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Nicola Sturgeon: 'Buck stops with me' on Scottish Covid tiers
The Scottish first minster says she will not be getting into "standoffs" with councils over local restrictions.

Pupils sent home in half of England's secondary schools
Attendance figures show 46% of secondary schools had pupils isolating because of Covid outbreaks.

Jamal Khashoggi: Journalist's fiancee sues Saudi crown prince
Hatice Cengiz files a lawsuit against Mohammed bin Salman over the journalist's murder in Istanbul.

France teacher attack: Pupil's father 'exchanged texts with killer'
The father of a pupil at the school where Samuel Paty worked was in touch with the killer, reports say.

Manchester Arena Inquiry: Security 'fobbed off' bomber concerns
Christopher Wild told a steward of his suspicions about Salman Abedi shortly before the fatal attack.

Covid: New year firebreak lockdown 'cannot be ruled out'
Ministers say they cannot rule out an early 2021 lockdown if Covid-19 spreads quickly at Christmas.

Chinnor crash death family: Father feels 'abundance of loss'
Josh Powell says he faces an "uncertain future" following the loss of his wife and three children.

Covid: London 10pm curfew should be scrapped, mayor says
Sadiq Khan says the 10pm curfew "does not make sense" and puts hospitality venues at risk.

Fake naked photos of thousands of women shared online
Fake naked images of thousands of women are being made from social media photos.

Spencer Davis, one of rock's elder statesmen, dies aged 81
The Welsh musician was behind transatlantic hits such as Keep On Running and Somebody Help Me.

Late Rashford goal earns Man Utd win at PSG
Marcus Rashford scores a late winner again as Manchester United start their Champions League campaign with a fine win at Paris St-Germain.

The Papers: 'Chaos' of Manchester curbs and PM's 'tussles'
The row over tougher Covid measures and Boris Johnson's other conflicts feature on the front pages.

Knot numbers hit record level at RSPB Snettisham
Seeing record-breaking numbers of knot take flight "should be on everybody's bucket list".

'Rubbish' pet portraits raise £5k for homeless
"Acclaimed artist Hercule Van Wolfwinkle" says he is overwhelmed by commissions.

Stormzy's stab-proof vest up for design award
The grime star wore the Banksy-designed piece during his 2019 Glastonbury headline performance.

Bletchley Park’s contribution to WW2 'over-rated'
The code-breaking hub is not "the war winner" many people think it is, says a history of spy agency GCHQ.

Exxon clarifies Trump phone call: 'It never happened'
The oil giant distances itself from the President's "hypothetical" funds-for-contracts phone call.

Marathon walk for 104-year-old inspired by Captain Tom
At 104, Ruth Saunders is walking a charity marathon after being inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Black Lives Matter: Orchestra creates music inspired by iconic moment
Viral image of Patrick Hutchinson helping a counter-protester transformed into music and poetry.

'We had more than 60 calls from test and trace'
One family in London say they received scores of long, repetitive calls from contact tracers.

New name for a Canadian town called Asbestos
Town residents pick Val-des-Sources to replace the moniker that paid homage to its mining history.

Eating jellyfish: Why scientists are talking up a 'perfect food'
Amid fresh concern about overfishing, scientists say eating more jellyfish may give us benefits.

'Mocked' Mini Metro turns 40 and finds new fans
A new exhibition celebrates an "everyday" car that has divided opinion since 1980.

How clothes reflect growing Oromo ethnic pride in Ethiopia
Oromos have complained of marginalisation but they are now increasingly assertive in their identity.

Coronavirus: How are people breaking the rules?
Attitudes towards coronavirus restrictions are changing. But are people sticking to the rules?

Samuel Paty: Beheading of teacher deepens divisions over France's secular identity
Mass rallies over the murder of a teacher mask growing dissent over the country's secular identity.

'I'm Bengali, my boyfriend was black - and my mum freaked out'
Salma left home when her family urged her to get an abortion. Later she challenged her mum's anti-black prejudice.

Brexit: Will the UK and the EU co-operate on security?
Ex-PM Theresa May says the government should not be resigned to no deal on security co-operation.

The forklift truck drivers who never leave their desks
Remote-controlled vehicles are becoming increasingly common in the workplace.

How The Staves fought grief to find their way back to music
The folk-singing sisters had to put their career on pause after their mother died unexpectedly.

Coronavirus: 'India must cut pollution to avoid Covid disaster'
New studies show an association between severe pollution and a spike in Covid-19 cases and deaths.

My son survived a helicopter crash - but the trauma led to his death
Sam Bull escaped a crash in which four people died, but the 28-year-old took his own life after suffering PTSD.

Could cold water hold a clue to a dementia cure?
Swimmers at a London lido aid understanding of what cold does to the body.

Mendy 'shows quality' as Chelsea frustrated in home draw with Sevilla
Chelsea suffer a frustrating start to their Champions League campaign after being held by Sevilla, their first goalless stalemate under Frank Lampard.

Vuelta a Espana: Chris Froome struggles as Primoz Roglic wins first stage
Two-time champion Chris Froome struggles as Slovenia's Primoz Roglic takes the opening stage of the Vuelta a Espana.

Pickford tackle on Van Dijk 'completely stupid'
The challenge that left Virgil van Dijk needing knee surgery was "completely stupid", says Liverpool team-mate Georginio Wijnaldum.

Liverpool & Man Utd 'approached' as talks for new £4.6bn European league begin
Talks have taken place over the creation of a new £4.6bn European Premier League, involving the top sides from across the continent.

Kylian Mbappe: Why PSG striker could move to Real Madrid or Liverpool
BBC Sport looks at what the future could hold for Paris St-Germain's France star Kylian Mbappe and asks if the striker could join Real Madrid or Liverpool.

Kyler Murray & Christian Kirk shine as Arizona Cardinals beat Dallas Cowboys
Quarterback Kyler Murray and Christian Kirk combine for two touchdowns as the Arizona Cardinals thrash the Dallas Cowboys 38-10.

Power of uncapped centre Lawrence can be Test threat - England coach Jones
Uncapped Worcester centre Ollie Lawrence can provide the power needed at Test level, says England coach Eddie Jones.

Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in?
Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

Coronavirus: Can I eat out with someone from a different tier?
We answer some of your questions about the rapidly changing rules and restrictions in the UK.

Coronavirus: How to get a Covid test
What are the tests for coronavirus, who are they for and how do they work?

UK travel restrictions: Which countries can I visit without quarantining?
Key holiday spots are being regularly added to the travel quarantine list as infection rates rise.

Covid: What will the Tier 3 rules for Greater Manchester be?
All parts of the UK have brought in varying levels of extra restrictions as coronavirus cases grow.

Covid: What is a circuit-breaker?
Can a short burst of national restrictions change the course of the epidemic?

Support bubbles: How do they work and who is in yours?
Some people across the UK have been able to form "support bubbles" or "extended households".

Covid: What will you be able to do in Wales lockdown?
From 18:00 BST Friday people should stay home as much as possible, but what are you allowed to do?

Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in your area?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.

Covid: What happens if someone in school tests positive?
Schools are adopting measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus and keep pupils safe.

Covid: How worried should we be?
We know we are heading into a difficult winter, but how worried should we be?

Job Support Scheme: What is changing after furlough?
The government will expand its Job Support Scheme for people who can't work due to local restrictions.

Coronavirus: What are the rules for face masks or face coverings?
People around the UK must now wear face coverings in many public places, but what are the rules?

Coronavirus: Do people still have to shield?
As restrictions change across the country, how should more vulnerable people keep themselves safe?

Coronavirus: How many people can attend a wedding?
The rules on who can attend ceremonies vary around the UK, while receptions are banned in some areas.

Covid symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
A new cough, fever and change in smell or taste are the key symptoms that mean you may have coronavirus.

Circuit breaker: What is a circuit-breaker lockdown?
The BBC's Laura Foster explains what a circuit-breaker is and how it could help tackle Covid-19.

Covid-19 pandemic: Tracking the global coronavirus outbreak
Key charts and maps explaining how the virus has spread around the world.

Coronavirus: What are Northern Ireland's new Covid rules?
BBC News NI's Jordan Kenny explains what you need to know about the new Covid-19 restrictions.

Coronavirus: Simple guide to staying safe
Step-by-step, what to do to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Covid: What are the lockdown rules in place across Europe?
What restrictions are being put in place in Europe to control new coronavirus outbreaks?

Covid Sage documents: The scientific evidence and what No 10 then did
The government did not take the recommendation of a "circuit breaker" lockdown.

Coronavirus: What does the tier system mean for UK holidays?
Where can I go and what can I do on a holiday in the UK?

Coronavirus: When and how are pubs allowed to open?
Pubs in Northern Ireland and parts of England and Scotland are closing as coronavirus rates rise.

US 2020 election: Who does China really want to win?
With the US battered by the coronavirus and political polarisation, China thinks its time has come.

US election: What can the US learn from other pandemic elections?
There is plenty the US can learn from other nations that have held elections under Covid-restrictions.

US election 2020: Why it matters so much to Germans
Trump has singled out Berlin for repeated criticism, but some say it was a much needed wake-up call.

US election 2020: How would Biden change foreign policy?
The two candidates offer very different visions of the world so allies - and adversaries - are watching closely.

US election 2020: A really simple guide
If you’re looking for a refresher or trying to understand it for the first time, this guide will help.

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