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Killer whale vs shark: Solo orca eats great white

A killer whale is captured on camera hunting and "eviscerating" a great white shark in less than two minutes.

England and Wales had warmest February on record

Met Office weather data also shows that this winter was less frosty than normal.

Mystery sea creature discovered in UK waters 

Scientists say sea slugs could be migrating north into cooler waters because of climate change.

Moon lander pictured on its side with snapped leg

The Odysseus robot broke a leg on touchdown but continued to stream data back to Earth

Supermarket chickens found burnt by own excrement

A BBC investigation finds about one third of chickens sold in some UK supermarkets have "hock burn".

UK power station still burning rare forest wood

Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees - BBC finds.

Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought

As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.

Bangladesh bans adopting elephants from the wild

Animal rights groups declared the move a "landmark order" that would protect against exploitation.

Frozen antimatter may reveal origins of Universe

Positronium has the potential to revolutionise physics but the elusive substance had been too hot to handle.

Whale song mystery solved by scientists

Scientists deduce how whales sing under the sea, and why they can be drowned out by noisy ships.

UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government

The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.

Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia

Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.

Odysseus Moon lander 'tipped over on touchdown'

The history-making robot likely caught its foot on contact with the lunar surface and fell sideways.

'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting

Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.

Japan Moon lander survives lunar night

Space agency Jaxa said the craft re-established communication after the equivalent of two Earth weeks without Sun.

Astronomers crack 37-year cosmic 'murder mystery'

Scientists say they have discovered what lies at the heart of the cosmos's most famous explosion.

Brightest and hungriest black hole ever detected

Astronomers report an object that shines with a brightness equivalent to 500 trillion suns.

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Ukraine appeals to West as deadly drone hits Odesa

President Zelensky calls for more air defence systems after a drone kills on an Odesa building kills five.

Russia publishes German army meeting on Ukraine

German chancellor promises probe after leak of officers discussing the supply of long-range missiles.

Crowds chant anti-Putin slogans at Navalny funeral

"Russia without Putin" mourners chanted, as they defied fear of arrest to bid farewell to Alexei Navalny.

How we tracked down the Ukrainian poison seller

Leonid Zakutenko sold poison to vulnerable people who wanted to die - we confronted him at a post office in Kyiv.

Suicide poison seller tracked down by BBC

Ukrainian Leonid Zakutenko sells a type of chemical online thought to be linked to at least 130 UK deaths.

Pogba: The backstory, the wasted talent & why it could be the end

Paul Pogba's career could be over after his four-year ban for doping with the feeling the 30-year-old Juventus player never fulfilled his potential.

Irish President Higgins in hospital following tests

Michael D Higgins is in "excellent spirits" but will remain in hospital after feeling unwell on Thursday evening.

Olly Alexander reveals the UK's Eurovision entry

The star has released the UK's Eurovision entry for 2024, a pulsing club anthem called Dizzy.

Putin warns West against sending troops to Ukraine

In his annual address, Russia's president says the consequences of such a move would be tragic.

Strasbourg Christmas market attack trial begins

Four men are on trial in connection with the deadly attack, in which five people were killed in 2018.

French Senate backs constitutional right to abortion

Abortion has been legal in France since 1974 but it is now set to be a constitutional "freedom".

Ukraine reports jump in downed Russian planes

Ukraine claims it has been able to down 10 Russian aircraft in as many days in February.

One dead and two missing after Channel rescue

Around 50 migrants were said to be on the small boat when it got into trouble off the French coast.

Grenfell-style cladding fear after Valencia fire

Construction pictures suggest the cladding used on the building may be of a type now banned in the UK.

Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought

As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.

Partner of woman held in Russia calls for her release

Dual US-Russian citizen Ksenia Karelina is accused of treason and raising funds for the Ukrainian army.

Police seize 72 guns from French film star's home

Prosecutors say Alain Delon, known for his tough-guy persona on screen, does not have a gun permit.

French readers enjoy world’s only leap year newspaper

La Bougie du Sapeur only comes out only every four years - so since 1980 only 12 editions have been published.

'I refuse to die': Couple saved from Valencia fire hail dramatic rescue

Sara Jorge and her boyfriend say they were saved by a mixture of luck and a desire to live.

Two years into Russia's invasion, exhausted Ukrainians refuse to give up

Ukrainians may be fatigued by the war, but they still see it as a fight for survival.

'Little Britain': How Russian media mocked UK missile failure

After news of the failed test leaks, Russian media wastes little time in ridiculing the UK.

Kremlin lashes out after Biden aims barb at Putin

Moscow responds to Joe Biden's sweary remarks about the Russian president at a California fundraiser.

'Nobody is scared' - crowds defiant at Navalny's funeral

Risking arrest, large numbers paid tribute to the Putin critic, who died in an Arctic prison.

Terminator 2 theme tune plays at Navalny's burial

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was buried at a cemetery on the outskirts of Moscow

To defeat Putin, stop being boring, says Navalny's widow

Yulia Navalnaya addresses MEPs after the death of her husband, a high-profile critic of Putin.

Fire truck drives through raging Texas wildfire

Flames tower above the road as thick smoke rises, in footage filmed by a local fire department.

Watch: Inside the famous Sistine Chapel after crowds leave

At night a team of experts monitors and looks after Michelangelo's frescos.

Brussels: Farmers protest leaves streets in chaos

Europe correspondent Nick Beake on the scene as farmers take to the streets in protest.

Farmers' anger erupts at trade show in Paris

Clashes erupt between security forces and farmers protesting at the presence of President Macron.

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Killer whale vs shark: Solo orca eats great white

A killer whale is captured on camera hunting and "eviscerating" a great white shark in less than two minutes.

England and Wales had warmest February on record

Met Office weather data also shows that this winter was less frosty than normal.

Mystery sea creature discovered in UK waters 

Scientists say sea slugs could be migrating north into cooler waters because of climate change.

Moon lander pictured on its side with snapped leg

The Odysseus robot broke a leg on touchdown but continued to stream data back to Earth

Supermarket chickens found burnt by own excrement

A BBC investigation finds about one third of chickens sold in some UK supermarkets have "hock burn".

UK power station still burning rare forest wood

Owner Drax, which received £6bn in subsidies, continues to burn timber from Canadian trees - BBC finds.

Catalonia's farmers demand more help over drought

As Spain continues to be blighted by a lack of rain, farmers want more government assistance.

Bangladesh bans adopting elephants from the wild

Animal rights groups declared the move a "landmark order" that would protect against exploitation.

Frozen antimatter may reveal origins of Universe

Positronium has the potential to revolutionise physics but the elusive substance had been too hot to handle.

Whale song mystery solved by scientists

Scientists deduce how whales sing under the sea, and why they can be drowned out by noisy ships.

UK quits treaty that lets oil firms sue government

The ECT allowed fossil-fuel companies to sue governments for billions in compensation for lost profits.

Why firms are racing to produce green ammonia

Ammonia is essential for fertiliser production but producing it is carbon intensive.

Odysseus Moon lander 'tipped over on touchdown'

The history-making robot likely caught its foot on contact with the lunar surface and fell sideways.

'Ice bumps' reveal history of Antarctic melting

Satellites reveal a 50-year record of climate change by tracing the lumpiness in ice surfaces.

Japan Moon lander survives lunar night

Space agency Jaxa said the craft re-established communication after the equivalent of two Earth weeks without Sun.

Astronomers crack 37-year cosmic 'murder mystery'

Scientists say they have discovered what lies at the heart of the cosmos's most famous explosion.

Brightest and hungriest black hole ever detected

Astronomers report an object that shines with a brightness equivalent to 500 trillion suns.