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Liberia gold mine collapse: Dozens arrested at 'lawless' rescue site · Sunday 17th February at 17:15
More than 60 are held as Liberian authorities seek to restore order at a mine where dozens are trapped.

Poland PM cancels Israel trip after Netanyahu's Holocaust comment · Sunday 17th February at 16:28
Mateusz Morawiecki will not now visit Israel, after PM Benjamin Netanyahu said "Poles co-operated".

Basketball Africa League: Professional competition to launch in 2020 · Sunday 17th February at 15:47
The National Basketball Association and the International Basketball Federation are to launch a professional league in Africa in 2020.

Yellow-vest protests: Macron condemns anti-Semitic abuse · Sunday 17th February at 14:19
A group of protesters in Paris directed insults and anti-Jewish taunts at a prominent philosopher.

Jussie Smollett had no role in own attack, lawyers say · Sunday 17th February at 14:04
The denial by the US actor's lawyers comes amid allegations he may have staged the assault.

Trump tells European countries to take back IS fighters · Sunday 17th February at 13:40
The US president urges European allies to repatriate 800 Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria.

Flybmi collapse strands passengers · Sunday 17th February at 13:28
Travellers tell the BBC they cannot get home after the UK regional airline went into administration.

Near-naked men scramble for sticks in Japan · Sunday 17th February at 13:09
About 10,000 men took part in the Saidaiji-eyo festival at a Buddhist temple in Okayama.

Viewpoint: Why Trump may win his legal fight over border wall · Sunday 17th February at 12:23
History does not bode well for Trump's opponents, says Jonathan Turley, professor of law.

Pakistan red carpet for Saudi prince · Sunday 17th February at 11:11
Imran Khan needs Saudi money to stave off an economic bail-out - but this is not a one-way relationship.

Venezuela crisis: Guaidó sets up possible confrontation over US aid · Sunday 17th February at 10:40
The self-declared interim leader calls for a "humanitarian avalanche" on 23 February.

Colobus monkeys in Kenya 'threatened by humans' · Sunday 17th February at 06:45
A conservationist is providing a safe space for colobus monkeys in Kenya.

Lee Radziwill: Jackie Kennedy's sister dies aged 85 · Sunday 17th February at 05:49
The former US first lady's younger sister, who married a prince and became a fashion icon, dies at 85.

Heather Nauert withdraws bid to be US envoy to UN · Sunday 17th February at 04:12
Heather Nauert, President Trump's pick to be America's new UN ambassador, cites "family interests".

Emiliano Sala: Former coach's tribute as funeral takes place · Sunday 17th February at 03:45
On the day of footballer Emiliano Sala's funeral, a childhood friend and a former coach pay tribute.

Chaka Khan: Why she gets annoyed by her tuneful greeting · Sunday 17th February at 00:44
The legendary singer on the "mixed blessing" of that track and how the planet feels different without Aretha Franklin.

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m · Sunday 17th February at 00:41
When Quadriga's founder died he left behind a mystery: what happened to millions in cryptocurrency?

How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland · Sunday 17th February at 00:40
How Louis Houenoude went from being a barber shop sign painter in Benin to having an exhibition in Finland.

Bollywood's first major LGBTQ film · Sunday 17th February at 00:10
How I Felt When I Saw That Girl is the first Indian film with a star cast to focus on same-sex relationships.

Li Rui: The old guard Communist who was able to criticise Xi Jinping · Saturday 16th February at 19:41
Li Rui - once Mao's confidante, later an outspoken critic of the ruling party - has died aged 101.

Emiliano Sala: Mourners pay tribute to coffin in Argentina · Saturday 16th February at 19:16
Mourners lined the route and clapped as the coffin of Emiliano Sala was carried in his hometown of Progreso, Argentina.

Europeans reveal who they wish was in the White House · Saturday 16th February at 18:25
Reaction at an international security conference reveals how leaders might not be on the same page.

Oscars 2019: All awards will be shown live after backlash · Saturday 16th February at 16:52
The move reverses an earlier decision to give four awards during TV commercial breaks.

Ligue du LOL: Secret boys’ club cyber-bullying shakes French media · Saturday 16th February at 12:22
Léa Lejeune was harassed by a group known as Ligue du LOL in a scandal that has shaken French media.

India high speed train breaks down on first trip · Saturday 16th February at 10:36
Brakes on the Vande Bharat Express jammed, a day after the train was inaugurated.

ICYMI: Babies, birds and base jumping... · Saturday 16th February at 06:37
From cheeky monkeys and tiny triplets to daring deeds, here are a few stories you might have missed.

Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa · Saturday 16th February at 01:23
How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?

Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond · Saturday 16th February at 01:01
A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond - a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.

Week in pictures: 9 - 15 February 2019 · Saturday 16th February at 00:27
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

'I'd rather have my son than a hero' · Saturday 16th February at 00:22
Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a soldier killed in the disastrous war.

Fijians fume at India land swap · Friday 15th February at 16:48
Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.

PewDiePie: Roblox lifts ban after social media backlash · Friday 15th February at 16:30
Online multiplayer game Roblox has reinstated PewDiePie after banning the YouTuber for using his name.

Ad code 'slows down' browsing speeds · Friday 15th February at 12:42
The code putting ads on webpages can stop pages loading by seconds, finds analysis of millions of sites.

Mobile networks call for 5G security inspector · Friday 15th February at 12:33
The mobile network industry has called for a new security testing scheme to check 5G equipment.

Tilly Lockey: 'I can paint with my bionic arms' · Friday 15th February at 12:24
Tilly Lockey, 13, has bionic arms that are so sophisticated she can now use a paintbrush and apply make-up.

Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan: Being an influencer made me 'a puppet' · Friday 15th February at 07:03
Made In Chelsea's Andy Jordan has a warning about the realities of being a social media influencer.

Ford puts bed hoggers in their place, and other news · Friday 15th February at 01:20
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

Meet the tech entrepreneurs tackling sexual harassment · Friday 15th February at 00:00
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, new apps are helping victims gather and share evidence.

Amazon cancels New York City campus plan · Thursday 14th February at 20:10
The internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised.

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currency · Thursday 14th February at 15:58
The US investment bank has created the JPM Coin to handle wholesale payments for some clients.

British hacker Marcus Hutchins loses bid to omit 'intoxicated' testimony · Thursday 14th February at 13:42
Devonian Marcus Hutchins is accused of writing virus code and says he was "intoxicated" in an interview.

What is Article 13? The EU's copyright directive explained · Thursday 14th February at 13:13
The final version of the new EU copyright law is agreed after three days of talks in France.

School bomb hoax suspect arrested in US · Thursday 14th February at 11:45
Thousands of US schools were shut down by fake threats involving bombs, allege prosecutors.

Germany 'Nazi bell' row erupts again · Thursday 14th February at 11:39
German row over church bells with Nazi insignia blows up again.

YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters · Thursday 14th February at 10:37
Google acts after YouTubers report users attempting to extort money via fraudulent copyright claims.

The basketball coverage directed and filmed by AI · Thursday 14th February at 08:37
The British Basketball League is testing a new way of filming games that picks the action using AI.

Former Apple lawyer charged with insider trading · Thursday 14th February at 03:03
Gene Levoff is accused of engaging in insider trading on several occasions between 2011 and 2016.

Nasa calls time on silent Opportunity Mars rover · Wednesday 13th February at 19:07
The 15-year mission of "Oppy" the robot is declared over after repeated failed attempts to contact it.

Apple to investigate Saudi app · Wednesday 13th February at 18:08
An app that can be used by men to stop women leaving the country will be investigated by Apple.

Elon Musk named as Twitter boss favourite · Wednesday 13th February at 12:25
The choice has raised eyebrows because of the controversial nature of some of Mr Musk's tweets.

Is new game Apex Legends a threat to Fortnite? · Wednesday 13th February at 12:23
Apex Legends, a new Battle Royale game has had over 25 million downloads in its first week - will it be a threat?

Overwatch and Call Of Duty maker to cut 800 jobs · Wednesday 13th February at 11:43
Activision Blizzard will lay off about 800 people, despite announcing record revenue.

Christopher Robin: How we made the film's visual effects · Wednesday 13th February at 09:07
Visual effects supervisor Chris Lawrence explains how they helped make the film.

Tech Take-back: Hove pop-up shop for recycling old tech · Wednesday 13th February at 08:50
A pop-up recycling shop in Hove collects unwanted tech items, erases the data and recycles them.

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hours · Wednesday 13th February at 00:09
Overwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions.

Crackdown on young celebs in gambling ads · Wednesday 13th February at 00:05
Cartoon figures and young stars will be banned from many adverts in a bid to protect children.

Ukrainians pranked at fake election rally · Tuesday 12th February at 17:03
Hundreds of people turned up to fake election rallies in Ukraine on the promise of cash.

MPs immerse themselves in VR questions · Tuesday 12th February at 15:52
MPs open inquiry into immersive technology such as VR and AR.

DJI makes drone safety improvements · Tuesday 12th February at 14:10
The geo-fencing technology that means drones cannot fly near airports is improved.

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering: GPS pioneers lauded · Tuesday 12th February at 14:00
Four Americans are celebrated for their roles in developing the sat-nav Global Positioning System.

Facebook and Google news should be regulated, Cairncross Review says · Tuesday 12th February at 11:36
The landmark review also recommended the BBC should do more to share its technical and digital expertise.

Ligue du LOL: Secret group of French journalists targeted women · Tuesday 12th February at 10:24
Media execs at several major outlets used anonymous accounts to harass women writers and activists.

Ordnance Survey to launch mapping drone · Tuesday 12th February at 01:46
The mapping organisation's craft will collect images and data for businesses and organisations to use.

Would you be happy to see your doctor online? · Tuesday 12th February at 00:20
Video consultations are saving doctors time and money, but are they good for patients, too?

Teen has vaccinations after asking Reddit · Monday 11th February at 19:29
Ethan Lindenberger took to the website to ask whether he could get vaccines without his parents .

Would you swap your smartphone with a brick phone? · Monday 11th February at 17:33
Michaela Community School sells "brick phones" to students to stop them from being distracted.

Gavin Williamson: Drone 'swarm squadrons' to be deployed by military · Monday 11th February at 16:35
The defence secretary says the network enabled aircraft could be used to overwhelm the enemy.

Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet · Monday 11th February at 16:15
Russia may briefly disconnect from the internet as part of a test of its cyber-defences.

Tinder-style app for cows tries to help the meat market · Monday 11th February at 13:38
So you think the dating scene is just a meat market? Wait till you hear about this matchmaking app.

Paris to sue Airbnb over 'illegal ads' · Monday 11th February at 12:43
The fine could amount to €12.5m ($14m, £11m) for the 1,000 ads the city says break French law.

Reddit: Censorship fears spark criticism of Tencent funding reports · Monday 11th February at 06:28
Redditors flooded the site with snarky posts after reports of funding from Chinese tech giant Tencent.

Grindr and Tinder 'must not risk children's safety' · Sunday 10th February at 15:34
Minister vows to question Grindr and Tinder on safeguarding measures following "shocking" findings.

Donald Trump's wall: How tech guards the US-Mexico border · Sunday 10th February at 00:36
Camera-laden towers and underground sensors plug the gaps in the existing US-Mexico border fence.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald visual effects · Sunday 10th February at 00:16
The joint visual effects supervisor behind the Bafta-nominated film explains how the images were made.

TikTok: Where gummy bears singing Adele rule · Saturday 9th February at 00:35
The Chinese-owned meme platform taking over the internet.

What is TikTok? · Saturday 9th February at 00:35
The social media app was downloaded more times than Instagram and Snapchat in 2018.

Robot aims to inspire girls to take STEM and other news · Friday 8th February at 10:53
BBC Click's Jen Copestake looks at some of the best technology stories of the week.

YouTube U-turn over child abuse singer · Friday 8th February at 10:47
YouTube deletes singer Austin Jones's channel, after he exchanges sexual images with underage girls.

'How a smartphone saved my mother's life' · Friday 8th February at 00:04
The smartphone is becoming a powerful medical tool that can diagnose a growing number of conditions.

Social media: How can governments regulate it? · Thursday 7th February at 17:57
As the government draws up plans, what are its options for regulating the firms?

Self-harm, suicide and social media: Can you talk about them online safely? · Thursday 7th February at 11:30
The boss of Instagram is meeting the government to talk about sensitive content on social media.

Robot teaches itself to ice-skate · Thursday 7th February at 00:04
The 3D-printed robot showed off its skating skills at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos.

Fan smashes his TV when his team loses · Wednesday 6th February at 15:44
YouTuber and Marseille fan Mohamed Henni tells BBC World Service that he breaks TVs when his football team loses "to make people happy".

Do money apps make us better or worse with our finances? · Tuesday 5th February at 00:01
Apps that help us manage our money are proving increasingly popular, but how effective are they?

Microsoft: What went right under Satya Nadella? · Saturday 2nd February at 00:13
How Satya Nadella turned around the tech firm's fortunes.

How Spatial and augmented reality could change work · Saturday 2nd February at 00:09
The software allows people to chat and share images, videos and 3D models in augmented reality.

Haidilao: Robots staff China's top hotpot chain · Thursday 31st January at 00:21
Robot waiters and chefs form the future of hotpot chain Haidilao.

Nera: The 3D-printed electric motorbike · Monday 28th January at 01:38
The bike, made by BigRep, took three days to print and cost about £2,000 ($2,600) to produce.

CES 2019: Smart socket to charge your devices · Monday 21st January at 08:58
BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at a new smart socket for charging devices.

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