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Brazil: Murder rate spikes in Ceará state as police strikeicon
SOCIETY25/02/20200

Brazil: Murder rate spikes in Ceará state as police strike

Nearly 150 people have been killed in the north-eastern Ceará state in the first days of the strike.

 
Germany shooting: 'Far-right extremist' carried out shisha bars attacksicon

Germany shooting: 'Far-right extremist' carried out shisha bars attacks

SOCIETY
20/02/2020

Nine people were shot dead in two shisha bars in Hanau in a case being investigated as terrorism.

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74icon

Larry Tesler: Computer scientist behind cut, copy and paste dies aged 74

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
20/02/2020

Larry Tesler was responsible for many of the innovations that made personal computing accessible.

Container slides off truck killing 19 in India freak accidenticon

Container slides off truck killing 19 in India freak accident

SOCIETY
20/02/2020

Officials say the container came off its hinges after one of the wheels of the truck had a puncture.

Japan's economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2014icon

Japan's economy shrinks at fastest rate since 2014

BUSINESS
17/02/2020

The world's third largest economy was hit by a sales tax rise, a destructive typhoon and weak global demand.

'Period-shaming' Indian college forces students to strip to underwearicon

'Period-shaming' Indian college forces students to strip to underwear

SOCIETY
17/02/2020

Dozens of women were made to remove their knickers to prove they were not menstruating.

Human compost funerals 'better for environment'icon

Human compost funerals 'better for environment'

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
17/02/2020

A US firm claims the service it offers saves more than a tonne of carbon, after a pilot study.

French ski resort uses helicopters to deliver snow for bare slopesicon

French ski resort uses helicopters to deliver snow for bare slopes

SOCIETY
17/02/2020

Helicopters deliver 50 tonnes of snow as mild weather impacts ski resorts in the Pyrenees.

Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship flown from Japanicon

Coronavirus: Americans from quarantined cruise ship flown from Japan

SOCIETY
17/02/2020

Some 400 people from the US were among those confined on the Diamond Princess near Tokyo.

Coronavirus: Will someone develop a vaccine?icon

Coronavirus: Will someone develop a vaccine?

SOCIETY
14/02/2020

Global pharmaceutical companies may not see enough profitability from developing a Covid-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO saysicon

Coronavirus: No change in outbreak despite China spike, WHO says

SOCIETY
14/02/2020

The World Health Organization says it is "not seeing a dramatic increase" in cases outside China.

Coronavirus: Can you get it more than once? And other questionsicon

Coronavirus: Can you get it more than once? And other questions

SOCIETY
11/02/2020

What are the differences between coronavirus and flu, and can coronavirus be transmitted sexually?

Thailand shooting: Survivors recall ordeal of gun rampageicon

Thailand shooting: Survivors recall ordeal of gun rampage

SOCIETY
10/02/2020

Shoppers put up barricades as a Thai soldier aimed at victims' heads on a 16-hour rampage.

Sydney rains: Record rainfall brings flooding and douses firesicon

Sydney rains: Record rainfall brings flooding and douses fires

SOCIETY
10/02/2020

Record rains bring travel chaos but also put out wildfires and replenish supplies in drought-hit areas.

Coronavirus claims 97 lives in one day - but number of infections stabilisesicon

Coronavirus claims 97 lives in one day - but number of infections stabilises

SOCIETY
10/02/2020

Some 908 people have now died in China - but the number of new infections has stabilised.

Coronavirus: Newborn becomes youngest person diagnosed with virusicon

Coronavirus: Newborn becomes youngest person diagnosed with virus

SOCIETY
06/02/2020

The baby in Wuhan may have contracted the virus in the womb, or immediately after birth.

How the new coronavirus will finally get a proper nameicon

How the new coronavirus will finally get a proper name

SCI-TECH & ENVIRONMENT
06/02/2020

Scientists have told the BBC that after grappling behind closed doors they are close to an announcement.

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leaveicon

Coronavirus: Cathay Pacific asks staff to take unpaid leave

BUSINESS
06/02/2020

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific wants staff to take three weeks leave to help cope with Coronavirus.