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BBC News - World
Obamacare: US senators vote in favour of debating repeal
Efforts to repeal and replace the flagship health policy of President Obama pass their first hurdle.
Switzerland chainsaw attack: Suspect arrested in Thalwil
Police arrest a man suspected of a chainsaw rampage that left five injured, after a two-day manhunt.
Trump to decide Attorney General Jeff Sessions's fate 'soon'
Pressure builds on top US prosecutor Jeff Sessions, as the president says he is "disappointed" in him.
Libya crisis: Rival governments commit to ceasefire
The rivals also express commitment to holding elections in efforts hailed by France as "historic".
Alice Cooper finds Warhol artwork after decades rolled up in storage
Alice Cooper had forgotten about the $10m artwork, which was found tucked away with tour equipment.
US Navy fires warning shots at Iranian ship in Gulf
The USS Thunderbolt was approached by an Iranian vessel in the Gulf, US officials say.
Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at Jerusalem holy site
But Muslim leaders tell worshippers to keep boycotting the site, after uproar over the apparatus.
Russia issues warning as US sanction vote looms
Moscow says fresh measures would plant a "dangerous mine" under bilateral relations.
Brain disease affects 99% of NFL players in study
All but one former National Football League player in the research were found to have brain disease.
Rights group Memorial names 'disappeared' Chechens
Thirteen Chechens are feared to have been shot secretly in detention, rights group Memorial says.
Turkish police detain dozens for wearing a T-shirt
Authorities suspect people are signalling support for an attempted coup with their clothing.
Last SeaWorld orca born in captivity dies 'of pneumonia'
Kyara had been ill since last week and probably died of pneumonia, the company said.
Robbers in Donald Trump masks blow up cash machine
Robbers in Italy wear masks with the US president's face, in an apparent nod to the film Point Break.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics get song and dance treatment
The organisers of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo find a novel way to drum up support.
India's all-women police fighting sexual harassment
Female officers trained in martial arts patrol the streets of Jaipur to rein in sexual violence.
BBC News - Science & Environment
Time, not material goods, 'raises happiness'
Contentment comes from paying others to take on chores such as cleaning and cooking, a study says.
China set to launch an 'unhackable' internet communication
China might not have the lead in research but its application of secure networks is leading the way.
South African child 'virtually cured' of HIV
The nine-year-old has no active HIV in the body after catching the infection at birth.
High risk of 'unprecedented' winter downpours - Met Office
A new analysis suggests there's a greater chance of the heavy rain that led to extensive flooding in 2014.
World's first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland
The revolutionary technology allows wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for current turbines.
Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'
New rules will encourage UK consumers to generate and store their own power, ministers say.
Fukushima disaster: Robot finds possible melted nuclear fuel
An underwater robot spotted the lava-like rocks inside a reactor of Japan's destroyed nuclear plant.
Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove
Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.
New Mexico boy trips over 1.2 million year old fossil
A 10-year-old boy's stumble unearthed a prehistoric skull, which he then got the chance to help excavate.
Elephant seals 'recognise vocal rhythm'
Male elephant seals recognise the rhythm of one another's voices, researchers say.
Poaching pushes pangolin closer to extinction
Pangolins in the forests of Africa are at risk of being pushed to extinction like their Asian relatives.
Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction
The bag was used by astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon in 1969.
Why dogs are friendly - it's written in their genes
Being friendly is in dogs' nature and could be key to how they were domesticated from wolves.
UK rhino eggs 'could save last northern whites'
A UK zoo is taking part in a radical plan to save the world's last northern white rhinos from extinction.
Australia human history 'rewritten by rock find'
Research shows Aboriginal people entered Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than thought.
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