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Shamima Begum: Family of pregnant IS teen plead for returnShamima Begum's family urge her return to the UK, as she tells of fears her baby will be taken [...]

Electronic GPS tags to track thousands of criminals in England and WalesElectronic GPS tags which track offenders' every movement will be rolled out across England and [...]

Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attackPolice said the gunman, who was shot dead, was an employee who had reportedly just been fired. [...]

Is there a suicide crisis for British veterans?Military charities say they are not coping with the increased demand for mental health support. [...]

'Killer car seats' sold online for £8The illegal car seats have appeared for sale online, although sites say listings have been deleted. [...]

Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years - MuellerUS special counsel says Paul Manafort should be jailed for 19-24 years after breaching a plea deal. [...]

Man charged with murders of three men in ExeterAlexander Lewis-Ranwell is charged with killing Anthony Payne and twins Richard and Roger Carter. [...]

Nigeria election 2019: Vote delayed on polling dayThe country's electoral commission announces the move just hours before voting was due to begin [...]

Labour pledges to prevent universities from going bustUniversities struggling financially would not be allowed to fail under a Labour government, the part [...]

Emiliano Sala's funeral to take place in hometown in ArgentinaA service for the Cardiff City player, who died in a plane crash last month, will be held in Argenti [...]

Reality Check: Thefts of catalytic convertersWhat is the scale of the problem and what may be done to discourage thieves? [...]

Short bursts of intense exercise 'better for weight loss'Researchers suggest bursts of high intensity workouts, like sprinting, are more effective for weight [...]

The Papers: IS teen's baby plea, and Trump Brexit 'boost'The papers discuss UK teenager Shamima Begum, who joined the Islamic State group, and promises of a [...]

'I'd rather have my son than a hero'Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a sol [...]

'My daughter has my disability and I'm OK with that'Ouch podcast: Actor Jack Binstead knew there was a chance Daisy would have brittle bones like him [...]

Hiker takes on mountain lion, and winsTravis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion. [...]

Last real life Great Escape prisoner dies aged 99Sqn Ldr Dick Churchill was one of 76 airmen who escaped from prisoner of war camp Stalag Luft III. [...]

Week in pictures: 9 - 15 February 2019A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week. [...]

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The community that rejected AmazonAmazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rap [...]

Ligue du LOL: Secret boys’ club cyber-bullying shakes French mediaLéa Lejeune was harassed by a group known as Ligue du LOL in a scandal that has shaken French media. [...]

ICYMI: Babies, birds and base jumping...From cheeky monkeys and tiny triplets to daring deeds, here are a few stories you might have missed. [...]

'I'd rather have my son than a hero'Thirty years after Soviet troops pulled out of Afghanistan, the BBC went to meet the mother of a sol [...]

Vitiligo: Skin condition bought Kenyan friends closer togetherKenyan friends Julie Asuju and Wangui Njee talk about their experiences of living with Vitiligo. [...]

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winningTravis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion. [...]

Afghan government ‘cannot be sidelined’ in peace talksIn a BBC interview, President Ashraf Ghani says his government is in contact with the Taliban. [...]

How 'Parkland tourism' led to this floral memorialA teacher and a pupil at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School gave people a focal point for their gr [...]

Toxic alcohol kills dozens in northern IndiaOne woman lost five members of her family, including her husband, after the illegal alcohol was serv [...]

California mudslides: Buildings collapse after severe weatherBuildings have collapsed and roads have been left impassable after mudslides and flooding. [...]

Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tailA bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail. [...]

Trump installs $50,000 golf simulator in the White HouseUnable to play as often as he'd like, the president has installed a simulator in his private qu [...]

Egypt: The life of a 17-year-old in LuxorWe spend a day with Tayeb as he shows us what it's like being 17 in Luxor. [...]

Seven-year-old ‘Blaze’ may be the fastest in the worldRudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram has his sights set on smashing Usain Bolt’s 100m world record. [...]

Why this dog was sworn in at courtInstead of giving evidence, Kora the courtroom dog is there to give support to child witnesses. [...]

The Afghan village built from missilesResidents of Qezelabad in Afghanistan have lived for years in homes held up by unexploded weapons. [...]

El Chapo trial: Five facts about Mexican drug lord Joaquín GuzmánThe Mexican drug lord has been found guilty on all 10 counts at his drug trafficking trial in New Yo [...]

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikesGreta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon. [...]

Valentine's Day: How do you say 'I love you' to a buttoned-up Victorian?The University of Toronto has a collection of Valentines dating back 200 years. [...]

Our sign language romanceHabib and Carole, a deaf couple from Lebanon, say they hope their children will be born hearing so t [...]

Noor Tagouri on Vogue misidentification: 'It was so upsetting'Journalist Noor Tagouri was misidentified as a Pakistani actress in Vogue magazine's February i [...]

Ruqaiya Haris: managing the hate online when you're young, female and MuslimInfluencer Ruqaiya Haris explains what it's like to a Muslim women on social media [...]

'Salman Rushdie radicalised my generation'The fatwa against Salman Rushdie after publication of his novel, the Satanic Verses, pushed many Bri [...]

Sex, condoms and having 'that' chat with a new partnerAlmost half of young people don’t use a condom when sleeping with someone for the first time – but w [...]

'Dr Evil' guilty over body part removalBBC Stories follows the first ever prosecution over body modification in the UK. [...]

Cameron Kasky: How being a student gun control activist took its tollCameron Kasky was a leader of the youth movement against gun control after the Parkland school massa [...]

'I created my dream job: pet transporter'Merebeth Veit has invented a job for herself that satisfies the two loves of her life, animals and t [...]

'I nearly aborted my baby because of an unreliable test'When Claire Bell became pregnant she received what appeared to be terrible news. But then she starte [...]

Meet Teesside's takeaway owner 'Saigon Sam'Takeaway owner Sam is reunited with his rescuer 40 years after fleeing Vietnam in a boat [...]

'I went vegan to hide my eating disorder'Veganism is definitely having a moment, and for Rebecca Hills, 20, it was a way of hiding in plain s [...]

Chinese takeaway kids: What's it like to grow up in one?BBC Stories meets the children of Chinese immigrants who sacrificed their childhoods by working- fro [...]

‘Magic baton’ helps blind musicians feel conductorCan a new invention help a blind musical virtuoso see the conductor’s baton and play in time with an [...]

Knife crime: 'I'll never forget the day I found out what happened to Michael?'In November 2017, 16-year-old Jhemar Jonas's brother Michael was stabbed to death in south Lond [...]

Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s hikikomori out of their roomsThe women trying to coax Japan’s reclusive young men out of their bedrooms. [...]

Dating apps: What are they doing to our mental health?Will's a serial swiper, Alvin's 'addicted' and Meggy's giving up. Do we kno [...]

'The day I went to prison, I got my life back'For many people, receiving a jail sentence would be the worst thing that ever happened to them. For [...]

The women who love mummiesWomen explorers played a major part in the UK's fascination with Egyptian mummies a century ago [...]

Why some Japanese pensioners want to go to jailJapan is in the grip of an elderly crime wave. Poverty and loneliness are two of the possible causes [...]

Wanting to die at 'five to midnight' - before dementia takes overDutch patients with dementia who want euthanasia are less likely to get it if their disease is advan [...]

'R. Kelly insisted I have a sex trainer'For two years Asante McGee was R. Kelly's girlfriend. Then she went to live in his house in Geo [...]

'I'm mixed-race, is Cambridge University right for me?'Anoushka has been offered a place at Cambridge. But she's mixed race and worries she won't [...]

Ex-transport minister Michael Portillo on Chris GraylingThe current transport secretary is criticised by a former Conservative transport minister. [...]

Ian Murray on Labour splits over Brexit policyA Labour MP is asked about divisions in the party and reports some may leave the party over its hand [...]

Children protest over climate change and environmentPolitics Live heard from some of those outside Parliament on what they wanted to achieve and why the [...]

PM defeat over Brexit strategy announcedTheresa May has suffered a fresh defeat in a Commons vote on her Brexit strategy, losing by 303 to 2 [...]

Opposition call for Chris Grayling to step downLabour's shadow transport secretary Andy McDonald has called on Chris Grayling to "step do [...]

Brexit: Andrea Leadsom reads Valentine's ode to dealCommons Leader Andrea Leadsom marks Valentine's Day with a "roses are red" poem about [...]

Brexit: Chris Leslie critical of Labour over referendumA Labour MP says no-one can explain why his party is not backing calls for a new EU referendum, with [...]

Corbyn on Seaborne: What went wrong?The PM says there was "due diligence", over its post-Brexit ferry plan, but Jeremy Corbyn [...]

PM 'expects BBC to continue free licences'The PM says taxpayers want the BBC to use "its substantial licence free income in an appropriat [...]

The community that rejected AmazonAmazon's plans for a campus in Long Island City bitterly divided a community grappling with rap [...]

'Killer car seats' sold online for £8The illegal car seats have appeared for sale online, although sites say listings have been deleted. [...]

RBS warns of Brexit harm as profits doubleProfits jump at the bank, but it warns the economy faces a heightened level of Brexit uncertainty. [...]

UK retail sales bounce back in JanuaryClothing discounts helped retail sales to rebound sharply last month, official figures show. [...]

Which banks do customers love or hate?The UK's competition body lists the top, and bottom, rated banks for customer satisfaction. [...]

Vogue Brazil exec quits over 'slave party' criticismFashion Director Donata Meirelles has been criticised for party photos said to "evoke slavery. [...]

Brumadinho dam collapse: Eight arrests at Brazil's ValeEmployees at mining giant Vale are arrested amid a criminal probe into the dam break that killed 166 [...]

US-China trade talks break up without dealThe US says "very difficult issues" remain unresolved with talks due to resume in the US n [...]

Private probation firms in Wales and south west in administrationUnions say they had warned about the "disastrous privatisation programme" four years ago. [...]

Millennium & Copthorne struggles to recruit EU staffMillennium & Copthorne says its London hotels are facing difficulties in recruiting EU workers. [...]

Amazon cancels New York City campus planThe internet giant hit local opposition over the roughly $3bn in subsidies it had been promised. [...]

Airbus scraps A380 superjumbo jet as sales slumpThe aircraft manufacturer ends production of the superjumbo after key buyer Emirates cuts order. [...]

Patisserie Valerie rescue saves 2,000 jobsThe cake chain and sister brand Philpotts have been bought out of administration, saving 117 shops. [...]

Death certificate to treble in priceAnd many families need multiple copies making the price hike from £4 to £11 even more onerous. [...]

JP Morgan creates first US bank-backed crypto-currencyThe US investment bank has created the JPM Coin to handle wholesale payments for some clients. [...]

Butlers in the Buff wins trademark caseA company that provides scantily-clad beefcakes to serve at parties wins a dispute over its name. [...]

Property repossessions 'lowest since 1980'Low mortgage rates and a less aggressive attitude from lenders means fewer are having their homes se [...]

German economy narrowly avoids recessionThe economy has been hit by a slowdown in the global economy and problems in the car sector. [...]

How the chocolate bar became a million dollar ideaThe BBC's Aaron Heslehurst explains how the chocolate bar became a million dollar idea. [...]

Japan turns to tech to cut long working hoursOverwork is a longstanding problem in Japan and companies are turning to technology for solutions. [...]

Climate march students: 'We need change and we need it now'Students have protested across the UK to air their views on the issue of climate change. We talked t [...]

Hiker speaks after taking on mountain lion... and winningTravis Kauffman was hiking in Colorado when he came toe-to-toe with a young mountain lion. [...]

'I'm standing up for our planet'Every Friday morning, 13-year-old Holly Gillibrand skips school for an hour to demand more is done o [...]

Greta Thunberg: The Swedish teen inspiring climate strikesGreta Thunberg spoke to the BBC in September, but since then she's become a global phenomenon. [...]

Eagle rescued after huge ice ball grows on its tailA bald eagle had to be rescued after a 20cm ice ball grew on its tail. [...]

Giant pangolins: Study by Chester Zoo to protect mammalsConservationists from Chester zoo are conducting the first ever study of the animals, in Uganda. [...]

'We saved our town from your plastic rubbish'When a Malaysian town was inundated with foreign plastic waste, a group of villagers decided to figh [...]

What happens when you take a genealogy testTwo BBC journalists succumbed to the trend and took at-home genealogy tests. This is what they found [...]

Why polar bears are invading human settlementsWhy is a part of Russia in a state of emergency over polar bears? [...]

Hangovers tips: Does mixing your drinks make a difference?Mixing drinks may not actually make your hangover worse. So here are some tips to help you the morni [...]

Drone captures Southrepps 'radiation fog' daybreakDrone flight captures spectacular views of countryside church wrapped in swirling fog. [...]

'Moth busters' take on unwanted residents of a 17th Century houseMoths with very expensive tastes are getting -36C "chill" time at Newhailes House. [...]

Spotted handfish: Saving Tasmania's unusual 'walking' speciesThe spotted handfish is critically endangered and found only in a small area of Tasmania. [...]

MIT develops robot that uses AI to play Jenga gameDeveloped by a team at MIT, the robot uses AI and may be used in industrial automation in the future [...]

French rugby players' deaths raise concern over safetyFrench rugby is currently under a shadow cast by the deaths of four players in the past eight months [...]

Fighting 'all you can eat' wasteThe UN wants to halve the amount of food we waste. Here's how one hotel in Norway is helping ou [...]

Thailand pollution crisis: The city where face masks sell outSchools are closed and the government's deploying drones to deal with the problem. [...]

Polar vortex: What is it and how does it happen?The deep freeze gripping much of the US has been blamed on a polar vortex. Here's what that mea [...]

India sends 'lightest satellite' to spaceKalamsat-V2 weighs just 1.26kg (2.6lb) and was made by students belonging to a space education firm. [...]

How warmer waters threaten Arctic Ocean lifeThe Barents Sea is shifting from an Arctic climate to an Atlantic climate, and is now said to be at [...]