BBC News Headlines

November 24, 2017

Beirut explosion: Anti-government protests break out in city

Lebanese security forces deployed tear gas on a group of demonstrators near parliament.

TikTok: Trump signs order to address 'threat' of Chinese app

Beginning in 45 days, any US transaction with parent company ByteDance will be banned.

Coronavirus: Travellers from Belgium, Andorra, and the Bahamas must quarantine in UK

The changes start from 04:00 BST on Saturday except in Wales, where they start midnight Thursday.

Christopher Steele: Ex-spy says more must be done to stop Russian interference

Christopher Steele, who compiled the Trump-Russia dossier, says all UK political parties are targets.

Boy swept out to sea 'thought this was the end'

Ravi Saini, 10, survived for more than an hour at sea using advice he saw in a BBC TV documentary.

World's remotest Irish bar: 'We will survive Covid'

It has been closed since April, you can’t reach it by car, and it's a two-day hike from the nearest airport.

US election 2020: Trump says opponent Biden will 'hurt God'

"He's against God. He's against guns," Mr Trump says of his Democratic challenger.

School funding plan 'benefits wealthier pupils most'

The government's latest funding plan could "disproportionately benefit schools in better-off areas".

Anger rises as British Airways cuts start to bite

Cabin crew who are not made redundant on Friday will still face steep pay cuts.

Leicester pub-goers warned ahead of reopening weekend

People in Leicester are free to enjoy themselves after the local lookdown but told be "responsible".

London Marathon to be elite-only race in 2020

The 2020 London Marathon will involve only elite athletes, with 45,000 runners unable to take part in the mass participation race.

Chemotherapy in cancer patients with Covid-19 'not a risk'

Female breast cancer patients were much more likely to survive than other patients, a study says.

Liphook Lloyds Bank raid: Man shot in face 'took own life'

Tom Jones was shot in the face by an armed robber in 2016 - leaving the pellet lodged in his skull.

The Papers: France 'quarantine risk' and Flack mother's 'fury'

The front pages feature concern over cross-Channel travel and the Love Island presenter's inquest.

Beirut explosion: Before-and-after images

Satellite and aerial images show the extent of the Beirut port explosion that ripped through the Lebanese city.

Quiz of the week: What happened on FA Cup Final day?

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

How 'lockdown birdwatching' is helping Australia's bushfire recovery

Birdwatching has boomed during Australia's Covid-19 lockdown - and it's having an unexpected benefit.

Patrick Hutchinson: Viral 'hero' launches new project

Patrick Hutchinson was photographed carrying a counter-protester to safety at a London anti-racism rally in June.

Swimmer completes 13 Lake District lakes in three days

George Taplin swam 43 miles of Lake District waters over the course of the challenge.

TikTok swing challenge: Seven teens trapped in Derbyshire

Teenagers filming themselves in baby and toddler swings are warned not to waste fire crews' time.

Photographer captures swimming pools from above

Brad Walls photographs the beauty of sun-drenched swimming pools from an aerial view.

Grandma’s first hug in six months through ‘cuddle curtain’

Victoria Wood was able to cuddle her grandmother Freda on her 90th birthday.

'It took 32 years, but I finally found my kidnapped son'

After Li Jingzhi's son went missing in 1988 she dedicated her life to searching for him. He was found in May this year.

Why Nadia Rose put her 'finger up' to music bosses

The rapper on controlling her own destiny, "outlandish" new music, and receiving texts from Rihanna.

Hot weather: How to sleep in the heat

A simple guide on how to get a good night's sleep in the heat.

UK's winter athletes aim for a record Olympic medal haul

British winter sports boss Vicky Gosling explains why Team GB is aiming for a record Olympic medal haul.

The coldest computers in the world

New computers promise to cruise through old problems, but involve mind-boggling low temperatures.

Cosplay and Covid: Video gamers defy the virus

Video game meet-up ChinaJoy was one of the first big shows staged in China since the pandemic began.

How the pandemic is sending some Brazilians ‘two steps back’

Strides made to reduce poverty in Brazil are being reversed by the economic upheaval caused by Covid.

US election 2020 polls: Who is ahead - Trump or Biden?

An in-depth look at the polls and what they can and can’t tell us about who will win the White House.

Tashan Daniel: The Arsenal fan killed by a violent repeat offender

Tashan Daniel was on his way to an Arsenal game when he was stabbed by a man with a history of violence.

Hiroshima bomb: The day Michiko nearly missed her train

The horrors of the Hiroshima atomic bomb are laid bare through the story of one woman's life.

Beirut: Why has there been crisis after crisis in Lebanon?

From the war in 1975 to the explosion that devastated the port area of the capital, Beirut.

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?

Pakistan dominate woeful England - report & highlights

England are already facing defeat in the first Test after a Shan Masood-inspired Pakistan dominate the second day at Emirates Old Trafford.

Jimenez sends Wolves into first European quarter-final in 48 years

Wolverhampton Wanders beat Olympiakos 1-0 to secure a 2-1 aggregate win and reach the Europa League quarter-finals.

Woods makes solid start, Rose sits one off lead & DeChambeau breaks his driver

Tiger Woods shoots his lowest opening round in a major since 2012 after a two-under-par 68 at the US PGA Championship in San Francisco.

Higgins knocked out despite first Crucible 147 break since 2012 - video & report

Four-time champion John Higgins makes a maximum 147 break but cannot avoid a shock 13-11 defeat by Kurt Maflin in World Championship second round.

Bale 'didn't want to play' against Man City - Real boss Zidane

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale "preferred not to play" in the Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Manchester City.

Groenewegen apologises for Tour of Poland crash that left Jakobsen in coma

Dutch cyclist Dylan Groenewegen apologises for the crash that left compatriot Fabio Jakobsen in a coma.

Beirut explosion: How ship's deadly cargo ended up at port

More than 2,000 tons of ammonium nitrate arrived in 2013 on the Moldovan-flagged MV Rhosus.

Beirut explosion: What we know so far

A devastating explosion in Beirut on Tuesday killed at least 137 people and injured thousands.

Beirut: The bride being photographed in wedding dress as blast hit

Israa Seblani was posing for her wedding photographs when the huge explosion shook the nearby port area of Beirut.

Beirut explosion: Pianist's homage to the victims

Beirut resident May Melki says her rendition of Auld Lang Syne is a homage, not a farewell.

Why Lebanon was already in crisis

What has caused such anger across Lebanon - and why it is not going away.

Beirut explosion: Exploring the damage after the blast

A Beirut resident show how neighbours are trying to help clean up and recover after the blast.

In pictures: Chaos and destruction after the blast

Photos show the destruction in the Lebanese capital after a huge explosion.

Beirut explosion: What is ammonium nitrate and how dangerous is it?

Ammonium nitrate has been blamed for a deadly explosion in Beirut, but what exactly is the chemical?

How conspiracy theories spread after explosion

False rumours about what caused the Beirut explosion and who was behind it spread on social media.

Coronavirus: What are the risks of opening schools?

Children seem to be at low risk from the disease, but can they still spread it?