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Travel & transport from BBC stories as at 00:35 17 Oct 2021
* Pigs at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport help to keep skies safe
[0 hours old]: A team of 20 at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport is part of a range of measures being used to reduce bird-strikes.

. New travel rules: What tests do I need and where is on the red list?
[38 hours old]: The number of red-list countries will be cut to just seven.

. Covid: US to lift travel ban for fully jabbed on 8 November
[30 hours old]: Fully vaccinated travellers will be allowed to enter the US for the first time since March 2020.

. Covid-19: Cheaper travel tests to start on 24 October
[50 hours old]: People in England going away for half term will be able to book lateral flow tests, the government says.


and in other news ...

- Sir David Amess: MP murder suspect detained under Terrorism Act
[2 hours old]: The man arrested on suspicion of murdering MP Sir David Amess is Ali Harbi Ali, Whitehall officials confirm to the BBC.

- Sudan: Protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens
[2 hours old]: The protests come as tensions rise between civilian and military rulers.

* Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases
[0 hours old]: Medical science has transformed the pandemic and put rocket boosters on ambitions for new vaccines.

- Alan Hawkshaw: Grange Hill and Countdown composer dies aged 84
[2 hours old]: As well as his TV career, Alan Hawkshaw was in the Shadows and toured with the Rolling Stones.

- Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: British-Iranian aid worker loses court appeal in Iran
[5 hours old]: Her family has told the BBC that they fear she could be returned to jail at any time.

- Soldier dies during Army training exercise
[6 hours old]: The 23-year-old was part of a crew operating an armoured vehicle on the UK's largest training area.

- Covid: Russia's daily deaths pass 1,000 for first time
[9 hours old]: Infections continue to soar as the Kremlin struggles to persuade people to get vaccinated.

- Macron condemns 'unforgivable' 1961 massacre of Algerians in Paris
[2 hours old]: The 1961 Paris massacre was denied or concealed by French governments for decades.

- Former homeless couple can buy Wednesfield home for £1
[10 hours old]: The opportunity comes under a scheme aimed at helping key workers and others on to the property ladder.

- Australian police make record 4m heroin seizure
[8 hours old]: The 450kg-haul was concealed in a shipment of ceramic tiles sent to Melbourne from Malaysia.

- Dormice favoured by Italian mafia seized in drugs raid
[9 hours old]: Italian police search a cannabis farm and seize a stash of 235 frozen dormice - a mafia delicacy.

- Matt Hancock's United Nations role withdrawn
[8 hours old]: His appointment to the UN's economic commission for Africa was announced earlier this week.

- Sir David Amess killing: Ex-police boss Arfon Jones faces backlash for tweet
[10 hours old]: Former PCC Arfon Jones apologises after being slated for comments following Sir David Amess' death.

- Sir David Amess stabbing: What we know so far
[2 hours old]: What happened, what we know about the suspect, who the MP was, and what witnesses saw.

- Sir David Amess killing casts shadow over Leigh-on-Sea constituency
[10 hours old]: Constituents in Leigh-on-Sea mourn Sir David Amess as they try to make sense of what happened.

- Sir David Amess killing: Should MPs still be able to meet the public?
[10 hours old]: The home secretary is reviewing MPs' security but says they must remain accessible to voters.

- Sir David Amess: Boris Johnson leads tributes to much-loved MP
[11 hours old]: Friends and colleagues remember Essex MP David Amess's "wonderful smile" and "photographic memory".

* The Papers: 'Terror will not win' and MP murder suspect named
[0 hours old]: Sunday's front pages are dominated by reaction to the killing of Conservative MP Sir David Amess.

* Baby Loss Awareness Week: Two families’ stories
[0 hours old]: Steve and Laura Hughes open up about the pain of losing their son Jesse, who died in pregnancy.

- Breast cancer: 'Both my husband and I survived the disease'
[2 hours old]: Pat and Mark James both survived breast cancer, and want to warn "macho" men they could get it too.

- Squid Game: The rise of Korean drama addiction
[13 hours old]: Finished Squid Game? Here's a quick lowdown on other K-dramas for new converts.

* Joy Crookes, her cats, and an album of soulful wisdom
[0 hours old]: The Brit Award-nominee discusses the making of her soul-searching debut album, Skin.

* Apparently, it's the next big thing. What is the metaverse?
[0 hours old]: What does it mean, and what have Facebook and Fortnite got to do with it?

* How a massacre of Algerians in Paris was covered up
[0 hours old]: French police killed up to 300 people in 1961, throwing some of them into the River Seine to drown them.

- Sir David Amess killing: Security for politicians is a global dilemma
[4 hours old]: Why the need to be a people's representative and the need for personal safety are in constant conflict.

- New database launched to counter extremism
[12 hours old]: The Extremist Monitoring Analysis Network aims to "combat hate speech and extremist ideologies".

* Britain's Norrie reaches Indian Wells final with win over Dimitrov
[0 hours old]: Britain's Cameron Norrie reaches his first Masters 1,000 final at Indian Wells as he beats Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.

- Marshall stops Muzeya in emphatic victory to defend world title
[2 hours old]: Savannah Marshall stopped Lolita Muzeya in emphatic fashion in Newcastle and remains on track to fight Claressa Shields in a unification bout next year.

- Match-winner Chilwell praises Chelsea resilience as they beat Brentford to regain top spot
[3 hours old]: Chelsea return to the top of the Premier League as Ben Chilwell's strike clinches victory against west London neighbours Brentford.

- Watch: 'I've never seen anything like that' - keeper sent off for lashing out at team-mate
[4 hours old]: Glentoran goalkeeper Aaron McCarey is shown a red card for lashing out at his own team-mate Bobby Burns after conceding a goal

- Sealiway wins Champion Stakes as Murphy retains jockeys' title
[7 hours old]: Mickael Barzalona wins the Champion Stakes on 12-1 Sealiway as Oisin Murphy claims his third straight jockeys' championship crown at Ascot.

- Covid-19 in the UK: How many coronavirus cases are there in my area?
[8 hours old]: Explore the data on coronavirus in the UK and find out how many cases there are in your area.


and in other older news ...

. Afghanistan: US offers to pay relatives of Kabul drone attack victims
[19 hours old]: Ten people were mistakenly killed by the US military in a drone strike on the Afghan capital.

. Sir David Amess: How a tragic day unfolded
[16 hours old]: How constituents and authorities reacted to the tragic killing of Sir David Amess.

. Sir David Amess: Fun, friendly and always outspoken
[29 hours old]: The Tory MP was a backbencher of the old school who fought for the causes he cared about.

. Sir David Amess: Political world pays tribute to much-loved MP
[25 hours old]: Sir David Amess has been described as "one of the kindest, most gentle people in politics".

. 'David Amess was my best friend': Essex town in grief
[28 hours old]: Residents choke back tears on the streets of Leigh-on Sea as they remember their compassionate MP.

. Sir David Amess: 'We're utterly shocked and appalled', says parish priest
[31 hours old]: Leigh-on-Sea Parish Priest Kevin Hale reacts to the fatal stabbing of Sir David Amess MP.

. Sir David Amess: Former Tory leader wants face to face meetings to continue
[31 hours old]: The former Tory leader says he doesn't want to change how MPs see constituents, despite the stabbing of Sir David Amess.

. Ros Atkins on… China-Taiwan tensions
[24 hours old]: Ros Atkins examines why tensions between China and Taiwan have increased over recent weeks.

. Life at 50C: Fleeing Sahara's shifting sands
[24 hours old]: Rising temperatures and desertification are forcing many Mauritanians to leave their ancestral homes.

. Meghan Markle's donation a 'lifesaver' for community kitchen users
[24 hours old]: Money donated by the Duchess of Sussex has been spent on feeding Nottingham's most vulnerable.

. Cardigan Bay dolphins may have high-pitch Welsh accent
[16 hours old]: The dolphins have been recorded making ultra-high pitch whistles off Cardigan Bay.

. Cardiac arrest survivor urges people to learn CPR
[21 hours old]: A cardiac arrest survivor tells of his battle to live - and why learning CPR is so important.

. 'One of the kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics'
[31 hours old]: Boris Johnson said Sir David Amess was one of the "kindest, nicest, most gentle people in politics".

. Channel smugglers step up risks to outfox France and UK
[22 hours old]: The number of migrants crossing has doubled in a year, so why is it proving so hard to stop their smugglers?

. Adele Easy On Me: 'There's still a stigma about getting divorced when young'
[32 hours old]: For people who've been affected by divorce, Easy On Me is more than just another Adele ballad.

. Shipping disruption: Why are so many queuing to get to the US?
[22 hours old]: A surge in demand for toys and sports equipment has contributed to logjams at US ports.

. Why giant turbines are pushing the limits of possibility
[48 hours old]: Huge wind turbines are pushing the limits of what ports and installation vessels can handle.

. Christchurch: New Zealand city parts ways with its wizard
[37 hours old]: Christchurch was the only city in the world with its own official wizard.

. Produce Pandas: The plus-size musicians making waves in China
[48 hours old]: As stars are criticised for being image-obsessed, more relatable celebrities have become popular.

. Covid: When will I get a booster jab?
[82 hours old]: More than two million people in England have had a third booster dose of Covid vaccine.

. Super cold: Is 'the worst cold ever' going around?
[39 hours old]: As more of us mix and the weather gets colder, the common cold is back - and it's flooring people.

. Covid: What's the 'Winter Plan' and what are the rules across the UK?
[62 hours old]: The Westminster and Cardiff governments have set out their plans to deal with Covid this winter.

. Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far?
[31 hours old]: The progress made in vaccinating the country's population, as more than 49 million people have received at least one dose.

. Covid: What are the social distancing rules across the UK?
[441 hours old]: Social distancing rules are changing across the UK.

. Can I get a free flu jab?
[204 hours old]: Health officials are urging millions of people to get a free flu vaccination before winter.

. Covid: How do I get a lateral flow or PCR test?
[58 hours old]: Lateral flow tests are more accurate than first thought, according to new research.

. Ivermectin: How false science created a Covid 'miracle' drug
[240 hours old]: Thousands worldwide have taken ivermectin to fight Covid. But what's the evidence?

. What are the rules and guidance for face masks and coverings?
[82 hours old]: Face coverings could become a legal requirement in England again if the NHS struggles this winter.

. Black scientists say UK research is institutionally racist
[121 hours old]: Senior black scientists tell the BBC they believe UK science to be "institutionally racist".

. Drugs, arms, and terror: A high-profile defector on Kim's North Korea
[144 hours old]: A former colonel describes a leadership making cash by any means, from drug factories to illegal arms deals.

. 'How I escaped a hidden world of gangs and exploitation'
[367 hours old]: Aliyah's smile conceals a lifetime of abuse - and experts warn her experience is all too common among a forgotten group of girls.

. One of the darkest moments in Brazilian football - and the divide that still runs deep
[288 hours old]: A home Copa America in 1989 became a flashpoint in north-eastern Brazil's persistent struggles with prejudice and poverty.

. The flood that drowned American dreams
[287 hours old]: Immigrant deaths in New York's floods lay bare the 'climate apartheid' wrought by extreme weather.

. Business insolvencies rise as government aid wanes
[26 hours old]: The number of firms going bust in September was at its highest since March 2020.

. Pump prices for petrol and diesel are near a record high
[29 hours old]: Average petrol prices are just 2p off their record high from April 2012, says the RAC.

. Virgin Galactic delays first commercial space flight
[28 hours old]: Shares in the firm dive 20% as it delays first tourist flight to make upgrades.

. US heating bills set to surge as energy costs jump
[31 hours old]: Bills could rise by as much as 54% this winter, the US Energy Information Administration says.

. Lorry driver shortage: Government to lift rules on foreign haulier deliveries
[38 hours old]: Ministers want to lift the limit on how many deliveries overseas lorry drivers can make in the UK.

. Former Boeing 737 Max pilot charged with fraud
[32 hours old]: The pilot is charged with deceiving federal regulators evaluating 737 Max jets prior to approval.

. French finance minister: Brexit made UK supply chain crisis worse
[43 hours old]: France's finance minister also told the BBC that Europe will be one the world's key economic powers.

. Shoppers start to use new £100 contactless payment limit
[38 hours old]: But retailers say it could take months to update terminals so people can spend up to £100 without a Pin.

. Shortage problem: What's the UK running low on and why?
[41 hours old]: Shortages are one thing we don't seem to be running out of in the UK right now.

. Overseas abattoir workers to get temporary visas
[52 hours old]: The government is to allow butchers into the UK on temporary visas after warnings of mass culls.

. 100,000 workers take action as 'Striketober' hits the US
[51 hours old]: Staff at tractor maker John Deere walked out on Thursday, with other sectors to follow soon.

. Microsoft shutting down LinkedIn in China
[51 hours old]: The company will offer a jobs-only site with no social-media elements, instead.

. Daligas: Another energy supplier folds over soaring prices
[56 hours old]: Regulator says it will find a new supplier for customers of Daligas, the third energy provider to fold this week.

. Sunak: Ministers doing all we can to fix supplies for shops
[67 hours old]: The chancellor says shoppers "should be reassured" the government is working to fix port delays.

. Bitcoin: Bank deputy calls for urgent crypto regulation
[59 hours old]: The Bank of England's Sir Jon Cunliffe raises concerns about the financial stability risk of cryptocurrencies.

. Can African tech giant Jumia deliver on its promise?
[47 hours old]: Can Africa-focussed tech giant Jumia deliver on its promises to a new generation of consumers?

. Fashionable farming - the people growing their own clothes
[71 hours old]: A team of people in the north of England are now making clothes, from seeds to finished garments.

. CEO Secrets: 'No need to convince the haters you're worthy'
[96 hours old]: Michele Roberts, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, shares her CEO Secrets.

. Why does the internet keep breaking?
[120 hours old]: Outages of Facebook and its family of apps now lead to significant disruption for firms worldwide

. Smart headbands claim to make people calmer. Do they work?
[144 hours old]: Devices that measure brainwaves are increasingly being used by athletes to improve their performance.

. Why are energy prices soaring?
[194 hours old]: The perfect storm of long and short-term factors driving the energy crunch.


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