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Workshops target forced marriage

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The workshops helping women at risk

Labour objects to Hatton application

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Labour's general secretary objects to a bid by former firebrand councillor Derek Hatton to rejoin the party.

Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.

MSPs to back plan to cut voting age

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Holyrood is expected to back plans to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections.

MPs set to debate Trident safety

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde is set to be debated in the House of Commons.

'Rethink needed' over jailing women

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The justice secretary says he wants a radical shake-up in the way women are punished for crimes.

Scotland Bill due to be published

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Legislation giving more power to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster.

Cameron on trip to lobby EU leaders

Thursday, May 28, 2015

David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons.

Hashtag is 'children's word of year'

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.

Why is 30 hours a week important?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?

VIDEO: The options for £12bn welfare cuts

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Conservatives say they will freeze working-age benefits, including child benefit, for two years, but have still not spelt out what else will be targeted.

Uefa wants Fifa election postponed

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fifa faces growing pressure to postpone its presidential election and Uefa says Friday's meeting risks becoming "a farce".

Why Fifa scandal is sport's biggest

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BBC Sport's Matt Slater examines what sets the Fifa fiasco apart from the litany of previous sporting scandals.

England's Hartley gets four-week ban

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

England hooker Dylan Hartley is given a four-week ban for headbutting and is unavailable for the first game of the World Cup.

Man hurt as home collapses on cars

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A man is injured when part of a house collapses on to several cars in the West Midlands.

VIDEO: UKIP MP confronted by protesters

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The UKIP MP Douglas Carswell has been confronted in the street by anti-austerity protesters near Westminster.

Ex-CEO donates shares over gas deaths

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The former boss of Thomas Cook is to donate part of her share payout to a charity chosen by the parents of two children who died while on holiday in Corfu.

Queen's Speech promises new powers

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Plans to offer wide-ranging new powers to Wales are announced in the Queen's Speech.

Police 'failed' in indecency inquiry

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two police officers have been disciplined for failures in an indecency case in which a man exposed himself to three children in Belfast.

Officer explains reporter tip-off

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An-ex prison officer at HMP Belmarsh tipped off a journalist about a chaplain having relationships with inmates because he believed it was being "swept under the carpet", a court hears.

MSPs reject Assisted Suicide Bill

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MSPs reject the Assisted Suicide Scotland Bill by 82 votes to 36 following a debate at Holyrood.

Man, 71, missing on Isle of Wight

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A pensioner from south Wales is at the centre of a police hunt after vanishing during a coach holiday to the Isle of Wight.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

The government's data law - an attack on encryption?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Another long battle likely over communications data

VIDEO: Bercow tells SNP MPs not to clap

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Speaker of the House John Bercow reminds Scottish National Party MPs to respect the traditions and conventions of the chamber, and refrain from clapping.

VIDEO: Lineker calls for Fifa 'boycott'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker says major football federations should boycott Fifa in the wake of fresh allegations of bribery at football's governing body.

VIDEO: MP jokes at Speaker Bercow's expense

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Former Tory minister Simon Burns jokes about "dastardly rumours" that he and Speaker John Bercow do not get on, in a laughter-filled speech to the Commons.

Boy, eight, dies playing in cemetery

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An eight-year-old boy dies and two 10-year-olds are injured in a "tragic accident" involving a falling headstone at a cemetery in Glasgow.

Lawrence evidence probe widens

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

An investigation into evidence given to the Stephen Lawrence murder inquiry by a former Met Police chief widens to include other senior officers.

Trader kept Libor 'artificially high'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The trader at the centre of the Libor rate-rigging trial tried to influence other banks to manipulate the key benchmark rate, a court hears.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

Man jailed for trying to join IS

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria is jailed for six years.

Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Are erasers in school 'an instrument of the devil'?

New powers to monitor internet use

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New laws to give police and spies greater powers to monitor internet use are in the Queen's Speech - but campaigners say it is the return of the "snooper's charter".

What's in a referendum question?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Are people more likely to vote Yes in the EU referendum?

Queen's Speech: Bill-by-bill

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.

Westminster 'may take welfare power'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The secretary of state says she cannot rule out Westminster legislating on welfare matters in Northern Ireland.

Shaker Aamer 'released within weeks'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, could be released "within weeks" his lawyer tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's Speech

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.

Memorial for 1975 coach crash dead

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Remembering one of the UK's worst coach crashes

VIDEO: Vicar who contracted HIV after attack

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Reverend Hayley Young who contracted HIV through a non-sexual attack speaks to the Victoria Derbyshire programme.

VIDEO: World War One & the FA Cup final

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

World War One was raging across the Channel as Sheffield United took on Chelsea at Old Trafford in the 1915 FA Cup final.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.

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Malaysian police probed over graves

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Malaysia is investigating 12 policemen suspected of involvement in human-trafficking camps found in the remote north of the country.

VIDEO: South Sudan faces food shortage

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The UN warns that more people are at risk of hunger in South Sudan than at any time since it became independent four years ago.

US military shipped anthrax to labs

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The US military accidentally sent live anthrax samples to labs across the country and a US military base in South Korea, the Pentagon says.

Fifa arrests spark sponsor concerns

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Major sponsors express "serious concerns" after the US accuses Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering.

Yahoo to face class action lawsuit

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Yahoo will face a US class action lawsuit for allegedly accessing the content of emails sent to its mail users from non-Yahoo Mail accounts.

Pussy Galore back in new Bond novel

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Pussy Galore is to be reunited with James Bond in an official new 007 novel by Anthony Horowitz.

Earliest evidence of human violence

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.

'New species' of ancient human found

Thursday, May 28, 2015

A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.

Iranian state turns matchmaker

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Can a state-run dating site reduce young divorce in Iran?

Nebraska abolishes death penalty

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The US state of Nebraska has abolished the death penalty after a veto-override was passed through its legislature.

New York City's ugly saviour

Thursday, May 28, 2015

How demolishing Penn Station saved the rest of New York

Who killed Alberto Nisman?

Thursday, May 28, 2015

In search of the truth about the death of a top prosecutor

Scotland Bill due to be published

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Legislation giving more power to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster.

Pakistan rocked by 'fake degree' scandal

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Why a "fake diploma" scandal is shaking Pakistan

Cameron on trip to lobby EU leaders

Thursday, May 28, 2015

David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons.

VIDEO: Ukraine police try to shake off past

Thursday, May 28, 2015

David Stern visited the police academy in Ukraine where new police officers are being trained as part of a major programme of reforms to the service.

Competition fever hits Brazil's bars

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The serious business of serving bar snacks in Brazil

France honours Resistance heroes

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

France honours four members of the French Resistance against the Nazis with a ceremony at the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.

VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.

Uefa wants Fifa election postponed

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Fifa faces growing pressure to postpone its presidential election and Uefa says Friday's meeting risks becoming "a farce".

VIDEO: Greek island sees migrant surge

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The authorities in the Greek island of Kos say they have rescued 1,200 migrants in the past two days.

Santorum joins race for US president

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who came second in the 2012 Republican primaries for president, launched a second campaign for the White House.

Twelve missing, 19 dead in US storms

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A large part of the southern US continues to recover from deadly floods brought on by powerful weekend storms.

Nasdaq index closes at a record

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.

Fifa officials 'corrupted football'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

US prosecutors accuse Fifa officials of racketeering, fraud and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars over a 24-year period.

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk 2-3 Sevilla

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sevilla become the first side to win the Europa League on four occasions by securing a thrilling win over Dnipro.

VIDEO: Texas dam reaches dangerous levels

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Flood waters flow over a dam southwest of Dallas as a large part of the southern US continued to reel from floods brought on by powerful storms.

US fraternity banned for three years

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A US fraternity is banned from operating for three years after Penn State University officials accused the chapter of hazing, drug use and harassment by its members.

What Australia isn't telling refugees

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What Australia isn't telling its unwanted refugees

VIDEO: Warner dismisses Fifa allegations

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jack Warner, a former Fifa vice-president, is accused of soliciting $10m in bribes from South Africa's government over the hosting of the 2010 World Cup.

CBS 'probably' in Apple TV deal

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The chief executive of CBS says the US TV network will 'probably' sign a deal with Apple TV.

S Lanka drops cricket officials

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sri Lanka's cricket body says officials accused of harassing female players have been removed but that there are "no grounds" for criminal proceedings.

Colombia Farc negotiator 'killed'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colombia's largest rebel group says one of its peace negotiators, Jairo Martinez, was among 27 people killed in a bombing raid last week.

Kenya payout over birth control

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

A Kenyan court orders a private hospital to pay $48,000 (£31,000) to a woman who became pregnant despite having a contraceptive implant.

Lucic-Baroni stuns third seed Halep

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Third seed and 2014 runner-up Simona Halep is knocked out of the French Open by world number 70 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.

Dozens killed in Sanaa air strike

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Saudi-led coalition warplanes have bombed a special forces camp in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, killing at least 36 people, officials and witnesses say.

Mans Zelmerlow climbs UK chart

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Swedish Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow soars to number five in the mid-week music chart with his upbeat song Heroes.

VIDEO: Delhi's women suffer under heatwave

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The BBC's Zubair Ahmed reports from a village near Delhi where women are working all day under the blazing sun to earn just four dollars a day in order to feed their children.

EU states 'must take 40,000 migrants'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The European Commission urges EU states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece in the next two years.

No let-up in massive India heatwave

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Heatwave conditions continue to sweep India where more than 1,100 people have died in the past week, officials say.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

Nigeria fires 'cowardly soldiers'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Nigeria's army sacks at least 200 soldiers for cowardice and failure to fight against Boko Haram militants, several soldiers tell the BBC.

IS 'driven from Assyrian villages'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Islamic State fighters have been driven out of Assyrian Christian villages they had seized in north-eastern Syria in February, activists say.

IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.

Jessica Lange returns to Broadway

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Two-time Oscar winning actor Jessica Lange is set to return to New York's Broadway next year in Eugene O'Neill's play Long Day's Journey Into Night.

Hamas accused of Gaza rights abuses

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Hamas committed serious human rights abuses including killings and torture of Palestinian civilians in 2014, Amnesty International says.

Broadway enjoys record season

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New York's theatreland enjoys its best ever season for 2014-2015, breaking box office and attendance records.

VIDEO: Palestinians 'killed, tortured by Hamas'

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Amnesty International has accused the Palestinian group, Hamas, of a brutal campaign of abduction, torture and killings against its own people.

Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.

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