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- Bat Out Of Hell composer Jim Steinman dieson 20/04/2021 at 9:50 pm
The writer and producer, who worked with Meat Loaf, Celine Dion and Bonnie Tyler, was 73.
- George Floyd: Crowd outside court reacts to Derek Chauvin guilty verdictson 20/04/2021 at 9:37 pm
People gathered outside court in Minneapolis erupt in cheers as the jury's verdicts are read out.
- George Floyd: Jury returns guilty verdicts in Derek Chauvin trialon 20/04/2021 at 9:26 pm
After less than a day of deliberation, jurors find Derek Chauvin guilty of all charges over George Floyd's death.
- Chad's President Idriss Déby dies after clashes with rebelson 20/04/2021 at 6:55 pm
Idriss Déby dies just hours after provisional election results set him on course for a sixth term.
- Idriss Déby obituary: End of Chad's 'Great Survivor'on 20/04/2021 at 6:26 pm
Killed by rebels, the Chadian president's three decades in power were defined by battles.
- Who are the rivals to lead Germany after Chancellor Merkel?on 20/04/2021 at 5:49 pm
The Greens' candidate is the only woman, up against some veteran male politicians.
- Quebec court upholds ban on religious symbolson 20/04/2021 at 5:04 pm
Judges, police officers and teachers in Quebec will be barred from wearing religious symbols at work.
- France seeks conspiracy theorist over kidnappingon 20/04/2021 at 4:52 pm
Police issue an international warrant after a little French girl is abducted and rescued.
- UAE pressed to prove Princess Latifa is aliveon 20/04/2021 at 4:08 pm
Human rights experts urge the UAE to provide "evidence" the daughter of Dubai's ruler is still alive.
- Johnson & Johnson vaccine: EU regulator says blood clot very rare side effecton 20/04/2021 at 3:59 pm
The EU's drugs regulator says the benefits of the Covid-19 vaccine still outweigh the risks.
- Covid-19: US to advise against travel to 80% of countrieson 20/04/2021 at 2:57 pm
Coronavirus continues to pose "unprecedented risks to travellers", the US state department says.
- Russia plans its own space station in 2025on 20/04/2021 at 1:52 pm
The International Space Station is nearing the end of its life and Russia is working on a new module.
- Australia ditches milkshake sex education video amid furoreon 20/04/2021 at 12:34 pm
The Australian campaign aimed to teach about respectful relationships but was widely criticised.
- Moment Indian rail worker saves childon 20/04/2021 at 12:08 pm
Mayur Shelke sprang into action when a six-year-old boy fell on to the tracks.
- US killer requests death by firing squad in Nevadaon 20/04/2021 at 12:04 pm
Zane Michael Floyd was sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of four people in Nevada in 1999.
- European Super League: 'We want to save football' says chairman Perezon 20/04/2021 at 9:41 am
European Super League chairman Florentino Perez says "football has to change".
- Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India's most populous stateon 20/04/2021 at 1:47 am
With a population larger than Brazil, an Indian state struggles to cope as Covid-19 sweeps through it.
- Why the world should pay attention to Taiwan's droughton 20/04/2021 at 12:25 am
The island has tried everything from cloud seeding to prayer during its worst drought in 56 years.
- The Ugandan mum who was once ashamed of her gay sonon 19/04/2021 at 11:26 pm
A support group in Uganda is helping parents come to terms with their children's sexuality.
- Redonda: The Caribbean island transformed into an eco havenon 19/04/2021 at 11:20 pm
After invasive rats and goats were removed from Redonda, the island's wildlife has been thriving.