General election 2019: Farage promises Reform Party after Brexit

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 11:03am
The Brexit Party will get a new name and "change politics for good", its founder and leader says.

David Datuna: Artist eats $120,000 banana art at gallery

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 10:34am
Performance artist David Datuna caused a stir at Art Basel in Miami after he ate the banana used in an art work by Maurizio Cattelan.

Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz says 'partying got the best of me'

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 10:10am
Andy Ruiz Jr says "three months of partying" and a lack of training left him "overweight" for his world title rematch defeat by Anthony Joshua.

Anthony Joshua on beating Andy Ruiz: 'A genius performance'

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 9:21am
Anthony Joshua says "sometimes simplicity is genius" after "outclassing" champion Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim his world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia.

Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters out in force

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 8:57am
Tens of thousands rally in the Chinese territory in the sixth month of anti-government protests.

Avanti starts running West Coast Main Line after Virgin franchise ends

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 8:20am
The last Virgin train left Euston on Saturday evening, ending Britain's longest-running rail franchise.

Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan's $120,000 banana eaten by artist

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 8:08am
The artwork, titled Comedian, consisted of a banana duct-taped to a wall.

Joshua proves doubters wrong & praise from Klitschko - how social media reacted

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 8:05am
Did Anthony Joshua box to the perfect game plan in his win over Andy Ruiz Jr? Was the crowd rowdy in Saudi? And what's next for AJ? It's this week's Fight Talk.

BBC Sport advent calendar: Simone Biles wins her first World Championship gold in 2013

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 6:37am
Day three of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade features a very young Simone Biles competing in her first major event in 2013.

Delhi factory fire: More than 40 dead in India blaze

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 6:04am
The blaze, which erupted at a bag factory in the Indian capital's old quarter, killed at least 40 people.

World's Big Sleep Out: Thousands support homelessness charities

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 4:15am
Events in cities including London, Edinburgh and New York aim to raise £38m to help rough sleepers.

Vienna opera house stages first opera by woman

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 3:57am
Olga Neuwirth has written a new opera based on Virginia Woolf's novel Orlando.

North Korea carries out 'very important test'

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 2:58am
State media did not give details of the test, which comes amid new tensions with the US.

Trump impeachment: House Democrats make constitutional case

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 2:32am
Democrats lay out their constitutional grounds for impeachment as the process gathers pace.

General election 2019: Parties in final campaign push as poll nears

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 1:42am
The leaders make fresh appeals to voters - defining the poll as a chance to set the UK's future direction.

Anthony Joshua 'emotional' after regaining heavyweight world titles

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 1:42am
Anthony Joshua says he has matured as a fighter to beat Andy Ruiz Jr and become a two-time world heavyweight champion.

Seychelles: The island nation with a novel way to tackle climate change

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 12:32am
The Seychelles has swapped 5% of its national debt for a cash injection to fight climate change and save its ocean.

Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz blames being overweight for defeat

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 12:32am
Andy Ruiz Jr says "partying" and not training hard enough left him "overweight" as he lost his heavyweight world titles to Anthony Joshua.

Group B Strep: ‘A common bug could have killed my baby’

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 12:30am
A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.

Borders towns see Christmas trees shrink by a third

BBC News - 8 December 2019 - 12:28am
A council says it was unable to source its usual taller trees but they remain of a "very high quality".

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