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Saturday, November 18, 2017
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Zimbabwe latest: Protesters to hold mass anti-Mugabe rally
Pressure is growing on the embattled president to stand aside, following Wednesday's army takeover.
Syria: Russia again blocks extension of chemical attacks probe
Moscow uses its 11th UN veto since the Syria conflict began to block an investigative body.
Saad Hariri: Lebanon PM leaves Saudi Arabia
Saad Hariri is now flying to France, after earlier denying claims he was being held in Saudi Arabia.
Iranian boy leads friend to food video
A touching moment said to be in the aftermath of the Iranian earthquake isn't what it seems.
Trump puts elephant trophy imports on hold
The US president's move comes a day after US hunters were told they could import elephant trophies.
Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn
UN climate talks finish with progress on technical issues but with questions on carbon cuts unresolved.
Dog owners have lower mortality, study finds
Researchers found a lower risk of cardiovascular disease in owners of dogs, especially hunting breeds.
Brexit: EU gives May two weeks to act on divorce bill and Ireland
Theresa May is told to put more money on the table and address Irish border concerns within two weeks.
Argentine navy loses contact with submarine
A vessel with 44 crew on board has not made contact for 48 hours, the navy says.
Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson's
Civil rights activist says he began to notice symptoms three years ago but was only recently tested.
Mexico migrant killings: Suspect dies after arrest
A Mexican arrested in hospital by police over the killing of 72 migrants has since died.
Ohio Supreme Court Judge Bill O'Neill brags of sex conquests
The jurist, who proclaimed to speak for "all heterosexual males", provokes a firestorm of ridicule.
Venezuela crisis: Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma flees country
Mayor Antonio Ledezma, who had been under house arrest since 2015, escapes to Colombia.
US Navy: Penis in sky drawn by jet trail was 'unacceptable'
The phallic outline over an airbase in Washington State provoked mirth, but not everyone was amused.
Gamer predicts that eSports is going to be 'bigger than soccer'
A day in the life of Travis "Castaway" Waters, the South African who gets paid to play video games.
The baby born at Britain's busiest station
Baby Reign arrived early after his mother went into labour on a train.
Tackling the loneliness epidemic
A former US surgeon general warns there is a growing "epidemic" of loneliness threatening our health.
How worried should we be about melting ice caps?
As the UN climate change conference ends, BBC Science's David Shukman takes a look at melting ice caps.
Week in pictures: 11 - 17 November 2017
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
The humanoid robot that can do a backflip
Atlas, a humanoid robot developed by Boston Dynamics, is now able to perform backflips.
Tesla shows off new truck and surprise Roadster
Tesla shows off a long awaited truck, but surprises with its new Roadster sports car.
Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals
The two Middle Eastern powers have long been rivals but recently it all got a lot more tense.
'Killfies': Indian state campaigns against deadly selfies
India records more so-called "killfie" incidents than any other country, researchers say.
Chile polls pit billionaire against ex-news anchor
Chileans vote for a new president as President Michelle Bachelet comes to the end of her term.
Spain Catalonia: Did Russian 'fake news' stir things up?
A new dispute about Russian "fake news" centres on the Catalonia crisis, Ellis Palmer writes.
Is the taboo around male make-up disappearing?
A growing number of young men are using cosmetics and big brands are embracing the trend.
100 Women: 'Home-schooling helped me break the glass ceiling'
Mechanical engineering intern Camille Eddy tells 100 Women how her mum changed her future.
Would Rupert Murdoch break up his empire?
Several firms are reported to be interested in parts of 21st Century Fox, but would Murdoch really sell?
Chris Coleman leaves Wales role for Sunderland job
Chris Coleman leaves his job with Wales after almost six years to take over at Championship club Sunderland.
Andy Murray: British number one splits with coach Ivan Lendl
Andy Murray announces he and coach Ivan Lendl "mutually agree" to end their working relationship.
Michael O'Neill: Northern Ireland manager set for talks with SFA over Scotland job
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is granted permission to speak to the Scottish FA about becoming Scotland manager.
England women 79-5 Canada women: Jessica Breach scores six tries
Debutant Jessica Breach scores six tries as England women thump Canada 79-5 in the first match of their three-Test series.
Phil Jones: Jose Mourinho says defender had six injections to play for England
Phil Jones was given six injections by England medical staff so he could play against Germany, says Man Utd boss Jose Mourinho.
British Cycling: Team Sky 'gamed system' over use of therapeutic use exemptions
British former professional cyclist David Millar accuses Team Sky of "gaming the system" over their use of therapeutic use exemptions.
Zimbabwe: 10 numbers that will help you understand what's actually going on
The statistics that explain how things have got so bad in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe Mugabe: Where do deposed leaders go?
Where do world leaders go when they're cast out of power and need to find a safe haven fast?
Respect your elders: Why cultural norms benefit Mugabe
Why political veterans like Robert Mugabe still command the respect and goodwill of their opponents.
What next for the Mugabes?
We look at some of the options for Zimbabwe, its president, and his wife after the military takeover
Five things you should know
Five things you need to know about the background to Zimbabwe's political crisis.
Zimbabwe yearns for change of any kind
In the depths of an economic abyss, the political crisis now offers hope to many Zimbabweans.
Zimbabwe crisis: Who is Grace Mugabe?
Zimbabwe's first lady, or "Gucci Grace" to some, was tipped to be the country's next president.
What is going on in Zimbabwe?
What's happening in Zimbabwe, and is it a coup?

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