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Scots vote 'within two years of Brexit'
Thu, 26 May 2016 22:05:24 GMT

Alex Salmond predicts another Scottish independence referendum will follow within two years if the UK votes to leave the EU, in the first BBC EU debate.

UK set to send second warship to Libya
Fri, 27 May 2016 01:00:00 GMT

The UK is set to send another warship to the Mediterranean to help tackle people-smuggling and movements of arms in and out of Libya, officials say.

Wave of industrial unrest across France
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:15:03 GMT

Strike action over labour law reforms grips France, disrupting oil refineries, nuclear power stations and transport hubs, as police battle protesters.

Trump wins enough backers for nomination
Thu, 26 May 2016 20:26:50 GMT

The US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to secure the party's presidential nomination.

G7: Brexit 'risk to global growth'
Fri, 27 May 2016 01:31:30 GMT

A declaration at the G7 meeting in Japan says a vote by the UK to leave the European Union would pose a "serious threat to global growth".

Mourinho and Man Utd agree deal
Thu, 26 May 2016 19:04:17 GMT

A deal has been agreed for Jose Mourinho to become the new Manchester United manager, with confirmation expected on Friday.

Briton dies as Thai speedboat 'capsizes'
Thu, 26 May 2016 22:00:27 GMT

A British woman dies and another Briton is believed to be missing after a speedboat reportedly capsizes near Koh Samui in Thailand.

French unions oppose Hinkley Point
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:32:41 GMT

The future of the planned new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, in Somerset, remains in doubt as key French unions raise concerns over its cost, Newsnight learns.

Google defeats Oracle in Java code case
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:27:01 GMT

Google wins a major US court battle with software firm Oracle when a jury rules it did not unfairly appropriate parts of the Java programming language.

US hiker 'lost for 26 days before dying'
Thu, 26 May 2016 17:17:40 GMT

A hiker who got lost on a remote part of the Appalachian Trail in the US sent text messages appealing for help for 26 days before she died.

Search launched for ferry crewman
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:08:06 GMT

A major search is launched for a crewman who is feared to have gone overboard a ferry off the Pembrokeshire coast.

'Petition' elephant dies in Japan zoo
Thu, 26 May 2016 20:23:11 GMT

An elephant that was the focus of an international campaign to improve its living conditions has died in a zoo in Japan at the age of 69.

VIDEO: EU young voters debate - in 90 seconds
Fri, 27 May 2016 00:03:04 GMT

A BBC debate on the EU referendum is held in Glasgow with an audience of voters aged between 18 and 29, and focusing on the issues affecting young people.

VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released
Thu, 26 May 2016 17:44:53 GMT

The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Ambassador tackles ceremony protester
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:48:32 GMT

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland tackles a protester who tried to disrupt a ceremony to honour British soldiers killed during the 1916 Easter Rising.

VIDEO: 'We didn't need to change Top Gear'
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:52:54 GMT

Chris Evans says he is finally getting excited about his new job on Top Gear, ahead of the revamped show's first airing this weekend.

VIDEO: Tourists brave slopes of erupting Etna
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:24:14 GMT

Europe's most active volcano erupted on Wednesday, 25 May, shooting spectacular bursts of lava into the sky.

VIDEO: Camper's close encounter with lions
Thu, 26 May 2016 02:11:17 GMT

A couple of campers describe the moment three lions explored their campsite and licked their tent.

VIDEO: China's new deep sea submarine
Wed, 18 May 2016 12:14:51 GMT

Look inside a life-size model of a submarine which the Chinese hope will take humans to the very bottom of the ocean - the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific.

VIDEO: 'I was 10 when I first tried to end it all'
Wed, 25 May 2016 21:55:54 GMT

The biggest study of the causes of suicide among young people in England highlights bereavement, bullying, exam pressure and physical health problems as some of the main factors.

Net migration data sparks referendum row
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:51:14 GMT

The fallout from the release of figures showing UK net migration has risen to a near record level attracts headlines on Friday.

Salmond eyes next referendum
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:55:04 GMT

BBC political correspondent Iain Watson gives his verdict on the first BBC referendum debate.

Who will cook your Indian curry?
Thu, 26 May 2016 02:16:35 GMT

Nick Robinson looks at why curry houses appear to be Eurosceptic.

How steel workers' pensions could be hit
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:50:07 GMT

The government wants to reduce pensions payable to steelworkers, to make Tata Steel UK more attractive to a buyer - but how much will they lose?

What are legal highs?
Thu, 26 May 2016 02:03:02 GMT

The government has introduced a ban on the sale of legal highs, but what are they and where does the law stand on them?

India 'heaviest baby' weighs 15lb
Thu, 26 May 2016 11:30:33 GMT

An Indian woman gives birth to a 15lb (6.82kg) baby girl, who doctors say could be the heaviest child ever born in the country.

Boy, 7, applies for football boss job
Thu, 26 May 2016 17:56:59 GMT

A letter written by a seven-year-old boy asks a Scottish Premiership club for its vacant job as manager.

Delph set to miss Euro 2016 - Hodgson
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:55:46 GMT

Midfielder Fabian Delph is unlikely to make England's final 23-man Euro 2016 squad because of a groin strain, Roy Hodgson says.

Murray to face big-serving Karlovic
Thu, 26 May 2016 17:28:41 GMT

Britain's number one Andy Murray faces 37-year-old Ivo Karlovic in the French Open after surviving two five-set scares.

Wales hoping Bale comes through final
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:24:55 GMT

Ahead of Euro 2016, Wales players are hoping Real Madrid's Gareth Bale comes through Saturday's Champions League final unscathed.

McLaren could drop Button for Vandoorne
Thu, 26 May 2016 18:42:39 GMT

McLaren hint they could replace British driver Jenson Button with Belgian Stoffel Vandoorne in 2017.

Treasury warns of 'Brexit pension hit'
Thu, 26 May 2016 21:13:03 GMT

The Treasury is warning that millions of current and future pensioners will be worse off if the UK leaves the European Union.

A million more 'to live with parents'
Thu, 26 May 2016 23:09:09 GMT

A million more young people are likely to find themselves living with their parents over the next decade, according to the insurance company Aviva.

Net migration to UK rises to 333,000
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:53:11 GMT

Net migration to the UK rises to the second highest level on record, leading Boris Johnson to call his party's pledge to cut it "cynical".

Gorilla-suited pro-EU man 'assaulted'
Thu, 26 May 2016 17:47:06 GMT

Police are investigating claims two men, one dressed as a gorilla, were assaulted at a Vote Leave rally attended by Boris Johnson.

Anti-cancer jab piloted in gay men
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:53:02 GMT

A vaccine to reduce the risk of cancer is to be offered to homosexual men in England in a pilot scheme starting in June.

NHS urged to control discharge delays
Thu, 26 May 2016 01:18:38 GMT

The NHS in England must get a grip on the delays patients face in being released from hospital, as the problem causes unnecessary harm and wastes money, the National Audit Office says.

Exam regulator clamps down on re-marks
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:56:46 GMT

Exam regulator Ofqual is clamping down on the rules for re-marks to end the 'unfair advantage' gained by schools which want lots of tests reviewed.

Student loan mis-sold, says graduate
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:51:47 GMT

A graduate's complaint that his student debt has risen by 1,800 in interest in the year since he left university goes viral.

Women 'post 50% of misogynistic tweets'
Thu, 26 May 2016 11:25:07 GMT

A study into abusive tweets sent from UK Twitter accounts suggests large-scale misogyny, with women responsible for half of such tweets.

An appreciation of the floppy disk
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:15:41 GMT

The death of the floppy disk has been long predicted but the technology has persisted. Why?

Flexi-space room expansion suspended
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:56:05 GMT

A halt is called to the deployment of a new, expandable "room" on the International Space Station when it fails to open up as expected.

Solar Impulse lands in Pennsylvania
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:11:42 GMT

The sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse has landed in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, after a near-17-hour flight.

Lewis takes up Scherzinger's Cats role
Thu, 26 May 2016 16:37:00 GMT

Singer Leona Lewis is to replace Nicole Scherzinger in the forthcoming Broadway revival of Cats.

Ticket sites 'must fight touts'
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:18:57 GMT

Companies like Ticketmaster should take more action to prevent touts "harvesting" concert tickets, a government review recommends.

The US veterans going back to live in Vietnam
Mon, 23 May 2016 21:10:52 GMT

More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back - and have succeeded in finding peace.

How one man saved a generation of premature babies
Sun, 22 May 2016 23:18:52 GMT

For years doctors in the US made little attempt to save the lives of premature babies, but there was one place distressed parents could turn for help - a sideshow on Coney Island.

In pictures: The barbers of Freetown
Wed, 25 May 2016 03:12:52 GMT

The people who shape hair in the capital of Sierra Leone

M&S fashion: From Twiggy to Alexa Chung
Mon, 23 May 2016 23:10:26 GMT

From Twiggy to Alexa - Marks & Spencer's battle to be a High Street trendsetter

Fiery moments
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:04:21 GMT

White-hot flash points in the UK and EU's relationship

I had to leave my partner to lose weight
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:48:43 GMT

I had to leave my partner to lose weight

Audience wins first EU debate on social media
Thu, 26 May 2016 22:00:30 GMT

How the audience won EU debate on social media

BBC journalist completes cancer treatment
Thu, 26 May 2016 02:07:38 GMT

Victoria Derbyshire completes breast cancer treatment

Is there a place for old tech in the 21st Century?
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:23:32 GMT

Is there a place for old tech in the 21st Century?

Sunny Leone: from porn star to author
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:13:52 GMT

Ex-porn star turned Bollywood actress moves into erotic fiction

Do Hiroshima residents even want an apology?
Wed, 25 May 2016 23:02:00 GMT

But does Hiroshima even want Obama to say sorry?

Q&A: How French strikes affect travel
Thu, 26 May 2016 13:43:24 GMT

How will British holidaymakers be affected?

The dangers of shaking babies
Thu, 26 May 2016 04:47:52 GMT

The mums whose partners shook their babies

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