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The site is still a work in progress, so expect new countries to be added over time.
World News Headlines
- Jerusalem shooting: Thirteen-year-old Palestinian held over second attack in dayson January 28, 2023
The boy opened fire wounding two Israelis, a day after an attack in the city killed seven people.
- Petr Pavel: Ex-general beats populist rival in Czech electionon January 28, 2023
Defeated former PM Andrej Babis conceded to retired Nato general Petr Pavel on Saturday afternoon.
- New Zealand: Auckland cleans up after 'unprecedented' floodson January 28, 2023
At least three people are killed as New Zealand's largest city is hit by record rainfall.
- Auckland flooding: Three people dead after torrential rain in New Zealandon January 28, 2023
A torrential downpour in New Zealand's largest city prompts evacuations, power cuts and other chaos.
- Downward dog is easy in this pup-filled yoga classon January 28, 2023
An animal shelter teamed up with a gym to bring some furry friends into workout classes.
- Video shows police beating and kicking Tyre Nichols while he was restrainedon January 28, 2023
The 29-year-old cried out for his mother during the violent arrest in Memphis that led to his death, footage shows.
- Can these rocks really generate electricity?on January 28, 2023
Viral videos claim rocks found in Africa can produce an electrical charge. But is this really possible?
- AP deletes ‘the French' tweet and apologises after it is widely mockedon January 28, 2023
The news agency had warned journalists that references to "the French" could be dehumanising.
- Pilot dies in Indian army jet mid-air collisionon January 28, 2023
The planes were on a routine "operational flying training mission" when the incident happened.
- Tyre Nichols video: What the footage of police beating showson January 28, 2023
The bodycam footage shows Mr Nichols being severely beaten and crying out for his mother.
- Police kick and punch Tyre Nichols during violent arrest in Memphison January 28, 2023
Expletive-filled footage shows Memphis Police drag him from his car, in the moments before fatal beating.
- The Somali funk spirit that has overcome anarchy and exileon January 28, 2023
Somalia's music scene is booming once again after years of conflict and Islamist threats.
- In photos: A makeover for 200-year-old India heritage buildingon January 28, 2023
The building, formerly the British Residency in Hyderabad city, is now a women's university.
- Tyre Nichols: Memphis reckons with police killing by black officerson January 27, 2023
All five officers involved in Tyre Nichols' death were black. Experts say that's not unusual.
- Ukraine war: UN accuses Russia of breaking child protection rules over refugeeson January 27, 2023
Moscow is accused of giving refugees Russian passports and allowing them to be adopted.
- US to make it easier for gay men to donate bloodon January 27, 2023
The FDA will soon remove a three month abstinence policy for donations for men who have sex with men.
- Bodycam footage shows moment of Paul Pelosi attackon January 27, 2023
A US court authorised the release of video from the October 2022 assault on Nancy Pelosi's husband.
- Who is Jeff Zients, Biden's new chief of staff? on January 27, 2023
The former Covid czar returns to one of the most powerful jobs in the US government.
- Ukraine war: Auschwitz anniversary marked without Russiaon January 27, 2023
Moscow accuses Poland of attempting to "rewrite history" after it is not invited to the event.
- Andrew Tate: Judge explains extended detention of 'dangerous' influenceron January 27, 2023
The statement is the clearest indication yet of the evidence against the British-American influencer.
- Adani Group: Fortune of Asia's richest man hit by fraud claimson January 27, 2023
A report of fraud has sparked a mass sell-off in businesses led by Indian billionaire Gautam Adani.
- Canadian couple rescues moose with bare handson January 27, 2023
Kirk Barharn and his wife spotted the moose tangled in a fence while driving in British Columbia.
- Colorado bear poses for roughly 400 'selfies' on wildlife cameraon January 27, 2023
One motion-detecting camera captured roughly 400 images of the surprise selfie star.
- Haiti police riot on streets after gang attacks on officerson January 27, 2023
The protesters blame the government for not taking action over a number of gang attacks on police stations and officers.
- Ukraine war: Zelensky's government launches anti-corruption driveon January 27, 2023
The government in Kyiv is trying to tackle corruption head-on, but it’s a risky strategy.
- Tyre Nichols: What is the 'Scorpion' unit of Memphis police?on January 27, 2023
The special police squad unit focuses on violent crime, but critics say it has a reputation for brutality.
- George Santos: Drag queen claims embroil embattled congressmanon January 27, 2023
A Republican who has criticised LGBT people becomes television comedy fodder as pictures from his past resurface.
- South Korea: 'Protesting for 20 years and still no equal rights'on January 27, 2023
Disability rights activists are disrupting rush hour in Seoul's subway stations to demand better access.
- Tennessee official 'sickened' by footage of Tyre Nichols arreston January 26, 2023
Tyre Nichols, 29, was stopped in Memphis on 7 January for reckless driving and died three days later.