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Labour backs fast-track youth vote

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:37
Labour backs the immediate transfer of election powers to Holyrood to allow MSPs to give 16 and 17-year-olds the vote in 2016.

VIDEO: CIA report raises threat to US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:35
There are fears that the publication of a Senate report on CIA interrogation methods could trigger an attack on the US.

Police to begin Madeleine interviews

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:21
British police arrive in Portugal to observe interviews with 11 people as part of their inquiries into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Tesco warns over full year profits

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:19
Tesco warns full year profits will be substantially below market expectations.

Flood defences to get extra £150m

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:19
An extra £150m will be spent improving flood and coastal defences across Wales.

One dead in M25 'multiple collision'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:18
One person dies and a "number of people" are trapped in their vehicles in a crash on the M25 near Waltham Abbey, Essex.

'Long wait' for abuse counselling

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:09
Victims of historical sexual abuse are having to wait up to three years for counselling, a charity claims.

VIDEO: Dewani prepares to return to UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:06
British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon.

VIDEO: Labour pledges new cancer fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 22:03
Labour has vowed to set up a new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy if the party comes to power.

VIDEO: McCann 'witnesses' to be quizzed

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:54
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, Portugal, are to begin questioning eleven people on Tuesday.

VIDEO: 'For every suitcase there's a story'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:32
Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other EU country - at a time when net immigration is also at a 20 year high.

NI film groups face 50% funding cuts

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:32
Some of Northern Ireland's best known film organisations are facing cuts in funding of up to 50%.

Benefits fraud and error costs £72m

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:18
Benefit overpayments due to fraud and error in Northern Ireland rose to £72m in 2013, according to an Audit Office report.

VIDEO: Dos and don'ts of flying a drone

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:05
Sales of drones have increased rapidly in the UK and they are expected to be popular as Christmas presents, but what are the rules for using them?

Delhi bans internet taxi services

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:02
Authorities in India's capital, Delhi, ban several internet-based taxi companies after a female passenger is allegedly raped by a driver contracted to the international taxi-booking service Uber.

'Beatings, whippings, electric shocks'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:02
A Syrian refugee on her ordeal at the hands of security police

Labour pledges cancer therapy fund

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 21:00
A new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy would be set up if Labour comes to power.

VIDEO: Royal couple meet 'basketball king'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:57
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs before the basketball game on Monday in Brooklyn New York

Police warned over 'security threat'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:41
West Midlands Police puts its officers and staff on alert after receiving an anonymous warning over their safety.

'Chokehold' demo as royals visit US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 20:39
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.