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Is it OK to call disabled people 'inspirational'?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 17:35
Is it OK to call disabled people 'inspiring'?

Israeli hospital rebuilds injured Syrian man's face

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 17:34
War victim benefits from advanced surgery in Israel

VIDEO: Duchess's plea for child mental health

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 17:29
The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message in support of Children's Mental Health Week.

The man who robbed a bank for love

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 17:19
The man who tried to rob a bank to save his lover's life

Japanese shares hit high on GDP data

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 17:16
Japanese shares hit their highest level in nearly eight years after data showed the world's third largest economy had come out of recession.

'Options open' in Bali Nine case

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 17:00
PM Tony Abbott says "legal options" are open in the case of two Australians on death row in Indonesia, as corruption allegations emerge.

'Gigi' star Louis Jourdan dies at 93

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 16:32
Louis Jourdan, the French film star known for roles in Gigi and Octopussy, has died at his home in Los Angeles aged 93.

UN demands Yemen Houthis cede power

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 16:19
The UN Security Council unanimously adopts a resolution demanding Shia Houthi rebels give up their control of Yemen's government.

Lone wolf fear, cannabis psychosis and online courts

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 16:07
In a mixed day for newspaper lead stories, many papers feature the fears of Europe's Jewish communities in the wake of the lethal attacks in Copenhagen.

Scots soldiers on exercise in Kenya

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:41
Scottish soldiers take part in battlefield training in Kenya

Poetry by Iain Banks to be published

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:34
A new collection of poetry by author Iain Banks is to be published on what would have been his 61st birthday.

Petition over new hospital parking

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:30
A group of nurses collects thousands of signatures on a petition calling for more parking at a new hospital.

VIDEO: FA Cup Catch-up: Round Five

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:24
Watch the best goals, funniest moments and star performances from the FA Cup fifth round in under 10 minutes with our FA Cup Catch-Up.

Scottish sights given Chinese names

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:18
Scottish attractions are given Chinese names in a campaign helping promote "Strong-man skirt parties" and "Baa baa pudding".

CBI upgrades UK growth forecast

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:17
The Confederation of British Industries (CBI) business lobby group has upgraded its forecast for the UK's economic growth this year.

Japan comes out of recession

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:15
Japan came out of a recession in the fourth quarter of last year, but the world's third largest economy grew at a slower than expected pace.

Scotland's jobs market 'cooling'

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:13
The Scottish jobs market showed signs of "cooling" last month, according to a report by Bank of Scotland.

Row over teacher numbers research

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:11
A row has broken out between Scotland's largest teaching union and the council body Cosla over teacher numbers.

I want to buy midfielder - Van Gaal

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:05
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirms he wants to buy a midfield player in the summer transfer window.

Could driverless cars own themselves?

BBC - Sun, 2015-02-15 15:04
Imagine a world in which cars own themselves and have 'kids'