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Thursday
15th November 2018

Around the world

Brexit: EU's Barnier warns of 'long road ahead'

The EU sets out a timetable leading up to a summit to finalise the draft Brexit agreement.

Rohingya return to Myanmar: Confusion and fear in refugee camps

Refugees in crowded Bangladesh camps are waiting to hear whether they'll be sent back to Myanmar.

In the UK

Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs' questions

Cabinet ministers backed the agreement - but it has sparked a backlash from Tory Brexiteers.

Search on in Boston and Skegness for £76m lottery winner

The EuroMillions ticket was bought in the constituency of Boston and Skegness.

Politics

Brexit agreement: Theresa May faces MPs' questions

Cabinet ministers backed the agreement - but it has sparked a backlash from Tory Brexiteers.

Brexit: A guide to where we are

Theresa May has agreed a draft Brexit deal with Brussels. What happens now?

Education

Help for trauma in childhood 'fragmented'

Early intervention to reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences is "fragmented" across England, say MPs.

'Offensive' student T-shirts are 'hate speech'

Students from Lancaster University were pictured wearing T-shirts with rape and child abuse references.

Health

Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder

More than 40,000 women have not received information after a failure to send out letters.

Diabetes glucose monitors 'available to thousands more'

The decision comes after patients in some areas of England were denied access to the device.

Business

Royal Mail profits more than halve

Boss says performance has been disappointing but vows to continue cutting costs and improving productivity.

Uber loss tops $1bn loss ahead of planned IPO next year

The ride-sharing firm's losses grew in the third quarter, with a slight rise in revenues and bookings.

Science

Exoplanet discovered around neighbouring star

Astronomers have discovered a planet around one of the closest stars to our Sun.

Greenland ice sheet hides huge 'impact crater'

Scientists find evidence that an iron asteroid slammed into the Earth deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Technology

MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'

Researchers find a way to reveal the locations of children wearing MiSafes watches and spy on them.

Apple Stores to employ human trafficking victims

The technology company's retail chief reveals the initiative as she is given the Stop Slavery Award.

Entertainment

Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty: Sibling rivalry made me write books

Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty's new novel has already been snapped up by a Hollywood star.

Doctor Who to skip Christmas Day for first time in 13 years

Sci-fi fans will have to wait until 1 January to see Jodie Whittaker's festive special.