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Rod Rosenstein denies voicing plot to remove Trump
But a source tells the BBC Mr Rosenstein was being sarcastic when he suggested wiretapping Mr Trump.
Theresa May: EU must respect UK in Brexit talks
Theresa May says it is "not acceptable" for EU leaders to reject her plan without an alternative.
Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors
At least 136 people have died after the overcrowded vessel overturned on Lake Victoria on Thursday.
CCTV shows hillside collapse in Philippines landslide
A landslide in the Philippines has killed more than 20 people, reducing hillside homes to rubble.
Brett Kavanaugh nomination: Trump challenges accuser
The president demands "date, time and place" of the sexual assault Brett Kavanaugh is accused of.
Pompeo bullish on North Korea denuclearisation
The US secretary of state points to a hopeful sign that North Korea is serious on atomic disarmament.
Report slams 'high flying' UN environment chief
Erik Solheim is criticised for risking the UN's reputation by extensive use of expensive air travel.
Kenya briefly lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars
A judge temporarily allows the screening of a film about a lesbian love affair ahead of the Oscars.
Chinese nanny Mo Huanjing executed for arson killings
A nanny who killed her employer and three children in a house fire is executed in Zhejiang Province.
India bishop accused of rape arrested in Kerala
Franco Mulakkal is accused of repeatedly raping a Kerala nun, sparking unprecedented angry protests.
Octopuses on ecstasy drug 'become more social'
The experiment may give insights into how social species have evolved, US scientists suggest.
Chinese anger at US sanctions for Russian weapons purchases
China tells the US to withdraw sanctions on its military over Russian weapons purchases.
Three infants among five people stabbed at New York nursery
A 52-year-old woman is in custody after the early morning attack, police say.
Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia shut down
The building dedicated to the Colombian drug lord's life did not have the correct permit to operate.
Love, Brexit and the Irish border
What happens when your relationship is affected by Britain leaving the EU?
Gulper eel caught on camera in Hawaii
A rare gulper eel is caught on camera displaying its huge pouch-like mouth in Hawaii.
Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film Rafiki ahead of Oscars
A Kenyan judge temporarily lifts a ban on a film about a lesbian love affair ahead of the Oscars.
Drivers demand return of 'iconic' motorway graffiti
Road users said it was "an iconic part of modern British history" that had been "defaced".
Westgate mall attack survivors reunited in Nairobi
Katherine and Kadzo met in Nairobi to reflect on that day, and those who saved them.
Quiz of the Week: Who was Winkler's 'pal' at the Emmys?
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?
Why people can take years to report sexual assaults
A decades-old allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which he denies, has some asking why the accuser took so long.
Amazon makes Alexa-controlled microwave
Amazon has unveiled a microwave that can be controlled using its Alexa voice assistant.
Manchester Airport baggage handler filmed lobbing luggage
The employee casually flings cases towards a luggage trolley, sending them tumbling to the ground.
Puppies steal spotlight at Chile military parade
All eyes were on nine young golden retrievers at Chile's annual military parade in Santiago.
This is what Earth's earliest animal fossils looked like
Scientists have identified the earliest known animal in the geological record.
Brexit: What happens next?
With Brexit talks in deadlock, what might happen between now and the official departure day next March?
Why is IVF so popular in Denmark?
It has the biggest proportion of babies born through assisted reproductive technology in the world.
Australian strawberries: Why would someone hide a needle in fruit?
Criminologists explore a food safety scare in Australia, and what could be motivating copycats.
Brexit: What's behind Donald Tusk's Instagram diplomacy?
EU chief Donald Tusk's controversial social media teasing of Theresa May is part of a wider strategy.
Exclusive: Mumford & Sons on death, depression and divorce
The BBC takes a trip to Mumford & Sons' studio as they finish their comeback album, Delta.
Mission implausible: Russians mock improbable spy duo
Even Russians are mocking their own spies over the TV interview with two "architecture enthusiasts".
Jair Bolsonaro: Why Brazilian women are saying #NotHim
Offensive remarks have triggered an online campaign against leading Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro.
How China's GPS 'rival' Beidou is plotting to go global
China's Beidou is being used in everything from ploughing to precision missiles, but can it go global?
India killing: 'My father ordered my husband's murder'
A 24-year-old Indian man was killed in front of his pregnant wife because of his caste, she says.
The surprising ways prisoners have won their freedom
After a US man's golf drawings lead to freedom, here are some other reasons prisoners have been freed.
The new face of the far right in Europe
He's the far right's newest poster boy – but Martin Sellner’s insistence that his far-right group is non-violent doesn’t have everyone convinced.
England call up Rory Burns, Joe Denly & Olly Stone for Sri Lanka tour
England call up uncapped Surrey opener Rory Burns in the Test squad to tour Sri Lanka this winter, following the retirement of Alastair Cook.
Oliver Fisher shoots European Tour record 59 at Portugal Masters
English golfer Oliver Fisher shoots the first round of 59 in European Tour history at the Portugal Masters.
Mohamed Salah: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp not expecting goals repeat
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he "does not expect" Mohamed Salah to replicate his goalscoring feats of last season.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill to ask for January move
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill says he will ask for a move away from the club in January if he continues to be left out of the first team.
Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Costello and Bunce assess the 'new Joshua'
Pressure, frustration and everything on the line for Anthony Joshua, who fights Alexander Povetkin with a chance to become "the biggest draw in boxing history".
Premiership: Newcastle Falcons 17-24 Exeter Chiefs
Sam Simmonds grabs two tries as leaders Exeter make it four wins from four with victory over a stubborn Newcastle side.
Super 8s: Castleford Tigers 42-10 Wakefield Trinity
Greg Eden scores four tries as Castleford comfortably beat local rivals Wakefield to set up a semi-final at Wigan.
Spanish flu: 'We didn't know who we'd lose next'
Psychosis, murder and suicide - how Spanish flu ravaged a post-war world.
'I lost my entire family to a cult': How one woman escaped Grace Road
A Korean church hiding from looming 'global famine' in Fiji is facing growing allegations of abuse.

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