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Trump administration widens net for immigrant deportation

The memos take a much tougher approach towards enforcing existing US immigration measures.

Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill

The European Commission's president warns of a "tough" two-year divorce negotiation with the EU.

Milo Yiannopoulos quits Breitbart News

Firebrand editor admits "poor choice of words" in paedophilia controversy.

Dutch MPs vote to approve cannabis cultivation for first time

The purchase of small amounts of cannabis is already tolerated, but cultivation has been illegal.

Trump condemns 'horrible' anti-Semitism

The US president says a "very ugly" spate of threats against Jewish centres across the US must stop.

Shopper's lucky escape as car crashes through window

A man had an extraordinary escape when a car crashed through a shop window in New York.

British suicide bomber dies in attack on Iraqi forces in Mosul

A man who blew himself up in Iraq two days ago was Ronald Fiddler, an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate, the BBC understands.

Same-sex marriage linked with 7% drop in US teen suicide attempts

A US study finds LGB teens are 14% less likely to attempt suicide in same-sex marriage states.

Israeli soldier gets 18 months for killing wounded Palestinian attacker

Victim's father calls sentence a "joke" in a case which split opinion in Israel on the use of force.

Mystery woman gives '£50k note' away

An Irish woman who found a five-pound note engraved with a portrait of Jane Austen donates it to charity.

Thousands of spills at US oil and gas fracking sites

Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.

Swede detained after Barcelona police fire on stolen butane gas truck

A Swedish man is held after a truck full of butane gas was driven the wrong way down a highway.

Top US court to hear border shooting case

The case could decide whether foreigners hurt or killed outside the US can sue in American courts.

Chinese police to track cars in Xinjiang in terror crackdown

Drivers in part of the troubled Xinjiang have been told their cars will be constantly monitored.

Japan zoo kills 57 snow monkeys due to 'alien genes'

The monkeys are put down using lethal injection because they carry genes of an "alien species".

Trafficking victim: 'I was raped and blindfolded underground'

'Anna' was trafficked from Albania into the UK last year by someone pretending to be her boyfriend.

Spanish police fire on stolen gas truck in Barcelona

Police in Barcelona have detained a man after shooting at a truck loaded with butane gas canisters.

Ravaged by war, now famine hits South Sudan

A state of famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan, the first globally since 2011. Alastair Leithead reports.

Does a new ruling offer fresh hope for LGBT rights in Lebanon?

Gay sex can get you arrested in Lebanon, but has a surprising ruling in a recent case changed the future for the country’s LGBT community? BBC Pop Up is in Lebanon to find out.

The man championing wheelchair tourism in Brazil

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Islamic State: Battle for Mosul by land and air

While so-called Islamic State rules the road, Iraqi forces control the skies in the battle for Mosul, as the BBC's Quentin Sommerville reports.

Meet Zambia's first female fighter pilot

A 24-year-old second lieutenant tells the BBC how she became Zambia's first female fighter pilot.

US immigration raids leave many 'afraid to open the door'

Recent police raids in the US have created fear and unease in many immigrant communities.

Ohio policeman helps girl, 10, with maths homework

Brave Lt BJ Gruber, of Marion, Ohio, offered up his help without realising the subject was maths.

Hospital saves baby hippo at Harambe zoo

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.

Sea worm festival

Thousands of people gathered in Seger Beach in Indonesia to catch and eat sea worms, a symbol of prosperity.

A modern point of view

LensCulture has announced the winners of its annual Exposure Awards, showcasing the best in contemporary photography.

Week in pictures: 11-17 February 2017

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Africa's top shots

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.


Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week it is "Love".

Alt-right 'supervillain'

Internet "supervillain" Milo Yiannopoulos is dropped from a conference and has a book deal cancelled.

Thaw on pause

The new Trump presidency could have profound implications for US relations with Iran, says the BBC's Kambiz Fattahi.

'Wanted for my body parts'

An albino hunted for her body parts tells the BBC she lives in fear after surviving a kidnap attempt in Malawi.

Call of duty

Sgt Conchita Lopez describes her life patrolling Mexico's southern border with Guatemala.

Accessing the world

Brazilian Ricardo Shimosakai is a tourist agent who specialises in finding holiday packages for people with mobility issues.

Hacking toasters

How do you make home appliances safe from hackers? Computer security expert Mikko Hypponen has a plan.

Oscar hopes

French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.

'This is hell'

Haitian prisons are notoriously overcrowded and inmates spend years in pre-trial detention. Photographer Dieu Nalio Chery, from the Associated Press news agency, has visited a prison where inmates have died of malnutrition and infectious diseases.

Baking news

The Nobel Prize, viral videos, Beyonce's pregnancy photo... Amber Spiegel has covered them all - on cookies.

Viewpoint: Battle for western Mosul will be toughest yet

Losing its most cherished prize will present IS with an existential challenge, says Renad Mansour.

Trump travel ban: Five questions ahead of new executive order

What to look out for as President Trump gets closer to signing a new order reviving his controversial immigration ban.

Why are there still famines?

The UN has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. So why has famine returned?

Does Silicon Valley have a sexism problem?

As taxi app Uber faces claims of workplace sexism, is harassment really rife in Silicon Valley?

Ecuador election: Who will succeed Rafael Correa?

Ecuadoreans vote for a new leader as President Rafael Correa ends his term after a decade in power.

Israel and the Palestinians: What are alternatives to a two-state solution?

A two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict is one of a number of formulas, writes Prof Colin Shindler.

British Cycling gave 'light-touch version of report' - UK Sport chief

British Cycling is accused by the chief executive of UK Sport of watering down the findings of an internal review in 2012.

Pie-eating Sutton keeper Wayne Shaw resigns as FA launches investigation

Sutton accept the resignation of pie-eating keeper Wayne Shaw, who is under investigation for potentially breaching betting rules.