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Darayya siege: Residents and fighters ready to evacuate Syrian town

2 hours 26 min ago
Civilians and rebel fighters are expected to begin evacuating from the Syrian town of Darayya under a deal to end a government siege begun in 2012.

Lifeguards to patrol Camber Sands after deaths

2 hours 52 min ago
Lifeguards are to be deployed over the bank holiday weekend at Camber Sands, where five friends died during a day trip to the coast.

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade

3 hours 3 min ago
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake, in which at least 268 people died, as hopes fade of finding survivors.

Champions League: Europe's top four leagues to each get four group-stage spots

3 hours 16 min ago
Europe's top four domestic leagues are to be guaranteed four places each in the group stages of the Champions League from 2018-19.

Brazil police charge Lochte over robbery claim

3 hours 18 min ago
Brazil police charge US swimmer Ryan Lochte with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Turkey PKK conflict: Eight police killed in Cizre bomb

3 hours 42 min ago
A car bomb explodes hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing eight policemen and wounding 70, reports say.

Czech hiker describes 'harrowing' 30-day ordeal in NZ

3 hours 43 min ago
A Czech hiker who went missing a month ago in the snowy mountains of New Zealand describes the "harrowing" 30-day ordeal in which her partner died.

Police helicopter hunts for boy 'seen taken into van'

3 hours 55 min ago
A report of a boy being taken in a black VW van in Surrey is being treated with "utmost urgency", say police, who are using a helicopter in the search.

Greens' Caroline Lucas proposes Labour election pact

3 hours 57 min ago
Green MP and leadership contender Caroline Lucas raises the prospect of an electoral pact with other parties as counting gets under way in the contest.

NHS cuts 'planned across England'

4 hours 23 sec ago
Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services across England, including ward closures, according to draft documents seen by the BBC.

Hack against Leslie Jones probed in US

6 hours 26 min ago
The Department of Homeland Security says it's looking into a cyber-attack on Leslie Jones' website and iCloud account.

Jake Livermore: Hull midfielder says testing positive for cocaine saved career

6 hours 36 min ago
Hull's Jake Livermore says his positive test for cocaine in 2015 was a "get out of jail free card" that turned his life around.

Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn

Fri, 2016-08-26 04:49
Parents in England who claim extra free childcare will be asked to pay charges to help make up for a funding shortfall, nurseries taking part in a pilot scheme warn.

Newspaper headlines: British earthquake death, and drowned swimmers

Fri, 2016-08-26 04:17
A British boy reportedly killed in the Italian earthquake, and details of the men drowned at Camber Sands, make headlines in Friday's newspapers.

Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners

Fri, 2016-08-26 03:48
Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.

Under-18 terror detainments triple in two years

Fri, 2016-08-26 03:21
The number of under-18s detained under the Terrorism Act when entering or leaving the UK rose from 13 in 2013 to 46 in 2015.

Bank holiday weekend to see millions travel in UK and abroad

Fri, 2016-08-26 02:02
About 5.1 million people will head off on holiday within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, the tourism agency VisitEngland says.

Legal highs removed from over 300 shops since ban

Fri, 2016-08-26 01:34
Over 300 UK retailers no longer sell so-called legal highs since they were banned three months ago, the Home Office says.

How US welfare compares around the globe

Fri, 2016-08-26 01:28
Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?

Epic telly

Fri, 2016-08-26 01:26
It is 20 years since Our Friends in the North first aired, but the programme's journey to the TV screen was as tangled as the lives of the four friends it tracked across the decades.