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The cycling start-up company turning trash into cash
The entrepreneurs finding a way to turn trash from the slums into cash for the people living there.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Aug-2018 01:12

Putin set to attend Austrian foreign minister's wedding
Russian president will "drop by" for a controversial appearance on the way to Germany for talks.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Aug-2018 01:03

Ex-Met terror chief: 'Extreme right infiltrating politics'
Ex-Met terror chief Mark Rowley warns "aggressive intolerance" is finding its way into mainstream political debate.
bbc.co.uk | 18-Aug-2018 00:46

England v India: Ben Stokes 'desperate' to move on from affray trial - Joe Root
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is "desperate to get out there" in the third Test against India, says captain Joe Root.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Aug-2018 00:40

Newspaper headlines: University 'crackdown' and a coffee cup levy
Saturday's papers feature a story about the problems caused by unconditional university offers.
bbc.co.uk | 18-Aug-2018 00:01

Aretha Franklin's A Natural Woman: Why the song still moves us, 50 years on
Her 1967 hit (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman continues to unify and empower.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 23:58

Teacher who led Aberfan pupils to safety dies, aged 75
Hettie Williams was 23 when an avalanche of coal waste engulfed the village of Aberfan, killing 144 people.
bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 23:25

Eurozone bailout programme is finally over
The eurozone passes an important milestone on 20 August - the formal end of the bailout of Greece.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 23:09

Dominant Birmingham held to draw by Swansea
Birmingham City fail to find a way past Swansea City despite dominating their Championship encounter.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 22:57

Manafort judge refuses to name jurors over safety fears
Ex-Trump campaign head Paul Manafort is charged with bank and tax fraud in a high-profile case.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 22:44

Newham police escape: Cheering onlookers condemned
Footage of a man injuring police in Newham on Thursday has been widely shared on social media.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 22:10

Crews tackle fire at Emma Bridgewater pottery factory in Stoke
Firefighters say one building at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke was "well alight".
bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 21:46

US husband held after missing family 'found dead in fuel tanks'
Police suspect that Shanann Watts and her two young daughters were killed by the husband.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 21:45

Man returns to bank he robbed 60 years ago for champagne lunch
Bank teller Boyne Johnston walked off with the equivalent of $2.2m from the safe in 1958.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 21:44

T20 Blast: Umpire Neil Bainton takes a tumble during the match between Yorkshire and Notts
Watch umpire Neil Bainton take a comedic fall during the T20 Blast match between Yorkshire and Notts.
bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 20:44

When flying to Mars is your day job
Living on Mars time, landing nightmares and sometimes spreadsheets... a day in the life of a Nasa engineer.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 20:41

Texting is not an acceptable way of writing will, French court rules
A claim by a French woman that her late son left her some of his estate by text message is rejected.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 19:39

'I met my IS captor on a German street'
A Yazidi teenager sold into slavery by IS tells of her horror at meeting her captor in a German street.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 19:19

Serena Williams, motherhood and Instagram pressure
The tennis star revealed, like millions of others, she caved to pressure to look perfect online.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 18:36

Aretha Franklin: Stevie Wonder on last meeting with soul singer
The musician says it was emotional for him to visit Aretha Franklin a few days before she died.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 18:17

Danny Cipriani charged with improper conduct by Rugby Football Union
England fly-half Danny Cipriani is charged with improper conduct by the Rugby Football Union after an incident in a Jersey nightclub.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 18:14

Stormy Daniels a no-show on British TV
The adult film star had been expected to go into the reality TV house on Thursday.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 18:13

Trump cancels Washington DC's military parade over high costs
The US president blames local politicians, but Washington's mayor hits back sarcastically.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 16:34

Rescue mission amid India flood alert
Hundreds of troops have been rescuing trapped residents in Kerala, including a pregnant woman.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 16:04

'Dozens killed' in Asian Games crackdown
Amnesty International condemns the killing of petty criminals in Indonesia ahead of the Games.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 15:50

Washington bridge plunge teenager 'asked for a push'
A teen who pushed her friend off a 60ft-tall (18m) bridge is facing charges after her friend was hurt.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 15:36

Pretty Woman's pretty mixed reviews on Broadway
The romantic comedy hit is now on Broadway but some are calling it a big mistake. Big. Huge.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 15:36

#ShareYourRejections - The pain of being turned down
Actors and writers on Twitter have been sharing their experiences of being rejected.
bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 15:12

#TipTheBillChallenge: Why people are giving 100% tips
The #TipTheBillChallenge is a social media trend which sees people tip the total amount of the bill.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 14:35

China, Taiwan and a bakery: How a coffee sparked a diplomatic row
The welcome given to Taiwan's president at a bakery in LA led to calls in China for a boycott.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 13:25

Prisons minister Rory Stewart: I'll resign if drugs and violence don't go down
Rory Stewart gives himself a year to reduce the level of drugs and violence in 10 English prisons.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 13:14

'Lost' contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years
A 42-year-old woman was hit by a shuttlecock when she was 14 and thought the lens had fallen out.
bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 13:09

Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months
Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is ruled out for three months with a knee injury.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 13:06

Ariana Grande's Sweetener track by track: The stories behind the songs
There is the Manchester bomb, anxiety, internet outrage, female empowerment and Pete Davidson.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:54

E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs
E-cigarettes are much less harmful than tobacco and shouldn't be treated the same way, MPs warn.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:49

US ex-security chiefs back John Brennan in Donald Trump war on words
Ex-intelligence leaders protest after former CIA chief's security clearance is revoked.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:42

Alicia, Beyonce and other global stars who worshipped Aretha Franklin
The world's biggest musical artists have been paying tribute to the legendary Detroit singer.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:35

'Save trees when roasting Eid sheep' in Niger
Authorities in Niger want Muslim celebrants to use coal instead of firewood at next week's festival.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:26

Imran Khan to be confirmed as Pakistan prime minister
After more than 20 years on the political sidelines, the former cricket star will finally become PM.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:16

St Ives police get Joanne Beaven's stolen wallet after 18 years
Complete with driving licence and an Eric Cantona photo, it was posted through a police station door.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 12:10

China 'training for strikes' on US targets
The Pentagon's annual report to Congress warns of Chinese military ambitions in the Pacific.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 11:54

Somerset lost gold ring found on carrot dug up for dinner
The 40th birthday present was lost in a vegetable garden in Somerset 12 years ago.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 11:54

Huntress frontwoman Jill Janus dies at 43
The California heavy metal band's frontwoman took her own life on Tuesday.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 11:34

Artist's Aboriginal portraits back in Tasmania after 170 years
Thomas Bock's paintings go on display in Australia for the first time, stirring up complex emotions.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 10:46

Apple files stored by teen in 'hacky hack hack' folder
An Australian 16-year-old is in court following a series of intrusions into Apple's internal network.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 10:37

Elon Musk was 'not on weed' when tweeting about taking Tesla private
The Tesla founder says it seemed like "better karma" to offer $420 to take the car maker private.
news.bbc.co.uk | 17-Aug-2018 10:18

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