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    Explosion rocks Zimbabwe president's rally

    Explosion rocks Zimbabwe president's rally


    An explosion hits the stadium where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of people at a campaign...

    An explosion hits the stadium where President Mnangagwa was addressing thousands of people at a campaign rally.
    Brexit: Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote

    Brexit: Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote


    Thousands of people march in London on the second anniversary of the UK's vote to leave the...

    Thousands of people march in London on the second anniversary of the UK's vote to leave the EU.
    Crude oil pours into river from derailed train in US

    Crude oil pours into river from derailed train in US


    Around 30 train cars came off the tracks, which are thought to have been weakened by recent...

    Around 30 train cars came off the tracks, which are thought to have been weakened by recent flooding.
    World Cup 2018: Romelu Lukaku scores Belgium's second against Tunisia

    World Cup 2018: Romelu Lukaku scores Belgium's second against Tunisia


    Romelu Lukaku's low strike puts Belgium 2-0 up against Tunisia following Eden Hazard's earlier penalty in the Group G fixture at the 2018 World...

    Romelu Lukaku's low strike puts Belgium 2-0 up against Tunisia following Eden Hazard's earlier penalty in the Group G fixture at the 2018 World Cup.
    Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ban to end

    Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ban to end


    Women can drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) but there has been a crackdown on...

    Women can drive from midnight local time (21:00 GMT) but there has been a crackdown on activists.
    Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54

    Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul dies aged 54


    Drummer's life was marked by tragedy when he saw his brother and bandmate killed on...

    Drummer's life was marked by tragedy when he saw his brother and bandmate killed on stage.
    'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs

    'Double eagle' celebration provokes Serbs


    Both Switzerland's goals in the victory over Serbia were scored by ethnic Kosovan...

    Both Switzerland's goals in the victory over Serbia were scored by ethnic Kosovan Albanians.
    Noah Lyles runs fastest 100m of year in 9.88secs

    Noah Lyles runs fastest 100m of year in 9.88secs


    American Noah Lyles runs the fastest 100m of the year to win the US national title in...

    American Noah Lyles runs the fastest 100m of the year to win the US national title in Iowa.
    What do people in CAR make of envoy Boris Becker?

    What do people in CAR make of envoy Boris Becker?


    The former tennis champion says his Central African Republic passport is genuine, but officials say it's...

    The former tennis champion says his Central African Republic passport is genuine, but officials say it's fake.
    'This is what surviving Auschwitz taught me'

    'This is what surviving Auschwitz taught me'


    Max Eisen arrived at the Nazi death camp aged 15 in 1944. Every year he returns to speak to people about his...

    Max Eisen arrived at the Nazi death camp aged 15 in 1944. Every year he returns to speak to people about his experience.
    Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'

    Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'


    Donald Trump renews sanctions against North Korea, just days after saying it posed no nuclear...

    Donald Trump renews sanctions against North Korea, just days after saying it posed no nuclear risk.
    Unravelling the mystery of Akon's Wakanda

    Unravelling the mystery of Akon's Wakanda


    The US-Senegalese singer announced plans to build a new city with his own crytocurrency at the...

    The US-Senegalese singer announced plans to build a new city with his own crytocurrency at the centre.
    Why many mums are better than one

    Why many mums are better than one


    They say you can't choose your family - but why not? Sometimes an extra mother figure is just what you need, says Sue...

    They say you can't choose your family - but why not? Sometimes an extra mother figure is just what you need, says Sue Elliott-Nicholls.
    Meet Game of Thrones' woman of weapons

    Meet Game of Thrones' woman of weapons


    The show's only female armourer is in charge of swords, flaming arrows and giant...

    The show's only female armourer is in charge of swords, flaming arrows and giant catapults.
    The Kashmiri art bringing Hindus and Muslims together

    The Kashmiri art bringing Hindus and Muslims together


    A rare exhibition prompted those who had fled their homes to return for the first time since they...

    A rare exhibition prompted those who had fled their homes to return for the first time since they left.
    Week in pictures: 16 - 22 June 2018

    Week in pictures: 16 - 22 June 2018


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

    A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
    North Korean propaganda changes its tune

    North Korean propaganda changes its tune


    Pyongyang's propaganda changes from blasting the US as enemy to a much more conciliatory...

    Pyongyang's propaganda changes from blasting the US as enemy to a much more conciliatory note.
    Exiled white farmers return to Zimbabwe

    Exiled white farmers return to Zimbabwe


    Rob Smart was driven from his farm under Robert Mugabe's rule and has now been allowed back by the Zimbabwean...

    Rob Smart was driven from his farm under Robert Mugabe's rule and has now been allowed back by the Zimbabwean government.
    World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland

    World Cup 2018: Nigeria 2-0 Iceland


    Ahmed Musa scores both goals as Nigeria beat World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly...

    Ahmed Musa scores both goals as Nigeria beat World Cup debutants Iceland to leave Group D intriguingly poised.
    World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho & Neymar late goals hand Brazil win

    World Cup 2018: Philippe Coutinho & Neymar late goals hand Brazil win


    Philippe Coutinho and Neymar bail Brazil out with stoppage-time strikes against Costa Rica following another uninspiring display at the 2018 World...

    Philippe Coutinho and Neymar bail Brazil out with stoppage-time strikes against Costa Rica following another uninspiring display at the 2018 World Cup.
    Turkey's elections explained in 100 and 500 words

    Turkey's elections explained in 100 and 500 words


    Turkey's elections will decide if President Erdogan will stay in power. Here's what you need to...

    Turkey's elections will decide if President Erdogan will stay in power. Here's what you need to know.
    How powerful will Turkey's next president be?

    How powerful will Turkey's next president be?


    The winner of Sunday's election will take over the prime minister's power to add to their current...

    The winner of Sunday's election will take over the prime minister's power to add to their current duties.
    Migrant children: Latin America unites in outrage

    Migrant children: Latin America unites in outrage


    The fury in Latin America over the US policy on migrant children shows little sign of...

    The fury in Latin America over the US policy on migrant children shows little sign of abating.
    World Cup 2018: Germany walking a tightrope - Cesc Fabregas column

    World Cup 2018: Germany walking a tightrope - Cesc Fabregas column


    Spain’s World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas on the pressure you face after losing your opening game, and why the big names have not shone in Russia so far - even Cristiano...

    Spain’s World Cup winner Cesc Fabregas on the pressure you face after losing your opening game, and why the big names have not shone in Russia so far - even Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Quiz: What record has The Greatest Showman broken?

    Quiz: What record has The Greatest Showman broken?


    It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven...

    It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
    The Indian women lighting the way for change

    The Indian women lighting the way for change


    In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are training as solar entrepreneurs, to bring power to those living off...

    In India's desert state of Rajasthan, rural women are training as solar entrepreneurs, to bring power to those living off grid.
    Are Instagram stars facing a brand backlash?

    Are Instagram stars facing a brand backlash?


    Unilever has taken a stand against 'influencers' who buy social media followers to game the...

    Unilever has taken a stand against 'influencers' who buy social media followers to game the system.
    What are tariffs and how do they affect us?

    What are tariffs and how do they affect us?


    As a trade war becomes an increasing risk, how do governments use tariffs in international...

    As a trade war becomes an increasing risk, how do governments use tariffs in international commerce?
    World Cup 2018: What's wrong with Neymar?

    World Cup 2018: What's wrong with Neymar?


    The Brazilian player's fans explain why he's been off his game so far at the World...

    The Brazilian player's fans explain why he's been off his game so far at the World Cup.
    World Cup: Lionel Messi carrying Argentina's weight of expectation

    World Cup: Lionel Messi carrying Argentina's weight of expectation


    Argentina captain Lionel Messi carries the burden of 44 million people - and it seemed to show against Croatia in Thursday's World Cup...

    Argentina captain Lionel Messi carries the burden of 44 million people - and it seemed to show against Croatia in Thursday's World Cup match.
    World Cup 2018: Argentina 0-3 Croatia

    World Cup 2018: Argentina 0-3 Croatia


    Argentina are facing the prospect of an early World Cup exit as Croatia win 3-0 to reach the last...

    Argentina are facing the prospect of an early World Cup exit as Croatia win 3-0 to reach the last 16.
    Two different pregnancies in power

    Two different pregnancies in power


    Jacinda Ardern and the late Benazir Bhutto are the only leaders to have given birth in...

    Jacinda Ardern and the late Benazir Bhutto are the only leaders to have given birth in office.
    The man who was fired by a machine

    The man who was fired by a machine


    When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could...

    When a machine decided Ibrahim Diallo no longer worked at his office there was little any human could do.
    The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age

    The 'Baby' that ushered in modern computer age


    Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer...

    Scientists are celebrating the birth 70 years ago of a machine that kick-started the modern computer age.
    Why are people sharing this photo?

    Why are people sharing this photo?


    A family portrait celebrating mixed heritage has been widely shared online and has prompted others to tell their similar...

    A family portrait celebrating mixed heritage has been widely shared online and has prompted others to tell their similar stories.
    The untold good news story of America today

    The untold good news story of America today


    A grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of...

    A grassroots movement getting few headlines could yet herald a new American age of change.
    Leslie Grantham's dramatic life on and off screen

    Leslie Grantham's dramatic life on and off screen


    The actor who served time for murder and played Dirty Den in BBC One's EastEnders, dies aged...

    The actor who served time for murder and played Dirty Den in BBC One's EastEnders, dies aged 71.
    Sex, lies and payday loans: The parachute murder plot

    Sex, lies and payday loans: The parachute murder plot


    How Emile Cilliers' lifetime of cheating and lies led to his eventual unveiling as a would-be...

    How Emile Cilliers' lifetime of cheating and lies led to his eventual unveiling as a would-be murderer.