2017-03-30 Update: BBC News – World

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Ex-cyclone Debbie forces Queensland evacuations Residents who live on high enough ground have been told not to venture into the floods because of sharks and snakes in the water.

Angela Merkel: We must make an effort for the EU we love German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives an impassioned speech about the future of the European Union.

3,600 guests at Ghana's record-breaking dinner table A food seasoning manufacturer in Ghana has built a table which has been recognised by Guinness World Records as the longest in the world.

Thirsty snake drinks from water bottle A cobra in a drought-hit village in India has been filmed drinking water from a bottle.

Syrians see signs of hope after years of war BBC News asks people living in cities across Syria what it is like to live with war.

The Nigerian bobsleigh team racing towards history The first bobsleigh team from Africa are on the verge of qualifying for the 2018 Olympics.

'Build that wall' says border resident The BBC caught up with two people in Texas who are looking forward to the wall's construction.

Russia protests 'will happen again' On Sunday, Russia saw its largest anti-government protest in several years with many young people taking part.

Tusk to UK: 'We already miss you' Donald Tusk stresses the positives as he receives a letter from the UK triggering Article 50.

Elephants in dramatic muddy escape Eleven Asian elephants caught in mud make a dramatic escape with the help of local farmers.

World's first monster truck front flip This is the first time a monster truck driver has completed a front flip in the sport's history.

Peruvian plane catches fire There were no injuries among the 141 on board when the aeroplane landed at Jauja airport.

Marine Le Pen on why the EU wants Brexit to be painful Though the French presidential candidate still thinks Great Britain will negotiate a good deal.

Nigerian student beaten in India in alleged racist attack Video footage shows Endurance Amalawa being attacked by a mob in India.

Can coal make a comeback under Trump? Here is why coal's decline can be slowed but not completely reversed.

Russia arrest 'like a bad dream' Olga Lozina featured in an iconic photo taken during an anti-government protest in Moscow on Sunday.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela on Kathrada: 'Same pain as Mandela' Nelson Mandela's ex-wife has paid tribute to the South African anti-apartheid activist, Ahmed Kathrada, who has died aged 87.

Swiss skier claims world first quad cork 1800 Andri Ragettli completed five rotations while dipping his head under his body four times.

Clashes in Paris after police shoot dead Chinese man Protesters threw missiles and set alight a car in Paris amid anger over the police shooting of a Chinese man.

Georgia joins EU's visa-free policy Citizens of the ex-Soviet republic of Georgia can now travel to most European countries visa-free.

Cyclone Debbie seen from space As the International Space Station passes over Australia, the full scale of Cyclone Debbie comes into view.

Street art events promote Yemen peace Murad Subay from Yemen and British artist Lisa-Marie Gibbs held simultaneous street art events in Yemen and the UK.

Cyclone Debbie: Town of Ayr in Queensland 'in lock-down' The BBC's Hywel Griffith is in the town of Ayr, which is in lock-down as Cyclone Debbie nears.

Exhausted runner helped to finish line in US race Other participants in the Philadelphia Love Run gave her a helping hand – or two.

Why are people paying $6 for a bag of human waste? How a project in Haiti is turning human waste into fertiliser

Fighting sexual harassment on India's streets Meet the "anti-Romeo squads" patrolling the streets of India's Uttar Pradesh.

One dead in Oakland residential building fire Firefighters battle a deadly fire at an apartment block in Oakland, California.

Huge gold coin worth $1m stolen from museum A Canadian coin, nicknamed the "big maple leaf", has been stolen from behind bulletproof glass in Germany.

Islamic State battle: Mosul residents face impossible choice Jeremy Bowen reports on the Iraqis caught in the battle to reclaim from western Mosul from so-called IS.

Rachel Dolezal: 'The idea of race is a lie' Can you choose your race? Emily Maitlis speaks to the US white woman who said she was black.

Bosnian man crushes concrete blocks with head Bosnian taekwondo champion Kerim Ahmetspahic has set a new record for crushing concrete blocks with his head.

Team Indus: India's race to the moon India's Team Indus is one of five groups in a race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.

'Two dead' in Mosul market attack in Iraq Mortar shells sparked a major fire in the Nabi Yunus market in east Mosul.

The migrants 'trapped' on the Greek island of Chios Five hundred people have come from Turkey to Chios, Greece, in the past two weeks alone.

Russia protests: Crowds take to streets over corruption Thousands of people take to the street of Moscow, calling for the resignation of the prime minister over corruption allegations.

'No pause to attacks against IS' in West Mosul Iraqi forces are continuing their offensive to drive Islamic State fighters out of western Mosul as concern grows over civilian deaths.

Hong Kong escalator malfunction injures dozens Dozens of people are injured when an escalator at a Hong Kong shopping centre malfunctions.

Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds: Fans farewell at memorial service Fans gather to honour Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at a public memorial service in Los Angeles.

Trump's healthcare defeat: Nancy Pelosi jumps for joy Mobile phone footage shows Nancy Pelosi jumping for joy at President Trump's Obamacare setback.

Earth Hour: Lights switched off around the globe Lights have been going out around the globe for Earth Hour to draw attention to climate change.

Hendrix, Prince, Bowie: Making faces from music Collage artist Hayato Takano creates portraits of famous musicians using only sheet music.

Changing to BST: Will the clock change affect your kids? Research is under way to determine how clock changes affect children's sleep patterns.

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