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Tesco 'gifts for boys' sign removed

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:43
A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".

VIDEO: David Mellor recorded in taxi row

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:40
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.

'Tour may raise World Cup questions'

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:32
England are desperate for a winning one-day formula, but a tour of Sri Lanka could raise more questions than answers.

Pope Francis hits out at 'bureaucratic' Europe

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:28
Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.

Colombia rebels release two soldiers

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:24
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say.

France puts Russian warship on hold

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:20
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.

Ferguson: The controversy explained

Tue, 2014-11-25 06:10
The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.

Hamilton's 48 hours as a champion

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:35
Late nights, tikka masalas and flying around - Lewis Hamilton guides BBC Sport through his first days as a world champion.

Top Thai policeman 'defamed royals'

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:34
A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.

US economy grows faster than forecast

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:29
The US economy grew much faster than first reported in the third quarter, official figures have shown.

Bangladesh 'Hajj critic' is arrested

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:28
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the Hajj pilgrimage is arrested two days after retuning to the country from exile in India.

NHS cancer delay 'prevented cure'

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:14
A terminally ill woman would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier, according to an expert witness at Cardiff High Court.

Captain Kirk not trekking to Cheshire

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:11
Star Trek legend William Shatner denies rumours he will boldly go to switch on the Christmas lights in a Cheshire town.

Tech firms faulted by Rigby report

Tue, 2014-11-25 05:08
Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are accused of not doing enough to prevent attacks, following a review into Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder.

Man arrested over 'horrific' murder

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:57
A man is arrested over a street murder where the victim died following a "horrific attack" in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Extreme adventurers adopt plucky dog

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:49
A team of Swedish extreme adventurers on a 10-day race through the Amazon rainforest have adopted a stray dog who started following them around after they fed him.

In pictures: Ruling sparks rioting in US town of Ferguson

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:45
Night of unrest follows a jury's decision

VIDEO: Editor: It looks crazy, but in fact it's not

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:27
The UK's newest newspaper was launched on Monday and The National is taking a pro-Scottish independence line.

Hughes injury a reminder of cricket's dangers

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:22
Cricket, like most sports, carries risks but must retain its edge, writes BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew

Wilshere to see ankle specialist

Tue, 2014-11-25 04:20
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will see a specialist about an ankle injury suffered in the defeat by Manchester United.

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