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Boris Johnson's Saudi 'proxy wars' comment 'not UK's view'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:13:08 GMT

No 10 says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's comments on Saudi Arabia are "not the government's view".

Self-harm hospital admissions of children show 'frightening rise'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:44:37 GMT

The number of children hospitalised after self-harming has risen by 14% in three years, the NSPCC says.

Terrorism most immediate threat to UK, says MI6
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:08:13 GMT

The scale of the terrorism threat to the UK is "unprecedented", the new head of MI6 says.

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:57:16 GMT

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95.

Two-thirds 'back more police getting Tasers'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 01:28:57 GMT

The majority of the public support more police carrying Tasers, a Police Federation survey suggests.

'Beautiful' dinosaur tail found preserved in amber
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:46 GMT

The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.

Supreme Court president: Court won't overturn Brexit vote
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:29:55 GMT

The Brexit hearing draws to a close with a reminder the court will not overturn the referendum.

Syria conflict: Army 'suspends Aleppo fighting'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:46:34 GMT

The Syrian army suspends fighting around eastern Aleppo to allow civilians to leave, Russia says.

Children of 'just managing families left out by grammars'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:51:25 GMT

Children from "just about managing" families are under-represented in grammar schools, says research.

Polls close in Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:02:22 GMT

The polls have closed in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, where UKIP have been campaigning hard to try to win the seat from the Conservatives.

Solomon Islands tsunami warning lifted after powerful 7.8 quake
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:58:23 GMT

A tsunami warning is lifted in the South Pacific after a 7.8 quake off the Solomon Islands.

McDonald's to move non-US tax base to UK
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:53:19 GMT

McDonald's is to move its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK, the firm says.

Sir Mick Jagger becomes dad for the eighth time aged 73
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:03:35 GMT

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger becomes a father again at the age of 73, his publicist says.

Inside Yemen: Saudi air strikes and Britain's role
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:25:12 GMT

As Britain's relationship with Saudi Arabia comes under scrutiny, the BBC's Fergal Keane hears human accounts of Saudi air strikes in Yemen.

CCTV shows snowman stabbing
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:22:50 GMT

The owner of a giant inflatable snowman in Missouri has released CCTV footage of it being stabbed, in the hope of catching the assailant.

Check your pocket: The £20,000 fivers
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:36:20 GMT

Artist Graham Short's tiny engravings of Jane Austen on four £5 notes could make anyone who finds one £20,000.

John Glenn: First US astronaut to orbit Earth dies
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:39:41 GMT

Former astronaut John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, dies aged 95. Pallab Ghosh looks back at the day he made history.

How MOT saved cancer sufferer's life
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:49:07 GMT

Thomas was diagnosed with prostate cancer after Errol McKellar - mechanic and cancer survivor - persuaded him to get a test during a visit to his garage.

Giraffes added to vulnerable list
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:04:19 GMT

Giraffes have been classified as vulnerable to extinction. Chester Zoo says humans are to blame.

Aceh earthquake: 'I was thrown in the air. And then boom'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:53:08 GMT

Wardi and his wife Dewi lived above their clothes shop. When the quake struck, their building collapsed. He describes his desperate, but failed, bid to save her.

No 10 Christmas lights switched on
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:31:05 GMT

Theresa May warms up the young crowd pantomime-style before switching on the No 10 Christmas lights.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Why a Polish Christmas ad went viral
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:54:12 GMT

Learning English, swearing at a duck and the emotional pull of families during the holidays.

Reconstructed face of Robert the Bruce is unveiled
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:00:17 GMT

Historians unveil a digitally-reconstructed image of the face of Scottish king Robert the Bruce nearly 700 years after his death.

Air Force One - why is it so expensive?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:02:55 GMT

Military gear, special shielding and its own defence systems - Air Force One is two of a kind.

How Indians have coped with the rupee ban
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:11:45 GMT

Indian social media users are at their creative best in marking the first month of the rupee ban.

Why is Bangalore stuck in traffic jams?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:53:16 GMT

The hot topic of conversation in India's Bangalore city these days is the unending traffic jams.

Reality Check: Is Christmas dinner going up or down?
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:35:29 GMT

Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.

What are PISA results?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:38:47 GMT

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are due to be published. Branwen Jeffreys explains what they are.

The top contenders to be France's president
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:48 GMT

Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.

Jayalalitha: The 'goddess' of Tamil Nadu politics
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:27:26 GMT

Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most flamboyant and controversial politicians, inspired a cult following and held her own in the masculine world of Tamil politics.

Who is South Korea's President Park?
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:40:58 GMT

The BBC's Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans profiles the controversial leader.

Football child sex abuse claims - story so far
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 15:26:59 GMT

How the football child sex abuse scandal has grown since former player Andy Woodward first said he was a victim.

Newspaper review: Saudi 'rift' and Osborne's '£26,000 an hour'
Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:12:38 GMT

A "rift" between Boris Johnson and Theresa May over Saudi Arabia is one of several stories to make Friday's front pages.

Fighting for Vietnam
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:38:32 GMT

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country

The beauty of Britain
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:30:10 GMT

The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.

Your pictures
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Living near the Arctic Circle
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:06:07 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.

Anthony Joshua says people want to see bust-ups after Chisora-Whyte scrap
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:30:22 GMT

Anthony Joshua says fans "want to see" bad behaviour from boxers, following a fracas involving Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora.

Zorya Luhansk 0-2 Manchester United
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:42:47 GMT

Manchester United beat Zorya Luhansk to reach the last-32 of the Europa League as Henrik Mkhitaryan opens his account.

Laura Kenny named Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:00:19 GMT

Laura Kenny is named the 2016 Sunday Times Sportswoman of the Year, with the GB hockey side winning the team award.

'I've seen nothing like this'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:53:34 GMT

A heart-breaking letter about life in Aleppo from a doctor who has seen many things, but never this.

Double heist
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:09:23 GMT

Nearly 20 years ago a valuable portrait by Gustav Klimt was stolen from a gallery in northern Italy, in bizarre circumstances. Finally, it may be about to be returned.

Lady's man
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 02:35:24 GMT

News Quiz host Miles Jupp on a Radio 4 documentary that casts a new light on the early days of Ian Fleming and his most famous creation.

Sharp rise
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:26:25 GMT

Knife crime is on the rise across the UK, but why are more young people carrying knives?

'Toxic employee'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:25:22 GMT

Most of us have to deal with a disruptive colleague during our working lives, but how can a company best deal with such "toxic employees"?

Key jamming
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:20:12 GMT

What do you need to know about theft using car key jammers?

'It takes courage'
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:21:15 GMT

How difficult is it to be a committed vegan in a world awash with animal products?

Christmas Eve boxes
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:22 GMT

A new gift-giving tradition has crept into UK homes, but what do you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Person of the year quiz
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:34:38 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

‘Objectification is not a bad thing’
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:13:52 GMT

Former porn star turned Bollywood movie actor Sunny Leone tells Yogita Limaye that she's ok with her 'sexy' image and 'objectification' isn't a bad word.

Telling tales in four languages
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:14:42 GMT

Gcina Mhlope is a traditional storyteller who narrates her tales in four South African languages.

How women are winning online campaigns
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:15:55 GMT

Women are more successful with online campaigns than men, according to petitions website Why?

Both ‘too big’ and ‘too small’
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:11:08 GMT

Iskra Lawrence never fitted into a fashion industry box... so she decided to use social media to create her own.

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