Israel-Gaza: Fears of war as violence escalates

The barrage of Palestinian militant rockets and Israeli air strikes grows, in the worst violence in years.
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Israel-Gaza: Locals scramble for cover, some hiding in wardrobes

Locals in Israel and Gaza terrified amid the worst flare-up in the conflict for years.
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Covid: Report finds serious failures in WHO and global response

An independent review calls the international response to the pandemic a 'toxic cocktail'.
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Coronavirus in India: 'My city is under siege from Covid-19'

The BBC's Vikas Pandey has called Delhi home for more than a decade - but Covid has changed everything.
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Taliban capture Afghan district ahead of Eid ceasefire

The Taliban have stepped up attacks on government forces, with US troops set to withdraw.
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Air France crash: Trial ordered for Airbus and airline over 2009 disaster

The Paris court ruling comes 12 years after flight AF447 crashed into the Atlantic killing 228 people.
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Cameroon jails transgender women for 'attempted homosexuality'

The two, one of whom is trans celebrity Shakiro, were found guilty of "attempting homosexuality".
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Hong Kong: Top cop caught in unlicensed massage parlour raid

The officer involved is allegedly the director of Hong Kong's National Security Department.
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Spooky 'Finding Nemo' fish washes up on California beach

Anglerfish, which are known to lurk deep down on the seabed, very rarely wash up on land.
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How did a cyber-attack lead to long queues for petrol in the US?

How did a cyber attack lead to a shortage of petrol in the US?
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Liz Cheney faces vote to remove her from Republican leadership

In an impassioned speech on the eve of the vote, Ms Cheney trained her fire again on "liar" Mr Trump.
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Nature: Throwing money at biodiversity schemes is ineffective

Many internationally funded conservation schemes are underfunded and ineffective, researchers conclude.
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How Italy's healthcare staff survived the pandemic

Nurses in Italy have been instrumental in helping to fight Covid-19 - but it's taken a heavy toll.
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Russia to tighten gun rules after school shooting

Getting a gun legally in Russia is not as bureaucratic as it appears on paper.
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Zimbabwe's plan to outlaw 'unpatriotic acts'

Activists fear the proposed measure means anyone who criticises the government could be taken to court.
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President Biden's claims on the US economy fact-checked

The president is hailing his economic progress since he came to office. We look at some of his claims.
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Budget: Australia tries to win back women with childcare boost

The government's new budget boosts childcare and women's health, but critics say more reform is needed.
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What are Eid and Ramadan and when are they?

Ramadan is one of the most important events in the Islamic calendar, but it's been affected by lockdown.
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As India halts vaccine exports, Nepal faces its own Covid crisis

The landlocked country, which relies on India for medical supplies, is seeing a dramatic rise in cases.
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Israel-Gaza violence: Gaza tower block collapses in Israeli air strike

Militants fired missiles towards the Israeli city of Tel Aviv in retaliation after a tower block in Gaza collapsed in an Israeli air strike.
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Russia school shooting: Children escape from windows

Children and adults are among those killed in a shooting at a school in Kazan, Russia, officials say.
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'I'm ashamed my father was a Capitol Hill rioter'

Robyn knew her dad was immersed in right-wing conspiracies - then she saw him under arrest on 6 January.
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How to get Bangladeshi men talking about mental health

Bangladeshi men in the UK are being encouraged to talk about the effects the pandemic has had on them.
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Why is the US short of chicken and ketchup?

The pandemic has helped create some surprising shortages - and people are scrambling.
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Covid-19 pandemic: Sex workers in Germany 'at risk'

Sex workers in Germany say a countrywide ban on the industry forces many into poverty and danger.
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