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There are fears of escalating tensions in the region as Iran is blamed for strikes on oil facilities.
- Brexit: Boris Johnson attacked by Luxembourg PM over 'nightmare'
The PM says the EU is "fed up" with endless delays, as the Luxembourg PM chastises him at a press conference.
- Brexit press conference goes on without Johnson
Luxembourg's prime minister took to his lectern without the UK PM, who cancelled amid protests nearby.
- Edward Snowden expresses wish to return home to the US
US whistle-blower Edward Snowden said he won't get a fair trial if he returns home to the US.
- Common cold stopped by experimental approach
It may be possible to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold virus after promising early research.
- Turkey says three million could return to safe zone in Syria
Turkey's president suggests refugees could return to Syria and stay in a safe zone along the border.
- Sir Rod Stewart says he's 'in the clear' after cancer diagnosis
The rock legend reveals his prostate cancer was caught early two years ago.
- 2019 ozone hole could be smallest in three decades
The deep thinning in Earth's protective atmospheric layer is not as extensive as it normally is.
- Zimbabwe doctors protest at 'abduction' of union leader
Hundreds of doctors stage a walkout to condemn the alleged abduction of union chief Peter Magombeyi.
- Bob Hewitt: South Africa stops early release of rapist former tennis star
Bob Hewitt, 79, has his early release on parole suspended following a public outcry.
- Fire breaks out on pitch moments before NFL game
A pyrotechnic mishap caused the fire before a Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts game.
- Thailand Tiger Temple: More than half have died since rescue
Thai authorities said the big cats died of a virus, or from genetic problems linked to inbreeding.
- Rome stall owner refuses reward for ?2,000 cash find
The Bangladeshi stall owner finds a wallet in a Rome street and makes it his mission to return it.
- Saudi oil attacks: Why does the US hide oil underground?
More than 640 million barrels of oil are currently sitting in caves under Texas and Louisiana. Why?
- Life-saving surgery but not by a doctor
Seida Guadu performs an emergency Caesarean to try to save the lives of a baby and his mother.
- Ireland Baldwin lays into father Alec on notorious voicemail message
The US actor's daughter skewered him over the notorious voicemail where he called her a "rude pig".
- The parents keeping their child's sex a secret
Jake and Hobbit want to raise their baby as a "they" rather than "him or her".
- In numbers: Sackler family, Purdue Pharma and the US opioid crisis
The controversial Sackler family has filed for bankruptcy, amid lawsuits from 2,600 plantiffs.
- Magpie attack: Australian cyclist dies while fleeing swooping bird
The man suffered head injuries after swerving his bicycle in a bid to avoid the aggressive bird.
- 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.
- Kashmir: The controversial deaths causing tension
Conflicting narratives around controversial deaths have raised tensions further in the region.
- The day I met a ?gay conversion therapist?
So-called gay conversion therapy is condemned by experts but still widely practised. What happened when a proud gay man signed up?
- Israel election a referendum on Netanyahu
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen looks at the election campaign of Israel's longest-serving prime minister.
- Israa Ghrayeb: Palestinian woman's death prompts soul-searching
Israa Ghrayeb's story led protesters to urge greater protection of women from gender-based violence.
- Indonesia haze: Why do forests keep burning?
A smoky haze has blanketed the region, an annual phenomenon that affects millions of people.