps over 'shameful' welfare cuts
Jacqui Lambie makes an emotional plea for the government to reconsider plans to cut family benefits.
Pro-settlement hardliner Friedman confirmed as US envoy to Israel
Daniel Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, is approved by the Republican-led US Senate.
US healthcare bill: Blow for Trump as House vote delayed
Repealing and replacing Obamacare was a major plank of Donald Trump's election campaign.
South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg
The latest victim appears to be a mother assaulted for four hours in front of her son.
Safe to drink?
A recent court case in Nigeria highlights concerns that locally made drinks may be considered unsafe for human consumption.
The BBC examines the unusual photo of Kim Jong-un giving piggyback to a military officer.
The Sewol sank on 16 April 2014 killing 304 people, almost all school children on a trip.
'She saved my life'
The story of Ana, a victim of domestic violence, and how an organisation of women bodyguards came to her help.
Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations
The dump is used to supply the military in the east and officials say the blasts were sabotage.
The politics behind Spain's decision to extradite more than 200 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China.
A number of young Russians are making names for themselves by posting videos of life-threatening stunts online.
Venezuela shocked as children arrested for soldiers' killings
Police say two soldiers were attacked and killed by a gang of children, some as young as six.
Trump team 'incidentally monitored' after election
The president says he feels "somewhat" vindicated over his allegations of wiretapping.
Kenya Revenue Authority 'lost $39m to hacker'
An IT expert appears in court charged with stealing $39m from Kenya's national tax authority.
Will Trump seal the healthcare deal?
Republicans are hoping to get their Obamacare replacement bill through the House. But do they have the votes?
Senegal's Touba TV blames 'satanic trick' for porn gaffe
A religious TV channel in Senegal blames an unidentified saboteur after it broadcast a porn film.
Fury at eurozone chief Dijsselbloem's 'racist' remarks
The head of eurozone finance ministers, Jeroen Dijsselbloem, faces calls to resign in Portugal and Spain.
Eurovision 2017: Ukraine bars Russian singer Samoilova from contest
The European Broadcasting Union, which founded Eurovision, says it is "deeply disappointed".
'Sex assault' streamed on Facebook Live
At one point 40 people watched the broadcast but nobody reported it to police.
Tonga gives away thousands of chicks in anti-fat drive
Agriculture ministry hopes the initiative will stop people buying fatty imported meat.
Brussels attacks: Silent tribute and tears at airport
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium lead a minute's silence at Zaventem airport in Brussels.
London attack: World leaders show solidarity
France, Germany and the US send messages of solidarity after the deadly attack near parliament.
Mexican teen's family gets $1m over death in US custody
He was told by US border officers to drink a liquid he was carrying; it was liquid methamphetamine.
Germany to quash 50,000 gay convictions
The German cabinet says homosexuals handed post-war sentences under a Nazi-era law should be cleared.
A Spanish village whose residents were at odds over a planned waste dump have overcome their differences with an art project that transformed it into an open-air gallery.
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Ex-Colorado Republican chairman in court for voter fraud
Steven Curtis allegedly posted his ex-wife's absentee ballot for last year's presidential election.
Pakistan reinstates secret military courts despite criticism
They were first set up after a bloody attack on a military-run school that killed 134 children.
A look at how the seed of a South American tree is increasingly being used as an alternative to ivory.
North Korea video imagines US forces' destruction
The video comes amid a flurry of rocket engine tests and missile launches in North Korea.
IS conflict: US forces support new assault near Raqqa stronghold
The US secretary of state says it is "only a matter of time" before the IS leader is dead.
Trouble on the ranch
America's rural heavily supported Donald Trump in the election, but now some are starting to worry his trade plans could hurt their business.
Puerto Rico baseball fans go blond to back team
What began as a joke is now spreading across the island, ahead of the World Baseball Classic final.
Two German-born terror suspects to be deported
The men of Algerian and Nigerian descent were detained on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
North Korea hunger: Two in five undernourished, says UN
More than 70% of the country's population relies on food aid, the United Nations says.
In our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.
Shamrock and soca
Gemma Handy speaks to Montserratians about their Irish roots and why they celebrate St Patrick's Day.
Home no more
Germany is tightening up rules on expelling home-born foreign-national terror suspects
Trump ex-aide Paul Manafort 'offered to help Putin'
Ex-campaign chairman Paul Manafort reportedly worked for Russian oligarch to assist President Putin.
Holy Sepulchre Church: Discovery at 'Jesus's tomb' in Jerusalem
Renovation work at the church where it is said that Jesus was buried leads to an historic find.
What was behind the blockade of a hugely popular Buddhist temple outside Bangkok?
North Korea missile launch fails
The US military said it detected a failed North Korean launch, which exploded within seconds.
Uganda manhunt for police who shot dead girl of three
Police say the incident is "highly regrettable" and launch a manhunt for four officers.
China bus company pays drivers in small change
The company says it was less trouble than going to the bank.
Brussels attacks: First anniversary of bombings marked
Belgium's king leads a minute's silence for victims of the airport and underground station attacks.
Best friends become first to co-parents in Canada
Two best friends make legal history in Canada by becoming the first to co-parent.
Maryland high school rape case sparks immigration row
The rape, which was allegedly committed by undocumented immigrants, has led to community outrage.
Brussels attack survivor walking one year on
The photo of Sebastien Bellin was one of the iconic images of the Brussels Airport bomb a year ago.
How many countries?
We track a single item of clothing to see just where it goes before it ends up in the shop.
How the toxic pests, described as "dispersal machines", are thwarting efforts to halt their advance.
Flight ban on laptops 'sparked by IS threat'
The aircraft ban on electronic devices was prompted by an Islamic State group threat, says US media.
Snake found on a plane. Yes, really... snake on a plane
It was left on a commuter flight after a passenger had left the animal, which was listed as a pet, in the cabin on a previous flight.
Children dead in China school toilet stampede
The crush at toilet break time has killed two and left 20 injured, reports say.
Stolen Van Goghs back on display after years in criminal underworld
The paintings were stolen in Amsterdam in 2002 but were found in an Italian mafia house last year.
French minister Bruno Le Roux quits in summer jobs row
Bruno Le Roux gave parliamentary work to his daughters when they were teenagers.
Magnitsky lawyer injured after 'falling' from building near Moscow
Nikolai Gorokhov represents the interests of the family of the lawyer whose death caused a crisis.
Erdogan vows Turkey will 'review relations with EU'
The promise came as a senior German politician said Mr Erdogan was no longer welcome in Berlin.
Russian politician Alexei Navalny hit with green liquid
Footage appears to show Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny being attacked with a green liquid.
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