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Exploring the landscapes where people congregate
For more than a decade, British photographer Simon Roberts has taken pictures of events and places across England that have drawn people together in public. Here we present a small selection of his pictures.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 01:14

Convicted Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening pleads for mercy
A German court has sentenced "Auschwitz bookkeeper" Oskar Groening, 96, to four years in prison.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 01:09

Newspaper headlines: 'Carillion's gazillions' and Iceland's plastic ban
Tuesday's papers focus on the contractor's collapse, which puts thousands of jobs at risk.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 01:06

BBC & Premier League start 'Super Movers'
The BBC and Premier League start a campaign called Super Movers to help primary school teachers encourage children to be more active.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 01:04

Trump voters grade president's first year
Four Donald Trump supporters share their views on the president's first year in office.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:49

What were you wearing? Rape victims' clothes exhibited
The powerful ‘Is it my fault?’ exhibition in Brussels aims to show clothing doesn't cause rape.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:46

Antwerp: Belgium building collapses in explosion
Several people are injured the blast, which is not related to terrorism, Belgian police say.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:36

Wallaby captured after hopping across Sydney Harbour Bridge
The unusual sight surprises motorists before prompting a brief chase and some fun online.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:32

Donald Trump takes on Dick Durbin over 'racial slur'
The US president says he has been "totally misrepresented" by a senator who said he used a racial slur.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:20

Man City end pursuit of Arsenal forward Sanchez
Manchester City decide not to pursue their interest in signing Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:14

Pogba stars as Man Utd cruise to victory against Stoke
A Paul Pogba-inspired Manchester United cruise to victory as incoming Stoke boss Paul Lambert watches his new side's struggles continue at Old Trafford.
bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:11

Why the A380 never really took off
Airbus has said it will stop making its superjumbo if it does not get any more orders.
news.bbc.co.uk | 16-Jan-2018 00:04

Doortraits: The Instagram obsession with doors
What does your door say about you?
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 23:59

Biles 'abused by gymnastics doctor'
Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles says she was sexually abused by former Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 23:42

Desire burns inside me and criticism is unfair, says new Wales boss Giggs
New Wales boss Ryan Giggs says he has been unfairly criticised, and a desire to reach a major tournament "burns" inside him.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 23:30

Firefighter catches child from burning building
Footage captures the moment a child was dropped from a burning building in Georgia.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 23:26

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly aged 46
The Irish musician, who was 46, led the band to international success in the 1990s.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 22:56

Romania loses second PM in seven months
Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigns as his party withdraws its backing amid internal power struggles.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 22:50

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies
Irish music star Dolores O'Riordan dies suddenly at the age of 46.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 22:19

HGV driver ploughed on to wrong side of M62 after falling asleep
A lorry driver fell asleep at the wheel before driving nearly a mile the wrong way along a busy motorway "in a trance-like state", a court heard.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 21:49

Carillion collapse: Ministers hold emergency meeting
Ministers discussed how to keep vital public services going after the major UK contractor fails.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 21:47

Sound Of 2018 stars to play exclusive gig
Sigrid, Pale Waves and Sound of 2015 winners Years & Years will play an intimate show at the BBC.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 21:07

Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'
Human body lice, rather than rat fleas, spread plague during the Black Death, a study simulating the outbreak suggests.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 21:00

We stood on his shoulders - Dublin on 'trailblazer' Regis
Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin pays tribute to his friend and fellow ex-England international Cyrille Regis following his death.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 20:27

Venezuela helicopter attack: Pilot Oscar Pérez in bloody siege
The ex-policeman is accused of leading an armed rebellion involving a helicopter and grenades.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 20:06

Cyrille Regis dies: 'Pioneer to many, but to me he was just my uncle' - Jason Roberts
"As he was to many people, he was our hero." Jason Roberts writes a touching tribute to his uncle Cyrille Regis, who has died aged 59.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 19:59

Rape case collapses after 'cuddling' photos emerge
Photos of Samson Makele and his alleged victim in bed together were found by a defence expert.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 19:48

Westminster attacker 'took steroids' before terror incident
Khalid Masood killed five people during the Westminster Bridge terror attack last year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 19:08

Fly-tipping
The government has proposed new measures to tackle fly-tipping. Is it a growing problem?
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 18:56

Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault
Rachel Grant claims the assault happened in Bulgaria in 2002, but Mr Seagal's lawyers deny the allegation.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 18:26

Denmark Facebook sex video: More than 1,000 young people charged
They are accused of sharing explicit videos of two 15-year-olds via Facebook Messenger.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 17:40

Toronto police say scissor attack on a girl's hijab 'did not happen'
Authorities in Toronto say the incident alleged to have taken place last Friday never occurred.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 17:36

Still Friends? The trouble with old sitcoms
As 90s sitcom Friends faces a backlash for alleged homophobia and sexism, we ask, was it ever thus?
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 17:31

Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray after Bristol nightclub incident
England cricketer Ben Stokes and two other men are charged with affray following an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in September.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 17:20

UK sends medics to halt Rohingya diphtheria outbreak
There have been 4,000 suspected cases of diphtheria in the overcrowded refugee camps and at least 31 deaths.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 16:52

Spain to replace US as second most popular tourism spot
The UN says Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism destination.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 16:15

Car crashes into building in California
The car mounted a central reservation and crashed into the Santa Ana dental office.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 15:27

Pro-Putin social media campaign hijacked by critics
Russian social media users are using the hashtag #RussiaNeedsPutin to debate the President's record.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 15:08

Tributes pour in after death of former West Brom star Cyrille Regis
Former West Brom and England forward Cyrille Regis dies at the age of 59.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 13:35

Hard Brexit 'would cost Scots £12.7bn'
Analysis by the Scottish government concludes a so-called hard Brexit would cost each Scot £2,300 a year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 13:13

Virgin Trains to resume Daily Mail sales
Company boss Richard Branson says he was unaware of the decision to stop stocking the newspaper.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 13:10

Carillion collapse raises job fears
The government will take on public services after the UK's second biggest construction firm fails.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 13:09

Paul Lambert appointed Stoke manager
Stoke City appoint former Aston Villa and Norwich boss Paul Lambert as manager after the departure of Mark Hughes.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 13:02

Saudi Ritz 'gilded jail' hotel to reopen
The hotel has been a luxury detention centre for dozens of princes held on suspicion of corruption.
news.bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 13:02

French FA suspends referee after kicking incident
The referee who aimed a kick at a Nantes player and sent him off against Paris St-Germain is suspended "until further notice" by the French FA.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 12:58

Sinn Fein MP McElduff resigns
He has been embroiled in controversy since posting online video on anniversary of Kingsmills massacre.
bbc.co.uk | 15-Jan-2018 12:58

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