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Ennis-Hill to return after two years

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 22:19
Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis-Hill is poised to return to action for the first time since giving birth to her son.

VIDEO: The front line in battle for Tikrit

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 22:19
In Iraq, coalition aircraft have joined the effort to regain control of Tikrit from Islamic State forces, as Jonathan Beale reports.

Funeral for car crash grandmother

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 22:16
A service for Margaret Elizabeth Challis, from Merthyr Tydfil, is taking place at Georgetown Chapel on Tuesday.

Gove defends PM's third-term comments

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 22:16
The Conservative chief whip defends David Cameron after the prime minister told the BBC he would not serve a third term if the Conservatives remained in government.

India court scraps online arrest law

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 21:50
India's Supreme Court strikes down a controversial law which allows police to arrest people for comments made online and on social media.

Libya 'security threat' to UK say MPs

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 21:35
Libya's collapse since the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi has turned it into a potential security threat to the UK, the Foreign Affairs Committee says.

Funeral for footballer Dave Mackay

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 21:25
Footballers past and present are expected to attend the funeral of former Hearts, Tottenham and Scotland captain Dave Mackay today.

Return to Iwo Jima 70 years on

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 21:09
Return to Iwo Jima 70 years on

The rise of 'cosmopolitan' politics

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 20:04
How the question of cosmopolitanism became critical to the election campaign.

Labour to pledge not to increase VAT

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 19:20
Labour's general election manifesto will contain a pledge not to raise VAT, shadow chancellor Ed Balls will say.

Utah Brings Back Firing Squads As Lethal Injection Drugs Remain Scarce

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:51

The Republican governor, who signed the bill Monday, has said Utah needs a backup execution method in case a shortage of drugs persists — though he's called firing squads "a little bit gruesome."

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VIDEO: Family's story after 'hell' of Donetsk

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:38
Ukrainian soldier Sergeant Major Anatoly Svyryd tells BBC News how his family were reunited after he fought in the vicious battle for Donetsk Airport.

Cuts 'hitting poor children hardest'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:35
Government cuts have disproportionately affected disadvantaged children, a cross-party committee of MPs says.

Devolution plans 'rushed through'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:25
UK government proposals for further devolution for Scotland were rushed through with insufficient consultation, a parliamentary report warns.

Scottish economy 'slows sharply'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:19
The Scottish economy slowed at the start of the year but is expected to return to growth over the next few months, a report suggests.

Emergency doctors A&E staffing call

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:17
An organisation representing emergency care doctors is calling for four steps to be taken to address the challenges facing emergency departments.

Methadone programme 'a black hole'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:14
The methadone programme in Scotland is "out of control", an expert warns.

Tunis museum to reopen after attack

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:04
Tunisia's Bardo Museum is due to reopen less than a week after gunmen killed at least 22 people, mostly European tourists, in the capital Tunis.

Radio 1 chart show moving to Friday

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 18:01
BBC Radio 1 is moving the official chart countdown to Friday afternoons, where it will become part of Greg James' drivetime show.

Iron Maiden to receive Silver Clef

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-23 17:39
Rock group Iron Maiden are to receive the Silver Clef prize for outstanding contribution to music at this year's Nordoff Robbins awards luncheon.