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Al Hilal 1-0 Esperance Sportive de Tunis: Ex-Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis scores winner to reach Fifa Club World Cup semis 14 Dec 2019, 6:23 pm

Former Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis scores the winner as Al Hilal beat Esperance Sportive de Tunis 1-0 to reach the Fifa Club World Cup semi-finals.

Liverpool 2-0 Watford: Mohamed Salah double gives Reds win 14 Dec 2019, 6:14 pm

Liverpool extend their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah's first-half goal secured a 2-0 win over bottom-placed Watford.

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan ex-leader sentenced for corruption 14 Dec 2019, 5:09 pm

Bashir has been sentenced to two years for corruption - but cannot be jailed because of his age.

Mark Boucher: South Africa name ex-Test wicketkeeper as head coach until 2023 14 Dec 2019, 5:05 pm

Former Test wicketkeeper Mark Boucher is named South Africa's new head coach on a four-year deal.

Matteo Salvini: 'Sardines' pack in for Rome protest 14 Dec 2019, 4:49 pm

Tens of thousands rally against the right-wing League party of Matteo Salvini, using sardines as their symbol.

Arsenal distance club from Ozil's Uighur post 14 Dec 2019, 4:46 pm

Arsenal distance the club from comments made by midfielder Mesut Ozil on social media about the treatment of Uighur Muslims in China.

North Korea conducts 'crucial test' - state media 14 Dec 2019, 4:34 pm

Few details about the test have been released, but it is the second at the same site within a week.

Citizenship Amendment Bill: India's West Bengal hit by protests 14 Dec 2019, 4:33 pm

The UK, US and Canada have warned people visiting India's north-east to "exercise caution".

Climate change: UN talks in Madrid hit rough waters 14 Dec 2019, 4:27 pm

UN climate talks in Madrid appear to be in trouble as they head deep into extra time.

Johnson thanks northern voters for 'trust' 14 Dec 2019, 3:46 pm

Boris Johnson visits Sedgefield in north-east England, which has returned its first Conservative MP for 84 years, following the party's general election victory.

Pandas, snakes and skiing Santas 14 Dec 2019, 2:21 pm

Some of the stories you may have missed this week.

New Zealand volcano: Krystal Eve Browitt named as victim 14 Dec 2019, 12:37 pm

Krystal Eve Browitt died on White Island, while her father and sister were seriously injured.

Rod Stewart becomes oldest man to top UK album chart 14 Dec 2019, 11:13 am

The veteran singer beats Robbie Williams and The Who to the UK number one spot in a close race.

Presidents Cup: Patrick Reed's caddie involved in altercation with fan 14 Dec 2019, 10:29 am

Patrick Reed's caddie is thrown out of the Presidents Cup in Melbourne after he "shoved" a fan who had been directing abuse at his player.

Australia heatwave: Next week could see hottest day on record 14 Dec 2019, 5:12 am

Fire warnings are in place for many areas including Perth, where temperatures are set to remain high.

Election results 2019: Five big things on Boris Johnson's to-do list 14 Dec 2019, 3:13 am

What are the most important challenges facing the prime minister in the new term of Parliament?

Can kitchen gardens combat climate change? 14 Dec 2019, 2:45 am

Growing your own fruit and veg is already eco-friendly, but it could also help fight climate change.

Was UK PM suspected of being a Soviet spy? 14 Dec 2019, 2:42 am

In the new series of The Crown the Queen hears rumours her PM is a Soviet agent. What did MI5 think?

Vladimir Putin: 20 years in 20 photos 14 Dec 2019, 2:38 am

We look at 20 photographs of the former KGB agent, who became Russia's president in 1999.

Week in Pictures: 7 - 13 December 2019 14 Dec 2019, 2:36 am

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

Durham North West: The 'no-hope' seat the Tories won 14 Dec 2019, 2:34 am

Why did the Conservatives win a seat they did not target and one they had never won before?

How the killing of a young immigrant angered America 14 Dec 2019, 2:30 am

One of the most controversial US police shootings of the 1990s.

Myanmar Rohingya: Aung San Suu Kyi cuts a haunted figure in court 14 Dec 2019, 2:12 am

The once-persecuted Nobel peace laureate has been defending Myanmar against genocide allegations.

Africa’s 'condom king' wants no more HIV infections 14 Dec 2019, 2:04 am

Kenyan Stanley Ngara gives out free condoms in his bid to encourage safe sex and lower HIV rates.

Shah Rukh Khan talks success and having two left feet 14 Dec 2019, 2:04 am

The King of Bollywood sat down with Talking Movies’ Tom Brook in front of a live audience.

Quadriga: Lawyers for users of bankrupt crypto firm seek exhumation of founder 14 Dec 2019, 12:54 am

Lawyers for Quadriga users say there are "questionable circumstances" behind Gerald Cotten's death.

Why women are fighting back against hair oppression 14 Dec 2019, 12:31 am

New legalisation to protect natural hair has brought national attention to this form of discrimination.

'Penis fish' wash up on a beach in California 14 Dec 2019, 12:01 am

Thousands of the creature, also known as fat innkeeper worms, appeared on Drakes Beach.

This Matters: Why politics will never be the same 13 Dec 2019, 8:55 pm

This election's been full of historic results - but what does the future look like for you, the parties and Scotland?

Animated results tour in 10 stops 13 Dec 2019, 7:25 pm

Fly through 15 hours of election results in 10 simple stops.

Election results 2019: Analysis in maps and charts 13 Dec 2019, 7:22 pm

Analysis in of the 2019 general election in maps and charts.

Octopus and eagle square off at Canadian fish farm 13 Dec 2019, 6:47 pm

The duelling animals were found floating in the waters off Quatsino, British Columbia.

General Election 2019: Who will be Labour's next leader? 13 Dec 2019, 6:45 pm

Explaining the process for choosing the next leader of the Labour party

Election results 2019: Which party got the most votes... and other questions 13 Dec 2019, 6:36 pm

Your questions answered: The 2019 election results.

Anthony Joshua: Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder fight 'has to happen in 2020' 13 Dec 2019, 2:23 pm

Unified world heavyweight champion champion Anthony Joshua says a fight with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder "has to happen in 2020".

Spain in drive to get women into special forces 13 Dec 2019, 10:47 am

More women are needed to help combat terrorism and insurgents, Spain's defence minister says.

Pep Guardiola: What next for Man City and their manager? 13 Dec 2019, 8:40 am

Rumours about Pep Guardiola's future abound, so are we witnessing the beginning of the end of his time at Manchester City?

What's behind the Conservative victory? 13 Dec 2019, 8:22 am

The Conservatives have won a big majority. What drove the election result?

Unesco heritage: Traditional Thai massage added to 'cultural heritage' list 13 Dec 2019, 6:36 am

Nuad Thai is now part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, according to Unesco.

Pengsoo: The rude giant penguin that South Korea fell in love with 13 Dec 2019, 2:21 am

He was meant to be a children's character, but he's gained a huge fan base amongst millennials.

The place where dead eagles are given a new life 12 Dec 2019, 11:33 pm

The National Eagle Repository in Colorado helps Native American tribes to source dead eagles.

Why Australia's PM is facing climate anger amid bushfires 12 Dec 2019, 6:01 pm

As vast areas burn, Scott Morrison is being accused of playing down the impact of climate change.

‘How texts to my dead brother brought us together’ 12 Dec 2019, 1:31 am

A Minneapolis woman started messaging her brother's old phone but she didn't expect what happened next.

Why can't this doctor work in the UK? 10 Dec 2019, 3:05 am

An refugee doctor would love to work in the UK, and the NHS would love to have him - but there's a hitch.

The secrets of 'food porn' viral videos 10 Dec 2019, 2:04 am

Is the fashion for filming calorie-saturated food videos encouraging unhealthy eating?

Do apostrophes still matter? 10 Dec 2019, 1:37 am

The end of the Apostrophe Society has sparked debate over the modern state of grammar.

Chalk Back: Kenyan women fight back against street harassment 9 Dec 2019, 3:05 am

Using chalk and markers, women and girls in Nairobi document their experiences of street harassment.

Group B Strep: ‘A common bug could have killed my baby’ 8 Dec 2019, 2:30 am

A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.

'How I became a secret daytime DJ' 6 Dec 2019, 3:01 am

Moey Hassan describes how "daytimers" became the big thing for South Asian teens in 1980s Bradford.

Camila Cabello: 'An absolute force of nature' 5 Dec 2019, 2:19 am

How a Cuban immigrant beset by crippling shyness and two left feet became one of pop's biggest stars.

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