BBC news for Kent

Breck Bednar murder: Killer posted blogs from jail

The mother of a murdered schoolboy tells an inquiry his killer posted menacing blogs while in jail.

Chatham car park stabbing: Murder accused admits killing

Joshua Stimpson admits the manslaughter of Molly McLaren, but denies her murder.

Bafta-nominated actor in court over Faversham pub 'fake gun' charge

John McEnery, the ex-husband of Stephanie Beacham, is facing a second imitation firearm charge.

Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to 'drain the swamp'

Henry Bolton defies calls to step down as UKIP leader despite a series of resignations.

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US shutdown ends as Congress passes bill

Liberal groups are in uproar that the Democrats' gave support without any concessions on immigration.

Avalanche and volcano hit Japan's Kusatsu ski resort

The avalanche happened at the same time as the volcano in Kusatsu, injuring at least 14 people.

S Korea bans anonymous cryptocurrency trades

The move is aimed at preventing cryptocurrencies being used for crimes such as money laundering

Syria offensive: Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia group

Turkey says the US must end support for the YPG militia, which it is fighting in northern Syria.