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Bill Gates answers questions from BBC Pidgin audience
This is what some of BBC Pidgin's audience asked Microsoft Founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
BBC News | 22-Sep-2017 22:31

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town
Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport. | 22-Sep-2017 18:20

What's Up Africa: Angola and Uganda's presidents and a Kenyan ballet star
What's Up Africa looks at presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer who wants to take up a scholarship in the UK.
BBC News | 22-Sep-2017 17:52

Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe describes Donald Trump as a 'gold Goliath'
Zimbabwe's president appears to mock the US president during a speech at the UN general assembly.
BBC News | 22-Sep-2017 16:56

Senegal's US Ouakam ban reduced to five years
Senegalese club US Ouakam has a ban for fan violence that resulted in nine deaths reduced from seven years to five after an appeal
BBC News | 22-Sep-2017 14:02

Gambia's all-female oyster catchers
The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification. | 22-Sep-2017 13:04



Political football
The Catalan referendum places some uncertainty over the future of Spain's prestigious football club. | 23-Sep-2017 01:18

Holocaust Denier’s Sentence: Visit 5 Ex-Nazi Camps, and Write About It
A judge ordered Laurent Louis, a far-right former lawmaker in Belgium, to visit a concentration camp every year for five years and write about his experience.
International Herald Tribune | 23-Sep-2017 00:04

May Calls for Two-Year Brexit Transition, Pledges to Honor Budget Commitments
British Prime Minister Theresa May said the U.K. would honor its financial commitments to the European Union’s current budget and seek to retain current terms of trade for two years after its planned exit in 2019. | 22-Sep-2017 23:32

Syrian Activist and Her Daughter Fatally Stabbed in Turkey
Orouba Barakat and her daughter, Halla, were attacked in their apartment, and relatives blame the Syrian government for their deaths.
International Herald Tribune | 22-Sep-2017 23:29

Russia Says ‘Small-Hearted’ Obama Administration Spoiled Ties
Speaking at the United Nations, Russia’s foreign minister said Obama administration policies hurt relations between Washington and Moscow, with effects still felt worldwide.
International Herald Tribune | 22-Sep-2017 23:24

Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica
Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.
International Herald Tribune | 22-Sep-2017 23:12

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Middle East

The long wait for a Persian iPhone keyboard
The new Apple's iOS has Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature. | 23-Sep-2017 00:42

Syrian activist and journalist daughter 'murdered' in Istanbul
The two women were friends of US aid worker Kayla Mueller, who died in IS captivity in Syria. | 22-Sep-2017 23:00

Saudi textbook features image of Yoda with King Faisal
A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included. | 22-Sep-2017 18:28

21 migrants dead, 9 missing after boat sinks in Black Sea
Fishing boat carrying migrants sank Friday off Turkey's Black Sea coast, killing at least 21 people and leaving up to nine others missing, the Turkish coast guard said. At least 40 migrants were rescued by coast guard boats and commercial ships. | 22-Sep-2017 16:44

In defiance to US, Iran unveils new missile during parade
Iran's Revolutionary Guard has unveiled its latest ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 kilometres, capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel. The unveiling came during a military parade on Friday in Tehran. | 22-Sep-2017 13:07

Iraqi Kurdish referendum: UN warns of 'destabilising impact'
The Security Council says Monday's independence referendum in Iraq could hinder efforts to battle IS. | 22-Sep-2017 12:08


Afghanistan Mourns Victims of Deadly Bomb Attack on Capital
Afghanistan Thursday mourned the victims of a massive truck bomb that blew up Wednesday in the diplomatic section of the country’s capital, killing at least 90 people and wounding more than 400 others. The bomb ripped through the central Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul, home to foreign diplomatic missions and government offices, damaging dozens of vehicles and surrounding buildings. Afghan officials said the explosives were packed in a sewage tanker. Most of the casualties were... | 01-Jun-2017 11:58

Conflicting Trends Highlight EU-China Business Ties
The business relationship between China and Europe is showing several contradictory trends as Beijing seeks to protect its own state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and its leaders seek foreign investments promising further liberalization in rules. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was in Berlin on Wednesday calling for joint efforts to promote trade liberalization and investment facilitation. On the same day, a European industry body in China expressed concerns about discrimination against foreign... | 01-Jun-2017 11:36

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments 
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs’) Confederations Cup, June 17 to July 2. The football (soccer) tournament, which Russia is hosting for the first time, is seen as a test for when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. “It’s understood, that it is not only the preparation of the teams for the Confederations Cup but the state of stadiums, logistics, the state of all hotels, airports, of everything that has been... | 01-Jun-2017 11:33

Russia Warming Up for FIFA Tournaments
Excitement is building in Russia as it prepares for the first time to host the FIFA (International Federation of Association Footballs') Confederations Cup later in June. The football (soccer) tournament, June 17 to July 2, is seen as a test for Russia when it hosts the 2018 World Cup games. VOA's Moscow Correspondent Daniel Schearf reports. | 01-Jun-2017 11:29

White House OKs Ethics Waivers to 14 Groups, Individuals
Michael Catanzaro, a former oil and gas lobbyist, can help shape the Trump administration’s energy policies. Shahira Knight can weigh in on retirement matters even though she previously worked for Fidelity, a financial company specializing in retirement services.   The White House late Wednesday posted on its website ethics waivers granted to four ex-lobbyists and numerous others who have joined government. In all, the White House has granted 14 ethics waivers.   The... | 01-Jun-2017 11:08

Chloe Grace Moretz Apologizes for Ad Accused of Body Shaming
Actress Chloe Grace Moretz and the creators of her upcoming animated film apologized Wednesday after promotional materials were criticized of body shaming women. Moretz, 20, wrote on Twitter that she had talked to producers for the film Red Shoes & the 7 Dwarfs about the marketing choices, including a billboard appearing at the Cannes Film Festival last week. The ad depicted a tall, thin woman in red heels next to a shorter, heavier version of herself holding her heels. The tagline... | 01-Jun-2017 10:50

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