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Covid: Third case of Omicron variant detected in the UK
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 19:17:17 GMT

It comes as England prepares to adopt tighter rules on masks and international travel from Tuesday.

Channel migrants: France wants 'serious' talks with UK
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 19:31:57 GMT

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin says France will not be held hostage by domestic British politics.

Ghislaine Maxwell's sex-trafficking trial to begin in New York City
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:06:59 GMT

The UK socialite denies grooming girls for convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse.

Virgil Abloh: Designer and Off-White founder dies aged 41
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 20:24:48 GMT

Abloh, who was Louis Vuitton's artistic director, had been suffering from a rare form of cancer.

Covid: Secondary school pupils in England advised to wear masks
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 20:48:07 GMT

Ministers want to make sure education settings in England are safe amid fears about a new variant.

Covid: South Africa's president calls for lifting of Omicron travel bans
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 01:20:38 GMT

Cyril Ramaphosa says the action by countries including the UK and US is discriminatory and unnecessary.

Rugby teams stranded in S Africa over Covid cases
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 19:17:31 GMT

Cardiff and Munster's hopes of flying out of South Africa on Sunday are over after positive Covid-19 cases are confirmed in their squads.

Covid: Shoppers asked to respect new mandatory mask rules
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:05:20 GMT

The British Retail Consortium says people should show consideration to store workers and other shoppers.

Formula 1 legend Sir Frank Williams dies
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:49:42 GMT

Williams Racing team founder and former team principal Sir Frank Williams dies, aged 79.

Storm Arwen: Thousands spending third night without power
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 22:53:41 GMT

Police have declared a major incident in north east Scotland, with a warning disruption could last for days.

SNP to table motion to 'censure' Boris Johnson
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:34:14 GMT

SNP Westminster leader Ian Blackford says he will table a motion rebuking the prime minister next week.

Storm Arwen: Customers set to spend third night at Britain's highest pub
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 17:08:34 GMT

A karaoke evening is planned as dozens of people are still unable to leave the Tan Hill Inn.

Nadine Dorries criticised for doubting Stanley Johnson grope claim
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:35:20 GMT

MP Caroline Nokes says she is disappointed after the culture secretary dismisses her Stanley Johnson claim.

The Papers: Boosters 'for all adults' amid 'fight to save Xmas'
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:10:56 GMT

Monday's front pages are dominated by the latest developments surrounding the Omicron variant.

Emma Day murder: Sister of mother killed by ex calls for changes
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:02:23 GMT

The Met and Child Maintenance Service have admitted faults were made in the handling of Emma Day's case.

Gay and Muslim: 'My family wanted to cure me'
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:02:33 GMT

Asad struggled with his mental health and suicidal thoughts when he came out to his religious family.

How Britain protects its nuclear material
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:02:01 GMT

This highly specialised team guards Britain's radioactive stockpiles.

New variant symptoms mild, says doctor who spotted it
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 11:13:14 GMT

The South African doctor who found the new variant says patients are showing very mild symptoms so far.

Venezuelan migrants seeking a new home in Chile
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:04:34 GMT

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans escaping poverty and violence at home are risking their lives to travel south to Chile.

Joseph Kabila and DR Congo's missing millions
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:16:40 GMT

Millions of dollars of public funds went through bank accounts of ex-President Joseph Kabila's allies, BBC Africa Eye reveals.

Snow brings disruption - and delight
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:55:50 GMT

As Storm Arwen moves on, bitterly cold temperatures bring snow to many parts of the UK.

Covid-positive Czech president appointed new PM from plexiglass box
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 14:09:01 GMT

Petr Fiala was appointed by a president who is in self-isolation after testing positive for coronavirus.

The underwater 'kites' generating electricity as they move
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:19:23 GMT

Tidal power generators that look like aircraft are being tested in the sea off the Faroe Islands.

Sir Frank Williams obituary: A Formula 1 icon & one of greatest team owners
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 15:05:01 GMT

Sir Frank Williams, who has died at 79, became an F1 icon through his determination to compete at the highest level despite a severe disability.

Iran nuclear deal: What key players want from talks
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 22:43:18 GMT

The competing ambitions of the countries involved make success a long shot, writes Jonathan Marcus.

Calais activists: Migrants call us from boats asking for help
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 08:28:29 GMT

Activists in Calais demand change after decades of people coming to the city looking to reach the UK.

Coronavirus: Is India ready for a third wave?
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:25:44 GMT

Experts say the government needs to first fulfil its promises to boost the public health system.

Omicron: Will new measures against Covid variant work?
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 08:55:54 GMT

The new variant's genetic profile has raised concerns, but there's a shortage of real-world data.

Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 00:24:59 GMT

The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine.

Tigray: Suspicion and sacrifice as Ethiopia fighting spreads
Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:30:06 GMT

Ethiopians tell the BBC they are willing to give up their lives to defend their country against rebels.

Yemen: The woman saving a crumbling heritage
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 00:10:06 GMT

Its famous architecture has been wrecked by war - now a female engineer is rebuilding amid the conflict.

Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United: Reds have reason to hope but Ralf Rangnick has work to do
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 20:09:13 GMT

Manchester United have reason to be optimistic after a 1-1 draw at Chelsea in the Premier League but newly-appointed interim manager Ralf Rangnick has plenty of work ahead at Old Trafford.

'A huge victory' - Guardiola hails Man City after controlled win over West Ham
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 18:00:09 GMT

Manchester City beat West Ham at a wintry Etihad Stadium to regain second place in the Premier League.

Who was 'masterful on the ball, with a velvet touch'? Garth Crooks' team of the week
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 21:42:53 GMT

Who is a joy to watch? Whose enthusiasm is infectious? And which club is at risk of marching out of the Premier League? Find out in Garth Crooks' team of the week.

Selby & Ding out but Trump through at UK Championship
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 23:39:18 GMT

World number one and world champion Mark Selby suffers a stunning upset at the UK Championship, beaten 6-2 in the second round by Hossein Vafaei.

Salisbury & Skupski send Britain into Davis Cup quarter-finals
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 20:41:52 GMT

Great Britain are through to the Davis Cup quarter-finals after Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski win a decisive doubles rubber against the Czech Republic.

US Open winner Emma Raducanu beats Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse in an exhibition match
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 15:08:37 GMT

Watch the best bits of US Open winner Emma Raducanu's exhibition match against her friend, Romania's Elena-Gabriela Ruse, at the Albert Hall.

Covid: Will there be another lockdown in the UK?
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 18:00:31 GMT

England's Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant

What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 09:16:28 GMT

Face coverings are set to become a legal requirement in England again.

New Covid variant: Chris Whitty on why scientists are concerned about new Covid variant
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 17:56:34 GMT

Watch Chris Whitty, chief medical officer, speak about what scientists know about the new Omicron variant.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 16:58:49 GMT

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

The African countries on the red list - and other UK travel rules
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 09:04:33 GMT

There are new restrictions on travellers returning from 10 southern African countries.

New Covid variant: South Africa's pride and punishment
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 13:13:38 GMT

South Africans feel they are paying the price for their ability to monitor new Covid variants.

What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 16:11:13 GMT

A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight.

Covid vaccines: How fast is progress around the world?
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 11:32:20 GMT

Charts and maps tracking the progress of Covid vaccination programmes.

Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 10:24:04 GMT

A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms of coronavirus.

Covid: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR test?
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:44:23 GMT

People in England are being advised to test for Covid before going to crowded places this winter.

New Covid variant: Where do variants come from?
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 09:09:55 GMT

New Covid-19 variants keep appearing – and their mutations are very different to the comic book kind.

Covid: Who can have a booster jab and how can you get one?
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:29:25 GMT

All over-40s will be offered a booster vaccination, and pregnant women are urged to get jabbed.

Covid passports: How do I get one and when will I need it?
Tue, 23 Nov 2021 15:44:47 GMT

Like Scotland and Wales, Northern Ireland will introduce a vaccine passport for entry to large events.

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office?
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 15:04:29 GMT

Northern Ireland ministers have urged people to keep working from home wherever possible.

Covid: When can teenagers get a second dose?
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:45:05 GMT

All 16 and 17 year-olds in the UK can now have a second dose 12 weeks after the first.

Can I get a free flu jab?
Fri, 08 Oct 2021 11:42:34 GMT

Health officials are urging millions of people to get a free flu vaccination this winter.

Covid map: Coronavirus cases, deaths, vaccinations by country
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 10:10:02 GMT

Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

How many people are vaccinated so far?
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 17:40:19 GMT

A look at the progress made in vaccinating the country's population, as more than 50 million people have received at least one dose.

The gangs enticing migrants to cross the English Channel
Sat, 27 Nov 2021 07:58:27 GMT

The BBC has uncovered evidence showing that smugglers are still telling migrants it is safe to cross.

Channel migrants: Johnson under pressure to reduce small boat crossings
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 20:22:32 GMT

Lives remain at risk, but as the crisis persists, the greater the political risks for the PM too.

Channel tragedy: Scramble to identify dead off Calais
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 17:29:38 GMT

At least 27 people died trying to reach the UK by boat. Officials are trying to find their identities.

Why do migrants leave France and try to cross the English Channel?
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 18:04:22 GMT

Rising numbers of migrants are trying to cross the English Channel in small boats.

Channel migrants: Why politics is dominating the debate on migrants
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 00:44:37 GMT

UK-French rivalry is making a common solution difficult, says the BBC's Europe Editor Katya Adler.

Channel deaths: What do we know so far?
Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:42:04 GMT

There are many unanswered questions following the deaths of 27 people. Here is what we know so far.

Why Iraqi Kurds risk their lives to reach the West
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:28:10 GMT

What drives people to make the perilous journey, which for many has ended in death?

Channel migrants: What happens to people crossing to the UK?
Fri, 26 Nov 2021 10:25:09 GMT

Record numbers of migrants have been crossing the English Channel in boats in recent months.

CEO Secrets: From Ordsall poverty to being a billionaire
Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:09:45 GMT

Peter Done, co-founder of Betfred and CEO of Peninsula, shares his business advice for CEO Secrets.

New mothers who died of herpes could have been infected by one surgeon
Mon, 22 Nov 2021 09:59:40 GMT

Two mothers who died of herpes after ​having Caesareans could have been infected by a single surgeon, the BBC has found. 

Evil Corp: 'My hunt for the world's most wanted hackers'
Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:02:42 GMT

The BBC’s Joe Tidy goes to Russia in search of men on the FBI’s cyber most wanted list.

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