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Mosul offensive: Turkish and Kurdish forces launch attacks on IS

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:01:40 GMT

Kurdish forces attack IS positions north-east of Mosul to retake the town of Bashiqa while Turkish forces launch initial attacks on IS in Iraq.

US election: Clinton says she will focus on issues, not Trump

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:52:10 GMT

US Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton says she no longer cares what her Republican rival Donald Trump might say and will focus on issues instead.

Judge Dredd artist Steve Dillon dies

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:30:33 GMT

Steve Dillon, the legendary British comic book artist, known for his work on Preacher, Punisher, and 2000AD's Judge Dredd dies aged 54

Spain's Socialists vote to allow Rajoy minority government

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:53:59 GMT

The opposition Socialists in Spain effectively vote to allow the conservatives to rule as a minority government, avoiding the need for a new election.

Poland abortion: Fresh protests over planned restrictions

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:58:05 GMT

Polish protesters have launched fresh demonstrations against new efforts to further tighten abortion laws.

AT&T seeks to buy Time Warner for nearly $86bn

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:14:38 GMT

US telecoms giant AT&T announces that it will buy entertainment group Time Warner for nearly $86bn (£70bn), but the deal still needs regulators' approval.

Chicago Cubs: City parties as baseball 'curse' ends after 71 years

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:50:11 GMT

Crowds celebrate in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers to reach the baseball World Series for the first time since 1945.

South Africa: ANC chief whip urges Jacob Zuma to quit

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:37:36 GMT

The chief whip of South Africa's governing political party is urging its leadership - including President Jacob Zuma - to quit over abuses of power.

Calais migrants: France prepares to demolish 'Jungle' camp

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:46:26 GMT

French officials are getting ready for the clearance of the "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais, which is due to start on Monday.

At least seven dead in California tour bus crash

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:15:00 GMT

At least seven people have been killed in southern California after a tour bus collided with a lorry, the state highway patrol says.

Afghanistan opium production up 43% - UN drugs watchdog

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:35:22 GMT

Afghanistan's illicit trade in the main ingredient for heroin has jumped, which the United Nations calls "a worrying reversal".

Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:26:55 GMT

Jimmy Perry, creator of one of TV's most popular comedy series, Dad's Army, has died aged 93.

Islamic State: Kurdish forces make push towards Mosul

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:40:59 GMT

Footage has captured explosions near the Iraqi town of Bashiqa, as Kurdish forces try to take back areas held by so-called Islamic State.

Emotional return for 'forgotten' pirate hostages

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:05:10 GMT

A group of hostages held by Somali pirates for nearly five years has arrived in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo was there.

Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry dies at 93

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:53:51 GMT

Dad's Army creator Jimmy Perry has died aged 93.

Calais migrant: 'I will not move one inch from here'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:32:50 GMT

French officials are making final preparations before they demolish the migrant camp in Calais known as the "Jungle".

The cafe that charges 6p a minute

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:48:59 GMT

The My Shop series visits Ziferblat in Manchester, a kind of cafe that charges you six pence a minute for the time you spend there.

Mumbai's Royal Opera House re-opens

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:17:19 GMT

The Royal Opera House - India's only opera theatre and a major Mumbai landmark which was closed down in 1993 - has been brought back to life.

Why Kat Von D became tattoo queen

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:00:50 GMT

Tattoo parlour boss and cosmetics entrepreneur Kat Von D shares her CEO Secrets.

'My grandad captured most wanted Nazi'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:50:38 GMT

Chris Mannion, a volunteer at the Imperial War Museum North, discovered his grandfather was part of the small unit which captured Heinrich Himmler.

Titanic locker key sold for £85,000 at auction

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:08:38 GMT

A key to a locker which held life-jackets on the Titanic sells for £85,000 at an auction in Devizes.

Hairless hamster gets new sweater as winter approaches

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:51:14 GMT

A tiny hamster born without any fur in the US state of Oregon gets a custom-made sweater to stay warm this winter.

M Ilyas Khan: India's 'surgical strikes' - truth or illusion?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:10 GMT

India's "surgical strikes" on suspected Kashmir militants were rejected as an "illusion" by Pakistan. So what actually happened? M Ilyas Khan reports.

Darragh MacIntyre: The kids who have to sew to survive

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:04:18 GMT

Panorama has gone undercover in Istanbul and found evidence that Syrian refugee children are making clothes for leading British brands.

Daily dig: Richard Branson has Donald Trump in his sights

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:26:13 GMT

With just 17 days until America votes for its next president, Richard Branson steps in to give his verdict on the candidates and Joe Biden wishes he was at school with Donald Trump.

San Francisco homeless: New plan to clear tents off streets

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?

Is it safe to drink five litres of undiluted squash?

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:49:39 GMT

A gorilla that escaped its enclosure at London Zoo drank five litres of blackcurrant squash before being tranquillised. What impact would this have had?

Your pictures: Bricks

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:43:22 GMT

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

Week in pictures: 15-21 October 2016

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:13:11 GMT

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

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.

Chelsea 4-0 Manchester United

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:30:11 GMT

Jose Mourinho is humiliated on his return to Chelsea as his former club thump his Manchester United side at Stamford Bridge.

Rangers 0-1 Celtic, Scottish League Cup semi-final

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:07:26 GMT

Celtic will play Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final after Moussa Dembele secures victory over Rangers in the Old Firm semi-final.

Body count

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:28:55 GMT

The Netflix drama, Narcos, about the infamous Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, cites a shocking statistic on the human cost of the drugs trade. But is it true?

Winter chill

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:59:58 GMT

Poles prepare to fight their corner to defend freedom of movement as EU countries gear up for Brexit negotiations with the UK.

Fighting for 'Cinderella'

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:58:06 GMT

Guyana is battling to retain its "Cinderella county", ceded under an 1899 ruling, but could Venezuela's claims spoil the fairy tale, asks Gemma Handy.

Campus battleground

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:32:42 GMT

Shut for more than two years because of intense fighting, the University of Benghazi in Libya opens its doors for the graduation of its students.

Weekend reads

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:18:42 GMT

Stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

Your pictures

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:43:22 GMT

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

Bricked up

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:30:39 GMT

An 1846 short story about a horrific revenge is perhaps the unlikeliest social media trend of the moment.