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Istanbul blasts 'leave 29 dead'

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:37:11 GMT

Twin blasts targeting police near a stadium in the heart of Istanbul kill 29 people and injure 166.

Nigeria Uyo: Scores dead in church collapse

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:19:26 GMT

A church roof collapses in Uyo, south-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 60 people, reports say.

Islamic State fighters re-enter ancient Palmyra in Syria

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:35:18 GMT

Islamic State group fighters re-enter Palmyra, nine months after losing the ancient Syrian city.

Oilman tipped as Trump secretary of state

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:51:01 GMT

Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson meets Donald Trump amid reports he will be secretary of state.

Yemen suicide bomb kills dozens in payday queue

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:30:06 GMT

A suicide bomber kills 45 troops and wounds 50 at an army base in Yemen, officials say.

Teenager charged with double murder after Ipswich stabbings

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 22:59:26 GMT

A 17-year-old boy is charged with the murder of two men who were stabbed at a travellers' camp.

Anthony Joshua to fight Wladimir Klitschko after win over Eric Molina

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:49:01 GMT

Great Britain's Anthony Joshua retains his IBF world heavyweight title to set up a fight against Wladimir Klitschko in April.

Kenya Naivasha: 25 dead as fireball engulfs traffic on road

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:19:13 GMT

At least 25 people are dead after an oil tanker explodes on a road in Naivasha, Kenya.

Gove: Friendship with Camerons 'strained' over Brexit

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 16:08:35 GMT

Michael Gove admits his decision to back Leave in the EU referendum put "a significant strain" on he and his wife's friendship with David and Samantha Cameron.

Non-Opec countries agree to cut oil output

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:23:02 GMT

Oil-producing countries that are not Opec members agree a global plan to cut output and boost price.

Boy, 4, dies after being hit by car in Thame

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:35:57 GMT

A four-year-old boy dies after being knocked down by a car in Oxfordshire.

Cuts undermining fire services, says Fire Brigades Union

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 02:23:43 GMT

Budget cuts are "undermining the effectiveness" of fire services in England and Wales, the FBU says.

AA Gill: Sunday Times critic dies after cancer diagnosis

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:32:28 GMT

Sunday Times restaurant critic AA Gill dies aged 62, three weeks after revealing he had cancer.

Istanbul Besiktas: Stadium blast captured on TV

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:31:14 GMT

The moment a blast rocked Istanbul's Besiktas football stadium was caught on a club TV broadcast.

'Nervous' Patti Smith forgets Bob Dylan lyrics

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 17:39:02 GMT

Patti Smith forgets the words to Bob Dylan's song, A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall, at his Nobel Literature Prize ceremony in Stockholm.

Istanbul Besiktas: View over stadium blast scene in Turkey

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:16:22 GMT

Blasts near a stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, kill at 29 people and injure many others, reports say.

Birmingham couple buys house for asylum seekers

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:41:32 GMT

A couple saving for their own home have bought a house for asylum seekers instead.

Europa Building: Brussels unveils new €321m 'Space Egg' HQ

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:09:05 GMT

The new European Council headquarters in Brussels, the Europa Building, has been unveiled.

US church gunman's confession on tape

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 10:50:44 GMT

Dylann Roof, the South Carolina man accused of shooting dead nine black church-goers last year, admitted the massacre in a police video shown to the jury.

Serbia refugees face cruel winter

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:03:27 GMT

The aid organisation MSF warns of an “untenable situation” for refugees in Serbia as winter approaches.

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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Helier Cheung: Proof the 'Umbrella Protests' failed?

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:12:43 GMT

Hong Kong politics may be stormy, but it is a quiet, technical election that shows where things are really at.

Richard Westcott: MH370 families take lead

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:39:29 GMT

Families who lost loved ones on board missing Malaysian flight MH370 are driving the search for the truth.

Tara McKelvey: What is Obama's 'big problem'?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:57:44 GMT

Donald Trump says Barack Obama told him of an unspecified "big problem for the country". What could it be?

The voting milestone passed by Hillary Clinton

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:56:30 GMT

Hillary Clinton quietly marked a milestone as Mr Trump prepares for the presidency.

Six reasons why Yahya Jammeh lost in The Gambia

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:13:20 GMT

President Yahya Jammeh of The Gambia surprised the world earlier this month when he lost elections - the BBC's Umaru Fofana looks at the reasons behind his defeat.

Is Momentum at war with itself?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:40:20 GMT

A dispute has broken out over who should hold the reins of power in Momentum.

Who was John Glenn?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:46:32 GMT

The man who became a national hero as the first American to orbit the earth

Park Geun-hye impeached: Did a puppy bring down South Korea's president?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:12:00 GMT

The bizarre tale of how an argument over a puppy led to revelations about South Korea's president.

Newspaper headlines: PM's trousers and 'fat is good for you'

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:24:55 GMT

Theresa's May's leather trousers have got a former cabinet minister in trouble, according to Sunday's papers.

Your pictures

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:08:28 GMT

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

Generations of change thanks to water and sanitation

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:46:18 GMT

Family portraits that show progress resulting from access to water and sanitation

Africa's top shots: 2 December-8 December 2016

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:25:10 GMT

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

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.

Leicester City 4-2 Manchester City

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:31:05 GMT

Jamie Vardy scores a hat-trick as Leicester City pull off a stunning victory over an out-of sorts Manchester City.

Dillian Whyte defeats Dereck Chisora in thrilling heavyweight contest

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:07:02 GMT

Dillian Whyte beats fellow Briton Dereck Chisora on a split decision after a thrilling heavyweight fight in Manchester.

Robert Snodgrass: Hull winger apologises for winning first-half penalty

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:35:24 GMT

Hull winger Robert Snodgrass apologises for winning a spot-kick in the 3-3 draw with Crystal Palace, admitting it "was never a penalty".

Katie Taylor: Irish boxer beats Viviane Obenauf in Manchester

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 23:04:24 GMT

Ireland's Katie Taylor wins her second professional fight as she claims a points win over Brazil's Viviane Obenauf.

'It's life-changing'

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:16 GMT

Twenty-two-year old photographer James is terminally ill and struggles to use a camera alone, so a designer has come up with a way to help.

Smoke and mirrors

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:18:14 GMT

One of the most repressive states in the world is trying to become one of the healthiest.

Vanishing act

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:02:54 GMT

As Bolivia goes through a severe drought, some say they saw the signs of climate change years ago.

In pictures

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:11:09 GMT

A look at some of the events in the world of entertainment and arts over the past week, including Gigi Hadid at the Fashion Awards and Ryan Gosling's cement handprints.

Bad hair days

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:13:40 GMT

In an industry dominated by women, why is it so hard to name a top female hairdresser?

Training confessions of a Paralympian

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:38:31 GMT

Five-time Paralympic medallist Hannah Cockroft confesses the "boredom" that is winter training.

Weekend edition

Sun, 11 Dec 2016 01:19:24 GMT

Stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

Not just Trump

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:08:11 GMT

Apart from Donald Trump, which other Apprentice hosts have gone into politics?

Viral hits

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:15:38 GMT

All the things you probably did in 2016, from live-streaming puddles to wondering about Becky with the good hair.