Israel election result too close to call - exit polls

Exit polls suggest there will be no clear winner in the country's second election in five months.

Afghanistan war: Taliban tell Trump their 'doors are open'

Negotiations remain the "only" path to peace, a top Taliban official tells the BBC's Lyse Doucet.

Saudi oil attacks: Drones and missiles launched from Iran - US

Drones and missiles that targeted oil facilities were fired from southern Iran, US officials say.

Edgar Zambrano: Guaidó deputy freed from detention in Venezuela

The move comes a day after President Nicolás Maduro reached a deal with small opposition parties.

Lord of the Rings returns to New Zealand with Amazon TV show

The TV series produced by the US e-commerce giant has been tipped to be the most expensive ever made.

Ukraine's former national bank chief fears for life after arson attack

The former head of Ukraine's national bank, Valeria Gontareva, says she is the victim of a campaign.

Giant panda death in Thailand leaves China asking questions

The death of Chuang Chuang, who was famous for efforts to stimulate his sex drive, has caused anger.

Spain to hold fourth election in four years

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announces November poll, after failing to win rivals' support.

Cokie Roberts: US tributes flow for 'trusted voice'

Roberts was celebrated US journalist, who covered American politics for more than 40 years.

Corey Lewandowski: Ex-Trump aide stonewalls impeachment hearing

The president praises Corey Lewandowski's "beautiful" lambasting of congressional Democrats.

Russia holds 80 North Koreans on 'poaching' boats

Three Russian border guards were reportedly wounded in a clash before the vessels were seized.

Franco victim's daughter buried next to him after long battle

Ascensión Mendieta's tireless campaign after her father was shot by firing squad in Franco's Spain.

Rugby World Cup Japan: Eight things to know as event comes to Asia

Eight things to know as the Rugby World Cup comes to Asia - with some unexpected twists.

Saudi oil attacks: Who's using drones in the Middle East?

The offensive use of drones has grown significantly in recent years, nowhere more so than in the Middle East.

Why Africans should 'ditch one of their favourite dishes'

Zambia's vice-president calls for a radical change in the eating habits of the nation.

The 'brown girls' out to conquer Instagram

South Asian women are proudly taking ownership of their identities on social media

Why are South Korean politicians shaving their heads?

Allegations of corruption linked to a justice minister have renewed a traditional form of protest.

Families fight against toxic dust from Italy's Ilva steelworks

A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.

Russia and robots: Steel junk or a brave new world?

Russia likes to boast of its robots - but some of them are not quite what they seem.

Inside Afghanistan's 'no-man's land'

The BBC enters Taliban-controlled territory in Faryab province to meet those civilians most at risk.

The robot that cleans floors and tells jokes

More than 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots are coming to Singapore this year, made by local manufacturer Lionsbot. Ella's job is cleaning the floors at the National Gallery.

'Why I recover the bodies of drowning victims'

Keith Cornican travels far and wide recovering drowning victims' bodies, spurred by personal tragedy.

Hong Kong: Looking back at 100 days of protests

How a controversial extradition bill with China sparked months of violent protest.

Fire breaks out on pitch moments before NFL game

A pyrotechnic mishap caused the fire before a Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts game.

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