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Akli Tadjer: French writer to meet students in school race row
An author whose book was rejected by French students because of its Algerian theme is due to meet them.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 12:59

Majestic Root century puts England on top
England captain Joe Root hits a sublime century to put his side in a strong position to win the series against Sri Lanka on day three of the second Test.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 12:55

US to cut Africom troops amid focus on Russia and China
Around 700 counter-terrorism troops will be moved as the Pentagon focuses on advising in West Africa.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 12:52

Khmer Rouge leaders found guilty of Cambodia genocide
It is the first genocide ruling against any member of Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 12:38

EE and Virgin Media fined £13.3m for overcharging customers
Digital minister Margot James says phone and broadband firms must "play by the rules".
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 12:36

Gessica Notaro attacker gets 15 years for acid attack
An ex-boyfriend who disfigured a former Miss Italy finalist is jailed on appeal.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 12:29

Lord Lester accuser Jasvinder Sanghera felt 're-victimised'
A peer accused of groping a woman has avoided suspension from the House of Lords for now.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 11:59

US 'preparing indictment against Julian Assange' of WikiLeaks
The media reports come as an unsealed filing in a separate court case hints at charges.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 11:55

Hockney painting breaks auction record for living artist
The price of Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) is the highest for a living artist.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 11:48

Actress and model Kim Porter dies at 47
It's not been confirmed how the actress and model, who had three children with US rapper Diddy, died.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 11:30

India tiger cubs 'may become man-eaters'
Their mother was shot dead this month after reportedly killing 13 people in Maharashtra state.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 07:34

California fire: Number missing passes 600
Seven more bodies have also been found in northern California, taking the statewide death toll to 66.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 07:28

'Bleeping' parrot sparks Daventry emergency call-out
Fire crews "amazed" by Jazz the parrot's alarm impression after an emergency alert.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 07:26

Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots
The new safety measures follow a string of incidents and delayed flights due to intoxicated pilots.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 06:56

North Korea 'tests new high-tech weapon'
The successful test was supervised by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, state-run media say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 06:10

The Papers: 'May fights on' amid resignations
The papers say the PM has vowed to carry on in the face of a backlash over her Brexit deal.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 06:08

Is teenage pregnancy in Kenya really on the rise?
Reports of girls giving birth in the exam period prompted a government inquiry into teenage pregnancy.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:59

Greenpeace activist swam in front of 21,000 tonne oil ship
A Greenpeace activist says she has no regrets after a 12-month legal battle in New Zealand.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:51

Africa's week in pictures: 9-15 November 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:23

Ditch thermal receipts and four other tips to be a green shopper
From e-receipts to recycling clothes, five ways to help save the planet when you hit the high street.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:21

Wimpy Kid author: I can't get my kids off Fortnite
Jeff Kinney says he feels "a huge responsibility to encourage literacy".
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:19

Quiz of the Week: Which superhero wasn't Lee's?
It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:16

Sophia Jex-Blake: The battle to be Scotland's first female doctor
Sophia Jex-Blake was a pioneer of women's education on her way to be Scotland's first female doctor.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 02:00

Definition of kilogram set to change
Scientists are set to take the massive decision of changing the definition of the kilogram.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 01:30

Golden Horse Awards: The Oscars of Asia
Welcome to Chinese cinema's biggest night: The Golden Horse Awards.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 01:12

Women's World Twenty20 highlights: India beat Ireland, New Zealand end losing streak
Watch the best moments from day seven of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as India beat Ireland to reach the semi-finals and New Zealand end their losing streak.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 01:10

How 'miniature suns' could provide cheap, clean energy
Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 01:07

'How Amazon helped me transition to a woman'
Sophie Roberts is a software developer at the tech giant who came out at work in October.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 01:04

Grandpa paints his Taiwanese village in cats and dogs
Huang saved his home from demolition after his paintings turned his village into a huge tourist attraction.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 01:02

Brexit: What do Brummies make of May's plan?
Birmingham voted for Brexit by just 3,800 votes - so what do they think of the PM's draft withdrawal agreement?
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:58

Viral US act of kindness that raised $400,000 'a lie'
A homeless man and couple who crowdfunded thousands have been charged with conspiracy and theft.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:50

England 3-0 USA: Wayne Rooney farewell appearance ends in victory
Wayne Rooney's farewell appearance for England ends in a comfortable friendly victory over the United States at Wembley.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:42

I'll be Fury's worst nightmare, says Wilder
Deontay Wilder warns Tyson Fury he will be his "worst nightmare" and questions the Briton's additions to his team.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:41

Brexit: What just happened?
Leila Nathoo looks at what's been going on in the last few days, and explains what it all means.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:31

Croatia beat Spain in thriller to keep England's Nations League hopes alive
Croatia gain a dramatic injury-time victory over Spain in their Nations League Group A4 tie - and keep alive England's hopes of winning the tournament.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:21

Kane will break my record, says Rooney after 'special night' at Wembley
England's all-time leading goalscorer Wayne Rooney believes Harry Kane will break his record.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:20

Theresa May under pressure after Gove rejects Brexit Secretary job
The PM defends her Brexit agreement as Michael Gove is understood to be considering quitting.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Nov-2018 00:20

California wildfires: Drone footage shows Paradise devastation
The Californian town has been destroyed by the Camp Fire.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 23:05

Federer beats Anderson & reaches ATP Finals last four
Roger Federer beats Kevin Anderson to secure his place in the last four of the ATP Finals for the 15th time.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 23:00

Prince William criticises social media firms
Prince William and Catherine were at the BBC to discuss its work on combating cyber-bullying.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 22:46

Nikola Gruevski: Mystery over how Macedonia ex-PM escaped
A former Macedonian leader facing prison is claiming asylum in Hungary, the government confirms.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 22:07

'When you play the bassoon, no-one is going to punch you in the face' - meet the classical musician fighting for a world title
Farmer's daughter Hannah Rankin is a classically-trained musician, but on Saturday she aims to become Scotland's first female world champion.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 22:00

The battle of the Christmas adverts: what's the magic formula?
From John Lewis' tear-jerker to Iceland's palm oil campaign - what makes a great Christmas ad?
bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 21:58

Why is Canada running out of marijuana?
Supply problems in the month-old legal cannabis industry could last well into next year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 21:56

Ethiopia's PM Abiy Ahmed takes on the military
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is intensifying his crackdown on the military and spy agency.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 20:00

Anfield attack: Roma donates £130,000 for Sean Cox care
Sean Cox "will require care for the rest of his life" after he was attacked outside Anfield.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Nov-2018 19:57

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