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The site is still a work in progress, so expect new countries to be added over time.
World News Headlines
- Thailand: Many children among dead in pre-school attackon October 6, 2022
An ex-police officer killed at least 34 people at a daycare centre before killing himself and his family.
- Annie Ernaux: French writer wins Nobel Prize in Literatureon October 6, 2022
The French writer wins for "the courage with which she uncovers the collective restraints of memory".
- WHO alert over India-made cough syrups after deaths in The Gambiaon October 6, 2022
Some 66 deaths in The Gambia may be linked to four syrups made by an India-based firm, world health officials say.
- Greek cliff rescue in double migrant tragedy off Lesbos and Kythiraon October 6, 2022
At least 17 people have died off Lesbos, after a boat hit rocks under a cliff elsewhere in Greece.
- Ukraine war: 'Mother, I'm scared' - Zaporizhzhia city devastated by rocket attackson October 6, 2022
Survivors recount horror of deadly attacks on city of Zaporizhzhia, being blamed on Russia.
- Mexico mayor assassinated in town hall massacreon October 6, 2022
At least 18 people are killed in the shooting blamed on the Los Tequileros crime gang.
- UK's Truss joins big European club seeking 'new order without Russia'on October 6, 2022
Leaders from the UK and across Europe gather in Prague for a new political grouping.
- Lebanon financial crisis: The people robbing banks to get their own moneyon October 6, 2022
Bank customers in Lebanon cannot withdraw more than $400 a month, owing to the financial crisis.
- Elon Musk X: What life is like on a super-app in Asiaon October 6, 2022
In Asia, super-apps are already a vital part of everyday life, with everything available at a click of a button.
- Indonesia football crush was a 'massacre' - man who lost familyon October 6, 2022
Devi Athok's two daughters and their mother were killed in one of the worst disasters in football history.
- North Korea carries out sixth missile launch in two weekson October 6, 2022
Pyongyang says the launch of short-range ballistic missiles is a response to US-South Korean drills.
- Covid: Hong Kong to lure tourists with free air ticketson October 6, 2022
Meanwhile, Virgin Atlantic said on Wednesday it will stop its Heathrow-Hong Kong services after 30 years.
- Hans Niemann: Chess player accused of cheating 'not backing down'on October 6, 2022
After winning his US Championship match, Hans Niemann said the game was "a message to everyone".
- Space, the unseen frontier in the war in Ukraineon October 5, 2022
It is the first war where commercial space capabilities have played a significant role, a US general says.
- Will UK royals follow the Danish downsizing?on October 5, 2022
Could the British Royal Family have its own "slimming down" in the footsteps of Denmark's queen?
- The terrors of Kenya’s school fire epidemicon October 5, 2022
The BBC talks to students whose schools have been set on fire in a spate of recent arson attacks.
- The generations of Iranian women fighting for freedomon October 5, 2022
The protests currently sweeping the country have their roots in changes made after the 1979 revolution.
- Fat Bear Week: Race is on for Alaska's bulkiest grizzlyon October 5, 2022
Alaskan bears stuffing themselves for the winter have gained a loving audience around the world.
- Sandy Hook dad: Trolls said I killed and dismembered my sonon October 5, 2022
A father testifies how he suffered due to conspiracy theories about the massacre spread by Alex Jones.
- Vladimir Putin at 70: Seven key moments that made himon October 5, 2022
As Vladimir Putin turns 70, we look back at a series of turning points that helped shape his worldview.
- US midterms: The Trump voters who see a coming stormon October 4, 2022
Amid warnings of violence, the first vote since the Capitol riot will be a huge test of US democracy.
- Take a ride around San Francisco in a driverless taxion October 4, 2022
Driverless robo-taxis are being allowed on the city's streets at night for paying members of the public.
- Mahsa Amini: How one woman's death sparked Iran protestson October 4, 2022
The BBC has analysed over 1,000 videos of unprecedented protests following Mahsa Amini's death in custody.
- Somalia drought: The fight for survival as famine loomson October 4, 2022
Children are dying in growing numbers amid the worst drought to hit Somalia in 40 years.
- Bodies, dogs and burnt-out buildings: Inside liberated Lymanon October 4, 2022
The BBC's Orla Guerin finds desolate scenes in Lyman, a town Ukraine recaptured from Russia.
- Indonesia football crush: Candlelight vigil for fans who died at stadiumon October 3, 2022
At least 125 people died after police fired tear gas at football fans who ran onto the pitch in Java.
- Ros Atkins on...why protests are happening in Iranon October 3, 2022
Demonstrations are happening following the death of a woman detained by 'morality police'.