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Thousands march for climate action
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:05:21 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people take part in protests worldwide to demand action to stop climate change but violence mars a demonstration in Paris.

Obama lays rose for Paris victims
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:23:32 GMT

US President Barack Obama, in Paris for the UN climate talks, visits the Bataclan theatre to pay his respects to those killed there.

Murray wins Davis Cup for Britain
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:25:25 GMT

Great Britain win their first Davis Cup since 1936 after Andy Murray beat Belgium's David Goffin for an unassailable lead.

'No majority yet' for Syria strikes
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:23:58 GMT

The defence secretary says there is not yet a Commons majority for air strikes in Syria, as Labour's leader says he is deciding whether to give his MPs a free vote.

I'm not going anywhere, Corbyn says
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:08:03 GMT

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn insists he is "not going anywhere", despite reports of potential coup plots against him by Labour MPs.

Hamburg says no to 2024 Olympics
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:39:47 GMT

Residents of the German city of Hamburg vote against hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a referendum.

Turkey and EU strike migrants deal
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 20:14:05 GMT

Turkey and European leaders have struck a deal to try to control the flow of migrants and refugees to Europe.

Tax on sugary drinks backed by MPs
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:40:24 GMT

A tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a "bold and urgent" set of measures to tackle child obesity in England, MPs say.

Fathers' rights pair scale palace roof
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:25:46 GMT

Two men scaled the roof of a building at Buckingham Palace to protest over fathers' rights.

Russian pilot's body flown to Ankara
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:04:02 GMT

Turkey flies the body of the Russian pilot killed after his plane was downed on the Syrian border to Ankara, to be met by Russian diplomats.

Fostered children 'get better grades'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:05:01 GMT

Children in foster care make better educational progress than vulnerable children who remain with their birth parents, research suggests.

Adele's new album breaks US records
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:16:16 GMT

Adele's comeback album - 25 - has sold a record-breaking 3.38 million copies in its first week on sale in the US, according to Nielsen Music.

VIDEO: Climate action demanded at global rallies
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 18:19:39 GMT

Hundreds of thousands of people have been marching worldwide to demand action to stop climate change.

VIDEO: The moment GB won the Davis Cup
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:21:36 GMT

Watch the moment Great Britain win the Davis Cup for the first time in 79 years as Andy Murray secures victory over David Goffin.

VIDEO: 'My children are half-Russian, half-Turkish'
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 16:30:46 GMT

The BBC's Olga Ivshina reports from Antalya on how Russians there feel about Russia sanctions against Turkey.

VIDEO: Radiation scan for babies in Fukushima
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:11:59 GMT

A new radiation scanner has been developed for babies in order to reassure Fukushima families affected by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

VIDEO: Let It Be: Beatles fans in world record attempt
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 10:44:29 GMT

Hundreds gather in Mexico to attempt a new world record for the number of people dressed as the Beatles.

VIDEO: Prince Harry falls off horse at polo
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:52:59 GMT

Prince Harry lost his seating from a polo pony as he played in a fundraising match in South Africa.

VIDEO: Victoria Alonsoperez, 28, Uruguay
Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:02:21 GMT

Victoria Alonsoperez on how an outbreak of mad cow disease when she was a teenager inspired her latest venture.

AUDIO: 'Terrible divisions' in Labour over Syria
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:39:37 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn may have to resign as Labour leader if he is seen as a liability to the party, a Welsh MP says, amid a row over his opposition to air strikes against jihadists based in Syria.

Labour 'war' and Tory 'scandal'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:01:06 GMT

Internal party politics is again played out on front pages, which report Labour divisions over Syria and the row over bullying claims within the Conservatives.

Can Pope tackle religious divide in Central African Republic?
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 03:00:44 GMT

Can Pope ease religious divides in Central Africa?

Is there an economic case for tackling climate change?
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:35:36 GMT

On the eve of the UN's climate conference in Paris, the BBC's Andrew Walker unpicks the economic arguments for addressing the issue of climate change.

Will carbon capture come to the UK?
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:43:34 GMT

Will carbon capture ever happen in the UK?

Who is Grant Shapps?
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:56:01 GMT

A profile of Grant Shapps, who has resigned as international development minister amid allegations of bullying in the Conservative Party.

Princess Charlotte photographs released
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:13:25 GMT

Kensington Palace releases two new photographs of Princess Charlotte taken by her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge.

Eco activists fill Paris with spoof ads
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:20:39 GMT

More than 600 artworks critiquing corporate sponsors of the UN climate summit are installed in advertising spaces across Paris on the eve of the talks.

'Davis Cup is my most emotional win'
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 19:26:27 GMT

Andy Murray says securing Britain's first Davis Cup for 79 years is a more emotional experience than winning Grand Slams or the Olympics.

I'll never fight 'fraud' Haye - Fury
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:30:06 GMT

New world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he will never fight David Haye after the latter cancelled their fights in the past.

Scotland Women 10-0 Macedonia Women
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 17:15:09 GMT

Jane Ross scores four times as Scotland go top of Women's Euro 2017 qualifying Group 1 by thumping Macedonia 10-0.

Complicated Fury gatecrashes big-time
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:30:03 GMT

Often outrageous outside the ring, Tyson Fury showed his intelligence inside it to totally out-box Wladimir Klitschko, writes Ben Dirs.

HS2 section to open six years early
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:36 GMT

The proposed high-speed rail link between Birmingham and Crewe will be opened six years earlier than planned, in 2027, Chancellor George Osborne says.

China's yuan set for IMF reserve status
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:38:31 GMT

The International Monetary Fund is expected to announce on Monday that China's currency, the yuan, will join the fund's select group of international reserve currencies.

Witness request in Tory bullying probe
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:39:07 GMT

The Conservative Party urges anyone with information about claims of bullying within a Tory youth wing to get in touch with its investigation.

Council tax 'to cost £200 more by 2020'
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 04:25:25 GMT

The Local Government Association estimates council tax rises in England up until 2020, but says local authorities will still face a combined shortfall of £6.8bn.

Parents 'avoid mental health talks'
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:39:57 GMT

More than half of parents in England have never spoken to their children about stress, anxiety and depression, a survey suggests.

A&E waiting times 'getting worse'
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:20:41 GMT

Waiting times in A&E departments across the UK are worsening as pressures grow in hospitals, figures suggest.

MPs and councils in abuse inquiry
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:08:15 GMT

The Anglican and Catholic churches, three councils, and both current and former MPs are to be investigated by the inquiry into child sexual abuse, its chair says.

Religious education 'needs overhaul'
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:26:01 GMT

Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.

Children's toy maker Vtech hacked
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:44:29 GMT

Vtech, a company which specialises in electronic toys and educational material for children, confirmed that it has been hacked.

'Li-fi 100 times faster than wi-fi'
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:04:53 GMT

Li-fi, a faster way to deliver internet access, has been tested in a real-life, working office in Tallinn, Estonia.

Poor 'left behind' at climate talks
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:07:43 GMT

A critical UN conference aimed at agreeing a new global approach to climate change is set to open in Paris with 147 world leaders in attendance.

Tarantulas 'turned blue eight times'
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 00:17:43 GMT

A study finds that tarantulas evolved almost exactly the same shade of vibrant blue at least eight separate times.

BBC Sound Of 2016 longlist revealed
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:27:11 GMT

Neneh Cherry's daughter, an unsigned rapper and a former backing singer for Pulp all make the longlist for BBC Music's Sound Of 2016.

Film-makers apologise for white cast
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:59:57 GMT

Selma director Ava DuVernay has welcomed an apology by film-makers accused of "whitewashing" forthcoming adventure movie Gods of Egypt.

'I went blind and feel partly to blame'
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:46:55 GMT

Leonie Watson lost her sight in her 20s after years ignoring doctors' advice about her diabetes. She charts her journey into blindness.

What is the Little Red Book?
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:48:14 GMT

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell threw a copy of Mao's Little Red Book at George Osborne. What exactly is this tome?

Your pictures: Windows
Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:28:45 GMT

Readers' photographs on the theme of windows.

Week in pictures
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 02:42:05 GMT

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

Six graphics that explain climate change
Sat, 28 Nov 2015 19:16:31 GMT

Find out how and why the Earth’s climate is changing as world leaders gather in Paris to discuss a deal to tackle global warming.

How social media reacted to Fury win
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 13:25:07 GMT

How social media reacted to Tyson Fury win

A legacy of fry-ups and red postboxes
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 00:11:37 GMT

The country attached to fry-ups and red postboxes

The twists and turns of naming diseases
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:40:38 GMT

The twists and turns of naming diseases

The woman behind Queen Anne's reign
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 12:56:24 GMT

New play looks at the woman behind Queen Anne's reign

Go Figure: The week in numbers
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:57:29 GMT

The week in numbers with our Go Figure images

The all-American drive to legalise marijuana
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 01:44:25 GMT

Does legalising marijuana fulfil the American Dream?

Weekend Edition: The week's best reads
Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:57:34 GMT

The week's best reads

Why the Smithsonian almost didn't exist
Sun, 29 Nov 2015 06:23:23 GMT

Why the world's largest museum almost didn't exist - three times

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