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UK PM to visit north after election gains 13 Dec 2019, 10:19 pm

Boris Johnson heads to the north of England later, after the Tories' biggest election win since 1987.

Australia heatwave: Next week could see hottest day on record 13 Dec 2019, 10:12 pm

Fire warnings are in place for many areas including Perth, where temperatures are set to remain high.

Election results 2019: Five big things on Boris Johnson's to-do list 13 Dec 2019, 8:13 pm

What are the most important challenges facing the prime minister in the new term of Parliament?

Can kitchen gardens combat climate change? 13 Dec 2019, 7:45 pm

Growing your own fruit and veg is already eco-friendly, but it could also help fight climate change.

Was UK PM suspected of being a Soviet spy? 13 Dec 2019, 7:42 pm

In the new series of The Crown the Queen hears rumours her PM is a Soviet agent. What did MI5 think?

Vladimir Putin: 20 years in 20 photos 13 Dec 2019, 7:38 pm

We look at 20 photographs of the former KGB agent, who became Russia's president in 1999.

Week in Pictures: 7 - 13 December 2019 13 Dec 2019, 7:36 pm

A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

Durham North West: The 'no-hope' seat the Tories won 13 Dec 2019, 7:34 pm

Why did the Conservatives win a seat they did not target and one they had never won before?

How the killing of a young immigrant angered America 13 Dec 2019, 7:30 pm

One of the most controversial US police shootings of the 1990s.

Myanmar Rohingya: Aung San Suu Kyi cuts a haunted figure in court 13 Dec 2019, 7:12 pm

The once-persecuted Nobel peace laureate has been defending Myanmar against genocide allegations.

Africa’s 'condom king' wants no more HIV infections 13 Dec 2019, 7:04 pm

Kenyan Stanley Ngara gives out free condoms in his bid to encourage safe sex and lower HIV rates.

Shah Rukh Khan talks success and having two left feet 13 Dec 2019, 7:04 pm

The King of Bollywood sat down with Talking Movies’ Tom Brook in front of a live audience.

Iraq protests: The women rising up on Baghdad's walls 13 Dec 2019, 7:01 pm

Murals across the Iraqi capital show how women are taking a rare prominent role in protests.

Off-field issues affected form, reveals Lingard after opening up to Solskjaer 13 Dec 2019, 6:46 pm

Manchester United midfielder Jesse Lingard says he feels he can return to his best after opening up to manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about off the field issues.

New Zealand volcano: Search resumes for two remaining bodies 13 Dec 2019, 6:44 pm

The search operation resumes near White Island volcano after one body was spotted in the water.

Quadriga: Lawyers for users of bankrupt crypto firm seek exhumation of founder 13 Dec 2019, 5:54 pm

Lawyers for Quadriga users say there are "questionable circumstances" behind Gerald Cotten's death.

Why women are fighting back against hair oppression 13 Dec 2019, 5:31 pm

New legalisation to protect natural hair has brought national attention to this form of discrimination.

Wayne Rooney: Derby player-coach on veganism, Everton and analysing with Ryan Giggs 13 Dec 2019, 5:30 pm

Wayne Rooney is pleased big-name former England players are no longer shunning management as he starts as a player-coach at Derby.

'Penis fish' wash up on a beach in California 13 Dec 2019, 5:01 pm

Thousands of the creature, also known as fat innkeeper worms, appeared on Drakes Beach.

'I fought a tough battle' - Schiavone reveals she has overcome cancer 13 Dec 2019, 3:10 pm

Francesca Schiavone, the former French Open champion, reveals she has fought a successful battle with cancer.

US governor issues 428 pardons during final days in office 13 Dec 2019, 2:01 pm

Governor Matt Bevin's pardons included a convicted murderer, whose brother donated to his campaign.

This Matters: Why politics will never be the same 13 Dec 2019, 1:55 pm

This election's been full of historic results - but what does the future look like for you, the parties and Scotland?

Finnish minister sorry for Instagram poll on IS women 13 Dec 2019, 12:34 pm

Finnish Finance Minister Katri Kulmuni deletes her poll on repatriating IS-linked women and children.

Animated results tour in 10 stops 13 Dec 2019, 12:25 pm

Fly through 15 hours of election results in 10 simple stops.

Key committee passes Trump impeachment charges 13 Dec 2019, 12:24 pm

Impeachment moves closer as the charges head for a House of Representatives vote.

Election results 2019: Analysis in maps and charts 13 Dec 2019, 12:22 pm

Analysis in of the 2019 general election in maps and charts.

Danny Aiello, Do The Right Thing actor, dies at 86 13 Dec 2019, 11:52 am

The veteran actor, best known as Sal in Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, dies after a short illness.

Octopus and eagle square off at Canadian fish farm 13 Dec 2019, 11:47 am

The duelling animals were found floating in the waters off Quatsino, British Columbia.

Election results 2019: Which party got the most votes... and other questions 13 Dec 2019, 11:36 am

Your questions answered: The 2019 election results.

Trump halts new tariffs in US China trade war 13 Dec 2019, 11:34 am

The so-called phase one deal will see billions of dollars in tariffs removed or delayed.

Pakistan protest: Police hunt PM Imran Khan's nephew over deadly hospital riot 13 Dec 2019, 10:53 am

Three patients died when lawyers attacked a cardiac hospital in Lahore in a dispute with doctors.

Australia v New Zealand: Mitchell Starc helps puts Australia in control in Perth 13 Dec 2019, 8:00 am

Mitchell Starc takes 4-31 to put Australia in control on the day two of the first Test against New Zealand in Perth.

Anthony Joshua: Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder fight 'has to happen in 2020' 13 Dec 2019, 7:23 am

Unified world heavyweight champion champion Anthony Joshua says a fight with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder "has to happen in 2020".

Three-digit suicide prevention hotline - 988 - given green light in US 13 Dec 2019, 7:13 am

When operational, the 988 number will replace a 12-digit hotline, making it easier to get help.

Jurgen Klopp signs new Liverpool deal until 2024 13 Dec 2019, 6:57 am

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp signs a new deal with the club that will run until 2024.

Rape in India: How Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi both made it a political issue 13 Dec 2019, 6:36 am

Rahul Gandhi is now under attack, but PM Narendra Modi has also invoked rape to win elections.

Taylor Swift blasts 'toxic male privilege' during Woman Of The Decade speech 13 Dec 2019, 6:13 am

The star dispenses with platitudes as she accepts Billboard's woman of the decade award.

Ravens quarterback Jackson sets NFL rushing record - then signs shirts for opposition players 13 Dec 2019, 5:25 am

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson signs shirts for New York Jets players after throwing five touchdown passes and breaking an NFL rushing record in a 42-21 victory.

Spain in drive to get women into special forces 13 Dec 2019, 3:47 am

More women are needed to help combat terrorism and insurgents, Spain's defence minister says.

Pep Guardiola: What next for Man City and their manager? 13 Dec 2019, 1:40 am

Rumours about Pep Guardiola's future abound, so are we witnessing the beginning of the end of his time at Manchester City?

What's behind the Conservative victory? 13 Dec 2019, 1:22 am

The Conservatives have won a big majority. What drove the election result?

Brexit: What happens now? 13 Dec 2019, 12:14 am

The UK has voted in a general election. What could the result mean for Brexit?

Unesco heritage: Traditional Thai massage added to 'cultural heritage' list 12 Dec 2019, 11:36 pm

Nuad Thai is now part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, according to Unesco.

Pengsoo: The rude giant penguin that South Korea fell in love with 12 Dec 2019, 7:21 pm

He was meant to be a children's character, but he's gained a huge fan base amongst millennials.

The place where dead eagles are given a new life 12 Dec 2019, 4:33 pm

The National Eagle Repository in Colorado helps Native American tribes to source dead eagles.

Denman Glacier: Deepest point on land found in Antarctica 12 Dec 2019, 11:18 am

Denman Glacier reaches down to more than 3,500m below sea level. Only ocean trenches go deeper.

Why Australia's PM is facing climate anger amid bushfires 12 Dec 2019, 11:01 am

As vast areas burn, Scott Morrison is being accused of playing down the impact of climate change.

‘How texts to my dead brother brought us together’ 11 Dec 2019, 6:31 pm

A Minneapolis woman started messaging her brother's old phone but she didn't expect what happened next.

Why can't this doctor work in the UK? 9 Dec 2019, 8:05 pm

An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch.

The secrets of 'food porn' viral videos 9 Dec 2019, 7:04 pm

Is the fashion for filming calorie-saturated food videos encouraging unhealthy eating?

Do apostrophes still matter? 9 Dec 2019, 6:37 pm

The end of the Apostrophe Society has sparked debate over the modern state of grammar.

Chalk Back: Kenyan women fight back against street harassment 8 Dec 2019, 8:05 pm

Using chalk and markers, women and girls in Nairobi document their experiences of street harassment.

Group B Strep: ‘A common bug could have killed my baby’ 7 Dec 2019, 7:30 pm

A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.

'How I became a secret daytime DJ' 5 Dec 2019, 8:01 pm

Moey Hassan describes how "daytimers" became the big thing for South Asian teens in 1980s Bradford.

Camila Cabello: 'An absolute force of nature' 4 Dec 2019, 7:19 pm

How a Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet became one of pop's biggest stars.

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