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Spain braced for verdict in Catalan separatists' trial 14 Oct 2019, 3:22 am

Twelve politicians and activists face sedition charges over an independence referendum in 2017.

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army 14 Oct 2019, 3:10 am

Syrian government forces will be deployed along Syria's northern border to halt Turkey's assault.

Poland election: Governing party claims victory after exit poll 14 Oct 2019, 2:04 am

The conservative nationalist Law and Justice party is on course for a majority, an exit poll predicts.

East Germany 1989: People power activists who toppled a state 14 Oct 2019, 1:36 am

A giant anti-communist protest in Leipzig in October 1989 doomed the East German state.

Yasuke: The mysterious African samurai 14 Oct 2019, 1:25 am

Yasuke was entrusted with decapitating his Japanese lord - a huge honour 500 years ago.

After years searching, I found my sister next door 14 Oct 2019, 1:21 am

Hillary and Dawn were strangers who shared a driveway - until Hillary made a life-altering discovery.

The British girl who went to meet her death row pen pal 14 Oct 2019, 1:11 am

"We were the only white people on the bus - and the only people to get off at death row."

Sexual violence in South Africa: 'Our cops are supposed to protect us' 14 Oct 2019, 1:08 am

Norma Ka Mbele tells her story, amid protests over high rates of sexual violence in South Africa.

The hungry 26-year-old who set up a £100m food firm 14 Oct 2019, 1:02 am

When Timo Boldt realised he wanted to get meal kits delivered, he decided to set up his own firm.

'Brexit: 'Big gap' remains in UK-EU deal discussions 14 Oct 2019, 1:01 am

The future of Northern Ireland's border dominates, while Parliament reconvenes for the Queen's Speech.

The pink dolphins giving people their lives back 14 Oct 2019, 1:00 am

A physiotherapist working with wild dolphins in the Amazon river has helped more than 600 children.

Bulgaria v England: Tyrone Mings in line to make England debut 14 Oct 2019, 12:29 am

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's European Championship qualifying game between Bulgaria and England.

Tunisia election: Kais Saied to become president, exit polls suggest 14 Oct 2019, 12:05 am

The poll projected a landslide victory for conservative Kais Saied who faced a media mogul rival.

Wales held by group leaders Croatia 13 Oct 2019, 10:47 pm

Gareth Bale's equaliser against Croatia in Cardiff keeps Wales' European Championship qualifying hopes alive.

Former Arsenal keeper Cech saves two penalties on ice hockey debut 13 Oct 2019, 10:16 pm

Petr Cech saves two penalties on his debut as Guildford Phoenix beat Swindon Wildcats 2 in a shoot-out.

Kosgei shatters Paula Radcliffe's marathon record 13 Oct 2019, 9:19 pm

Brigid Kosgei claims a new women's marathon world record in Chicago, beating the time set by Britain's Paula Radcliffe in 2003.

Hong Kong protests: President Xi warns of 'crushed bodies' 13 Oct 2019, 8:55 pm

China's president says trying to divide China will end in "crushed bodies" in a warning to Hong Kong.

Simone Biles: The world's greatest gymnast 13 Oct 2019, 7:48 pm

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history with five gold medals in Stuttgart, to take her tally to a staggering 25.

NFL highlights: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-37 Carolina Panthers 13 Oct 2019, 7:36 pm

Watch highlights as Carolina Panthers beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26 in the second NFL match to be played at Tottenham as part of the London Series.

Harry Dunn crash: Parents 'hopeful' about US meeting 13 Oct 2019, 5:31 pm

Charlotte Charles and Tim Dunn hope to take up the offer of meeting Anne Sacoolas.

Hunter Biden to step down from China board amid Trump attacks 13 Oct 2019, 5:09 pm

The move by the son of former US Vice-President Joe Biden follows attacks by President Donald Trump.

Simone Biles breaks Worlds medals record 13 Oct 2019, 4:07 pm

Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in World Championships history by winning two more golds on Sunday to reach 25 medals overall.

Black woman shot dead by Texas police through bedroom window 13 Oct 2019, 4:02 pm

Atatiana Jefferson was shot through a window after a neighbour asked police to check on her welfare.

Joe Fraser GB gymnast wins World Championships gold on parallel bars 13 Oct 2019, 3:14 pm

Joe Fraser wins Great Britain's first ever gold medal on the parallel bars at the World Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart.

World Cup hosts Japan knock out Scotland 13 Oct 2019, 2:42 pm

Scotland crash out of the World Cup at the pool stage for only the second time after being beaten by an irrepressible Japan in Yokohama.

ICYMI: Hot air, hugs and high kicks 13 Oct 2019, 12:46 pm

Plus paintings "coming to life" in your round-up of news you might have missed this week.

British orphans found trapped in Syria IS camp 13 Oct 2019, 9:31 am

The BBC discovered three children from the same family stranded after their parents died in the fighting with Islamic State.

Sylvia Gathoni: Kenya's pro-gamer taking on the world 13 Oct 2019, 6:43 am

Sylvia Gathoni on finding her winning streak in the high-stakes arena of e-sports.

In pictures: Powerful Typhoon Hagibis lashes Japan 13 Oct 2019, 6:17 am

The worst typhoon to hit the country in decades brings deadly flooding and landslides.

Blind climber Jesse Dufton leads ascent on Old Man of Hoy 13 Oct 2019, 3:13 am

The British paraclimber Jesse Dufton said he was the first blind climber to lead an ascent of the sea stack.

Why UK 'Indian' restaurants might not be Indian 13 Oct 2019, 2:56 am

While traditional curry houses in the UK are struggling, an appetite for regional, authentic South Asian cuisine is growing.

Can Rugby Union’s top tier be broken? 13 Oct 2019, 2:15 am

Too much money is focused on the big nations in rugby union, an ex-England international says.

Jody Wilson-Raybould: The woman who fought Justin Trudeau 13 Oct 2019, 1:29 am

The former attorney general was booted from her party, but is now seeking to re-enter parliament.

General Motors strike: 'We've got to fight for what's right' 13 Oct 2019, 1:24 am

Four weeks into the car giant's strike, workers are losing money but say they will continue to protest.

Angelina Jolie: Strong women are 'shaped by men around them' 13 Oct 2019, 1:21 am

Angelina Jolie champions the role men can play in shaping the personalities of young girls.

Microplastics: Seeking the 'plastic score' of the food on our plates 13 Oct 2019, 1:19 am

Microplastics are everywhere, but how worried should we be? Scientists are on a mission to find out more.

Saudi Arabia tourism: So what is there to see? 13 Oct 2019, 1:17 am

The BBC's Frank Gardner, a visitor to the kingdom for decades, shares his tips for places to see.

Do elephants actually risk their lives to save each other? 13 Oct 2019, 1:16 am

A tragedy in Thailand has pulled on our heartstrings, and can help us learn about elephant empathy.

Seeking a music star in Rwanda... and finding one 13 Oct 2019, 1:05 am

For record producers, finding new musicians is a constant quest but for this couple, the hunt took them far.

‘I take out anger and sadness through art’ 13 Oct 2019, 1:03 am

Amina Art Ansari, whose paintings hang in Windsor Castle, has set up an art studio in Islamabad where she uses art therapy to help her students.

'I'm proud my son is storing 1,000 bricks in my garden' 12 Oct 2019, 2:19 am

If Donna Heuerman looks out of her window she sees rows of bricks left by her teenage son, Jonjo.

Why I went public about being raped, 67 years later 12 Oct 2019, 1:40 am

A prominent Ghanaian journalist writes about being sexually abused when she was just seven years old.

Amazon fires: What's the latest in Brazil? 12 Oct 2019, 1:30 am

The fires in the Amazon have been dampened - but it's not the only area under threat.

Paris killings: Terror at heart of police HQ jolts France 12 Oct 2019, 1:26 am

The murder of four people is being seen as the worst assault in France since the Paris attacks of 2015.

China and US wage duelling 'hearts and minds' campaigns 11 Oct 2019, 4:13 pm

Chinese and US officials accuse each other of trying to undermine each other’s political systems.

'Somebody answered my dead brother's number' 10 Oct 2019, 9:39 pm

Ruth Murray wanted to stay connected to her late brother but then a stranger answered his phone.

Scratched images explore Australia's past 10 Oct 2019, 9:03 am

Photographer Aletheia Casey talks about her latest project exploring Australia's history.

Kenya's 'talking boxes' help girls break their silence on abuse 10 Oct 2019, 1:06 am

Girls in Kenya's biggest slum are breaking their silence about parental and sexual abuse.

Marvel Comics at 80: From bankruptcy threat to billions at the box office 9 Oct 2019, 2:45 am

Marvel is celebrating 80 years of making comics and its rise to one of Hollywood's biggest names.

The blind and visually impaired women checking for breast cancer 9 Oct 2019, 1:47 am

In an innovative project in Colombia, blind and visually impaired women check for signs of breast cancer.

'Sex for grades': Undercover in West African universities 7 Oct 2019, 1:10 am

What happens behind closed doors at some of West Africa’s most prestigious universities.

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