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Alexei Navalny: Russian activist discharged from Berlin hospital 23 Sep 2020, 5:40 am

German tests showed the critic of President Vladimir Putin was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent.

Nike to make Australia away football kit in female sizes 'by 2021' 23 Sep 2020, 5:34 am

It comes after the football team's new away kit was revealed last week, but without women's sizes.

Johnson warns of tougher curbs if UK rules flouted 23 Sep 2020, 5:27 am

Some scientists say they don't go "anywhere near far enough", while others say they need time to work.

Europe migration: EU to reveal mandatory rules on migration 23 Sep 2020, 5:19 am

A new migration pact is set to be announced, but the measures are likely to face some opposition.

China 'coercing' thousands of Tibetans into mass labour camps - report 23 Sep 2020, 4:54 am

Researchers warn the "militarised vocational training" can lead to a loss of cultural heritage.

Howley named Canada assistant coach as he returns after betting ban 23 Sep 2020, 4:24 am

Rob Howley is named assistant Canada coach following his return to the sport after being banned for a betting breach.

Pilot whales Tasmania: Almost 400 die in Australia's worst stranding 23 Sep 2020, 3:58 am

The long-finned pilot whales have perished after becoming beached on Tasmania's coast.

Julian Assange: Mother of Wikileaks founder's children dreaded making relationship public 23 Sep 2020, 3:36 am

Stella Moris gave birth to the couple's two sons while he was in hiding in the Ecuadorean embassy.

Tommy DeVito: Four Seasons founding member dies aged 92 23 Sep 2020, 3:18 am

The founding member of the US pop group had been admitted to hospital with coronavirus.

Nuggets win game three of conference finals against Lakers 23 Sep 2020, 1:48 am

The Denver Nuggets see off a final-quarter surge from the Los Angeles Lakers to win 114-106 in the Western Conference finals.

Why Bellingham reminds me of a young Vieira 23 Sep 2020, 1:21 am

In her latest BBC Sport column, Karen Carney discusses the impact Jude Bellingham can have at Borussia Dortmund and where he can develop.

Fight Talk: Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul, Oleksandr Usyk, Derek Chisora, Mike Tyson 23 Sep 2020, 1:07 am

Floyd Mayweather has reportedly been approached by YouTuber Logan Paul to take part in an exhibition bout this year, plus more in this week's Fight Talk.

Breonna Taylor: Kentucky city on edge ahead of prosecutor decision 23 Sep 2020, 12:20 am

Louisville fears civil unrest as it waits to hear of any charges over the killing of Breonna Taylor.

Musk: Cheaper Tesla ready 'in about three years' 22 Sep 2020, 9:57 pm

Plans for lower-cost batteries and a $25,000 car did not excite investors - firm's value fell $50bn.

UK sends US evidence on Islamic State 'Beatles' 22 Sep 2020, 8:38 pm

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are accused of killing Western hostages in Iraq and Syria.

Rakhmabai Raut: The Indian child bride whose divorce Queen Victoria approved 22 Sep 2020, 8:18 pm

Rakhmabai Raut won a historic battle to get a divorce. But she was a pioneer in more ways than one.

Why the case of a maid who battled a millionaire has gripped Singapore 22 Sep 2020, 7:44 pm

The case described by some as a "David versus Goliath battle" has stirred up debate in Singapore.

Six African heritage sites under threat from climate change 22 Sep 2020, 7:37 pm

A recent study warns that without intervention many of the continent's ancient sites could be lost.

Gordi: The pop star doctor who answered the Covid call 22 Sep 2020, 7:14 pm

Australian singer Gordi is "reaching people" through medical consultations, as well as her music.

How the UAE emerged as a regional powerhouse 22 Sep 2020, 7:12 pm

From a mission to Mars to military expeditions, what is driving the UAE to punch above its weight?

Siberia climate change: Behind the scenes reporting from Yakutia 22 Sep 2020, 7:01 pm

A glimpse behind the scenes of the challenges in reporting from the remote Yakutia region of Siberia.

Luis Suarez: Barcelona agree to sell striker to Atletico Madrid 22 Sep 2020, 6:42 pm

Barcelona agree to allow Luis Suarez to join Atletico Madrid after a meeting with the striker's representatives.

Pascale Ferrier: White House ricin package suspect in court 22 Sep 2020, 6:17 pm

Pascale Ferrier, a Canadian computer programmer, is also accused of mailing poison to Texas authorities.

Is the world entering a new Cold War? 22 Sep 2020, 4:33 pm

The recent US-China tensions were laid bare in speeches by Trump and Xi at the UN in New York.

The ‘Trump train’: 'I'm tired of people putting down our president' 22 Sep 2020, 3:48 pm

Trump supporters in liberal towns organise truck convoys to foster solidarity among conservatives.

Covid: US funeral directors reflect on 200,000 death toll 22 Sep 2020, 2:08 pm

Three funeral directors reflect on the human toll of the pandemic, as the US hits a milestone.

In pictures: Ash covers Ecuador farming land 22 Sep 2020, 12:29 pm

Ash from a volcanic eruption has contaminated farming land in six of Ecuador's provinces.

The extraordinary life of Jackie Stallone, who's died at 98 22 Sep 2020, 5:04 am

"She was a very eccentric and flamboyant person," writes her son Frank in tribute to the 98-year-old.

FinCEN: Why gold in your phone could be funding drug gangs 22 Sep 2020, 4:33 am

Gold from a refiner used by criminals to launder drug money has entered supply chains for smartphones and cars.

Internet: Old TV caused village broadband outages for 18 months 22 Sep 2020, 4:10 am

Every morning at 7am when the second hand TV was switched on, the village internet went down.

Hundreds of whales stranded off the coast of Tasmania 22 Sep 2020, 12:21 am

Scores of whales have died as conservationists begin a huge rescue operation.

Coronavirus: There's no law to 'harvest' DNA from Covid-19 tests 21 Sep 2020, 8:12 pm

BBC Reality Check debunks claims about Covid tests, a death in police custody and the pandemic's origins.

Long Covid: 'My fatigue was like nothing I've experienced before' 21 Sep 2020, 7:48 pm

Thousands of Long Covid patients are waiting for help but the health service is struggling to cope.

Wigs: A new fashion trend for black men? 21 Sep 2020, 7:11 pm

A start-up in London is on a mission to make wigs cool, with a focus on young, black men.

Helena Bonham Carter and Millie Bobby Brown on Enola Holmes 21 Sep 2020, 7:02 pm

Stranger Things star plays Sherlock's sister in Enola Holmes alongside Helena Bonham Carter.

Brazil's Amazon: Fireman 'saving what's not burnt' 21 Sep 2020, 7:01 pm

Carlos Rodrigues is among the firefighters trying to save patches of Brazil's rainforest from burning.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg death: Voters' verdict on the Supreme Court battle 21 Sep 2020, 6:22 pm

We asked voters from across the US to weigh in on the justice's death and what should happen next.

Israeli settlers' Chelsea boss backer 21 Sep 2020, 12:42 pm

An investigation by BBC News Arabic has found that Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, controls companies that have donated $100m to an Israeli settler organisation.

‘Our foster child asked us to adopt him – by drawing himself on to a family photo’ 19 Sep 2020, 7:24 pm

George was neglected by his parents, then an adoption went wrong. There was only one family that he felt loved by.

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