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Aug 03, 2020 12:49AM

Coronavirus: Iran cover-up of deaths revealed by data leak

Nearly three times more people died than Iran's government admitted, records seen by the BBC show.

Aug 02, 2020 08:02PM

Nasa SpaceX crew return: Dragon capsule splashes down

The SpaceX capsule touches down off Florida, in the first crewed US water landing in 45 years.

Aug 02, 2020 05:54PM

US entering 'different' phase of coronavirus outbreak

Top medical adviser Deborah Birx says the virus is affecting rural communities as well as cities.

Aug 02, 2020 10:34PM

Leon Fleisher: Pianist who battled hand condition dies at 92

The renowned pianist spent a large part of his career focused on music written for the left hand.

Aug 03, 2020 12:41AM

Islamic State group claims deadly attack on Afghanistan prison

The government says hundreds of prisoners tried to escape amid the chaos of the gun and bomb attack.

Aug 02, 2020 04:14PM

Americans in Africa: Why we left America to live in Africa

Three African Americans have been explaining why they left the US to find a better life in Africa.

Aug 02, 2020 07:55PM

Apple Fire: Massive California wildfire forces evacuations

Around 7,800 people are told to leave their homes in southern California because of the fire.

Aug 02, 2020 07:15PM

Microsoft to continue talks to buy TikTok's US operations

The firm said it has talked with President Trump about buying the Chinese app's US business.

Aug 02, 2020 08:49PM

China sends first Covid-19 medical testing team to Hong Kong

Local councillors fear China could use the trip to collect DNA samples for surveillance purposes.

Aug 02, 2020 09:55PM

Whale shark 'crushes' tourist in Australia

The woman is in a "serious but stable condition" after being hit by the shark's tail while snorkelling.

Aug 02, 2020 06:36PM

Mexico crime: Mexican police seize alleged oil theft crime boss The Sledgehammer

"The Sledgehammer" is caught after releasing a bizarre, tearful video declaring war on security forces.

Aug 03, 2020 12:48AM

Genoa readies new bridge two years after tragic collapse

Renowned architect Renzo Piano says his replacement for the Morandi bridge "is born of tragedy".

Aug 02, 2020 02:44PM

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Women survivors of the atomic bombs

August marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

Aug 02, 2020 04:20PM

Coronavirus: How the travel downturn is sending jet planes to 'boneyards'

Amid the pandemic, commercial air fleets are grounded in some of the world's most remote locations.

Aug 02, 2020 04:39PM

Nigerians' double blow: Currency woes and Covid-19

Three business owners explain how they are weathering the economic fallout.

Aug 02, 2020 02:50PM

Coronavirus: The hidden heroes of India?s Covid-19 wards

Meet the ward boys, or hospital assistants, who are the unsung heroes in India's Covid-19 fight.

Aug 02, 2020 04:17PM

Genoa bridge 'like a white vessel crossing the valley'

Architect Renzo Piano on his new design for the replacement for the collapsed Morandi Bridge.

Aug 01, 2020 08:16PM

In pictures: Europe swelters under near-record temperatures

Heat wave alerts were issued in several countries as temperatures rose to 40C this weekend.

Aug 01, 2020 04:54PM

Greenback returns: How dollar stores came back to Cuba

The Cuban government is allowing its citizens to use the currency of its ideological enemy.

Aug 01, 2020 04:56PM

Kashmir's open-air classes offer stunning solution to lockdown

Open-air schools provide a welcome respite from Covid-19 restrictions in Indian-administered Kashmir.

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