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Golan Heights: Syria condemns Donald Trump's remarks

Golan Heights: Syria condemns Donald Trump's remarks

Syria has condemned as "irresponsible" US President Donald Trump's comments that it was time to recognise Israel's sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights. A statement published by the Syrian state news agency said it showed the...

22 March 2019 in World News
 
N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea

N Korea quits liaison office with S Korea

North Korea withdraws from inter-Korean liaison office opened last year to encourage talks with South Korea This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. You can...

22 March 2019 in World News
 
Line of Duty: All you need to know to get up to speed for series five

Line of Duty: All you need to know to get up to speed for series five

Line of Duty, BBC One's hit drama about police corruption, returns to our screens on Sunday 31 March, but if you haven't watched it before or need a reminder of the plot, look no further. The fifth series introduces Stephen Graham as John Corbett, aka...

22 March 2019 in Art & Culture
 
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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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.

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 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",...

22 March 2019 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...

22 March 2019 in Regional
 


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