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Trump to visit Mexican president

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 23:06
US Republican candidate Donald Trump announces in a tweet that he will go to Mexico to meet President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday.

South Korean shipping giant Hanjin to enter receivership

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 23:04
South Korea's biggest shipping group Hanjin is set to enter receivership after its creditors refused to provide further funding to the indebted firm.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike: 'I was elected because I was a woman'

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 21:23
Former defence minister Yuriko Koike was recently elected governor of Tokyo in a landslide victory, making her the first woman to lead the Japanese capital.

Wrong baby cremated after Sydney hospital mix-up

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 20:38
A stillborn baby is cremated after being incorrectly identified by staff at a Sydney Hospital in a scandal that follows a deadly newborn "laughing gas" mix-up.

Slow birth rate found in African forest elephants

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 20:27
African forest elephants have an extremely slow birth rate, putting them under greater pressure from poaching, a study suggests.

Skirting the issue

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:39
The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi collects some tips for politicians after a minister says women tourists should avoid wearing skirts.

New start?

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:36
BBC Mundo's Natalio Cosoy asks Colombians in the capital Bogota whether they think the peace agreement with the Farc rebels signals a new start for the country.

Against the odds

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:26
At the Paralympic Games in Sydney, Kenyan distance runner Henry Wanyoike won his first gold medal

Smack in the suburbs

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:10
Avon Lake is an upmarket suburb of a US city - but opiate addiction is tearing apart the fabric of the neighbourhood.

Naming the dead

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 19:00
Human rights researchers warn of a "devastating" lack of information for families of migrants who might have drowned in the Mediterranean.

Singer Chris Brown's LA home searched 'after he pointed gun at woman'

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 18:37
Police in Los Angeles search the home of singer Chris Brown after receiving an emergency call from a woman.

US Election: Voters in Pennsylvania sound off

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 17:19
Will Pennsylvania be the key to winning the US presidential election?

Syria war: US welcomes pause in Turkish-Kurdish clashes

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 16:52
The US welcomes a pause in fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria, urging them to focus on fighting so-called Islamic State.

Islamic State: Abu Muhammad al-Adnani 'killed in Aleppo'

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 16:40
One of the longest-serving and most prominent leaders of so-called Islamic State, Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, is killed in the Syrian province of Aleppo.

Italy earthquake: State funeral for 37 victims in Amatrice

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:29
A state funeral for 37 victims of the Italian earthquake is held in Amatrice, the town that bore the brunt of the disaster.

Europe's 'unfair' Apple tax ruling sparks US anger

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 14:27
The US Treasury criticises 'unfair' tax rulings by the European Commission, following a demand that Apple hands over €13bn in unpaid tax.

SA school's 'racist hair rules': A visual guide

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 13:06
A visual guide to which hairstyles are banned at a South African school accused of racism over its hair rules.

Maine governor Paul LePage apologises for rude phone rant

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:55
Maine's Republican governor apologises for leaving an obscenity-laden voicemail for a rival politician and says he is considering his position.

Macron quits to clear way for French presidential bid

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:54
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns from the government ahead of an expected centrist bid for the presidency in next year's election.

French economy minister Emmanuel Macron resigns

Tue, 08/30/2016 - 12:51
The French economy minister, Emmanuel Macron, has resigned from Francois Hollande's government, amid speculation that he's considering running for president.