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Storm leaves thousands without power
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:13:51 GMT

Thousands of homes are without power and travel is disrupted after Storm Imogen brought heavy rain and winds of up to 96mph to parts of Britain.

Man shot dead in Dublin 'reprisal'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 22:48:48 GMT

A man has been shot dead in Dublin in what police believe could be a reprisal for a murder at a boxing match weigh-in on Friday.

London marathon pioneer Disley dies
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:10:24 GMT

Welshman John Disley, who won a bronze medal at the 1952 Olympics and co-founded the London Marathon, dies aged 87.

PM denies scaremongering over 'Jungle'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:30:16 GMT

David Cameron rejects claims he is "scaremongering" by saying that the 'Jungle' migrant camp in Calais could move to England if the UK leaves the EU.

Syria 'exterminating detainees' - report
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:57:01 GMT

The Syrian government has carried out a state policy of extermination against thousands of detainees, UN human rights investigators say.

Army recruit 'took earlier overdose'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:33:04 GMT

Inquest hears teenage soldier took an overdose several years before she died as the family lawyer claims there may have been "third party involvement" in the death.

Pilot in prisons seeks to cut violence
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:06:41 GMT

Six "reform prisons" are to be created in England and Wales as part of a government pilot scheme to tackle high levels of violence and re-offending.

Twelve men jailed for abusing girl, 14
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:20:35 GMT

A group of 12 men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in West Yorkshire receive jail sentences of up to 20 years.

US to help S Korea missile defence
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:32:13 GMT

The US will help South Korea deploy an advanced missile defence system as soon as possible, officials from the Pentagon have said.

TV show review after Tweddle injury
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:54:02 GMT

Beth Tweddle has surgery on her neck after a fall during Channel 4's The Jump, prompting a safety review of the TV show.

Leopard mauls six in Indian school
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 04:43:59 GMT

A male leopard enters a school in the Indian city of Bangalore, injuring six people before being captured and released.

Whales died 'hunting for squid'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:14:14 GMT

The deaths of 30 sperm whales in the North Sea was probably due to them straying into shallow waters while hunting prey, a marine expert says.

VIDEO: 'So windy you can hardly stand up'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:14:22 GMT

Duncan Kennedy reports from Barton on Sea, near Bournemouth, where strong winds from Storm Imogen make it hard to stand up.

VIDEO: Leicester 5,000-1? So are these...
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:48:43 GMT

A Leicester fan who backed his team at 5,000-1 is on course to pocket £25,000. BBC Sport looks at other things with the same odds...

VIDEO: What to expect from Year of Monkey
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:41:26 GMT

Monday 8 February 2016 marks the start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar.

VIDEO: Jo Malone on 'emotional' decisions
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:14:30 GMT

Perfumer Jo Malone offers the business advice she wishes she'd been given when she started out, as part of the BBC News series, CEO Secrets.

VIDEO: Smartpatch aims to put snoring to bed
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:17:01 GMT

The Silent Partner claims to have come up with a solution for those sleeping with someone who snores.

VIDEO: Challenges facing new gas plant
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:01:09 GMT

Shetland's new gas plant has "pushed the boundaries" of what is technically possible, says the BBC's Lorna Gordon.

VIDEO: Europol chief's warning over Brexit
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:26:27 GMT

Fighting crime and terrorism in the UK would be more costly and less effective if UK leaves EU says Europol head, Rob Wainwright

VIDEO: Will Zika affect Rio's Olympics?
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:53:02 GMT

Six months before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, officials are reassuring athletes and visitors that the city is safe - despite the ongoing Zika outbreak.

Hillary Clinton's problem with women
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:59 GMT

Hillary Clinton has a problem with women and especially younger women.

Turkey uses refugee crisis to up the ante
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:51:39 GMT

Turkey is caught between the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the refugee crisis in Europe - and using the situation as a bargaining chip, says Mark Lowen.

UK and EU: The lead campaigners battle
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:35:58 GMT

Which groups will be chosen to lead the official In and Out campaigns in the EU referendum and how will the decision be made?

Junior doctors row: Should we care?
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 09:14:41 GMT

It's the dispute that just keeps rumbling on. But even if you are fed up with hearing about anti-social-hours payments, on-call duties and long working days, there is a much more fundamental issue at the heart of all this that we should not lose sight of.

Florida's $520m lottery win unclaimed
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:33:23 GMT

Giant jackpot won by a lottery entrant in the US state of Florida is still unclaimed, officials say, despite massive media coverage.

Radio 1 presenter to star in Cold Feet
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:37:46 GMT

Actor and BBC Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman is to appear in a reboot of the popular ITV series Cold Feet.

Chelsea's Zouma faces six months out
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:08:03 GMT

Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma faces six months out because he needs surgery on the knee injury he suffered on Sunday.

Klopp wants solution to ticket row
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:29:34 GMT

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says it is "in everyone's best interest to find a solution" to the Anfield ticket row.

Six Nations tight & tense - Guscott
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:55:14 GMT

Encouraging England, Scottish errors and an unexpected draw - Jeremy Guscott reviews the weekend's Six Nations action.

Celtic face Morton after cup re-draw
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:56:55 GMT

Celtic will host Greenock Morton in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals after a ball malfunction in the original draw.

US stocks slide amid volatile markets
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 21:30:18 GMT

Shares on Wall Street close lower on Monday, following a volatile session for Europe's stock markets.

Ban £50 notes, ex-bank chief says
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:24:00 GMT

Banks should stop issuing £50, $100 and €500 notes to tackle crime, a former bank boss says.

Osborne's target brings 'tax rise risk'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:53:39 GMT

Chancellor George Osborne's 'inflexible' budget surplus target could lead to sudden tax rises or spending cuts, independent economists suggest.

'Hoping' for Heathrow decision in July
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:09:18 GMT

The transport secretary "very much hopes" a decision on whether to build a runway at Heathrow or Gatwick will be taken by late July.

Safety recall of St John's Wort tablets
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:32:38 GMT

Packets of St John's Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.

Cosmetic surgery ops on the rise
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:37:14 GMT

There was a sharp increase in the popularity of cosmetic surgery in the UK in 2015, figures show.

Heads warn over pupils' mental health
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:03:25 GMT

Head teachers issue a warning over their struggle to deal with children's mental health problems at primary schools in England.

New campus plan after China TV deal
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:18:17 GMT

Plans to launch a media school in Cardiff are unveiled after a deal was struck with a Chinese television firm.

India blocks Zuckerberg's free net app
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:02:28 GMT

India's telecoms regulator blocks Facebook's limited free internet service as part of a ruling in favour of net neutrality.

Thousands flock to 'malware museum'
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:37:32 GMT

An online archive of old computer viruses attracts more than 100,000 visitors in its first four days.

Water rights 'threaten' Spanish wetland
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:16:50 GMT

One of Europe's most important wetland areas is under threat say environmentalists as Spain and Catalonia argue about the future of the Ebro river.

'Wrong type of trees' boost warming
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:44:03 GMT

Scientists say replacing broadleaved species with conifers over the past two centuries has increased global temperatures.

Coldplay lead Super Bowl half-time show
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:06:32 GMT

Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars play to an estimated television audience of 100 million during the half-time show of the Super Bowl in California on Sunday.

Alex Jones fan handed banning order
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:23:08 GMT

A fan who bombarded BBC presenter Alex Jones with tweets declaring he was in love with her is banned from any contact with her.

Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?
Sun, 07 Feb 2016 00:41:52 GMT

Many reports of the death of chef Benoit Violier described him as the "world's best chef" - but ranking chefs has a tendency to cause arguments.

Confessions of a repeat Star Wars viewer
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:39:48 GMT

Why are people drawn to watch Star War films over and over again? The writer Helen Macdonald - who's seen The Force Awakens six times so far - offers her explanation.

Pre-Raphaelites on Paper
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:43:42 GMT

More than 100 drawings and sketches by around 60 of the most prominent artists of the Pre-Raphaelite period go on show in London.

Your pictures: Floating
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:31:58 GMT

Readers' photographs on the theme of floating.

Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 12:10:48 GMT

Beyonce, the Black Panthers and the Super Bowl

Leaflets pulled due to boob over Bobby
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:18:53 GMT

Sinn Fein withdraws leaflet after Bobby Sands typo

The 'fat girl' everybody loved
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:34:57 GMT

Remembering the 'fat girl' everybody loved

The place where no-one is a witness
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:55:24 GMT

What happens when people refuse to be witnesses?

The potato farmer who made millions
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:27:20 GMT

Potato farmer who swapped bankruptcy for making millions

How the British and Americans started listening in
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 01:31:13 GMT

How the British and Americans started spying together

Why do mobile phones still work in jail?
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:22:51 GMT

Why are illicit mobiles still in prisons?

Steroids sold illegally via Facebook
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:21:00 GMT

The illegal side of bodybuilding