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Australia set India 328 for victory on final day of decisive Test 18 Jan 2021, 8:41 am

India will need to bat out the final day of the fourth Test against Australia in Brisbane to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Trapped Chinese miners' note sparks hopes for rescue 18 Jan 2021, 8:02 am

Rescuers say at least 12 workers are alive a week after an explosion blocked the mine's exit.

Lionel Messi sent off as Barcelona lose Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Bilbao 18 Jan 2021, 7:53 am

Lionel Messi is shown the first red card of his Barcelona career as they lose to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup final.

Migrant caravan: Guatemala blocks thousands bound for US 18 Jan 2021, 7:52 am

Security forces block a group of thousands that could pose an early test for the Biden White House.

Lee Jae Yong: Samsung heir gets prison term for bribery scandal 18 Jan 2021, 6:53 am

A South Korean court sentenced Lee Jae Yong to two and a half years in prison.

Donald Trump balloon: Baby blimp acquired by Museum of London 18 Jan 2021, 6:42 am

The huge blimp is acquired by the Museum of London for its protest collection.

Biden inauguration: Fortified US statehouses see some small protests 18 Jan 2021, 6:41 am

Small armed groups gathered in several US cities but most state capitols were quiet amid high security.

Covid: Australian Open player tests positive as event controversy grows 18 Jan 2021, 6:21 am

Dozens of top players are confined to hotel rooms, as people on three flights to the event test positive.

Alexei Navalny: EU and US demand release of poisoned Putin critic 18 Jan 2021, 5:39 am

Alexei Navalny returned to Moscow from Germany months after a nerve agent attack nearly killed him.

England wrap up seven-wicket win over Sri Lanka 18 Jan 2021, 5:36 am

Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence help England seal victory over Sri Lanka on the final morning of the first Test in Galle.

Australia unlikely to fully reopen border in 2021, says top official 18 Jan 2021, 5:19 am

The border closure is likely to remain even with widespread vaccinations, a top official says.

Covid: UK closes all travel corridors until at least 15 February 18 Jan 2021, 4:00 am

Passengers must also quarantine for up to 10 days following the closure of all UK travel corridors.

Covid-19: China's economy picks up, bucking global trend 18 Jan 2021, 3:39 am

Annual growth of 2.3% puts China on course to be the only major economy to have expanded in 2020.

US in Somalia: 'We still need the Americans for security' 18 Jan 2021, 1:22 am

A partial withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is coming at a critical time for the country.

The Capitol Police officer in a MAGA hat. What’s the real story? 18 Jan 2021, 1:10 am

He coordinated with Trump supporters during the Capitol riot - but new video suggests it was part of a ploy.

Covid: Brazil approves and rolls out AstraZeneca and Sinovac vaccines 18 Jan 2021, 1:07 am

Brazil has the world's second highest Covid death toll but has seen delay and discord over vaccines.

Capitol riots: Are US militia groups becoming more active? 18 Jan 2021, 1:02 am

Following the events at the US Capitol, there are concerns about the activity of militia groups.

Biden inauguration: How the White House gets ready for a new president 18 Jan 2021, 12:48 am

Taking down pictures and clearing out desks is part of a huge operation readying for a new president.

Nazi Ravensbrück camp: How ordinary women became SS torturers 18 Jan 2021, 12:48 am

Female SS guards enjoyed home comforts at a camp where they tortured thousands of inmates.

Yemen: This doctor saw Covid hospital empty after fake death text 18 Jan 2021, 12:47 am

One doctor tells her story of battling the pandemic alone in Yemen after her colleagues fled, and the dramatic fake news that plagued the assistance when it eventually arrived.

A wristband that tells your boss if you are unhappy 18 Jan 2021, 12:42 am

Technology to help our mental wellbeing has grown in popularity during the coronavirus lockdowns.

Covid-19: The road back to Wuhan 18 Jan 2021, 12:13 am

The BBC's Stephen McDonell visits Wuhan ahead of the anniversary of the world's first Covid-19 lockdown.

Racism in education: How truth pages helped students fight back 18 Jan 2021, 12:04 am

'Truth pages', where students share their experiences of racism, have snowballed on social media since the killing of George Floyd.

Manchester attack: Saffie-Rose Roussos 'could have survived with better first aid' 17 Jan 2021, 10:18 pm

A report commissioned by the family of Saffie-Rose Roussos says she received inadequate first aid.

Stones nets twice as Man City go second with thumping win over Palace 17 Jan 2021, 9:56 pm

Kevin de Bruyne records his 100th assist for Manchester City as they beat Crystal Palace to move within two points of top spot.

Man Utd 'missed an opportunity' to beat Liverpool, says Solskjaer 17 Jan 2021, 9:06 pm

Leaders Manchester United are thwarted by the second-half heroics of keeper Alisson in a goalless draw with title rivals Liverpool at Anfield.

Phil Spector: Pop producer jailed for murder dies at 81 17 Jan 2021, 5:50 pm

Spector, who was jailed for killing actress Lana Clarkson, transformed pop music with his "wall of sound".

Lai Chi-Wai raises HK$5.2m for charity climbing Nina Towers 17 Jan 2021, 5:03 pm

Former climbing champion Lai Chi-Wai raised HK$5.2 million for spinal cord patients.

How Gambia is grappling with gruesome past under Yahya Jammeh 17 Jan 2021, 1:18 am

Gambia's truth commission has revealed tales of murder and torture that jar with Gambians' self image.

The Instagrammers who worry Iran 17 Jan 2021, 1:15 am

From "extreme" selfies to dancing to pop - the fun posts considered a crime.

Are women let down by period trackers? 17 Jan 2021, 12:25 am

Millions of women use apps to track their menstrual cycle, but many say they do not work well enough.

Will the Trump corporate backlash make a difference? 17 Jan 2021, 12:23 am

After the storming of the US Capitol, Donald Trump is facing "a very different set of calculations".

Shukatsu sexism: The Japanese jobseekers fighting discrimination 17 Jan 2021, 12:16 am

Japanese job hunters are more diverse than ever and they are demanding change.

Avenue Beat: How do the F2020 singers avoid becoming a one-hit wonder? 17 Jan 2021, 12:15 am

Avenue Beat scored a breakout hit with the pandemic anthem F2020. So what do they do next?

Wilmington 1898: When white supremacists overthrew a US government 17 Jan 2021, 12:13 am

In 1898 a white mob stormed Wilmington, North Carolina and forced locally elected leaders to resign.

Fighting for the Parthenon marbles 17 Jan 2021, 12:10 am

In the 1980s Greece demanded Britain return the Parthenon marbles, a sculptural frieze removed by Lord Elgin almost two hundred years earlier.

The man startling millions of starlings with lasers 17 Jan 2021, 12:00 am

During starling season in winter, up to four million of the birds descend on Rome, covering streets and vehicles with their droppings.

Lekki toll gate shootings: What really happened? 17 Jan 2021, 12:00 am

Mayeni Jones investigates what happened when the army opened fire on protesters in Lagos in October.

Lockdown mental health: Tips for helping your child 17 Jan 2021, 12:00 am

Lockdown has seen an increase in children under 11 seeking counselling according to the NSPCC.

Magicians mark 100 years of 'sawing woman in half' trick 17 Jan 2021, 12:00 am

Illusionists are celebrating a century since the trick of sawing a woman in half was first performed.

Your pictures on the theme of 'my hobby' 16 Jan 2021, 11:46 pm

A selection of pictures from our readers on the theme of "my hobby".

Covid-19 vaccines: William 'proud' of Queen and Philip for having jab 16 Jan 2021, 11:34 pm

The Duke of Cambridge praises his grandparents for getting the vaccine in a video call with NHS staff.

Organ music accompanies vaccines at historic cathedral 16 Jan 2021, 11:31 pm

People listened to the likes of Bach and Handel as they waited for their jab at Salisbury Cathedral.

Spacing out and a famous frozen waterfall 16 Jan 2021, 4:51 pm

From a fitness-obsessed sausage dog to other news in our weekly video round up: In Case You Missed It.

US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden? 16 Jan 2021, 12:09 am

We speak to reporters in six global regions about hopes and expectations for the new US administration.

Martin Luther King Jr: New documentary on FBI surveillance 16 Jan 2021, 12:07 am

New documentary highlights extent of the FBI surveillance of the US civil rights leader.

Dinosaurs In Love: Tom Rosenthal and daughter's song made into book 16 Jan 2021, 12:05 am

Dinosaurs In Love went viral, musician Tom Rosenthal and his daughter Fenn were the ones behind it.

Project 17: One girl's quest for clean water in Rwanda 16 Jan 2021, 12:01 am

Joyce, 17, explores progress towards the goal of clean water for all in her country, Rwanda.

Supermodel Halima Aden: ‘Why I quit’ 14 Jan 2021, 12:13 am

The first hijab-wearing supermodel, Halima Aden, tells the BBC why she abandoned the fashion industry.

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