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MPs not taking rise 'embarrassing'

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:47
Conservative backbench MP Adam Afriyie says MPs who have said they will donate their £7,000 pay rise to charity are "quite embarrassing".

VIDEO: Warning after 171ft bridge slide

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:32
Teenagers who filmed themselves climbing a 171 ft (52 metres) bridge - and sliding down it - are criticised by police.

VIDEO: Greece debt crisis: Small island woes

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:32
How is the €60 cash cap for withdrawals affecting the smaller islands?

French hardliner Pasqua dies at 88

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:29
One of France's best-known hardline conservatives, ex-interior minister Charles Pasqua, dies of a heart attack in hospital aged 88.

Will soaring temperatures affect the tennis at Wimbledon?

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:23
Will high temperatures make the game faster at Wimbledon?

Washington Post encrypts the news

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:11
The Washington Post begins encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for governments and hackers to monitor the articles people are reading.

Argentina's lesson for Greece

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:07
What lessons can Greece learn from Argentina's default more than a decade ago?

Fifth man guilty at abuse trial

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:04
A fifth man is found guilty of historical sexual abuse in Wrexham during the 1980s in a trial involving seven men.

South Sudan army 'burnt girls alive'

Tue, 2015-06-30 04:00
South Sudan's army and allied militias "abducted, torched and gang-raped girls" during fighting against rebel forces in Unity state, a UN report says.

VIDEO: Indonesia pilot 'asked to return'

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:57
Many people have been killed after an Indonesian military plane crashed in a residential neighbourhood of Medan city.

Nigeria gay ban 'backed by 87%'

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:53
A new opinion poll suggests that 87% of people in Nigeria support the legal ban on same-sex relations, compared with 96% five years ago.

VIDEO: Murray's bird's eye view of London

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:43
Andy Murray is joined by BBC Sport's Lee McKenzie as he surveys the London skyline.

Ex-travel boss gives £1.9m to charity

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:40
The former boss of Thomas Cook is giving a third of her £5.7m bonus to a charity chosen by the parents of two children who died while on holiday in Corfu.

Scots couple among Tunisia victims

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:37
A couple from the Perthshire village of Bankfoot were killed in Friday's shooting in Tunisia, BBC Scotland has learned.

'No remission' for Belfast murderers

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:36
Two men who murdered a couple in a Belfast flat are told by a judge that they will serve every day of their prison sentences without remission.

Double rapist faces life detention

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:33
A man who was jailed for raping a teenage girl in 2009 could be jailed for life after being convicted of raping another teenager in Renfrewshire.

Cech 'key to Arsenal title hopes'

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:24
Petr Cech's arrival means Arsenal are now close to a first Premier League title in 12 years, says ex-Gunner David Seaman.

BBC Three online move approved

Tue, 2015-06-30 03:10
Plans to close BBC Three as a broadcast channel and move it online in January 2016 are approved by the BBC Trust

VIDEO: UK Temperatures set to rise this week

Tue, 2015-06-30 02:59
Chris Fawkes brings you the details on the heatwave this week.

Abuse claims 'ignored' by care firm

Tue, 2015-06-30 02:55
A Flintshire care agency overhauls its operation after inspectors said allegations of abuse were not taken seriously.