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Donald Trump formally launches 2020 re-election bid · Wednesday 19th June at 05:31
The president told thousands of supporters in Florida they were going to "keep America great".

Low trust in vaccines 'a global crisis' · Wednesday 19th June at 05:00
The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation reveals confidence is low in some regions.

MH17 plane crash: Investigators 'expected to name four suspects' · Wednesday 19th June at 04:48
Ukraine says the suspects will be named by the Dutch-led investigation into the 2014 plane downing.

US-China trade war: Officials to resume talks before G20 · Wednesday 19th June at 04:21
Mr Trump says he will have an "extended meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 next week.

California wildfires: Power company agrees to pay $1bn for damage · Wednesday 19th June at 02:40
Pacific Gas & Electric Corp are facing billions of dollars worth of lawsuits over the fires.

Sudan: Young musicians' hopes and fears for the future · Wednesday 19th June at 00:38
Young musicians in Khartoum talk to the BBC about their hopes following the military crackdown.

Should we dislike the 'Like' button? · Wednesday 19th June at 00:18
Social media companies know approval can be addictive, so how should we manage the compulsion to be liked?

Piracy in West Africa: The world's most dangerous seas? · Wednesday 19th June at 00:13
The West African coast has long been a target for pirates, but it's getting even more dangerous.

'My father, the rapist': Hidden victims of Rwanda's genocide · Wednesday 19th June at 00:09
It is thought thousands of children were born as a result of rape during the 1994 genocide.

Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar · Wednesday 19th June at 00:08
Former Uefa president Michel Platini is questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

'Her ancestors enslaved mine. Now we're friends' · Tuesday 18th June at 23:16
Phoebe Kilby discovered her ancestors were slave-owners and she wanted to pay reparations.

Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out · Tuesday 18th June at 22:47
The president tweeted that Patrick Shanahan is resigning to "devote more time to his family".

Trans Mountain: Canada approves $5.5bn oil pipeline project · Tuesday 18th June at 22:39
The controversial oil pipeline expansion project stalled after a court quashed previous approval.

Haiti protests: Why are so many people on the streets? · Tuesday 18th June at 22:36
Activists have taken to the streets in Haiti's capital to protest about what they say is government corruption.

Fossil proves hyenas once roamed Canada's Arctic Plains · Tuesday 18th June at 22:08
A 50-year-old mystery has been solved by scientists who identified the teeth of ancient Arctic hyenas.

Hungry and exhausted polar bear wanders into Russian city · Tuesday 18th June at 20:55
The female bear is spotted in the city of Norilsk - hundreds of kilometres from its natural habitat.

Selah Schneiter: Ten-year-old girl scales El Capitan · Tuesday 18th June at 19:35
Selah Schneiter has climbed a rock wall that is beyond some of the most experienced climbers. She is 10 years old.

DR Congo exodus of 300,000 'may hamper Ebola battle' · Tuesday 18th June at 18:59
Ethnic clashes that have displaced 300,000 people could impede action against the virus, UN warns.

Why are US tourists dying in Dominican Republic? · Tuesday 18th June at 18:55
The FBI is helping local authorities with toxicology tests after at least eight holidaymakers died.

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image · Tuesday 18th June at 17:14
A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.

Germany's Angela Merkel 'fine' after seen shaking in heatwave · Tuesday 18th June at 15:32
Germany's 64-year-old chancellor shook uncontrollably for more than a minute during an event in Berlin.

Angela Merkel seen shaking in high temperatures · Tuesday 18th June at 15:29
The German chancellor was filmed trembling as she greeted Ukraine's president in hot weather.

Mohammed Morsi: UN calls for inquiry into ex-Egyptian president's death · Tuesday 18th June at 15:17
The 67-year-old former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi died after collapsing in court.

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure · Tuesday 18th June at 14:03
Rents have soared in the German capital - and now politicians are moving to keep flats affordable.

Girl, 12, flooded with beauty ads on Instagram · Tuesday 18th June at 13:41
The ads were displayed to the young user despite Instagram's policies saying some should not be shown to her.

US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks' · Tuesday 18th June at 11:20
Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman.

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own' · Tuesday 18th June at 10:38
The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised".

What does this hat mean to Americans? · Tuesday 18th June at 01:54
The signature red hat made famous by President Trump has divided Americans on what it represents.

The gondola-making sisters taking on Venetian tradition · Tuesday 18th June at 00:40
Two sisters in Venice are trying to overturn the unwritten rule that gondolas are made by men.

Inside Heathrow's high-tech baggage system · Tuesday 18th June at 00:30
Heathrow's luggage system handles 180,000 items per day. Tom Burridge takes a look inside.

Danniella Westbrook: Drug-free EastEnders star 'to train as therapist' · Tuesday 18th June at 00:23
Danniella Westbrook says she is drug and alcohol-free for the first time in years.

How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud · Tuesday 18th June at 00:02
In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight.

Inside China’s 'thought transformation' camps · Monday 17th June at 23:26
The BBC gets rare access to facilities in Xinjiang thought to be holding more than a million Muslims.

Stonewall: A riot that changed millions of lives · Monday 17th June at 22:50
On a hot New York night 50 years ago, a police raid on a gay bar reshaped millions of American lives.

Should you leave the room when you cough or sneeze? · Monday 17th June at 22:33
President Donald Trump seems to think so - and he's not alone. What have the experts got to say?

Six surprises from Trump's TV interview · Monday 17th June at 17:29
The president's thoughts on coughing, UFOs and how he is more mistreated than even Abraham Lincoln.

Data surveillance powers unlawfully wide, court told · Monday 17th June at 16:59
Security services are invading people's privacy by "Hoovering up" communication data, a court hears.

Samsung TVs should be regularly virus-checked, the company says · Monday 17th June at 15:55
The technology company tweeted its QLED-branded sets should be scanned once every few weeks.

Instagram to make hacked account recovery easier · Monday 17th June at 13:50
The photo platform is testing a new way to get back into hacked accounts.

Cat filter accidentally used in Pakistani minister’s live press conference · Monday 17th June at 13:44
Much mirth ensues after a politician's press conference is accidentally live-streamed with a cat filter.

Hacker conference speaker axed over abortion views · Monday 17th June at 13:34
Protests and a threatened boycott lead the Black Hat hacker conference to axe its keynote speaker.

Boris Johnson's full fibre plan needs more detail says industry · Monday 17th June at 13:13
Broadband providers say it will take more than money to achieve a "full fibre for all" by 2025 pledge.

Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand · Monday 17th June at 12:35
Police arrest "Italy's Bonnie and Clyde" who used the US actor's image to promote a fashion label.

Huawei smartphone sales hit amid US curbs · Monday 17th June at 12:05
The founder of the Chinese telecoms giant says overseas sales of its mobile phones have sunk 40%.

Porn trolling lawyer jailed for 14 years · Monday 17th June at 11:53
A US lawyer who tricked people into paying for films he helped pirate gets a 14-year jail sentence.

Romance fraud: Woman sent conman £40k despite suspicions · Monday 17th June at 00:17
She warned her mother against the online scam - and then fell for it herself, ending up in debt.

Miriwoong: The Australian language which barely anybody speaks · Sunday 16th June at 21:45
Australia has about 100 indigenous languages at risk of being lost - so how do you save them?

Amazon’s Alexa boss Dave Limp on privacy concerns · Saturday 15th June at 00:02
Amazon’s head of Alexa, Dave Limp tells the BBC why his team is researching how to make the voice assistant understand emotion.

Amazon executive Werner Vogels on the ethics of facial recognition · Saturday 15th June at 00:01
Amazon executive Werner Vogels tells the BBC's Dave Lee that the firm is can not be held responsible for how its artificial intelligence technology is used.

Huawei delays launch of folding smartphone · Friday 14th June at 15:02
The Chinese tech giant says it's being "cautious" about the device, which was supposed to launch this summer.

Keanu Reeves and Cyberpunk 2077: Gaming doesn't need legitimising · Friday 14th June at 00:27
The actor talks to Radio 1 Newsbeat at E3 about his starring role in the game Cyberpunk 2077.

The super-tough drones and robots going where we can't · Friday 14th June at 00:12
How do you build unmanned vehicles that can withstand extreme temperatures, pressures and terrains?

Pokemon Sword and Shield: Hands-on with Dynamax power · Wednesday 12th June at 19:07
Chris Fox tests how the new Dynamax power to make the pet monsters huge affects gameplay.

How to cope with email overload · Tuesday 11th June at 00:24
It might be inefficient but we still use email, despite the emergence of rival systems.

'#IAmHere': The people trying to make Facebook a nicer place · Monday 10th June at 00:25
A huge network of volunteers is fighting hate speech on Facebook using closed groups.

How fish and shrimps could be recruited as underwater spies · Friday 7th June at 00:10
Animals have long been used for military purposes, but could marine creatures also act as sensors?

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