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Teen denies Instagram live-stream crash killing

A teenage driver has denied causing the death of her younger sister by losing control of her car while live-streaming on Instagram. Obdulia Sanchez, 18, appeared via video link at Merced County Superior Court, California, to plead not guilty to felony charges of vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. …

Jerusalem holy site: Cheers as barriers removed

Jerusalem holy site: Cheers as barriers removed – BBC News “)}elsej.write(‘”)},confirm:function(a)return true,setFig:function(a,b)(function())(),deserialise:function(b)var a=;b.replace(/(2):(+)/g,function()a=+RegExp.$2);return a}})();fig.manager.include();/*]]>*/ ‘); } } oqsSurveyManager(window, ‘ON’); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); } else document.write(”); } })(); /*]]>*/ ‘); document.write(‘‘); document.write(‘‘); if (/ex-dp/.test(window.location.href) || document.cookie.indexOf(‘ex-dp=’) !== -1) bbcdotcom.utils.addHtmlTagClass(‘bbcdotcom-ex-dp’); } })(); /*]]>*/ …

Georgia ex-leader Saakashvili stripped of Ukraine's citizenship

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mikheil Saakashvili has formed his political party in Ukraine Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, has been stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship, Ukraine’s migration service has said. It said a decree was issued by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, without stating the reason. Mr …

Chinese police detain 'female Jesus cult' members

Image copyright Youbute/Church of the Almighty God Image caption The cult’s website contains extensive propaganda material Police in China have detained 18 suspected members of a banned religious cult, state news agency Xinhua said. The group is notorious for some of its members beating a woman to death …

Jerusalem site security measures removed

Israeli police remove last of new security measures outside Jerusalem holy site which led to Palestinian uproar This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via …

Lapland zoo polar bears enjoy snow gift

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Facebook profits up 71% as mobile ad sales soar

Facebook’s profits climbed 71% to $3.9bn (£3bn) in the second quarter of this year, boosted by an increase in sales of mobile video adverts, figures show. The social media giant exceeded market expectations, posting a 45% increase in revenue for the three months to June of this year …

Malaysia MP: 'Denying husbands sex is abuse'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The politician’s controversial words have drawn outrage in Malaysia A Malaysian lawmaker has come under fire for saying that women denying sex to their husbands was a form of “psychological and emotional abuse”. Che Mohamad Zulkifly Jusoh from the ruling Barisan Nasional …

Holidaymakers evacuated after fires in France

For a second night thousands of people in the Var region of south eastern France had to bed down in in makeshift accommodation, after major fires forced them from their properties, hotels and campsites. The Williams family from Britain was among them. Dad Ollie, his wife, four-year-old daughter …

The businesses capitalising on 24-hour sunlight

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow Swedes take advantage of 24-hour sunlight Snow, more snow and Santa Claus. Utter the word “Lapland” and you might imagine a place where it’s Christmas all year round. But due to its location, largely within the Arctic Circle, Lapland …