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Canada detains 'IS-bound' youths

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:11
Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.

Murder probe continues after fire

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 21:07
An investigation into the murder of a woman in a fire at a flat in Torfaen continues.

VIDEO: Paris stained-glass windows restored

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 20:32
The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.

North Korea cancels UN chief's visit

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 18:04
North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.

Hatton Garden suspects questioned

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 17:53
Police continue to question nine men arrested in connection with the Hatton Garden safety deposit raid.

Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:57
Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

Will the Lords cause the PM trouble?

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:53
The Conservatives do not have a majority in the House of Lords, so how much trouble could peers cause David Cameron?

Iraq calls for volunteers against IS

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:43
Iraq's government calls for volunteers to fight against IS and help retake the city of Ramadi, as US officials discuss the setback.

Organic farming 'benefits biodiversity'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:27
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.

VIDEO: California drought: Farms v homes

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:26
California is in the midst of a long drought and it does not have enough water.

More pupils 'reading for pleasure'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:25
Increasing numbers of UK schoolchildren are choosing to read in their spare time, with six in 10 having a favourite work of fiction, research suggests.

Japan grows at fastest pace for a year

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:23
Japan's economy grew at its fastest pace for a year between January and March boosting hopes that the economy is recovering from last year's recession.

Row over Argentina paedophile case

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:14
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.

Hungarian wins international Booker

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:08
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.

Family breast cancer 'as treatable'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:03
If someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a strong family history of the condition does not worsen their prognosis, say researchers.

Earth's First Snake Likely Evolved On Land, Not In Water

NPR News - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:03

Genetic sleuthing and comparisons of recently discovered fossils with living snakes point to a "protosnake" ancestor that likely had tiny hind legs and lived about 120 million years ago.

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Child obesity 'starting even younger'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:01
The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.

VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 16:00
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.

'Too many dying without dignity'

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:55
Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.

Ex-MP lands £60k Co-op director job

BBC - Tue, 2015-05-19 15:51
Former Salford and Eccles MP Hazel Blears lands a job as a £60,000 a year director of the Co-operative Group.