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Video appears to show UK F-35 fighter crash after take-off

Dramatic footage of what appears to be a jet crashing off the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth was posted on Twitter.

Why France is declaring Josephine Baker a national hero

Josephine Baker is the first black woman to be remembered in the resting place of France’s national heroes.

Yemen: The children haunted by 'ghosts' of war

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen meets terrified families running from civil war in Yemen.

Jussie Smollett: Actor hatched 'secret plan' for hate hoax

The actor is accused of staging an attack on himself in 2019 as a publicity stunt, which he denies.

Biden says Omicron lockdowns not needed 'for now'

The president says a new US lockdown can be avoided "if people are vaccinated and wear their masks".

Capitol riot: Michael Jackson imitator clashes with judge...

Investigators say the man wore a "Bad" world tour jacket to the riot and brought a homemade shield.

Jack Dorsey: What's next for Twitter's co-founder?

The last time the tech visionary left Twitter, he set up another company now worth $100bn.

Westpac: Australia bank pays out over charging dead people

Australia's second largest bank Westpac has agreed to pay $81m in penalties and compensate customers.

Barbados becomes a republic and parts ways with the Queen

The Caribbean nation parts ways with the Queen in a ceremony attended by Prince Charles and Rihanna.

Queen of Barbados - but just for one last day

The island nation will remove Queen Elizabeth as head of state and swear in its first Barbadian president.

China: Moment North Korean inmate breaks out of prison

Zhu Xianjian was seen vaulting over an electric fence metres above the ground.

China surveillance of journalists to use 'traffic-light'...

Documents detail how one province is making a facial-recognition system to spot "people of concern".

Virgil Abloh: How he 'helped black people dream in fashion'

Radio 1 Newsbeat has been speaking to people about the legacy Virgil Abloh leaves behind.

The Simpsons: Tiananmen episode not found in Hong Kong

The episode includes jokes about China's censorship of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

Omicron: WHO warns of 'high infection risk' around globe

Omicron could lead to severe consequences in some regions, the World Health Organization has warned.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down as chief executive

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey steps down from leading the company, saying he's "ready to move on".

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