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Iran plane crash: Khamenei defends armed forces in rare address


Ayatollah Khamenei praises the Revolutionary Guard amid anger over the downing of a passenger jet.

Jan 18, 2020

New Chinese virus 'will have infected hundreds'


The virus emerged in December, two people have died and it has been detected in three countries.

Jan 18, 2020

Countdown clock to illuminate Downing Street on Brexit Day


Boris Johnson will also address the nation and cabinet will be held outside London on 31 January.

Jan 18, 2020

Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on alcohol-fuelled holidays


The Balearic Islands ban pub crawls and happy hours in popular destinations in Ibiza and Majorca.

Jan 18, 2020

Global Hawk drones: A look at Nato's new spy tool


The Global Hawk, which is unmanned, can travel halfway around the world on one tank of fuel.

Jan 18, 2020

Guildford pub bombings police 'seize files'


Police entered Surrey History Centre and "seized" files in a constabulary archive, a memo claims.

Jan 18, 2020

Doncaster property training debt soldier killed himself


Before his death, Danny Butcher paid £13,000 for training with Samuel Leeds' Property Investors firm.

Jan 18, 2020

Extinction Rebellion: Police defend adding groups to extremism guide


Police say groups such as Extinction Rebellion were included to inform and guide frontline officers.

Jan 18, 2020

'Value for money' review of £1.3bn university funding


A review will examine how university funding can be targeted at priority subjects.

Jan 18, 2020

SpaceX to practise emergency crew capsule escape


A final technology demonstration from the California company should clear the way to fly astronauts.

Jan 18, 2020

Sainsbury's named cheapest supermarket of 2019 by Which?


The study by Which? compared the price of 53 products but did not include discounters Aldi and Lidl.

Jan 18, 2020

Paul Bocuse: Famed chef's restaurant loses three-star rating after 55 years


There was outrage after the restaurant of the late French chef Paul Bocuse lost one of its stars.

Jan 18, 2020

The Papers: 'Alarm' over school isolation booths and 'Mugxit'


No one story dominates Saturday's front pages, with leads on everything from Brexit to the royals.

Jan 18, 2020

UFC 246: Conor McGregor v Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone - all you need to know


Everything you need to know about Conor McGregor's return to the octagon against Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone at UFC 246 in Las Vegas this weekend.

Jan 18, 2020

'You can quit': Colombian cocaine farmers' message to UK user


Two Colombian producers tell a British cocaine user they wouldn't take it as they know what's in it.

Jan 18, 2020

Bury FC: The football fans without a team


When Bury FC was expelled from the English Football League, supporters were left with a hole in their lives.

Jan 18, 2020

Malvern's touchscreen tech secrets now on your radar


Hopes that a new science centre at one of Britain's most secret sites will inspire next generation.

Jan 18, 2020

Week in Pictures: 11-17 January 2020


A selection of news photographs taken around the world this week.

Jan 18, 2020

My 'butterfly skin' could kill me but I want to raise awareness for others


Epidermolysis bullosa is a rare genetic condition where skin can tear at the slightest touch.

Jan 18, 2020

Australia bushfires: Pollution concerns for tennis tournament


Tennis players have raised concerns about the air quality ahead of Australian Open.

Jan 18, 2020

Unprofessional TikTok medical videos 'not the norm'


TikTok videos made by doctors and nurses this week have been accused of spreading misinformation.

Jan 18, 2020

Why Iran plane crash protests mark most serious test yet


Unique factors make the latest anti-government protests different from those in the past.

Jan 18, 2020

The big question Canadians have about royal move


Canadians want to know if they will be picking up the tab for Harry and Meghan's security if they move there.

Jan 18, 2020

Rough Trade: We're selling more records than ever


The music retailer launches a partnership with Apple Music, saying that streaming boosts vinyl sales.

Jan 18, 2020

‘Why Ollie Pope is the real deal and belongs in Test cricket’ - Agnew column


Ollie Pope's maiden Test century shows he is the "real deal" as a Test batsman, says Jonathan Agnew.

Jan 18, 2020

Bingham produces stunning comeback to reach Masters semis


Stuart Bingham comes from 4-1 down to beat Kyren Wilson and set up a Masters semi-final match against David Gilbert.

Jan 18, 2020

Pope and Stokes centuries put England on top against South Africa


Ollie Pope scores his first Test century and Ben Stokes 120 to put England in a dominant position on day two of the third Test against South Africa.

Jan 18, 2020

Froome training again after injury and targeting fifth Tour de France win


Britain's Team Ineos rider Chris Froome confirms he will go for a fifth Tour de France title in 2020 having returned to training after a serious injury.

Jan 18, 2020

Unless they sack me, I am staying, 100% - Man City boss Guardiola


Pep Guardiola says he is "100% staying" as Manchester City manager next season "unless they sack me".

Jan 18, 2020

Arfield and Defoe see Rangers past Stranraer in Scottish Cup


Rangers begin their Scottish Cup campaign with a routine victory over Stranraer at Ibrox to ease into the fifth round.

Jan 18, 2020

Fulham beat Middlesbrough to go third in Championship


Anthony Knockaert scores the only goal as Fulham beat Middlesbrough to move up to third in the Championship.

Jan 18, 2020

Climate change explained


It's been linked to a year of extremes – from bushfires to torrential rains – but what is it?

Jan 18, 2020

Giant jet engines aim to make our flying greener


How much more efficiency can be wrung out of the jet engine - technology which is over 70 years old?

Jan 18, 2020

Climate change: What can I do about it and other questions


From population to plants, your questions answered about climate change.

Jan 18, 2020

Climate change: Citizens' assembly prepares to tackle climate change


UK panel will tackle some of the dilemmas around global warming.

Jan 18, 2020

Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train?


How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

Jan 18, 2020

Facts and figures behind our climate and weather


What can the weather tell us about our changing planet? Ben Rich looks at the latest data in the first of our new monthly series, Climate Check.

Jan 18, 2020

What's your diet's carbon footprint?


Check the environmental impact of what you eat and drink.

Jan 18, 2020

BBC launches new climate coverage


The BBC plans a raft of new services and shows examining climate change and the state of our planet.

Jan 18, 2020

Petersfield Bookshop inundated after 'tumbleweed' tweet


Author Neil Gaiman and thousands of other people were moved by the shop's plight.

Jan 18, 2020

Typewriter artist James Cook says 'it's a weird way of having fun'


Artist James Cook uses "obsolete technology" to bash out a picture one key at at a time.

Jan 18, 2020

Veganuary: The makers behind the vegan-friendly kilt


Kiltmakers are coming up with alternatives to leather and wool when making Scotland's national dress.

Jan 18, 2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey: What's in a hyphen?


Why Rebecca Long-Bailey's hyphen in her surname has caused some confusion.

Jan 18, 2020

Mr Strange: 'A lot of hate comes with being a gay rapper'


After Mr Strange's freestyle went viral, he spoke to 1Xtra Talks about homophobia in UK rap.

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