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Sunday
22nd September 2019

Around the world

Iran warns foreign forces to stay out of Gulf, amid new US deployment

Do not create an arms race, President Rouhani says, as the US deploys more troops to Saudi Arabia.

A look at the damage from the oil attacks

After attacks against the country's oil infrastructure, the BBC's Frank Gardner surveys the damage.

In the UK

Labour party conference: Corbyn plays down divisions amid aide's exit

Jeremy Corbyn's head of policy leaves, as the Labour leader defends the party's policy on Brexit.

Thomas Cook customers will not be stranded, vows Raab

The government will fly UK holidaymakers home if the firm collapses, the foreign secretary says.

Politics

Labour party conference: Corbyn plays down divisions amid aide's exit

Jeremy Corbyn's head of policy leaves, as the Labour leader defends the party's policy on Brexit.

Parliament: Government 'will abide by Supreme Court ruling'

But the foreign secretary says he will not "take levers off the table" for future action.

Education

Ceara Thacker death: Mental health services 'failed student'

Ceara Thacker, 19, was failed by mental health services before killing herself, her parents say.

Night in national park 'for every schoolchild'

Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.

Health

Labour pledges to stop NHS prescription charges

Labour is to announce a pledge to abolish prescription charges in England at its party conference next week.

'Cancer treatment broke my heart, but I've survived'

Kreena developed heart failure after being treated for cancer - but has made a remarkable recovery.

Business

Thomas Cook customers will not be stranded, vows Raab

The government will fly UK holidaymakers home if the firm collapses, the foreign secretary says.

Huge rise in catalytic converter thefts

The Met Police says catalytic converter thefts almost doubled due to precious metal prices rising.

Science

Night in national park 'for every schoolchild'

Independent review suggests new ideas to "re-ignite" England's protected landscapes.

Euclid space telescope to study 'dark Universe' makes progress

Europe's space mission to uncover the secrets of dark matter and dark energy reaches a key milestone.

Technology

What3words: 'Life-saving app' divides opinion

First responders have been singing the praises of what3words but some have reservations about the tech.

Facebook suspends tens of thousands of apps

The move comes as part of a review launched in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Entertainment

Emmy Awards 2019: Countdown to ceremony begins

Game of Thrones and Veep have a final chance of glory at Sunday's hostless ceremony in Los Angeles.

Radiohead's Thom Yorke tells of 'hard time' after ex-partner's death

The singer also tells Desert Island Discs he is a "hypocrite" for flying while a climate campaigner.