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Nearly 100,000 Gaza buildings may be damaged, satellite images show
Images commissioned by the BBC reveal damage across Gaza while video shows areas reduced to rubble.

Lockdown should have been three weeks earlier - Hancock
The ex-health secretary also said a "toxic culture", driven by Dominic Cummings, hindered the Covid response.

COP28: Poor countries win 30-year fight for climate cash
COP28 president Sultan al-Jaber pulled off an unexpected victory securing long-awaited climate disaster help.

A life too interesting: Shane MacGowan
The drink, dentistry and other stories that overshadowed the music of the late former Pogues singer.

Police injured as objects thrown at officers outside Villa Park
Aston Villa confirms that no Legia Warsaw fans were let into the stadium following the disorder.

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling dies aged 70
Tributes from all sides to former Labour chancellor who steered the UK through 2008's economic crisis. hackers increase attacks on customers
Researchers say cyber-criminals are offering big sums for hotels' log-in details to target holidaymakers.

Will Tesla's truck recover from its shattering start?
Tesla boss Elon Musk says the new cybertruck will "change the look of the roads".

Pontins closes Prestatyn and Camber Sands holiday parks
The company says the Prestatyn site will close straight away, and apologises to customers.

Henry Kissinger: China mourns 'a most valued old friend'
The death of the contentious former US secretary of state draws nostalgia and compliments in China.

Freezing days and nights ahead in UK cold snap
It is very cold at the moment in the UK, but is it going to get colder? And when can we expect the switch to something milder?

Firefighters crawl to rescue deer stuck on frozen lake
A stag in Minnesota was stranded on thin ice until a rescue team stepped in - on all fours.

Alistair Darling: Steady hand in an economic crisis
Former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling, who has died at the age of 70, found himself at the centre of the 2008 global financial crisis.

Two Premier League footballers playing while facing abuse investigations
Alleged victims tell the BBC top clubs prioritise commercial interests over the safety of women.

Northern Lights could be seen across the UK
The fantastic night-sky light display explained.

How did a highly damaging Royal reference make its way into Scobie's book?
How did a Dutch translation appear to identify a member of the Royal Family in a race row?

Henry Kissinger: Divisive diplomat who shaped world affairs
President Nixon's foreign affairs guru declared power to be the "ultimate aphrodisiac".

Climate summit in an oil state: can COP28 change anything?
The big issues facing global leaders gathering for the world's most important climate summit.

Why is North Korea saying it's watching the White House?
Long spied on by its more tech-advanced enemies, Pyongyang says it can now do the same.

Kayaker's 20m drop down ice waterfall in Svalbard, Norway
Aniol Serrasolses' descent down a glacial waterfall in Svalbard is the biggest ever recorded.

Pressure grows for ban on new leasehold flats
The government is planning to reform the system - but there are calls to scrap it entirely.

Russian court bans 'LGBT movement'
Russia's Supreme Court declares the "international LGBT public movement" an extremist organisation.

Passengers stuck on Eurostar with no electricity
Eurostar posted on X that a train was "being detached from the overhead power lines".

Train strikes: RMT vote ends industrial action until at least spring
Rail workers have voted to accept a pay deal, ending their involvement in a long-running series of strikes.

Government intervenes in Abu Dhabi's bid to buy Telegraph
The UK will take a closer look at the sale of the Telegraph to Gulf investors.

Alfie Phillips murder: Mother and partner guilty of killing toddler
Sian Hedges and her ex-partner Jack Benham used "violent discipline" on her son, Alfie Phillips.

Grace Dent 'overwhelmingly sad' after I'm A Celebrity jungle exit
The food critic says she is determined to focus on "huge personal breakthroughs" she made on the show.

Inactive Google accounts to be deleted from Friday
The tech giant will start deleting accounts that are not being used.

Liverpool 4-0 LASK: Reds win comfortably to top Europa League group
Liverpool reach the Europa League last 16 as group winners with a comfortable victory over LASK at Anfield.

Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Robert Milkins 6-5 to reach UK Championship quarter-finals
Seven-time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan says he "can't be bothered any more" despite reaching the UK Championship quarter-finals.

Aston Villa 2-1 Legia Warsaw: Alex Moreno scores winner on return as Villa take control of group
Alex Moreno marks his injury return with the winner as Aston Villa beat Legia Warsaw 2-1 to take control of their Europa Conference League group.

Tiger Woods returns to competitive golf at Hero World Challenge
Tiger Woods shoots a three-over-par 75 as he makes his return to competitive golf in the Hero World Challenge.

Rangers 1-1 Aris Limassol: Ross McCausland keeps hosts second in Europa League group
Ross McCausland's first Rangers goal keeps them second in their Europa League group as Aris Limassol draw at Ibrox.

Von Miller: Arrest warrant issued for Buffalo Bills linebacker over domestic violence
An arrest warrant is issued for Buffalo Bills linebacker Von Miller in a domestic violence case involving a pregnant woman.

England fly-half Harrison gets one-match ban for hair pulling
England fly-half Zoe Harrison will miss Saracens' game against Harlequins on 2 December after being banned for "hair pulling or grabbing".

Who are the released hostages?
One-hundred-and-five people captured during the 7 October attacks have been released by Hamas.

Bedouin family desperate for news on teenagers held hostage in Gaza
Two Bedouin teenagers are among the last of the young hostages yet to be released by Hamas.

Liat Beinin Atzili: US citizen among 16 Hamas hostages released
Two dual US-Israeli citizens have so far been released as part of a Qatari-brokered ceasefire in Gaza.

Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi freed by Israel
The 22-year-old was arrested earlier this month over an Instagram post her family say she did not write.

Fears for displaced Gazans as winter approaches and diseases spread
The WHO warns that more people in Gaza could die from disease than from bombings.

Two Palestinian boys killed during Israeli raid in West Bank
The boys, aged eight and 14, were shot by Israeli troops in Jenin, Palestinian officials say.

Scramble for basics in Gaza: 'We've queued for gas for three days'
Palestinians are filled with anger and despair as they seek basic supplies during the truce in Gaza.

Hostages freed by Hamas tell of emotional and physical scars
Israelis released from Gaza say they endured very little food, intimidation and no word from outside.

Gazans queue for days for a limited supply of cooking gas, BBC told
The wait, however, could be futile, as demand is far greater than supply.

Gaza hospital doctor speaks of moment missile hit
A British-Palestinian surgeon has been talking to the BBC since his return to the UK from Gaza.

Family return to wreckage of their Gaza home
Wael Qudeih has already had to rebuild his family home twice after previous conflicts.

'We fought to get her back,' son says as more hostages released
British-Israeli Noam Sagi spoke to the BBC after his mother Ada was freed from Hamas captivity in Gaza.

Israel Gaza: Drone footage shows Gazans scrambling for fuel
Dozens of cars are seen queuing for fuel in Khan Younis as Gazans try to secure necessities during the ceasefire.

Boy, 14, and freelance reporter among Palestinians freed
A total of 180 Palestinian prisoners have now been released from Israeli jails since last Friday.

Watch: Gaza families living in tents with no winter clothing
The BBC's Adnan Elbursh says he's seen many return to destroyed homes to search for clothing and blankets.

How Hamas built a force to attack Israel on 7 October
BBC Arabic and BBC Verify have pieced together how armed groups came together to train for the assault.

Israel Gaza: Three-year-old-twins among hostages released by Hamas
Ema and Yuly Cunio were let go with their mother on the fourth day of a truce between Israel and Hamas.

Israeli children taken hostage by Hamas reunite with family dog after release
Yuval, Ofri and Oria Brodtz hugged their dog Rodney after being released by Hamas.

Israel Gaza: 33 Palestinians released on fourth day of truce
It brings the total number of Palestinians released since the first swap on Friday to 150.

Elon Musk visits Israel after antisemitism row
The X boss, recently accused of antisemitism, discussed tackling hate with Israel's president.

Israel-Hamas truce in Gaza extended for two days, Qatar says
It comes after a four-day pause where hostages in Gaza and prisoners in Israel have been released.

Avigail Idan: Four-year-old girl among released hostages
Avigail Idan, who turned four while she was held hostage by Hamas, was among nine children released.

Israel-Lebanon border: The Irish troops watching Israel’s hidden conflict
As one of the region's most dangerous borders hots up, peacekeepers have an ever more perilous job.

More Palestinian teen prisoners freed amid hopes of extended hostage deal
Abdurahman Al-Zaghal, who was shot in the head, is among the latest prisoners to be released.

Palestinian teenager 'dizzy with happiness' to be freed
Mohammad dar-Darwish, 17, was among 39 women and teenagers released on Saturday night after a nervous wait.

Debt: What should I pay first and what can I do?
What help and options are available to people struggling with debt repayments?

Can I get a Cold Weather Payment and how much are they?
Cold Weather Payments are available to some when there is a run of sub-zero temperatures.

Energy saving tips: Five ways to cut costs this winter
Energy prices will be lower this winter than last - but you may be able to save even more on your bill.

Food prices: How can I save money on my grocery shop?
The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite. Here are some things that can reduce the impact.

Energy saving scheme: What is the energy saving scheme for electricity?
A scheme to reward people for cutting back on electricity use is running for a second day.

Renting: Three ways to win the race to securing a property
From being first in the queue to being more flexible, here are some tips on how to get ahead in the rental race.

Rent increases: What you can do about a rise from your landlord
The BBC's Lora Jones tells you four things you can do, if your landlord asks for more money.

Energy prices: How much will you pay from January?
Use our interactive calculator to find out how much more you'll be paying for energy each month.

Why there is still more pain to come from high interest rates
Inflation may be easing but the impact of high interest rates is still to kick in for many people.

Cost-of-living payments: What are they, who gets them and are they fair?
Millions of low-income households should have received the latest cost-of-living payment by 19 November.

What the Autumn Statement means for you and your money
Now the speech has been delivered, what does it mean for your finances in the months ahead?

Energy bills: What can I do if I can't afford to pay?
If you're struggling to afford your gas and electricity bills, what options are available?

How is National Insurance changing and what is income tax?
National Insurance rates are falling, but other changes mean the overall tax burden is still rising.

Al Jazeera

Panama celebrates court order to cancel mine even as business is hit
For weeks, Panama was shaken by its largest protest movement in decades as residents decried a mining contract.

Israel has lost the war of public opinion
In the age of social media, Israel is no longer able to conceal the truth about its conduct in Palestine.

COP28: Israel should not be allowed to greenwash its war on Gaza
Israel's participation at COP28 amid its war on Gaza casts a shadow over the world's top climate summit.

Blinken urges Israel to protect civilians amid tough Gaza truce talks
Mediators Qatar and Egypt push for further extension to pause in hostilities as deal holds for a week.

Musk’s crude message to advertisers
X Owner Elon Musk had a crude message for companies pulling advertising from the platform

Palestine advocates decry MSNBC’s cancellation of Mehdi Hasan news show
Channel president says change aims to put network in 'better position' for the 2024 US elections, The Hill reports.

OPEC+ agrees voluntary oil production cuts
Saudi Arabia, Russia and other members of OPEC+ agreed to voluntary output cuts for th first quarter of 2024.

Why have so many Palestinian children been killed by Israel?
Thousands of children have been killed, maimed, injured or arrested by Israeli forces.

‘Country of promises’: Brazil’s struggle to lead climate policy at COP28
President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is slated to helm Brazil’s largest-ever delegation, but he faces criticism at home.

Call to prayer amidst the ruins
A call to prayer is made from a destroyed mosque as a drone shot shows the ruins of the building and surroundings in Kh

Relief as Thai hostages return home amid fears for those still held in Gaza
Group of 17 Thai nationals return from a total of 23 who have been released by Hamas, with nine still captive in Gaza.

India’s Rohit and Kohli skip white-ball leg of South Africa cricket tour
BCCI says Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli asked for a break from the white-ball leg of the eight-match, multiformat tour.

Iran rapper Toomaj Salehi rearrested days after release on bail
Salehi was first arrested after publicly backing anti-government protests over Mahsa Amini's death in police custody.

What does silencing of supporters of Palestine mean for freedom of speech?
The stifling of voices around the globe supporting Palestinians is putting the principles of free speech to the test.

Shane MacGowan, poetic, hard-charging frontman of The Pogues, dies at 65
MacGowan won fame for incorporating traditional Irish ballads into Britain's punk scene in the 1980s and 90s.

Russian court bans ‘LGBT movement’ as ‘extremist’
Russia's Supreme Court has issued a ban on the activities of the 'international LGBT movement' in the latest crackdown.

High-profile murders inspire calls for justice at Mexico’s ‘muxe’ festival
Members of Mexico’s third-gender community used their annual celebration to push for answers after two prominent deaths.

Pakistani girl killed after photos with boy’s arm around her go viral
The murder is the latest in a spate of more than 5,000 incidents since 2012 in which women have been killed.

Climate disaster fund approved at UN’s COP28 climate summit
UAE's Sultan Al Jaber calls to 'proactively engage' fossil fuel companies as part of the solution to climate challenges.

Henry Kissinger: 10 conflicts, countries that define a blood-stained legacy
The master of cold realpolitik left a legacy of destruction that is still playing out across the world.

Israel-Palestine war: ‘Ceasefire’ or ‘pause’, what have world leaders said?
Al Jazeera analysed hundreds of world leaders' speeches to see how language is shaping the conflict and its resolution.

COP28 Dubai: What were the gains of past five UN climate summits?
As COP28 commences in Dubai, here is a look at the major outcomes of the UN's last five COPs and where they stand.

The UN must not abandon Sudan amid war and atrocities
The end of the UN's political mission in the country comes at a time when civilians are in dire need of protection.

A hard, bloody winter awaits Ukrainian and Russian soldiers, say experts
Neither side is ready to give up, and neither can win in the medium term, but negotiations could come next year.

‘We’re not here to beg’: Gaza residents’ anger over steep rise in prices
People hoping to buy essentials like food, warm clothes during the pause in Israel's bombing frustrated by price hikes.

Global Times

Aiming for the stars

China holds first supply chain-themed expo, timely response to global needs

India's attempt to 'decouple' from China over API supply chain will be costly: experts

In collaboration with Changan Auto, Huawei sets sights on smart car open platform

China, France maintain strong momentum in high-level exchanges, agree on deepening comprehensive cooperation

Safety first

Elderly hospitalization peak 'may come around New Year's Day'; hospitals optimize resources to support respiratory wards

Sichuan official punished for ignoring farmland quality issues as China closely monitors acts of 'lying flat'

COP28 will send positive signal to international community to focus on action, cooperation: Chinese environment ministry official

UK delegation visits SW China's Guizhou, eyeing cooperation in village soccer training

China's 2024 national civil servant exams begin with candidates, vacancies hitting record high

Flu peak may last another one or two weeks, physician predicts as acute respiratory infections continue to rise in China

Precious gifts stand witness to great journey, brilliant diplomacy achievements since founding of New China in 1949

Japan's govt partner party chief visits China; hoped to help correct perception toward China in Japan

China, Uruguay elevate bilateral relations to comprehensive strategic partnership

Rescue trapped workers

French FM to visit China, promote new devt of bilateral ties

Australian China hand expects PM's visit to promote academic exchanges with China, urges US 'not to go to war over Taiwan'

Ready to sail

Gross ocean product increases 5.8% y-o-y from Jan-Sep: Natural Resources Ministry

China, Saudi Arabia sign 50b yuan 3-year local currency swap agreement

Plentiful persimmon harvest

Cooperation on Yangtze, Mississippi witnesses China-US friendship, people-to-people exchanges

Apple's Chinese manufacturer reportedly shifts investment from India to Vietnam; experts say it may affect Apple's supply chain

Chinese PV makers call for closer global cooperation to mitigate climate change, improve human habitat

Spanish PM sworn in

Xi meets Kishida, reaffirming strategic and mutually beneficial relations

US removes Chinese institutions from 'Entity List' over narcotics, a practice to 'rectify its errors'

New cultivation model

China, Japan to set up mechanism for export controls after commerce chiefs' meeting at APEC

BDS recognized by ICAO, to become globally used satellite navigation system: experts

Police in Yunnan urge individuals illegally staying in northern Myanmar to return home by year-end

Earliest dinosaur fossils containing both adults and eggs discovered in SW China's Guizhou

Chinese aviation equipment attracts Middle Eastern interest at Dubai Airshow

Hong Kong possesses all ingredients to become intl innovation, technology center: chairman of HK Laureate Forum

A more dynamic Inner Mongolia witnesses trade with neighboring countries flourish under BRI

Hong Kong Laureate Forum kicks off as city vows to become intl innovation hub

Prominent Chinese scholar of Australian studies appeals for transparent, non-political academic exchanges, expects normalized bilateral ties after Australian PM's fruitful visit

Health authorities warn of surge in respiratory diseases during peak winter season

Thailand reportedly to invite Chinese police to patrol popular cities to 'boost tourist confidence'

Xi's reply letter to Philadelphia Orchestra praises cultural envoy for connecting two peoples

China solicits opinions on punishment measures for telecom scammers

Younger generations more interested in domestic brands in Double 11 shopping festival

Experts warn of 'small spike' in COVID-19 in winter

2023 likely to become 'hottest year in history,' sounding alarm ahead of COP28

Chinese police offer cash reward for information related to 4 telecom fraud ringleaders in northern Myanmar

Successful conclusion

Infographic: China's High-quality opening-up offers new opportunities

China-Mongolia port, border city sees highest foreign trade in 31 yrs boosted by BRI

Shopping spree for 'Double 11' hits peak, injecting more vitality into Q4 economic recovery: experts