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UK 'not deporting enough criminals'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:39:17 GMT

The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.

Ebola serum for Africa 'in weeks'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:59:34 GMT

Treatments to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa should become available in the coming weeks and months, says the World Health Organization.

Father of IS hostage John Cantlie dies
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:12:01 GMT

Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.

Cities need more power, says study
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:05:11 GMT

Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:19:32 GMT

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

Concern raised over UK use of drones
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:03:53 GMT

The use of drones in the UK will rise over the next 20 years, raising "significant safety, security, and privacy concerns", a report says.

Wind farms outstrip nuclear power
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:59 GMT

The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:42:42 GMT

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

Clegg targets teachers' workload
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:56:21 GMT

Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".

Schools 'should check kids' teeth'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:54:54 GMT

Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.

Physics reveals how nature sparkles
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:15:57 GMT

Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.

NICE conflicts of interests claim
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:52:48 GMT

A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.

VIDEO: A look back at legendary de la Renta
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:52:29 GMT

Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz takes a look back at the life of one of the biggest names in fashion, Oscar de la Renta.

VIDEO: Near miss at Donetsk stadium
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:19:17 GMT

A young girl has had a lucky escape after part of the glass facade of a stadium in Donetsk crashed to the ground, narrowly missing her.

VIDEO: Making sure war dead live on in memory
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:02:22 GMT

How the Commonwealth War Graves Commission continues to keep its promise to remember the dead "in perpetuity".

VIDEO: Pregnant Kate appears in public
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:10:56 GMT

The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since an announcement that she was suffering from acute morning sickness.

VIDEO: Swedish search for 'foreign sub' in bay
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:56:44 GMT

Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.

VIDEO: Paralysed man walks after cell surgery
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT

A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

VIDEO: Norton: I wish I was more rebellious
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:40:03 GMT

Chat show star Graham Norton joined BBC Breakfast to talk about his career and why he sometimes wishes he was more rebellious.

VIDEO: Monument honours the Land Girls
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:26:39 GMT

A sculpture created in honour of women who served in the Land Army during World War Two - built with £85,000 in donations - is unveiled.

Magic Faraway Tree set for big screen
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:05:43 GMT

Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for cinema for the first time.

Slumbering lions win top photo prize
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:24:49 GMT

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

Dementia cash row and coma conman - the papers
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:24:11 GMT

Several papers report on plans to pay GPs £55 for each diagnosis of dementia they make, while a man who claimed to be in a coma for two years to avoid court also features.

Chelsea 6-0 NK Maribor
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:10:04 GMT

Didier Drogba scores his first goal since rejoining Chelsea as they beat Maribor 6-0 - their biggest Champions League win.

CSKA Moscow 2-2 Man City
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:51:15 GMT

Manchester City surrender a two-goal lead to draw at CSKA Moscow, leaving their Champions League hopes in the balance.

Rokoduguni set for England call-up
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:16:06 GMT

Bath's Fijian-born army soldier Semesa Rokoduguni is set to be named in England's squad for the November internationals.

Pistorius 'unlikely to compete again'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:33:11 GMT

Oscar Pistorius is unlikely to want to compete again after he is jailed for killing his girlfriend, says a psychiatrist.

Rodgers backs 'big-game' Balotelli
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:43:46 GMT

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers backs misfiring Mario Balotelli to hit form in Wednesday's meeting with Real Madrid.

Yahoo profits surge on Alibaba sale
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:43:40 GMT

Technology giant Yahoo reports profits of $6.8bn for the third-quarter, buoyed mostly by earnings from the firm's stake in Chinese firm Alibaba.

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:37:45 GMT

More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.

Whitehall in confusion, MPs warn
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:47 GMT

Taxpayers are getting poorer value for money from government projects because of "confusion" over decisions, MPs warn.

VIDEO: Polish MEP on joining UKIP group
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:18:44 GMT

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas speaks to Robert Iwaszkiewicz about joining the UKIP grouping in the European Parliament

Mentally ill put in police cells
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:54:15 GMT

Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.

VIDEO: Can pioneering paralysis therapy help others?
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:21:39 GMT

The BBC's David Shukman asks whether a pioneering treatment - which has helped a paralysed man walk using a frame - could help other people with spinal injuries.

Exam appeals change 45,500 grades
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:08:14 GMT

The number of complaints about GCSE and A-level marking rose sharply this year, with a fifth of challenges leading to grade changes, says Ofqual.

VIDEO: Child poverty 'will divide UK'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:05:49 GMT

A new report claims that the government will fail to meet its child poverty reduction targets by 2020.

Audi claims self-drive speed record
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:29:19 GMT

Audi says one of its self-drive test cars topped 149mph (240km/h) at a race track in Germany, beating a human-driven version.

VIDEO: New smart glasses 'look to rival Google'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:25:58 GMT

BBC Click's Marc Cieslak looks at the smart glasses on show at the annual Ceatec electronics exhibition in Japan.

Tractor beam breaks distance record
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:40:57 GMT

Scientists have turned a laser into a reversible "tractor beam" that can repel or attract objects.

AUDIO: Are we alone in the Milky Way?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:29:26 GMT

Prof Brian Cox muses on whether life here on Earth is unique within the Milky Way and what this might mean.

Lynda Bellingham on Christmas hopes
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:04:33 GMT

Late actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women being broadcast today.

VIDEO: A look back at legendary de la Renta
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:52:29 GMT

Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz takes a look back at the life of one of the biggest names in fashion, Oscar de la Renta.

What laws currently cover trolling?
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:30:07 GMT

The government is planning to crack down on internet abuse. What laws are currently in place?

When the average age of death was zero
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:03:22 GMT

In 1964, the "mode age" of death in England and Wales was zero.

Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:56:34 GMT

A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder.

Gales leave one dead and four injured
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:32:14 GMT

A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and gusts of up to 88mph swept the country.

Smith Commission to hold first talks
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:25:56 GMT

A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.

Plans for 'revenge porn' legislation
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:26:22 GMT

Plans for a new law to tackle "revenge pornography" in Scotland are being considered by the Scottish government, the BBC learns.

US appoints Gary Hart as NI envoy
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:26:21 GMT

US Secretary of State John Kerry sends former senator Gary Hart to act as his envoy at the multi-party political talks at Stormont.

Arrest over girl missing since 1977
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:50:13 GMT

A man is arrested by police investigating the disappearance of a six-year-old girl in County Donegal 37 years ago.

'Tissue of lies' over health service
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:50:52 GMT

Health Minister Mark Drakeford launches a stinging attack on the Conservatives for telling a "tissue of lies" about the state of the Welsh NHS.

Conman pretended to be quadriplegic
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:15:59 GMT

A fraudster admits conning a neighbour out of £40,000 by pretending to be a quadriplegic and in a coma for two years.

Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:46:26 GMT

South African athlete Oscar Pistorius begins serving time in jail, after being sentenced for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

DR Congo doctor wins Sakharov prize
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:52:24 GMT

A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.

North Korea frees detained US man
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:59:19 GMT

Jeffrey Fowle, one of three US citizens held in North Korea, has been released and is on his way home, US officials say.

US $7bn fails to stop opium growth
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:16:04 GMT

US counter-narcotics efforts costing $7.6bn fail to stop production of opium poppies in Afghanistan reaching an all-time high, a new report says.

Swedish bay search for 'foreign sub'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:03:27 GMT

Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.

'Negligence' behind Total boss death
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:45:09 GMT

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Rewards for Mexico missing students
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:38:29 GMT

The Mexican government offers rewards totalling $4.75m (£3m) for information leading to the whereabouts of 43 missing students from Guerrero state.

Press freedom in Americas 'worsens'
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:12:45 GMT

Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.

Egypt 'sets appeal' for journalists
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:46:58 GMT

An appeal against the sentences of three jailed al-Jazeera journalists will be heard by an Egyptian court on 1 January, relatives say.

Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:41:49 GMT

Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.

Infant bodies found in Canada locker
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:15:44 GMT

The bodies of up to four infants "of a very young age" have been found in a storage locker in Winnipeg, say police.

Sam released by Dallas Cowboys
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:49:26 GMT

Michael Sam, who hopes to be the first openly gay athlete to play in an NFL game, is released by the Dallas Cowboys.

Day in pictures: 21 October
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT

24 hours of news images: 21 October

What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT

What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites

In pictures: Derry in 1969
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT

Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron

Lynda Bellingham: Career in pictures
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:12:36 GMT

Actress Lynda Bellingham's career on screen

Day in pictures: 20 October
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:03:45 GMT

24 hours of news images: 20 October

In pictures: Kashmir floods aftermath
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:33:55 GMT

Aftermath of worst flooding in Indian-administered Kashmir

Week in pictures: 11-17 October 2014
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:11:33 GMT

News photos from around the world

From silver mine to wet plate
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:27:47 GMT

From silver mine to wet plate in Peru

VIDEO: European Parliament
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:22:55 GMT

The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova

VIDEO: Planes wobble as they land in storm
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:25:47 GMT

Planes wobble at they come in to land at Manchester Airport, during stormy weather on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Obama responds to jealous boyfriend
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:49:07 GMT

President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.

VIDEO: Doctor on sister's Ebola death
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:48:33 GMT

Dr Olivet Buck died after contracting Ebola while treating patients in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Bondi Beach surfers fight depression
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:07:27 GMT

Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.

VIDEO: Storm leaves one dead and four hurt
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:49:48 GMT

A woman dies after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in London, while three people are injured in a separate incident in West Sussex.

VIDEO: Oscar Pistorius begins jail sentence
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:29:48 GMT

Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.

VIDEO: Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:31:58 GMT

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

AUDIO: Pooley's parents support his return
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:21:35 GMT

The parents of William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, support his return to Sierra Leone to resume his work.

Tales from the India Office
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:04:32 GMT

Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf

How safe is mouldy food to eat?
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:07:17 GMT

How safe is it to eat mouldy food?

Can data predict the perfect entrepreneur?
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:10:01 GMT

Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur

Debt campaigners tear up student loans
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:10:27 GMT

The people who buy and then cancel student debt

VIDEO: The famine report that shocked the world
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:06 GMT

How a government minister sought relief for a country in crisis

Organic genderless gingerbread debated
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:14:14 GMT

How organic, vegan gingerbread 'people' divided online opinion

Spy chief's parting warning on online privacy
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:46:21 GMT

Spy chief's parting warning on online privacy

Activists talk Hong Kong over canapés
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:59:54 GMT

Activists discuss Hong Kong protests over champagne

What about the pro-European Conservatives?
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:15:03 GMT

Where have all the pro-European Conservatives gone?

Freezer is not easier, say younger cooks
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:31:27 GMT

Why do young people shun the freezer?

Hobbit find rewriting human history
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:32:06 GMT

The discovery that transformed theories of human evolution

The UK's current-account Achilles' heel
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:14:05 GMT

The UK's current-account Achilles' heel

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