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VIDEO: How 3D scans are helping solve crimes

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 00:06
Detectives from the West Midlands are using 3D technology to provide juries with microscopic evidence, previously beyond the reach of forensic testing.

In pictures: Royal baby introduced

BBC - Sun, 2015-05-03 00:02
Cheering crowds greet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Man, 59, killed in Rasharkin crash

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 23:59
A 59-year-old man has died in a car accident in Rasharkin, County Antrim.

Pollwatch: Why Election 2015 is most unpredictable ever

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 23:52
The BBC's David Cowling examines the latest opinion polls, saying he's never been more uncertain about the outcome of a general election.

Mayweather v Pacquiao in pictures

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 23:28
Inside the $400m super-fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao

Hung parliament 'squabble' continues

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 23:09
The Conservatives accuse Labour and Plaid Cymru of being involved in an "unedifying squabble" over who to support if there is a hung parliament.

'Spinners struggle as England slump'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 23:07
England's hopes of a series win are in jeopardy after a terrible day for their spin duo, says Jonathan Agnew.

New York policeman shot in the head

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 22:48
A plainclothes policeman is seriously injured by a shot to the head while attempting to question a man in New York's Queens borough.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 21:04
Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao on points to maintain his unbeaten record and win the richest fight in boxing history.

Princess spends first night at home

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 20:06
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the first night with their new baby daughter at Kensington Palace, as news of the princess's name is awaited.

VIDEO: Boko Haram 'captives' arrive at camp

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 19:22
A group of nearly 300 women and girls, which the Nigerian army says were freed from Boko Haram militants earlier this week, have been taken to a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.

Texas Governor Deploys National Guard To Stave Off Obama Takeover

NPR News - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:27

Texas' GOP governor is sending the National Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it is just a cover for President Obama's plan to put Texas under martial law.

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Council tax commission is launched

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:16
A commission set up by the Scottish government to look at the future of local taxation in Scotland is calling for evidence.

Leaders prepare for live TV debate

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 17:14
Scotland's four main party leaders prepare for a live televised debate four days before the general election.

VIDEO: Meet the Vegas big fight's 'ring girls'

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:41
The BBC's Alex South meets the ''ring girls'' who provide an element of glamour in the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas.

VIDEO: Heavyweight: Manila baker's boxer cake

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:19
A baker in Manila has made a life-size edible replica of Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao, as he prepares to fight rival Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

Who owns the South China Sea waters?

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:11
A collection of tiny islands in the South China Sea are at the centre of a major international dispute with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Cuba gears up for tourist influx

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:08
Why Cuba is drawing more and more tourists

UK's first Civil War centre opens

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:05
Artefacts from a bloody chapter in British history

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

BBC - Sat, 2015-05-02 16:03
And other things that trended over the past week