Billie Eilish is the big winner at the Grammys

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Billie Eilish was honoured for her album and the hit single Bad Guy Pop star Billie Eilish swept the board at the 2020 Grammys, winning five awards, including best new artist and song of the year. The 18-year-old also won album of the year […]

Democrats call for Bolton to testify in impeachment trial

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump has said that he does not want John Bolton to testify Democrats have renewed their demand for US President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton to be called to testify in the president’s impeachment trial. The call comes following reports that […]

Woman dies in Australia Day lamington-eating contest

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamingtons are a sponge cake covered in chocolate and desiccated coconut A woman has died in Australia while taking part in a contest to eat as many lamingtons as possible. The woman, aged 60, is reported to have had a seizure during the event […]

Coronavirus: Death toll rises to 80 as China extends holiday

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption China warns the virus can spread even before any symptoms will show The number of people killed in China by the coronavirus has risen to 80, with almost 3,000 confirmed ill. The national new year holiday has been extended by three days to Sunday, […]

Rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad amid protests

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry placards depicting Donald Trump At least three rockets struck the US embassy in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Sunday. One rocket hit the embassy cafeteria while two others landed a short distance away, a source told AFP. […]

The art of buildings – BBC News

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After thousands of public votes, the winners of the Art of Building Photographer of the Year 2019 have been announced. The competition, run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), celebrates the creativity of the construction industry and the built world around us. The Public Choice Award went to Alexandr […]

The man teaching 300 million people a new language

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Image copyright Justin Merriman Image caption Luis von Ahn was born and raised in Guatemala The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles different business leaders from around the world. This week we speak to Luis von Ahn, co-founder and chief executive of language learning app Duolingo. If anyone ever doubts […]

Salvini faces setback in Italian regional election

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Matteo Salvini has focused on the Emilia-Romagna region Italy’s far-right firebrand Matteo Salvini is facing a setback after his League Party looks set to be beaten by the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) in a closely watched election in the country’s north. The left has governed […]

Kobe Bryant: Basketball legend dies in helicopter crash

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Image copyright Reuters US basketball legend Kobe Bryant was among five people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California. Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it crashed and burst into flames, according to reports. The five-time NBA champion was widely considered one of […]

In pictures: India marks Republic Day with military parade

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Image copyright AFP Image caption The event included dances from schoolchildren India has celebrated its 71st Republic Day with a parade showing off its military might and cultural diversity. The holiday marks the anniversary of India officially adopting its constitution. Thousands of people gathered on a ceremonial boulevard in Delhi […]