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Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:38
Are erasers in school 'instruments of the devil'?

IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:29
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

What's in a referendum question?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:25
Are people more likely to vote Yes?

Ambulance 999 response improves

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:12
Ambulance response times improve for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest figures.

Five-year-old 'ran across rail line'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:10
Children as young as five have been seen running across the railway line between the platforms at a station in Edinburgh, it emerges.

Man jailed for trying to join IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:05
A British man who attempted to join Islamic State in Syria is jailed for six years.

Triple murder deaths 'unimaginable'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:03
The family of the victims in a suspected triple murder in Didcot describe it as an "unimaginable" tragedy.

Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 04:02
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's Speech

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:45
Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.

Bayliss 'turned down England twice'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:42
New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.

Boy, eight, dies playing in cemetery

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:40
An eight year-old boy dies and two 10-year-old boys are injured after an incident at a cemetery in Glasgow.

NI may benefit in Aer Lingus sale

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:38
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says he wants to continue serving Belfast as the company moves towards a takeover of Aer Lingus

Who can fix Fifa?

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:35
As a number of its officials are arrested in a corruption probe, what does the future hold for Fifa?

Government to cut £10bn of red tape

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:22
The Queen's Speech outlines a bill that plans to cut £10bn from business red tape by the end of this Parliament.

Danish PM calls snap June election

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:20
Denmark's prime minister calls an election for 18 June when her centre-left coalition is expected to face tough a challenge from the opposition.

Ex-MP sentenced for teen assaults

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:13
Former Falkirk MP Eric Joyce who was convicted of attacking two teenagers in an "unjustified and unprovoked" assault is sentenced.

Queen's Speech: Bill-by-bill

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:10
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.

'Metro mayors' able to replace PCCs

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:08
Directly-elected "metro mayors" will be able to undertake the functions of Police and Crime Commissioners in England, under plans included in the Queen's Speech.

In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:06
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival

VIDEO: 'It's a hard time for Fifa'

BBC - Wed, 2015-05-27 03:02
The Fifa spokesman Walter De Gregorio says it is a "a hard time for Fifa" as twin corruption probes are launched but that it shows Fifa is "on the right track".