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Silence marks Aberfan disaster anniversary

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:36:48 GMT

Wales falls silent as the country remembers the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster, in which 144 people - 116 of them children - died.

Calais migrants: 'Jungle' closure to start on Monday, France says

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:07:51 GMT

France says it will begin dismantling the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday morning.

Man charged with murder of Pentonville Prison inmate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:42:01 GMT

A man is charged with murder following the death of 21-year-old Jamal Mahmoud at Pentonville Prison in north London

Theresa May 'optimistic' she can get right Brexit deal for UK

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:06:13 GMT

Theresa May predicts "difficult moments" ahead in Brexit negotiations but says she is optimistic she can get a deal "that is right for the UK".

Counter-terrorism arrest over North Greenwich Tube device

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:57:01 GMT

A 19-year-old man is arrested by counter-terrorism officers after the controlled explosion of a suspect device at North Greenwich Tube station.

Massive web attacks briefly knock out top sites

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:57:57 GMT

Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, Soundcloud and several other sites have been affected by two web attacks.

Ceta: EU 'not capable' of signing deal says Canadian minister

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:07:09 GMT

A planned trade deal between the EU and Canada is on the brink of collapse after talks between Canada and a Belgian region broke down on Friday.

'Turing Bill' for gay pardons fails in Parliament

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:10:59 GMT

A private member's bill that would have pardoned nearly 15,000 living men with criminal records for same-sex offences is talked out by the government.

London City Airport evacuated in 'chemical' scare

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:06:06 GMT

A suspected chemical incident forces the evacuation of London City Airport, with people needing treatment for breathing difficulties.

Russian warships pass through English Channel

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:52:35 GMT

A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria.

Mazher Mahmood: 'Fake Sheikh' jailed over Tulisa case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:55:02 GMT

Undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the "Fake Sheikh", is jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence in a case involving singer Tulisa Contostavlos.

Mosul battle: IS 'may use civilians as human shields'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:06:23 GMT

At least 200 Iraqi families have been forced to leave their homes for Mosul by Islamic State (IS) fighters and could be used as human shields, the UN warns.

Aberfan school survivor recalls the day of disaster

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:28:32 GMT

Survivors of the Aberfan mine tragedy have been taking part in memorial services to mark the 50th anniversary of the disaster which killed 116 children and 28 adults.

Counter-terror arrest over North Greenwich Tube device

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:05:36 GMT

Police have said they are stepping up patrols across London's transport network following Thursday's discovery of a device at North Greenwich station

Polish woman 'booed' for Brexit comment on Question Time

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:56:02 GMT

A woman asked people to stop booing her when she said she no longer felt welcome in the UK since the EU referendum.

Mazher Mahmood: 'Fake Sheikh' jailed over Tulisa case

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:08:32 GMT

The newspaper journalist Mazher Mahmood known as the "Fake Sheikh" has been jailed for 15 months.

Hillary Clinton shows funny side at charity dinner

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:24:03 GMT

US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton poked fun at rival Donald Trump and at herself at a charity dinner in New York.

US election: Trump takes aim at Clinton at gala

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:33:29 GMT

Donald Trump takes aim at Hillary Clinton in a speech at a traditional charity dinner in New York.

Kirkuk resident 'ready to die for family'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:55:40 GMT

Ahmed, a resident in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, which has come under fierce attack by the so-called Islamic State, describes how he is prepared to die to protect his family.

Juncker to BBC reporter: Are you the British Prime Minister?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:25:54 GMT

Ros Atkins asked leaders at the EU summit how dinner went the night before. Jean-Claude Juncker had his own question.

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Help find Jeremy the 'lefty' snail a mate

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:17:50 GMT

A rare garden snail with an anticlockwise shell has been discovered in London, but he must mate with similar.

New nuclear submarine given famous naval name

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:55:50 GMT

The Ministry of Defence says the first of four submarines to replace the present Trident nuclear missile fleet will be named Dreadnought, echoing famous ships of the past.

How much money does the NHS waste?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:24:26 GMT

Nick Triggle answers a reader's question on how much of the NHS budget is spent on administration and legal action and what is left for treatment.

What's behind plan to move San Francisco homeless?

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:59:15 GMT

Wealthy San Francisco tech investors are bankrolling a law to ban the city's homeless from pitching tents - will it work?

Which Sirs have had their knighthoods taken away?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:28:06 GMT

As MPs back calls for Sir Philip Green to be stripped of his knighthood, we look at figures from the past who have lost the honour.

At-a-glance - Draft Scottish Independence Referendum bill

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:11:55 GMT

The key points from the Scottish government's draft legislation consultation on a second independence referendum.

Sculpture by the Sea

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:45:47 GMT

The Sydney coastline has been enlivened by the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition, this year featuring a gigantic flip flop and an upside down rhino.

Africa's top shots: 14-20 October 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:49:02 GMT

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

Octopus hunters

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:18:17 GMT

The white beaches of Zanzibar’s coast are home to the octopus hunters, in search of the delicacy.

Rising ape

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:10:34 GMT

A photo of an orangutan climbing high into a tree to reach some figs takes the top honour in the 2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.

The tragedy of Aberfan

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:17:36 GMT

Cofio 50 mlynedd ers y drychineb lofaol // 50 years since the tragic coal mining disaster at Aberfan in south Wales

I, Wonderwoman

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 19:35:39 GMT

The United Nations has come under fire for appointing comic book character Wonder Woman as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

7 days quiz

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:18 GMT

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

Watching the unwatchable

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:34:15 GMT

At the Internet Watch Foundation, a team of 12 analysts spend their days viewing hundreds of images of child sexual abuse in order to block content - and even help rescue some abused children. BBC News finds out what doing the job is like.

'I needed counselling'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:40:58 GMT

A student says her university's handling of her sexual assault complaint made everything "so much worse".

Pedals slain

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:38:55 GMT

Officials defend hunters following outcry over slaying of bear who was social media star.

Baring all

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:32:31 GMT

Elena Palumbo-Mosca talks about why she was happy to cover her body in paint to create artworks for the French artist Yves Klein in 1960.

Public backlash

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:57:32 GMT

Black Mirror writer Charlie Brooker says his own experience of a public backlash influenced one of the latest episodes of the acclaimed series which deals with hatred on social media.

Behind the smile

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:49:12 GMT

The Gambia is known to tourists as "the smiling coast of West Africa", but this masks something more troubling, as Chris Simpson has been finding out.

How hackers handle stolen login data

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 01:16:30 GMT

If your personal data gets stolen, how long do you have before the criminals come calling?