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  • Scotland 'should set income tax'
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:00:07 GMT)

    Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends. ... Read


  • Net migration rises to 260,000
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:15:44 GMT)

    The government is set to miss its immigration targets as official figures show net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June. ... Read


  • Afghan attack hits UK embassy car
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:45:34 GMT)

    A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British staff worker reported to be among five people who died. ... Read


  • East Coast rail winner announced
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:54:32 GMT)

    A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009. ... Read


  • Oil price falls ahead of Opec meeting
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:45:40 GMT)

    The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week. ... Read



  • Many elderly 'struggle' at home
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:07:15 GMT)

    Thousands of older people in England are struggling in their own home with little or no help, research suggests. ... Read


  • Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:39:51 GMT)

    The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus. ... Read


  • Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:55:24 GMT)

    More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996. ... Read


  • 'No new grand jury' in Ferguson case
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:21:59 GMT)

    Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged. ... Read


  • BBC: 'More cuts will affect shows'
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:15:31 GMT)

    The BBC says it has saved more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures, but warns further cuts will affect the quality of programmes. ... Read




  • VIDEO: Parrots find home in Caracas
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 03:21:20 GMT)

    Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, is notorious for its crime and pollution, but it also, somewhat strangely for a city, has a thriving population of macaws. ... Read






  • VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:41:24 GMT)

    Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio. ... Read


  • Federal UK and 2m gastric ops - front pages
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:41:18 GMT)

    Plans to devolve powers controlling income tax to Scotland fill the front pages, along with suggestions that more people could have weight loss surgery. ... Read



  • Whatever happened to the Brics?
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:28:11 GMT)

    Great things were predicted for the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - but they haven't totally lived up to the hype, says Andrew Walker. ... Read


  • What Scotland deal would mean for UK
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:48:03 GMT)

    A report saying Scotland should set its own income tax rates will bring demands for change across the UK, says James Landale. ... Read


  • Learning the facts about learning
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:10:47 GMT)

    Government-commissioned research suggests many of the approaches to education we think work, are actually useless or even make matters worse. ... Read



  • VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:21:42 GMT)

    BBC News looks at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its challenges, amid a slump in global crude oil prices. ... Read



  • VIDEO: How Ferguson protests spread
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:23:07 GMT)

    BBC News looks at the aftermath of the decision not to charge a white policeman who killed black teenager Michael Brown. ... Read


  • Brits voters give tips for 2015
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:47:14 GMT)

    New acts George The poet, James Bay and Years and Years are being tipped for success in 2015 after being shortlisted for the Brits Critics' Choice Award. ... Read


  • Twins become fathers on same day
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:26:32 GMT)

    Twin brothers beat 'odds of 150,000/1' and become fathers of baby boys within hours of each other at the same hospital. ... Read


  • England pick Twelvetrees at centre
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:45:20 GMT)

    Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees will start for England against Australia on Saturday as Owen Farrell moves to the bench. ... Read


  • Phillip Hughes: Reactions in quotes
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:46:44 GMT)

    Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball. ... Read



  • Chris Eubank: Like father, like son?
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:11:38 GMT)

    The connection between Chris Eubank and his son is sweet to behold, but can Eubank Jr step into the spotlight his father so relished? ... Read


  • Hughes injury 'incredibly rare'
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:01:06 GMT)

    The injury that claimed the life of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes has been described as "incredibly rare". ... Read



  • US planes 'may use British carrier'
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 04:24:17 GMT)

    The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns. ... Read



  • 'Exciting' bladder cancer drug trial
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:25:43 GMT)

    A trial to help the immune system fight bladder cancer is showing "exciting" results with tumours completely disappearing in some patients. ... Read



  • Child sex abuse care place shortage
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:59:38 GMT)

    A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation. ... Read



  • Europe to vote on Google break-up
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:10:11 GMT)

    The European Parliament will later vote on whether Google's search business should be separated from its other services. ... Read








  • How can a baby survive in a storm drain?
  • (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:29:12 GMT)

    A newborn baby is receiving treatment after surviving for up to five days in a drain in Sydney, Australia. How did it manage to keep going? ... Read


  • Embassy protesters condemn shooting
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:24:25 GMT)

    Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri. ... Read



  • Craig Whyte detained in Mexico
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:10:15 GMT)

    Craig Whyte is detained by police in Mexico after an arrest warrant was issued in relation to his takeover of Rangers in 2011. ... Read



  • Man held in McConville investigation
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:37:33 GMT)

    The well known republican Bobby Storey has been arrested as part of the overall investigation into the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972. ... Read



  • Force criticised over domestic abuse
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:04:44 GMT)

    Gwent Police is criticised for "risks" in the way it handles domestic abuse, and needs to improve in other areas, a report finds. ... Read


  • One in four children obese by 11
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:09:40 GMT)

    Wales has the highest proportion of overweight or obese children in the UK, with one in four obese by the age of 11, a new study finds. ... Read


  • Ghana cocaine bust turns political
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:20:18 GMT)

    Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport. ... Read


  • Zimbabwe VP leadership bid blocked
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:09:54 GMT)

    Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF blocks Vice-President Joyce Mujuru from retaining a party post, damaging her chances of one day succeeding President Mugabe. ... Read


  • Indian girls 'killed themselves'
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:47:16 GMT)

    Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May took their own lives, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered. ... Read


  • Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:16:45 GMT)

    Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened. ... Read


  • Spain minister resigns over scandal
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:04:01 GMT)

    Health minister Ana Mato resigns amid a court investigation into a massive corruption scandal over illegal payments in Spain. ... Read


  • Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:33:25 GMT)

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy. ... Read



  • Brazil sees fall in Amazon tree loss
  • (Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:50:46 GMT)

    Brazil says deforestation in the Amazon rainforest has dropped by 18% in the past year, but campaigners dispute the figures. ... Read


  • Egyptian youths jailed over protests
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 22:55:46 GMT)

    A court in Egypt sends 78 boys under the age of 18 to prison for taking part in protests in support of the Muslim Brotherhood. ... Read



  • Snow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 21:29:19 GMT)

    Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday. ... Read


  • US police release boy shooting tapes
  • (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:35:23 GMT)

    A 12-year-old shot and fatally wounded by police in the US city of Cleveland was told to show his hands three times before officers opened fire, say officials. ... Read










  • VIDEO: House of Commons
  • (Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:59:43 GMT)

    MPs are putting questions to ministers from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. ... Read






















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