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Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

Fri, 2015-01-30 20:56
Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.

VIDEO: Floods and mudslides hit Peruvian Amazon

Fri, 2015-01-30 20:46
Large parts of the Peruvian Amazon are under water after torrential rains caused rivers to burst their banks, affecting more than 3,000 families

'Skype plan' for mental health care

Fri, 2015-01-30 19:32
A health trust's proposal to treat patients with depression by using "staff from lower wage countries" via Skype is criticised.

Tasers 'needed for all police'

Fri, 2015-01-30 19:08
All front-line police officers should be offered a Taser to protect them against the increased terrorism threat, the head of the Police Federation says.

EU's Moscovici wants Greece in euro

Fri, 2015-01-30 18:37
EU financial commissioner Pierre Moscovici tells the BBC that Greece belongs in the eurozone, and vows to prevent a "Grexit".

Army to set up 'social media unit'

Fri, 2015-01-30 17:34
The Army is setting up a new unit that will use psychological operations and social media to help fight wars "in the information age".

Can Islamic State move into South Asia?

Fri, 2015-01-30 17:09
Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.

Crossing the border to attend US schools

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:58
Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas

Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:13
New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War

DNA tests for babies in Mexico blast

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:08
Nine babies who survived a gas explosion at a Mexican hospital are given DNA testing so they can be reunited with their parents.

Venezuela issues new protest rules

Fri, 2015-01-30 16:00
New regulations are published in Venezuela allowing soldiers to open fire if they feel their lives are at risk during demonstrations.

'Torture' on British-owned island, and Tasers plea

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:57
In a mixed day for headlines, the Independent leads on evidence that the CIA interrogated terror suspects on a British-owned island and there is a plea from police to routinely carry Tasers.

Tougher A&E waiting target dropped

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:55
The Scottish government has abandoned plans to reintroduce a tougher waiting time target for A&E departments, BBC Scotland reveals.

Do farmers really make a loss on milk?

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:43
Do dairy farmers really make a loss on milk?

Castle display for Great Tapestry

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:42
A massive tapestry depicting millions of years of Scottish history goes on show at Stirling Castle.

Marine policy 'not fit for purpose'

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:24
Scottish government plans to protect the nation's seas are not fit for purpose and could even make the current situation worse, MSPs say.

Argentine politics in polarisation

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:22
Argentine politics is polarised by the death of a prosecutor and the president's confrontational response.

Midnight tax return deadline looms

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:18
Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to log on today to file a self-assessment tax return and avoid a £100 fine.

The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:14
Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair

RE lessons 'never been needed more'

Fri, 2015-01-30 15:12
Developing "religious literacy" in schools will make young people less vulnerable to radicalisation, a leading teacher is to say.

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