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Jamal Khashoggi: Suspect in murder of journalist arrested in Paris

French media say Khaled Aedh Alotaibi was arrested at Charles-de-Gaulle airport on Tuesday.

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Biden and Putin hold talks amid Russia-Ukraine tensions

The US and Russian leaders speak by video link, as Moscow warns tensions in Europe are “off the scale”.

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Google sues alleged Russian cyber criminals

Hackers behind a malicious “botnet” may have used their network to infect over a million computers.

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Nearly 70 Spanish medics Covid positive after Christmas party

The outbreak among ICU staff in Málaga is believed to have started at a Christmas party last week.

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Bitcoin ‘founder’ to keep 1m Bitcoin cache

A jury decided Craig Wright, who says he created the cryptocurrency, can retain bitcoin worth billions of dollars.

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Burundi prison fire kills at least 38 in Gitega

Vice-President Prosper Bazombanza says at least 38 people died and scores more were injured.

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Chile same-sex marriage: Law overwhelmingly approved by parliament

A law allowing same-sex marriage is approved in the historically Catholic Latin American country.

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Amazon services down for thousands of users

Customers of the e-commerce giant report problems with shopping services, Prime Video and Alexa.

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Michael Steinhardt: US billionaire hands over antiquities worth $70m

Michael Steinhardt is banned for life from buying such treasures following an investigation.

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Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation – whistleblower

Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says.

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Super-rich increase their share of world’s income

A major report on wealth and inequality says 2020 saw the steepest rise in billionaires’ wealth on record.

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Aurangabad: Indian teen arrested for beheading pregnant sister

The 19-year-old had eloped and married a man without her family’s consent, police said.

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Amalia: Heir to the Dutch throne keeps it normal at 18

Princess Amalia had an ordinary childhood and wants her life to continue that way.

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David Gulpilil: Profound legacy of a trailblazing Aboriginal actor

A trailblazing figure with a 50-year career, he helped vastly improve cultural representations.

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‘I had to move across America when I became allergic to the sun’

After experiencing an unusual allergic reaction, Carrie moves across America to escape the sun.

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Helping trans people escape death in their home countries

Iman Le Caire made it her mission to help other trans people flee persecution in hostile countries.

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‘I want Afghan women to be free to wear colour’

Fashion icon Halima Aden and Afghan tutor Aliya Kazimy write to each other about the importance of choice.

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Juan Jose Florian: Colombia’s Para-cycling ‘superhero’ and his dramatic life story

Juan Jose Florian was forced into armed conflict on the opposite side to family. When a bomb nearly killed him, sport helped heal.

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Indonesia volcano: BBC reporter surrounded by houses buried in ash

Watch Valdya Baraputri in Indonesia describe the path of destruction from Mount Semeru’s eruption.

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Rebel Wilson on weight loss: I know what it’s like to be invisible

The actress, producer and director opens up about her weight loss, in an exclusive BBC interview.

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Mahbouba Seraj: Afghanistan is a country in trouble

Mahbouba Seraj is a prominent Afghan women’s rights activist. She has a personal message for the Taliban.

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US diplomats to boycott 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The White House says no US diplomats will attend the games in China, over human rights concerns.

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Covid-19: Italy tightens restrictions for unvaccinated

A so-called Super Green Pass will be needed to access theatres, cinemas and restaurants.

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Pakistan: Killing of Sri Lankan accused of blasphemy sparks protests

More than 100 have been arrested over the lynching of a Sri Lankan man accused of insulting Islam.

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Brexit: Ireland to receive €920m for Brexit impact

The country is the first to get money from the European Commission’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve.

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Aung San Suu Kyi: Myanmar court sentences ousted leader in widely criticised trial

The ex-leader of Myanmar, who faces a total of 11 charges, is sentenced to two years in prison.

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Sylvester Oromoni: Nigerians demand justice over Dowen College death

The father of Sylvester Oromoni, 12, believes he was attacked for refusing to join a “cult group”.

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Amid shortage, Canada taps into emergency maple syrup reserves

The Canadian province of Quebec produces 70% of the world’s maple syrup supply.

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US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom

“Last time I did this I cried,” said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff.

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Haiti kidnappers release three more missionaries after abduction

Three people among a group of 17 North American missionaries abducted in October are freed.