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Car hits pedestrians near Rio's Copacabana beach

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:49
A baby dies and 15 people are hurt when a car hits crowds on a promenade near Copacabana beach.

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:56
Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.

Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick a billionaire after $8bn investment deal

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:24
Travis Kalanick is selling $1.4bn worth of shares as consortium invest $8bn in the ride-hailing firm.

Pope Francis arrives in crisis-hit Peru

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:44
Peru has been rocked by protests against the authorities' decision to pardon ex-President Fujimori.

'Shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight turns back to Australia

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:24
Malaysia Airlines says the jet experienced a "technical" issue on its way to Kuala Lumpur.

Cosmetic firms 'need to do more for women of colour'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:57
Beauty blogger Jackie Aina wants the cosmetic industry to do more for women of colour.

Australia's Channel 9 news promo looks like BBC's version

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:47
Channel 9's promo for its Today show was copied, at moments, word for word from the BBC's promo video.

Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, scientists say

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:21
Delayed marriage and parenthood has pushed back perceptions of when adulthood starts, scientists say.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:32
Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

Cancer in a country with no radiotherapy machine

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:31
Uganda's only machine broke in 2016, leaving Monica Kyotazala and hundreds of other cancer patients without adequate care.

How to survive in Moscow without sunshine

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:15
Moscow endured a December without sunshine - Oleg Boldyrev describes a hundred shades of grey.

Israel's Indian Jews and their lives in the 'promised land'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:12
Indian-origin Jews moved to Israel soon after its creation, but their lives have not been easy.

North Korean skiers dream of Paralympic success

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:10
Two novice skiers are set to represent their country for the first time at the Winter Paralympics.

North Korean skiers dream of Paralympics

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:09
Ma You-chul and Kim Jung-hyun are set to be the first from their country to compete in the Winter Paralympics.

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as 'aggressor' state

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:01
Ukrainian MPs pass a law defining areas seized by separatists as temporarily occupied by Russia.

Zimbabwe opposition figure Roy Bennett dies in US helicopter crash

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 18:39
Roy Bennett, a farmer who became a thorn in the side of Robert Mugabe, is killed alongside his wife.

Shackled siblings: What we know about their lives

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:53
Chained to beds and beaten as punishment, the couple's children hatched an escape plan over years.

Fishermen escape crash by split-second

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:16
Watch how fishermen in Oregon react as a boat speeds straight towards them.

California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 17:15
The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed allegations of horrific abuse to their 13 children.

Popemobile causes horse to throw police officer in Chile

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:13
The vehicle swerved to avoid hitting the police officer, when her horse reared up in the air.