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Feb 18, 2020 04:20AM

Coronavirus: Largest study suggests elderly and sick are most at risk

The deadliness of the virus advances progressively with the age of the patient, research suggests.

Feb 18, 2020 03:41PM

Harvey Weinstein trial: Judge warns defence as verdict nears

The row over a Newsweek opinion piece comes as jurors hold a first day of deliberations in the trial.

Feb 18, 2020 06:31PM

Camp Hill: Three children among dead in 'horrific' Australia car fire

Three children, all under 10, have died after a car was allegedly set alight in a Brisbane suburb.

Feb 18, 2020 05:14PM

China economy: Why it matters to you

As China struggles to cope with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we look at the scale and importance of it's financial might.

Feb 18, 2020 01:49PM

Vladislav Surkov: Russia's Putin dismisses secretive adviser

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismisses one of his closest advisers, Vladislav Surkov.

Feb 18, 2020 03:09PM

Osman Kavala: Turkey 're-arrests' activist hours after acquittal

Osman Kavala, cleared over the Gezi Park protests, is accused of involvement in the 2016 coup attempt.

Feb 18, 2020 10:37AM

Locust swarms: South Sudan latest to be hit by invasion

The ravenous pests have devoured crops and pasture threatening a food crisis in East Africa.

Feb 18, 2020 09:26AM

Britta Nielsen: Danish social worker convicted of stealing millions

Britta Nielsen is convicted of taking 117 million Danish kroner (£13m; $17m) of government funds.

Feb 18, 2020 10:53AM

Bloomberg to join Democratic debate amid poll surge

The former New York mayor has qualified to take part in a Democratic debate for the first time.

Feb 18, 2020 03:31AM

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy over sex abuse lawsuits

The organisation says the move will allow it to build a compensation fund for sex abuse victims.

Feb 18, 2020 09:52AM

University of Ghana lecturers suspended after 'sex-for-grades' exposť

Undercover filming showed the Ghanaian academics breaching university policies on sexual harassment.

Feb 18, 2020 09:23AM

Dutch court backs $50bn Yukos claim against Russia

An appeals court annuls a previous Dutch ruling favouring Russia, in a fight with shareholders.

Feb 18, 2020 03:48PM

Rod Blagojevich: Why did Trump just free a jailed Democrat?

Even the president's fellow Republicans disavowed his move to show mercy to the infamous ex-governor.

Feb 18, 2020 08:21AM

Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

Feb 18, 2020 08:36AM

Coronavirus: What could it mean for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

BBC Sport assesses what steps are being taken to guard against coronavirus affecting the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Feb 18, 2020 02:59AM

The converging art careers of Henry Moore and Bill Brandt

Henry Moore and Bill Brandt created images of civilians sheltering during the Blitz.

Feb 17, 2020 05:05PM

FW de Klerk and the South African row over apartheid and crimes against humanity

A row over comments by South Africa's last white president, FW de Klerk, reopens old wounds.

Feb 18, 2020 05:09PM

'I clean the Sistine Chapel frescoes'

The BBC has rare access to the annual check-up and cleaning of the Sistine Chapel's masterpieces.

Feb 17, 2020 05:09PM

Russian activist Anastasia Shevchenko living under house arrest

Anastasia Shevchenko is facing six years in prison for her opposition political activism.

Feb 17, 2020 05:03PM

The unlikely friendship saving Egypt?s synagogues

Magda, who is Jewish, and Marwa, who is Palestinian and Muslim, are driving a push to rescue Egypt's Jewish heritage.

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