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Bat killed by cat after record 1,200-mile journey
A record-breaking bat - the size of a human thumb - is discovered in Russia after flying from London.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 13:19

Lionel Messi: Paris St-Germain in talks with Argentine after leaving Barcelona
Paris St-Germain are in talks with Lionel Messi's representatives about the Argentina forward joining the Ligue 1 club following his Barcelona exit.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 13:17

Tokyo Olympics: Joe Choong wins gold for Great Britain in men's modern pentathlon
Joe Choong wins gold in the men's modern pentathlon to seal an Olympic double for Great Britain after Kate French triumphed in the women's event.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 13:17

Tokyo Olympics: Joe Choong wins modern pentathlon gold for Team GB
Joe Choong becomes Great Britain's first individual medallist in modern pentathlon, winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 13:17

Tokyo Olympics: Laura Muir comes to terms with place in history after 1500m silver
Great Britain's Laura Muir did not get much sleep after her 1500m silver, but is now starting to come to terms with her success.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 13:00

Dungannon: Man arrested on suspicion of murder after child's death
A 32-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of murder after the young girl died in hospital.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 12:58

Tokyo Olympics: Cyclists Matt Walls and Ethan Hayter win silver in men's madison
British cyclist Matt Walls' superb Olympic debut continues as he wins a second Tokyo medal with silver in the men's madison alongside Ethan Hayter.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 12:55

Tokyo Olympics: Gold for Galal Yafai, Tom Daley takes bronze & madison silver for Walls and Hayter
Tom Daley claims bronze in the men's 10m platform after boxer Galal Yafai wins Team GB's first boxing gold in Tokyo to become Olympic flyweight champion.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 11:51

Afghanistan war: Taliban say jail captured and prisoners freed
Video on social media shows hundreds of inmates leaving the Afghan jail after heavy militant attacks.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 11:45

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil's Hebert Sousa wins men's middleweight gold by knockout against Oleksandr Khyzhniak
Brazil's Hebert Sousa wins gold in the men's middleweight boxing by knocking out Ukraine's Oleksandr Khyzhniak with a brilliant punch.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 11:43

Archbishop of York: English people feel left behind by metropolitan elites
Many English people are "patronised as backwardly xenophobic", the Archbishop of York says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 10:32

Tokyo Olympics: German pentathlon coach thrown out for punching horse
A German coach who appeared to strike a horse with her fist during the modern pentathlon is thrown out of the Olympics.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 10:23

Tokyo Olympics: Daley wins bronze in men's 10m platform as Cao makes history
GB's Tom Daley wins bronze in men's 10m platform at Tokyo 2020 as China's Cao Yuan makes history.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 10:18

Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain's Tom Daley wins bronze in the men's 10m platform
Great Britain's Tom Daley wins his fourth Olympic medal with a bronze in the men's 10m platform at Tokyo 2020.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 10:06

Sky Brown inspiring skateboarding girls to take it 'to the next level'
Girls in the West share how the skateboarding Olympics has inspired them to take their hobby further.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 09:31

US wins fourth straight men's basketball gold
USA beat France to win their fourth basketball gold medal in a row.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 08:47

Covid-19: NI has the highest infection rate in the UK
Hospitalisations and deaths increase, but the data shows the vaccine is doing its job.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 08:46

Tokyo Olympics: Galal Yafai wins men's flyweight boxing gold with victory over Carlo Paalam
Britain's Galal Yafai wins Olympic gold in the men's 52kg flyweight boxing competition with a win over Carlo Paalam of the Philippines.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 08:19

Tokyo Olympics: GB's Galal Yafai beats Carlo Paalam to win flyweight boxing gold
Watch the best moments from the men's flyweight final as Great Britain's Galal Yafai beats Carlo Paalam of the Philippines to win gold at Tokyo 2020.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 07:59

Apple criticised for system that detects child abuse
There are privacy concerns that the system will be expanded to scan phones for political speech.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 03:09

Getting more black women into cycling
Members of Black Girls Do Bike say the ever-growing group feels like a 'sisterhood'
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 02:09

Belarus crackdown fails to crush opposition spirit
Beaten up, jailed, forced into exile - protesters are still battling against President Lukashenko.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:57

Cash prize jackpot offered for double-jabbed students
A university hopes to boost Covid jab take-up among students by offering 10 £5,000 cash prizes.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:54

Climate change: New report will highlight 'stark reality' of warming
The IPCC's short scientific summary due out on Monday will be strongest statement yet on climate change.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:18

Wood Green stabbing: Man and police officers attacked in north London
It is not thought to be terrorism related and three people have been arrested, police said.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:17

Mercer Street: Tanker blast evidence points to Iran, says US
The attack on the Israeli-operated merchant tanker last week killed two people.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:17

'We want trillions to heal our wounds'
Descendants of victims of Germany's atrocities in Namibia say the money offered is not nearly enough.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:16

Mayflower 400 years: How many people are related to the Mayflower pilgrims?
For some, the17th century "pilgrim fathers" are also real-life ancestors. But for how many?
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:15

Tokyo 2020: Olympic athletes struggle with heat at Games
This Games are one of the warmest on record, with many athletes complaining about the high temperatures.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:08

Telfar Clemens: Designer creates Tokyo 2020 Olympic outfits for Team Liberia
American-Liberian designer Telfar Clemens created Liberian team's outfits at the Tokyo Olympics.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:07

'They call me the Irish hulk of basketball'
Aidan Igiehon is part of a group of elite Irish athletes playing college basketball in America.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:07

Dead Ringers impressionists on how Covid changed their work
Impressionists Jon Culshaw, Jan Ravens and Debra Stephenson on their ever-changing political material.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:07

Week in pictures: 31 July - 6 August 2021
A selection of powerful images taken around the world this week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:05

Ryan Reynolds: Why Free Guy is more than a 'video game movie'
The Canadian actor's latest film sees him play a different kind of "naïve and innocent" character.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:05

University clearing may be 'much more competitive' this year - Ucas boss
"It's still a good year for clearing," says the admissions service boss, ahead of results day next week.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 01:02

Greece fires spread uncontrolled, killing a fireman
Thousands of people are being evacuated as uncontrolled fires continue to rage.
news.bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 00:33

At risk Afghan journalists to be offered UK relocation
The foreign secretary says they can move to the UK if they are under "imminent threat" from the Taliban.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 00:28

British and Irish Lions v South Africa has 'huge implications', says Ronan O'Gara
The British and Irish Lions' decisive third Test in South Africa "has huge implications for the future of rugby", says three-time tourist Ronan O'Gara.
bbc.co.uk | 07-Aug-2021 00:01

Capturing the disappearing sounds of the workplace
An archive preserving sounds from offices, factories and shops will also be a resource for artists and musicians.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:57

Covid: Wales moves to alert level zero with most rules scrapped
Social distancing ends, but face masks are still needed in shops and on public transport.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:50

The Hundred - Welsh Fire v Trent Rockets: Nat Sciver, Samit Patel & Wahab Riaz star as Rockets do the double in Cardiff
Watch the best of Friday's Hundred action as Trent Rockets do the double over Welsh Fire by winning the women's and men's matches at Sophia Gardens.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:47

The Papers: 'No more lockdowns', and Team GB's medal haul
A mix of stories make Saturday's front pages, but Great Britain's Olympics success features on many.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:46

Community Shield: Leicester v Man City - Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden 'out for a while'
Kevin de Bruyne and fellow Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden will be "out for a while" with injuries, says boss Pep Guardiola.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:32

The activist entrepreneurs running zero-waste shops
Environmentally conscious entrepreneurs explain the movement towards zero-waste lifestyles.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:24

Afghan interpreter: 'A better life for my wife and children in the UK'
Afghan interpreters who worked with British forces are being relocated to the UK, as the Taliban advance.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:13

Two arrested over plot to kill Myanmar UN ambassador
Ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun is a vocal critic of Myanmar's junta, which seized power in a coup on 1 February.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2021 23:04

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