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Hong Kong actor Simon Yam stabbed on stage in China 20 Jul 2019, 8:56 am

The 64-year-old was attacked while speaking at a promotional event in the city of Zhongshan.

César Pelli: Architect of Malaysia's Petronas Towers dies at 92 20 Jul 2019, 6:57 am

César Pelli designed some of the world's most famous buildings including London's Canary Wharf Tower.

Iran tanker seizure: UK 'deeply concerned' 20 Jul 2019, 5:57 am

The foreign secretary says the detention by Iran of the British-flagged ship is "unacceptable".

US to send troops to Saudi Arabia as tensions with Iran grow 20 Jul 2019, 5:34 am

The deployment of soldiers and fighter jets comes amid heightened tensions with Iran in the Gulf.

Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel's longest-serving leader 20 Jul 2019, 2:41 am

Benjamin Netanyahu breaks the record set by Israel's founding father, but he faces an uncertain future.

Where were you when man first landed on the moon? 20 Jul 2019, 1:48 am

Fifty years on, the 03:56 AM TV moment that was out of this world.

The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing 20 Jul 2019, 1:43 am

The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel ran low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together 20 Jul 2019, 1:40 am

An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment.

Sudan crisis: The ruthless mercenaries who run the country for gold 20 Jul 2019, 1:33 am

Accused of widespread abuses, the Rapid Support Forces sprang from "Janjaweed" militias linked to genocide in Darfur.

Would you pay less tax if you lived abroad? 20 Jul 2019, 1:31 am

The country you live in plays a big part in how much tax is deducted from your wages

Ed Sheeran's No. 5 Collaborations Project: The album you might not know about 20 Jul 2019, 1:29 am

Released in 2011, we look back at Ed Sheeran's rap and grime EP the No. 5 Collaborations Project.

Week in pictures: 13-19 July 2019 20 Jul 2019, 1:26 am

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

US migrant crisis: Family divided while waiting for asylum 20 Jul 2019, 1:12 am

Changes to US immigration policy have left some families divided and waiting in Mexico for their asylum cases to be heard.

Amazon deforestation: Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses data as 'lies' 20 Jul 2019, 1:06 am

The Brazilian president accuses the national space agency of exaggerating the scale of deforestation.

Venice fines tourists: Germans punished for making coffee near bridge 20 Jul 2019, 12:05 am

The backpackers were fined €950 (£853) and asked to leave the city under a new public order law.

Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon 20 Jul 2019, 12:01 am

Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.

Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria beat Senegal to win final 20 Jul 2019, 12:00 am

Algeria win the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secures a 1-0 win against Senegal in Cairo.

I felt the love from the crowd, says McIlroy after missing cut 19 Jul 2019, 11:13 pm

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy says missing the cut at his home Open hurt, but the "love" of the crowd spurred him on to a remarkable round of 65.

Torpedoed US warship found, solving 75-year-old cold case 19 Jul 2019, 10:37 pm

After four years of searching, locating the USS Eagle was "just absolute awe," says diver Ryan King.

A lost archive of LA crime scenes 19 Jul 2019, 10:32 pm

Unseen for up to 80 years, this trove of crime scene photos blurs the line between evidence and art.

Real-life Spider-Man escapes fire by climbing down Philadelphia high-rise 19 Jul 2019, 9:49 pm

The unidentified man was unharmed, but four others were taken to hospital for smoke inhalation.

The Open 2019: Rory McIlroy misses cut at Royal Portrush despite 65 19 Jul 2019, 8:39 pm

Watch round highlights as home favourite Rory McIlroy makes a remarkable 65 but still misses the cut at The Open at Royal Portrush.

Dangerous heatwave starts hitting US and Canada 19 Jul 2019, 8:17 pm

More than 200 million people may be affected, and temperatures could reach 100F (38C) in some areas.

Minnesota crowd welcomes home Ilhan Omar amid Trump row 19 Jul 2019, 8:01 pm

The congresswoman returned to her home state and was met with "welcome home" chants and signs.

Richard Oland: A millionaire, a murder and a mystery killer 19 Jul 2019, 8:00 pm

When he was found in a pool of blood, Richard Oland was worth tens of millions of dollars. But who killed him and why?

Greek earthquake: Buildings collapse as powerful tremor shakes Athens 19 Jul 2019, 7:44 pm

The 5.1 magnitude earthquake knocked out telecoms and power in parts of the city.

Alaphilippe wins stage to extend Tour lead over Thomas 19 Jul 2019, 7:14 pm

Defending champion Geraint Thomas loses time to Tour de France leader Julian Alaphlippe after the Frenchman's stunning time trial win on stage 13.

Pogba, Neymar, Maguire & what’s going on at Arsenal? Transfer news with David Ornstein 19 Jul 2019, 6:57 pm

Transfer gossip, including the latest on Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United and Neymar's potential return to Barcelona.

Tennessee town dispels 'meth-gator' myth 19 Jul 2019, 6:07 pm

A viral police "warning" of alligators "all hyped up" on methamphetamine was a joke, the mayor tells the BBC.

Netball World Cup 2019: Zimbabwe netballers gatecrash BBC TV coverage 19 Jul 2019, 6:03 pm

Zimbabwe netballers celebrate their top-eight finish at the World Cup by dancing their way on to BBC Two's TV coverage while Hazel Irvine is still presenting.

'There will never be a game like it' - Mark Wood on the World Cup win and what happened next 19 Jul 2019, 5:28 pm

There will never be another game like it - BBC Sport columnist Mark Wood reflects on the World Cup final and reveals what happened next.

World Cup semi-finals preview: England aiming to reach first final 19 Jul 2019, 5:23 pm

England take on New Zealand while holders Australia face underdogs South Africa in the semi-finals of the Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool.

Guinea mother: I sat my exams 30 minutes after giving birth 19 Jul 2019, 3:22 pm

"I decided for myself that I wanted to complete my baccalaureate," Fatoumata Kourouma tells the BBC.

FaceApp: How accurate are the predictions? 19 Jul 2019, 1:16 am

They're older now, but how good is FaceApp at ageing photos of celebrities when they were young?

Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring? 19 Jul 2019, 1:07 am

The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.

Trump's 'send her back' denial, and what actually happened 18 Jul 2019, 9:16 pm

The US President inaccurately claimed he quickly told his supporters to stop their racist chant.

Plastic pollution: Could a year's waste circle the Earth four times? 17 Jul 2019, 1:15 am

Could a year's global plastic waste circle the Earth four times over?

The CubeSat revolution changing the way we see the world 17 Jul 2019, 1:07 am

Small, cheap satellites can help us track pollution, crop yields and congestion like never before.

Will ships without sailors be the future of trade? 16 Jul 2019, 1:44 am

May saw the world's first unmanned commercial shipping operation.

Sonny Liston: The mysterious death that haunts boxing 16 Jul 2019, 1:02 am

Sonny Liston was found dead at his Las Vegas home in 1971. A coroner concluded he died of natural causes - but some say the truth is darker.

Neil Armstrong's son talks about the Moon landing 15 Jul 2019, 12:48 pm

Mark Armstrong talks about his father, and the first ever Moon landing 50 years ago.

Kenya's railway art gets a new platform 15 Jul 2019, 1:19 am

Meet the Kenyan artists who have turned abandoned trains carriages into a creative studio.

Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history' 11 Jul 2019, 1:21 am

The moon landing 50 years ago brought previously unthinkable images and ideas to millions.

Moon landings: What was the 1969 Apollo 11 mission? 10 Jul 2019, 1:52 am

It's 50 years since the first ever manned landing on the Moon - what was involved?

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