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Micronation founder Eli Avivi dies in Israel

Image copyright Alamy Image caption President Eli Avivi, photographed in Achzivland in 2006 One of the Middle East’s longest-serving “rulers” has died...

North Korea summit: US hopeful Trump-Kim meet will go ahead

Media captionWhy North Korea is angry at this man The Trump administration is hopeful its summit with North Korea will go ahead, despite threats of cancellation. A White...

Anne Frank’s ‘dirty jokes’ found in hidden diary pages

Image copyright Ann Frank Museum Image caption Anne Frank’s diary, written in hiding from the Nazis, is widely read more than 70 years after her death Two new...

Gaza violence: Israelis and Palestinians in fierce exchanges at UN

Media captionThe BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen sent this report from Gaza There have been angry exchanges between Israeli and Palestinian envoys at the UN,...

N Korea cancels talks with South Korea and warns US

Media captionHow to talk to North Korea – advice from three North Korean experts North Korea has cancelled Wednesday’s high-level talks with South Korea...

Manhattan nanny Yoselyn Ortega gets life in jail for murdering children

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ortega was given the maximum sentence of life without parole A nanny convicted of murdering two children she stabbed at their...

Double amputee Xia Boyu makes history on Everest summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption In 1975, Xia Boyu handed his sleeping bag to a suffering teammate – and lost both feet to frostbite A Chinese climber who was...

Gaza violence: Israel defends actions as 55 Palestinians killed

Media captionGaza’s deadliest day of violence in years In the deadliest day of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, Palestinian officials say Israeli troops have...

Sao Paulo fire: Search for victims called off

Image copyright EPA Image caption The search for victims of the blaze went on for more than 10 days Officials in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo have called off the...

Margaret River shooting: Grandfather ‘planned’ Australia deaths

Media captionAaron Cockman describes his grief The father of four children found shot dead along with their mother in rural Western Australia has pointed the finger of...