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Donald Trump's farewell: We did what we came to do
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:21:15 GMT

"We did what we came to do - and so much more," Mr Trump says, a day before he leaves office.

Covid: UK records new daily high of 1,610 deaths
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:21:12 GMT

The total number of deaths within 28 days of a positive test during the pandemic is now above 90,000.

Theresa May: PM's foreign aid cut damaged UK's moral leadership, says predecessor
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:36:39 GMT

The UK has not always "lived up to its values" under Boris Johnson, his predecessor Theresa May says.

Covid in Scotland: Schools to stay closed as lockdown extended
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:34:13 GMT

Mainland Scotland and some islands to remain under toughest coronavirus rules until at least mid-February.

Covid-19: Mortician says deaths have taken a toll
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 20:20:12 GMT

Senior mortician Hannah Leahy says the level of Covid fatalities is taking its toll on staff the Royal London Hospital.

US: China 'committed genocide against Uighurs'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:30:14 GMT

The declaration comes a day before the Trump administration hands over to President-elect Joe Biden.

Epiphany: Orthodox Christians across Russia brave icy dip
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:22:17 GMT

Orthodox Christians, Putin among them, take an icy dip to commemorate a special day.

£23m support fund for struggling fishing firms
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:39:23 GMT

It comes as industry workers warn their livelihoods are at risk due to Brexit border problems.

Duchess of Sussex claims privacy and copyright broached by paper group
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:12:08 GMT

The Duchess of Sussex is suing the Mail on Sunday over the publication of her letter to her father.

New law protects Scotland's shop staff from customer abuse
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:14:47 GMT

The Protection of Workers Bill will make it a new specific offence to assault, abuse or threaten Scottish retail staff.

Brexit: Government considers scrapping some EU labour laws
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:51:22 GMT

Labour accuses Kwasi Kwarteng of "unpicking" workers' rights, as minister confirms he will review rules.

Starbucks customer compensated over 'slanty' eyes drawing on cup
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 19:03:00 GMT

A Dublin branch of the chain is to pay €12,000 to Suchavadee Foley after an employee drew on her cup.

New owners of Tiger King zoo ordered to surrender cubs
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:35:48 GMT

Jeff and Lauren Lowe must hand over all tiger cubs and their mothers to the US government.

Newspaper headlines: 'It's the back of Trump' and 'vaccine pivot'
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:01:25 GMT

Wednesday's front pages focus on Joe Biden's inauguration later as the 46th US president.

Paralysed ambulance call handler walks for 'NHS heroes'
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:02:04 GMT

An emergency call handler paralysed below the waist walks one mile to raise funds for the NHS.

Dinosaurs In Love: Tom Rosenthal and daughter's song made into book
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:05:42 GMT

Dinosaurs In Love went viral, musician Tom Rosenthal and his daughter Fenn were the ones behind it.

Luke Grenfell-Shaw: Cycling around the world with cancer
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:01:34 GMT

Cancer patient Luke Grenfell-Shaw completes the first part of his round-the-world challenge.

Iran nuclear deal: What are Biden's plans and challenges
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:02:37 GMT

With so much hostility - and mistrust - between Washington and Tehran, will President Biden be able to revive the nuclear deal?

Football in Fortnite: New sport collaboration is 'just the start'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:32:19 GMT

The game announces a collaboration with some of the world's biggest football clubs.

Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey Solomon: 'What matters is we’re good mothers’
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:37:18 GMT

Ulrika Jonsson defends Stacey Solomon against critics and recalls her hurt at being nicknamed "4x4".

Pink seesaws at US-Mexico wall win design award
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:37:10 GMT

The installation allowed children to play together from both sides of the US-Mexico border.

Covid: 105-year-old virus survivor celebrates birthday
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 18:56:03 GMT

Kathleen Wiltshire defied all expectations when she beat the virus in November last year.

Americans in the UK: 'It was a four-year soap opera'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:45:04 GMT

With Joe Biden set to be inaugurated, what have Americans in the UK made of the past four years?

'My boss made me come to work and I caught Covid'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:09:30 GMT

Despite the risks, people say they are being asked to work on site when they could do it from home.

Depop: 'I felt so violated when my account was hacked'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:07:22 GMT

Hackers are selling Depop app account details on the dark web for as little as 77p each online.

Newspaper headlines: Jab complacency fears and smart motorway inquest
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:47:03 GMT

Tuesday's front pages report fears that millions of people could ignore Covid rules once they are vaccinated.

Royal Papworth Hospital proposal by man who spent Christmas alone
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:05:35 GMT

Family members watched online as Jordan got engaged to his partner, with the help of nurses.

Greece #Metoo: Women ending silence of sport abuse shake Greece
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:08:17 GMT

The decision by ex-champion Sofia Bekatorou to describe how she was assaulted leads to a #Metoo moment.

Coronavirus: French students highlight pandemic's mental health toll
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:09:43 GMT

Student protests around the country are set to highlight the mental health impacts of the pandemic.

The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to start new lives in the UK
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:15:51 GMT

A new visa will give 5.4m Hong Kong residents the right to resettle in Britain. How many will leave?

Olivier Duhamel: French incest allegations prompt victims to speak out
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 07:21:59 GMT

A sex abuse case involving a well-known intellectual sparked a deluge of testimonies by victims of abuse.

Italy smoking: Want to light up in Milan? Not any more, you can't
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:22:52 GMT

Smoking within 10m (30ft) of others is no longer allowed in parks, play areas, bus and tram stops.

Why Iran’s nuclear facilities are still vulnerable to attack
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:27:30 GMT

Putting sites underground does not mean they're beyond the reach of those who want them scuppered.

How to investigate a firm with 60 million documents
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 00:10:44 GMT

Artificial intelligence helped investigators in a daunting examination of Airbus's business.

First Dates: Channel 4 series will feel 'more like real life'
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 02:10:46 GMT

The latest daters are in unfamiliar surroundings as the Channel 4 series moves to a new restaurant.

This doctor saw Yemen hospital empty after fake Covid death text
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:47:22 GMT

One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled.

Nazi Ravensbrück camp: How ordinary women became SS torturers
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:48:15 GMT

Female SS guards enjoyed home comforts at a camp where they tortured thousands of inmates.

Who's exempt from wearing masks?: 'I'm scared of abuse for not wearing one'
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 01:03:56 GMT

At the moment, there's no official way to prove you don't have to wear a face covering

Brexit: 'Putting UK, not GB, delayed my fish for 24 hours'
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 01:10:37 GMT

New trading rules are causing problems for some firms, creating backlogs and uncertainty.

Leicester top after dominant win over lacklustre Chelsea
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:37:02 GMT

Leicester go top of the Premier League as goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison secure victory against Chelsea.

Premier League to investigate Snodgrass omission from West Brom squad to face former club West Ham
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:25:48 GMT

Robert Snodgrass' omission from the West Brom squad beaten at West Ham on Tuesday is being investigated by the Premier League.

'Nice to see opposition under pressure' - England coach Silverwood on humbled Australia
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:24:32 GMT

England coach Chris Silverwood says it is "always nice to see the opposition under pressure" following Australia's stunning defeat by India.

Woods' season on hold after back surgery for fifth time
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:47:18 GMT

Tiger Woods puts his season on hold after having back surgery for the fifth time in his career.

Lampard 'worried' by Chelsea form as slide continues
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:34:47 GMT

Manager Frank Lampard admits he is worried by Chelsea's form after they suffer a fifth defeat in eight Premier League games.

West Ham win over West Brom has Moyes eyeing next level
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 21:36:25 GMT

David Moyes says he wants to take West Ham to the next level after they beat West Brom to move within two points of a Champions League place.

Southampton see off Shrewsbury in FA Cup to set up Arsenal tie - highlights & report
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 22:44:23 GMT

Southampton earn a straightforward win over Shrewsbury in their rearranged FA Cup third-round tie at St Mary's.

Kamala Harris and a 1986 snapshot of that Howard generation
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:16:52 GMT

They are all laughing at the camera, but what are the stories of the women next to Kamala Harris?

Biden cabinet: Does this new team better reflect America?
Thu, 17 Dec 2020 22:35:16 GMT

The role of a president's inaugural cabinet goes beyond just policy - let's take a closer look.

Biden inauguration: Americans' hopes and fears for next president
Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:18:51 GMT

Members of our voter panel all wish Joe Biden well, but they're divided over his chances of success.

Kamala Harris: A beginner's guide to the vice-president
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 23:49:40 GMT

The US is about to have its first female vice-president in history. Here's what awaits Kamala Harris.

Trump presidency: A flashback through four turbulent years
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 23:37:53 GMT

Donald Trump won a surprise victory in 2016 partly because he promised to shake things up. And boy, did he.

US historians on what Donald Trump's legacy will be
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 14:33:27 GMT

The last four years have been a whirlwind - we asked the experts to break down Trump's key moments.

Joe Biden inauguration: When are he and Kamala Harris sworn in?
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 22:27:18 GMT

The inauguration of a new president is a day that usually follows decades of custom. Not this time.

Biden inauguration: How the White House gets ready for a new president
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 00:48:53 GMT

Taking down pictures and clearing out desks is part of a huge operation readying for a new president.

US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden?
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:09:46 GMT

We speak to reporters in six global regions about hopes and expectations for the new US administration.

Biden inauguration: How security threats and Covid have changed ceremony
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 21:57:57 GMT

Troops descend on US capital to ensure the new president can be sworn in amid threats of violence.

Covid: Can you catch the virus outside?
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:04:29 GMT

The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?

When might lockdown be lifted?
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 14:15:15 GMT

Keeping a certain distance away from other people cuts the risk of passing on - or catching - coronavirus.

What are the restrictions where you live?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 15:17:49 GMT

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

Covid: When will schools reopen?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:21:42 GMT

Schools are currently closed across the UK to most pupils.

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 17:56:48 GMT

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

Covid: Can my boss force me to go to work?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:24:08 GMT

As England and Scotland enter new coronavirus lockdowns, what are the rules about going to work?

When will you get a Covid vaccine?
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:14:54 GMT

Three vaccines have been approved and two are being rolled out across the UK, so when might you get one?

Covid: Who has to self-isolate and for how long?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 12:22:23 GMT

The length of quarantine has changed for contacts and people arriving from abroad.

Covid: What are the UK's lockdown rules and when will they end?
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 16:05:41 GMT

People across England are being urged to "double down" and stick to the lockdown rules.

What is Europe doing about Covid?
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 16:34:36 GMT

What restrictions are being put in place in Europe to control the second wave of coronavirus?

Coronavirus: How are weddings working around the UK?
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 17:02:35 GMT

Very restricted wedding ceremonies can now take place around the UK, but receptions are banned.

Covid: What are the new UK travel rules?
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:07:36 GMT

Travellers must self-isolate on arrival and an advance coronavirus test will soon be required.

Lockdown Learning: BBC puts school materials on TV, iPlayer and online
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:14:57 GMT

As most schools close across the UK, lessons from BBC Bitesize move on to BBC Two and CBBC.

What progress has been made on treatments?
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 12:39:40 GMT

Teams around the world are looking into medicines for Covid-19 and scientists are starting to discover what works.

How worrying are the new variants?
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:17:45 GMT

Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of the virus from Brazil, in addition to the ones from the UK and South Africa.

Did we see a Christmas coronavirus spike?
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 00:16:28 GMT

Christmas gatherings were cut back but was there still an impact on Covid cases?

Which shops are open and what are the rules about click-and-collect?
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:09:00 GMT

There are strict rules across the UK about which shops can open during lockdown and how they must run.

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