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Biden inauguration in pictures
Images from the day as Joe Biden is sworn in as US president and Donald Trump leaves office.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:10

Coronavirus: Priti Patel says UK should have closed borders in March 2020
The home secretary has been recorded telling supporters she was an "advocate" of closures last year.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:09

Kamalam: India state Gujarat renames dragon fruit 'lotus'
The decision, prompted by the original name's association with China, sparks internet memes and jokes.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:07

Shakib takes 4-8 on return from ban as Bangladesh beat West Indies
Shakib Al Hasan takes 4-8 on his return to international cricket as Bangladesh beat West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI in Mirpur.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:06

Six Nations 2021: Flanker Dan Lydiate recalled by Wales
Wales recall veteran Ospreys back row Dan Lydiate for the 2021 Six Nations.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:05

Eddie Jones: England head coach to miss start of Six Nations training camp as isolating
England head coach Eddie Jones and attack coach Simon Amor are self-isolating after forwards coach Matt Proudfoot tests positive for Covid-19.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:04

Storm Christoph: Flood warnings in parts of England
Parts of England prepare for widespread flooding as an amber warning for heavy rain is in force.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 13:01

Covid vaccine: Priti Patel 'working to get jabs to front-line roles'
Ministers are working to get front-line workers moved up the priority list, the home secretary says.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 12:49

Supermarket delivery driver rescued from Westgate ford
Police say the van "careered" off the road and the man was rescued from the overturned vehicle.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 12:48

Biden Inauguration: What will Joe Biden do first?
The President-elect has a laundry list of priorities for his first 100 days in the White House.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 12:30

Sibusiso Moyo: Zimbabwe foreign minister dies from Covid-19
The southern African state has recorded a surge in cases since the end of the festive season.
BBC News | 20-Jan-2021 12:24

Clemency Burton-Hill: 'Speech was my thing and then I couldn't do it'
Presenter Clemency Burton-Hill gives her first broadcast interview, a year after being in a coma.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 12:22

Biden inauguration: Democrat to be sworn in as Trump leaves office
The new president will take the oath of office in a Washington DC fortified against any civil unrest.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 12:06

Trump pardons dozens in final hours, including ex-aide Steve Bannon
Donald Trump issues pardons and commutations for more than 140 people in his final hours as president.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 11:42

Don't feed mice, quarantined Australian Open players told
Australian Open players are told not to feed mice at their quarantine hotel in Melbourne after one player complains of rodent infestation.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 11:08

UK inflation jumps despite Covid Christmas curbs
The UK inflation rate jumps to 0.6% in December from 0.3% in November, led by higher transport costs.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 11:06

BBC faces 'financial risk' over licence fee income, watchdog says
A National Audit Office report calls on the corporation to produce "a long-term financial plan".
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 11:01

‘We are 10-15 years behind outfield players’: How women’s goalkeeping is playing catch-up
Much-maligned and an easy target, why women's goalkeeping is '10-15 behind outfield players' and is playing catch-up.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 10:50

President Trump's farewell message fact-checked
We've looked at some of the claims Mr Trump made in his farewell video as US president.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 10:40

Scrapping £20 benefit could see Tories called 'nasty party' - Casey
The ex-government adviser said the Tories would be seen as the "nasty party" by ending the top-up.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 10:17

Covid smear-test delays prompt calls for home HPV tests
Delays to smear tests in lockdown prompt cervical cancer charities to call for home-testing kits.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 09:39

Musicians 'failed by government' over EU touring, stars say
Some of the UK's biggest music stars sign an open letter demanding action over post-Brexit touring.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 08:37

Prada drops Chinese actress over alleged surrogacy row
The actress has been accused of abandoning children she had through a surrogate.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 08:25

Jack Ma makes first appearance since October
Fears had grown over the Alibaba founder's whereabouts because of pressure from Chinese authorities.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 07:30

Covid: Student fears she will be 'left with nothing' if no exams
Private candidates are worried that if exams are cancelled they will not get a grade.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 07:18

Natural wonder: Wing 'clap' solves mystery of butterfly flight
The cupped clap of a butterfly's wings may be the key to their flying abilities and their survival.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 02:54

Baby Done: Comedy film explores woman's reluctance at impending motherhood
The film explores feeling mixed about being pregnant and social media pressure on expectant mums.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:31

Biden inauguration: Americans' hopes and fears for next president
Members of our voter panel all wish Joe Biden well, but they're divided over his chances of success.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:17

Kamala Harris and a 1986 snapshot of that Howard generation
They are all laughing at the camera, but what are the stories of the women next to Kamala Harris?
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:16

The cartoonists making mental health their muse
Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:13

Coronavirus: Why South Africa has yet to roll out vaccines
South Africa is the worst-hit country in Africa, but has not yet started doing Covid-19 vaccinations.
BBC News | 20-Jan-2021 01:12

Coronavirus: French students highlight pandemic's mental health toll
Student protests around the country are set to highlight the mental health impacts of the pandemic.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:09

Greece #Metoo: Women ending silence of sport abuse shake Greece
The decision by ex-champion Sofia Bekatorou to describe how she was assaulted leads to a #Metoo moment.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:08

Iran nuclear deal: What are Biden's plans and challenges
With so much hostility - and mistrust - between Washington and Tehran, will President Biden be able to revive the nuclear deal?
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:02

Paralysed ambulance call handler walks for 'NHS heroes'
An emergency call handler paralysed below the waist walks one mile to raise funds for the NHS.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:02

Butterfly wings captured in slow motion footage
Scientists, using a wind tunnel and high-speed cameras, have captured the butterfly's flying skill.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:01

Luke Grenfell-Shaw: Cycling around the world with cancer
After discovering an "enormous" tumour under his shoulder blade, Luke Grenfell-Shaw has just completed the first part of his round-the-world challenge.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:01

Newspaper headlines: 'It's the back of Trump' and 'vaccine pivot'
Wednesday's front pages focus on Joe Biden's inauguration later as the 46th US president.
bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 01:01

Kamala Harris: A beginner's guide to the vice-president
The US is about to have its first female vice-president in history. Here's what awaits Kamala Harris.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 00:49

Leicester City 2-0 Chelsea: Leicester win to go top of Premier League
Leicester go top of the Premier League as goals from Wilfred Ndidi and James Maddison secure victory against Chelsea.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 00:37

Theresa May: PM's foreign aid cut damaged UK's moral leadership, says predecessor
The UK has not always "lived up to its values" under Boris Johnson, his predecessor Theresa May says.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 00:36

Lampard 'worried' by Chelsea form as slide continues
Manager Frank Lampard admits he is worried by Chelsea's form after they suffer a fifth defeat in eight Premier League games.
news.bbc.co.uk | 20-Jan-2021 00:34

Woods' season on hold after back surgery for fifth time
Tiger Woods puts his season on hold after having back surgery for the fifth time in his career.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jan-2021 23:47

Saints overcome gallant Shrewsbury in FA Cup
Southampton earn a straightforward win over Shrewsbury in their rearranged FA Cup third-round tie at St Mary's.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jan-2021 23:44

New owners of Tiger King zoo ordered to surrender cubs
Jeff and Lauren Lowe must hand over all tiger cubs and their mothers to the US government.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jan-2021 23:35

Will Netflix's pandemic success continue in 2021?
The streaming firm, which has been boosted by Covid, now has more than 200 million subscribers.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jan-2021 23:31

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