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Neo-Nazi jailed for racial attack

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A neo-Nazi is jailed for five years for a racially motivated attack on an Asian man on the day of Fusilier Lee Rigby's funeral.

Russian jets 'disrupted UK aviation'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Russian military planes near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the UK Foreign Office says.

MPs' anger at Iraq Inquiry delays

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MPs express their frustration at the time being taken to publish of the official inquiry into the Iraq War during a debate in the House of Commons.

Police death inquiry data lost by MoJ

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Discs containing information from three of the UK's most sensitive inquiries have gone missing after being put in the post.

Snow brings disruption to travellers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.

Snow continues to cause disruption

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snow showers are continuing to affect the road network across Northern Ireland on Thursday and there is also the risk of ice on roads.

Bedtime 'has huge impact on sport'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our internal body clock has such a dramatic impact on sporting ability that it could alter the chances of Olympic gold.

School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.

Murder 'may be linked to flat row'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A man who was found stabbed to death in Belfast may have been involved in a row in a nearby flat that spilled out onto the street, police say.

Costa to contest 'stamp' charge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Farewell to Dippy!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Your photos and stories of London's departing dinosaur

VIDEO: Crossrail breaks through under City

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crossrail workers have made their latest breakthrough by tunnelling under the City of London.

PM ludicrous over TV debates - Clegg

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg criticises David Cameron's "ludicrous" tactics over the proposed televised election debates.

Murray defends fiancee's outburst

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.

Ministers and marginals

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New funds for your town - but is visiting minister after your vote?

Wings for first female Lynx pilot

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The first woman to become a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter pilot is awarded her wings by Prince Andrew, in his first public appearance in the UK since allegations arose about his private life.

Sky to launch mobile phone service

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

Jail term increase for hammer attack

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A man who beat three sisters with a hammer as they slept at a London hotel has his jail sentence increased at the Court of Appeal.

In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wintry images of UK's most widespread snow so far in 2015

VIDEO: Are there too many women in prison?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A pioneering new scheme which aims to offer women an alternative punishment to going to jail is to be extended in England.

Miliband 'not focusing' on SNP deal

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is concentrating on winning a majority at the general election and not focusing on doing a deal with the SNP.

Armed police communication 'lacking'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Police Scotland is criticised for the way it brought in its controversial policy allowing some armed officers to carry out routine duties.

Colour-coded school ratings revealed

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.

MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.

Burglars 'enjoyed' lecturer attack

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A gang of burglars seemed to enjoy punching a university professor as they raided his south London home, a court hears.

Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the British Geological Survey confirms.

VIDEO: Heavy snow disrupts parts of UK

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.

VIDEO: Museum's famous dinosaur on the move

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Natural History Museum's long-time entrance hall exhibit of a Diplodocus dinosaur will be replaced by a giant blue whale skeleton.

More snow forecast after disruption

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wintry weather causes hazardous conditions across many Scottish roads and leads to more than 100 school closures, with more snow on the way.

VIDEO: Off-switch for fracking in the UK?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hold-ups in Westminster, Scotland and Lancashire deal a blow to plans government plans for a shale gas revolution.

Serious jail assaults at decade high

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The number of serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reach their highest level for at least a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.

McLaren-Honda unveil 2015 challenger

Thursday, January 29, 2015

McLaren unveil their 2015 car to herald the start of the team's new partnership with engine supplier Honda.

VIDEO: Farage 'no better' for Dry January

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Nigel Farage says he does not feel any better for taking part in Dry January, abstaining from alcohol for a month.

Teacher killer loses sentence appeal

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Will Cornick, who murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire, loses his appeal against his 20-year minimum jail sentence.

Murray in fourth Aussie Open final

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Andy Murray comes storming back after a poor start to beat Tomas Berdych and reach his fourth Australian Open final.

MPs 'plotted to knock over cameraman'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A film-maker says MPs plotted to knock over a BBC cameraman in the House of Commons - in the hope of stopping his new documentary on Westminster life.

VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.

Easterbrook's new McJob

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's

BBC, ITN and Sky reject DUP debates

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The BBC, Sky and ITN have confirmed that they will not be inviting the DUP to take part in the main televised debates ahead of the general election.

Too many women in jail says minister

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The number of women being sent to prison should be halved, says Justice Minister Simon Hughes.

Fortitude: TV's most expensive experiment?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fortitude is Sky's most expensive drama but will it match the hype?

VIDEO: Chilcot 'did not really explain' delay

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Sir John Chilcot has yet to explain reasons for the delay to his inquiry says ex-Home Office minister Norman Baker.

Police get new guidance on rape laws

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Advice to police in England and Wales clarifying the circumstances in which a person can consent to sex has been given by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Mum told to clear daughter's grave

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A grieving mother starts a petition after she is told to remove all the decorations from the grave of her daughter.

Eight-year-old boy died of scurvy

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An eight-year-old boy from Pembrokeshire died of scurvy, a coroner says.

Che Adams: Who is Blades' double scorer?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Who is Che Adams, the teen rookie who gave Spurs a scare?

New rules for rape cases - papers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New rules for rape cases feature on front pages

Rae Morris: The pop star who wanted to be a waitress

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Meet Rae Morris, the pop star who wanted to be a waitress

Will the UK's gas holders be missed?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Will the UK's iconic gas holders be missed?

Lasers reveal clues to lost treasure

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Seeking clues to King John's lost treasure

VIDEO: Clues to King John's lost treasure

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Laser technology is providing fresh clues about the mysterious disappearance of King John's lost treasure and where it could be hidden.

NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.

Future of News: News v Noise

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A vision of how we might get our news in the future, from the BBC's director of news James Harding.

What does your fridge reveal about you?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

What the contents of your fridge say about you

‘We nearly dropped Churchill’s coffin’

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On 30 January 1965, millions of people watched the funeral of Winston Churchill, but what was it like for the soldiers who carried his coffin?

The twins of Auschwitz

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, survivors of experiments on twins recall their treatment at the hands of SS doctor Josef Mengele.

Care in the UK: The costs you face

Monday, January 26, 2015

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Russian jets 'disrupted UK aviation'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Russian military planes near UK airspace caused "disruption to civil aviation" on Wednesday, the UK Foreign Office says.

Snow brings disruption to travellers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.

Deadly blast hits Mexico hospital

Thursday, January 29, 2015

At least seven people, including four babies, are killed and many wounded in a gas tank explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.

School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.

Costa to contest 'stamp' charge

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chelsea's Diego Costa will contest the violent conduct charge he faces over an alleged stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Hezbollah 'wants no Israel conflict'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Israel says it has received a message from Lebanese militant group Hezbollah indicating it opposes military escalation after lethal clashes.

Funeral held for Argentina's Nisman

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The funeral of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead in his home on 18 January, is held in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires.

Ivorian pledge to hunt child killers

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Police in Ivory Coast set up a special unit to investigate a series of suspected ritual killings of children and to patrol areas near schools.

VIDEO: Hezbollah 'attack site' identified

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Orla Guerin reports from a vantage point overlooking the disputed territory of the Shebaa farms, where three people were killed on Wednesday.

Italian PM wants judge for president

Thursday, January 29, 2015

As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.

VIDEO: Mexico gas blast: Aerial video

Thursday, January 29, 2015

At least seven people, including four children, have been killed in a gas explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.

Jordan seeks proof pilot is alive

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive as his family say they have reason to believe he is still safe.

Murray defends fiancee's outburst

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.

Bulgaria extradites terror suspect

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A French man connected to the gunmen behind the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine is extradited from Bulgaria to France.

VIDEO: Protesters surround Nisman cortege

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Protesters hold angry demonstrations outside the cemetery where Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman is laid to rest, as Wyre Davies reports.

Sky to launch mobile phone service

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.

Chad 'forces Boko Haram from town'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.

Port spat puts squeeze on US islands

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.

Alibaba's sales figures miss targets

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets

Guinea through in drawing of lots

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.

EU debates fresh Russia sanctions

Thursday, January 29, 2015

EU ministers meet to discuss further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine, with the new Greek government's position unclear.

VIDEO: Is the world really getting nastier?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

As Human Rights Watch describes a litany of rights abuses in its latest annual report, BBC News asks if the world really is becoming a nastier place.

Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.

MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.

Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.

Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.

Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral

Thursday, January 29, 2015

At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.

VIDEO: Ukraine town targeted by rebels

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Government troops in the town of Debaltseve in eastern Ukraine have been almost fully encircled by pro-Russian soldiers.

Greece to hear 'straight talking' EU

Thursday, January 29, 2015

European Parliament head Martin Schulz say he will use "straight talking" in his first meeting with Greece's new left-wing government.

'Takeoff fault' caused Greek crash

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Greek fighter jet that crashed in Spain on Monday, killing 11, had suffered a technical fault during takeoff, the French military says.

AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.

Fugitive treasure hunter in court

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tommy Thompson appears in court after two years on the run, accused of cheating investors out of proceeds from a 19th century shipwreck haul.

Taylor Swift trademarks 'sick beat'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Pop star Taylor Swift trademarks a number of phrases, including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", it is revealed.

Man killed on Scorsese film set

Thursday, January 29, 2015

One man is killed and two others are injured on the set of Martin Scorsese's latest film set in Taiwan.

Panama to probe ex-leader Martinelli

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Panama's Supreme Court says it will investigate former President Ricardo Martinelli over allegations of corruption during his time in office.

Thorn Birds author McCullough dies

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000

Crowds flock to remember Turkish singer

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Turkish singer who kept his trousers backstage

VIDEO: Japan analyses new IS recording

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Japanese government is analysing a new message which apparently features the voice of the man being held hostage by Islamic State.

VIDEO: Will this general be Libya's new leader?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The BBC has gained a rare interview with the man at the centre of that battle, General Khalifa Haftar.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Scientists at the Institut Pasteur in France who are tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated.

Mixing religion and politics in Nigeria

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A town illustrating Nigeria's religious and political divide

Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

Thursday, January 29, 2015

An uncertain future for Saudi Arabia after King Abdullah

Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Political vacuum leaves Afghan businesses feeling blocked

Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Could Syriza's triumph produce Europe-wide political change?

App links sighted helpers with blind people

Thursday, January 29, 2015

New app gives blind people help to see

How Russia outfoxes its enemies

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The art of 'maskirovka' - how Russia keeps enemies guessing

China's super-rich communist Buddhists

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Is China bringing Tibetan Buddhism in from the cold?

US Supreme Court blocks executions

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.

Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.

VIDEO: #BBCtrending: Preacher v Selfies

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Islamist preacher's selfie tirade prompts backlash

Seattle star repeats himself again

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch answered every reporters' question on Wednesday with, "You know why I'm here".

Skull clue to exodus from Africa

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

An ancient skull discovered in Israel could shed light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa some 60,000 years ago.

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