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Hinkley Point: New hitch for UK nuclear plant deal
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:51:31 GMT

Plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years suffer an unexpected delay after the government postpones a final decision until the early autumn.

Airport alcohol sales to be reviewed after drunken incidents
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:01:18 GMT

The way alcohol is sold in airports is to be examined after a number of incidents involving drunk passengers, new aviation minister Lord Ahmad says.

Brexit knocks manufacturers' confidence - report
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:04:14 GMT

Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.

Pope Francis urges youth to accept migrants on visit to Poland
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:39:31 GMT

About half a million young people join Pope Francis for a rally in Krakow, Poland, where he urges them to open their hearts to refugees and migrants.

Chris Evans to face no charges over sexual assault claims
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:53:59 GMT

TV and radio presenter Chris Evans will face no further action concerning historic allegations of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Police say.

Indonesia executes four drug convicts on Nusakambangan
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:57:15 GMT

Indonesia executes some of the 14 people on death row for drugs crimes, despite widespread international criticism.

Theresa May 'wants and expects' to protect rights of Poles in UK
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:25:50 GMT

The UK prime minister says she values the contribution made by Polish citizens to the UK and "fully expects" to be able to protect their rights - as long as British expats' rights are protected in EU states.

Labour leadership: Corbyn ballot challenge rejected
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:46:26 GMT

A judge rejects a court challenge to Labour's decision to allow Jeremy Corbyn to automatically stand for re-election as leader.

English Bulldog health problems prompt cross-breeding call
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:07:38 GMT

Crossing the English Bulldog with another breed is the best way to ensure its survival, according to US scientists.

Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:14:05 GMT

A seven-year-old girl dies after an elephant throws a stone that hits her head in a Moroccan zoo.

Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved with help of 8,000 donors
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:05:57 GMT

A portrait of Elizabeth I becomes public property for the first time, thanks to the success of an appeal to raise 10.3m to purchase it.

Chinese rocket lights up skies over Utah and California
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:10:45 GMT

People in the US have filmed a Chinese rocket body streaking across the sky over Utah and California.

Hinkley Point: Why do we need a new nuclear power plant?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:56:40 GMT

The BBC's Simon Jack explains why we need a new nuclear power station.

Barack Obama: 'Nobody more qualified than Hillary'
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:32:16 GMT

During his fourth convention speech, President Barack Obama said there had never been anybody "more qualified than Hillary Clinton" to be the president of the United States.

Syria conflict: Why this family needs an exit corridor
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:06:13 GMT

Russia says it is working to open 'exit corridors' to allow civilians and rebel fighters to leave the besieged city of Aleppo. The BBC has been in contact with one family living under siege.

#boycottbyron divides social media
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 20:57:18 GMT

Dozens of workers at burger chain Byron have been arrested in raids by immigration officials, dividing social media users.

Moment flood defences collapse in Nepal
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:58:55 GMT

Dozens of people have died in Nepal after flash floods and landslides, caused by monsoon rains, swept through villages.

Pope Francis takes tumble during Mass
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:25:11 GMT

Pope Francis tripped and fell as he arrived for Holy Mass at the southern Black Madonna shrine of Czestochowa in Poland.

Humphrys takes rail firm rep to task over fares
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:51:45 GMT

John Humphrys takes the rail firms to task on whether they are offering the lowest fares

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Rare albino squirrel pictured in Sussex garden
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:11:24 GMT

A rare albino squirrel is spotted in a garden in East Grinstead, Sussex - the odds of one being born are thought to be about one in 100,000.

Leicester City film to be written by The Fighter screenwriters
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:21:30 GMT

The Oscar-nominated screenwriters who wrote The Fighter are hired to write a film about Leicester City's surprise football Premier League win.

Shaun Ley: A rose at war with its roots?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:01:02 GMT

Can this summer's Labour leadership contest unite the party's warring factions?

Lyse Doucet: Did IS use new bomb for deadliest attack?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 06:17:36 GMT

Growing evidence suggests so-called Islamic State used a new type of explosive device when they killed almost 300 people in Baghdad earlier this month.

Orla Guerin: Nameless dead of the Mediterranean
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:59:47 GMT

African migrants remain as determined as ever to reach Europe from Libya despite the growing number of deaths at sea.

Phil Mercer: Did the Australian PM's strategy pay off?
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:20:01 GMT

It was meant to be a cleansing election called by a progressive Australian prime minister, but has Malcolm Turnbull's great political gamble backfired?

Hugh Schofield: France's message of peace amid attacks
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:31:27 GMT

Secular France has responded to Islamist attacks by promoting values inspired by its cultural and religious inheritance, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield in Paris.

Chris Mason: Owen Smith attempts to woo Corbyn backers
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:33:10 GMT

The Labour leadership hopeful unveiled a suite of left wing policies aimed directly at those wooed by Jeremy Corbyn a year ago, but who Owen Smith now hopes to convert to his cause.

Sima Kotecha: Inside the UK's biggest prison
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:15:39 GMT

By the end of this year, HMP Oakwood in Staffordshire will be the largest prison in the UK, with more than 2,000 inmates. Sima Kotecha has been inside.

What is the named person scheme?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:39:36 GMT

What is it the Scottish government's named person scheme, and why is it so controversial?

Democrat hack: Who is Guccifer 2.0?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:45:54 GMT

A lone hacker is claiming responsibility for the hack on the US Democratic Party but is that person to be believed?

Reality Check: What is a customs union?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:10:57 GMT

Liam Fox has been talking about the EU customs union. Why does it matter?

Rio Olympics 2016: Russian athletes are arriving, but how many will compete?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:07:52 GMT

Russian athletes are arriving in Rio for the Olympics Games, but how many will be cleared to compete?

Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 18:18:50 GMT

Hinkley Point: What is it and why is it important?

How France is wrestling with jihadist terror
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:37:21 GMT

A spate of jihadist terror attacks has left France reeling - so why do they keep happening? The BBC's Laurence Peter investigates.

TPP: What is it and why does it matter?
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:03:55 GMT

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is one of the most ambitious free trade agreements ever signed. But why does it matter?

Newspaper headlines: Nuclear power station and air booze ban
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:48:15 GMT

The go-ahead for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station and suggestions of a crackdown on alcohol at airports make the front pages.

The beauty of the skies
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:37:20 GMT

A selection of some of the images shortlisted in the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 contest.

Fishing for shrimp
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 23:11:27 GMT

Photographer Charles Fox documents the work of the Trapang Sangke fishing community in Cambodia.

France church attack
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 21:21:44 GMT

Images from the French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, where a priest was killed in an attack by two men claiming links to the so-called Islamic State group.

Epic voyage
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:36:11 GMT

Images from different stages of Solar Impulse 2's round-the-world voyage to promote renewable energy.

Week in pictures: 16-22 July 2016
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:48:31 GMT

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

US PGA Championship 2016: Rory McIlroy nine off lead at Baltusrol
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:37:20 GMT

Rory McIlroy lies nine shots off the lead after a four-over 74 in the first round of the US PGA Championship at Baltusrol.

Rio 2016: Syrian refugee fulfilling Olympic swimming dream
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 23:00:02 GMT

Syrian refugee Yusra Mardini was swimming for her life in the sea towards Europe a year ago - now she is about to swim at Rio 2016.

Joe Root: England batsman's highest score down to 'hurt' caused by coach
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 21:34:53 GMT

England batsman Joe Root says the questioning of his mental approach by a coach spurred him on to his career-best innings.

NK Domzale 2-1 West Ham United
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 22:24:31 GMT

Mark Noble scores a penalty but West Ham struggle in a Europa League qualifying defeat in Slovenia.

Cheat's guide
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:19:58 GMT

Scientists say that having just an hour of exercise a day may help undo the damage of sitting at a desk all day. Here are five tips on how to be more active without having to go anywhere near a gym.

Secret library
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:15:00 GMT

Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.

Footing the bill
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:34:09 GMT

What's the fairest way of sharing the cost of climate change, asks Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel.

America's loudest lawyer
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:36:16 GMT

A lawyer known as the Texas Law Hawk has become an internet star through a series of bizarre ads.

'Life was hard'
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 04:14:53 GMT

Read the stories of four people who've fled to the UK on the 65th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.

'United species'
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 01:39:56 GMT

Disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber spends eight hours painting percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie - and exploring what makes us human.

Kidnap or rescue?
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:54:26 GMT

Ellen Page and the director of new film Tallulah discuss whether every woman is designed to embrace motherhood.

Hillary ignored
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:08:19 GMT

While Hillary Clinton won the historic presidential nomination last night, her husband made the front page of US newspapers.

Marsupial crossing
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:21:38 GMT

Koalas have quickly learned to use wildlife passageways to cross busy roads in Australia's Queensland state as they move between habitats.

Time to say goodbye
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:10:13 GMT

As Philae, the robotic lander, is finally switched off and the world says goodbye.

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