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The White House also says it is open to an age limit for people buying AR-15-type assault rifles.
- Eastern Ghouta resident: 'Missiles are dropping like rain'
Over 200 people have been killed in the rebel-held region outside of Damascus, Syria.
- Pence and N Korea 'planned to meet'
But the North's delegation pulled out of the scheduled meeting at the last minute, say US officials.
- Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video
Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.
- Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed
Ali Ouattara's son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain.
- AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn
AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.
- FaceTime chat 'saves woman's life'
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.
- Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange
Locals describe a "wild few hours" after their outback community was hit by a storm.
- Trump-Russia inquiry: Lawyer Alex van der Zwaan pleads guilty
Alex van der Zwaan, the 19th person to be charged, pleads guilty to making false statements.
- Pope's investigator meets Chile sex abuse victims
Archbishop Charles Scicluna is looking into accusations that a bishop covered up abuse.
- Stanley Majors: Life sentence for Oklahoma man who murdered neighbour
Khalid Jabara was shot dead outside his home after his family was harassed for months.
- Syria war: '250 killed' in Eastern Ghouta bombardment
The death toll from two days of government bombing in the Eastern Ghouta is said to be 250.
- German army problems 'dramatically bad', report says
The report highlights numerous issues with the Bundeswehr, including disrepair and a lack of staff.
- Latvia central banker Rim?evics 'targeted by disinformation'
Latvia's defence ministry says corruption claims against Ilmars Rim?evics could be disinformation.
- Face to face with a crocodile while collecting its eggs
Australia's Djelk Rangers are paid to collect eggs from crocodile nests but it's a dangerous job.
- Hangzhou and the Alibaba effect
The emergence of a tech behemoth transforms its hometown.
- Gangster rapper Nissim Black on becoming an Orthodox Jew
Ex-gangster rapper Nissim Black, or 'D Black', has embraced Orthodox Judaism, changing his music to fit his new lifestyle.
- Photographer Stephen Wilkes shows day to night in one image
Wilkes shoots more than 1,500 images of a scene and then blends them into a single photograph.
- Sylvester Stallone 'still punching' despite death hoax
The actor maintains he is "alive and well" after a bogus online prank claimed he had died.
- Singer Fergie apologises for national anthem
The singer tells fans she 'tried her best' after criticism of her rendition of the national anthem at an NBA game.
- How Malawi reduced infant mortality
Every year 2.6m babies around the world don't survive beyond a month but Malawi's number is dropping.
- Six radical ways to tackle US school shootings
After 17 people were killed in Florida, could these measures stop school shootings in the US?
- The dirtiest place in your kitchen may surprise you...
Lots of us use wipes to keep our kitchen surfaces clean. But is it worth it?
- The cosmetics company selling Siberia to the world
How a Russian entrepreneur created a popular cosmetics brand based around using extracts from Siberian herbs.
- Mathias Cormann: The ex-Belgian running Australia this week
Mathias Cormann only began learning English aged 23 - now he will be the nation's temporary leader.