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Big Ben chimes to be silenced for repairs

BBC - 5 hours 47 min ago
Urgent repairs are to be carried on Britain's most famous clock tower at a cost of £29m.

Royal Bank of Scotland sees more losses in third quarter

BBC - 5 hours 49 min ago
Royal Bank of Scotland reports a £469m loss for July to September amid continuing "legacy issues".

Iain Duncan Smith urges PM to reverse Universal Credit cuts

BBC - 5 hours 54 min ago
Former minister Iain Duncan Smith calls for cuts to Universal Credit to be reversed to help low-paid workers.

Tony Blair: Options must stay open on Brexit

BBC - 6 hours 4 min ago
The UK should keep "options open" over Brexit, Tony Blair says, including a possible second referendum.

Oregon wildlife refuge occupiers in shock acquittal

BBC - 6 hours 45 min ago
Leaders of a militia who took over a wildlife refuge in Oregon are cleared, in a surprise verdict.

Celtic's Scott Brown likely to overturn Scotland retirement decision

BBC - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 2:53am
Celtic captain Scott Brown is likely to reverse his decision to quit international football in time to play against England.

Japan etiquette video discourages applying make-up on trains

BBC - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 2:16am
A Japanese rail company causes anger by telling commuters that doing make-up on the train is "ugly to see".

Newspaper review: Nissan's Brexit boost and health tourism 'hit squads'

BBC - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 1:03am
Nissan boosting production at its Sunderland plant and hospital debt collectors targeting overseas patients make Friday's front pages.

Philippines Duterte: God told me to stop swearing

BBC - Fri, 10/28/2016 - 12:53am
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he will clean up his language after God gave him an ultimatum.

Nato chief says alliance 'does not want new Cold War'

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 11:59pm
Nato is not seeking confrontation with Russia despite deploying 4,000 troops to eastern Europe, the alliance's chief tells the BBC.

US election daily dig: Ready for some dirty laundry?

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:30pm
With just 11 days to go until election day, Donald Trump's sheets come under scrutiny, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have a love-in and Gary Johnson denies being a dummy.

Abuse inquiry dropped investigation into lawyer's conduct

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 9:49pm
The child sex abuse inquiry dropped an investigation of its most senior lawyer despite a disclosure of alleged sexual assault.

Lack of enthusiasm

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 9:37pm
After a long campaign, it's less than two weeks before millions of Americans cast their votes. But turnout could be as low as 50%. Why do so few people vote?

I do (vote for Trump)

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:58pm
Gretchen and Tom are engaged. But she's voting for Clinton and he's voting for Trump.

'No longer welcome'

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:56pm
A rise in hate crime against the UK's Polish community is making some of them think about leaving the country as a result.

How close is the world to getting all its electricity from renewable sources?

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:51pm
With many governments looking to move away from burning fossil fuels how close is the world to generating all its electricity from renewable energy?

Shanghai long ago

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:45pm
Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work.

US election 2016: Trump running mate Mike Pence's plane skids off runway

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:40pm
Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence's plane skids off a runway on landing in New York.

Blinded at 14

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:39pm
Photographer Abid Bhat documents the story of 14-year-old Insha Mushtaq, who lost vision in both her eyes after being hit by pellets in Indian-administered Kashmir.

John Sudworth: China's forbidden babies still an issue

BBC - Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:23pm
John Sudworth investigates the role of the state in China's family policy a year on from the end of the one-child rule.