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Brexit: EU negotiator says 'time's short' for reaching deal

A Brexit deal will need to be reached by October 2018, EU negotiator Michel Barnier says.

Man found guilty over Belgium attacks terror suspect cash

A man is convicted of giving £3,000 to the "man in the hat" suspected over Brussels terror attacks.

Peter Vaughan: Thrones and Porridge star dies at 93

British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, dies aged 93.

Parents of killed Santa Safari tour worker travel to Lapland

Tributes have been paid to a Fife tour guide who was stabbed to death in Lapland.

Pisa tests: UK lags behind in global school rankings

The UK is still lagging behind at education, with little progress in international rankings.

Beyonce scores nine Grammy nominations

Beyonce and Adele receive multiple nominations for the 2017 Grammy Awards but David Bowie is snubbed in the best album category.

Train and track operations to be reunited in rail revamp

The way England's railways are run is set for a major overhaul, the transport secretary says.

Angela Merkel endorses burka ban 'wherever legally possible'

The chancellor says the full-face veil should be prohibited across Germany where legally possible.

Breakthrough in 46-year mystery of missing toddler

Australian police have a new suspect in the inquiry into the disappearance of UK-born toddler Cheryl Grimmer.

Man shot in head during Fulham restaurant 'ambush'

A man dies when he is shot in the head during a suspected ambush outside a restaurant in west London, police say.

Last Tango rape row a 'misunderstanding'

Director Bernardo Bertolucci attributes a row over how an actress was treated while filming Last Tango in Paris to a "misunderstanding".

'Millions of Dailymotion account details taken'

More than 85 million accounts at video sharing site Dailymotion have been hacked, Leakedsource says.

Bucket list student Matt Greenwood 'overwhelmed by support'

A 21-year-old bone cancer patient says he's been overwhelmed by the support of friends who've raised more than £56,000 to help him achieve his bucket list.

Peter Vaughan: Compelling actor who excelled in unsympathetic roles

British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has died at the age of 93.

Thousands mourn colourful leader Jayalalitha

Thousands of mourners pay their respects to late Tami Nadu chief minister J Jayalalitha, who has died at the age of 68.

Barnsley petrol station hit-and-run caught on CCTV

A petrol station worker in Barnsley is run over by a driver fleeing with £120 of fuel.

Heartwarming moment boy gets stolen bike back

A young boy’s bike, which had been stolen and was the last present his late father gave him, has been returned

Live: Brexit Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court continues a landmark legal hearing into whether Parliament's consent is required before official Brexit negotiations can begin.

Where do Trump supporters get their news?

Donald Trump claims the US media is crooked and biased. So where do his supporters get their news?

'UK cannot cherry pick Brexit deal'

EU negotiator Michel Barnier warns the UK that it cannot "cherry pick" the Brexit deal it wants.

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Britain's most-watched news channel, delivering breaking news and analysis all day, every day.

Robin nests in Liverpool Cathedral Christmas tree

A robin "delights" a cathedral's congregation by taking up residence in its Christmas tree.

Rochdale woman, 102, has life-saving cancer surgery

A great-grandmother has life-saving cancer surgery - at the age of 102, and without a general anaesthetic.

Chris Page: The Irish outpost of Trump's empire

One corner of Ireland is grateful to Donald Trump, but could his economic policies hurt US investment?

John Sweeney: The forgotten shipwreck

BBC Newsnight has the untold story of what is believed to be the biggest migrant shipwreck of 2016.

Tara McKelvey: Mexicans wary of Trump’s America

After the election, people in Mexico are trying to come to terms with the new US president.

White men only? Brexit case and legal diversity

With the government's battle over Article 50 going to the Supreme Court, there has been much comment about the gender and ethnic make-up of the judges and barristers at work. But how "diverse" is the legal profession?

Jayalalitha: The 'goddess' of Tamil Nadu politics

Jayaram Jayalalitha, one of India's most flamboyant and controversial politicians, inspired a cult following and held her own in the masculine world of Tamil politics.

Reality Check: Is Christmas dinner going up or down?

Two stories in the past week have reported contradictory conclusions about the cost of Christmas dinner.

Who is South Korea's President Park?

The BBC's Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans profiles the controversial leader.

Football child sex abuse claims - story so far

How the football child sex abuse scandal has grown since former player Andy Woodward first said he was a victim.

The beauty of Britain

The finalists of the 2016 Through the Lens photography awards discuss their images of the British Isles.

Your pictures

Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme "Lines".

Africa's top shots: 25 November-1 December 2016

A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Living near the Arctic Circle

Photographer Ed Gold's images from the remote community of Galena in Alaska, USA.

Mercedes: Fernando Alonso could partner Lewis Hamilton - Toto Wolff

Mercedes are considering signing Fernando Alonso to replace Nico Rosberg as Lewis Hamilton's partner, team boss Toto Wolff says.

Thomas Bjorn named Europe Ryder Cup captain for 2018

Denmark's Thomas Bjorn is named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the 2018 event in Paris.

George North: Northampton Saints stand down Wales winger for assessment

George North is stood down from playing by Northampton until he has undergone independent assessment of a head injury.


Actor Peter Vaughan, who has died aged 93, seldom played leading roles, but in a seven-year career he became an ever-present figure on stage, screen and TV.

Chatbot sexism

Why do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars?

Years without knowing

When footballers decide to speak openly about claims they had been sexually abused, it came as a shock to loved ones.

'Living in fear'

The human impact of rail strikes on commuters


Kevin Bishop talks about his starring role as a would-be elocution expert in a play set in the 1930s, at the end of the silent movie era.

Race law row

A provocative cartoon featuring a beer-swilling Aboriginal man fans a row about free speech in Australia.

Disappearing act

In June 2015, G7 leaders took a group photo, 17 months later, five of them are out of power or close to it.

Fake embassy

An organised crime ring was giving out real US visas in Ghana's capital Accra for a decade - how did they get away with it for so long?

100 Women 2016: Christine and the Queens on being pansexual

Heloise Letissier, aka Christine and the Queens, talks pansexuality and rejecting gender stereotypes.

BBC 100 Women 2016: Who are our forgotten women? Join our edit-a-thon

BBC's 100 Women is holding an international edit-a-thon to increase female biographies on Wikipedia - tell us who you want to add.

How trees helped an infertile woman

How planting trees helped a 105-year-old Indian woman cope with infertility

Parents who regret having children

When Corinne Maier spoke to the BBC attacking baby mania, her honest account of parenting struck a chord around the world.