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Mexico obesity: Oaxaca bans sale of junk food to children
Children will no longer be able to buy sugary drinks and calorie-laden snacks in Oaxaca.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 13:17

World Snooker Championship 2020: John Higgins makes 147 break at Crucible
Former champion John Higgins makes the first maximum 147 break at the World Championship since 2012.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 13:17

China sentences Canadian to death on drugs charge
The man has been accused of producing ketamine as relations between the countries remain fraught.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 12:55

England v Pakistan: James Anderson dismisses Babar Azam
James Anderson removes Pakistan dangerman Babar Azam who edges to Joe Root in the first over of the second day of the first Test at Old Trafford.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 12:35

Bank of England: Coronavirus downturn less severe than feared
UK economy is still set for worst performance in 100 years according to the UK's central bank.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 12:25

High-cost lenders using 'exotic holidays' to encourage debt
Pictures of holidays and "nudge" tactics are being used to persuade people to get into greater debt.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 12:15

US election: Trump's White House convention speech idea condemned
Democrats and Republicans say Mr Trump should not be politicising the seat of presidential power.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 12:00

Hong Kong foreign press says journalists being targeted in US-China stand-off
The Foreign Correspondents' Club warns pressure from Beijing could jeopardise press freedom.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 11:57

Alexis Sanchez: Inter Milan complete permanent deal for Manchester United forward
Inter Milan complete the permanent signing of Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez on a three-year deal.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 11:31

Coronavirus: Safety concerns halt use of 50 million NHS masks
Millions of respirators will not be used by health workers because they may not fit adequately.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 11:01

Dame Shirley Bassey to release first new album in five years
The Cardiff-born superstar celebrates a 70-year career with her first release in five years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 10:52

Beirut explosion: Angry residents demand answers after blast
People in Lebanon call for justice after a blast that left at least 137 dead and about 5,000 injured.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 10:45

Grace Millane killer appeals against conviction and sentence
The 28-year-old, who cannot be named, was jailed for at least 17 years in February for murder.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 10:20

Coronavirus: How does a Covid-19 pandemic come to an end?
The pandemic officially started when the WHO declared it in March 2020 but how will it end?
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 09:59

Coronavirus: University life may 'pose further risk' to young shielders
A lack of information from universities will pose a "further risk to lives", the NUS warns.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 09:56

LeBron James: Donald Trump no loss to NBA
LeBron James says that basketball will not miss Donald Trump after the US president says he turns off coverage of games featuring social justice protests.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 09:55

London 2012: Jason Kenny strikes gold, Nicola Adams through & Anthony Joshua dominates
Relive the best of the action from day 10 of London 2012, featuring Jason Kenny's gold medal in the men's sprint, Nicola Adams' Olympic debut and Anthony Joshua dominating in the ring.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 07:12

Hiroshima bomb: Japan marks 75 years since nuclear attack
The first nuclear weapon used in war killed 140,000 people - Japan surrendered days later, ending WW2.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 06:27

Beaver families win legal 'right to remain'
Fifteen beaver families have been given a permanent home on the River Otter in East Devon.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 06:27

Is the housing secretary right about how long planning takes?
Robert Jenrick says a standard housing development takes five years to go through the planning process.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 04:29

Quaden Bayles: Bullied Australian boy sues columnist over 'scam' suggestion
A columnist said that Quaden Bayles had been "coached", after his viral video drew global support.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 03:45

Coronavirus: The childcare 'jigsaw' parents are facing this summer
Many holiday clubs aren't running and some have had to hike up prices - how are parents coping?
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 03:10

Banned protesters send #ZimbabweanLivesMatter viral
The social media campaign tapping into the anger of the global #BlackLivesMatter phenomenon.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 02:17

Kashmir: 'I could land up in jail if I express myself freely'
Artists, poets and journalists feel that freedom of expression is under attack in Kashmir.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 02:07

Coronavirus: The viral rumours that were completely wrong
In the early days the pandemic, lots of misleading posts went viral. Many were just plain wrong.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 02:06

Zarka's husband sliced off her nose. A surgeon offered to restore it for free
A young Afghan woman suffered a brutal domestic assault, but surgery gave her a ray of hope.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 02:02

Bad Boy Chiller Crew: Today Bradford, tomorrow we take over the world
Rappers, comedians, influencers - and they're doing it all from the backstreets of Bradford.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:58

Coronavirus: France records two-month high in cases
Spain has also recorded its highest number of daily coronavirus cases in months.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:47

The islands that want tourists as well as fish
The Faroe Islands are trying to reduce their dependence on fishing industries.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:28

Coronavirus: Barnsley bugler vows to 'play until there are no more deaths'
Paul Goose has played the Last Post every night since 29 March in tribute to Covid-19 victims.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:18

Facebook removes Trump's 'Covid misinformation' post
The social network said the post had violated its rules around "harmful Covid misinformation".
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:15

Hiroshima: The day Michiko nearly missed her train
The horrors of the Hiroshima bombing are laid bare through the story of one woman's life.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:09

The Papers: 'Andrew's law' call and the 'lost city' of Beirut
The papers report on a grieving widow's sentencing campaign and the aftermath of the Lebanon blast.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:08

Coronavirus: Interest in country living surges
Estate agents have seen a surge in interest in moving to the country from people in cities.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:04

Premier League owners' test needs overhaul - Amnesty
Amnesty International says the Premier League's owners' and directors' test is "hopelessly unsuited" to scrutinising buyers of clubs.
bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:02

Beirut: Why has there been unrest in Lebanon?
From the war in 1975 to the explosion that devastated the port area of the capital, Beirut.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:01

Natasha Lambert prepares for transatlantic sailing challenge
Natasha Lambert is preparing to sail across the Atlantic in a specially-adapted boat.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 01:01

Jakobsen in coma after Tour of Poland crash
Dutch rider Fabio Jakobsen is in a life-threatening condition in hospital after a huge crash in the Tour of Poland.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 00:44

Daisy Coleman: Assault survivor in Netflix film takes own life
The 23-year-old featured in the 2016 award-winning documentary on sexual assault, Audrie & Daisy.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 00:32

Poland LGBT protests: Three charged with hanging rainbow flags off statues
The offences they are charged with are punishable by a fine or up to two years in prison.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 00:29

Arsenal in 'advanced' talks for Coutinho - Thursday's gossip
Arsenal in "advanced" talks with Coutinho, Gunners make three-year deal offer to Willian, Tottenham ready to sell Aurier, plus more.
news.bbc.co.uk | 06-Aug-2020 00:00

Michelle Obama: Former US first lady says she has 'low-grade depression'
The former US first lady blames it on the pandemic, racial tensions and the Trump administration.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 23:41

Man Utd complete emphatic aggregate win over LASK to reach Europa League last eight
Manchester United come from behind to beat Austrian side LASK at Old Trafford, advancing to the quarter-finals of the Europa League 7-1 on aggregate.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 23:38

Planning law overhaul for England takes next step
Critics fear the system could lead to "bad-quality" homes and loss of local control over development.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 23:30

Jake Paul: FBI swat team seizes guns at home of YouTube star
The social media star is no stranger to controversy and has had other run-ins with law enforcement.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 23:24

Holiday shock: 'We were stopped from boarding our Greece flight'
Some UK holidaymakers are being caught out by new passenger forms now required to travel to Greece.
news.bbc.co.uk | 05-Aug-2020 23:12

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