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Kabul: Gunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:16:47 GMT

At least four gunmen launched the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel, Afghan officials say.

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:49:07 GMT

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:59:55 GMT

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

'Ice Maiden' team celebrates ski record
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:26:31 GMT

The women, who are all part of the British Army, completed their challenge in two months.

Profoundly deaf Maisie Sly is the star of a short film which may be nominated for an Oscar
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:13:00 GMT

Profoundly deaf six-year-old Maisie Sly is the star of The Silent Child, a short film which could be vying for an Oscar.

Ed Sheeran announces engagement
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:27:47 GMT

The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015.

Kinks and Zombies bassist Jim Rodford dies aged 76
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:00:09 GMT

Rodford, also a founding member of Argent and bassist for the Zombies, died following a fall.

Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Féin
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:05:10 GMT

Mary Lou McDonald says no-one will fill the shoes of Gerry Adams, but that she has brought her own.

Syria conflict: 15 refugees found frozen to death
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:57:54 GMT

Children were among the 15 people who died trying to cross from Syria into Lebanon in a snowstorm.

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:29:49 GMT

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:27:17 GMT

Tourists in Montego Bay should stay in their resorts after a number of shootings, foreign office says.

Women's marches draw crowds in US
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:35:43 GMT

Women stage marches across the US on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.

Cyrille Regis: Football pays tribute after death of former England international
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:01:01 GMT

The Premier League pays tribute to the memory of Cyrille Regis with a minute's applause at Saturday's games.

Newspaper headlines: 'Cash for Brexit' sting and Labour cull
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:26:18 GMT

The Sunday Times claims 50 Labour MPs are on a hit list to be deselected.

The young man saying NO to bullying
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:13:37 GMT

Alex suffered severe racial bullying when at school. Now he's been recognised by the Queen for his efforts to wipe out bullying.

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:18:23 GMT

Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?

Week in pictures: 13 - 19 January 2018
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:37:21 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Do you get caught in the Faff Zone?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:26:43 GMT

When procrastination becomes a mental health matter

The Brazilian man who lives in a sandcastle
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 15:54:31 GMT

Marcio Matolias has lived in a sandcastle for 22 years in an upmarket neighbourhood of Rio De Janeiro.

YouTuber Elle Darby’s hotel blag turns into huge row
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:58:31 GMT

Charleville Lodge in Dublin banned all YouTubers after one vlogger asked to stay there for free.

The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:14:03 GMT

Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.

Footballing president puts Liberian army to the test
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:51:48 GMT

Ex-football pro George Weah challenges Liberia's army to a friendly before his inauguration.

'Trash girl' ignores bullies to clean Norwich's streets
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:19:33 GMT

Schoolchildren bullied Nadia Sparkes for picking up litter from the streets.

My dad was shot dead on Bloody Sunday
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:16:35 GMT

One of the worst attacks on civilians during the conflict in Northern Ireland.

'Why I use pole dancing to keep fit'
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 01:15:24 GMT

Pole dancing instructor Kathy Buller said the pursuit was "very athletic".

When a penguin hops on board and other stories
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:31:49 GMT

When a penguin decides to hop on board, and other stories you might have missed this week.

Why Italians are saying 'No' to takeaway coffee
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:35:49 GMT

Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world. So why do Italians refuse to do it?

BBC News Channel
Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:22:39 GMT

BBC coverage of latest developments

Trump's year on Twitter: Who has he criticised and praised the most?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:19:38 GMT

Who has he criticised and praised most as president? Here's our analysis, and a tricky quiz.

Why do names matter so much?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:14:17 GMT

In politics and diplomacy, what things are called is important, which is why they often change.

Are modern diesels a serious health hazard?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:15:53 GMT

Some in the car industry claim that modern diesel engines have been unfairly maligned.

What is stopping women from cycling?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 00:44:46 GMT

Why is there such a big gender gap when it comes to cycling?

How Jeremy Deller is brightening the school day
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:49:19 GMT

Contemporary artists are commissioned to create work for schools too busy to visit galleries.

Dark is divine: What colour are Indian gods and goddesses?
Sun, 21 Jan 2018 01:18:19 GMT

In a country obsessed with fairness, a new campaign portrays Hindu deities with dark skin.

Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia ★★★☆☆
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:10:44 GMT

Can Jez Butterworth's gory drama about the Roman invasion of Britain satisfy Game of Throne fans?

What is it like to live near the scene of an unsolved murder?
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:35:22 GMT

What is it like to live in the shadow of an unsolved murder?

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:19:36 GMT

Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?

France: Emmanuel Macron’s marvellous manoeuvres this week
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:17:47 GMT

The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.

How can parents torture their children?
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:27:10 GMT

As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees Arsenal move, Alexis Sanchez set to join Man Utd
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 23:58:56 GMT

Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan agrees a move to Arsenal, with Alexis Sanchez set to go in the opposite direction.

Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:02:10 GMT

Sergio Aguero's hat-trick gives Manchester City the win over Newcastle United and restores their 12-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

Australian Open: Kyle Edmund hoping for 'killer instinct' against Andreas Seppi
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:47:25 GMT

Britain's Kyle Edmund hopes to show a "killer instinct" when he faces Andreas Seppi in the last 16 at the Australian Open.

European Champions Cup: Scarlets 30-27 Toulon
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:20:52 GMT

Scarlets become the first Welsh region for six years to reach the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition, with a storming victory over Toulon.

Netball: England fight back to beat New Zealand in extra time
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:38:07 GMT

England fight back to beat New Zealand in extra time in their opening game of the Netball Quad Series.

Masters 2018: Mark Allen beats John Higgins 6-3 to join Kyren Wilson in final
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:34:31 GMT

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen ensures there will be a first-time winner of the Masters this year as he beats John Higgins 6-3 to reach the final.

Bobsleigh World Cup: GB pair escape crash
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:23:41 GMT

Great Britain's Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas narrowly escape crashing in heat one of the Bobsleigh World Cup.

Hope for ‘little tiger cat’
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 01:25:07 GMT

Habitat fragmentation is a bigger threat to Chile's wildcat than human persecution, say conservationists.

When does sorry not mean sorry?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:42:35 GMT

Tips from publicists and body language experts on how to spot sincerity, amid a flurry of public apologies.

Fifty and childless: Finding a way forward
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:56:20 GMT

The childless couple trying to overcome their grief by trying to help others in the same position.

Carillion: Six charts that explain what happened
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 02:30:02 GMT

A series of charts and maps that tell the story of the construction giant's demise.

Tide Pod challenge: YouTube blocks videos after poisoning fears
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:11:47 GMT

American teenagers have been swallowing laundry detergent and posting videos online as part of a challenge.

Do insects taste any good?
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:20 GMT

Insects are often portrayed as a sustainable superfood - and many are delicious.

I advertised for a man to get me pregnant
Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:42:58 GMT

Thirty-something Jessica was eager to get pregnant, but her relationships kept failing. It was time for a totally new approach.

When you can and can't eat carbs?
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:10:05 GMT

Is it true that you shouldn't eat carbohydrates in the evening?

The story of Trump's first year in seven graphics
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:35:33 GMT

Donald Trump says his administration has made "incredible progress". Do the facts back that up?

Japan's porn star who taught a Chinese generation about sex
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:05:17 GMT

Sora Aoi announced she was married on social media last week, sparking a frenzy on the Chinese internet.

A surrogate mum's story: 'I was just the oven at the end'
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:44:55 GMT

A young surrogate mum reveals what motivated her into helping childless couples start families of their own.

Prince William welcomed to 'the bald club' by serving members
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:09:06 GMT

Your stories of going bald, as the number two to the throne finally goes number one all over.

Why I took my wife's last name
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:22:43 GMT

Kirstie Brewer speaks to three men who broke with convention and took their wife's name when they married.

Film tells story of tackling period poverty in India
Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:13:39 GMT

A new film, Pad Man, charts one man's 20-year bid to make cheaper sanitary towels available in India.

Phyllis Reeve, 91, knits teddies for children around the world
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:23:55 GMT

Phyllis Reeve said she gets "satisfaction" from her work as it helps "make children happy".

Bayeux Tapestry: The story in six scenes
Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:47:09 GMT

A battle over the throne is the climax of the story of the Norman Conquest of England.

Modern slavery: Nail salons 'using trafficked individuals'
Wed, 17 Jan 2018 17:48:16 GMT

As councils report increasing numbers of potential victims of modern slavery, a charity explains how to spot the warning signs.

Man wades in to 'save child' that turns out to be toy doll
Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:08:58 GMT

James Dowley, from Shropshire, says he felt "a bit of an idiot" for rescuing the child-like doll.

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