Ecuador election: Narco politics rule ahead of polls

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 10:14
A rise in drug crime in the once-peaceful country has dominated the build-up to Sunday's election.
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Blind Side family feud reignites a cultural debate

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 09:26
An ugly row between the family featured in the Oscar-winning 2009 movie resurrects criticism of the film.
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Africa's week in pictures: 11-17 August 2023

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 08:46
A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.
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How Ukraine’s stealthy sea drones strike Russian targets

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 08:40
Over long distances and with powerful explosive payloads, Ukraine's water drones are proving highly effective.
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Wildfire evacuees frustrated by Facebook news ban in Canada

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 07:20
Canadians are using Facebook to share information on fire updates but Meta's news ban is a hurdle.
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Abused and stalked, US election workers are bracing for 2024

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 06:58
Threats to blow up polling stations. Police protection. Ballot counters in hiding. A grim new reality.
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Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh: More rain, less snow are turning Himalayas dangerous

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 06:21
Landslides and flash floods have killed dozens India's Himalayan states this month.
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Transgender women banned from women's chess events

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 05:58
The ruling by the International Chess Federation is drawing criticism from some players.
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A meteor shower and a satellite 'train' caught on camera

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 05:18
This camera was recording a meteor shower from Hawaii when a parade of satellites passed through
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Pascale Ferrier jailed for 22 years for mailing Donald Trump ricin

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 04:11
Pascale Ferrier, a dual citizen of Canada and France, said she regretted that her plan to "stop Trump" failed.
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Channel migrants: France arrests four people over fatal sinking

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 03:53
The suspects may face charges including manslaughter after six people died last weekend.
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Cape Verde boat disaster: 'My brother died for a dream we all have'

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 01:49
A man whose brother was among around 60 Senegalese feared drowned says he would take the same risk.
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Belarus declares 19th Century nationalist poems 'extremist'

BBC World News - August 18, 2023 - 00:56
The move comes as part of a deepening crackdown by authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko.
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Footage shows the wildfire threatening a Canadian city

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 23:50
Firefighters are struggling to contain the blaze as 20,000 residents have been told to evacuate.
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Saeed Roustaee: Martin Scorsese backs director jailed in Iran for Cannes screening

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 20:58
Martin Scorsese lends support to Saeed Roustaee, who has been sentenced to six months in jail.
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Malaysia air crash: Deaths feared as plane hits motorway

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 20:34
The small aircraft was attempting to land at Selangor airport when it hit a highway.
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Germany: Flood waters surge in Frankfurt underground station

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 20:32
The city was hit by severe thunderstorms and heavy rain, also causing disruption at the city's airport.
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'We're our own soldiers' - volunteers try to supply Lahaina after fire

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 19:50
A network of locals are delivering aid to Lahaina, which was almost entirely destroyed by fire.
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World Cup: Matildas score TV rating record in semi-final loss to England

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 19:09
Australia's semi-final against England drew the highest TV viewership recorded nationally in decades.
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Gotthard: World's longest rail tunnel shut for months after freight crash

BBC World News - August 17, 2023 - 19:01
National Swiss rail operator SBB said a derailed freight train caused severe damage to tracks.
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