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Hospital targets missed en masse as performance slumps

Doctors express concern as BBC analysis shows growing waits in A&E, cancer care and for operations. Source: BBC

U.K. intelligence chief says terror threat is worst of his career

MI5 Director General Andrew Parker said his agency is upgrading its capability but cannot realistically prevent all terror attacks

Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress ‘felt powerless’

Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said. Source: BBC

Study reshapes understanding of climate change’s impact on early societies

A new study linking paleoclimatology -- the reconstruction of past global climates -- with historical analysis shows a link between environmental stress and its impact on the economy, political stability, and war-fighting capacity of ancient Egypt.

Assessment shows metagenomics software has much room for improvement

A recent critical assessment of software tools represents a key step toward taming the 'Wild West' nature of the burgeoning field of metagenomics.

Scientists determine source of world’s largest mud eruption

More than 11 years after the Lusi mud volcano first erupted on the Indonesian island of Java, researchers may have figured out why the mudflows haven't stopped: deep underground, Lusi is connected to a nearby volcanic system.

UK inflation at highest since April 2012

UK inflation hit 3% last month for the first time since April 2012 - up from 2.9% in August, the ONS reports Source: BBC

Hurricane Ophelia: UK faces more storm disruption

The storm hits Scotland, as schools stay shut and hundreds of thousands are without power in Ireland. Source: BBC

Brexit talks must speed up, Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker say

Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker have a "friendly" dinner - but there's no sign of a breakthrough. Source: BBC

Taliban claim deadly trio of attacks on Afghan police

Militants launch seemingly coordinated suicide bomb, gun attacks on police compounds in 3 separate areas

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Brexit: May offers more assurances to EU nationals

Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK. Source: BBC

“Cada día me aseguraban que me iban a matar. Y me decían cómo”: el...

Maxim Lapunov dice que pasó 12 días en una celda, golpeado, amenazado y humillado por la policía. Este es el primer testimonio de víctimas de una persecución a hombres homosexuales que reportan grupos de activistas en la república del Cáucaso. Fuente: bbcmundo.com

Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of ‘house by house’ killings

Refugees continue to pour into Bangladesh, adding to the world's fastest-growing humanitarian crisis. Source: BBC