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Covid: Boosters perform well in trial and Ed and Elton's cheer after painful year

3 December 2021 - 7:43am
Five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Friday morning.

Why Turkey's currency crash does not worry Erdogan

3 December 2021 - 7:30am
Turkey's national currency has plummeted 45% against the dollar this year

FA Cup: 11-goal thrillers, pitch invasions and missing corner flags - best of the first round

3 December 2021 - 6:28am
Watch the biggest moments from the FA Cup first round, including all 11 goals in Halifax Town's win against Maidenhead United, and giant-killings by St Albans and Stockport County.

Storm Arwen: Surviving seven days of winter without electricity

3 December 2021 - 6:13am
The stories from Scotland and the north of England of those with no power a week after Storm Arwen.

The Papers: 'Appalling cruelty', and jab results boost hopes

3 December 2021 - 5:56am
Many of Friday's papers lead with the tragic case of six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes.

The 'kind heart' who gave an Afghan family a new home

3 December 2021 - 5:35am
An interpreter who had to flee Afghanistan is given a new home by a woman who was moved by his plight.

Alec Baldwin admits career could be over after fatal shooting

3 December 2021 - 5:00am
But the 63-year-old US actor says he did not pull the trigger on the set of the Rust film in October.

Covid risk remains higher for some ethnic groups

3 December 2021 - 1:19am
A major report reveals who in society has been hit hardest by each wave of Covid in the UK.

Covid: Pfizer and Moderna jabs give best overall boost, UK trial finds

3 December 2021 - 1:13am
Researchers say there are signs the boosters would still offer protection against new variant Omicron.

'You just have to say wow' - Ronaldo becomes first player to score 800 top-level goals

3 December 2021 - 12:43am
As Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the first player to 800 top-level career goals, BBC Sport hears the tributes and asks: How will he do under interim boss Ralf Rangnick?

The drought ravaging East African wildlife and livestock

3 December 2021 - 12:31am
At least 26 million people are struggling for food across northern Kenya, Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

'Never seen anything like it' - should Smith Rowe's goal have stood?

3 December 2021 - 12:25am
Managers, players and pundits react to Emile Smith Rowe's 'extraordinary' opening goal in Arsenal's 3-2 loss at Manchester United.

Kerala: The granny who learnt to read and write at 104

3 December 2021 - 12:25am
Kuttiyamma, from the southern Indian state of Kerala, aced a government test that measures literacy.

Africa's week in pictures: 26 November - 2 December 2021

3 December 2021 - 12:14am
A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

Broome: Diving the remnants of a WW2 attack on Australia

3 December 2021 - 12:12am
A WW2 air raid on Broome killed scores of people - historians say it should be better remembered.

Boxing Day: Festive film debut for Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock

3 December 2021 - 12:11am
Boxing Day, the first British Christmas rom-com led by an all-black cast, is released Friday 3 December.

Retailers make shocking petrol profit, says RAC

3 December 2021 - 12:06am
Fuel retailers are charging unnecessarily high prices for petrol, the motoring organisation says.

Ed and Elton reveal their Christmas chart contender

3 December 2021 - 12:06am
The pop stars have teamed up for a collaborative Christmas song - but can it get to number one?

NunTok: How religion is booming on TikTok and Instagram

3 December 2021 - 12:03am
Nuns, imams and Buddhist monks are among those sharing successful - and often fun - short-form videos on social media.

How to spot the software that could be spying on you

3 December 2021 - 12:01am
Software used to spy on someone via their phone is a growing threat and common in domestic abuse cases.

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