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Pro-China party wins Maldives election by landslide

Analysts see the parliamentary election victory as support for closer ties with Beijing.

22 Apr 2024 8:53 am
Deadly nitazene drug adverts on X and SoundCloud

Powerful synthetic drugs linked to dozens of deaths are being sent to the UK from China, BBC finds.

22 Apr 2024 8:40 am
US journalist Terry Anderson held hostage in Lebanon for years dies at 76

Anderson was held hostage for nearly seven years during Lebanon's civil war in the 1980s.

22 Apr 2024 8:26 am
Serious violence down sharply in England and Wales

Figures for 2023 show the level of violence at its lowest since the Covid lockdowns of 2020.

22 Apr 2024 7:23 am
Abortion clinic buffer zone law backed by MSP group

A Holyrood committee backs a proposed law to block protests taking place within 200m of clinics.

22 Apr 2024 5:44 am
The Papers: PM wants end to 'meddling' on Rwanda and Met chief under fire

After a weekend of coverage, the Met Police antisemitism accusations remain front page news.

22 Apr 2024 5:25 am
Bellingham hits injury-time winner in El Clasico for second time this season

Jude Bellingham scores late as Real Madrid beat Barcelona to move 11 points clear at the top of La Liga after an enthralling El Clasico.

22 Apr 2024 3:49 am
Down's syndrome teen gets marathon world record

Lloyd Martin's London Marathon run makes him the youngest in his disability category to finish one.

22 Apr 2024 2:10 am
'We got away with it' - 'embarrassment' could 'cost Ten Hag job'

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag admits his side got away with it to reach the FA Cup final after their shootout victory against Coventry.

22 Apr 2024 1:46 am
They will talk about this forever Coventry close to greatest story'

Coventry's epic FA Cup semi-final with Manchester United, when the Sky Blues came from 3-0 down to force penalties, will be talked about forever.

22 Apr 2024 1:21 am
Fridge-wearing marathon runner gets down on one knee

Daniel ran the London Marathon wearing a household fridge and proposed to his girlfriend en route.

22 Apr 2024 12:30 am
Netanyahu to fight any sanctions on Israeli army

Reports say the US is planning to cut military aid to one Israeli unit over alleged rights violations.

22 Apr 2024 12:21 am
Watch: London Marathon highlights

Gabby Logan presents highlights from the 44th London Marathon.

21 Apr 2024 11:22 pm
Man Utd scrape past Coventry to reach FA Cup final

Manchester United scrape into the FA Cup final on penalties despite throwing away a three-goal lead against Championship side Coventry in an epic semi-final at Wembley.

21 Apr 2024 11:21 pm
Rangers beat Hearts to set up final with Celtic

Cyriel Dessers fires Rangers into a first Scottish Cup final against Celtic since 2002, with a goal either side of half-time at Hampden seeing off Hearts.

21 Apr 2024 10:34 pm
Grisez goes 'coast-to-coast' to score 95m try for France

Watch as Joanna Grisez bolts 95m from 'coast to coast' to score for France in the Women's Six Nations.

21 Apr 2024 10:10 pm
MP Mark Menzies quits Tories after funds claims

The party says it could not conclude he misused funds. but finds he showed a pattern of behaviour below standards.

21 Apr 2024 9:02 pm
Abuse charities condemn 'inaction' over Nunn case

Five domestic abuse charities sign an open letter to a council saying inaction could cost lives.

21 Apr 2024 8:30 pm
Miles 'would not have accepted' Gething's donation

Vaughan Gething was given 200,000 by a firm when up against Jeremy Miles to become first minister.

21 Apr 2024 8:00 pm
Seven killed as car hits crowd at Sri Lanka race

The car veered off track at the Fox Hill Supercross event, killing race officials and spectators.

21 Apr 2024 7:45 pm
PM appalled by police treatment of Jewish man, says No 10

A No 10 source says police mishandled its interaction with a Jewish man at pro-Palestinian protest.

21 Apr 2024 7:31 pm
Renowned conductor Sir Andrew Davis dies aged 80

Sir Andrew was one of the longest-serving chief conductors of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

21 Apr 2024 7:20 pm
Murder detectives return to scene of torso find

Police reopen a crime scene where an unidentified man's remains were found earlier this month.

21 Apr 2024 6:47 pm
Israel investigating death of West Bank paramedic

The Palestinian Red Crescent says Mohammed Awad Allan, 50, was shot while trying to treat injured people.

21 Apr 2024 6:36 pm
The Art of the US/Ukraine Aid Deal

And, Laura reveals her latest election date tip-off

21 Apr 2024 6:34 pm
Our climate change record is strong, minister says

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho defends government after watchdog accuses PM of setting the UK back.

21 Apr 2024 6:01 pm
Harvie does not know if Greens will stay in government

Scottish Greens co-leader Patrick Harvie hopes party members will vote to maintain a power-sharing deal with the SNP.

21 Apr 2024 5:47 pm
TikTok warns US ban would 'trample free speech'

The US House of Representatives voted on Saturday to ban the app if TikTok's owner does not cut China ties.

21 Apr 2024 4:19 pm
Planes and giraffes gather at marathon start line

More than 50,000 people are running through the capital, many in fancy dress.

21 Apr 2024 4:14 pm
Spice Girls reunite... at Victoria's 50th birthday

All five members of the group perform Stop at Victoria Beckham's 50th birthday party in London.

21 Apr 2024 4:02 pm
Prepayment meter payout numbers unacceptable minister

Just 1,500 out of 150,000 people have received redress after the force-fitting of prepayment meters.

21 Apr 2024 4:02 pm
US aid could give Ukraine the weapons it needs to slow Russias advance

The $61bn (49bn) aid package keeps Ukraine in the fight but it's no silver bullet, BBC's James Waterhouse writes from Kyiv.

21 Apr 2024 3:42 pm
Man charged after car 'driven at independence marchers'

Stewards and a police officer stepped in front of the car entering West Regent Street in Glasgow as the crowd walked down the road.

21 Apr 2024 3:36 pm
Garcia floors Haney three times in points victory

American Ryan Garcia floored Devin Haney three times in a majority points win over his compatriot on a dramatic night in Brooklyn, New York.

21 Apr 2024 3:30 pm
Motorcyclist dies after Ballycastle crash

Benny McIlhatton was on his motorbike when he collided with a car on the Magheramore Road on Saturday evening.

21 Apr 2024 3:28 pm
Verstappen wins in China with Norris second

Max Verstappen was in a league of his own in a Chinese Grand Prix punctuated by two mid-race safety cars.

21 Apr 2024 2:28 pm
LGBT+ people drawn to minority religions - census

From freedom to fulfilment, LGBT+ people tell the BBC why they were drawn to their religions.

21 Apr 2024 2:13 pm
Final Glastonbury tickets sell out in 22 minutes

All resale tickets for the world-famous music festival are now gone.

21 Apr 2024 2:01 pm
Tram crash at Universal Studios Hollywood injures 15

The incident happened shortly after 9pm local time on Saturday night, authorities said.

21 Apr 2024 1:20 pm
Man arrested after police officer injured

Specialist support officers and the National Police Air Service were deployed to Ilkeston on Saturday.

21 Apr 2024 12:59 pm
Kuenssberg to quiz energy secretary after criticism from climate watchdog

Claire Coutinho joins the show a day after the head of the climate change watchdog said the UK is now less ambitious with green policy.

21 Apr 2024 12:39 pm
Baby hurt in Sydney stabbing out of hospital

The nine-month-old daughter of Ashlee Good, who died protecting her, will continue to receive care.

21 Apr 2024 12:08 pm
Everything you need to know about the 2024 London Marathon

Tributes will be paid to Kelvin Kiptum, a world record could be set and famous faces take to the start line - here's everything you need to know about this year's London Marathon.

21 Apr 2024 11:56 am
The beach where people keep finding human bones

Human remains have been discovered multiple times along one stretch of Welsh coastline.

21 Apr 2024 11:35 am
Swann to step down when Westminster campaign begins

Health Minister Robin Swann says he will leave the role once the general election campaign begins.

21 Apr 2024 11:19 am
Japan navy crew missing after helicopter crash

Defence Minister Minoru Kihara said a thorough search is under way for those missing in the Pacific.

21 Apr 2024 11:10 am
Denmark endures Notre-Dame fire moment and vows to rebuild

Danes recount watching in horror as the historic Brsen went up in flames.

21 Apr 2024 9:36 am
Vape firm believes 'pivot' on its products will help it survive disposables ban

Elfbar-maker will pivot to reusable vapes, says distributor, but critics say it is exploiting a loophole.

21 Apr 2024 9:30 am
Damage seen at Iran air base after Israeli attack

Satellite imagery analysis by BBC Verify reveals damage from Friday's Israeli strike on Iran

21 Apr 2024 8:48 am
Why are we so ill? The working-age health crisis

The number of under 65s struggling with poor health is rising - and it's a threat to the economy.

21 Apr 2024 8:41 am