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Libya exposed as an epicentre for migrant child abuse

A Unicef report exposes the extreme dangers of violent and sexual abuse faced by child migrants.

SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

The US rocket company says the customers have already paid for the flight planned for late 2018.

Kim Jong-nam death: Four wanted N Koreans 'are spies'

South Korea's intelligence agency says four North Koreans wanted by Malaysia over killing are spies.

Scientists have found a way of growing human tissue on apples

Scientists at the University of Ottawa have developed a way of growing human cells and tissue on apples.

Australia terror arrest: Man held over suspected missiles plan

The man is suspected of trying to advise the Islamic State group on developing missiles, PM says.

Olathe, Kansas, shooting suspect 'said he killed Iranians'

The accused mistakenly thought he'd just attacked two Middle Eastern men, according to a 911 call.

Dow Jones stock index hits best winning streak in 30 years

The US Dow Jones stock index closes at a record high for the 12th day running on Trump spending plans.

Justice department softens on Texas voter ID law

Washington will no longer argue that the law was intended to discriminate against some voters.

Syria al-Qaeda leader 'targeted in strike on car'

Reports are unclear whether Abu al-Khayr al-Masri survived an attack on a car in Idlib province.

MWC 2017: Wikipedia goes data free in Iraq

People will not have to pay mobile data charges to access the online encyclopaedia.

Trump lays out hike in military spending

Donald Trump proposes a 10% military spending increase, paid for by deep cuts elsewhere.

El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo

While murder has long lost the capacity to shock in El Salvador, Gustavito's death has hit a nerve.

De'Maree Atkins, 8, shot dead after Houston car crash

An armed woman driver fired shots into the car before fleeing the scene, says the victim's mother.

Uproar as Canadian constable cleared of on-duty rape

Hundreds of protesters outside court demand Royal Newfoundland Constabulary fire the officer.

Ren Hang: Death of China's hotshot erotic photographer

Ren Hang's work displayed a struggle for creative and sexual freedoms in a conservative society.

How wrong Oscar winner was announced

The moment when La La Land producer realised Moonlight had won the Oscar for best picture

Gentle Bones: Singapore's answer to Ed Sheeran

How choosing music over university paid off for singer-songwriter Joel Tan, aka Gentle Bones.

Are motorbikes a barometer of India's economy?

As India is about to release its latest economic growth numbers, BBC News looks at why two-wheelers are seen as a barometer of the economy.

So who were the best dressed stars?

Alex Eagle looks at the best dressed stars on the red carpet at the Academy Awards.

Marine Le Pen supporters: She's no racist

We go behind the scenes at a National Front rally in Nantes.

Peace brings rebel army baby boom

Since the ceasefire between the Colombia government and the Farc rebels came into force in December many Farc women fighters have put down their guns and started families instead.

The people behind India's first sign language dictionary

It will have 7,000 signs that explain words used in academic and routine conversations.

Tunisia attack survivor: 'I've had the same nightmare 50 times'

One man recalls how he risked his life to help victims of the terror attack in Sousse.

Death of a conspiracy theorist: 'My son's laptop was wiped'

The mother of conspiracy theorist Max Spiers believes his computer was wiped and she wants answers.

How Hitler's phone has caused an international bust-up 72 years after his death

The phone auctioned last week has proven controversial: some say it did not belong to the Nazi leader.

Kim Jong-nam: What is South Korea's take on the killing?

Speculation is rife and defectors are unnerved by the death of the North Korean in Malaysia.

South Africa's Saidy Brown: 'Why I shared my HIV status on Twitter'

Saidy Brown discusses the extraordinary reaction after she disclosed her HIV status on Twitter.

Holograms, mistrust and 'fake news' in France's election

How technology and disillusionment with mainstream media is affecting France's presidential election.

Battle for west Mosul: Bombs 'fall like rain' on front line

So-called Islamic State is using commercial drones to drop bombs as it fights to hold west Mosul.

Leicester City 3-1 Liverpool

Leicester produce a superb display to beat Liverpool and move out of the bottom three in their first game since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester 3-1 Liverpool: Foxes made right decision - Dietmar Hamann

Match of the Day 2 pundit Dietmar Hamann says Leicester's 3-1 victory over Liverpool shows that the club made the "right decision" to sack manager Claudio Ranieri.

England v Italy: World Rugby says it is 'too early to speculate on law changes'

It is "too early to speculate" on rule changes after Italy used controversial tactics against England, says the sport's governing body.

David Haye & Tony Bellew kept apart at Liverpool news conference

David Haye and Tony Bellew are kept apart by security guards but exchange insults at a heated Liverpool news conference.

Moonlight: The small-budget film that is sweeping Hollywood awards

Critically acclaimed film Moonlight is not a response to last year's #OscarsSoWhite criticism, the film's director says.

Oscars 2017: And the Academy Award goes to... diversity

Was diversity the real winner on a night where an LGBTQ film won the Oscar for best picture?

Oscars: Iranian winner Asghar Farhadi blasts Trump travel ban

Director Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman won best foreign language film but he boycotted the awards.

Why stars wore blue ribbons

Celebrities used a variety of ways to protest against President Trump's travel ban during the ceremony.

Emma Stone: 'The craziest Oscar moment?'

Emma Stone says this year's Oscars have felt 'like another planet'.

Oscars 2017 review: Chaos, comedy and candy on parachutes

This year's Academy Awards had it all: surprises, controversy and even snacks on parachutes.