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Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate 22 Oct 2021, 3:43 pm

Why experts say cutting contrails costs less than $1bn a year but may be worth so much more.

England v India: Postponed fifth Test to be held at Edgbaston in July 2022 22 Oct 2021, 3:29 pm

The postponed Emirates Old Trafford Test between England and India this summer will be played at Edgbaston in July 2022.

The Queen back at Windsor after hospital stay 22 Oct 2021, 3:15 pm

She is "in good spirits" after a one-night stay for preliminary medical checks, Buckingham Palace says.

How prop guns can go wrong 22 Oct 2021, 2:34 pm

An incident involving US actor Alec Baldwin puts the spotlight on an item often used on film sets.

Shot cinematographer Hutchins 'an incredible artist' 22 Oct 2021, 2:29 pm

Halyna Hutchins, who has died on a film set, had been named an American Cinematographer rising star.

Mozambique: Tuskless elephant evolution linked to Ivory hunting 22 Oct 2021, 2:23 pm

Scientists say poaching during Mozambique's civil war led to more females being born without tusks.

France to pay 38m citizens €100 each to ease costs 22 Oct 2021, 1:21 pm

The one-off payment to lower-income groups is prompted by the spike in fuel and energy prices.

Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set 22 Oct 2021, 12:26 pm

A man is also being treated in hospital after the firearm was discharged on set in New Mexico.

Bernard Haitink: Celebrated classical conductor dies at 92 22 Oct 2021, 12:14 pm

Bernard Haitink led the world's top orchestras in London, Amsterdam, Chicago and Dresden.

Brian Laundrie: Remains of Gabby Petito's fiancé found - FBI 22 Oct 2021, 11:52 am

A skull was reportedly found in the hunt for Brian Laundrie, a person of interest in Gabby Petito's death.

Biden says US will defend Taiwan if China attacks 22 Oct 2021, 11:27 am

His comments are an apparent departure from the long-held US position of "strategic ambiguity".

NBA: Stephen Curry scores 45 as Golden State Warriors beat Los Angeles Clippers 22 Oct 2021, 9:41 am

Stephen Curry's 45 points, including two late three-pointers, help the Golden State Warriors continue their winning start to the season as they beat the Los Angeles Clippers 115-113.

A decade on - remembering the day that changed the face of football in Manchester 22 Oct 2021, 9:09 am

Saturday marks exactly 10 years since Manchester's football landscape changed for City and United, when the so-called "noisy neighbours" produced a stunning 6-1 win at Old Trafford.

Li Yundi: China's 'Piano Prince' detained for hiring prostitute 22 Oct 2021, 8:32 am

Observers said his detention could be seen as a warning to other "immoral" celebrities.

'It went past being hungry' - South Africa captain Kolisi on poverty, mental health, racism and his legacy 22 Oct 2021, 8:06 am

South Africa's World Cup-winning captain Siya Kolisi, in a wide-ranging BBC Sport interview, says he doesn't want people to think he's "flawless" and talks about "fighting battles" with alcohol.

Evergrande shares rise on report of bond interest payment 22 Oct 2021, 6:19 am

Shares opened up 6% after reports the Chinese property giant made a payment before a crucial deadline.

Kenyan northern white rhino Najin retired from breeding scheme 22 Oct 2021, 4:26 am

Najin, 32, has been part of a programme in Kenya trying to save her species from extinction.

Crime-hit Chicago grapples with police vaccine revolt 22 Oct 2021, 4:16 am

Vaccination rates have lagged among US police, even as Covid-19 becomes their leading cause of death.

Bangladesh's Hindus living in fear following mob attacks 22 Oct 2021, 2:48 am

Homes and temples of Hindu Bangladeshis have been torched across the country, and at least seven killed.

Russia's Covid nightmare driven by vaccine rejection 22 Oct 2021, 2:40 am

More than 1,000 people are dying in Russia every day, and in Vologda only one in four is vaccinated.

Newcastle United: Why is Saudi Arabia-led takeover controversial? 22 Oct 2021, 2:23 am

Here are some of the reasons why the Saudi-led consortium has proved controversial.

Africa's week in pictures: 15-21 October 2021 22 Oct 2021, 2:18 am

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

Canadians hurt slipping in snow can now sue cities 22 Oct 2021, 2:17 am

The Supreme Court rules in favour of a woman who was injured climbing a snowbank in British Columbia.

Steve Bannon: House votes for ex-Trump aide to face contempt charge 22 Oct 2021, 2:04 am

Only nine Republicans in the chamber voted to hold Mr Bannon in contempt.

Khaby Lame: What is the secret to success for the Senegal-born TikToker? 22 Oct 2021, 2:02 am

How the Senegalese-born 21-year-old's myth-busting of "life hacks" made him a household name.

'We can't accept it' - Arteta says abuse of Bruce is putting off potential managers 22 Oct 2021, 1:20 am

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta says managers are being put off taking jobs because of the sort of abuse suffered by Steve Bruce.

Bodo/Glimt 6-1 Roma: Jose Mourinho's side suffers surprise heavy defeat 21 Oct 2021, 10:37 pm

Jose Mourinho oversees one of the heaviest defeat of his managerial career as Roma lose 6-1 to Norwegians Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League.

Quiz of the week: How did Sex Education influence baby names? 21 Oct 2021, 8:30 pm

How closely have you been paying attention to what's been going on during the past seven days?

Big John, largest known triceratops skeleton, sold at auction 21 Oct 2021, 7:09 pm

The auction house said the skeleton was sold to a private collector for a European record of €6.65m.

US surgeons test pig kidney transplant in a human 21 Oct 2021, 6:22 pm

The kidney, from a genetically-altered pig, appeared to function well, say the surgical team.

God and robots: Will AI transform religion? 21 Oct 2021, 1:06 pm

Robot "priests" can recite prayers, perform funerals, and even comfort those experiencing a spiritual crisis.

COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report 21 Oct 2021, 9:31 am

Countries are asking the UN to play down the need to move rapidly away from fossil fuels.

China: The patriotic 'ziganwu' bloggers who attack the West 21 Oct 2021, 2:14 am

Their scathing posts have shot them to fame amid rising nationalist fervour - but they toe a fine line.

The four-year-old footballer scouted by Arsenal while still at nursery 21 Oct 2021, 2:12 am

Zayn Ali Salman is the youngest-ever recruit to Arsenal's pre-academy.

The remote British island hoping to see more visitors 21 Oct 2021, 2:07 am

The territory of St Helena, which has remained coronavirus-free, wants a big rise in tourists.

Russian inmate who leaked torture videos alleges death threats 20 Oct 2021, 7:46 pm

Sergey Savelyev is seeking asylum in France after he leaked videos showing abuse in Russian prisons.

Climate change: Fossil fuel production set to soar over next decade 20 Oct 2021, 7:08 am

Government plans to extract coal, oil and gas are incompatible with safe temperatures, says the UN.

Ros Atkins on… Europe's climate challenge 20 Oct 2021, 2:23 am

Ros Atkins looks at how Europe is getting to grips with its emissions problem.

Friendship Games 1984: When Great Britain took part in the 'Iron Curtain Olympics' 19 Oct 2021, 2:01 am

Steroids, the threat of nuclear war and... lost luggage. A small team of female British athletes went to the Friendship Games of 1984.

COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions 18 Oct 2021, 3:30 pm

BBC science correspondent Matt McGrath answers your questions about Glasgow's COP26 climate summit.

I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped? 18 Oct 2021, 2:56 am

Online abuse against women is on the rise, but why aren't the police, government and social media sites doing more to stop it?

What is climate change? A really simple guide 13 Oct 2021, 3:50 pm

World temperatures are rising because of human activity, and climate change now threatens every aspect of human life.

Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist 12 Oct 2021, 1:16 am

Senior black scientists tell the BBC they believe UK science to be "institutionally racist".

Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea 11 Oct 2021, 2:08 am

A former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals.

'How I escaped a hidden world of gangs and exploitation' 1 Oct 2021, 7:00 pm

Aliyah's smile conceals a lifetime of abuse - and experts warn her experience is all too common among a forgotten group of girls.

COP26: What is the Glasgow climate conference and why is it important? 24 Sep 2021, 1:18 pm

A crucial climate change summit is being held in the UK - this is why it's important.

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