Biden says he quit US presidential race to 'save democracy'

The president, who is backing Kamala Harris to be the Democrats' presidential nominee, said: "I revere this office, but I love my country more."
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Ukraine thrown into war's bleak future as drones open new battlefront

On the front line, drones are killing hundreds every day - showing the world a new kind of high-tech war.
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Netanyahu defends Gaza war as protesters rally outside US Congress

The Israeli prime minister told US lawmakers: "Our enemies are your enemies."
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Salman Rushdie attacker charged with supporting militant group Hezbollah

Hadi Matar plans to plead not guilty to the federal charges of providing material support to a terrorist group.
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Pilot survived Nepal crash after cockpit split from plane

The plane's cockpit split from its fuselage leaving pilot as the sole survivor of crash that killed 18.
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Australia finds shipwreck 55 years after deadly disaster

The MV Noongah sank in stormy seas off New South Wales in 1969, killing 21 men.
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MrBeast hires investigators over co-host grooming claims

The YouTuber's co-host Ava Kris Tyson denies claims online she groomed a teenager when she was 20.
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Frantic digging at scene of deadly Ethiopia landslides

Families dig with their bare hands for loved ones buried under the mud of landslides.
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Shares drop in US and Asia as AI stocks slide

Tech stocks lead declines as investors reconsider rally fuelled by artificial intelligence.
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Morocco beat Argentina in game marred by crowd trouble

Crowd trouble forces the first football match of the Olympics to be delayed by almost two hours, with Morocco finally beating Argentina 2-1 in an empty stadium.
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Twenty-five migrants dead in Mauritania shipwreck

The route from West Africa to the Spanish Canary Islands is one of the world's deadliest for migrants.
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Trump rally gunman searched online for JFK assassination details

FBI Director Christopher Wray told US lawmakers that the gunman registered for the Trump rally the same day.
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Yellowstone blast sends visitors fleeing for cover

A hydrothermal explosion of rock and debris erupted near Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park.
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Graphic footage shows US officers standing over body of Trump gunman

Bodycam video shows the immediate aftermath of the Trump shooting on the rooftop where the gunman was killed.
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Key moments from Biden's first speech after quitting race

In a rare televised address from the Oval Office, President Joe Biden says he ended his re-election campaign to unite his party and country.
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Thousands protest as Netanyahu addresses US Congress

The Israeli PM received several standing ovations, but many lawmakers refused to attend his speech in Washington.
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Watch: Moscow's Europe Square renamed Eurasia Square

Moscow's Europe Square has been renamed Eurasia Square, as Russian relations with the West deteriorate.
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Watch: Emergency workers pick through wreckage of Nepal plane crash

A clean-up operation is underway after a plane crashed during takeoff in Kathmandu, Nepal, killing at least 18 people.
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Watch: Berliners soar over the city on Europe’s highest swing

Daredevils can now soar 120 metres (394ft) above Berlin on Europe’s highest swing.
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Breaching whale capsizes boat and sends two people overboard

The pair were recovered from the water, uninjured, according to the US Coast Guard.
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Watch: Celine Dion in Paris amid rumours of Olympic performance

In December 2022, the singer revealed she had been battling Stiff Person's Syndrome (SPS) and cancelled all of her upcoming shows.
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Wildfires rage in Pacific Northwest US and western Canada

Fires are threatening a national park in Alberta and burning in British Columbia, and in Washington and Oregon in the US.
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Biden sidesteps hard truths in first speech since quitting race

Left unsaid was the reality that he left the race for the White House because it was becoming increasingly clear he would lose, writes the BBC's Anthony Zurcher.
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What one Moscow square says about Russia's worsening relations with West

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has signed an order renaming Europe Square Eurasia Square.
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Edmundo González: The man taking on Maduro for Venezuela's presidency

The former diplomat is the surprise opposition candidate trying to depose the incumbent, Nicolás Maduro.
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Can Deadpool and Wolverine spark Marvel's revival?

The superhero action-comedy arrives after a downturn in fortunes for Marvel's Cinematic Universe.
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Namibia turns the visa tables on Western nations

Why tourists who flock to see the country's beautiful landscapes will have to get a visa from next year.
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Spain's Alexia Putellas says Olympics is magical

Football star Alexia Putellas is gunning for an Olympic gold medal to add to her long list of honours.
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Would-be reality TV contestants 'not looking real'

A growing use of AI is said to be both harming and helping makers of reality TV.
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Janet Jackson on being a child star: 'I don't remember being asked'

Ahead of a UK tour, the pop star discusses her career, and the song her record label tried to stop.
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How retired Australian striker earned Olympic comeback

Michelle Heyman's comeback has been called one of the greatest in Australian sporting history.
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Gaza release deal has to happen now, hostage's mother says

"She can survive this," Ayelet Levy Shachar says of her daughter, who's been held in Gaza for nine months.
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Drenched in blood - how Bangladesh protests turned deadly

At least 150 people have been killed - some of those caught up in the bloodshed describe what happened.
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Nicolás Maduro: The leader who promised to win 'by hook or by crook'

The incumbent president of Venezuela has said he is determined to win a third consecutive term in office.
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Surge in attacks brings fear to calmer parts of Kashmir

An uptick in violence, particularly in Jammu, has stoked fears of a resurgence of militancy in the region.
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Why tech bros are turning to Trump

The Republican presidential candidate is forging new alliances as his campaign gains momentum.
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The tiny Indian village claiming Kamala Harris as its own

Thulasendhrapuram, a tiny village in South India, is where Kamala Harris’ maternal grandparents are from.
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Netanyahu faces delicate balancing act in US after Biden exits race

The Israeli PM's visit comes at a chaotic time in US politics. Can he reset relations in Washington?
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Has Kamala Harris got what it takes to beat Trump?

Becoming the Democratic nominee may be the easy part. The hard part will be taking on the Republican in November.
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