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Thousands of pleas for help went unread and the foreign secretary lacked urgency, an ex-official says. Go to article - Afghanistan: Foreign Office chaotic during Kabul evacuation - whistleblower
The US and its European allies urge Moscow to de-escalate, amid fears it could invade Ukraine. Go to article - Western leaders urge Russia to lower Ukraine tensions
An accuser says the socialite suggested she dress up to serve tea to paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Go to article - Ghislaine Maxwell 'gave schoolgirl outfit to Epstein victim'
Concerns over murdered six-year-old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes's welfare were "not acted on", his family says. Go to article - Arthur Labinjo-Hughes: Safety warnings ignored, says grandfather
The social media giant is accused of fuelling violence against the persecuted minority in Myanmar. Go to article - Rohingya sue Facebook for $150bn over Myanmar hate speech
Jussie Smollett says a "massive" man in a ski mask attacked him after shouting slurs in Chicago. Go to article - Jussie Smollett testifies at trial: 'There was no hoax'
Trade union Usdaw said 5,000 members at nine warehouses across the country will take industrial action. Go to article - Tesco: Pre-Christmas strikes planned by 6,200 depot staff
"Last time I did this I cried," said the head of the online mortgage lender laying off 15% of his staff. Go to article - US boss fires 900 employees over Zoom
Under new plans, each jail will be given a target on the number of drug tests that must be carried out. Go to article - Drug targets for prisons in England and Wales
But the Law Commission is criticised over its stance on misogyny in a wide-ranging report. Go to article - Creating hostility over sex or gender should be hate crime - report
Peter Foster was declared a fugitive six months ago after allegedly skipping bail on fraud charges. Go to article - Australian conman caught after six-month manhunt
Tuesday's headlines include a former diplomat's testimony about the "chaotic" exit from Afghanistan. Go to article - The Papers: Afghans 'left to die' and Omicron spreading rapidly
Politician Vaughan Gething gets asked if he is a member of staff at restaurants because he is black. Go to article - Racism: Vaughan Gething talks about everyday prejudice
Watch as Ros Atkins investigates the gap between government assurances and available evidence. Go to article - Ros Atkins on... the No 10 Christmas party denials
Mahbouba Seraj is a prominent Afghan women’s rights activist. She has a personal message for the Taliban. Go to article - Mahbouba Seraj: Afghanistan is a country in trouble
Hollywood legend Mel Brooks discusses love, life and bad taste as his autobiography is published. Go to article - Hollywood legend Mel Brooks' autobiography published
One Cathay Pacific pilot said he had spent almost 150 days in quarantine this year alone. Go to article - Hong Kong Covid: The Cathay pilots stuck in 'perpetual quarantine'
Jackie Scully thought she wouldn't reach the age of 40, but did - marking the day with a feat of endurance. Go to article - Why I celebrated my 40th birthday with 29 hours of spin
The search for six Palestinian fugitives from an Israeli prison unearths a story of dispossession, violence and bitter division in a fractured region. Go to article - The Palestinian jailbreak that rocked Israel
The James Webb Space Telescope is expected to be 100 times more powerful than the Hubble. Go to article - James Webb Space Telescope scientist: 'It's the future of astrophysics'
After experiencing an unusual allergic reaction, Carrie moves across America to escape the sun. Go to article - 'I had to move across America when I became allergic to the sun'
The quietly bizarre murder story has been reimagined into a drama starring Olivia Colman. Go to article - Landscapers: The surreal suburban murders behind a TV drama
Juan Jose Florian was forced into armed conflict on the opposite side to family. When a bomb nearly killed him, sport helped heal. Go to article - Juan Jose Florian: Colombia's Para-cycling 'superhero' and his dramatic life story
Some black and South Asian people say conversations about the vaccine are "frustrating" and "tense". Go to article - Covid vaccine: Why our black and South Asian friends and family still won't have a jab
Princess Amalia had an ordinary childhood and wants her life to continue that way. Go to article - Amalia: Heir to the Dutch throne keeps it normal at 18
The UK has placed travel restrictions on arrivals from Nigeria and several other African countries - are they fair? Go to article - Omicron: Why is Nigeria on the travel red list?
The team behind Lara Croft talk to Newsbeat about her history and where she goes next. Go to article - Lara Croft: 25 years of Tomb Raider and a British gaming icon
BBC Panorama unpicks the financial webs behind leading companies, as families ask where their fees go. Go to article - Care homes: Following the money trail
They're among 10 acts tipped for success in the annual BBC list, previously won by Adele and Celeste. Go to article - Wet Leg, Pink Pantheress and Central Cee make BBC Sound of 2022 list
England's James Anderson is rested for the first Ashes Test against Australia, with Ollie Pope preferred to Jonny Bairstow in the 12-man squad. Go to article - Anderson out of Ashes opener as England prefer Pope to Bairstow
Everton boss Rafael Benitez says he can help guide Everton in the right direction after admitting Marcel Brands' departure has given him more control. Go to article - Benitez 'positive about the future' after getting more control as Everton beat Arsenal
National League leaders Chesterfield will visit last season's runners-up Chelsea in the third round of the FA Cup, while Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa travel to Manchester United. Go to article - Chelsea host non-league Chesterfield, Villa go to Man Utd - full FA Cup third-round draw
BBC Sport's guide to all you need to know about the 2021-22 Ashes between England and Australia. Go to article - Ashes: England in Australia - all you need to know about the 2021-22 series
BBC Sport looks at the sometimes surprising stats that show what England need to do to beat Australia down under for the first time in a decade. Go to article - Ashes: How England can win in Australia
As Barcelona prepare for a must-win Champions League match at Bayern Munich, Andy West looks at the demise of Philippe Coutinho. Go to article - How Coutinho's Barcelona dream became a nightmare
Watch the best goals from the FA Cup second round, including Aaron Morley's long-range strike for Rochdale against Plymouth Argyle. Go to article - FA Cup goals: Watch seven great goals from second round
Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai hears from an Afghan student, Rohila, who is no longer able to go to school. Go to article - 'Dreams of pursuing my education now feel futile'
The actress, producer and director opens up about her weight loss, in an exclusive BBC interview. Go to article - Rebel Wilson on weight loss: I know what it’s like to be invisible
Afghan public prosecutor Masouma, now in hiding, writes to British barrister Helena Kennedy QC. Go to article - 'I am an Afghan public prosecutor but I can't do the job I love'
Iman Le Caire made it her mission to help other trans people flee persecution in hostile countries. Go to article - Helping trans people escape death in their home countries
Monica fled her home in Papua New Guinea after being accused of killing her father with witchcraft. Go to article - The women publicly tortured after being accused of sorcery
US soccer star Megan Rapinoe writes to a young Afghan footballer who cannot play under the Taliban. Go to article - 'Play football in the depths of your mind, if only for now'
Scotland has expanded its passport scheme to include negative test results. Go to article - Covid passports: How do I get one and when will I need it?
There are now pre and post arrival tests for travellers to the UK. Go to article - Omicron: What are the new Covid rules for travelling to the UK?
A new Covid variant has emerged that looks worryingly different to the one vaccines were designed to fight. Go to article - What are the Covid variants and will vaccines still work?
All UK adults will be offered a Covid booster, and 12-15-year-olds will be offered a second jab. Go to article - Covid: Who can have a booster jab and how can you get one?
Some companies are cancelling Christmas parties over Omicron fears, but what do the rules say? Go to article - Covid: What are the social distancing rules across the UK?
Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area. Go to article - Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?
Medical teams around the world are learning which medicines work best against Covid. Go to article - Coronavirus treatments: What progress is being made?
Swabs from PCR tests can help identify omicron, but genetic analysis is needed to confirm it. Go to article - Omicron: How do you detect it?
Covid rules have been strengthened in response to concern over the newly-identified Omicron variant. Go to article - Is Omicron more harmful than other Covid variants? And other questions
Covid rules are being strengthened in response to the Omicron variant Go to article - Omicron: How are Covid rules changing in the UK?
A look at the progress made in vaccinating the country's population, as more than 51 million people have received at least one dose. Go to article - Covid vaccine: How many people are vaccinated in the UK?
Has the slow rollout of vaccines in southern Africa allowed coronavirus mutations to develop? Go to article - New Omicron variant: Are low vaccination rates in South Africa a factor?
Face coverings are a legal requirement again in England in shops and on public transport. Go to article - Omicron: What are England's mask rules now?
Secondary pupils in England and Wales are being asked to start wearing masks in school again. Go to article - Omicron: How are pupils being kept Covid-safe?
Is there evidence that travel restrictions help stop the spread of coronavirus? Go to article - Omicron: Do travel bans work against new Covid variants?
The US military has said that America's 2.1 million soldiers and sailors must all get the vaccine. Go to article - Covid vaccine: Can US troops be punished for refusing the jabs?
Doctors in Afghanistan’s crisis-hit hospitals are caring for their patients in almost impossible conditions. Go to article - ‘It’s like hell in here’: The struggle to save Afghanistan's starving babies
Stanley Menzo would encounter racism almost every week on the football pitch. When a young man abused him to his face, he struck back. Go to article - Stanley Menzo: Ajax's former goalkeeper on dealing with racism in Dutch game
The journeys migrants make across the Channel are book-ended with beaches that tell the story of the crisis. Go to article - Migrant crisis: The Channel beaches that host a lethal trade in human hope
Young criminals are risking their lives to retrieve drugs smuggled into the Netherlands amongst freight arriving from Latin America. Go to article - The ‘cocaine collectors’ retrieving smuggled drugs in Rotterdam