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Aston Villa 2-0 Newcastle United: Watkins ends goal drought as pressure on Bruce grows 23 Jan 2021, 10:53 pm

Aston Villa move into eighth in the Premier League with a win over Newcastle, which increases pressure on manager Steve Bruce.

Alexei Navalny: 'More than 3,000 detained' in protests across Russia 23 Jan 2021, 10:22 pm

Tens of thousands of people join some of the largest rallies against President Vladimir Putin in years.

UK PM has first call with Biden since inauguration 23 Jan 2021, 10:11 pm

Boris Johnson said he looked forward to "deepening the longstanding alliance" between the UK and US.

Benzema scores twice in Real Madrid win 23 Jan 2021, 9:58 pm

Karim Benzema scores twice as Real Madrid recover from their shock Spanish Cup exit by beating Alaves in La Liga.

More than 4,000 Covid patients on ventilators in UK 23 Jan 2021, 8:57 pm

Pressures on intensive care units are seeing one in 10 patients transferred to a different site.

Covid: Gap between Pfizer vaccine doses should be halved, say doctors 23 Jan 2021, 8:50 pm

Delaying second Pfizer doses to give more people their first is "difficult to justify", says BMA.

Man City avoid FA Cup shock as they come from behind to beat Cheltenham 23 Jan 2021, 8:46 pm

Manchester City score three times in the last 10 minutes to defeat League Two side Cheltenham and avoid one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history.

Memorable debuts, cheeky hints & makeshift changing rooms - what happened in the FA Cup? 23 Jan 2021, 7:44 pm

Five Premier League sides safely progressed to the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday, but what else went on? BBC Sport takes a look.

AC Milan 0-3 Atalanta: Visitors stun Serie A leaders 23 Jan 2021, 7:19 pm

Atalanta outclass AC Milan at the San Siro to cut Milan's lead at the top of Serie A to two points.

Covid: Italian PM brands vaccine delay 'unacceptable' 23 Jan 2021, 7:08 pm

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned he will take legal action against Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Krystina Arielle: Star Wars supports High Republic host after racist abuse 23 Jan 2021, 6:44 pm

Krystina Arielle, the host of Star Wars: The High Republic Show, was attacked online.

Covid: 'More deadly' UK variant claim played down by scientists 23 Jan 2021, 4:18 pm

One says he is surprised Boris Johnson shared the early data when it is "not particularly strong".

Larry King: Veteran US talk show host dies aged 87 23 Jan 2021, 4:01 pm

The popular US broadcaster conducted about 50,000 interviews, from Nelson Mandela to Lady Gaga.

Larry King: US TV legend who hosted 50,000 interviews 23 Jan 2021, 1:53 pm

Larry King - who has died aged 87 - was one of the giants of US broadcasting.

Sri Lanka Minister who promoted 'Covid syrup' tests positive 23 Jan 2021, 1:44 pm

Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sri Lanka's health minister, tested positive for Covid on Friday.

Tokyo 2020 Games may have to be held behind closed doors, says Lord Coe 23 Jan 2021, 10:33 am

The rescheduled Tokyo 2020 may have to be held behind closed doors if they are to go ahead this year, athletics chief Lord Coe says.

National Guard: President Biden apologises over troops sleeping in car park 23 Jan 2021, 7:58 am

Photographs of National Guard members sheltering underground spark anger among lawmakers.

Trudeau conveys Keystone pipeline 'disappointment' to Biden 23 Jan 2021, 4:27 am

Despite the revoking of the Keystone XL permit, the Canadian PM hails "a new era" in bilateral ties.

New light shed on Charles Darwin's 'abominable mystery' 23 Jan 2021, 1:09 am

Historical documents are uncovered that provide clues to a puzzle that haunted Charles Darwin.

Islamic State tries to shore up relevance with Iraq carnage 23 Jan 2021, 12:45 am

Despite their territorial defeat, the extremists are striving to prove they still matter.

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni overcomes Bobi Wine challenge - for now 23 Jan 2021, 12:42 am

President Yoweri Museveni sees off another challenger despite the expectation surrounding Bobi Wine.

Rémy Julienne: Stunt king to the stars who fell to Covid 23 Jan 2021, 12:39 am

Rémy Julienne was one of the world's top stunt artists, devising crashes and collisions in 1,400 films.

Covid hand-outs: How different countries pay if you are sick 23 Jan 2021, 12:35 am

As the UK rejects £500 Covid pay outs, how are others countries getting people to stick to the rules?

Week in pictures: 16-22 January 2021 23 Jan 2021, 12:34 am

A selection of striking images taken around the world this week.

How to avoid lockdown back and shoulder pain 23 Jan 2021, 12:30 am

In lockdown, days on end can be spent hunched over a laptop without ever leaving the house.

Wuhan marks its anniversary with triumph and denial 23 Jan 2021, 12:26 am

In the city where the virus first emerged there is now an insistence that it came from elsewhere.

How Joe Biden's ancestral Irish home is celebrating 23 Jan 2021, 12:05 am

Celebrations broke out across Ballina when Biden's presidential victory was declared - and for the young people of the town, it meant that anything was possible.

What next for Trump - and Trumpism? 22 Jan 2021, 9:59 pm

Stripped of presidential powers and silenced online, can Trump still make a political comeback?

Iran's supreme leader makes online threats to attack golfing Trump 22 Jan 2021, 7:52 pm

A photomontage seems to show the ex-president playing in the shadow of a warplane or large drone.

McGregor returns to the octagon - will Poirier avenge defeat from seven years ago? 22 Jan 2021, 5:35 pm

Everything you need to know about Conor McGregor's return to the octagon in a rematch against Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend.

Could Google really leave Australia? 22 Jan 2021, 3:04 pm

After threatening to cut off Australia, could Google survive without it?

Covid cases, deaths and vaccinations by country 22 Jan 2021, 12:00 pm

Key maps and charts explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

Shoppers stuck at home shun new clothes in 2020 22 Jan 2021, 11:28 am

Clothing was the hardest-hit sector last year, seeing a 25% drop in sales overall.

From Sea Shanty TikTok to a record deal 22 Jan 2021, 11:01 am

Scottish postie Nathan Evans has quit his job and signed to a record label after storming TikTok with sea shanties.

St Agnes Cold War bunker for sale 22 Jan 2021, 10:52 am

A bunker built during the Cold War is being auctioned with a guide price of £25,000.

Covaxin and Covishield: What we know about India's Covid vaccines 22 Jan 2021, 6:15 am

As India starts exporting Covid vaccines, here's what we know about Covishield and Covaxin.

Biden wore no mask 'as he was celebrating' 22 Jan 2021, 3:51 am

The White House spokeswoman is asked why President Biden wore no mask at an inauguration engagement.

How Covid turbocharged the QR revolution 22 Jan 2021, 1:09 am

As a cheap and reliable way to store information, the humble QR code is finding new uses.

Africa's long wait for the Covid-19 vaccine 22 Jan 2021, 1:04 am

Africa will have to wait "weeks if not months" before getting WHO-approved vaccines, officials say.

'The phone call that brought me freedom - but broke my mother's heart' 22 Jan 2021, 1:02 am

When Farah Sayeed told her mother she wasn't coming home after university, it caused a painful rift.

Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 January 2021 22 Jan 2021, 1:00 am

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

Why Sigourney Weaver had to say yes to Call My Agent 22 Jan 2021, 12:57 am

The Hollywood star explains why a role in the hit French comedy series was too good to refuse.

Wuhan lockdown: A year of China's fight against the Covid pandemic 22 Jan 2021, 12:53 am

The world's first coronavirus quarantine began in Wuhan a year ago - how has China changed since then?

The vehicle that got a village smiling 22 Jan 2021, 12:24 am

When her friends died in childbirth, a Nigerian woman hatched a plan to make a difference.

Manaus: Brazil's city on the Amazon river buckles under second Covid wave 22 Jan 2021, 12:17 am

Doctors in the rainforest’s biggest city Manaus are struggling to control rising numbers of deaths from Covid-19 and soaring cases.

President Biden and unity: Can the next generation unify America? 22 Jan 2021, 12:05 am

Democrat Ala'a and Republican Caleb, both 16, on whether President Biden's call for unity can be achieved.

Bridgerton writer's joy at second series 21 Jan 2021, 3:41 pm

The author behind the book speaks exclusively to the BBC about the news of a second series.

Inside Biden's new-look Oval Office 21 Jan 2021, 2:05 pm

Busts of influential civil rights leaders sit alongside portraits of famous presidents.

Yellow: K-pop artist Lim Kim bites back against stereotypes 21 Jan 2021, 12:12 am

Lim Kim says her music challenges prejudices about Asian women and attacks Orientalism.

Covid: Israel vaccine fears 'out of context and inaccurate' 21 Jan 2021, 12:04 am

Israel is likely to be the first country to see an impact from vaccination - but it is still too early.

Biden inauguration: Amanda Gorman's poem The Hill We Climb in full 20 Jan 2021, 6:41 pm

Amanda Gorman's powerful reading of her poem was one of the memorable moments at Joe Biden's inauguration.

The cartoonists making mental health their muse 20 Jan 2021, 12:13 am

Meet the artists shaping graphic medicine - a genre of comics focused on the experience of living with mental illness.

Greece #Metoo: Women ending silence of sport abuse shake Greece 20 Jan 2021, 12:08 am

The decision by ex-champion Sofia Bekatorou to describe how she was assaulted leads to a #Metoo moment.

The Hong Kong migrants fleeing to start new lives in the UK 19 Jan 2021, 12:15 am

A new visa will give 5.4m Hong Kong residents the right to resettle in Britain. How many will leave?

US in Somalia: 'We still need the Americans for security' 18 Jan 2021, 1:22 am

A partial withdrawal of US troops from Somalia is coming at a critical time for the country.

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