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Nigeria election 2019: Vote delayed on polling day
The country's electoral commission announces the move just hours before voting was due to begin.

Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack
Police said the gunman, who was shot dead, was an employee who had reportedly just been fired.

El Salvador: Woman jailed over stillbirth is freed from 30-year sentence
Evelyn Hernández, who says she was raped and did not know she was pregnant, faces a re-trial.

Mexico border wall: Trump defends emergency powers move
He insists "walls work" as he confirms his plan to bypass Congress and build on the Mexican border.

Colin Kaepernick: Former NFL quarterback settles 'collusion' case
Colin Kaepernick and former team-mate Eric Reid reach settlements with the NFL over 'collusion' cases against team owners.

Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years - Mueller
US special counsel says Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years after breaching a plea deal.

Call to ban killer robots in wars
Scientists have called for a ban on the development of weapons controlled by AI.

Spanish PM sets snap election for April
The minority Socialist-led government lost the support of Catalan MPs over the budget.

Emiliano Sala's funeral to take place in hometown in Argentina
A service for the Cardiff City player, who died in a plane crash last month, will be held in Argentina.

Vatican envoy Luigi Ventura faces sexual assault claim
Archbishop Luigi Ventura, ambassador to France, is alleged to have molested a junior official.

ICYMI: Babies, birds and base jumping...
Here are a few things you might have missed this week.

'I'd rather have my son than a hero'
Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a soldier killed in the disastrous war.

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer together
Kenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo.

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion...and winning
Travis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion.

Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talks
In a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban.

How 'Parkland tourism' led to this floral memorial
A teacher and a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave people a focal point for their grief and curiosity.

Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern India
One woman lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was served at a mourning event.

Vodka firm loses valuable iceberg water in apparent heist
Canadian police are investigating who took 30,000 of litres of iceberg water from the distiller.

US border agency sued for detaining two Spanish speakers
US citizens Ana Suda and Martha Hernandez were detained in Montana last May for speaking Spanish.

Fijians fume at India land swap
Suva residents question moves to allow a diplomatic mission to be built in a botanical gardens.

Germany 'Nazi bell' row erupts again
German row over church bells with Nazi insignia blows up again.

Ukrainians pranked at fake election rally
Hundreds of people turned up to fake election rallies in Ukraine on the promise of cash.

Cash-strapped Pakistan rolls out red carpet for Saudis
Imran Khan needs Saudi money to stave off an economic bail-out - but this is not a one-way relationship.

Long-nosed lover Cyrano returns to woo Paris in hit play Edmond
A half-British actor is the toast of Paris with his comedy Edmond - a new take on big-nosed Cyrano.

Week in pictures: 9 - 15 February 2019
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa
How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?

The community that rejected Amazon
Amazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rapid change.

Ko Ni: Gunman gets death penalty in murder of Myanmar lawyer
A gunman has been sentenced to death for the murder of Muslim lawyer Ko Ni in Myanmar.

How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan?
India's government is talking tough after a car bombing killed 46 Indian troops. How far could tensions escalate?

What are the biggest threats to humanity?
Why asteroids and volcanoes aren't the greatest problems facing life on Earth.

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