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Commonwealth edged out of Booker

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:44
Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Man Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:43
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Young adults face housing squeeze

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:38
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.

Green light for Crimea gambling zone

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:37
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.

AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit texts

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:37
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.

Tower open after smoking cable alert

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:25
Glasgow Science Centre tower opens as normal after fire crews were called on Tuesday to tackle a smoking cable.

AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as 'cure'

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:22
A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.

S Leone chief Ebola doctor infected

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:17
The doctor leading the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone is now being treated for the deadly virus, a statement from the presidency says.

Being blind in Israel and Gaza

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:13
Blind women on life in Israel and Gaza.

Adele wins damages over photos of son

Wed, 2014-07-23 03:12
Lawyers representing Adele's two-year old son, Angelo Adkins, accept a five-figure sum in damages to settle a privacy case over paparazzi photos marking his "milestone moments".

Deep sea mining licences issued

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:55
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.

Porn filter shunned by UK net users

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:30
The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by UK service providers.

VIDEO: 'No arms sent to Russian forces'

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:29
The Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has insisted that Britain is not supplying Russia with military equipment.

Priority school places plan for poor

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:24
Schools in England could be allowed to offer priority places to the poorest children in their area under proposals put forward by the government.

Bank and business at odds over rates

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:23
Bank of England minutes show officials are still wary over raising interest rates while the Institute of Directors believes the Bank is being too cautious.

Key bridge blown up in Nigeria

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:18
Militant Islamists are suspected to have blown up a major bridge in north-eastern Nigeria, disrupting transport links with Cameroon, local residents tell the BBC.

AUDIO: Neighbours's first indigenous actor

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:15
Susan Bower, former executive producer at Neighbours and the University of Melbourne's Angeline Ferdinand discuss Neighbours's first indigenous actor.

'Trojan Horse' probe 'needs review'

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:08
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.

VIDEO: Giant puppet creator on Liverpool show

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:02
Giant puppets are set to roam the streets of Liverpool as part of the World War One centenary. Writer and director Jean-Luc Courcoult explains how his characters come to life.

Police 'failing to use handbrakes'

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:00
Thousands of pounds of damage is caused to police cars and property after officers fail to apply the handbrake properly.
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