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Housing costs 'trap unhappy couples'

Thu, 2015-03-12 19:49
One in 10 UK adults feels unable to end an unhappy relationship because they cannot afford to rent or buy a place of their own, a charity's survey suggests.

Labour energy law 'within months'

Thu, 2015-03-12 19:26
A Labour government would press ahead with its planned energy price freeze with new legislation within months of taking office, Ed Miliband is to say.

Rosberg heads Hamilton in practice

Thu, 2015-03-12 19:20
Nico Rosberg narrowly beats team-mate Lewis Hamilton to fastest time as Mercedes dominated first practice in Australia.

Haiti sets date for delayed polls

Thu, 2015-03-12 18:57
Haiti sets dates for delayed legislative and municipal elections, the cause of months of protest in the country.

Ferguson on edge after shootings

Thu, 2015-03-12 18:50
Demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, have resumed one night after two police officer were wounded during a protest.

Brazil arrests fugitive Italian

Thu, 2015-03-12 18:43
Brazilian federal police arrest fugitive Italian writer Cesare Battisti, a former communist militant convicted of murder in his home country.

Cyclone Pam bears down on Vanuatu

Thu, 2015-03-12 18:31
A red alert is issued in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu as Pam, a category five tropical storm, brings winds of up to 185km/h (115 mph).

Afghan president salutes UK war dead

Thu, 2015-03-12 18:29
The president of Afghanistan pays tribute to the British soldiers who died fighting in the country, ahead of services to mark the end of the war.

Can Soup change the world?

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:43
The crowd-funding idea based on sharing a bowl of soup

Prisons 'to get drugs scanners'

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:42
A new generation of drugs scanners is to be purchased for prisons in England and Wales, the BBC understands.

Is Gandhi still a hero to Indians?

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:18
The Indian statesman Mahatma Gandhi is to be honoured with a statue in London's Parliament Square - but his legacy in India is more ambivalent, says Jill McGivering.

UK to create 8,000 oil and gas jobs

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:16
UK oil and gas companies expect to create thousands of jobs over the next two years despite the dramatic slide in oil prices.

The world is running out of burial space

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:11
There is a looming problem in many parts of the world over what to do with dead bodies, as pressure on burial space intensifies.

VIDEO: Is heartbeat key to secure banking?

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:07
Simon Gompertz tries out a new system from the Halifax, which allows customers to use their unique heartbeat pattern to access secure banking.

Does Germany owe Greece money?

Thu, 2015-03-12 17:07
Does Germany really owe the Greeks €162bn for WW2?

On the hunt for Britain's missing voters

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:57
We join the hunt for Britain’s missing voters

Harper Lee 'fraud' inquiry closed

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:41
US investigators say they are satisfied Harper Lee wants to release her second novel, and close an inquiry into allegations she was pressurised.

Budget 2015: Eyes on the prize

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:38
Will the Chancellor be dishing out tidbits for voters in his Budget?

VIDEO: What will be in the Budget?

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:27
BBC News editors give their predictions on what will appear in the Chancellor's Budget.

Offshore workers 'getting heavier'

Thu, 2015-03-12 16:20
Offshore workers are now almost a fifth heavier than in the mid-1980s, according to a long-running study into their changing shape.