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All you need to know about Spanish GP: Even Mercedes think Red Bull will win 15 Aug 2020, 6:46 pm

It's far from over this weekend despite Mercedes' dominance - just ask Mercedes themselves.

Angola orders Brazil evangelical churches to close 15 Aug 2020, 6:40 pm

Prosecutors seize buildings run by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, alleging corruption.

Vladimir Ivic: Watford confirm appointment of new head coach 15 Aug 2020, 6:33 pm

Championship club Watford confirm the appointment of Vladimir Ivic as their new head coach.

Belgian cyclist crashes off bridge in Italy 15 Aug 2020, 6:17 pm

Remco Evenepoel suffers a fractured pelvis after crashing off a bridge during the Il Lombardia race.

Chloe McCardel: Swimmer seeks to beat men's Channel record and quarantine 15 Aug 2020, 6:04 pm

Chloe McCardel hopes her 35th Channel swim, beating the men's record, will not end in self-isolation.

Musicians hire fishing boat to beat France quarantine 15 Aug 2020, 4:59 pm

Eight members of the Scotland-based Dunedin Consort arrived in the UK with just 10 minutes to spare.

Weather wipes out day three of second England-Pakistan Test 15 Aug 2020, 4:19 pm

England's hopes of victory in the second Test against Pakistan are fading after bad weather wipes out the third day at the Ageas Bowl.

Coronavirus: France quarantine starts after race to beat deadline 15 Aug 2020, 4:14 pm

Holidaymakers had just hours to return to the UK to avoid the 14-day self-isolation requirement.

VJ Day: UK commemorates 75th anniversary as royals lead tributes 15 Aug 2020, 3:56 pm

The Prince of Wales led a two-minute silence, marking the day World War Two ended with Japan's surrender.

O'Sullivan dominates Wilson in first session of Crucible final 15 Aug 2020, 3:50 pm

Ronnie O'Sullivan opens up a 6-2 lead over Kyren Wilson after a turgid opening session of the World Championship final in Sheffield.

MS Dhoni: India legend retires after 16-year international career 15 Aug 2020, 3:46 pm

India great and World Cup-winning captain MS Dhoni retires after a 16-year international career.

MS Dhoni retirement leaves a void in world cricket 15 Aug 2020, 3:42 pm

India's most successful captain and one of the all-time greats had a profound impact on the sport.

Belarus: Thousands attend protester's funeral amid unrest 15 Aug 2020, 2:08 pm

Opposition supporters turned out in the capital, Minsk, amid anger over a disputed presidential vote.

China restaurant apologises for weighing customers 15 Aug 2020, 1:45 pm

The policy was introduced after a national campaign against food waste was launched.

Pompeo signs deal to redeploy troops from Germany to Poland 15 Aug 2020, 1:36 pm

The agreement, signed in Warsaw, will see some US troops redeployed from Germany to Poland.

Australia surfer saves wife by punching shark 15 Aug 2020, 11:14 am

A husband leapt on to the shark as it attacked his wife off Port Macquarie, New South Wales.

Belarus election: 'He threatened to burn us alive' 15 Aug 2020, 7:41 am

The BBC speaks to some of those arrested and detained during anti-government protests in Belarus.

US 2020: Postal service warns of delays in mail-in vote count 15 Aug 2020, 4:38 am

The agency warns that millions of mail-in votes may not arrive on time to be counted by election day.

Coronavirus: 'The care home lockdown sent my senile grandad into spiral of decline' 15 Aug 2020, 12:09 am

Many people with dementia in care homes have been starved of the close family contact they depend on.

Robot boat completes three-week Atlantic mission 14 Aug 2020, 11:38 pm

A UK uncrewed ocean-going vessel provides a glimpse of the future of robotic maritime operations.

VJ Day: People celebrate with street parties and kisses 14 Aug 2020, 11:18 pm

Victory over Japan Day marked the end of fighting in the Asia-Pacific region, and the end of WW2.

VJ Day: A WW2 hero and a reckoning with Japan's past 14 Aug 2020, 11:16 pm

Hiroo Onoda had sworn never to surrender. He believed the rest of his countrymen would do the same.

Netanyahu focus of Israeli protests against 'the king' 14 Aug 2020, 11:15 pm

The prime minister's home becomes the focal point of the biggest demonstrations for years.

How a BBC show helped shape Africa 14 Aug 2020, 11:14 pm

The BBC Focus on Africa programme has played a dramatic role in covering the continent over the last 60 years.

Coronavirus: Putin memes flood social media 14 Aug 2020, 11:13 pm

False and misleading claims are made online after Russia announced the rollout of a vaccine.

The fiery Indian student who ran a secret radio station for independence 14 Aug 2020, 11:13 pm

Usha Mehta was 22 when she started broadcasting during India's freedom movement.

'If you croak we don't care': Brutality in Belarus 14 Aug 2020, 11:11 pm

The BBC hears shocking accounts of police brutality as the Belarus president defies mass protests.

Barcelona: What next after their humiliating 8-2 defeat by Bayern Munich? 14 Aug 2020, 11:06 pm

What next for Barcelona after a humiliating 8-2 Champions League quarter-final defeat by Bayern Munich?

Week in pictures: 8-14 August 2020 14 Aug 2020, 11:05 pm

A selection of remarkable images taken around the world this week.

Coronavirus: Why Egypt has faced criticism over antibody tests 14 Aug 2020, 11:02 pm

Egypt has faced criticism for testing frontline healthcare workers for coronavirus using antibody tests.

VJ Day: The forgotten African soldiers of the Burma Campaign 14 Aug 2020, 11:01 pm

Ghanaian veteran Joseph Hammond, 95, reflects on the horrors of the Burma Campaign.

TikTok: New-found fame for ‘No Fizzy Drink Guy’ 14 Aug 2020, 11:01 pm

An Australian man documenting his addiction to soft drinks goes viral.

It was good against Brazil, but against Barca we were brutal - Bayern and Germany's Muller 14 Aug 2020, 10:56 pm

Thomas Muller says Bayern Munich's 8-2 victory against Barcelona was more "brutal" than Germany's 7-1 win against Brazil - plus you tell us whether you have seen a more incredible game.

US election 2020: A really simple guide 14 Aug 2020, 5:34 pm

If you’re looking for a refresher or trying to understand it for the first time, this guide will help.

Coronavirus: 'We're packing frantically' after France quarantine rule change 14 Aug 2020, 4:46 pm

Holidaymakers weigh up whether to cut their trip short or face quarantine on return to the UK.

Belarus 'uniform shame' becomes viral protest 14 Aug 2020, 3:50 pm

A new social media trend takes off in Belarus: men destroying their military or police uniforms.

Thailand protests: Risking it all to challenge the monarchy 14 Aug 2020, 10:54 am

In Thailand, criticising the royal family can mean secret trials and long prison sentences.

Students from Georgia school district in viral photo speak out 13 Aug 2020, 11:13 pm

Since the photo went viral, nine people from the school have tested positive and hundreds have been asked to self-isolate.

The girl who picked up an AK-47 to defend her family 13 Aug 2020, 11:08 pm

An Afghan girl was hailed as a hero, but her story was more complicated than it first looked.

California officer saves man stuck on train tracks in wheelchair 13 Aug 2020, 3:25 pm

Officer Erika Urrea took action when she saw a 66-year-old man in a wheelchair on the tracks as a train was approaching.

Coronavirus in India: Did men do more housework during lockdown? 12 Aug 2020, 11:06 pm

Some hope the pandemic will prove a lasting leveller for gender relations in the domestic setting.

Coronavirus: France's champagne industry goes flat amid pandemic 12 Aug 2020, 1:02 am

The coronavirus pandemic has led to plummeting demand - leaving growers and producers at loggerheads.

Coronavirus: Does your mask need an upgrade? 10 Aug 2020, 11:38 pm

Designer Anne Sophie Cochevelou decorates her face coverings with anything from Barbies to Pokemon toys.

The headphones that even a DJ can't break? 10 Aug 2020, 11:01 pm

A new way to produce tiny speakers promises more robust headphones with high quality sound.

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