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Thursday
14th November 2019

Around the world

Trump impeachment inquiry: New claims amid public hearing

Donald Trump was overheard asking about "investigations" into Joe Biden, a top US diplomat says.

Sabarimala temple: India court to review ruling on women's entry

This will anger women's rights groups who last year won a hard-fought victory to enter Sabarimala.

In the UK

General election 2019: Tories promise to cut 'immigration overall'

Priti Patel goes further than other senior Tories in setting out the party's post-Brexit policy.

General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030

Labour vows to close the gap between the average hourly pay for men and women but Tories are critical.

Politics

General election 2019: Tories promise to cut 'immigration overall'

Priti Patel goes further than other senior Tories in setting out the party's post-Brexit policy.

General election 2019: Labour pledges to close gender pay gap by 2030

Labour vows to close the gap between the average hourly pay for men and women but Tories are critical.

Education

One in 50 'children in need' are not yet born

Rising numbers of children are being officially labelled as vulnerable before they are even born.

Teens in care in Birmingham 'without food or bedding'

Two teenagers tell BBC Newsnight about their experiences of living in semi-supported accommodation.

Health

Getting NHS back on track 'could take many years'

Targets covering A&E, cancer and routine operations have been missed for more than three years.

Complementary cancer therapies 'do more harm than good'

Garlic and ginger pills can delay the healing of skin wounds when breast cancer spreads, expert says.

Business

Women should be able to see male colleagues’ pay, says charity

Transparency law would help address unequal pay between men and women, says the Fawcett Society charity.

Pay rise plans: Is the minimum wage enough to live on?

Election promises of a rising minimum wage leave some bosses wondering how to fund staff pay rises.

Science

Secrets of the largest ape that ever lived

The fossilised tooth of a mysterious extinct ape is shedding new light on the evolution of great apes.

Bloodhound car returns to the track for brake testing

The British supersonic vehicle trials its airbrake system after a weekend in the repair shop.

Technology

Google set to offer banking current accounts

The tech giant plans to partner with banks and credit unions in the US to offer current accounts.

Facebook removes 11.6 million child abuse posts

The latest figures for harmful content on Facebook highlight the enormity of the challenge to remove it.

Entertainment

Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson on Last Christmas and reading reviews

The actress discusses her film Last Christmas and why it's "just not helpful" to read her reviews.

Kodak Black: Rapper sentenced to nearly four years in prison

The hip-hop star, who had a number one album in the US last December, admitted weapon charges.