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November 24, 2017
Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out

Patrick Shanahan: Trump says his choice for Pentagon chief is out

The president tweeted that Patrick Shanahan is resigning to "devote more time to his family".

Germany's Angela Merkel 'fine' after seen shaking in heatwave

Germany's Angela Merkel 'fine' after seen shaking in heatwave

Germany's 64-year-old chancellor shook uncontrollably for more than a minute during an event in Berlin.

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

Greenland’s ‘unusual’ melting sea ice captured in stunning image

A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.

Teenage neo-Nazis jailed over terror offences

Teenage neo-Nazis jailed over terror offences

A judge said their online propaganda for a group called the Sonnenkrieg Division was abhorrent.

Selah Schneiter: Ten-year-old girl scales El Capitan

Selah Schneiter: Ten-year-old girl scales El Capitan

Selah Schneiter has climbed a rock wall that is beyond some of the most experienced climbers. She is 10 years old.

MPs' maternity rights: Labour's Stella Creasy speaks out

MPs' maternity rights: Labour's Stella Creasy speaks out

Labour's Stella Creasy hits out at Parliament's rules, which do not fund cover for maternity leave.

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure

Rents have soared in the German capital - and now politicians are moving to keep flats affordable.

Caster Semenya says IAAF used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk

Caster Semenya says IAAF used her as a human guinea pig and fears others at risk

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya says she was used by the IAAF and fears other athletes are also at risk.

MoJ denies sex offender research 'cover-up'

MoJ denies sex offender research 'cover-up'

Research found a treatment programme increased reoffending but the scheme ran for another five years.

Further maths A-level paper replaced following leak

Further maths A-level paper replaced following leak

The move is a "precautionary step" to protect students, says Edexcel's parent company, Pearson.

Two boys guilty of 14-year-old girl's murder

Two boys guilty of 14-year-old girl's murder

Fourteen-year-old Ana Kriégel was sexually assaulted and killed in an abandoned Dublin house in May 2018.

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man told to pay compensation

Nigel Farage milkshake attack: Newcastle man told to pay compensation

The Brexit Party leader had just given a short speech in Newcastle when he was covered in milkshake.

EuroMillions £123m UK jackpot winner yet to claim prize

EuroMillions £123m UK jackpot winner yet to claim prize

Operator Camelot urges UK players to "check, double-check and triple-check" their tickets.

Tory leadership race: Candidates face off

Tory leadership race: Candidates face off

Boris Johnson says it is "eminently feasible" for the UK to leave the EU by 31 October deadline.

Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race as five proceed

Dominic Raab out of Tory leadership race as five proceed

Five candidates, including frontrunner Boris Johnson and Rory Stewart, make it through to the next round.

Who will be the next prime minister?

Who will be the next prime minister?

Runners and riders in the race to be the new Conservative leader and prime minister.

The moment the result of latest Tory ballot announced

The moment the result of latest Tory ballot announced

Five candidates are left in the Conservative leadership contest after Dominic Raab is eliminated in Tuesday's vote.

Brexit: Where do leadership candidates stand?

Brexit: Where do leadership candidates stand?

Reality Check looks at the Brexit plans of the candidates to be the next Tory leader.

Tory leadership: Who gets to choose the UK's next prime minister?

Tory leadership: Who gets to choose the UK's next prime minister?

With Theresa May on her way out of Downing Street, a Tory leadership contest is beginning.

What would you ask the candidates?

What would you ask the candidates?

From questions on Brexit to the NHS, we asked people what they would ask during tonight's debate.

Royal Ascot: Day one in pictures

Royal Ascot: Day one in pictures

The opening day of Royal Ascot proves to be a family occasion for the Queen.

KFC's vegan burger: Could it wean you off chicken?

KFC's vegan burger: Could it wean you off chicken?

The fried chicken firm is the latest fast food chain to join the vegan bandwagon, with mixed results.

MTV Movie Awards: Avengers and Game of Thrones win big

MTV Movie Awards: Avengers and Game of Thrones win big

Successful night for "strong female characters" at the Movie & TV Awards.

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Dogs' eyes evolve to appeal to humans

Scientists have found a muscle that allows dogs to make 'puppy eyes' and bond with humans.

The factory making shoes out of plastic bottles

The factory making shoes out of plastic bottles

This Adidas factory in India makes shoes and clothes out of polyester from recycled plastic bottles.

Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

Face to face with DR Congo's deadly vipers

Photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham captures close-up portraits of some of the world's most dangerous snakes.

What does this hat mean to Americans?

What does this hat mean to Americans?

The signature red hat made famous by President Trump has divided Americans on what it represents.

Newspaper headlines: Rory Stewart's PM bid on front pages

Newspaper headlines: Rory Stewart's PM bid on front pages

The Conservative leadership contest is on the front pages again, with many focusing on Rory Stewart.

The gondola-making sisters taking on Venetian tradition

The gondola-making sisters taking on Venetian tradition

Two sisters in Venice are trying to overturn the unwritten rule that gondolas are made by men.

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Child bereavement: 'The pain of my mum dying doesn't go away'

Child bereavement: 'The pain of my mum dying doesn't go away'

Phoebe - who lost her mum aged nine - says some schools fail to offer enough support to bereaved children.

Stonewall: A riot that changed millions of lives

Stonewall: A riot that changed millions of lives

On a hot New York night 50 years ago, a police raid on a gay bar reshaped millions of American lives.

'I lost £50 when diners left without paying'

'I lost £50 when diners left without paying'

Waiters tell the BBC it is common for staff to foot the bill when customers walk out without paying.

Should you leave the room when you cough or sneeze?

Should you leave the room when you cough or sneeze?

President Donald Trump seems to think so - and he's not alone. What have the experts got to say?

Government workers strike: It's a struggle to make ends meet

Government workers strike: It's a struggle to make ends meet

Outsourced catering and security staff at the government's business department want the London living wage.

The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

The 'brutal reality' for alcohol-damaged children

A new support service is launched to help families with children who were exposed to alcohol in the womb.

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

The gay men breaking blood donation rules

The men believe who they have sex with should not prevent them from giving blood.

Beechwood: 'I can't believe the evil that happened there'

Beechwood: 'I can't believe the evil that happened there'

A victim of the regime at a notorious children's home has come forward to tell her story - one of hundreds of accounts of abuse heard by a national inquiry.

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri: 'We can't solve bullying on our own'

The company's boss Adam Mosseri tells Radio 1 Newsbeat he wants Instagram to be "less pressurised".

How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud

How a struggling airline went soaring through the cloud

In a "David and Goliath" battle of the skies, the small airline used tech to punch above its weight.

Syrian universities weakened by 'brain-drain', says report

Syrian universities weakened by 'brain-drain', says report

Syria's war is near an end but its universities are struggling to help the country's recovery.

Morgan hits record 17 sixes as England thrash Afghanistan

Morgan hits record 17 sixes as England thrash Afghanistan

England captain Eoin Morgan hits 17 sixes - a record for a one-day international innings - in the World Cup match against Afghanistan.

Thomas taken to hospital after crashing out of Tour of Switzerland

Thomas taken to hospital after crashing out of Tour of Switzerland

Welshman Geraint Thomas is taken to hospital for checks after crash in stage four of Tour of Switzerland.

England v Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan hits record 17 sixes in World Cup win

England v Afghanistan: Eoin Morgan hits record 17 sixes in World Cup win

Watch captain Eoin Morgan hit 17 sixes - a one-day international record - in England's 150-run World Cup win over Afghanistan at Old Trafford.

Women's World Cup 2019: Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal

Women's World Cup 2019: Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal

Havana Solaun scores Jamaica’s first ever Women’s World Cup goal in their final group game of the 2019 tournament.