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Your pictures: Alone

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 00:18
Readers' photographs on the theme of alone.

WW2 pilot dies 'after ward attack'

BBC - Thu, 2015-06-18 00:14
Police are investigating the death of an elderly man who was reportedly attacked by another patient on a ward at Yeovil District Hospital.

Poundland reports rise in profits

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 23:27
Budget retailer Poundland reports a rise in annual profits, but says the first half of the current financial year will be "relatively subdued".

VIDEO: McKellen does the 'Holmes thing' on presenter

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 23:19
Actor Sir Ian McKellen makes some Sherlock Holmes-like deductions about BBC presenter Charlie Stayt during an interview about the film "Mr Holmes".

Warning over 'smelly' tap water

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 22:41
People in parts of North Lanarkshire are advised not to cook, drink or wash with tap water after concern over its taste and smell.

VIDEO: 'We will bring him to justice'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 22:08
After nine people are killed at a shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, city police chief Gregory Mullen says the suspect will be brought to justice.

Early end for wind farm subsidies

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 22:02
New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.

Call to scrap academic selection

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:44
A new report into educational underachievement among Protestant working-class children calls for academic selection to be scrapped.

In numbers: Nestle India's Maggi problem

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:44
The staggering numbers behind Nestle's operation to destroy all the Maggi in India.

Homes evacuated in security alert

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:32
A number of homes in Londonderry are evacuated because of a security alert.

Concern over anti-poverty progress

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:28
A lack of progress in tackling poverty in Wales is of "deep concern," say assembly members, who accuse ministers of being ineffective.

£2bn wind farm officially opens

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:23
The second biggest offshore wind farm in the world is officially opened off the north Wales coast later.

Prayers and vigil for Irish students

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:21
The families and friends of Irish students who died and were injured when a balcony fell in California gathered to pray together.

World's displaced 'hits record high'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 21:06
The number of people displaced by war, conflict or persecution reached a record high of nearly 60 million around the world in 2014, a UN report says.

9 Dead In Shooting At Charleston, S.C., Church

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 20:59

Police are still searching for a suspect in the attack, described as a young white man. Charleston police chief Gregory Mullen says the shooting will be investigated as a hate crime.

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Report: Brian Williams Out As Anchor, But Will Stay With NBC

NPR News - Wed, 2015-06-17 20:57

CNN and other news organizations report Williams will shift over to MSNBC, where he'll cover breaking news, while Lester Holt will remain as anchor of NBC Nightly News.

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VIDEO: Pope: Warming is 'mostly man-made'

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 20:48
The Pope will issue his letter to bishops on the environment on Thursday, in which is he is likely to say climate change is a mostly man-made problem.

HK lawmakers reject Beijing poll plan

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 20:41
Legislators in Hong Kong reject a Beijing-backed election reform proposal.

Royals to attend Waterloo service

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 19:59
Royal Family members are to attend a service commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.

VIDEO: England progress & France run rampant

BBC - Wed, 2015-06-17 19:42
Catch up with all the best action and the quirkier moments from day 12 of the 2015 Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.