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Covid: Indian variant could disrupt 21 June easing, PM says

Second jabs for the over-50s and clinically vulnerable will be given sooner to ease concerns, PM says.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 21:41:42 GMT

Israel Gaza violence: Clashes spread to West Bank

Palestinians and the Israeli security forces clash during protests in the occupied West Bank.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 21:01:32 GMT

Israel-Gaza: Strike collapses building during live BBC report

BBC producer Adnan Elbursh was broadcasting live from Gaza City when a building behind him was hit.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 17:05:35 GMT

Covid in Scotland: Glasgow and Moray to remain under level 3 restrictions

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon made the announcement as cases continued to increase in Glasgow.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 17:37:41 GMT

Edwin Poots is elected DUP leader

The NI agriculture minister will succeed Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 17:53:02 GMT

Martin Bashir: BBC religion editor leaves the corporation

The corporation said he was leaving his post due to ongoing health issues.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 19:30:22 GMT

Portugal to allow UK tourists from Monday

The government in Lisbon says anyone arriving will need to take a negative PCR test before departure.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 15:23:07 GMT

Covid Indian variant: Pupils keep face masks in parts of North West

Pupils in parts of north-west England continue wearing face masks in school amid variant concerns.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 18:25:21 GMT

Covid: Delay child vaccinations and share jabs with Covax, says WHO

Wealthier nations should instead donate more vaccines to low-income countries, the health body says.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:20:39 GMT

Reality TV's Stephen Bear charged with sharing sexual images

The 31-year-old, who won Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, is due in court in July.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 12:27:29 GMT

Elise Stefanik: Trump loyalist wins Republican leadership post

Elise Stefanik's win is seen as a sign that former President Trump's grip on the party remains strong.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:24:39 GMT

Sunshine on Leith actor Kevin Guthrie jailed for three years for sex attack

Kevin Guthrie is sentenced to three years for the assault on a woman in a flat in Glasgow.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 11:41:39 GMT

The most plastic-polluted riverbed in the UK

Part of the River Tame in Greater Manchester is the most plastic-polluted riverbed in the UK, scientists say.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 12:30:27 GMT

Covid lockdown easing: Why am I exhausted after socialising?

As our social lives go from 0 to 100, here's why some are feeling burned out after meeting friends.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 10:44:03 GMT

Cat jumps five storeys to safety from burning building

The daring feline leapt from a burning building in Chicago, Illinois, and landed on grass.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 21:26:20 GMT

Is Bitcoin bad for the environment?

The BBC's Ros Atkins looks into Bitcoin's affect on the environment after Tesla suspended vehicle purchases using Bitcoin due to climate change concerns.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 09:14:03 GMT

Tom Cruise delights fans with Mission: Impossible film set selfies

Locations in a Bedfordshire village are being used as part of a Mission: Impossible film set.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:38:59 GMT

Lottery jackpot 'winner' says she destroyed $26m ticket in laundry wash

A woman who claims she bought the winning California Lottery ticket says she put it in the laundry.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 10:58:32 GMT

Whisky-drinking lorry driver banned over crash

Lauri Martel, 40, was filmed veering across the A1(M) near Peterborough on Tuesday morning.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 11:01:04 GMT

Covid: Town crier champion retains title in silent contest

The British Town Crier Championships have been held in silence for the first time.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 11:37:20 GMT

Friends reunion premiere date and celebrity guests announced

The much-anticipated special will see the original cast and celebrities reflect on the series.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 21:15:15 GMT

Covid crisis grips crowded Kolkata

Kolkata, one of the most densely-populated cities in India, hasn't escaped the Covid-19 surge.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 23:03:46 GMT

WCMX: The backflipping wheelchair star helping others

The first Australian to land a wheelchair backflip shares his skills to help others overcome obstacles.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 23:08:56 GMT

'We cannot sleep': Mothers caught in the Israel-Gaza conflict

Mothers in Israel and Gaza tell the BBC they are terrified for their families as fighting escalates.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 23:46:44 GMT

India variant: Why was India not put on the red list sooner?

India was put on the travel ban list two weeks after Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 13:58:28 GMT

Edwin Poots: Who is the new leader of the DUP?

The NI Assembly member for Lagan Valley has become the fourth leader of the party in its 50-year history.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 15:49:57 GMT

All the investigations facing the government, explained

From the Greensill affair to renovations of Boris Johnson's flat, lots of questions are being asked.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 13:49:33 GMT

Covid-19: Five ways to make hugging safer, from the experts

Millions of people will be able to hug loved ones again from Monday. But can you minimise the risk?

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Fri, 14 May 2021 00:58:53 GMT

Jeff Bezos and the secretive world of superyachts

The world's richest man will reportedly set sail next month on one of the largest superyachts ever built.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 23:59:02 GMT

Face masks in labour: 'I feared I would vomit'

Women giving birth are exempt from face mask rules - but not all maternity staff know the rules.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 00:54:49 GMT

'Overcoming my silence as a child led me into speech therapy'

Niamh Foy was unable to speak to classmates at school, but finding her voice led her to help others.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 00:55:09 GMT

Building's hard problem - making concrete green

Concrete accounts for 8% of carbon dioxide emissions, but some firms are hoping to cut that down.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 23:06:29 GMT

The NHS Covid legacy - long waits and lives at risk

Nearly a third of hospitals sees long waits balloon, as NHS warned backlog will take years to tackle.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 11:13:44 GMT

Torres scores hat-trick as Man City win thriller against Newcastle

Manchester City twice come from behind to win a Premier League classic against Newcastle in their first game since being confirmed as Premier League champions.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 21:57:12 GMT

Turkish GP cancelled and replaced by second race in Austria

The Turkish Grand Prix is cancelled just two weeks after it was put on the Formula 1 calendar and replaced by a second race in Austria.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 14:15:05 GMT

Feeling judged & an FA Cup dream - Schmeichel on his dad & Leicester's rise

Kasper Schmeichel tells Dion Dublin about growing up in football and why reaching the FA Cup final is a dream come true.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 21:21:18 GMT

Mason Mount: 'I want to win trophies with Chelsea'

Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount says he wants to follow in the footsteps of club legends and win trophies.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 21:20:49 GMT

Football, Racism & Social Media: 'I laughed because I knew abuse was coming'

BBC Sport speaks to Livingston captain Marvin Bartley as part of a new documentary, Football, Racism and Social Media.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:08:21 GMT

England's IPL players to miss first NZ Test

England's Indian Premier League players are unlikely to take part in next month's Test against New Zealand.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 18:20:33 GMT

Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho doubles win German Cup for Dortmund

Two goals each from Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland give Borussia Dortmund a 4-1 win over RB Leipzig in the German Cup final.

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Thu, 13 May 2021 23:18:27 GMT

Which countries are on the green list for foreign holidays?

Foreign holidays are possible from 17 May, but there are still rules in place.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 12:17:35 GMT

Covid: What's the roadmap for lifting lockdown?

Lockdown restrictions have eased in England, Scotland and Wales

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Fri, 14 May 2021 17:12:12 GMT

Indian variant: What's causing the spike in Bolton?

The town has seen a sharp spike in Covid cases - driven by the emergence of the Indian variant.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 00:08:55 GMT

What are the India, Brazil, South Africa and UK variants?

Concern is growing over a rise in UK coronavirus cases linked to a variant from India.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 17:02:16 GMT

Covid: When will I get the vaccine?

People aged 38 and 39 in England are now being offered a Covid vaccine as the rollout continues.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 18:37:06 GMT

Covid: Should I be working from home or going back to the office?

As lockdown restrictions ease gradually across the UK, what are the rules about returning to work?

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Wed, 05 May 2021 16:13:36 GMT

Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?

The logistics of vaccinating millions of people across the country, as more than 36 million people receive at least one dose.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:34:16 GMT

Covid inquiry: What is it and how will it work?

An independent public inquiry has been announced, but how will it work?

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Wed, 12 May 2021 15:04:14 GMT

Covid vaccine: Period changes could be a short-term side effect

Stories of genuine experiences shared online have been followed by a wave of anti-vaccine disinformation.

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Wed, 12 May 2021 23:44:48 GMT

Lockdown rules: What are the restrictions in your area?

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

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Mon, 10 May 2021 17:13:34 GMT

What is a Covid passport and what are the plans for the NHS app?

People travelling abroad from England will be able to use the NHS app to prove their Covid vaccination status.

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Wed, 12 May 2021 09:33:48 GMT

Covid: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR test?

Everyone in England and Scotland is being encouraged to take rapid coronavirus tests regularly.

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Thu, 29 Apr 2021 09:52:50 GMT

Restaurants and pubs are reopening inside, but what are the rules?

People in England, Scotland and Wales will soon be able to drink inside a pub.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:06:34 GMT

Covid: What refund rights are there for holidays abroad?

Quarantine-free overseas holidays will be possible after 17 May, but what rights do you have if plans or rules change?

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Thu, 13 May 2021 15:33:42 GMT

Covid: What are the social distancing rules and the rule of six?

Guidance on hugging close friends and family is being relaxed in England and Scotland from 17 May.

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Wed, 12 May 2021 08:01:42 GMT

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?

Secondary school pupils in England will no longer be required to wear them in class from next week.

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Mon, 10 May 2021 16:16:29 GMT

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?

Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

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Fri, 14 May 2021 16:26:57 GMT

Uyghur imams targeted in China's Xinjiang crackdown

China has targeted Muslim religious leaders, according to a new report, charging many with extremism.

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Wed, 12 May 2021 23:01:12 GMT

'Talk to me': A train driver asking men to open up

A tragedy inspired Scotland's only woman freight train driver to get men talking about mental health.

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Wed, 12 May 2021 01:24:09 GMT

Chinese dreams on Native American land: A tale of cannabis boom and bust

How the pandemic cannabis boom led to chaos on the Navajo Nation, pitting two minorities against each other.

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Sat, 08 May 2021 23:01:07 GMT

The 'smart and cheeky' Aboriginal boy teaching Australia a lesson

A film about an Aboriginal boy's experience of school shines a light on Australia's failure to give all children a fair start.

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Fri, 07 May 2021 23:56:40 GMT

Joe Ligon: America's 'longest juvenile lifer' on 68 years in prison

After waiting seven decades for freedom, Joe Ligon tells the BBC how he intends to spend the rest of his days.

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Sun, 09 May 2021 00:55:47 GMT