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UK warns against all but essential Sri Lanka travel
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:14:21 GMT

The UK advises against all but essential travel to Sri Lanka, where the bombings death toll is revised down by about 100.

Huawei row: Inquiry to be held into National Security Council leak
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:51:28 GMT

Several ministers deny being involved in leaking information from a National Security Council meeting.

Mo Farah's coach says athlete was victim of attack in Haile Gebrselassie's hotel
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:56:45 GMT

Mo Farah's coach says the four-time Olympic champion was involved in an altercation at Haile Gebrselassie's hotel but was the victim of an attack.

Blue Peter: Richie Driss announced as new presenter
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:06:01 GMT

Richie Driss will make his debut on the children's show on 16 May, CBBC confirms.

Prince William visits Christchurch mosque
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:23:58 GMT

The duke describes the shootings, which killed 50 people, as "an "unspeakable act of hate".

Syndrome without a name: The boy who baffles doctors
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:06:09 GMT

Charlie Parkes is one of about 6,000 children a year born with a condition so rare it is undiagnosed.

Royal baby: What do we know?
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:02:12 GMT

With Meghan and Harry's baby potentially imminent, here's what we know so far.

Crossrail to be finished without Bond Street 'by March 2021'
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:24:14 GMT

The new £17.6bn railway across London had been due to open in December.

Amazon posts fourth quarter of record profit
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:29:44 GMT

The online retailer and cloud computing provider said net profit more than doubled to $3.56bn.

How a missed council tax bill of £167 can cost £2,065
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:03:58 GMT

Citizens Advice calls for a change in the rules that mean a full year's bill is levied after a missed payment.

NI power sharing talks expected
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:39:00 GMT

It is understood the British and Irish governments plan new talks in the wake of Lyra McKee murder.

Cyclone Kenneth: Storm-battered Mozambique hit again
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:45:39 GMT

Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in north Mozambique just weeks after another storm killed hundreds.

TV's Chris Packham condemns dead crows hung from gate
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 18:21:32 GMT

Naturalist Chris Packham posted a photo of the crows on social media, saying opponents are "lashing out".

Rayleigh stabbing: Off-duty police officer knifed multiple times
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 19:37:43 GMT

A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after the stabbing in Rayleigh, Essex.

Newspaper headlines: Huawei leak probe and Sri Lanka warning
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:57:16 GMT

The investigation into the Huawei leaks leads many of the newspapers, as ministers deny involvement.

Quiz of the Week: Which big thinker influenced K-pop chart-toppers BTS?
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:11:26 GMT

Have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?

Japan emperor: Why a woman can't take the throne
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:01:18 GMT

The abdication of Emperor Akihito has reignited debate on Japan's male-only succession rule.

Skin positivity: How I got comfortable with my acne
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:12:15 GMT

Abbie is embracing her acne as she heads on a night out for the first time without make-up.

Do lesbians need more safe spaces?
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:02:37 GMT

Across the UK, lesbian night clubs have been closing rapidly, leaving LGBT women with little choice for a night out.

Africa's week in pictures: 19-25 April 2019
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:13:10 GMT

A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.

Scared Sri Lanka honeymooners 'just want to get home'
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:45:09 GMT

Newlyweds are on edge after the Easter Sunday bombings which killed more than 250 people.

RSPCA rescues 4,000 exotic pets in one year
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:48:07 GMT

The animal welfare charity RSPCA says it received 15,000 calls about exotic animals in 2018 alone.

Could this be the new Panenka? Brisbane player scores a cheeky penalty
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:12:31 GMT

Brisbane Roar midfielder Eric Bautheac scores a cheeky penalty during their A-League game with Adelaide United

Sir Ian McKellen stages free show for 80 octogenarians
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:14:54 GMT

The actor marks his 80th birthday with a special show at the Norwich Playhouse.

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Mon, 11 Mar 2019 22:33:15 GMT

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Surrogacy: Are babies at risk because of a lack of rules?
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:16:27 GMT

Surrogacy has boomed recently, but there are concerns a lack of international rules puts babies at risk.

Climate change: Is Greta Thunberg right about UK carbon emissions?
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:29:54 GMT

Teenager Greta Thunberg said the UK's carbon emissions reduction relied on "creative accounting".

How the US military's opium war in Afghanistan was lost
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 20:20:40 GMT

The US has spent $1.5m a day fighting the opium war in Afghanistan. Why is business still booming?

Europe and nationalism: A country-by-country guide
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:36:50 GMT

Ahead of the May European elections, a country-by-country guide to the advance of nationalist parties.

Council elections: 'Not enough' women and minorities stand
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:29:02 GMT

The average councillor is 59, white and probably called David or John.

Tracking the toxic air that's killing millions
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:03:08 GMT

Artificial intelligence is giving us more accurate air pollution forecasts, potentially saving lives.

Marina loses her Diamonds and finds herself
Fri, 26 Apr 2019 00:34:31 GMT

The singer explains why going back to school helped her reclaim her pop crown.

What we've learnt about Africa, freedom and security
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 23:05:18 GMT

Research suggests many Africans are willing to give up their freedom if it means they get more security.

Sterling wins award for stance against racism
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 22:05:35 GMT

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling receives an award for his stance against racism and says an "example" must be set.

'I was on medication for two years' - skater Christie reveals battle with depression and anxiety
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:01:33 GMT

British speed skater Elise Christie reveals she suffered depression and anxiety for two years.

BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2019: Saki Kumagai profile
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 04:59:52 GMT

BBC Sport profiles Olympique Lyonnais defender Saki Kumagai, one of five nominees for the BBC Women's Footballer of the Year 2019 award.

Lewis Hamilton: 'I can see myself' in Charles Leclerc
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:28:19 GMT

Lewis Hamilton says Ferrari's Charles Leclerc reminds him of himself in his own debut season in Formula 1.

'My team is the team of the season' - Klopp hails his 'outstanding' Liverpool stars
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:45:34 GMT

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says his side could have had up to seven further players in the PFA Team of the Year for 2018-19.

World Championship 2019: Neil Robertson takes two-frame lead over Shaun Murphy
Thu, 25 Apr 2019 21:36:18 GMT

In-form Neil Robertson leads Shaun Murphy 5-3 in the opening last-16 tie at this year's World Championship.

Jailed French executive who felt force of US bribery law
Tue, 23 Apr 2019 23:45:41 GMT

The jail ordeal of ex-Alstom executive Frédéric Pierucci is a warning for firms with a history of corruption.

An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:48:33 GMT

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.

Why blend? Exploring the art and science of blending
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 23:41:58 GMT

Humans are the blending species, says philosopher of the senses Barry Smith, but what makes some blends work when others don't?

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