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Could a defeated IS rebound? By BBC | Last Updated: 19th February, 2019, 14:49

There are also small concentrations of fanatical IS-linked militants in Libya, Egypt, West Africa, Afghanistan and the southern Philippines

Islamic State group: Could it rebound from caliphate defeat?

Has Meghan's accent changed since marrying Prince Harry? Has Meghan's accent changed?

Now even her accent has become a topic of debate


Viewpoint: How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan? Viewpoint: How far might India go to 'punish' Pakistan?

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi has pledged to give security forces free rein to respond to the militant attack


Shamima Begum: IS teen's return to UK 'could be prevented' IS teen's return to UK 'could be prevented'

The controversial legal tool bars a British citizen from returning home until they have agreed to investigation, monitoring and deradicalisation


Thailand election: Princess Ubolratana and the party power play The princess and Thailand's political games

Princess Ubolratana, elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, was Thai Raksa Chart's sole candidate for prime minister


China and India make planet leafier

China and India make planet leafier

The greening effect stems mainly from ambitious tree-planting in China and intensive farming in both countries


US bill targeting OPEC could be double-edged sword US bill targeting OPEC could be double-edged sword

The bill would seek to prevent the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies from adjusting their production levels


How India's single time zone is hurting its people

How India's single time zone is hurting its people

India stretches 3,000km (1,864 miles) from east to west, spanning roughly 30 degrees longitude


Brave women of Bangladesh conquer the seas Brave women of Bangladesh conquer the seas

BSC sources said there are 17 female officers and cadets in three of their big ships ‘MV Banglar Joyjatra


Mahatma Gandhi would not have wanted a temple in Ayodhya Mahatma Gandhi would not have wanted a temple in Ayodhya

Gandhi called himself a devout Hindu, yet in the many years he lived in Ahmedabad


Why Asia isn't hanging up on Huawei Why Asia isn't hanging up on Huawei

The firm has also been accused by the US Justice Department of stealing trade secrets and breaking US sanctions on Iran


Iranian women - before and after the Islamic Revolution Iranian women - before and after the revolution

The Islamic Revolution of 1979 brought seismic changes to Iran, not least for women


Trumplomacy: Key challenges at Trump-Kim summit Can second Trump-Kim summit succeed?

The two leaders face a number of challenges as they prepare for the meeting


Behind the legacy of America's blackface Behind the legacy of America's blackface

Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam refused to resign from office following the emergence of a photo from his 1984 medical school yearbook


Why 'India's FBI' agents are clashing with police Why 'India's FBI' is clashing with police

Now imagine federal forces being deployed to protect their offices in the state, fearing attacks by supporters of the governor


Robert Mueller: America's most mysterious public figure America's most mysterious public figure

Robert Mueller, the man leading the investigation into Russian interference in 2016 US election, is one of the most talked about people in America


India job data spells trouble for Narendra Modi India job data spells trouble for Modi

The country's unemployment rate - 6.1% - is the highest it has been since 1972-73, the earliest year for which comparable data is available


Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail

Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jail

Japan is in the grip of an elderly crime wave - the proportion of crimes committed by people over the age of 65 was steadily increasing for 20 years


India election: Why Rahul Gandhi's minimum income plan is a gamble Rahul Gandhi gambles with minimum income plan

The Congress's scheme essentially promises a basic income support for India's poorest households after fixing an income eligibility threshold


Venezuela crisis: Why the military is backing Maduro Why Venezuela's military is backing Maduro

The UN has accused Venezuelan security forces of carrying out hundreds of arbitrary killings under the guise of fighting crime


High risk of UK crashing out,  EU negotiator says High risk of UK crashing out of EU

EU's deputy chief negotiator Sabine Weyand says there was "full ownership of what was agreed" in the EU, but "no ownership" of it in the UK Parliament


Venezuela: All you need to know about the crisis in seven charts Venezuela crisis - in seven charts

Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself interim president following large protests


Why I had to leave Saudi Arabia Why I had to leave Saudi Arabia

Basma Khalifa, 29, returned to her birth place to see if she could make a life there


China’s Xi Jinping 'most dangerous' to free societies, says George Soros China’s Xi 'a danger' to freedom - Soros

The billionaire philanthropist George Soros has used his annual speech at the World Economic Forum, in Davos


Which Democrats are running in 2020? Which Democrats are running in 2020?

This field of candidates promises to be the most diverse yet


How dangerous is Australia for women?

How dangerous is Australia for women?

The death of Israeli Arab student Aya Maasarwe, 21, has sparked an outcry and fresh debate about violence against women in Australia


'The bed that saved me from the Taliban'

'The bed that saved me from the Taliban'

Just over a year ago, Greek pilot Vasileios Vasileiou checked into a luxury hilltop hotel in Kabul


Would you share make-up with a stranger? Would you share make-up with a stranger?

Users can help themselves to a range of products: moisturisers, powders, eye shadows and lipsticks


Reality Check: Why has Zimbabwe hiked petrol prices? The most expensive fuel in the world?

Prices have more than doubled in Zimbabwe, making petrol and diesel the most expensive in the world


Deadly attack on US forces leaves Syria town fearful for future US forces leaves Syria town fearful for future

Just metres (yards) away from the restaurant, his shop was also hit by the blast


Manmohan Singh: India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir India’s ‘accidental PM’ biopic causes stir

In The Accidental Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh sits in a garishly decorated office


Kenya attack: Who are the Nairobi victims? Kenya attack: Who are the Nairobi victims?

A 19-hour siege of the DusitD2 hotel and business complex on Tuesday ended with five attackers "eliminated", President Uhuru Kenyatta said


Sabarimala: Woman who defied India temple ban 'attacked by mother-in-law' Woman who defied India temple ban 'beaten'

Kanaka Durga had been in hiding since 2 January, when her entry into the Sabarimala temple sparked protests


Kumbh Mela: Millions of Indians begin holy dip Millions of Indians begin holy dip

At least 15m people are expected on the first day alone


Can Trump's Syria policy end the 'Forever Wars'? Is Trump ending the 'Forever Wars'?

The US would seemingly work behind the scenes that "in Syria the US will use diplomacy and work with our partners to expel every last Iranian boot


Saudi Arabia's enduring male guardianship system Saudi Arabia's enduring guardianship system

Human Rights Watch reported in 2016 that the kingdom "clearly and directly enforces guardianship requirements in certain areas"


Is affirmative action in India becoming a gimmick? Is affirmative action in India becoming a gimmick?

It is built into the country's 68-year-old constitution, and reserves seats in parliament


How Venezuela's crisis developed and drove out millions of people Venezuela: A country in freefall

Venezuela's currency is losing its value and prices are soaring - at speed


Japanese magazine apologises over university 'sex listing' Row over Japan university 'sex listing'

One woman launched a campaign calling for an apology and for the article to be removed


Women over 50 'too old' to love, French author Yann Moix says Author says women over 50 'too old' to love

A French writer is being criticised after saying he would be "incapable" of loving a woman aged 50 or above... despite being 50 himself

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