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Brexit: Talk of deadlock is exaggerated, says Donald Tusk

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:14:06 GMT

EU leaders say there is not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.

Mugabe named as goodwill ambassador by WHO

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:51:44 GMT

The World Health Organisation head praises Zimbabwe's public health policy, in a controversial move.

King Felipe VI says Catalonia 'will remain' Spanish

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:42:08 GMT

King Felipe VI says Spain will solve the crisis through democratic institutions.

Islamic State and the crisis in Iraq and Syria in maps

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:08:26 GMT

Maps and graphics telling the story of the fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria.

Ballet hoping to help heal Charleston's wounds

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:16:23 GMT

A new ballet tells the story of the aftermath of the racially-motivated Charleston church shooting.

Tony Warren's script for Coronation Street forerunner found

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:25:23 GMT

Tony Warren tried writing a different northern soap opera before creating Corrie.

Brazil police arrests 108 in major anti-paedophilia operation

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:27:15 GMT

Officers seize more than 150,000 files with disturbing images of young children and teenagers.

Missing California hikers died in apparent murder-suicide

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:17:49 GMT

Police suspect the man killed his girlfriend at Joshua Tree National Park before killing himself.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:03:01 GMT

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

Anger over Donald Trump's UK crime tweet

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:06:36 GMT

Donald Trump links rise in crime "in UK" to "radical Islamic terror", sparking a backlash in the UK.

Ex-Lancashire Police officer Jayson Lobo jailed for voyeurism

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:20:58 GMT

Jayson Lobo secretly recorded sexual encounters with seven women on his mobile phone.

Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill scores of worshippers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:21:07 GMT

Some 60 people are killed as worshippers are targeted in two separate attacks on mosques.

Church of England to discuss same-sex blessing

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:18:47 GMT

The Church of England is to debate holding services for same-sex couples for the first time.

The Papers: Road 'misery' to end and EU 'saves May'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:07:20 GMT

Plans to increase a motorway speed limit and progress over Brexit talks are among the stories leading the papers.

What's it like to live in North Korea?

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:22:33 GMT

Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:06:24 GMT

Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.

The NHS nurse using Botox to top up her salary

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 01:29:16 GMT

Having to take care of her young daughter, Sarah decided to branch out into aesthetics to be able to support her family

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:12:48 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.

Solange Knowles tells magazine 'don't touch my hair'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:55 GMT

The singer points out her braids appear to have been removed from the Evening Standard magazine cover.

7 days quiz: Which country is embracing Scottish haggis for the first time in decades?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:13:01 GMT

A weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Puppy dog eyes are for human benefit, say scientists

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:59:26 GMT

Researchers investigate how dogs change their expressions in response to their owners.

Oxbridge uncovered: Students on diversity

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:52:39 GMT

Data shows Oxbridge is moving backwards in elitism terms, so what do Oxford and Cambridge students feel?

Former Presidents Obama and Bush decry Trump era politics

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:29:03 GMT

The two former US presidents voiced concern about the current political climate in the US.

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Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman: The couple taken by the Taliban

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:16:31 GMT

What’s next for the North American couple and their children rescued from five years of captivity?

The old-school album club for modern music fans

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:01:44 GMT

How music fan Martin Fitzgerald went from surfing Spotify in bed to talking legendary albums with celebrities.

The place spacecraft go to die

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:26:54 GMT

Why one of the Earth's most remote places is the preferred place to dump space junk.

Reality Check: Is pay growing at its worst rate since the Napoleonic Wars?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 00:11:50 GMT

Reality Check examines the claim that real-wage growth is at its worst since the 18th Century.

Do blind people care about colour?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:31:57 GMT

A light hearted look at what colour means, or doesn’t mean, to blind people

Venezuela crisis: Retirements ruined and families pulled apart

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:15:27 GMT

People's hopes for a quiet retirement with family are ruined by inflation and the fear of violence.

What it's like being black and working class at Cambridge

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:01:48 GMT

Newsbeat speaks to Chelsea Kwakye about her experience of being a student at Cambridge.

France women 1-0 England women

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:16:10 GMT

England start life after Mark Sampson with 1-0 friendly defeat against 2019 World Cup hosts France.

West Ham United 0-3 Brighton & Hove Albion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:57:30 GMT

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic says he is "not worried" but is "realistic" about his future after his side lose 3-0 at home to Brighton.

Lewis Hamilton top in US GP practice as Vettel struggles

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:08:40 GMT

Championship leader Lewis Hamilton is in scintillating form as he sets the pace in practice at the United States Grand Prix.

Martin Glenn: Baroness Sue Campbell says FA chief executive is 'doing a very good job'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:27:04 GMT

Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn is "doing a very good job" says Baroness Sue Campbell, the FA's head of women's football.

Women's Ashes: England captain Heather Knight says series is 'too close to call'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:29:44 GMT

England captain Heather Knight says that the Women's Ashes series against Australia is "too close to call".

European Champions Cup: Scarlets 13-18 Bath

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:40:14 GMT

Former Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland kicks all Bath's points in dreadful conditions to boost their European Champions Cup quarter-final hopes.

World Taekwondo Grand Prix: Lauren Williams secures stunning Grand Prix gold

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:36:54 GMT

British fighter Lauren Williams claims a breakthrough World Taekwondo Grand Prix title on a brilliant day for the GB team in London.

Undercover police hunt sex offenders on Tube

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:02:09 GMT

BBC 100 Women go undercover on the Tube with British Transport Police officers catching offenders.

The space where women tell stories of abusive relationships

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:03:07 GMT

Thousands of women from France have been speaking out about the abuse they've experienced in their relationships.

100 Women: The male movie star campaigning for women's rights

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:05:36 GMT

Farhan Akhtar is not only massive in the movie world, he's also the founder of a movement to get men to support women's rights.

100 Women: Why I chose #MeToo for my sexism experiment

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:25:35 GMT

BBC 100 Women contributor Roya Ramezani was painting #MeToo hours before the Weinstein story broke.

100 Women: The pink bus designed to protect women from harassment

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:43:22 GMT

Authorities in one city in Turkey have put pink women-only buses in service, designed to protect female passengers from harassment.