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Card queen

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:34:47 GMT

Not many professional gamblers are bipolar women, but Cat Hulbert was one of the best - and she delighted in winning money from men.

MPs back government's Brexit timetable

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:32:42 GMT

MPs have voted to "respect" the government's timetable for triggering talks on leaving the EU.

Tata Steel makes commitment to secure Port Talbot future

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:59:16 GMT

A commitment to secure jobs and production at Port Talbot and other steelworks across the UK is announced by Tata Steel.

Supreme Court Brexit case told Scotland should get say on Brexit

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:46:48 GMT

Scotland's top legal officer says Holyrood's consent is needed before the UK triggers Brexit.

Viola Beach band crash 'awful tragedy', says coroner

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:32:42 GMT

A coroner says it may "never be known" what caused the crash that killed Viola Beach band and manager.

Woman gives birth to grandson for her daughter

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:07:37 GMT

A woman has given birth to her own grandchild by having a surrogate baby for her daughter.

Italy's Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:46:44 GMT

Italy's PM hands his resignation to the president, three days after losing a key referendum vote.

Aleppo battle: Syria rebels call for truce to evacuate civilians

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 17:24:27 GMT

Syrian rebels call for truce to allow civilian evacuations after withdrawing from Aleppo's old city.

Pakistan International Airways crash leaves no survivors

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:12:48 GMT

There are no survivors as a Pakistan Airlines plane with 48 people on board crashes in the north.

Ex-Celtic youth coach Jim McCafferty arrested over sex-abuse allegations

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:37:27 GMT

A former youth coach at Celtic and a number of other Scottish football clubs is arrested in Belfast over allegations of sexual offences against children.

Football tax review called for by HMRC chief

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:26:11 GMT

The HMRC wants a review of how footballers cut their tax bills amid disclosure that 43 players and 12 clubs are being probed.

£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:09:31 GMT

Four special £5 notes, engraved with a tiny portrait of Jane Austen, are put into circulation.

India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:05:56 GMT

An Egyptian woman, said to weigh 500kg, is to be airlifted to India for weight reduction surgery.

Syria rebels 'withdraw from Old City' of Aleppo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:56:26 GMT

Syrian rebels have left the last areas they held in Aleppo's old city, while calling for a five-day truce to allow the evacuation of civilians

Pearl Harbor survivor, 103, recalls 'human torches'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:41:55 GMT

James Downing, a 103-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor, shares his vivid memories of how the day unfolded.

Siberia sky lit up by meteor

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:20:24 GMT

People in west Siberia have captured footage of what is believed to be a small meteorite.

Mannequin challenge of gunfight misfires

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:33:04 GMT

A gunfight-themed mannequin challenge has resulted in two people being arrested.

Labour councillor: 'Stalker harassed me with letters'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:19:10 GMT

A Labour councillor has told BBC Radio 5 live how a 'stalker' was imprisoned for harassing her with personal letters.

'Lusty's farewell': A short history of former HMS Illustrious

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:51:01 GMT

Watch a short history of aircraft carrier Illustrious as the vessel leaves its Portsmouth base for the last time.

The journalists risking their lives to film in Aleppo

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:13:30 GMT

The journalists who risk their lives documenting Aleppo speak of the difficult choices they have to make.

Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:40:25 GMT

Good Samaritan stops high-speed car chase

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Girl's party invitation attracts 1.2m

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:38:04 GMT

More than a million people say they will attend a Mexican girl's party after the invitation goes viral.

Lost Christmas parcels 'prompt two-and-a-half-hour hunt'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:21:26 GMT

Online shoppers who have a problem with their delivery will spend two-and-a-half hours sorting it out on average, a charity warns.

Viewpoint: From American Dream to Asian ambition?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:02:06 GMT

Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.

Fergal Keane: Yemen's suffering knows no bounds

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:18:56 GMT

Hunger and disease stalk Yemenis with no end in sight as the war grinds on, writes Fergal Keane.

White men only? Brexit case and legal diversity

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:21:26 GMT

With the government's battle over Article 50 going to the Supreme Court, there has been much comment about the gender and ethnic make-up of the judges and barristers at work. But how "diverse" is the legal profession?

Why is Bangalore stuck in traffic jams?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:53:16 GMT

The hot topic of conversation in India's Bangalore city these days is the unending traffic jams.

Reality Check: Is Christmas dinner going up or down?

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:35:29 GMT

Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.

What are PISA results?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:38:47 GMT

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are due to be published. Branwen Jeffreys explains what they are.

The top contenders to be France's president

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:48 GMT

Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.

Jayalalitha: The 'goddess' of Tamil Nadu politics

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:27:26 GMT

Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most flamboyant and controversial politicians, inspired a cult following and held her own in the masculine world of Tamil politics.

Who is South Korea's President Park?

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 22:40:58 GMT

The BBC's Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans profiles the controversial leader.

Football child sex abuse claims - story so far

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:13:56 GMT

How the football child sex abuse scandal has grown since former player Andy Woodward first said he was a victim.

Fighting for Vietnam

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 02:38:32 GMT

Portraits of the female veterans who risked their lives for their country

The beauty of Britain

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:30:10 GMT

The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.

Your pictures

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:48:38 GMT

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:53:50 GMT

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Living near the Arctic Circle

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 01:06:07 GMT

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.

Roy Hodgson: Former England boss hopeful of return to management

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:10:49 GMT

Former England manager Roy Hodgson hopes to return to football after stepping down following the national side's Euro 2016 exit.

Dubai Ladies Masters: Caddie dies after collapsing during first round

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:05:32 GMT

Maximilian Zechmann dies after collapsing while caddying for French player Anne-Lise Caudal during the Dubai Ladies Masters.

London Welsh: Championship club to go into liquidation

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:19:18 GMT

Championship club London Welsh announce they are set to go into liquidation because of financial problems.

Bob Higgins: Ex-Southampton coach 'showered naked' with Malta youth players

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:40:04 GMT

A former Malta youth footballer claims his coach Bob Higgins would "shower naked" with young players.

Christmas Eve boxes

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:03:22 GMT

A new gift-giving tradition has crept into UK homes, but what do you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Person of the year quiz

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:34:38 GMT

The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Stalking victim: I was living in hell

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:02:15 GMT

Stalking victim Helen Pearson hopes new protection orders will "shorten the suffering" of others.

No log book?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:41:00 GMT

Motorists are being put at risk of invalid insurance and breaking the law because some dealers are retaining car log books.

Beating Parkinson's

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:20:08 GMT

Parkinson's disease stopped 32-year-old Emma drawing and writing but a new invention is changing her life.

Smoke and mirrors

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:41:00 GMT

Research has cast doubt on a UN-backed project to reduce pollution-induced illness in the world's poorest children by providing 100 million homes with a smoke-free stove.

'Take my brain out'

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:22:29 GMT

Thirty artists are exhibiting their work, many for the first time. The collective has only one thing in common - they all survived severe brain injuries.

Broke this Xmas?

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 02:25:14 GMT

A radical solution to Xmas overspending, from blogger Emily Hedlund.

Office parties

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:02:01 GMT

Christmas party season is upon us again, but what do employers and staff really get out of these events?

‘Man up!’ Saying no to period leave

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:14:34 GMT

Churan Zheng, an events organiser in China, told the BBC all women should be offered menstrual leave, but some readers disagreed.

‘Muslim, British and proud’

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:10:32 GMT

Celebrity Bake and Great British Bake-Off Winner Nadiya Hussain talks to the BBC 100 Women season about writing, parenting and her identity as a British Muslim.

Why Iceland's women are still fighting for rights

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:03:25 GMT

Iceland has become a model country for gender equality but women there say more needs to be done.

BBC 100 Women 2016: How to join our edit-a-thon

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:58:27 GMT

BBC's 100 Women is holding an international edit-a-thon to increase female biographies on Wikipedia - join us

Both ‘too big’ and ‘too small’

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:11:08 GMT

Iskra Lawrence never fitted into a fashion industry box... so she decided to use social media to create her own.