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Call to enhance human rights laws

Thu, 2015-03-26 19:21
Politicians are urged to ensure human rights protections are stronger following the General Election.

Criminals to pay new court charge

Thu, 2015-03-26 19:19
Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it is revealed.

VIDEO: Diarrhoea killing poorest children

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:39
Diarrhoea kills more than half a million children every year - with Pakistan, Nigeria and India having the highest death rates.

VIDEO: Leaders questioned - in 90 seconds

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:14
BBC News looks back at the highlights of David Cameron and Ed Miliband being questioned ahead of the general election.

Many young pupils 'can't communicate'

Thu, 2015-03-26 18:11
A study suggests too many children are starting school unable to communicate well enough or control their behaviour.

North Korea 'arrests South spies'

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:56
North Korea says it has arrested two South Korean men for spying, amid ongoing tensions between the two Koreas.

Office workers 'too sedentary'

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:54
Office workers need to get off their backsides and move around more, according to a new campaign.

NHS medical accidents unit 'needed'

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:47
A national body to investigate medical accidents in England should be established immediately, MPs say.

Fitness linked to lower cancer risk

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:44
Very fit men in their late 40s are less likely to get lung cancer and colorectal cancer than unfit men, a study in JAMA Oncology suggests.

'Cat litter mix' closed nuclear site

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:35
A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.

Mayor rejects airport expansion plan

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:33
Boris Johnson turns down a £220 million project to expand London City Airport.

Cathedral statues for Queen and Duke

Thu, 2015-03-26 17:22
The Queen unveils statues of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh at Canterbury Cathedral to mark her Diamond Jubilee.

Italy court to rule on Kercher death

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:51
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

US agents 'attended sex parties'

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:36
A new report alleges that US drug enforcement agents attended sex parties funded by drug cartels while stationed overseas.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:36
What degree did the most billionaires study?

Branagh's Cinders goes back to basics

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:34
Branagh goes back to basics for new Cinderella movie

'Killer in the cockpit'

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:32
Friday's papers are full of speculation about what may have led the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus 320 to deliberately crash the jet, and on how airlines can protect themselves from such occurrences.

Cunning elite hoard wealth in Angola

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:24
Angola is an economic success story, writes Mary Harper - but also a land many inhabit in poverty, while a super-wealthy elite thrives.

VIDEO: The predictive powers of fridges

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:22
What does your food shopping say about you?

Analysis: 'Hell yes, I'm tough enough'

Thu, 2015-03-26 16:13
As Ed Miliband says he is tough enough to run the country, will the image convince the public?