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Covid-19: Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:03:02 GMT

A major analysis estimates the number of people infected with Covid-19 is doubling every nine days.

Coronavirus: Macron declares second national lockdown in France
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:22:42 GMT

The tough new curbs on travel, businesses and gatherings are aimed at tackling a Covid-19 surge.

Labour anti-Semitism report due to be published
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:30:19 GMT

An inquiry looked at whether unlawful acts took place and how the party responded to complaints.

Wales urged to scrap GCSE exams in favour of assessments
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:34:26 GMT

Qualifications Wales urges ministers to scrap written exams for GCSEs, but keep one exam per A-level.

Covid: 1,700 employers planned redundancies in September
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:00:14 GMT

Redundancies on the rise again after August lull, according to BBC Freedom of Information Request

US election: Joe Biden and wife Jill vote early in Delaware
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:58:52 GMT

The Democratic presidential candidate votes early in Delaware and answers questions on his healthcare plan.

Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warns
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:35:53 GMT

A senior UN official says the Taliban is still tied to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, in spite of US deal.

Covid rules: Confusion as social clubs serve alcohol in tier 3 areas
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 22:08:11 GMT

But government says social clubs cannot sell alcohol on site unless served with a substantial meal.

US tries to block Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who would be first African WTO head
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 21:30:36 GMT

The World Trade Organization's nominations team says member countries should back Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Man Utd 5-0 RB Leipzig: Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford hat-trick, Anthony Martial score
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 22:31:30 GMT

Marcus Rashford comes off the bench to score a clinical hat-trick as Manchester United continue their recent momentum by taking apart RB Leipzig.

Channel migrants: Kurdish-Iranian family died after boat sank
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:51:52 GMT

Relatives are "desperate" for news of the youngest child, a baby, after a boat bound for the UK sank.

Music industry reports progress on diversity
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:42:30 GMT

The number of black, Asian and minority ethnic staff working in music has increased since 2016.

Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated'
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 16:06:54 GMT

Scientists put new numbers of Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

The Papers: 'Change of strategy looms' as France locks down
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:30:42 GMT

The front pages say the UK is under pressure to go back into lockdown, while France faces new restrictions.

Animal Crossing: 'My sister lives on in a video game'
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:05:54 GMT

Tending to her sister's virtual town in Animal Crossing helps Meredith Myers keep her memory alive and cope with her grief.

End Sars protests: 'I felt I was going to die there'
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:05:38 GMT

Ephraim, a British-Nigerian activist at the heart of the End Sars protests in Lagos, talks about what he saw.

Big House theatre group helping young care leavers
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:05:32 GMT

A theatre group is supporting young care leavers in the arts industry achieve their dreams.

Kim Kardashian West mocked for 'humble' birthday party on private island
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 08:47:24 GMT

The reality star is accused of being "tone deaf" for posting photos of her family's lavish trip.

Hurricane Epsilon: Surfers tackle 20ft waves in Cornwall
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 19:30:43 GMT

Strong winds and low pressure created 'extremely dangerous' conditions off the coast of Cornwall.

Lily Allen: 'Women masturbating in a relationship isn't wrong'
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:01:28 GMT

The singer says women should stop feeling ashamed talking about self-love.

Mum, Dad, money and me
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:01:29 GMT

Many people find talking about money awkward, particularly with their parents - so how do their views differ?

How do 'Blue Wall' voters rate the Tories one year on?
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 01:09:59 GMT

People in Great Grimsby and Redcar reflect on the government, one year after 2019's general election was called.

Meet Che Lingo, the 'woke rapper' signed by Idris Elba
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:46:50 GMT

One of the south Londoner's songs became a soundtrack for Black Lives Matter protests this summer.

Soy sauce: Will it be cheaper next year?
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 15:28:04 GMT

The Department for International Trade slips up in a tweet about Bake Off.

CEO Secrets: The aviation workers starting new businesses
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:05:21 GMT

We hear from three people who have started their own companies during the downturn in aviation.

Muttiah Muralitharan on the 'challenge' of his disputed biopic
Thu, 29 Oct 2020 00:29:48 GMT

A planned biopic of Sri Lanka bowler Muttiah Muralitharan has drawn protests but he insists it will air.

Migrant crossings: What happens to migrants who reach the UK?
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 11:12:16 GMT

The government wants to cut the number of migrants crossing the Channel.

Ziyech off the mark in emphatic Chelsea win
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:17:32 GMT

Forward Hakim Ziyech scores his first Chelsea goal as Frank Lampard's side pick up a comfortable win in Russia.

Messi scores as Barcelona beat Juventus
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 22:49:05 GMT

Barcelona provided "the best response" to the turmoil off the pitch by convincingly beating Juventus in the Champions League, says midfielder Sergio Roberto.

Everton's Kean scores twice but Neymar injured in PSG win
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 20:01:58 GMT

On-loan Everton forward Moise Kean scores twice as Paris St-Germain recover from losing Neymar to injury to beat Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.

Roglic wins to gain time on Carapaz in Vuelta a Espana as Carthy slips to fourth
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:23:44 GMT

Defending champion Primoz Roglic wins stage eight to gain time on overall leader Richard Carapaz at the Vuelta a Espana.

Drone halts game - but Rotherham hammer 10-man Sheff Wed
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 22:05:39 GMT

Rotherham beat 10-man Sheffield Wednesday, in a game briefly halted by an unauthorised drone flying over the stadium.

Champions Exeter drawn against Toulouse and Glasgow in re-jigged Champions Cup
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 17:03:16 GMT

Holders Exeter will begin next season's Champions Cup defence with challenging group-stage matches against Toulouse and Glasgow in December.

US election: The sinking island voting for Trump
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 23:54:31 GMT

Tangier Island is on the frontline of climate change but residents say saving jobs now is the priority.

The Countdown: YouTuber Cammie Scott, Omaha and Trumphernalia
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:11:02 GMT

Three tense moments on Wednesday and a YouTuber talks kindness with Joe Biden's granddaughter.

US election 2020: The five Senate races to watch
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:27:48 GMT

The battle for control of the Senate is as consequential as the race for the White House.

US election: A generational divide over Trump among Vietnamese-Americans
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:29:42 GMT

Young Vietnamese-Americans see things differently to elders who settled in US after the Vietnam War.

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:47:26 GMT

An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the White House.

The Electoral College: Which voters really decide the US election?
Sun, 04 Oct 2020 23:29:18 GMT

More than 245 million Americans are eligible to vote but only a few will decide the outcome.

US Election 2020: Trump's border wall and the battle over immigration
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:06:24 GMT

Will Trump’s promise to build a wall along the Mexico border help or hinder his attempt to win four more years?

US election 2020: A really simple guide
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 23:48:26 GMT

If you’re looking for a refresher or trying to understand it for the first time, this guide will help.

Coronavirus vaccine: When will we have one?
Tue, 27 Oct 2020 15:44:34 GMT

Medical researchers around the world are working on a vaccine for Covid-19.

Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in?
Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:21:33 GMT

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

Coronavirus: What powers do police have if people break Covid rules?
Tue, 20 Oct 2020 17:54:00 GMT

Coronavirus lockdown rules are changing across the UK, but who is responsible for enforcing them?

Covid: What's happening to free school meals during holidays?
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:41:18 GMT

England's voucher scheme does not cover school holidays, but ones in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland do.

Covid: What are the lockdown rules in place across Europe?
Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:58:40 GMT

What restrictions are being put in place in Europe to control new coronavirus outbreaks?

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