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PM: UK will not 'retreat from world' - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
David Cameron tells German leaders it is in Europe's interests for the UK to stay in a reformed EU in his last major speech before next week's crunch summit.

Pope in historic Russia church talks - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill call for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cuba.

US scientists warn on 'dustbowl' risk - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging.

Alzheimer's preventative drug hope - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.

Eight girls hurt in crash near school - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Eight girls aged between 11 and 16 are injured in a collision with a car near a Liverpool school.

Quake mobile app invites public test - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.

Assad vows to retake all of Syria - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to retake "the whole country", but says the involvement of regional powers means it could take "a long time".

Support staff 'do teachers' work' - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
Teacher shortages mean support staff are having to pick up work normally done by qualified teachers, suggests research by a union.

Abuse whistle-blowing helpline launched - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
A whistle-blowing helpline for employees in England to raise concerns about child protection failures - run by the NSPCC with £500,000 of government funding - is to be launched.

Oil prices soar on hopes of output cut - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Oil prices surged as much as 12% on Friday after fresh suggestions that Opec nations were set to cut oil production.

Anne Frank's diary removed from website - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
The Diary of Anne Frank has been removed from book repository Wikisource after the site became aware it had fallen foul of copyright law.

BBC Three and Radio One 'merger plan' - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
BBC Three and BBC Radio One could be merged under the same division in future, according to reports.

VIDEO: Creeping paralysis fear for Zika patients - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.

VIDEO: Civilians starve as bombs fall in Syria - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.

VIDEO: Life on board a nuclear submarine - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
The BBC's Scotland editor Sarah Smith is granted rare access onboard one of Britain's Trident nuclear submarines.

VIDEO: Greg James finishes his five triathlons - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Radio 1 DJ Greg James finished five triathlons in five days in five cities.

VIDEO: Drone films flood town bridge opening - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
A North Yorkshire town split in two by the Christmas floods has finally been reunited by a footbridge.

VIDEO: Woman and toddler saved from sinking car - Sat, 13 Feb 2016
Video has emerged showing the dramatic rescue of a woman and her child after her car went into a canal in Amsterdam.

VIDEO: Hunting pythons for $5K prize - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Hundreds of people in Florida are being encouraged to hunt Burmese pythons.

VIDEO: 'A tumble dryer destroyed our home' - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Thousands of owners are waiting for their tumble dryers to be repaired following a major product alert by Whirlpool.

BBC Sports News

SA level series despite Root ton - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Joe Root's 109 is in vain as Chris Morris hits 62 to help South Africa beat England by one wicket to level the ODI series 2-2.

Dundee 2-0 St Johnstone - Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Froch set to play Statham's 'wing man' - Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Mourinho talks would 'disappoint' Van Gaal - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he would be "disappointed" if the club have held talks with Jose Mourinho.

Tennis chiefs admit banned umpire error - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
An umpire who was suspended as part of a betting investigation worked at last year's US Open.

Newcastle 26-14 Leicester - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Newcastle Falcons move off the bottom of the Premiership table with victory over a below-par Leicester Tigers.

Huddersfield 13-18 Wigan - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Wigan Warriors continue their 100% start to the season with victory against a dogged Huddersfield Giants.

Sung shares PGA lead after round of 60 - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Sung Kang of South Korea cards an 11-under round of 60 to lead the Pebble Beach Pro-Am in round two.

Scarlets 22-21 Edinburgh - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Aled Thomas kicks a late Scarlets penalty to deny Edinburgh after the visitors fought back from 19-6 down in the Pro12 in Llanelli.

'Mechanical doper deserves long ban' - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
British cyclo-cross star Evie Richards says a six-month ban would be too short for mechanical doper Femke Van den Driessche.

Black try puts Ulster top of Pro12 - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Ulster recover from a poor start against Glasgow at Kingspan Stadium with Callum Black's try putting them top of the Pro12 table.

Don't protest during game - Wenger - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Arsene Wenger asks fans of Arsenal and visiting club Leicester to cancel planned in-game protests during Sunday's match.

Valcke given 12-year football ban - Fri, 12 Feb 2016

SA women level series with England - Fri, 12 Feb 2016

Footballer 'abused position in society' - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Former Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson "abused his revered position in society" when he had sexual contact with a 15-year-old fan, a jury has heard.

Remember my good moments - Suarez - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Barcelona's Luis Suarez wants to be remembered for his football achievements, not his bans for controversial incidents.

Time to repay Cotter's faith - Denton - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
David Denton says Scotland's players are determined to repay the faith shown to them by coach Vern Cotter when they meet Wales.

Let us enjoy our title dream - Ranieri - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Claudio Ranieri says Leicester City's unexpected title challenge is "a dream that nobody please wake us up from".

Australia beat GB in series opener - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Australia beat Great Britain 4-3 in the first of a six-match series ahead of the Champions Trophy and Olympic Games.

GB's Cavendish wins Tour of Qatar - Fri, 12 Feb 2016
Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the Tour of Qatar for the second time after finishing second in the final stage.