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Sudan's military dissolves civilian government and arrests leaders 25 Oct 2021, 6:30 am

A leading general blames political infighting, as protesters in Khartoum denounce a coup.

Climate change: Greenhouse gas concentrations reached new high in 2020 25 Oct 2021, 5:47 am

Despite the pandemic, atmospheric levels of CO2 and methane once more broke records last year.

James Michael Tyler: Friends stars show 'gratitude' for Gunther actor 25 Oct 2021, 5:45 am

Jennifer Aniston says the show "would not have been the same" without the late James Michael Tyler.

German IS woman jailed for Yazidi girl's death in Iraq 25 Oct 2021, 5:38 am

A Munich court jails a jihadi bride for 10 years for the agonising death of a Yazidi girl in 2015.

Amnesty to close Hong Kong offices over National Security Law 25 Oct 2021, 5:30 am

The human rights organisation says its staff are under threat from the city's national security law.

Ben Stokes: England add all-rounder to Ashes squad after recovery from finger operation 25 Oct 2021, 5:21 am

Ben Stokes is added to England's squad for the Ashes after recovering from a second finger operation and taking a break to prioritise his mental wellbeing.

Anti-vaccine protesters support Irving in New York before NBA home opener 25 Oct 2021, 5:05 am

Anti-vaccine demonstrators gather outside the Barclays Center to show their support for Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving before his team's NBA home opener.

Colombian drug lord Otoniel to be extradited to US 25 Oct 2021, 4:13 am

US officials had placed a $5m (£3.6m) bounty on the head of Otoniel, Colombia's most wanted drug lord.

Afghanistan facing desperate food crisis, UN warns 25 Oct 2021, 3:30 am

The UN World Food Programme says half the population now faces acute food insecurity.

Climate change quiz: Test your knowledge of how to reduce emissions 25 Oct 2021, 2:20 am

How much do you know about the steps you could take to help curb climate change?

China postpones Beijing marathon due to Covid surge 24 Oct 2021, 11:31 pm

Around 30,000 people were expected to take part in the marathon on October 31.

UK opposition leader: Protect schools from anti-vaxxers 24 Oct 2021, 10:22 pm

Councils should be able to use exclusion zones to stop the protests outside schools, Labour says.

Uganda: One killed in bomb attack at Kampala bar 24 Oct 2021, 9:38 pm

Islamic State says it was behind the bombing - a week after the UK warned about a possible attack.

Michael Jordan's trainers sell for record $1.47m at auction 24 Oct 2021, 8:53 pm

The US basketball legend wore the pair of red and white trainers during his first NBA season in 1984.

The bumpy road to India's electric car dreams 24 Oct 2021, 8:02 pm

New investments and incentives are making electric vehicles more viable. But is India ready for the change?

Tigray crisis: How the West has fallen out with Ethiopia's PM 24 Oct 2021, 8:02 pm

The EU and US threaten punitive action against the government and rebels as conflict escalates.

Climate change: How do we know it is happening and caused by humans? 24 Oct 2021, 8:01 pm

What's the evidence for global warming and how do we know it's being caused by human activity?

Climate change: The environmental disasters we've almost fixed 24 Oct 2021, 8:00 pm

From acid rain to the ozone hole: Can we learn from the environmental "success stories" of the past?

How China’s past shapes Xi's thinking - and his view of the world 24 Oct 2021, 7:59 pm

Heightened tensions with Taiwan has the world wondering where President Xi Jinping sees China on the world stage.

Living with the world's oldest mummies 24 Oct 2021, 7:58 pm

In a town in northern Chile it is not unusual for residents to stumble across ancient mummies.

Can Coca-Cola solve its plastic problem? 24 Oct 2021, 7:09 pm

The drinks company has been named the world's biggest plastic polluter.

The Gambia: 'We are crying for justice' 24 Oct 2021, 7:04 pm

A report into alleged human rights abuses during the rule of former president Jammeh has been delayed.

Inside the Indonesian cave where oldest animal art was found 24 Oct 2021, 7:02 pm

The BBC is given rare access to film the 45,500-year-old images found on an Indonesian island.

'He has to go, surely?' - pundits debate whether Solskjaer can survive Liverpool loss 24 Oct 2021, 6:19 pm

What next for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his Manchester United side suffered one of their worst defeats in the Premier League at home to Liverpool on Sunday.

James Michael Tyler: 11 of Gunther's funniest Friends moments 24 Oct 2021, 5:24 pm

A look back at some of the character's highlights following actor James Michael Tyler's death.

'I have never felt happiness like this' - Pakistan end '29 years of hurt' with famous win over India 24 Oct 2021, 4:30 pm

Fans, pundits and players reflect on Pakistan's victory over India at the Men's T20 World Cup that ended "29 years of hurt".

Facebook whistleblower meets safe content activist 24 Oct 2021, 4:15 pm

Molly, 14, died after viewing graphic content on Instagram, which is owned by Facebook.

Picasso masterpieces fetch nearly $110m at Las Vegas auction 24 Oct 2021, 2:36 am

The works, which were owned by MGM Resorts, featured in the Picasso Restaurant at the Bellagio Hotel.

Covid: Rollercoaster fan takes 6,000th ride after pandemic delays 24 Oct 2021, 2:03 am

Covid left him waiting to pass the milestone after 25 years of enjoying the wooden rollercoaster.

‘I left university and adopted my brother and sister’ 23 Oct 2021, 7:30 pm

When Jemma Bere’s family was in crisis, she made a split-second decision that changed the trajectory of her life.

What's next after the release of Meng Wanzhou? 23 Oct 2021, 7:14 pm

Ms Meng and the two Canadian Michaels are home - but will the relations with China ever be the same?

Greta on Greta: I'm a different person in private 23 Oct 2021, 12:23 pm

The activist says she's unrecognisable when she isn't campaigning for climate action.

Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s escape story 22 Oct 2021, 7:51 pm

Expecting to become a carer in Copenhagen, Jewel was forced into prostitution. But two chance meetings enabled her to get away.

Climate change: Why Australia refuses to give up coal 22 Oct 2021, 10:58 am

Australia is the only rich nation still wedded to coal, despite urgent calls to stop its use.

Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate 22 Oct 2021, 8:43 am

Why experts say cutting contrails costs less than $1bn a year but may be worth so much more.

How Belarus is helping ‘tourists’ break into the EU 21 Oct 2021, 7:51 pm

Belarus is accused of taking revenge for EU sanctions by offering migrants tourist visas, and helping them across its border.

'We didn't call ourselves mum and dad for 10 months' 20 Oct 2021, 7:49 pm

Nina and Steven fostered a baby hoping in vain to adopt her. With a second baby they finally became parents.

Friendship Games 1984: When Great Britain took part in the 'Iron Curtain Olympics' 18 Oct 2021, 7:01 pm

Steroids, the threat of nuclear war and... lost luggage. A small team of female British athletes went to the Friendship Games of 1984.

I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped? 17 Oct 2021, 7:56 pm

Online abuse against women is on the rise, but why aren't the police, government and social media sites doing more to stop it?

What is climate change? A really simple guide 13 Oct 2021, 8:50 am

World temperatures are rising because of human activity, and climate change now threatens every aspect of human life.

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