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Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2023 19:41:11 +0000
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Rafah crossing: Thousands of people arrive at Gaza-Egypt border
October 16, 2023, 6:46 PM
Palestinians with dual citizenship have headed to the border ahead of Israel's expected ground operation.
Brussels shooting: Suspect at large after two killed in Belgian capital
October 16, 2023, 7:25 PM
The victims were shot close to the city centre on Monday evening and the gunman is at large, police say.
Blinken emphasises 'deep commitment' to Israel after talks
October 16, 2023, 6:49 PM
His second trip to Israel in a week comes as the humanitarian crisis in Gaza reaches a critical point.
Donald Trump gets gag order in 2020 election meddling case
October 16, 2023, 6:22 PM
The former president recently called prosecutors "thugs" and one likely witness a "gutless pig".
Joseph Czuba: No bail for suspect in killing of Muslim boy in Illinois
October 16, 2023, 7:32 PM
Six-year-old Wadea Al-Fayoume was laid to rest in Illinois on Monday, a day after he was fatally stabbed.
Putin in China aiming to strengthen anti-West coalition
October 16, 2023, 4:11 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a rare overseas trip to visit his most important ally.
Polish election: Right-wing ruling party to lose majority - exit poll
October 16, 2023, 3:54 PM
Donald Tusk's centrist opposition has a better chance of forming a coalition if the poll is right.
Daniel Noboa elected Ecuador's youngest president
October 16, 2023, 11:13 AM
Mr Noboa will govern until May 2025 after beating Luisa González in the second round of voting.
Men jailed for India 'house of horrors' murder freed
October 16, 2023, 9:56 AM
The two men had been convicted of raping and murdering 19 women and children in 2005.
DR Congo boat accident: At least 40 dead, 167 missing in Mbandaka
October 16, 2023, 12:07 PM
Some 167 people are still missing after a boat capsize which killed at least 40 people.
Russia returns four Ukrainian children in Qatari deal
October 16, 2023, 2:57 PM
The return, part of a deal mediated by Qatar, could lead to the return of thousands more children.
Former Bank of China boss arrested on bribery charges
October 16, 2023, 5:19 AM
He is the latest banker to be prosecuted under Chinese President Xi's anti-corruption crackdown.
Dariush Mehrjui: Iranian director and wife found dead
October 16, 2023, 1:57 PM
Authorities in Iran say seven people have been arrested in connection to the killing of the couple.
Same-sex marriage: The lesbian activist seeking equal rights in India
October 16, 2023, 12:02 AM
Maya Sharma doesn't believe in marriage but has petitioned India's Supreme Court to legalise same-sex union.
Hong Kong: 11kg of suspected cocaine found in motorised wheelchair
October 15, 2023, 5:42 PM
A 51-year-old man could face life in prison after the discovery by Hong Kong airport officials.
New Zealand election: National party's Chris Luxon claims victory
October 14, 2023, 12:12 PM
Chris Luxon to form a centre-right coalition with his allies as Labour PM Chris Hipkins concedes defeat.
Afghanistan hit by third earthquake in a week
October 15, 2023, 12:48 PM
The magnitude 6.3 quake struck the Herat province, which has already been devastated by recent tremors.
Annular Solar eclipse 2023: Ring of fire sweeps over Americas
October 14, 2023, 5:20 PM
The annular solar eclipse crossed North, Central, and South America on Saturday.
China's Belt and Road Initiative: Kenya and a railway to nowhere
October 13, 2023, 11:12 PM
A $5bn transport project, funded by Chinese loans, is in danger of becoming a white elephant.
Trump-backed Jim Jordan chosen as Speaker nominee
October 14, 2023, 1:31 AM
It is still unclear whether the Ohio congressman has enough support to win a majority in the House.
North Korea sending Russia military equipment, US claims
October 14, 2023, 4:16 AM
Pyongyang supplied up to 1,000 containers of "equipment and munitions" in recent weeks, officials said.
BBC show is a 'lifeline' for Afghan girls, UN says
October 13, 2023, 11:03 PM
Girls barred from the classroom by the Taliban government are using a BBC programme to learn in secret.
Poland election: Poles prepare to vote as rivals end acrimonious campaign
October 13, 2023, 9:02 PM
Poland elects a new parliament on Sunday with the right-wing ruling party seeking a third term.
France raises security level after school knife attack
October 14, 2023, 2:33 PM
France is put on its highest counter-terrorism alert, following the death of a teacher stabbed at a high school.
Louise Glück, poet and Nobel laureate, dies at 80
October 13, 2023, 11:30 PM
Glück won a Nobel in 2020 and was the first American poet to win the prize since TS Eliot in 1948.
Microsoft completes $69bn takeover of Call of Duty maker Activision Blizzard
October 13, 2023, 3:10 PM
It comes after the UK approved the $69bn takeover of Activision Blizzard, which makes Call of Duty.
Man pleads guilty to stealing Wizard of Oz ruby slippers
October 13, 2023, 7:08 PM
Terry Martin thought the rubies in the slippers were real gems, but they were in fact made of glass.
Venice airport closed, flights diverted by flock of seagulls
October 13, 2023, 4:05 PM
Flights were also diverted from Marco Polo Airport in the Italian city due to the birds' presence.
Entire streets destroyed in Gaza refugee camp
October 16, 2023, 9:10 AM
In footage from Saturday, people can be seen walking through huge piles of rubble.
What is the Rafah crossing and why is it Gaza's lifeline?
October 16, 2023, 1:23 PM
The border crossing with Egypt is the only point of exit for Palestinians looking to flee Gaza.
Khan Younis: A Gaza city on its knees, now with a million mouths to feed
October 15, 2023, 3:38 PM
A desperate and destitute tide of humanity has washed into Khan Younis. And there is no help.
Zaka: The volunteers giving dignity to Israel's dead
October 14, 2023, 7:17 PM
Zaka volunteers are used to being called to traumatic scenes, but nothing prepared them for the past week.
'I don't eat or sleep' says husband of new mother missing after Hamas attacks
October 14, 2023, 6:34 PM
New mother Celine Ben David Nagar was on a weekend away with friends - now she's thought to be in Gaza.
One week in Gaza: 'There are no safe places here'
October 15, 2023, 6:34 PM
Bombs, shortages, a life on the run. Bisan Owda, a filmmaker, has been documenting her days under siege.
Who's behind Israel-Gaza disinformation and hate online?
October 15, 2023, 7:46 AM
How false claims, conspiracy theories and hateful content shapes the general public's view of the war.
Gaza doctor: We consume a month’s medical supplies a day
October 15, 2023, 7:08 PM
British Palestinian Surgeon, Prof Ghassan Abu-Sittah, describes the "overwhelming" numbers of wounded coming to Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital.
How BBC verified video of Palestinians killed fleeing Gaza
October 16, 2023, 5:13 PM
Women and children were killed in Friday's strike on vehicles that were heading away from northern Gaza.
Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel: 'Our second country is bleeding'
October 15, 2023, 1:03 PM
Eritrean asylum seekers in Israel relocate for a second time following Hamas's surprise attack.
Hamas attack on Israel kibbutz Be’eri captured by mothers’ WhatsApp group
October 13, 2023, 4:59 PM
Messages reveal how trapped families called for help and shared words of comfort as militants killed 100 in their kibbutz.
Gaza Strip in maps: What it's like for the people who live there
October 14, 2023, 12:17 PM
Find out more about what it is like to live in the Gaza Strip, from the economy to education, health and water.
BBC journalists held at gunpoint by Israeli police
October 15, 2023, 11:43 AM
A BBC Arabic team was driving to back to a hotel when they were stopped and dragged from their car.
Israel-Gaza conflict proves treacherous ground for US politicians
October 13, 2023, 6:43 PM
Turbulence caused by the fighting in the Middle East could upend the 2024 presidential race.
How would an Israeli ground assault on Gaza unfold?
October 13, 2023, 11:58 AM
Sending forces into Gaza's densely populated urban areas is an operation fraught with peril.
Kfar Aza kibbutz massacre: Father saves daughter he hadn’t seen for six years
October 13, 2023, 9:09 AM
Neta had not spoken to her father for years, but she knew he was the only person who could save her.
Israel targets Hamas’s labyrinth of tunnels under Gaza
October 13, 2023, 12:10 AM
Palestinian militants are thought to have built hundreds of kilometres of tunnels underneath Gaza.
Shots fired as BBC visits scene of Israel festival massacre
October 13, 2023, 6:47 AM
Lucy Williamson visits the site of the Israeli music festival where 260 bodies were discovered.
Missing peace activist Vivian Silver - son awaits news, good or bad
October 13, 2023, 9:53 AM
My mother would say the atrocities are the result of not striving for peace, he tells Jeremy Bowen.
Israel Gaza war: History of the conflict explained
October 16, 2023, 2:47 PM
Tensions between Israel and the Palestinians date back decades, but what are the key issues?
BBC crew find injured friends in overrun Gaza hospital
October 12, 2023, 9:29 PM
BBC Arabic reporter Adnan Elbursh visits the main hospital in Gaza City, which is at breaking point.
US $6bn deal with Iran under scrutiny in wake of Hamas attack on Israel
October 12, 2023, 7:50 PM
President Biden has faced pressure to hold the funds amid claims Tehran instigated the Hamas attack.
Long queues for bread as displaced Gazans flee to southern city of Khan Younis
October 16, 2023, 12:03 PM
The BBC's Rushdi Abualouf reports from Khan Younis, where hundreds of thousands of refugees have arrived.
Supernova festival: One week on - survivor recalls traumatic escape from party
October 15, 2023, 2:41 PM
Shye Weinstein recorded on camera how he and his friends fled the site stormed by Hamas gunmen, who killed at least 260 people.
BBC in Khan Younis: The scene is tragic
October 14, 2023, 6:12 PM
The BBC's Rushdi Abualouf says the city is struggling to cope as refugees from northern Gaza flood in.
CCTV shows how Hamas militants broke into Be'eri kibbutz
October 13, 2023, 3:26 PM
Footage verified by the BBC shows militants hiding in a booth at the gates of the community before ambushing a car.
Watch: How 'ring of fire' eclipse burned across US skies
October 14, 2023, 7:20 PM
Stargazers witness a spectacular celestial event in parts of the US, Central and South America.
Kibbutz massacre survivor describes attack by Hamas gunmen
October 13, 2023, 11:05 AM
Neta Portal describes the horror of a Hamas attack after being shot in the legs six times.
Searching for my peace activist mother in Israel
October 13, 2023, 2:16 PM
Yonatan Ziegen's mother Vivian Silver texted her son to say her home had been attacked.
Can Jim Jordan become the next Republican House Speaker?
October 16, 2023, 3:00 PM
Jim Jordan feels "real good" about his prospects of winning the gavel, but he faces a maths problem.
Poland election earthquake: What happens next?
October 16, 2023, 10:25 AM
The ruling party is on course to lose its majority - and an opposition coalition has the numbers to replace it.
Hurt ripples in wake of Indigenous Voice vote
October 15, 2023, 1:12 PM
Following a landmark referendum, Australia tends to the wounds caused by months of brutal debate.
A spooked and lonely Taiwan looks for new friends
October 15, 2023, 10:09 PM
China's incessant military drills drive Taiwan to look for more support.
China's roads win hearts in South Asia - but at a cost
October 14, 2023, 11:32 PM
Ten years after Xi Jinping announced his signature Belt and Road project, its goals and outcomes have evolved.
Somalia's violin novice to TV orchestra triumph in four years
October 14, 2023, 11:52 PM
Audiences are lapping up televised orchestra performances reviving Somali music for a new generation.
Your pictures from around the world on the theme of 'texture'
October 14, 2023, 11:28 PM
A selection of striking images from our readers around the world.
'My ancestors were invisible. I want to be visible'
October 12, 2023, 3:05 PM
Recognition hangs in the balance for Indigenous Australians ahead of a historic vote.
New Zealand election: Disillusioned voters eye shift away from the left
October 12, 2023, 4:11 PM
Three years on from Jacinda Ardern's sweeping victory, polls indicate voters will desert Labour.
Afghanistan: Hundreds dead and homes flattened in earthquakes
October 12, 2023, 11:51 AM
Images from western Afghanistan where two earthquakes days apart have caused massive damage.
Amazon drought: Stranded boats and dead fish
October 12, 2023, 2:10 PM
A severe drought in the Brazilian Amazon is disrupting transport, isolating communities and killing wildlife.

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