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Cat handbag creates online stir

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:58
A handbag made from a taxidermied roadkill ginger cat is up for auction in New Zealand, generating a predictably mixed range of reactions.

Meet Winston, the dog who had nasal surgery

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 09:57
Vets are warning would-be dog owners to think twice before buying breeds with fashionably "flat-faced" features - because of concerns over their welfare.

Tattooed man 'moved out of public view in former job'

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:40
A tattooed man who changed his name to the King of Ink Land has described how he was moved out of public view in a former job.

Face-down restraint continuing in NHS mental health wards

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:23
Face-down physical restraint continues in mental health wards in England, despite the government and the NHS saying it should stop.

Denis Donaldson death: Gerry Adams sanctioned killing claims British agent in IRA

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:11
A man who says he was a former IRA and Sinn Féin member turned British agent claims Gerry Adams sanctioned the killing of Denis Donaldson - a claim Mr Adams denies.

Charlotte protests: Police injured after black man shot

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 08:00
Violent demonstrations in the city of Charlotte leave 12 police officers injured after a black man said to be armed is shot dead by police.

Eternal flames

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 07:25
Indian photographer Ronny Sen is awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant for his work on a coal town in India where underground fires have burned for more than 100 years.

Australian face of youth unemployment 'made it up'

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 06:02
A Sydney teenager who sparked a nationwide media debate about young people refusing to work reveals she actually has a job.

Curtis Hanson: Oscar-winning writer and director dies at 71

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 05:32
Writer and film director Curtis Hanson, who won an screenplay Oscar for LA Confidential, dies at the age of 71, police say.

The Syrian children working in Turkey's shoe factories

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 05:19
Dozens of Syrian children work in shoe factories in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. Some of them have been talking about their lives.

Police train to spot coercive or controlling behaviour

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 03:54
Front-line police officers dealing with domestic abuse incidents are being trained to spot the signs of coercive or controlling behaviour.

Labour leadership contest enters final hours

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 03:14
Owen Smith and Jeremy Corbyn make their final pitches for support as Labour's leadership contest draws to a close.

Tesla updates software after car hack

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 02:48
Tesla updates its software after Chinese researchers hack into its electric cars and take control.

Vets warn people against buying 'flat-faced' dogs

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 02:13
The British Veterinary Association warns would-be dog owners to think twice before buying breeds with fashionably "flat-faced" features - because of growing concerns for their welfare.

Mayflies and macaques

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:18
Winners of the Royal Society Publishing photography competition.

Richard Galpin: Dreams and desperation in Calais camp

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:14
Richard Galpin reports form the Calais refugee camp on the desperation of children hoping to reach the UK.

The full list

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:13
As controversy surrounds sales of weapons to Saudi Arabia, the BBC examines the UK's trade in arms.

Wasps in the shower

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:09
In the past week scores of Twitter users have shared tales of emerging from the shower to find themselves surrounded by wasps. What's going on?

Afghan asylum seeker's 'scary' journey to UK

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:07
A teenage asylum seeker from Afghanistan who evaded French and UK border checks to reach England has described his "scary" journey across the Channel.

Star sign scare

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 01:00
A post about the 13th "forgotten" constellation in the zodiac is causing concern with astrology fans.