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UK to be giant telescope's HQ

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:51
The permanent headquarters of the Square Kilometre Array - the world's biggest radio telescope - will be based in Britain.

Convictions in 'sectarian song' case

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:49
Thirteen members of a loyalist flute band have been convicted of provocatively playing a sectarian tune outside a Catholic Church.

Judge objects to Facebook training

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:47
A Texas judge whose Facebook posts led to a mistrial is appealing against a ruling that she take social-media classes.

VIDEO: Taxes, immigration and YouTube: Day 30

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:38
David Cameron talked about taxes, Nigel Farage talked about immigration and Ed Miliband talked to Russell Brand.

O'Sullivan level with Bingham at 8-8

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:25
Ronnie O'Sullivan recovers from 6-3 down and is level at 8-8 against Stuart Bingham in the World Championship quarter-finals.

Egypt jails 69 for church attack

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:24
A court in Egypt sentences 69 Islamists to life in prison for looting and setting fire to a church in a town near Cairo in August 2013.

The Baltimore minefield for 2016 hopefuls

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:12
Hillary Clinton says Freddie Gray's death 'demands answers', while Republican candidates tread lightly - and sometimes unsuccessfully

Call for bolder EU action on migrants

Wed, 2015-04-29 08:06
The European Parliament adopts a resolution calling for the EU to take bolder action to deal with the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean.

Japan PM offers war repentance to US

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:59
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe expresses "deep repentance" over Japan's role in WW2 during a historic address to the US Congress.

Teenager guilty of terror grooming

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:51
A teenager who groomed his friend to kill soldiers is found guilty of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

VIDEO: Baltimore riot mother: 'It's unacceptable'

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:43
A mother filmed berating her son for his involvement in the Baltimore riots has spoken about the incident to US TV programme CBS This Morning.

Nasa unveils shape-changing plane wing

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:28
Nasa jointly develops a plane wing that can change shape during flight, reducing drag and improving fuel efficiency.

'Outsource marking' to cut workload

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:11
A more radical approach to cutting teachers' workload needs to be investigated, such as sending marking overseas, researchers suggest.

VIDEO: Hatton: Why Mayweather will win

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:11
Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton speaks to BBC Sport ahead of this weekend's super-fight in Las Vegas between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

BP Portrait Award 2015 shortlist

Wed, 2015-04-29 07:00
The BP Portrait Award reveals its 2015 shortlist, with artists from the UK, Israel and Spain in the running.

Election 2015 in pictures: 29 April

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:46
Images from the campaign trail: 29 April

Mandela widow calls for African unity

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:44
Graca Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, appeals for African unity at a memorial service for a Mozambican victim of South African xenophobic violence.

VIDEO: Woman denies starting petrol pump fire

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:35
A woman has denied deliberately setting fire to a petrol pump on a Jerusalem forecourt, after being refused a cigarette by a motorist, according to local police.

VIDEO: Footage of 'out of control' spacecraft

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:33
Footage showing an unmanned Russian spacecraft spinning above the earth has been released by Nasa.

Death row Briton 'could be next'

Wed, 2015-04-29 06:32
A British drug smuggler on death row in Indonesia calls the executions of two fellow prisoners "senseless and brutal" as her lawyer says she could be next.