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Eiffel Tower shut over pickpocketing

7 hours 44 min ago
Staff working at the Eiffel Tower in Paris close down the iconic attraction in protest over a surge in pickpocketing gangs who roam in its area.

SQA calms 'impossible' exam fears

7 hours 49 min ago
Scotland's exams body seeks to calm fears that pupils will be disadvantaged by a Higher maths paper which candidates claim was impossible.

AUDIO: Cotton broadcasts last Radio 1 show

7 hours 49 min ago
DJ Fearne Cotton has broadcast her final show on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the station, and six at the helm of the mid-morning show.

Trans player claims discrimination

7 hours 53 min ago
Organisers of a football tournament aimed at tackling homophobia is accused of discriminating against a transgender man.

Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

7 hours 54 min ago
British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.

Nepal survivors face uncertain future

8 hours 3 min ago
Reporter Yalda Hakim has travelled to Nepal to meet survivors struggling in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.

Google patents 'creepy' cuddly toys

8 hours 4 min ago
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.

Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

8 hours 9 min ago
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.

'F1 needs to bring back fear factor'

8 hours 41 min ago
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 cars need to have the fear factor brought back for drivers.

BBC to broadcast Labour leader debate

8 hours 50 min ago
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Dog found alone on Scafell Pike

8 hours 52 min ago
An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.

UK sells off unused net addresses

9 hours 8 min ago
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.

VIDEO: A tour of London's 3D Print Show

9 hours 13 min ago
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.

VIDEO: The Hezbollah site taken from Islamist rebels

9 hours 18 min ago
Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.

VIDEO: Bomb 'will be detonated elsewhere'

9 hours 23 min ago
Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher on the plans for a controlled explosion of a World War Two bomb that was found close to Wembley Stadium.

Kahlo's home recreated in New York

9 hours 25 min ago
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.

'I thought I was going to die'

9 hours 25 min ago
A woman with multiple sclerosis beaten by a 19-year-old drug user when he robbed her home says she bears no grudges.

Why Iraq bomber was convicted in UK

9 hours 26 min ago
How can a man who helped make bombs in a foreign war end up on trial in a London court?

Knighthood for ex-minister Pickles

9 hours 49 min ago
Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.

Murray to face French Open qualifier

9 hours 52 min ago
Britain's Andy Murray will play a qualifier at the French Open while Heather Watson will face France's Mathilde Johansson.

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