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The transatlantic slave trade might seem like something from a distant and barbaric era - but a historian has found evidence its last survivor was alive in living memory.
At least 10,000 people used the chatrooms, with some paying up to $1,200 [£1,000] for access. Some 74 people, including 16 underage girls, were exploited.
Mozambican immigration officers have found 64 dead bodies in a shipping container on the back of a lorry that had crossed into Mozambique from Malawi, officials say. It is suspected that the dead, thought to be Ethiopian, suffocated, the authorities told the BBC.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games have been postponed until next year because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The event, due to begin on 24 July, will now take place "no later than summer 2021", the International Olympic (IOC) confirmed.
Every time I feel like I’ve reached the most remote place I’ve ever travelled, I hear “Guten tag”, and see a German rounding the corner, nonchalantly strolling by like he or she went for a walk around in their Munich or Hamburg neighbourhood, got pleasantly lost, and somehow ended up here in
We often see a relationship as an exclusive understanding between two people. But this norm is increasingly coming under scrutiny as people find other ways to redefine romantic love.“What does exclusivity mean to you?” Asks Amy Hart, a contestant on UK reality TV show Love Island in 2019.
Some people hope that outbreaks of the new coronavirus will wane as temperatures rise, but pandemics often don’t behave in the same way as seasonal outbreaks. BBC Future looks at what we know.Many infectious diseases wax and wane with the seasons.
An Arizona man has died and his wife is in a critical condition after both ingested a form of chloroquine in an apparent effort to guard against Covid-19. The drug has been touted by President Donald Trump as a possible treatment for the virus.
Woody Allen’s controversial memoir has been released, weeks after it was pulped by its original publisher. Apropos of Nothing was printed by Arcade Publishing in the US.
It is clearly not a good time for the world and it is not a good time for relations between the US and China. President Donald Trump has repeatedly chosen to call the coronavirus the "Chinese virus".
The organism, about the size of a grain of rice, is described as the earliest example yet found in the fossil record of a bilaterian. These are animals that have a front and back, two symmetrical sides, and openings at either end joined by a gut.
The winners of a new wildlife photography competition have been announced, with a drone image of seals on an ice float earning the top prize. French photographer Florian Ledoux took the winning photo, entitled Above the Crabeater Seals, in Antarctica.
Lisa is one of a number of young women who have told the BBC they have been pressured into acts of violence in the bedroom. She says she willingly "got together" with a guy she "kind of knew" at a house party but was shocked when he began repeatedly biting down on her body.
DNA evidence from a discarded cigarette has led Florida police to arrest a man on suspicion of murdering a woman 35 years ago. Daniel Wells, 57, was arrested and charged in Pensacola earlier this week for the murder of Tonya McKinley.
More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's total cell count. The rest are microscopic colonists.
For over a week, some of Australia's remote Aboriginal communities have been severely restricting visitors - to try to keep out the Covid-19 virus. Now the government is using its Biosecurity Act to bring in these limitations to such places across the country.
The drastic measures taken in the UK to tackle coronavirus have been justified because of the need to save lives. Modelling by Imperial College London - used to inform government - suggests 500,000 could die if we do nothing.
Canadian scientists have discovered a fragment of an ancient continent, suggesting that it was 10% larger than previously thought. They were studying diamond samples from Baffin Island, a glacier-covered land mass near Greenland, when they noticed a remnant of North Atlantic Craton.
Judith Ariho does not shed any tears as she recalls the church massacre in which her mother, two siblings and four other relatives were among at least 700 people who died.
The fall-out from the coronavirus crisis is even being felt in space. Rising infection rates near key technical centres in Louisiana and Mississippi mean the US space agency is suspending production and testing of its Moon rocket and capsule systems.

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