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Brexit: Talks continuing amid claims deal is close 15 Oct 2019, 2:43 pm

Downing Street plays down the chances of an imminent breakthrough amid reports the sides are close to agreement.

Actress Felicity Huffman begins 14-day jail term for cheating scam 15 Oct 2019, 2:15 pm

The star reports to prison in California to begin a 14-day sentence following her fraud conviction.

Bulgarian football and its problem with racism 15 Oct 2019, 2:14 pm

Could Bulgaria's latest football racism scandal change how it deals with the problem?

Turkey-Syria offensive: Russia vows to prevent clashes with Assad forces 15 Oct 2019, 1:46 pm

Moscow says it will not allow fighting between the two, amid Turkey's offensive in northern Syria.

'Football family' must 'wage war on the racists' as Uefa charges Bulgaria 15 Oct 2019, 1:23 pm

The "football family and governments" need to "wage war on the racists", says the Uefa president after the abuse of England players by home fans in Bulgaria.

Extinction Rebellion protests continue in London despite ban 15 Oct 2019, 1:07 pm

The group says it has taken steps towards legal action over the restriction of protests in London.

Brazil building collapse: Seven-storey block crashes down in Fortaleza 15 Oct 2019, 12:58 pm

Firefighters fear that there are still people buried underneath the rubble in the city of Fortaleza.

Moratorium Day: The day that millions of Americans marched 15 Oct 2019, 12:12 pm

On 15 October 1969, millions of people in the US marched to call for an end to the Vietnam War.

Dutch family 'waiting for end of time' discovered in basement 15 Oct 2019, 11:34 am

A 58-year-old man is arrested as it emerges a family spent nine years in a secret room at a Dutch farm.

India newborn girl found in shallow grave 'fighting for life' 15 Oct 2019, 11:22 am

The baby girl found buried alive in a clay pot is in a critical condition, her doctor tells the BBC.

Pixel 4 seeks to reclaim low-light photography crown for Google 15 Oct 2019, 11:07 am

Google adds an astrophotography mode to its new phone, allowing it to take pictures of the Milky Way.

What can these caps tell us about children and race? 15 Oct 2019, 10:43 am

A picture of three children wearing stocking caps has sparked conversations about inclusivity.

Tour de France: Britain's Chris Froome says 2020 Tour route is 'brutal' as he aims for fifth title 15 Oct 2019, 10:23 am

Britain's Chris Froome says the route for the 107th edition of the Tour de France is "brutal" as he aims for a record-equalling fifth title.

Bulgarian football chief resigns after racism row 15 Oct 2019, 10:09 am

Bulgaria Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov resigns following the racist abuse of England players by fans in Sofia.

US police officer charged over bedroom shooting 15 Oct 2019, 9:50 am

Aaron Dean is charged with murder over the shooting of Atatiana Jefferson in her home in Fort Worth.

Trump inquiry: Bolton called Giuliani a hand grenade, ex-official says 15 Oct 2019, 9:39 am

John Bolton likened the lawyer's efforts to pressure Ukraine to a “drug deal”, lawmakers hear.

Catalonia crisis: Tempers fray as jail terms renew Spain row 15 Oct 2019, 8:37 am

Roads and rail links were severed and protests erupted after Catalan leaders were jailed for sedition.

YouTube regrets: Anecdotal claims of damaged users 15 Oct 2019, 8:28 am

Fresh evidence that Google's video clip service is promoting harmful and hate-filled content.

Men and boys chained up at Nigeria 'school' 15 Oct 2019, 7:44 am

Police say dozens of males were freed in a raid on the institution in Katsina state, Nigeria.

Fortnite Chapter 2: First glimpse of new season after map wiped out by asteroid 15 Oct 2019, 7:43 am

Season 11 or Chapter 2 is now live with a new map and updated gameplay.

North v South Korea: Welcome to the world's strangest football derby 15 Oct 2019, 7:25 am

When North Korea plays South Korea it is no normal World Cup qualifier.

LeBron James on NBA-China row: Morey tweet was 'misinformed' 15 Oct 2019, 7:13 am

The basketball superstar said Daryl Morey was "misinformed" when he tweeted about Hong Kong.

Islamic State: How could these children get home? 15 Oct 2019, 7:06 am

Returning foreign children from detention camps in Syria involves legal and political obstacles.

Rugby World Cup: Are Tier Two nations closing the gap? 15 Oct 2019, 4:48 am

The 100-point winning margins of yesteryear are gone, so are rugby union's lesser lights starting to challenge the Rugby World Cup's established powerhouses?

'It won't happen again' - Australia's Marsh breaks hand after punching wall 15 Oct 2019, 3:26 am

Mitchell Marsh will miss the start of Australia's Test summer after punching a wall and breaking his bowling hand.

Ronaldo scores landmark 700th career goal in Portugal defeat 15 Oct 2019, 3:03 am

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches a career landmark by scoring his 700th career goal in Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifying defeat by Ukraine.

Conwell writes emotional letter to critically injured Day 15 Oct 2019, 1:34 am

Boxer Charles Conwell writes an emotional letter to his injured opponent Patrick Day as he fights for his life after their fight in Chicago.

Spikes - and other ways disabled people combat unwanted touching 14 Oct 2019, 7:55 pm

When Bronwyn Berg found herself being manhandled once again, she decided to add spikes to her wheelchair to prevent a repeat.

Elton John: 'I still want my dad's approval' 14 Oct 2019, 7:54 pm

The star lifts the curtain on his life and career, and reveals what he'll do after his farewell tour.

Eritrea - where ATMs are unknown and Sim cards are like gold dust 14 Oct 2019, 7:06 pm

A BBC team gets rare access to Eritrea, often described as one of the most repressive states in Africa.

Russian rappers battle police over protests 14 Oct 2019, 7:05 pm

Several Russian musicians have released songs to denounce police actions during recent protests in Moscow.

Why Romania is importing waste from abroad 14 Oct 2019, 7:04 pm

Landfills in Romania are overflowing as half of the recycled waste is imported, mostly from Europe.

Euro 2020 qualifying: Who needs what to reach the finals? 14 Oct 2019, 6:39 pm

Who needs what in October's Euro 2020 qualifiers? We look at the home nations plus see who can qualify from the other groups.

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo share Booker Prize 14 Oct 2019, 5:42 pm

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo become the first authors to jointly win the Booker Prize since 1992.

The graveside joke that had everyone laughing at a funeral 14 Oct 2019, 11:38 am

Shay Bradley's dying wish was to have a message played at his funeral from beyond the grave.

Turkey-Syria offensive: Disastrous moment for US Mid-East policy 14 Oct 2019, 11:25 am

The Americans' departure is a victory for Syria, Russia and Iran, writes the BBC's Jeremy Bowen.

A deep-fried taste of the Lone Star state 14 Oct 2019, 2:59 am

A celebration of food and agriculture at the long-running State Fair of Texas

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