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Is the cap on care costs doomed?

Thu, 2015-07-23 17:37
The introduction of the cap on care costs has been delayed until 2020. But despite assurances by ministers that they are still firmly committed to the cap, there are doubts about whether the plans will become a reality.

Australian returns from IS in Syria

Thu, 2015-07-23 17:09
A nurse who says he was forced to work with Islamist State militants in Syria is thought to be returning to Australia, where he may face terror charges.

Guatemalan general's trial delayed

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:51
A court in Guatemala city hearing the retrial of former General Efrain Rios Montt accepts he should be examined at a mental health hospital.

Poor pupils 'no better in academies'

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:38
A report suggests many academy sponsors are struggling to improve the results of poor pupils despite several years in charge of schools.

Four-legged snake fossil discovered

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:24
Scientists find the first ever four-legged snake, which lived at the time of the dinosaurs and probably dug burrows.

Cheap drugs cut breast cancer deaths

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:17
Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.

Robyn: Finishing an album in the face of death

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:16
How do you finish an album when your co-writer dies?

Stroke drug is safe, says review

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:15
A panel of independent experts has decided that a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is "safe and effective".

Don't leave the EU, Obama tells UK

Thu, 2015-07-23 16:01
The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.

Carrier bag charge cuts use by 147m

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:52
Making people in Scotland pay 5p for plastic carrier bags reduces their use by 147 million in the first year.

Russian students targeted as recruits by Islamic State

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:50
Why Russian students are targets for Islamic State

US asks Paraguay for Fifa executive

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:45
The United States has asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's football confederation.

Hundreds of police officers convicted

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:40
At least 309 police officers and police community support officers in the UK have been convicted of offences in the last three years, figures show.

Walk of faith: 500km of sugar, storms and blisters

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:37
My pilgrimage across Brazil to see a tiny clay statue

Rudd criticised for climate plans

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:37
The energy and climate change secretary is accused of "grotesque hypocrisy" ahead of a speech she will deliver about the government's plan to tackle climate change.

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:30
How did a surfer fend off a shark attack?

What next for Google's $3.2bn guru?

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:25
Will the designer in charge of Google Glass and Nest's "thoughtful home" kit end up eclipsing his former workmate Jony Ive?

VIDEO: Google Glass 'going to take time'

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:25
Tony Fadell, the man in charge of Google's troubled Glass computer, tells the BBC it is going to take time to get it right.

Bland injuries 'matched a suicide'

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:16
A post-mortem on a woman who died in a Texas prison cell finds that her injuries were consistent with suicide, says a prosecutor.

One in 10 athletes doping - Wada chief

Thu, 2015-07-23 15:13
More than 10% of elite athletes could be cheating, with youngsters a concern, says Wada director general David Howman.