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Empire star Jussie Smollett 'staged hoax attack over salary'
Jussie Smollett hired two men to attack him because he was dissatisfied with his salary, police say.
What happens to IS fighters' children?
The children, whose parents were Islamic State members, are at the centre of an international battle.
Former Swiss officer Johan Cosar on trial for fighting IS
A former Swiss army officer is on trial for his part in fighting against Islamic State in Syria.
Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district
The fire spread quickly in the tightly-packed, centuries-old area of the Bangladeshi capital.
Come From Away: Beverley Bass inspires new musical set on 9/11
Beverley Bass was ordered to divert a trans-Atlantic flight during the events of 9/11.
Gwyneth Paltrow counter-sues over 2016 skiing accident
The actress says she was not at fault over the accident and is seeking a symbolic $1 in damages.
Heckler & Koch fined for illegal gun sales to Mexico
A German court fines Heckler & Koch and convicts two ex-staff for illegal arms exports to Mexico.
Pope Francis: Concrete action needed against child abuse at Church
The world wants more than condemnations, the Pope tells a summit on child sexual abuse at the Church.
Israel elections: Netanyahu challengers Gantz and Lapid join forces
Two of Israel's strongest candidates announce an alliance in a bid to beat the PM in April polls.
LGBT-row teacher up for $1m global prize
The assistant head at the centre of a row over lessons on LGBT rights is shortlisted for a global teaching prize.
UK rehomes some 100 Syria White Helmets and family members
The volunteer group has saved more than 115,000 lives in Syria's war zones, the UK government says.
Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'
Lucy Evans had encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain that caused her frightening delusions.
Hayabusa-2: Japan mission set to 'bite an asteroid'
The Hayabusa-2 probe is ready to descend to the Ryugu asteroid to collect a sample from its surface.
Olympic Games: Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC as a new sport for 2024
Paris 2024 organisers will propose breakdancing to the IOC for inclusion, as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
US election 2020: Which Democrat will take on Trump in 2020?
Bernie Sanders has joined the race to stop Donald Trump from being re-elected. But who else has a shot at becoming the next president?
Camp Fire: Dog missing from Paradise wildfire found after 101 days
Kingston jumped out of his family's truck as they were fleeing a deadly wildfire in town of Paradise.
Drag queen story hour in America's Bible Belt
Events where drag queens read to children are established in liberal cities, but they are moving to rural conservative America.
The toxic legacy of the Vietnam War
How millions suffered from exposure to toxic chemicals sprayed by US forces during the Vietnam war
Bangladesh fire: Blaze kills dozens in Dhaka historic district
Dozens have been killed by a blaze which spread through an ancient district of the capital.
The bakeries of Bamako in Mali
Photographer Annie Risemberg documents the French bread bakeries that are ubiquitous in Bamako. Mali.
Twitch: How Ninja was unseated as most-subscribed streamer
How Ninja has gone from a high of 200,000 Twitch subscribers to around 30,000 in only 10 months.
Trump-Kim summit: How might Kim Jong-un travel to Vietnam?
It's not the most conventional journey, but Kim Jong-un could be making his way to Vietnam by rail.
‘The hangman was too tired to hang me – three times’
On death row in Malawi, Byson Kaula was nearly executed three times - but the hangman always stopped work before it was his turn.
Cycling & suffering - a special relationship
Three cyclists discuss their special relationship with suffering. And can science help expand the limits of exhaustion?
India Catholic Cardinal Oswald Gracias ‘failed abuse victims’
Cardinal Oswald Gracias, the Archbishop of Mumbai, did not tell police of a child abuse allegation.
Olives pitting US against EU in global trade fight
Are US tariffs on Spanish olives a pretext for a bigger challenge to world trade?
Jan Kuciak: Marches in memory of murdered Slovakia journalist
A year after the targeted killing of journalist Jan Kuciak, marches are planned across Slovakia.
What is the legal status of IS bride Shamima Begum?
The UK has stripped the IS bride of her British citizenship - so what happens now?
Will Senegal be bowled over by big projects?
Can a big new bridge, train and museum convince Senegal to vote for Macky Sall as president again?
Uighur Australian's plea to 'save' his family in China
The man fears that his wife will be detained in China, meaning he may never meet his son.
Greater Bay Area: China's ambitious but vague economic plan
The ambitious economic plan links Hong Kong, Macau and other Chinese cities to boost growth.
Man City fan in 'critical condition' after alleged assault in Germany
Manchester City say one of their fans is in "a critical condition in hospital" after an alleged assault following their Champions League win over Schalke.
Liverpool boss Klopp fined £45,000 for referee comments
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is fined £45,000 after accepting an FA charge for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend.
Wales select Anscombe at fly-half ahead of Biggar
Gareth Anscombe edges Dan Biggar to be Wales fly-half against England in their crunch Six Nations encounter in Cardiff on Saturday.
'Once in a generation' talent Williamson injured as Nike shoe falls apart
Zion Williamson, the 18-year-old tipped to be the next big thing in basketball, is injured after only 33 seconds on Wednesday as his Nike shoe falls apart.
Wales v England: Ben Moon & Jack Nowell start Six Nations match in Cardiff
Prop Ben Moon and wing Jack Nowell start for England in Saturday's Six Nations showdown with Wales in Cardiff.
Eubank Snr 'petrified' for son's 'do or die' fight against DeGale
Chris Eubank Jr says victory over James DeGale is critical for his career while his father admits he is "petrified" about the outcome.
How will Pope Francis deal with abuse in the Catholic Church?
How will the Pope confront the culture of abuse that has beset the Roman Catholic Church?
Chernobyl: The end of a three-decade experiment
The abandoned Chernobyl exclusion zone could be about to change for the first time since the world's worst nuclear disaster.
The soldier with a secret talent - ballet
When Alex Smith joined the Army he didn't reveal to anyone he had spent years training to be a dancer.
El Chapo guilty: Will his jailing change anything?
The trial and conviction of the notorious Joaquín Guzmán tells us much about the multi-billion drugs trade.