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Head 'took boy's virginity in tent'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 06:16
A head teacher accused of having sex with two underage boys took a 15-year-old's virginity in a tent, a court hears.

Appeal for air ambulance babies

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:59
Scotland's National Museum of Flight in East Lothian is appealing for mothers who gave birth aboard air ambulances to share their stories.

Boxer Fury hit with speeding ban

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:55
British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is fined and banned after admitting driving at 90mph in the south of Scotland.

Police officer selfie shots praised

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:52
A police officer wins praise on social media after posting "selfies" with revellers on his Saturday nightshift.

VIDEO: Gay canon takes Church to tribunal

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:52
A clergyman whose promotion was blocked because he is in a same-sex marriage is taking his discrimination case against the Church to an employment tribunal.

Sak's Fifth Ave owner to buy Kaufhof

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:50
Hudson's Bay, owner of luxury retail chain Saks Fifth Avenue, to spend £2.03bn on Germany's biggest chain, Kaufhof.

Search boy found in back of van

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:24
A missing five-year-old Shetland boy who sparked a major search is found sleeping in the back of his father's van.

SAS man denies allowing sick to hike

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:11
A soldier who assessed candidates on a fatal SAS selection exercise strenuously denies letting any with symptoms of heat exhaustion to continue.

VIDEO: Hillsborough victim 'cried for help'

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:01
A teenager caught in the Hillsborough disaster tried in vain to save her younger sister as the crush worsened, a jury has heard.

Jeb Bush: I'm ready to lead the US

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 05:00
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush pledges to fix America as he launches his bid to become the Republican nominee for president.

Mexico braces for storm Carlos

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:53
The south-western Mexican states of Guerrero and Michoacan are bracing themselves for the arrival of Tropical Storm Carlos.

Wire's England faces spitting charge

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:50
Warrington prop Anthony England could be banned for up to eight matches if found guilty of a spitting offence.

How do you verify a militant's death?

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:40
Like a cat with nine lives, top Islamist militant Mokhtar Belmokhtar has been reported dead several times in recent years. But how do governments verify a militant has actually been killed?

Migrants camp on France-Italy border

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:34
About 200 migrants, mostly Africans, are having to sleep rough at Ventimiglia on the France-Italy border as French police keep them out.

Vatican Prosecutor Indicts Defrocked Priest On Pedophilia Charges

NPR News - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:32

Jozef Wesolowski, the former Vatican ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will be the first to face a trial over the charges. He could face up to 12 years in jail.

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Overton twins in England squad

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:19
Somerset's Jamie Overton joins twin brother Craig in the England squad for the final two one-day games with New Zealand.

Bid to use dead daughter's eggs

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:12
A judge is to decide whether a mother can use her dead daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild.

Villa to meet Grealish over pictures

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:09
Aston Villa are to meet with Jack Grealish after images claiming to be of the midfielder lying in the street emerged online.

VIDEO: Calls for gay marriage in N Ireland

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 04:02
With the recent 'yes' vote in the Republic of Ireland in favour of same sex marriage, why is Northern Ireland the only part of the United Kingdom where gay marriage is not recognised?

Disaster victim tried to save sister

BBC - Mon, 2015-06-15 03:56
A teenager who died in the Hillsborough disaster tried in vain to save her younger sister as the crush worsened, the inquests hear.