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The site is still a work in progress, so expect new countries to be added over time.
World News Headlines
- Seventy-year-old Ugandan woman gives birth to twins - hospitalon November 30, 2023
Safina Namukwaya used IVF treatment to conceive and gave birth via caesarean.
- Who are the released hostages?on November 30, 2023
Ninety-nine people captured during the 7 October attacks have been released by Hamas.
- Hamas hostages: Relief as Thai hostage is reunited with familyon November 30, 2023
Pornsawan Pinakalo fell to his knees when he was greeted by his father after nearly 50 days in captivity.
- Satellite images show extent of Gaza damageon November 30, 2023
Images commissioned by the BBC reveal damage across Gaza while video shows areas reduced to rubble.
- Shane MacGowan: Pogues singer dies aged 65on November 30, 2023
The Irish singer-songwriter, whose hits include Fairytale of New York, was unwell for some time.
- Bedouin family desperate for news on teenagers held hostage in Gazaon November 30, 2023
Two Bedouin teenagers are among the last of the young hostages yet to be released by Hamas.
- Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi freed by Israelon November 30, 2023
The 22-year-old was arrested earlier this month over an Instagram post her family say she did not write.
- Swedish murder: Five teenagers found guilty over taxi driver's killingon November 30, 2023
The victim was lured to a nature reserve after one of the teenagers reported him for rape.
- OpenAI chaos not about AI safety, says Microsoft bosson November 30, 2023
Microsoft's president says the sacking of OpenAI boss Sam Altman was not because of AI safety worries.
- Kayaker's 20m drop down ice waterfall in Svalbard, Norwayon November 30, 2023
Aniol Serrasolses' descent down a glacial waterfall in Svalbard is the biggest ever recorded.
- Russian court bans 'LGBT movement'on November 30, 2023
Russia's Supreme Court declares the "international LGBT public movement" an extremist organisation.
- Three Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at Jerusalem bus stopon November 30, 2023
Two Palestinian gunmen from Hamas fired at people waiting on a highway in the city's west, police say.
- Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies aged 100on November 30, 2023
For decades he played a pivotal, and sometimes polarising, role in US foreign policy.
- Hamas hostages: Joy and relief as 17 Thai workers return homeon November 30, 2023
After nearly 50 days in Hamas captivity, the Thai workers return home.
- Fairytale of New York: Shane MacGowan, music and excess’on November 30, 2023
Charismatic Pogues frontman who successfully mixed punk with traditional Irish songs.
- Shannen Doherty reveals cancer has spread to her boneson November 30, 2023
The Charmed and Heathers actress says she is "not done with living" in spite of her diagnosis.
- Henry Kissinger: Divisive diplomat who shaped world affairson November 30, 2023
President Nixon's foreign affairs guru declared power to be the "ultimate aphrodisiac".
- Nepal registers first same-sex marriage hailed as win for LGBT rightson November 30, 2023
Activists have hailed the legal recognition as a victory for LGBT rights.
- Elon Musk launches profane attack on X advertiserson November 30, 2023
The billionaire accuses firms of trying to blackmail him with ad dollars, claiming they will kill X.
- Watch: Henry Kissinger’s life and legacy in his own wordson November 30, 2023
Former foreign policy giant Henry Kissinger has died aged 100.
- Liat Beinin Atzili: US citizen among 16 Hamas hostages releasedon November 30, 2023
Two dual US-Israeli citizens have so far been released as part of a Qatari-brokered ceasefire in Gaza.
- Major snowstorm spawns travel chaos in USon November 30, 2023
A Nor'easter storm hit several states in the US with heavy winds and snow, creating a winter wonderland.
- Why is North Korea saying it's watching the White House?on November 29, 2023
Long spied on by its more tech-advanced enemies, Pyongyang says it can now do the same.
- Cynthia Nixon urges Gaza ceasefire outside White Houseon November 29, 2023
“We can't bomb our way to peace,” the Sex and the City actress tells BBC News.
- Two Palestinian boys killed during Israeli raid in West Bankon November 29, 2023
The boys, aged eight and 14, were shot by Israeli troops in Jenin, Palestinian officials say.
- Fears for displaced Gazans as winter approaches and diseases spreadon November 29, 2023
The WHO warns that more people in Gaza could die from disease than from bombings.
- Climate summit in an oil state: can COP28 change anything?on November 29, 2023
The big issues facing global leaders gathering for the world's most important climate summit.
- Uttarakhand tunnel collapse: The story behind this heartwarming father-son kisson November 29, 2023
The son was among 41 workers who were trapped in a tunnel in India's Uttarakhand state for 17 days.
- Family return to wreckage of their Gaza homeon November 29, 2023
Wael Qudeih has already had to rebuild his family home twice after previous conflicts.
- Rare Sumatran rhino born in Indonesiaon November 29, 2023
There are only around 40 of the animals left in the world, conservationists say.