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Alec Baldwin told gun was safe before fatal shooting - court records


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:19:13 GMT

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The actor was handed the weapon by an assistant director before Halyna Hutchins was shot, a warrant says.

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Record high migrant detentions at US-Mexico border


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:00:15 GMT

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More than 1.7 million people were stopped in the past year, including 145,000 unaccompanied children.

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Delta 'Plus' Covid variant may be more transmissible


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:51:27 GMT

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It may be more contagious than Delta, but there is no evidence yet that it causes worse illness, experts say.

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Will Apple be the last US tech giant left in China?


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:54:49 GMT

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As Microsoft closes down the main version of LinkedIn, Apple looks more alone in China than ever.

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Texas abortion law to stay in place until Supreme Court decision


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 04:33:42 GMT

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The controversial law will be tested next month when the court holds an expedited hearing.

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Saving a million salmon and a tribe in a historic drought


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:04:19 GMT

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Officials destroyed dams so salmon could swim upstream. It helped preserve the livelihoods of the Hupa tribe.

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Kerala floods: Our son was buried by mud - we couldn't save him


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:55:03 GMT

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The walls of three-year-old Sachu's house collapsed when it was hit by heavy rain and flooding in Kerala.

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Cough drop tycoon leaves £41m to hometown


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:09:47 GMT

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Doreen Lofthouse donates her fortune to a charity that strives to develop her hometown Fleetwood.

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South African ex-policewoman killed relatives and boyfriend for insurance cash


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 17:51:32 GMT

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Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu killed five family members and her boyfriend for life insurance, a court rules.

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Middle East: Palestinians and Israelis clash over hillside


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 20:06:11 GMT

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Eight people have been killed and hundreds injured in protests at the occupied West Bank.

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Protesting nurses refuse to treat police


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:11:56 GMT

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The health workers say security forces injured 30 colleagues when they opened fire at a protest.

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EU leaders give Merkel an ovation at final summit


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:48:08 GMT

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Chancellor Merkel bows out from her role at the EU's helm, praised as Europe's "compass".

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Students sue Texas school district for banning long hair on boys


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:45:49 GMT

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Students were suspended and barred from school activities for wearing long hair, the lawsuit says.

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Robert Durst charged with murder of ex-wife who vanished in 1982


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 16:20:38 GMT

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The jailed real estate heir is facing a new second-degree murder charge, authorities say.

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Twitter's algorithm favours right-leaning politics, research finds


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 13:07:04 GMT

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The social-media giant has found tweets from parties on the political right are "amplified" more.

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Halyna Hutchins: Film world mourns 'incredible artist' and seeks answers


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 18:40:09 GMT

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

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Alec Baldwin: What are prop guns and why are they dangerous?


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:04:29 GMT

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

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Ros Atkins on… Rising Covid cases in the UK


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:07:09 GMT

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Ros Atkins looks at why Covid infections are rising in the UK – and what should happen next.

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Moped gangs with machetes target London's cyclists


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 05:00:51 GMT

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Cyclists are having their bikes stolen in violent attacks from thieves in the capital.

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Week in pictures: 16-22 October 2021


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:48:37 GMT

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A selection of powerful images from all over the globe, taken this week.

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Ohio mocked over wrong Wright brothers number plates


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 15:34:19 GMT

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The commemorative plate depicted a banner mistakenly attached to the front end of the historic plane.

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London has twice as many statues of animals as named women


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:28:57 GMT

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An audit reveals that out of 1,500 monuments in the capital, only 50 are of named women.

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DR Congo students march into parliament demanding better teacher pay


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 11:25:36 GMT

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Students march into parliament in the Democratic Republic of Congo demanding better pay for teachers.

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Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s story


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:51:33 GMT

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Expecting to become a carer in Copenhagen, Jewel was forced into prostitution. But two chance meetings enabled her to get away.

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Abortion in Mexico: Fight for rights just beginning, women say


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:26:58 GMT

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Mexican women celebrate the Supreme Court ruling decriminalising abortion but say obstacles remain.

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Former refugees in US to Afghans: 'You are not alone' 


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 00:26:35 GMT

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Refugees who fled their home countries to be in the US offer advice to America's newest refugees.

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Covid: Romania's health system torn apart by pandemic


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:52:16 GMT

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Intensive care beds are full, patients wait outside and vaccination rates are among Europe's lowest.

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The soft toys parents hope connect kids to their faith


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:54:55 GMT

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Why sales of 'singing' religious cuddly toys for very young children are booming.

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'He has changed the way he is living' - Smith Rowe helps Arsenal hit three past lacklustre Villa


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 22:24:52 GMT

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Arsenal cruise to a thoroughly deserved victory over Aston Villa to move into the top half of the Premier League table.

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Manchester United need time to adapt - Cristiano Ronaldo


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 09:19:24 GMT

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Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo believes the Old Trafford side need time to adapt after an inconsistent start to the season.

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Verstappen frustrated by Hamilton move as Perez tops US GP practice


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 21:15:05 GMT

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Title rivals Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton clash in second practice at the US Grand Prix as Red Bull's Sergio Perez emerges with the fastest time.

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Houston Astros beat Boston Red Sox to reach World Series against Braves or Dodgers


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 07:39:07 GMT

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The Houston Astros reach their third World Series in five years after beating the Boston Red Sox 4-2 in the American League Championship Series.

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Barty ends 2021 season early and will not defend WTA Finals title


Created: Sat, 23 Oct 2021 08:08:24 GMT

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World number one Ashleigh Barty ends her season and will not defend her WTA Finals title next month because of the quarantine rules she would face on her return to Australia.

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Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:43:21 GMT

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

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Climate change: Why Australia refuses to give up coal


Created: Fri, 22 Oct 2021 14:58:12 GMT

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Australia is the only rich nation still wedded to coal, despite urgent calls to stop its use.

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COP26: Document leak reveals nations lobbying to change key climate report


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 06:31:13 GMT

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

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What is climate change? A really simple guide


Created: Wed, 13 Oct 2021 12:50:38 GMT

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

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COP26: Does a climate summit need 25,000 people? And more questions


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 12:30:38 GMT

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

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Climate change: Fossil fuel production set to soar over next decade


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 04:08:20 GMT

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

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How Belarus is helping ‘tourists’ break into the EU


Created: Thu, 21 Oct 2021 23:51:33 GMT

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Belarus is accused of taking revenge for EU sanctions by offering migrants tourist visas, and helping them across its border.

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'We didn't call ourselves mum and dad for 10 months'


Created: Wed, 20 Oct 2021 23:49:56 GMT

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Nina and Steven fostered a baby hoping in vain to adopt her. With a second baby they finally became parents.

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The Kansas case that could change how rape is charged


Created: Thu, 30 Sep 2021 00:28:38 GMT

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In a US first, a citizen-convened jury will decide whether a violent encounter warrants rape charges.

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Wayne Jenkins from behind bars: 'I sold drugs as a dirty cop'


Created: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 18:53:53 GMT

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He led a rogue police force who were jailed for a long list of crimes. Now in a BBC exclusive he explains why.

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I get abuse and threats online - why can't it be stopped?


Created: Sun, 17 Oct 2021 23:56:37 GMT

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

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Friendship Games 1984: When Great Britain took part in the 'Iron Curtain Olympics'


Created: Mon, 18 Oct 2021 23:01:45 GMT

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

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Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist


Created: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 22:16:11 GMT

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

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