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Medieval graves found under college

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 18:26
One of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England, containing about 1,300 remains, is discovered under St John's College.

US raises prospect of Israel UN isolation

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:37
Is Israel about to lose its American firewall at the United Nations in New York, asks Nick Bryant.

Saving girls from the 'cutting season'

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:31
The woman saving girls from the 'cutting season'

What's wrong with party politics?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:29
There is a deep structural problem with the current system of party politics in the UK, says Danny Kruger.

Syrian Journey: Choose your own route

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:26
What choices would you make?

Two schools worlds apart in Lancashire

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:25
Two schools in widely differing, but neighbouring areas of Lancashire illustrate the flaws of thinking the problems of one community are faced by all, says Sanchia Berg.

How well do you know your constituencies?

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:13
Baldrick's rotten borough and other remarkable constituencies

Arkansas passes 'religion' bill

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:11
The US state of Arkansas approves a religious freedom bill similar to one that caused a storm of protest in Indiana from gay rights supporters.

VIDEO: A history of capitalism - in 233 seconds

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:08
What would Karl Marx make of the 21st Century?

From prison to the Paralympics

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 17:01
From cannabis conspiracy to Paralympics chance

Buhari scores historic win in Nigeria

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:56
Muhammadu Buhari's victory in Nigeria's presidential election marks a hugely significant moment in the country's history, says the BBC's Will Ross.

New property tax comes into effect

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:09
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.

VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:07
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2

VIDEO: Life in the ruins of Donetsk

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:04
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 16:00
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

Businessman backs fiscal autonomy

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:56
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.

New laws streamline care in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:54
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

READ: Commutation Letter President Obama Sent To Inmate

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:51

Obama commuted 22 sentences for federal prisoners serving time for drug-related crimes. Obama said that under current laws, those inmates would have already been released.

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Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland

BBC - Tue, 2015-03-31 15:49
Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.