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Cristiano Ronaldo: Manchester United forward charged by FA over fan's phone incident access_time2022-09-23

SEPT 24: A video was shared on social media alongside comments claiming he smashed the device as he left the pitch after a 1-0 loss at Everton in April. Ronaldo, 37, later apologised on social media. He was cautioned by police ...

Dozens of migrants killed as boat sinks off Syrian coast access_time2022-09-23

Sept 24: At least 77 migrants have died after the boat they were travelling in sank off Syria's coast, the country's state-run media has reported. Twenty survivors are being treated in a hospital in the Syrian city of Tartus. Officials sa...

Ukraine 'referendums': Soldiers go door-to-door for votes in polls access_time2022-09-23

SEPT 24: "You have to answer verbally and the soldier marks the answer on the sheet and keeps it," one woman in Enerhodar told the BBC. In southern Kherson, Russian guardsmen stood with a ballot box in the middle of the city to collect peo...

Sri Lanka: Inflation rate jumps to 70.2% in August access_time2022-09-21

SEPT 22: Official data also showed food prices rose by 84.6% compared to a year ago. The South Asian nation of 22m people was plunged into financial and political chaos this year as it faced a shortage of foreign currencies. The country has been ...

Ukraine war: Who is winning? access_time2022-09-21

SEPT 22: However, Russian forces still hold about a fifth of the country. How has the conflict changed? Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February, surrounding the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. It also launched attacks in the south, east and north of the co...

Raju Srivastava: Popular Indian comedian dies aged 58 access_time2022-09-21

SEPT 21: Srivastava was being treated at a hospital in the capital, Delhi, following a heart attack on 10 August. The comedian had been taken to hospital and put on life-support after experiencing chest pain and collapsing while working out at the g...

Japan man sets himself on fire in apparent protest of Abe funeral access_time2022-09-20

SEPT 21: Hundreds of foreign dignitaries are expected to attend the funeral on 27 September. On Wednesday, witnesses called police after spotting a man on fire near the prime minister's office in Tokyo. Officers put out the blaze, and took th...

Ukraine war: Occupied areas call urgent vote to join Russia access_time2022-09-20

SEPT 21: Russia's invasion has stalled in recent months and Ukraine has recaptured swathes of territory in the north-east. Now Russian-backed officials in the east and south say they want votes on joining Russia starting this week. Russia ann...

Queen Elizabeth's funeral: For one day, the nation stood still access_time2022-09-19

SEPT 20: Royals and world leaders were inside Westminster Abbey. But outside there were many more, ordinary mourners lining the streets of central London. And further beyond - in living rooms and parks, in pubs, cinemas and town squares - the British p...

Covid-19 pandemic is over in the US - Joe Biden access_time2022-09-19

SEPT 20: Mr Biden said that while "we still have a problem", the situation is rapidly improving. Statistics show that over 400 Americans on average are dying from the virus each day. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said ...

Biden again says US would defend Taiwan if China attacks access_time2022-09-19

SEPT 19: US President Joe Biden has again said the US would defend Taiwan in the event of an "unprecedented attack" by China. Speaking in a CBS interview, Mr Biden replied "Yes" when asked if that meant US forces would defend Tai...

Japan storm: Millions told to evacuate as Typhoon Nanmadol makes landfall access_time2022-09-18

SEPT 18: Typhoon Nanmadol has brought winds of at least 180 km/h (112mph) and some areas could see 500mm (20 inches) of rainfall over today and tonight. At least four million people have been told to evacuate their homes. Extensive flooding and l...

What time is the Queen's funeral? Who will wear military uniform? And other questions access_time2022-09-17

SEPT 17: It will last until the end of Monday - the day of her funeral. What time is the Queen's funeral? The funeral will take place at 11:00 BST on Monday 19 September. It will be held at Westminster Abbey in London, the historic churc...

China, Europe, US drought: Is 2022 the driest year recorded? access_time2022-09-17

SEPT 17: Scientists say warmer and drier seasons are likely to become the norm, but have these past few months been the driest on record? How dry is the earth? One measure of drought conditions used by scientists is based on the level of moisture...

Indian sisters found hanged in suspected rape case access_time2022-09-15

SEPT 15: Police said the bodies were found on Wednesday afternoon in Lakhimpur district. They have started an investigation after the family alleged the girls had been kidnapped and raped. Six men have been arrested on charges of rape and murder. ...

Swedish PM resigns as right-wing parties win vote access_time2022-09-15

SEPT 15: Magdalena Andersson's centre-left coalition looks set to narrowly lose to a bloc of right-wing parties, 176 seats to 173, with 99% of the votes counted. Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson is now expected to form a government. The ...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Almost 100 killed in overnight clashes access_time2022-09-14

SEPT 14: Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said 49 of its soldiers died in overnight clashes, while Azerbaijan's defence ministry said 50 of its servicemen were also killed. The neighbouring countries have fought two wars and seen reg...

Twitter shareholders approve $44bn Musk deal access_time2022-09-14

SEPT 14: The decision was made in a short conference call with investors from the company's San Francisco headquarters. It means Twitter will now try to force Elon Musk to buy the company in the courts. The meeting followed explosive testimon...

Xi and Putin to discuss Ukraine war at meeting - Kremlin access_time2022-09-14

SEP 14: China's leader Xi Jinping and Russia's Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Ukraine and other "international and regional topics" at their meeting later this week, the Kremlin says. The two will meet in Uzbekistan at a su...

Ukraine war: We retook 6,000 sq km from Russia in September, says Zelensky access_time2022-09-13

SEP 13: Volodymyr Zelensky said troops have now retaken more than 6,000 sq km (2,317 sq miles) from Russian control in September, in the east and the south. The BBC cannot verify these figures. Russia has admitted losing key cities in the north-e...