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Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

Garuda looks to scrap Boeing 737 Max 8 order after crashes

Garuda Indonesia is seeking to scrap its multi-billion dollar order for 49 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets after the plane was involved in two fatal crashes. The move is thought to be the first formal cancellation of an order for the aircraft. A Garuda...

30 min. ago in World News
 
Hounds for Harvey: Pet videos flood in for terminally ill boy

Hounds for Harvey: Pet videos flood in for terminally ill boy

A terminally ill boy has been inundated with videos of animals from well-wishers after a social media post about him was seen around the world. Harvey Hawkins, 11, is being given end of life care at Noah's Ark Children's Hospital for Wales in...

today, 05:30 in Regional
 
Team to retrace Orkney explorer Dr John Rae's Arctic journey

Team to retrace Orkney explorer Dr John Rae's Arctic journey

A four-man team is to retrace a famous journey by Orkney's 19th Century Arctic explorer Dr John Rae. Born in 1813, Dr Rae signed up with the Hudson's Bay Company - when the fur trade in Canada was at its peak - and charted vast areas of unmapped...

today, 05:30 in Regional
 

Brexit: Theresa May to urge MPs to back deal as delay agreed

Theresa May will return to the UK later to try and convince MPs to support her withdrawal deal after the EU agreed to postpone Brexit beyond 29 March. On Thursday night, after eight hours of talks, EU leaders offered to delay Brexit until 22 May if...

today, 05:14 in Regional
 
Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

Uber 'picks New York Stock Exchange' for stock listing

Ride-hailing firm Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange, according to reports, in one of the most anticipated stock debuts of the year. The decision to opt for the Wall Street exchange over the tech-heavy Nasdaq was first reported by...

today, 02:33 in World News
 
Death toll soars in China chemical blast

Death toll soars in China chemical blast

The death toll in a huge blast at a chemical plant in eastern China has jumped to 44, with 90 more injured, state media say. The blast took place at about 14:50 local time (06:50 GMT) on Thursday at a plant in Yancheng run by Tianjiayi Chemical.

today, 02:02 in World News
 
Who is the UK's £100bn benefits bill spent on?

Who is the UK's £100bn benefits bill spent on?

Paying benefits to people of working age is a big part of what the government does. In fact, it spends more on these benefits than it does on education or national defence and policing. They account for roughly £1 in every £8 the government spends, or...

today, 01:37 in Regional
 
Sustainable students: How easy is it to be more environmentally-friendly?

Sustainable students: How easy is it to be more environmentally-friendly?

Student housemates from Loughborough University have been challenged to live more sustainably, with weekly challenges set by the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme. How did they get on? Plastics challenge The students were challenged to reduce their...

today, 01:37 in Regional
 
'Baby Grady' gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

'Baby Grady' gives hope to infertile boys with cancer

Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards helping boys with cancer stay fertile, thanks to a baby monkey called Grady. Cancer treatment can damage a boy's undeveloped testes and leaves a third of survivors infertile in adulthood. Baby...

today, 01:34 in Health
 
Bin collections are weekly for just one in six councils

Bin collections are weekly for just one in six councils

Just one in six councils in the UK still collect non-recyclable waste from the majority of homes in their area every week. At least 10 authorities switched to fortnightly rounds or announced plans to do so in the past year, research by the BBC has...

today, 01:14 in Regional
 
Milton Keynes abortion surgeon Kieron Moriarty suspended

Milton Keynes abortion surgeon Kieron Moriarty suspended

A gynaecologist who told an abortion patient that "not all women are put on earth to have babies" has been suspended for three months. Dr Kieron Moriarty joked that he was "tasked with looking after fallen women in Milton Keynes",...

today, 01:14 in Regional
 
St David Awards: Bravery reward for car attack 'hero'

St David Awards: Bravery reward for car attack 'hero'

A man who risked his life to prevent a car driving into a crowd of people has been presented with a bravery award. Andrew Niinemae, 35, leapt head first through the passenger window to avert the danger outside a Cardiff bar. He needed emergency...

today, 01:14 in Regional
 
Hackney death: Met 'too stretched to investigate' murder case

Hackney death: Met 'too stretched to investigate' murder case

The daughter of a man who died inside a betting shop has claimed the Met Police "being too stretched" affected the outcome of the murder investigation. Babatunde Awofeso, 53, died on 4 April after being punched at a Betfred branch in Upper...

today, 01:14 in Regional
 
Michelle Obama book vies with Trump exposé at book awards

Michelle Obama book vies with Trump exposé at book awards

This year's British Book Awards is dominated by two US heavyweights: former First Lady Michelle Obama and President Donald Trump. Obama's memoir, Becoming, goes head to head with Michael Wolff's White House exposé Fire and Fury in the narrative...

today, 00:57 in Art & Culture
 

Jordan Peele: Get Out and Us director reveals why he finds rabbits scary

Jordan Peele, Oscar-winning director of horror hit Get Out, has returned with Us, another psychological thriller with parallels to real life. During a brief trip to the UK he spoke to BBC News about doppelgangers, divisions in America... and rabbits....

today, 00:57 in Art & Culture
 


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