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Obama orders review into 'Russian hacking' before US election

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:05:10 GMT

President Barack Obama orders a review of cyber-attacks, blamed on Russia, that shook the US election.

Prince Andrew denies rift over daughters Eugenie and Beatrice

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:16:50 GMT

Prince Andrew issues a statement to "terminate" newspaper "speculation and innuendo" about his daughters.

21st Century Fox in bid approach for Sky

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:37:51 GMT

US media giant 21st Century Fox has made a takeover approach for Sky, the UK-based satellite broadcaster.

Gambia leader Yahya Jammeh rejects election result

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:54:00 GMT

Gambia's leader rejects the result of the presidential election, a week after admitting defeat.

Fly-tipping Christmas crackdown by councils

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:24:36 GMT

English and Welsh councils are cracking down on fly-tipping and demanding stronger powers to combat it.

Defined benefit pension transfer values 'shooting up'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:26:34 GMT

Six million people with defined benefit pensions see transfer values shoot up in the last year, according to a big insurance company.

The people hunting for paedophiles

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:00:51 GMT

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy investigates the work of self-styled paedophile hunter groups in the UK.

Boris Johnson: 'Profound concern' for people of Yemen

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:00:21 GMT

The foreign secretary voices "profound concern" for the plight of the people of war-torn Yemen.

Michael Gove: Theresa May was 'right to sack me'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:46:40 GMT

Michael Gove says the PM was right to ask him to quit the cabinet, adding: "I would've sacked me too".

Murderer jailed for 1986 rape thanks to DNA testing advances

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 20:00:11 GMT

A convicted murderer is given a second life sentence for a rape he committed 30 years ago - thanks to recent advances in DNA testing.

Youth coach Hugh Stevenson continued in football after child sex claims

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:37:08 GMT

A suspected paedophile was allowed to carry on working in football after being reported to police and the SFA, a BBC investigation reveals.

Funds sought for Brexit court case in Ireland

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:30:59 GMT

A British QC is launching a campaign to raise funds to bring a case on Brexit in the Irish courts.

Cryogenic storage offers hope for renewable energy

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:41:14 GMT

The world's largest cold energy storage plant, which can act like a giant battery for renewable energy, is being commissioned at a site near Manchester.

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.

Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders' conviction explained

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:27:28 GMT

Anna Holligan reports on Geert Wilders' hate speech and what his conviction means for politics.

Ukrainian politician accused of €100m fraud

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:57:14 GMT

Ukraine police are investigating a man accused of cheating the state out of more than €100m. He denies all allegations.

The Nobel Peace Prize winners honoured after conflict deals

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:36:26 GMT

As the Colombian President receives the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize, we look at others who were honoured after conflict negotiations.

Check your pocket: The £20,000 fivers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:36:20 GMT

Artist Graham Short's tiny engravings of Jane Austen on four £5 notes could make anyone who finds one £20,000.

GP told dad with post-natal depression to 'man up'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:53:17 GMT

Matt Padley, who suffered from post-natal depression as a new father, explains how the condition developed, and how one GP responded.

Michelle Thomson MP: 'Why I talked about my childhood rape'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:53:00 GMT

MP Michelle Thomson, who revealed in the House of Commons that she was raped at the age of 14, has explained why she decided to speak out.

BBC News Channel

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:34:37 GMT

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Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:36:05 GMT

Japan launches a cargo ship carrying a space junk collector designed to gather debris in space.

Stacey Solomon in Milton Keynes panto clipboard backlash

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:59:54 GMT

Angry panto fans slam former X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon for reading lines from a clipboard.

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?

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.

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

Six reasons why Yahya Jammeh lost in The Gambia

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:56:19 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.

Newspaper headlines: Gift card 'rip-offs' and credit card 'cons'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:10:13 GMT

Unfair charges faced by shoppers concern Saturday's press, while other headlines focus on the death of the mother of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson.

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.

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".

European Rugby Champions Cup: Northampton Saints 10-37 Leinster

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:57:03 GMT

England captain Dylan Hartley is sent off six minutes after coming on as Northampton lose to Leinster in the Champions Cup.

Russian doping: McLaren report says more than 1,000 athletes implicated

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:59:43 GMT

More than 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in a state-sponsored doping programme for four years from 2011, a new report claims.

Tokyo 2020: Badminton England says funding cut 'could end careers'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:39:45 GMT

UK Sport's decision to remove funding from badminton could end the careers of Olympic medallists, says Badminton England.

Partick Thistle 1-4 Celtic

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:36:24 GMT

Celtic comfortably ease aside Partick Thistle at Firhill to increase their lead at the top of the Premiership.

Abuse hunters

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:17:58 GMT

Is it a good idea for police to have closer links with vigilante paedophile hunters?

Homage to Aleppo

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 01:10:14 GMT

Throughout the long battle for Aleppo, as Syria's most ancient city has been blasted into ruins around him, one man has worked continuously to preserve an image of the city as it once was.

10 things

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:14:00 GMT

San Francisco Airport has its own therapy pig, and more news nuggets.

Not black and white

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 21:30:13 GMT

Digital is shaking up the sport viewing picture, as fans find new ways to watch their favourite teams in a landscape increasingly dominated by pay-TV.

Week in pictures: 3-9 December 2016

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:58:31 GMT

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

Nightclub stalker

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 03:28:49 GMT

How a night out with friends saw one woman's life unravel into terror, assault and harassment.

Dutch populist

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:32:23 GMT

Populist leader Geert Wilders is leading opinion polls, but will Dutch voters back him in March elections?

In a jam

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:50:13 GMT

It's a rare thing in cinema for a film to receive a round of applause before its titles appear. But that's what has been happening at early screenings of Oscar-tipped musical La La Land.

Changing minds

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:02:19 GMT

Since the recession more people have reported feeling stressed at work, and that can lead to mental health problems. How do you support the workforce by breaking the taboo around mental illness?