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M20 motorway shut after lorry crash causes bridge collapse
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:00:59 GMT

A footbridge collapses on the M20 motorway in Kent after it was hit by a lorry carrying a digger, on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Italy earthquake: Mass funeral for 35 victims
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:19:15 GMT

A mass funeral is held in Italy for 35 of the 290 people known to have died in the Italian earthquake on Wednesday.

Export ban placed on Queen Victoria's wedding coronet
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:13:42 GMT

A temporary export ban has been placed on a sapphire and diamond coronet that belonged to Queen Victoria, preventing it from being sold abroad.

Syrian war: Turkey suffers first death in cross-border campaign
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:45:43 GMT

Turkey suffers its first loss of life in an intensifying campaign in northern Syria, when a soldier is killed in a Kurdish attack on a tank unit.

Nuisance calls: Which? says company bosses should be liable
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:31:25 GMT

The bosses of firms that make nuisance calls should be held personally responsible, the consumer group Which? says.

Lord Janner: Family want child sex abuse inquiry delay
Sun, 28 Aug 2016 01:18:56 GMT

The family of the late Labour peer Lord Janner are demanding the public inquiry into child abuse postpones its plan to examine the allegations against him.

Juno probe makes close pass of Jupiter
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:31:00 GMT

The US space agency’s Juno probe makes its first close approach to Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

Canadians switched at birth in second case at hospital
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:54:54 GMT

Two men in a remote indigenous community in Canada find out they were switched at birth in a government-run hospital 41 years ago.

Donald Trump doctor admits writing health note in five minutes
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 09:30:47 GMT

Dr Harold Bornstein says he quickly wrote a letter saying Donald Trump would be the "healthiest individual ever" elected president so that the candidate "would be happy".

Syrian town in government hands
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:36:05 GMT

The Syrian town of Darayya is back in government hands after the last rebels left under a deal to end a four-year siege.

American Football player Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:11:26 GMT

American Football player Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the national anthem at a game in protest against what he sees as racial injustice.

Facebook overhauls Trending feature after bias claims
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:41:58 GMT

Social media giant Facebook makes its Trending feature more automated after criticism it was biased against conservative views.

'We expected to see a lot worse'
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:08:19 GMT

A pedestrian footbridge has collapsed on the M20 motorway in Kent after a lorry collided with it.

Born a refugee: Syria's war babies
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:02:42 GMT

More than 300,000 babies have been born as refugees since the start of the Syrian civil war.

Funerals held in Italy as search for survivors continues
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:17:50 GMT

Funerals for some of the victims of Wednesday's earthquake are being held in Italy, while rescuers continue the search for more survivors.

Is Trump's pitch to black voters a lost cause?
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:11:30 GMT

For the first time, Donald Trump is making a direct pitch to African-American and Hispanic voters, but will it work?

How is Halal changing the British high street?
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 00:04:45 GMT

London has just held the UK’s only Halal Food Festival. BBC News looks at how the so-called Muslim pound is changing the British high street.

Ukraine's new hottest holiday location?
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:05:41 GMT

Can Odessa become Ukraine's new hot tourism ticket?

Ultra marathon runner's reunion with stray dog
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:26:13 GMT

Their story had already captured hearts across the world - the marathon runner and the stray dog that stuck by his side through a gruelling desert race in China.

What happens when you let a dog in the studio...
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:36:44 GMT

James Davidson, co-founder of pet food company, talks to Business Live - but his dog Monty steals the show.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Micronesia: Couple rescued from desert island after SOS spotted in sand
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 13:30:28 GMT

Seven-day search ends when giant SOS sign is seen by helicopter on beach of uninhabited island.

John Cleese 'in talks' over BBC sitcom return
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 11:23:01 GMT

British actor John Cleese is reported to be in talks to return to the BBC for a sitcom which has been written specifically for him.

M Ilyas Khan: The Afghans forced to go home
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:17:17 GMT

Pakistan has told all three million Afghan refugees within its borders to leave - causing chaos on its borders, the BBC's M Ilyas Khan reports.

Phanindra Dahal: Nepal to probe civil war crimes
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:37:52 GMT

The two commissions set up to investigate crimes committed during Nepal's civil war have received nearly 57,000 submissions but many victims are sceptical about getting justice.

Mehrnoush Pourziaiee: When child rescuers die too
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:41:27 GMT

The White Helmets save Syrians from death. What happens when they die, too?

What next for Islamic State in Libya after Sirte?
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:44:27 GMT

Militants of so-called Islamic State are on the verge of being ousted completely from their stronghold in Libya’s central coastal city of Sirte.

Brexit: Tough to-do list
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:54:02 GMT

Battling ministers, the search for staff and working out what kind of deal to go for - how the Whitehall machine is gearing up for Brexit.

How US welfare compares around the globe
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:28:28 GMT

Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?

GCSEs 2016 - a user's guide
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:33:08 GMT

A guide to this year's GCSEs.

How many people have to stand on trains?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:02:03 GMT

Jeremy Corbyn has brought the issue of overcrowded trains into the spotlight again, but why are our trains so busy and just how bad is the problem?

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:13:35 GMT

New independent data suggests that the augmented reality craze is beginning to cool off.

Why are microbeads controversial?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:38:37 GMT

MPs have recommended banning the tiny particles of plastic called "microbeads" which are used in a number of cosmetics and cleaning products. But why have they taken the move?

Yuval Noah Harari: "We are probably one of the last generations of Homo sapiens."
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:09:06 GMT

Historian and author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari speaks about the future of humanity.

Newspaper headlines: Health tax idea and ministers on the spot over Brexit
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 22:52:16 GMT

Sunday's papers include predictions of intense cabinet discussions on making Brexit work, and an ex-minister's proposal for a "health and care" tax.

Myanmar earthquake
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:20:45 GMT

Scores of historic sites in Bagan - some there since the 10th Century - were badly damaged by the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck central Myanmar on Wednesday.

Africa's top shots: 19-25 August 2016
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:33:18 GMT

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

Aiming for the skies
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:58:41 GMT

Amateur rocket enthusiasts have gathered in Scotland to mark 30 years of aiming for the skies.

Quake-hit Italy from air
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:56:43 GMT

Aerial shots reveal the devastation in Amatrice following Wednesday's earthquake which killed at least 247 people in central Italy.

Italy earthquake
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 18:16:41 GMT

Images from before and after an earthquake struck central Italy show the huge scale of the disaster.

Hull City 0-1 Manchester United
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:06:59 GMT

Substitute Marcus Rashford scores an injury-time winner as Manchester United finally overhaul Hull at the KCOM Stadium.

Diamond League: Laura Muir breaks British 1500m record in Paris
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 20:51:58 GMT

Laura Muir breaks her own British 1500m record by more than two seconds to win at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.

England v Pakistan: Joe Root's 89 helps England beat Pakistan
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:29:37 GMT

Joe Root makes a classy 89 to help England beat Pakistan by four wickets at Lord's and go 2-0 up in the five-match one-day series.

Belgian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton expecting a 'very, very hard race'
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 18:35:58 GMT

Lewis Hamilton expects it to be difficult to make the top 10 at the Belgian Grand Prix, which he will start on the back row.

'Forgive us'
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:44:00 GMT

A firefighter writes a moving letter apologising to a child whose body he pulled out of the quake rubble in Italy.

No hiding
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:34:09 GMT

During her year of breast cancer, Sydney woman Alison Habbal occupied hours of nausea and exhaustion by planning for her post-sickness rebirth.

Ugly side
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:21:33 GMT

The deep divisions in Croatian football, between fans and the national federation, were exposed by an ugly incident at Euro 2016, as Guy Delauney reports.

10 Things
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:42:32 GMT

Woody Allen spends $100 a week on lottery tickets, and more news nuggets.

Addicted to pawn
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:52:03 GMT

As designer handbags receive record prices at auction, women are increasingly taking them to pawn shops to borrow money against them.

A tropical paradise... in Rhyl
Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:10:11 GMT

Memories of Rhyl's Sun Centre, which is set to be demolished at the end of the summer.

High-energy worship
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:04:13 GMT

Twice a week, Muslims from the North Caucasus region of Russia pray using a unique group movement. BBC Pop Up asked them what Zikr means to them.

Making waves
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 23:31:34 GMT

Iranians bemused by Hollywood-style video in which a US invasion force is destroyed by patriotic fervour.

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