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Women's Ashes: Australia's Ellyse Perry reaches century against England
Australia's Ellyse Perry completes her superb century thanks to some shambolic fielding by England in the decisive Women's Ashes Test at Taunton.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 13:13

Public sector workers 'to get above-inflation pay rise'
Dentists, teachers and police officers are reportedly getting pay increases between 2% and 2.75%.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 13:01

How far would you move to get social housing?
With a shortage of social housing in London, many homeless families are being offered homes hundreds of miles away.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 13:01

South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma pulls out of corruption inquiry
South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma refuses to give further testimony, citing "relentless cross-examination".
BBC News | 19-Jul-2019 13:01

Lucy McHugh murder case: Stephen Nicholson jailed for life
Thirteen-year-old Lucy McHugh had "unknown promise, cruelly obliterated", the judge said.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:52

Stevenage 'car cruise' crash leaves 17 injured
The "horrendous" two-car crash in Stevenage came at a gathering where there were modified vehicles.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:52

BritBox: ITV and BBC set out plans for new streaming service
Shows like Love Island, Gavin & Stacey and Victoria will be on ITV and the BBC's streaming service.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:43

Tom Cruise drops Top Gun 2 trailer
The star surprises fans with a trailer, plus the latest from Comic-Con on Terminator and Star Wars.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:40

Zhang Yingying: US man sentenced to life for Chinese student's murder
Brendt Christensen abducted Zhang Yingying on a university campus in 2017 and beat her to death.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:30

Painted lady butterfly influx needs people to count them
Experts say the UK looks to be experiencing the arrival of millions of painted lady butterflies.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:23

Beyoncé's Lion King album is more about Beyoncé than The Lion King
The star champions African musicians and rhythms on her 14-track companion piece to the Disney film.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:20

Firework drone 'false news' says Instagram star Lucas Albert
Brazilian Instagram star Lucas Albert says his "revenge" video watched by millions was not real.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:13

Cigarette butts in soil hamper plant growth, study suggests
A study suggests the butts make up the most pervasive form of plastic pollution on the planet.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:13

Kyoto Animation fire: Police name suspect after studio blaze
Shinji Aoba is suspected of deliberately starting the fire, and is in police custody at hospital.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 12:09

Bheem Goyal: Eight-year-old with leukaemia plays in goal for Seattle Sounders
Eight year-old Bheem Goyal who suffers from leukaemia, started in goal for their friendly against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.
bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 11:55

ASAP Rocky: Swedish jail requests more time to investigate assault
The rapper has been detained over alleged assault for the last two weeks.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 11:53

Claws out for Cats movie trailer
The reviews are in for the trailer of the big-screen musical adaptation and they're far from purr-fect.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 11:44

Srebrenica massacre: Dutch troops '10% liable' for Srebrenica deaths
The supreme court says peacekeeping soldiers from the Netherlands are partly to blame for 350 deaths.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 11:35

This Week: 'The end of an error'
Presenter Andrew Neil says farewell as the late-night politics show come to end after 16 years.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 09:06

England World Cup-winner Stokes nominated for award - as New Zealander of the year!
England cricketer Ben Stokes is nominated for the New Zealander of the Year award after World Cup win.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 09:06

India floods: Tired tiger takes nap in resident's bed
The tiger found shelter in a house as floods ravage the Kaziranga National Park in India's Assam state.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 08:17

Luxury goods join Hong Kong retail slump as protests bite
Retailers and hotels are among the firms seeing business hit by ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 04:27

Jesus Army sex scandal: The dark secrets of life in a commune
Former members of a radical sect describe growing up in communes where abuse was commonplace.
bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 02:20

Housing market: What are rent controls?
A simple look at how rent controls work and how effective they are.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 02:13

Could there be an early general election?
Some MPs say they are prepared to trigger an election. How soon could it theoretically happen?
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 02:12

HIV Positive and proud: What’s with the stigma?
Attitudes to HIV have barely changed since the 1980s. Four activists debunk misconceptions and tell us why they’re HIV positive and proud.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 02:11

The African Cup of Nations: 'Fairy-tale' team, cursed jerseys and super fans
As Algeria and Senegal face each other in the final, we look at some of the tournament's high and low points.
BBC News | 19-Jul-2019 01:57

Behind the Proms' celestial opening number
Composer Zosha Di Castri spills the beans on her latest work, which launches the BBC Proms on Friday.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:35

Africa's week in pictures: 12-18 July 2019
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:17

FaceApp: How accurate are the predictions?
They're older now, but how good is FaceApp at ageing photos of celebrities when they were young?
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:16

Quiz of the week: Can you name the fish which found fame?
Have you been paying attention to what's been going on over the past seven days?
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:16

Nicaragua mothers mourn on eve of Sandinista revolution's anniversary
On the 40th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, some Nicaraguans say there is no reason to celebrate.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:11

Car parts from weeds: The future of green motoring?
The motor industry is trying to reduce its carbon footprint in a number of innovative ways.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:07

The Worcester high street that's come back to life
From a Balkan breakfast to knitting - traders are diversifying to try to buck the trend of falling sales in the high street.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:06

Apollo 11: Few indoor loos, but there was a man on the Moon
Fifty years ago, James Burke was one of the presenters leading the BBC's live coverage of the Moon landing.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:06

Apollo 11: 'I helped the world watch Moon landing'
About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:06

No-fault eviction ban will hurt tenants, landlords say
A plan to ban section 21 notices - sometimes called revenge evictions - will backfire, say landlords.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 01:03

Beachgoers come together to help stranded whales
On St Simons Island, Georgia in the US, people rushed to push the pod back to sea.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 00:59

The Papers: Brexit 'day of drama' and Ryanair strike threat
A vote by MPs aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit dominates the front pages of many newspapers.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 00:28

Boeing takes $5bn hit over grounding of 737 Max
The charge will wipe out profits, but Boeing says it hopes the aircraft will resume flying this year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 19-Jul-2019 00:13

World experienced hottest June on record in 2019, says US agency
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average temperature was 61.6F (16.4C).
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2019 23:53

Netball World Cup 2019: Jo Harten stars as England beat South Africa
England's Jo Harten inspires the Roses to victory over South Africa to set up a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2019 23:41

Parents of sick and premature babies should get more leave - PM
Theresa May says "it's not fair" parents have to return to work before their baby leaves hospital.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2019 23:30

Peaky Blinders fifth series premiere held in Birmingham
The world premiere of the fifth series of Peaky Blinders was held in Birmingham ahead of its return to BBC One later this year.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2019 23:25

Gendered words ban: US city's code replaces ‘manpower’ with ‘human effort’
Berkeley's municipal code will swap gendered words such as “manpower” with neutral terms.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2019 23:15

Netball World Cup 2019: England beat South Africa to book New Zealand semi-final
England book a semi-final meeting with New Zealand at the Netball World Cup by beating South Africa 58-47 in their final group match.
news.bbc.co.uk | 18-Jul-2019 23:11

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