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Moonlight director Barry Jenkins predicts political moments at this years' Oscars
Speaking on the Oscars red carpet Moonlight director Barry Jenkins says he believes the ceremony will get political
Innovation, Ikea style
Ikea's humble bookcase epitomises a relentless pursuit of lower costs and acceptable functionality.
Into thin air
Five years ago, Jonathan Spollen was travelling in India - then he vanished. What might have happened?
Judge Joseph Wapner, star of The People's Court, dies aged 97
He gained an audience of millions as host of The People's Court in the 1980s and early 1990s.
MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone
Chinese phone-maker TCL hopes to revive the brand and its physical keyboard phones.
Indian army cancels recruitment exams after 'leak'
Candidates are questioned and 18 people are arrested in west India over the release of exam papers.
Who killed Kim Jong-nam?
The mystery surrounding the killing of Kim Jong-nam leaves more questions than answers two weeks on. Rupert Wingfield-Hayes went to Kuala Lumpur to try and find out.
Thousands are to receive aid in Unity State but many more remain cut off, writes Alastair Leithead.
Taliban leader urges Afghans to plant more trees
Hibatullah Akhundzada says more trees are needed "for the beautification of Earth".
Germany hate crime: Nearly 10 attacks a day on migrants in 2016
More than 3,500 attacks were carried out on migrants and asylum shelters in Germany last year.
Heidelberg car attack: Police investigate suspect
A man who drove a car into a group of pedestrians is being held on suspicion of murder.
Millions without water in Chile capital, Santiago
Rain and floods contaminate a major river and leave four million without water in Santiago.
Kim Jong-nam: VX dose was 'high and lethal'
North Korean leader's half-brother died of multiple organ failure after a dose of VX nerve agent.
London Stock Exchange/Deutsche Boerse merger in doubt
London Stock Exchange warns it cannot obtain European Commission approval for the 29bn euro deal.
Colombia: Baby boom in Colombia's Farc rebel army
Since the ceasefire between the Colombia government and the Farc rebels came into force in December many Farc women fighters have put down their guns and started families instead.
Swedish asylum shelter in Vanersborg hit by blaze
Up to 20 people are hurt at the residence in Vanersborg as police open an arson investigation.
French historian Henry Rousso nearly deported from US
Visiting speaker Henry Rousso was stopped by border officials on his way to a university conference.
The injured friend of Olathe shooting victim Srinivas Kuchibhotla - and his widow - talk to the BBC.
Oscars: Meryl Streep vents fury at Karl Lagerfeld in dress row
Meryl Streep's choice of Oscars dress sparks a bitter dispute with designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Red carpet beckons
It's Hollywood's big night - here's what to look out for in the main battles at the Oscars.
Nokia 3310 mobile phone resurrected at MWC 2017
An iconic Nokia phone is revamped with added battery life and new features alongside several Nokia-branded Android models.
Kansas shooting victim's wife: 'I am here to spread love'
The Indian man who survived a shooting in a bar which claimed the life of his best friend Srinivas Kutchibhotla, has been speaking about the ordeal for the first time.
How to achieve the 'Oscars look'
Celebrity make-up artist, Amy Hollier, shares her tips on how to achieve the perfect look for the red carpet.
How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
Boris Nemtsov killing: Supporters to march in Moscow
Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader, was shot dead near the Kremlin two years ago.
Hugh Jackman says new film featured wall before Trump
Hugh Jackman says a wall running along the Mexican border in the latest film to feature Wolverine was written long before the Trump presidency.
Kansas shooting victim's wife 'feared hate crime'
The widow of an Indian man killed in the US says she was worried about hate crimes.
Clingy panda video racks up 163m hits online
Footage of a panda repeatedly grabbing a keeper's leg in China has been viewed 163m times on Facebook in just 4 days.
South Sudan: People queue for food cards and vaccination
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from South Sudan where thousands are affected by famine.
Kim Jong-nam killing: Malaysia airport terminal declared safe
North Korean leader's half brother was killed by a nerve agent in the airport two weeks ago.
Vehicle hits crowd at New Orleans parade
Twenty-eight people are injured, some seriously, but police say terrorism is not suspected.
Australia and Indonesia restore full military ties
Leaders end diplomatic spat over "offensive" teaching material found at an Australian military base.
With no end in sight to its debt crisis, poverty-weary Greeks are taking matters into their own hands.
David Harewood: Next Doctor Who should be black or female
Actor David Harewood says Doctor Who "needs to do something different" - and he'd be up for it.
The remittances propping up Lesotho's economy
Remittances sent home by migrant workers account for 30% of the economy in Lesotho.
How technology and disillusionment with mainstream media is affecting France's presidential election.
Ukraine conflict: US condemns threat to OSCE monitors
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine seized a drone at gunpoint from OSCE monitors on Friday.
Oscars: Moonlight warms up with Independent Spirit Awards win
Low-budget drama Moonlight warms up for Sunday's Oscars by winning six Independent Spirit Awards.
Bill Paxton, actor known for Aliens and Titanic, dies aged 61
Actor Bill Paxton, known for roles in Aliens and Titanic, has died aged 61, his family tell US media
Child sexual abuse victim's '60 years of hate'
As the inquiry into child sexual abuse begins its first public hearings, one victim tells his story.
Olathe shooting: Friend and widow on US shooting
The Indian survivor of a Kansas bar shooting speaks about his ordeal for the first time.
Denmark's food waste fighter
How Selina Juul devotes all her time to reducing food waste.
Pick-up truck hits crowd in New Orleans
A vehicle has driven into a crowd at a Mardi Gras parade in the US city of New Orleans, leaving 28 people injured, some seriously.
In the Soviet Union rare individuals campaigned for human rights at great personal expense. One was psychiatrist Semyon Gluzman, who now sees a bright future for his new country, Ukraine.
Olathe shooting: My husband loved America, says widow
Widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was killed in a suspected race crime, tells the BBC he came to the US "full of dreams".
From Julia to Julius
Julius Kaggwa was born intersex, which made for a confusing, isolating and sometimes dangerous childhood growing up in Uganda.
'Good vibration' hand pumps boost Africa's water security
The simple up-and-down motion of hand pumps could help scientists secure a key water source for 200 million people in Africa.
President Trump to skip White House correspondents' dinner
The US president has attended for nearly a century and it will still go ahead in Mr Trump's absence.
Mosul battle: Kurdish reporter Shifa Gardi killed in Iraq
Shifa Gardi, of the Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw, is killed by a roadside bomb as she covers clashes.
Seoul rally against South Korea's President Park
Hundreds of thousands of protesters hold a rally demanding that South Korea's president resign.
Witches cast 'mass spell' against Donald Trump
Thousands of followers of witchcraft say they cast a spell to stop the US president causing harm.
Trump Paris jibe: Mayor uses Mickey Mouse to fight back
Anne Hidalgo pushes back against jibes with a tweet celebrating Paris's "dynamism and openness".
Islamic State uses drones for Mosul attacks
The so-called Islamic State is using drones in the battle for Mosul in Iraq.
How is the country's rural population viewing the presidential contest?
Trying to make it in the real La La Land
What's it like for aspiring performers in the real La La Land?
How do you move an oil platform from China to the UK?
A semi-submersible ship is carrying an oil platform from China to the North Sea Oil Field in the UK.
People with disabilities are becoming more visible in professional arts companies in Australia.
Syria: Twin attacks on Homs security bases kill dozens
A militant group says it was behind attacks by gunmen and suicide bombers on two security bases.
Michael J Fox and Jodie Foster condemn Trump policies at protest
Michael J Fox and Jodie Foster lead an anti-Donald Trump protest two days before the Oscars in Los Angeles.
Heidelberg car attacker shot by German police
A passer-by filmed police shooting a man who drove his car into three people.
Syrian film director banned from US
A 21-year-old Syrian who filmed an Oscar-nominated documentary has been banned from entering America.
US Democrats pick Tom Perez to lead party
Tom Perez was seen as the establishment-backed candidate and will have to unite a divided party.
Why are these men dressed as nuns?
Thousands of people dressed as nuns have been enjoying the first day of Rio's carnival.
James O'Connor and Ali Williams held on Paris cocaine charge
The former Australian and New Zealand internationals were buying cocaine, police sources say.
What's in a name?
A leading US political scientists thinks Donald Trump is president because his name came first on the ballot in some critical swing states.
Art of stone
Syrian artist uses stones to create real-life situations from the conflict in his country
Lesotho's 'pilot' fruit and flower farm
As part of a World Bank pilot programme, smallholders in Lesotho have been offered a stake in a commercial venture.
Guatemala expels abortion boat crew
The army had vowed to block the group's activities in order to "defend human life".
Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest
"It's time to show up", Hollywood star says at impassioned pre-Oscars rally in LA.
Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90 for baby oil prank'
Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah interviewed over death of North Korean leader's half-brother.
Academy Awards: Best picture nominees in 30 seconds
A lightening look at the films up for an Oscar in the best picture category this year.
White House briefing bar: Media groups condemn exclusion
White House correspondents' body "protests strongly" as BBC, CNN and others excluded.
Saudi foreign minister makes landmark visit to Iraq
Adel al-Jubeir meet Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in first visit by a Saudi foreign minister since 1990.
Egypt's Coptic Christians flee Sinai after deadly attacks
Islamic State militants have warned of more attacks on Egypt's Christian minority.
Sean Spicer challenged about White House media ban
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is challenged about some media being barred from a briefing.
New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'
The UN's new climate chief says she is confident, despite concerns about President Trump's policies.
Future football stars
One of the world's biggest football clubs, Barcelona is taking its skills to Nigeria.
Tinker tailor soldier die
All the markings of a John Le Carre novel: a world leader's brother, an international airport and a deadly nerve agent.
Two killed in China hotel fire
People were left trapped as emergency services battled a fire in Nanchang, China.
The Islamic State group spread to Afghanistan two years ago. How big a threat does it pose?
Back to jail
Marching Powder was a best-selling book among backpackers in South America, but what happened next?
Heidelberg car attack injures three
A man drives a car into a pedestrian area and is shot by police after a standoff.
Mexico warns US over border wall funding
Mexico says it would retaliate if the US imposed a tax on imports to finance the wall.
Pakistan airline admits taking extra passengers in aisle
The airline admits that seven extra passengers stood in the aisle during a Karachi to Medina flight.
French magistrate to investigate Francois Fillon case
The appointment steps up the inquiry into payments made to the family of the presidential candidate.
Slippery customer: Teenager pulls out snake tangled in car
Oli Wardrope from Queensland, Australia, bravely pulls out a snake from underneath a car.
Brazil: Footballer Pele's son Edinho in jail over drug trafficking charges
Edinho, a former professional goalkeeper, was convicted of money laundering and drug trafficking.
People gathered in the US to celebrate their love of mermaids
Last month, hundreds of people togged up in fishtails to swim and perform underwater in South Carolina.
Africa's top shots: 17-23 February 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
VW cracks down on executive pay after diesel scandal
German car maker returns to profit and posts record sales in 2016 despite emissions testing furore.
Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US
A killing of an Indian man at a bar is dominating news in his home country, amid reports it was a race crime.
Turkey coup: 136 diplomats and relatives seek Germany asylum
Many Turks abroad are thought to have backed the coup plot against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
White House bans certain news media from briefing
The BBC and CNN among those excluded from an informal briefing, as the president's rift with media deepens.
Boy saved by spider anti-venom dose
A 10-year-old boy is treated with 12 vials of anti-venom after a bite from a deadly funnel-web spider.
Trump's wrong, it's 'quiet and safe' in Malmo
BBC News investigates whether Donald Trump was right to say Sweden's immigration policy had been a failure.
South Africa clashes at anti-foreigner protest in Pretoria
South African police use force to break up rival groups at an anti-immigrant protest in Pretoria.
Kansas victim's widow: 'We thought about leaving US'
Kansas widow demands answers after a shooting that the FBI is investigating as a possible hate crime.
France's Le Pen refuses police interview over funding claims
Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen will not speak to police about her alleged misuse of EU funds.
European Parliament: Questions raised over Martin Schulz's spending
European Parliament ex-president Martin Schulz is a top candidate in this year's German elections.
Trump promises border wall 'soon, way ahead of schedule'
Addressing a conservative summit, he promises to focus on "getting bad people out of this country".
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