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VIDEO: Iraqi army 'regaining confidence'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 21:00
Iraqi government forces are pushing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State militants to fall back to the city centre, officials say.

UK seeks to join China-backed bank

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 20:39
Britain says it wants to become a "prospective founding member" of a new China-backed bank that could rival the likes of the World Bank.

Best hospitals 'now struggling'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:54
Pressures in the NHS are so great that even the best hospitals in England are seeing patients wait longer for key services, an analysis shows.

Housing costs 'trap unhappy couples'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:49
One in 10 UK adults feels unable to end an unhappy relationship because they cannot afford to rent or buy a place of their own, a charity's survey suggests.

Labour energy law 'within months'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:26
A Labour government would press ahead with its planned energy price freeze with new legislation within months of taking office, Ed Miliband is to say.

Rosberg heads Hamilton in practice

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 19:20
Nico Rosberg narrowly beats team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time as Mercedes dominated first practice in Australia.

Haiti sets date for delayed polls

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:57
Haiti sets dates for delayed legislative and municipal elections, the cause of months of protest in the country.

Ferguson on edge after shootings

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:50
Demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, have resumed one night after two police officer were wounded during a protest.

Brazil arrests fugitive Italian

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:43
Brazilian federal police arrest fugitive Italian writer Cesare Battisti, a former communist militant convicted of murder in his home country.

Cyclone Pam bears down on Vanuatu

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:31
A red alert is issued in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu as Pam, a category five tropical storm, brings winds of up to 185km/h (115 mph).

Afghan president salutes UK war dead

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 18:29
The president of Afghanistan pays tribute to the British soldiers who died fighting in the country, ahead of services to mark the end of the war.

Can Soup change the world?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:43
The crowd-funding idea based on sharing a bowl of soup

Prisons 'to get drugs scanners'

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:42
A new generation of drugs scanners is to be purchased for prisons in England and Wales, the BBC understands.

Is Gandhi still a hero to Indians?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:18
The Indian statesman Mahatma Gandhi is to be honoured with a statue in London's Parliament Square - but his legacy in India is more ambivalent, says Jill McGivering.

UK to create 8,000 oil and gas jobs

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:16
UK oil and gas companies expect to create thousands of jobs over the next two years despite the dramatic slide in oil prices.

The world is running out of burial space

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:11
There is a looming problem in many parts of the world over what to do with dead bodies, as pressure on burial space intensifies.

VIDEO: Is heartbeat key to secure banking?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:07
Simon Gompertz tries out a new system from the Halifax, which allows customers to use their unique heartbeat pattern to access secure banking.

Does Germany owe Greece money?

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 17:07
Does Germany really owe the Greeks €162bn for WW2?

Architect Michael Graves Dies At 80

NPR News - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:58

He was celebrated for designing everything from grand hotels to teapots. Graves died at his home in Princeton, N.J., of natural causes, his firm said.

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On the hunt for Britain's missing voters

BBC - Thu, 2015-03-12 16:57
We join the hunt for Britain’s missing voters

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