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Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Christian Benteke's late penalty hands Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with a win over West Brom.

Minister questions benefit sanctions

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Conservative minister Nick Boles says there is an "inhuman inflexibility" to the way some welfare sanctions are applied.

Gambaccini 'was victim of witch-hunt'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Broadcaster Paul Gambaccini backs a 28-day limit on the use of police bail after saying he was the victim of a "witch-hunt".

Scuffle was like children - Bruce

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says his confrontation with Gus Poyet was "grown men acting like a couple of children".

Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, the Kurdish militia says.

Southampton 1-0 Crystal Palace

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sadio Mane ends Southampton's goal drought at home by scoring a late winner against Crystal Palace.

Pair threw man to death over wall

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Two men who hurled a friend to his death after accusing him of sleeping with one of their girlfriends are jailed for manslaughter.

Snack eater stamped pigeon to death

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Shoppers watched in horror as a man stood on the wing of a pigeon before stamping it to death.

Emwazi father 'in state of shock'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The father of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi is in "shock" as he helps officials build a profile of his son, the BBC is told after the first meeting with him.

Man dies after golf lake accident

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A 20-year-old man has died after a vehicle rolled into a lake at the Celtic Manor Resort golf course in Newport, police say.

Detainees at Dungavel for months

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Figures released to BBC Scotland shows dozens of asylum seekers have been held at Dungavel immigration centre in Lanarkshire for months.

AMs vote against banning smacking

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Assembly members vote against a move to ban smacking children in Wales.

Murder charges after man's death

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Two men are charged with murder following the suspicious death of a man at a former pub in Pontypridd.

Body parts found in Becky search

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The family of missing teenager Becky Watts say they are "devastated" as police reveal body parts are discovered at a house in Bristol.

Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.

Second Yarl's Wood worker suspended

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A second member of staff is suspended at Yarl's Wood detention centre following allegations of abuse, Home Office Minister Karen Bradley tells MPs.

Boy's 1981 death to be probed by IPCC

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Allegations of corruption over the Met Police handling of a child's disappearance on the day of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding prompt an investigation.

Phone hacking 'rife' at Mirror papers

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Phone hacking was "rife" at the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People from 1999 to 2006, a court hears.

Corporation tax cut pledge dropped

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Scottish government reveals it is no longer committed to a "blanket" three point drop in corporation tax as part of its economic plan.

Cuts 'mean no money for key repairs'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Department for Regional Development does not have enough money to fund basic services like traffic light repairs, its minister warns.

Unison votes to accept NHS pay deal

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

NHS staff have voted to accept a government pay offer, Unison has announced.

Formal end to NI child heart surgery

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Northern Ireland's health minister has formally accepted proposals for a single, all-Ireland children's heart surgery centre, based in Dublin.

VIDEO: Westminster repairs could cost £3bn

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

MPs and peers might have to leave the Palace of Westminster within 20 years, if repairs and modernisation work are not carried out.

Former Morrisons tax boss jailed

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The former treasurer and head of tax at Morrisons supermarkets is jailed for 12 months after pleading guilty to two counts of insider trading.

'Lethal failures' led to baby deaths

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A "lethal mix" of failures at a Cumbrian hospital led to the unnecessary deaths of 11 babies and one mother, an inquiry rules.

Sex abuse on industrial scale - PM

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.

Mexican president begins UK visit

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Queen welcomes the president of Mexico to the UK at the beginning of a three-day state visit, as protests are held against the country's record on human rights.

Labour backs 'Turing' gay pardon law

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Labour would pass a law, in memory of Alan Turing, to enable pardons for gay men convicted under historical indecency laws, if it wins in May.

VIDEO: Sports diplomacy for prince in China

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Prince William has been practicing his sports diplomacy skills on the second day of his trip to China.

Murder of cyclist, 15, on CCTV

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Police release CCTV footage of the moment a 15-year-old boy was fatally stabbed while he was cycling with friends.

A&E waiting time targets missed

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Scotland's A&E departments treated 87% of people within the Scottish government's target of four hours in January, NHS statistics show.

Woman 'killed over assault claim'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A mother was stabbed to death in the New Forest to stop her making a sex assault allegation, a jury hears.

Where could MPs be re-homed?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Where could MPs go if Parliament is closed for repairs?

Weasel rides on woodpecker's back

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An amateur photographer captures the image of a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker as it flies through the air.

VIDEO: Weasel on bird photo 'extraordinary'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Wildlife expert and BBC presenter Lucy Cooke explains what an extraordinary feat it was to have captured a weasel riding on the back of a green woodpecker.

Time stands still for Swansea clocks

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Time is standing still in Swansea as council-run clocks point to 12 after the retirement of the official responsible for keeping them.

VIDEO: Detained plane spotters 'knew rules'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The relatives of three British men who say they were arrested while plane spotting in Dubai have spoken to BBC Breakfast.

What people see instead of darkness

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

What do you see when you close your eyes?

VIDEO: Emwazi audio recording emerges

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A recording has emerged in which the Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi denied being an extremist and complained about UK security services.

Johnson arrest, abuse law and a paracetamol 'alert'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Johnson arrest, abuse law and a paracetamol 'alert'

Craig films Comic Relief Bond sketch

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Bond star Daniel Craig will appear as 007 in a Comic Relief sketch to air on Red Nose Day, Friday 13 March.

VIDEO: Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins said he is "eternally grateful" to the medical staff who treated him when he collapsed on stage.

VIDEO: WW1 ship given new lease of life

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A century after battering enemy positions in World War One, the only surviving British ship from the Gallipoli campaign, the HMS M33, is being given a new lease of life.

The art of before-and-after pictures

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

VIDEO: Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.

Can the UK afford to defend itself?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Can the UK afford to defend itself, as Nato would like?

Been and Gone: Champion F1 designer and Janis Joplin's guitarist

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Our regular column covering the deaths of significant - but lesser reported - people of the past month.

The spy who came in from al-Qaeda

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Aimen Dean describes his years working in Afghanistan and London as one of the West's most valuable assets in the fight against militant Islam.

Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

In 2012 an Indian student was raped on a bus in Delhi and died of horrific internal injuries. Leslee Udwin spoke to one of the rapists while making a film about the case.

Your favourite punny shop names

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Your favourite punny shop names

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.

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VIDEO: Boris Nemtsov laid to rest

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Thousands of Russians have bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as his funeral took place in the capital Moscow.

Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Christian Benteke's late penalty hands Tim Sherwood his first points as Aston Villa manager with a win over West Brom.

Scuffle was like children - Bruce

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says his confrontation with Gus Poyet was "grown men acting like a couple of children".

Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, the Kurdish militia says.

MH17 families view plane wreckage

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Families of passengers who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine view the wreckage of the plane at a Dutch air base.

Australian duo moved for execution

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Two Australian drug-smugglers are transferred from Bali to another Indonesian island where they are due to be executed by firing squad.

VIDEO: Dramatic volcanic eruption in Chile

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted, spewing ash and lava up to 1,000m (3,300ft) into the air.

NFL pair to donate brains for research

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

New York Giants' Steve Weatherford and former NFL player Sidney Rice want their brains to help research into injuries.

'Racial bias' at Ferguson police

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The US Justice Department has found evidence of racial bias at the Ferguson police department, US media report.

Emwazi father 'in state of shock'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The father of Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi is in "shock" as he helps officials build a profile of his son, the BBC is told after the first meeting with him.

Congress approves security funding

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Congress has passed a security funding bill that will not rollback the president's recent immigration reforms.

England's Broad rejects 'fear' claim

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark despite a poor start to the World Cup.

'Birth tourism' hotels raided in US

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

US agents raid more than a dozen hotels that cater to pregnant foreigners who want their children to be born US citizens.

Netanyahu warns US over Iran deal

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says an Iran nuclear deal could "pave Iran's path to the bomb", in a contentious speech to the US Congress.

Delhi police block gang rapist film

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Police in India secure a court injunction blocking the broadcast of an interview with one of the Delhi gang rapists on death row.

Ukraine raises interest rates to 30%

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ukraine's central bank sharply raises interest rates from 19.5% to 30% in an effort to curb inflation and prop up its beleaguered currency.

Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.

Kenya leader sets fire to tusks

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta sets fire to 15 tonnes of elephant ivory as part of the East African nation's efforts to curb poaching.

Stalin wiped from Soviet Gulag museum

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Soviet prison camp from the Stalin era - the only one fully preserved - no longer exists as a museum dedicated to political prisoners, its director says.

VIDEO: 'Green supercar' unveiled in Geneva

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An "environmentally friendly" supercar with has been unveiled at Geneva's International Motor Show.

Who killed Boris Nemtsov?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Ex-CIA chief in federal charge plea

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

David Petraeus, a former four-star general, reaches a plea deal with the US Justice Department in which he will admit to mishandling classified materials.

'Spocking' not illegal, Canada says

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Bank of Canada announces that tribute pictures of Leonard Nimoy's Spock on bank notes is not against the law.

Paris journalist fined over drone

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An Al Jazeera journalist is fined €1,000 (£725;$1,120) for flying a drone in Paris in the midst of a security alert sparked by unexplained drone sightings.

Ebola nations 'need huge aid plan'

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Liberia's president calls for an aid package for the Ebola-affected countries of West Africa along the lines of the post-WWII Marshall Plan.

Fiat boss wary over tech challenge

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The traditional motor industry would be foolish to ignore moves by Google and Apple into car technology, says Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne.

VIDEO: Grim remains of MH17 shown

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

All 298 people on board MH17 died when the airliner crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July, close to the border with Russia.

How Iran is involved in battle for Tikrit

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

How Iran is playing a key role in Iraq's fight to retake Tikrit

Myanmar students defy police

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hundreds of students protesting against an education bill in Myanmar have defied an order to disperse despite being surrounded by police.

Barclays annual profits fall 21%

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Barclays reports a 21% fall in full-year statutory pre-tax profits, as boss Antony Jenkins is awarded his first bonus as chief executive.

French families fight shipwreck case

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Eleven years after the deaths of five sailors in the mysterious sinking of a French trawler, their families have launched a final appeal in court.

Sex abuse on industrial scale - PM

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.

Russians bid farewell to Nemtsov

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Thousands of Russians bid farewell to murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov during his funeral in the capital Moscow.

Tanzanian vow to end albino killings

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete pledges to end the killings of albinos, which he says has brought shame on the East African nation.

Fierce clashes around Iraq's Tikrit

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Fierce clashes are taking place in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, as soldiers and militiamen attack Islamic State positions, officials say.

India's Maharashtra state bans beef

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Indian president approves a bill which bans the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef in the western state of Maharashtra.

Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.

Clinton under scrutiny over emails

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a personal email account when she was US secretary of state is probed as a possible violation of federal rules.

VIDEO: Tourists flock to Japan's Cat Island

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Tourists from around Japan have been flocking to a tiny fishing community, to see what has been nicknamed Cat Island.

Chile's Villarrica volcano erupts

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Villarrica volcano, one of the most active in South America, erupts in southern Chile, spewing ash and lava into the air.

VIDEO: 3800 couples in mass wedding

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Around 3,800 couples from the Unification Church have taken part in a mass wedding in Gapyeong, South Korea.

'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

Lawrence to play war photographer

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence will play war photographer Lynsey Addario in a film directed by Steven Spielberg and based on Addario's memoir.

There's too much poo on Mount Everest

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Climbers need to dispose of their waste properly, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says.

VIDEO: Why life in Singapore is so expensive

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Singapore is the world's most expensive city, according to an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

Ebola survivor: I have to hide

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A mother’s struggle to rebuild her life after Ebola

VIDEO: The art rescued from Nazi looters

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis

The Sikh boy labelled a 'terrorist' by his classmates

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Sikh boy called a 'terrorist' by his classmates

Signs of strain for European Union

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Our new Europe editor on strains showing inside the EU

The spy who came in from al-Qaeda

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.

VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila.

Under the Dome: The climate film taking China by storm

Monday, March 02, 2015

Chinese climate film inspired by baby's tumour goes viral

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