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Iraq begins battle to free western Mosul from IS

BBC - 21 hours 50 min ago
Iraq's army claims early successes as the UN warns about civilians' safety in the IS stronghold.

Business rates: Sainsbury's boss urges 'fundamental reform'

BBC - 22 hours 7 min ago
The head of Sainsbury's says the system is "archaic", amid a row over England's latest revaluation.

Prison officers in 31 jails set for pay rises of up to £5,000

BBC - 22 hours 29 min ago
Prison officers will get more money at 31 jails under pressure from staff shortages and rising violence.

South China Sea: US carrier group begins 'routine' patrols

BBC - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 3:49am
China's foreign ministry has warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty.

Dan Vickerman: Former Australia lock dies at the age of 37

BBC - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 3:27am
Former Australia and Northampton lock Dan Vickerman, who won 63 caps, has died at the age of 37.

Donald Trump savages media at Florida rally

BBC - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 3:18am
The event, unusual for a sitting president, echoes those held during Mr Trump's successful campaign.

Welsh council staff 'should check pets for microchips'

BBC - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 2:52am
Animal lovers hope to make it mandatory for pets found by council workers to be checked for microchips.

Lincoln City: How Imps became FA Cup legends

BBC - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 2:23am
BBC Sport takes a look at how non-league side Lincoln City became FA Cup legends after beating Premier League side Burnley 1-0 in the fifth round.

Newspaper headlines: Russia 'assassination plot' and Brexit 'limbo'

BBC - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 12:55am
Claims Moscow planned a coup in Montenegro and fears EU nationals could be caught in a legal no man's land after Brexit make the front pages.

Colombia's Farc rebels complete move to demobilisation zones

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 10:51pm
They travelled on foot, by bus and by boat from jungle camps to meet the terms of the peace deal.

Voices from America

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 9:55pm
We asked different groups of people living in America what that's meant to them.

Russia accepts passports issued by east Ukraine rebels

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:16pm
Ukraine calls the move an escalation while Russia says it is a humanitarian act.

Taxidermy and cocktails

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:14pm
As our arts centres and museums suffer funding cuts, several are seeking innovative ways to increase their income and footfall. But can quirky fundraisers keep our tourist attractions afloat?

'Funny and very rude'

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:13pm
The actor's role in Don Juan in Soho will see him play 'an anti-hero', says writer and director Patrick Marber.

'Royal uniforms'

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:12pm
The Kensington Palace exhibition will bring together clothing from throughout Princess Diana's life.

Briton Ryan Lock mourned by Kurdish community

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 8:04pm
Kurdish mourners gather at Heathrow Airport as the body of Ryan Lock arrives back in the UK.

Trump: 'I'm only worried he's gonna give me a kiss'

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:54pm
The US president invited a supporter on to the stage at his rally in Florida.

Weekend Edition

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:37pm
The man who dresses up as his ancestors and other stories you may have missed in the past seven days.

'Paralysed by grief'

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:35pm
Facebook last week doubled its bereavement leave allowance for its staff. Employees can now take up to 20 days off on full pay. Is it enough?

Human computers

BBC - Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:34pm
The history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further than the 1960s - the period of the film Hidden Figures - and their struggles continued afterwards.