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Wednesday
8th February 2023

Around the world

Turkey earthquake: Long journeys to try to find family

One man travelled to Turkey to try and find his missing brother by sifting through rubble himself.

Syria earthquake: Crowds chant ‘God is great’ as family pulled alive from rubble

Video shows a rescue team pull two adults and four children from rubble in Idlib, Syria.

In the UK

President Zelensky in first UK visit since invasion of Ukraine

The Ukrainian leader will meet PM Rishi Sunak and make a speech in Parliament, Downing Street says.

McDonald's manager 'exposed himself in front of me'

The allegations by a former McDonald's worker come after the chain signed an agreement to protect staff.

Politics

President Zelensky in first UK visit since invasion of Ukraine

The Ukrainian leader will meet PM Rishi Sunak and make a speech in Parliament, Downing Street says.

Northern Ireland Protocol is lawful, Supreme Court rules

The protocol has been challenged by unionists, who say it breaches the Acts of Union and NI Act.

Education

Rishi Sunak's 'maths until 18' plan questioned by experts

The PM's idea won't work without big changes to the education system, experts say.

India paper leaks: Cheating plagues India jobs coveted by millions

Cheating in exams is common in India, where students go to great lengths to land a government job.

Health

Gloucester mother died after post-birth treatment delay

Rana Abdelkarim thought she was going for a routine check-up but was induced then suffered a bleed.

How the nurses' strike on Tuesday 7 February will affect you

What you need to know about strikes by nurses by the BBC's Zoe Conway.

Business

McDonald's manager 'exposed himself in front of me'

The allegations by a former McDonald's worker come after the chain signed an agreement to protect staff.

Lloyd's of London boss warns UK's financial reputation is dented

The UK must prove its stability after a year of political and market turbulence, says the Lloyd's of London boss.

Science

Quantum breakthrough could revolutionise computing

Researchers have transferred 'quantum' information between computer chips at record speeds and accuracy.

HS2 Ltd miscalculating impact on nature - Wildlife Trusts

HS2 Ltd's assessment of its impact on biodiversity is "riddled with inaccuracies" - say wildlife charities

Technology

Microsoft unveils new Bing with ChatGPT powers

Bing will now have "answer" and "chat" options in search using the latest in artificial intelligence.

Toxic gaming tackled by Ubisoft's unique police alert system

BBC News has exclusive access to how Ubisoft's customer relations centre is working with police.

Entertainment

Fawlty Towers: John Cleese to revive series with daughter Camilla

John Cleese will write and star in the revival alongside his daughter Camilla Cleese.

Toxic gaming tackled by Ubisoft's unique police alert system

BBC News has exclusive access to how Ubisoft's customer relations centre is working with police.