Eta: Basque separatists plan to unilaterally disarm on Saturday

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Eta militants: Franco-Spanish police co-operation has led to many arrests The Basque militant group Eta says it will hand over all its weapons on Saturday – but warns that its enemies might still block the process. The pledge came in a letter obtained by the BBC, confirming earlier reports about Eta disarmament plans. Eta

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Atmosphere found around Earth-like planet GJ 1132b

Image copyright DANA BERRY Image caption Artist’s impression of GJ 1132b: The planet’s thick atmosphere may contain water or methane Scientists say they have detected an atmosphere around an Earth-like planet for the first time. They have studied a world known as GJ 1132b, which is 1.4-times the size of our planet and lies 39 light years away. Their observations

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China’s President Xi Jinping arrives in Florida for Trump talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat American and Chinese people want Chinese President Xi Jinping has arrived in Florida for a high-stakes summit with US President Donald Trump. His plane landed at West Palm Beach where he was greeted by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The heads of the world’s two biggest economies will hold the bilateral

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Congress Russian probe chief steps aside

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Nunes calls the charges “entirely false” and “politically motivated”. The head of a key US congressional investigation into alleged Russian hacking has temporarily stepped down amid an ethics inquiry into him. House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes is now himself under investigation by the House Ethics Committee. The panel is looking into claims

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Saving Edgecumbe’s residents on the back of a lorry

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSaving Edgecumbe residents on the back of a lorry Among the evacuation of people from the flooded town of Edgecumbe, New Zealand, one son-in-law’s rescue mission has ended up saving dozens of stranded residents. When the Rangitaiki River burst, Tautini Hahipene was working on the opposite side of town to the affected

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St Petersburg metro attack: ‘Bomb’ found in city raid

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Monday’s bombing claimed 14 lives and injured another 50 people An explosive device has been made safe in a flat in St Petersburg by Russian police, three days after a bomb on the city’s metro left 14 people dead. A city official said several suspects were detained after police raided the flat early on Thursday

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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Indonesia is among the countries that have struggled to curb smoking Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries – China, India, the US and Russia. Despite decades of tobacco control policies, population growth has seen an increased number of smokers, it warned. Researchers

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Arkansas executions: One inmate could be spared death

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jason McGehee (bottom left) could be spared lethal injection, but all eight men are scheduled to die One of eight inmates due to be put to death by the US state of Arkansas this month could be given clemency. The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended mercy in the case of Jason McGehee, who was

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