Ukraine war: Putin raises stakes in speech full of anti-Western bile

This is an attempt to divert from Russia's problems on the battlefield, says the BBC's Steve Rosenberg.
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Ukraine war: Survivors speak of horror as Zaporizhzhia convoy hit

At least 25 civilians were reportedly killed as they tried to enter Russian-held territory to deliver aid.
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Lev Tahor Jewish sect members held in Mexico escape

Dramatic footage shows members escaping the site where they were held since a raid on their base.
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Burkina Faso unrest: Heavy gunfire heard amid mutiny

The military leader says talks are under way "to restore calm" after reports of another coup attempt.
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Kabul blast kills teenagers sitting practice exam

The suspected suicide bombing in the Afghan capital targeted students at a tuition centre.
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EU agrees windfall tax on energy firms

The EU has agreed to implement levies on energy firms which are benefiting from soaring gas prices.
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COP27: Egypt pressed to make human rights move before climate summit

Effective climate action is not possible without a freer society in host Egypt, activists say.
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Iran: Fifa called on to ban country from World Cup over women's rights

An open letter to Fifa says it does not trust women will be allowed to attend games in future.
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Trevor Noah to step down as host of The Daily Show

The comedian says he is "filled with gratitude" as he announces his departure from the programme.
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Ukraine war: Zaporizhzhia locals flee Russia annexation

As Moscow formally seizes more of Ukraine, the BBC speaks to those on Russia's new so-called “border”.
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Female staff harassed at Australia's Antarctica research stations

Female workers have endured uninvited touching, requests for sex and a predatory culture, a review says.
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US suggests Russia could be behind Nord Stream gas leaks

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm tells the BBC its unlikely Nord Stream leaks are coincidence.
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Ukraine-Russia war: US army doctor and wife charged with Russia spying

The army major doctor and her wife, a civilian doctor, are charged over plans to leak health information.
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What Russian annexation means for Ukraine's regions

How will Russia annex four occupied regions it does not fully control, while in the middle of a war?
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What is Ebola and why is Uganda's outbreak so serious?

It is proving more difficult to deal with as vaccines are not available for a rare strain of the virus.
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King Charles: Will the monarchy move reconciliation forward in Canada?

The accession of King Charles could lead to greater reconciliation with indigenous people in Canada.
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Brazil election: Do voting machines lead to fraud?

President Bolsonaro says the voting machines used in Brazil are prone to fraud, but hasn't provided evidence.
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Brazil election: How the famous yellow football shirt has become politicised

As Brazil's election - and the World Cup - approach, the famous yellow shirt is being politicised.
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Keeping alive the memory of a decade of torture

Many young Filipinos know little about a decade of martial law that saw thousands arrested and killed.
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Ukraine war: On the front line with troops in Kherson region

The BBC’s Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports from Ukrainian front line positions in the Kherson region
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How Gangsta's Paradise changed the course of hip-hop

In 1995, Coolio combined street-tough lyrics with a pop sensibility - and rap would never be the same.
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Optus: How a massive data breach has exposed Australia

Anger rises after 40% of Australians had details stolen in possibly the nation's worst-ever breach.
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Lula: Can Brazil's 'most popular president' win again?

Presidential candidate Lula is ahead in the polls, despite a legacy tainted by corruption scandals.
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'Russia! Russia!' - chants end Putin's Ukraine speech

President Putin conducts a signing ceremony announcing the illegal seizure of four areas of Ukraine.
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Afghanistan blast: Relatives search for loved ones after college attack

The attack has left residents of the capital reeling and frantically searching for family members.
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Lev Tahor Jewish sect members escape facility in Mexico

Members of the Lev Tahor group forced their way past guards at the site in Huixtla.
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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe cuts hair in support of Iran protests

The British-Iranian national filmed herself naming Mahsa Amini, whose death sparked the demonstrations.
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Hurricane Ian: Cars submerged in raging floodwaters

The storm has deluged coastal areas, downing trees and power lines.
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