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Why do people love dachshunds?
The number of dachshunds registered with The Kennel Club in the UK has increased by 80% in five years.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 01:15

Brexit Basics: The single market explained
Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 01:14

New £50 bank note 'must recognise ethnic minorities'
Stars and politicians are campaigning for a non-white scientist to feature on the new £50 note.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 01:05

Teenage racing driver Monger wins Helen Rollason award
Teenage racing driver Billy Monger will receive the Helen Rollason Award at the 2018 BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 01:02

MPs want halt to smart motorway rollout over safety concerns
The group backed campaigners who say having no hard shoulder puts motorists and recovery workers at risk.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 00:59

Newspaper headlines: 'PM's team plots new referendum' and Strictly winner
Sunday's front pages have a variety of stories from Brexit to the Strictly winner.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 00:32

Michael van Gerwen 'angry' after being showered with beer by fan
Top seed Michael van Gerwen is upset by a fan dousing him in beer before he began his quest for a third PDC World Championship with victory.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 00:08

Liverpool v Manchester United: Who made your combined XI?
Find out who made the team when BBC Sport readers picked a combined Liverpool and Manchester United XI.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 00:05

Cyclone Owen downgraded, but could reform off Queensland
Cyclone Owen has been downgraded to a tropical low, but storm and flood warnings remain in place.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Dec-2018 00:02

Black footballers find it 'almost impossible' to speak out over racism - Gullit
Black footballers find it "almost impossible" to speak out over racism because they are cast in a "victim role" when they discuss it, says former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 22:58

Climate change: COP24 deal to bring Paris pact to life
Nearly 200 nations agree rules on implementing 2015 Paris agreement at UN climate talks in Poland.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 22:57

Stacey Dooley and Kevin Clifton win Strictly Come Dancing 2018
Ashley, Faye, Joe and Stacey vied for viewers' votes in the finale of the 16th series of the show.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 22:32

Ariana Grande plans special Manchester concert during 2019 tour
Pop star Ariana Grande will return to the city two years after 22 people died in a bomb attack.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 20:33

I don't deserve to be in final - Allen says he has shown tournament 'disrespect'
Mark Allen says he has reached the Scottish Open final despite "disrespecting the event" with a week of too much drinking.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 20:28

Ryan Zinke: US interior secretary to leave administration
Former Navy Seal Ryan Zinke has been embroiled in a series of alleged ethics violations.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 20:23

US returns looted bells to Philippines after 117 years
The Balangiga church bells have been returned to the Philippines, 117 years after the US seized them.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 19:19

Mother and daughter, 8, die in Nottinghamshire fire
A 34-year-old man and a young boy were taken to hospital with serious injuries.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 18:31

Egypt tomb: Saqqara 'one of a kind' discovery revealed
Archaeologists in Egypt unveil the tomb of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 18:05

Fire at Chester Zoo leads to evacuation of visitors
A blaze has led to the evacuation of visitors at the UK's most popular zoo.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 18:03

Catholic priest at teenager's funeral condemns suicide
Father Don LaCuesta questioned whether the 18-year-old man would enter heaven, horrifying his family.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 17:32

'My confidence is back' - Jesus helps send Man City back to the top
Gabriel Jesus scores his first Premier League goals since August as Manchester City reclaim top spot with victory over Everton.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 16:54

Brexit: Theresa May told not to 'run down clock' on deal
A former minister urges the prime minister to give MPs a vote on her Brexit deal before Christmas.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 15:51

Monkey business and a rainbow duck
Some stories you may have missed this week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 14:08

England thrashed by Belgium in World Cup semis
England lose a third consecutive men's Hockey World Cup semi-final after they are thrashed 6-0 by Belgium in India.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 13:12

'Yellow-vest' protesters gather on Paris Champs-Elysées
Demonstrators across France have defied calls from the French government for them to stay at home.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 12:40

Ukraine Orthodox priests to establish independent church
The move angers the Russian Orthodox Church, which sees Ukraine's parishes as under its jurisdiction.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 12:15

Sark Christmas lights on after blackout fear
An island threatened with blackout just a fortnight ago is celebrating the switching on of its Christmas lights.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 11:43

Australia v India: Virat Kohli stands firm for tourists in Perth
India captain Virat Kohli makes an unbeaten 82 to lead his side's recovery on an absorbing second day of the second Test in Australia.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 11:38

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital
PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 11:18

'Forge Brexit consensus,' UK MPs urged
Politicians must compromise and find a plan that a majority in Parliament can support, minister says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 11:14

Obamacare: Texas court rules key health law is unconstitutional
The challenge from a coalition of 20 US states is now likely to go to the US Supreme Court.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 11:01

Linton railings crash escape leaves police 'speechless'
The metal railings came through the windscreen, but missed the driver and his passenger.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 10:59

Twenty-eight injured in Lisbon tram crash
A tram derails and overturns in the Portuguese capital, but no serious injuries are reported.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 10:13

Katowice UN climate talks extended due to sticking points
Rows continue over paying poorer countries for damages caused by rising temperatures.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 09:31

Susie Goodall: British sailor would attempt Golden Globe Race again 'in a heartbeat'
Susie Goodall says she would attempt the Golden Globe Race again "in a heartbeat", despite having to be rescued in the Pacific Ocean.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 08:50

Rajapaksa: Sri Lanka's disputed PM resigns amid crisis
Mahinda Rajapaksa's resignation could bring to an end weeks of political crisis.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 08:49

Brexit: A busy week, but has anything changed?
It's been a busy week in British politics, from Parliamentary squabbles to meetings with European leaders, and a confidence vote.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 04:06

Yemen war: Can ceasefire deal finally bring peace?
Yemen's truce deal is fraught with risk, but it brings the country a step to closer to elusive peace.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 02:38

Strictly Come Dancing finalists discuss their ups, downs and future plans
Ashley, Faye, Joe and Stacey look back on the past 14 weeks and ahead to Saturday's Strictly final.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 02:22

Do autistic people 'get' jokes?
A new BBC podcast, 1800 Seconds on Autism, aims to dispel that no-humour myth, among other assumptions, with razor-sharp wit.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 02:21

Sex abuse victim Natasha Mina: 'Kickboxing gave me strength'
Natasha Mina's father was jailed for 12 years in October after abusing her and three other people.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 02:07

Pigs-in-blankets turned into ice cream at Hitchin parlour
The festive flavour has been created at an ice cream parlour in Hertfordshire.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 02:01

Drone 50ft from hitting plane at Stansted
The drone was being flown at more than 20 times the permissible height, close to a Boeing 737.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 01:47

DR Congo elections: Why do voters mistrust electronic voting?
DR Congo is using e-voting for the first time, but is it a secure system?
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 01:45

Strasbourg shooting: Why known extremists can carry out terror attacks
It's often the case that jihadist attacks are carried out by individuals already identified as a risk.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 01:43

Week in pictures: 8 - 14 December 2018
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Dec-2018 01:40

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