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Man charged with murdering Harley Watson in Loughton
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:34:23 GMT

Terrence Glover is also accused of dangerous driving over death of Harley Watson, 12, in Essex.

General election 2019: Andrew Neil issues interview challenge to Johnson
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:37:22 GMT

BBC presenter tells Boris Johnson it is "not too late" for the PM to face questions from him.

Trump impeachment to go ahead, says House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:23:42 GMT

"Our democracy is what is at stake," the House Speaker says, as Mr Trump demands "fast" action.

Holocaust: Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:04:49 GMT

The German chancellor makes her first trip to the death camp where 1.1 million people were murdered.

Somerset homes shaken as 3.2 magnitude earthquake strikes
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:46:25 GMT

The 3.2 magnitude tremor caused houses to shake, says the British Geological Survey.

Spitfire pilots return to Goodwood after round-the-world trip
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:14:12 GMT

Two pilots return back to Britain after a record 27,000-mile flight around the world in a restored Spitfire.

General election 2019: Labour pledges more help for smaller firms
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:41:43 GMT

The party says it would set up a new agency to offer support and advice to smaller companies.

Evil Corp: US charges Russians over hacking attacks
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:18:03 GMT

They allegedly stole billions worldwide and conducted work for a Russian intelligence agency.

Saudi Aramco raises $25.6bn in world's biggest share sale
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:14:21 GMT

The oil giant's listing is the biggest ever, surpassing that of China's Alibaba in 2014.

New South Wales bushfires: Huge blazes rage near Sydney
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:57:12 GMT

Firefighters filmed themselves running from the flames as they spread suddenly and rapidly.

Macron pension reform: France paralysed by biggest strike in years
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:28:56 GMT

Some 800,000 people walked out nationwide over proposed pension reform.

US meteorite adds to origins mystery
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:37:51 GMT

Scientists are getting closer to tracing the sources of meteorites that fall to Earth.

Katherine Jenkins mugged after trying to help woman in street robbery
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 01:10:37 GMT

The opera singer, who was on her way to a carol concert in Chelsea, had come to the aid of an older woman.

Newspaper headlines: Andrew Neil challenges PM to 'oven-ready' interview
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:02:48 GMT

In Friday's papers, the BBC's Andrew Neil tells the PM "it's not too late" to face him on BBC One.

Girl who survived brain tumour beats Stormzy to top chart
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:19:49 GMT

A little girl who survived a brain tumour is ahead of the rapper in a Christmas music chart.

Ryrkaypiy: Far-north Russian village overrun by polar bears
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:16:26 GMT

All public activities in Ryrkaypiy have been cancelled until the polar bears leave.

Australia bushfires: Footage shows firefighters fleeing flames
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:11:54 GMT

The video was shared as a warning about the intensity and speed of an unfolding bushfire in the Sydney area.

Trafalgar Square Christmas tree struggling to please crowds
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:36:10 GMT

This year's Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square has been branded a turkey.

Daddy Yankee, Stormzy and Billie Eilish are YouTube's most-watched of 2019
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:51:19 GMT

Stormzy's Vossi Bop topped the charts in the UK, but Latin Pop ruled around the world.

North Korean missile and Kim Jong-un's 'Christmas gift' decision
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:04:12 GMT

With no shift in sight from either side the coming weeks may be crucial for US-North Korean diplomacy.

General election 2019: Key words and phrases explained
Wed, 06 Nov 2019 09:48:43 GMT

Look up key terms used during election time.

Camila Cabello: 'An absolute force of nature'
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:19:58 GMT

How a Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet became one of pop's biggest stars.

Trump impeachment inquiry: The case for and against
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:49:52 GMT

Experts are debating what the Constitution says about impeachment, in light of the inquiry into President Trump.

Nato summit spurs international press anger
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:37:24 GMT

Newspapers question the behaviour of Nato leaders but look to the Atlantic alliance's changing role.

What is the point of a clock tower?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:19:51 GMT

We no longer need them to tell us the time - so why should we care about clock towers?

Kenya pollution: How air sensors are helping people fight pollution
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:21:55 GMT

Kenyan John Kieti campaigned to stop a factory belching out toxic fumes by sharing pollution data.

Spassky vs Fischer: How the chess battle became a theatre event
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:27:25 GMT

The drama of the renown 1972 chess championship and its complex characters comes to the stage.

Cambodia's bicycle firms face bumps in the road
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:23:16 GMT

The Asian nation has built up a bike building industry, but human rights concerns could put the brakes on growth.

Managerless Arsenal on worst winless run since 1977 after Brighton loss
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:47:30 GMT

Managerless Arsenal's season hits a new low as they are beaten at home by struggling Brighton in interim boss Freddie Ljungberg's first home match in charge.

Everton sack Marco Silva as manager after 18 months in charge
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:24:41 GMT

Everton dismiss manager Marco Silva after 18 months in charge with the club in the relegation zone.

Joshua would ‘definitely be bothered’ if Ruiz fight was being used to 'sportswash'
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 18:46:17 GMT

British heavyweight Anthony Joshua fields questions about Saudi 'sportwashing' human rights abuse claims with his re-match against Andy Ruiz Jr.

Controversial Shelvey goal helps Newcastle end Sheff Utd's unbeaten run
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:18:06 GMT

Jonjo Shelvey has a goal awarded by VAR as Newcastle stun Sheffield United to win 2-0 at Bramall Lane and move up to 11th in the Premier League.

Stevens edges Selby to reach last 16 of UK Championship
Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:52:56 GMT

World number 43 Matthew Stevens holds his nerve against Mark Selby to earn a dramatic 6-5 victory at the York Barbican.

'Look at that!' Cricketer wows crowd with magic celebration
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:51:56 GMT

Watch spinner Tabraiz Shamsi wow the crowd as he celebrates a wicket during a T20 match in South Africa by performing a magic trick involving a red handkerchief.

General election 2019: How do Grimsby's food bank users want to vote?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 00:03:39 GMT

Ed Thomas meets voters living in an area where half of the children grow up in poverty.

What happened in the election campaign on Thursday?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 23:02:22 GMT

Boris Johnson might not agree to an Andrew Neil interview - but here's what happened when Nigel Farage did.

General election 2019: How Remainers and Leavers plan to vote
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:16:07 GMT

Brexit triggered the general election, but is it still the most important issue for voters?

General Election 2019: Nigel Farage's interview fact-checked
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 21:18:40 GMT

Reality Check looks at claims made by the Brexit Party leader in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.

General election 2019: When wanting to vote could put you at risk
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:17:20 GMT

Registering to vote makes your name and address public. For some people, this can be dangerous.

The Warrington sisters counting votes for over 100 years
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:18:40 GMT

Mary and Esther have been counting election votes together in Warrington Town Hall since the 1960s.

General election 2019: Sajid Javid EU trade deal claim fact-checked
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:51:51 GMT

The Chancellor of the Exchequer told the BBC there was already an agreement in principle.

General election 2019: Croydon in focus
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:26:40 GMT

Education, transport and Brexit are among issues Croydon people say matter to them in the election.

Election 2019: How significant is immigration to the UK?
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 01:15:29 GMT

Parties are promising greater control over the UK's immigration system, which experts describe as a mess.

Election blind dates: Ken Clarke and Alastair Campbell
Thu, 05 Dec 2019 09:52:13 GMT

What happens when two people from across the political divide are brought together for dinner?

General election 2019: Jo Swinson interview fact-checked
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:17:08 GMT

Reality Check looks at claims made by the Lib Dem leader in an interview with the BBC's Andrew Neil.

General election: Labour's £6,000 bill claim fact-checked
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:35:50 GMT

Labour says the average UK household has paid an extra £5,949 a year since 2010.

General election 2019: What happened on Wednesday
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 22:25:12 GMT

The BBC's Helen Catt explains Jo Swinson's encounters with some environment protesters and one Andrew Neil.

General election 2019: Could undecided voters change the election?
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:13:41 GMT

Will this election be decided by voters who have yet to make their mind up?

General election 2019: How many 'new' NHS hospitals are Conservatives building?
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 16:34:49 GMT

It's not six completely new hospitals - some involve redeveloping existing buildings and sites.

Who should I vote for? General election 2019: Compare the party manifestos
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:44:36 GMT

Compare where the parties stand on key issues - from Brexit and the NHS to education and the environment.

General election 2019: Parties warned over 'newspaper' election leaflets
Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:28:58 GMT

The Society of Editors said leaflets imitating newspapers could undermine trust in local journalism.

Separated at birth: Was my mother given away because she looked white?
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 00:10:45 GMT

How one South African family discovered a secret that made them question their own identity.

Shropshire baby deaths: 'This review is our babies' legacy'
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:22:15 GMT

The stories of parents whose babies died or were seriously harmed at a Shropshire hospital trust.

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