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1 US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

US shutdown: Trump and Democrats blame each other

Recriminations start after the US Senate fails to pass a new budget, leading to a shutdown of services.
2 Macron says 'special' UK deal possible

Macron says 'special' UK deal possible

It might fall between the single market and a trade agreement, the French president tells the BBC.
3 Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald to lead Sinn Féin

Mary Lou McDonald says no-one will fill the shoes of Gerry Adams, but that she has brought her own.
4 Profoundly deaf Maisie Sly is the star of a short film which may be nominated for an Oscar

Profoundly deaf Maisie Sly is the star of a short film which may be nominated for an Oscar

Profoundly deaf six-year-old Maisie Sly is the star of The Silent Child, a short film which could be vying for an Oscar.
5 Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia ★★★☆☆

Will Gompertz reviews Sky Atlantic's drama Britannia ★★★☆☆

Can Jez Butterworth's gory drama about the Roman invasion of Britain satisfy Game of Throne fans?
6 Ed Sheeran announces engagement

Ed Sheeran announces engagement

The couple met in school although they only got together in 2015.
7 British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency

British tourists warned to 'stay in resorts' in Jamaica security emergency

Tourists in Montego Bay should stay in their resorts after a number of shootings, foreign office says.
8 Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

Collapsed sex trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge

Recent collapsed trials may deter convictions in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice warns.
9 Women's March: Where, when and why will protests happen?

Women's March: Where, when and why will protests happen?

Protests are planned across the US this weekend - here's what you need to know
10 'Drunk' pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

'Drunk' pilot removed from BA plane at Gatwick Airport

The British Airways flight to Mauritius was delayed at Gatwick Airport for several hours.
11 Alan Carr gets married to long-term boyfriend in LA

Alan Carr gets married to long-term boyfriend in LA

The Chatty Man host tied the knot with his partner of 10 years at a "small, private ceremony".
12 Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.
13 When a penguin hops on board and other stories

When a penguin hops on board and other stories

When a penguin decides to hop on board, and other stories you might have missed this week.
14 YouTuber Elle Darby’s hotel blag turns into huge row

YouTuber Elle Darby’s hotel blag turns into huge row

Charleville Lodge in Dublin banned all YouTubers after one vlogger asked to stay there for free.
15 The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack

The Ilford woman who carries her heart in a rucksack

Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.
16 Why Italians are saying 'No' to takeaway coffee

Why Italians are saying 'No' to takeaway coffee

Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world. So why do Italians refuse to do it?
17 Film tells story of tackling period poverty in India

Film tells story of tackling period poverty in India

A new film, Pad Man, charts one man's 20-year bid to make cheaper sanitary towels available in India.
18 'Trash girl' ignores bullies to clean Norwich's streets

'Trash girl' ignores bullies to clean Norwich's streets

Schoolchildren bullied Nadia Sparkes for picking up litter from the streets.
19 The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Fernando Trujillo works in dangerous areas of the Amazon to save the rare species.
20 Some of the most striking news pictures taken this week

Some of the most striking news pictures taken this week

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
21 Rape trial collapse and Worboys fury

Rape trial collapse and Worboys fury

The Times warns recently collapsed rape trials could undermine confidence in sex crime prosecutions.
22 'Why I use pole dancing to keep fit'

'Why I use pole dancing to keep fit'

Pole dancing instructor Kathy Buller said the pursuit was "very athletic".
23 My dad was shot dead on Bloody Sunday

My dad was shot dead on Bloody Sunday

One of the worst attacks on civilians during the conflict in Northern Ireland.
24 BBC News Channel

BBC News Channel

BBC coverage of latest developments
25 What is it like to live near the scene of an unsolved murder?

What is it like to live near the scene of an unsolved murder?

What is it like to live in the shadow of an unsolved murder?
26 How can parents torture their children?

How can parents torture their children?

As the Turpin family allegations shock the world, we look at how cases of extreme abuse can happen.
27 France: Emmanuel Macron’s marvellous manoeuvres this week

France: Emmanuel Macron’s marvellous manoeuvres this week

The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.
28 New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

New Zealand debates access to dead sea life footage

Should the public have the right to see which animals are being caught up in commercial fishing nets?
29 Cumbria's 'lone trees' and surrounding landscapes in pictures

Cumbria's 'lone trees' and surrounding landscapes in pictures

A husband and wife document their visits to seven trees across the seasons for a special exhibition.
30 The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

The Silent Child: From Hollyoaks to Hollywood?

Two former stars of the Channel 4 soap could be jetting to LA if their short film lands an Oscar nomination.
31 A year in the life of the president's hotel

A year in the life of the president's hotel

What happened to worries about President Trump's potential conflicts of interest?
32 I begged social services to take my children away

I begged social services to take my children away

Sam spent more than 20 years as an addict before overcoming a cycle of trauma and abusive relationships.
33 Australian Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic into fourth round

Australian Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic into fourth round

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both make round four of the Australian Open with straight-set wins - although the Serb suffered an injury scare.
34 Brighton & Hove Albion 0-4 Chelsea

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-4 Chelsea

Chelsea go level on points with second-placed Manchester United after two goals in the opening six minutes prove too much for a spirited Brighton.
35 Why are these women sticking with Trump?

Why are these women sticking with Trump?

Trump's approval ratings among women have dropped during his first year. But not with these voters.
36 Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Trumplomacy: Has Trump made the world more dangerous?

Trump may have stoked fears with his erratic and volatile tweets, but he has not torpedoed alliances.
37 What has President Trump said about your country?

What has President Trump said about your country?

Find out what President Trump has said about where you live since he was inaugurated in January.
38 The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown

The missing - consequences of Trump's immigration crackdown

In a rural county that voted for Trump, people are shocked to see friends and schoolmates deported.
39 A surrogate mum's story: 'I was just the oven at the end'

A surrogate mum's story: 'I was just the oven at the end'

A young surrogate mum reveals what motivated her into helping childless couples start families of their own.
40 Prince William welcomed to 'the bald club' by serving members

Prince William welcomed to 'the bald club' by serving members

Your stories of going bald, as the number two to the throne finally goes number one all over.
41 Why I took my wife's last name

Why I took my wife's last name

Kirstie Brewer speaks to three men who broke with convention and took their wife's name when they married.
42 Phyllis Reeve, 91, knits teddies for children around the world

Phyllis Reeve, 91, knits teddies for children around the world

Phyllis Reeve said she gets "satisfaction" from her work as it helps "make children happy".
43 Bayeux Tapestry: The story in six scenes

Bayeux Tapestry: The story in six scenes

A battle over the throne is the climax of the story of the Norman Conquest of England.
44 Modern slavery: Nail salons 'using trafficked individuals'

Modern slavery: Nail salons 'using trafficked individuals'

As councils report increasing numbers of potential victims of modern slavery, a charity explains how to spot the warning signs.
45 Man wades in to 'save child' that turns out to be toy doll

Man wades in to 'save child' that turns out to be toy doll

James Dowley, from Shropshire, says he felt "a bit of an idiot" for rescuing the child-like doll.