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Stolen Christopher Columbus letter returned to Spain

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:35am
After a seven-year hunt, the US returns to Spain a copy of a Christopher Columbus letter from 1493.

Chinese house demolition halted because of swallow residents

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 6:05am
Feathered residents have given an old Chinese house a stay of execution.

Lullaby written for school-shooting drills

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:57am
A US school has rewritten "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" as "Lockdown, lockdown, lock the door..."

Fortnite player first to reach elusive game island

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:47am
A YouTuber has shown how a glitch in Fortnite let him return to the game's 'spawn island'.

Austria to shut seven 'political' mosques and expel imams

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 5:02am
The government links the crackdown to evidence of Islamist and Turkish nationalist activities.

Airbnb cancels thousands of bookings in Japan

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 4:13am
The online home-sharing giant cancels thousands of reservations due to a new law around home-sharing.

Tariffs and Trump: War of words ahead of G7 summit

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 3:15am
Leaders gather in Canada for what could be one of the group's most acrimonious summits in years.

Australia indigenous treaties: Historic steps 'beginning of journey'

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 1:50am
The nation is the only Commonwealth country not to have a treaty with its indigenous peoples.

Doug Ford: Ex-Toronto mayor's brother set to be Ontario premier

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:26pm
The former city councillor was close to his brother Rob Ford, who died in 2016 of a rare cancer.

IMF agrees to loan up to $50bn for Argentina

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 10:15pm
The financing loan would be made over a three-year period and is still subject to IMF board approval.

Canada moves a step closer to legalising marijuana

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:32pm
Canadian senators pass the Cannabis Act by a clear margin and return it to the House of Commons.

US to send 1,600 immigration detainees to federal prisons

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 9:15pm
The US immigration agency is forced to find extra room after the Trump administration crackdown.

UN sanctions top people smugglers in Libya in global first

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:52pm
Six traffickers and smugglers are hit with UN sanctions., including a travel ban and assets freeze.

Mexico candidate López Obrador thrives on promise of change

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:43pm
The BBC's Will Grant asks people in Iguala why they are planning to vote for the man known as AMLO.

Will the G7 summit be dominated by a trade row?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:42pm
Why US tariffs on steel and aluminium will cast a shadow over the forthcoming meeting.

Viewpoint: Will Pakistan mend its ways on terror?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:40pm
Unless Pakistan stops extremists operating on its soil, it faces being put on a sanctions blacklist.

Turkey’s Erdogan faces surprise test in tight vote

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:29pm
When President Erdogan called a snap vote the opposition was in disarray, but that has now changed.

'It feels like the hand of God thrusting you up the road'

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:29pm
Electric motorbikes are fast, clean, and quiet - could they eclipse electric cars?

Why Turkey’s election matters to you

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:29pm
Turkey will hold snap elections on 24 June, brought forward by President Erdogan.

Making food crops that feed themselves

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 7:23pm
Scientists in Vietnam hope 'super bacteria’ could help to feed the world whilst reducing the pollution caused by intensive farming.

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