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Clegg opposes child car smoking ban

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:30
The deputy prime minister says he opposes a ban on smoking in cars carrying children - but the idea looks closer to law as MPs are offered a free vote.

Whatever happened to the term New Man?

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:24
The New Man was once a radical way to describe a male who wholeheartedly accepted domestic life. But 30 years on, what has happened to the term?

Stormy times for emerging markets

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:20
Stormy times for emerging markets

AUDIO: Food bin thefts 'fed 30 people'

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:09
William James, one of the three men arrested for stealing food from bins outside an Iceland store in October, explains why he does it.

Fast turn led to speedboat tragedy

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:05
A TV executive and his daughter died after he tried to execute a fast turn in their speedboat, investigators find.

Mum and boy's deaths 'preventable'

Thu, 2014-01-30 02:04
The partner of a woman murdered alongside her young son insists their deaths could have been prevented, contradicting a serious case review's findings.

VIDEO: Justin Bieber charged with limo assault

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:47
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto, in his second court appearance in a week.

The madness that is Transfer Deadline Day

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:44
Chaos and panic buying as teams compete for best players

Malta tightens passport sale terms

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:37
Malta bows to EU pressure and sets a one-year residency requirement in a controversial new passport scheme for rich foreigners.

NYT journalist forced out of China

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:35
A New York Times journalist leaves China because authorities have not granted him a visa, in a move seen as an attempt to pressure the foreign media.

Brits to be streamed live on YouTube

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:17
As well as live coverage online outside the UK, music fans will be able to vote for best British video during the Brit Awards using Twitter.

Oscars: Best song nomination revoked

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
A contender for this year's best song Oscar is removed from the shortlist after it emerged that its writer, a former Academy governor, had contacted voters.

VIDEO: US military equipment leaves Afghanistan

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:14
The BBC's David Loyn reports from Manas base in Kyrgyzstan as US troops pack up military equipment as part of their withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Arrests at 'violent' university demo

Thu, 2014-01-30 01:10
Fourteen people have been arrested after violence erupted at a student demonstration, the University of Birmingham says.

How Britain helped shape the Winter Olympics

Thu, 2014-01-30 00:40
The history of the Winter Olympics and Great Britain's key role in their development is the subject of a BBC Two documentary

Your pictures: Freedom

Thu, 2014-01-30 00:33
Readers' photos on the theme of freedom

Funds run out for 'shared teachers'

Thu, 2014-01-30 00:28
A scheme that employed teachers to be shared by Catholic and controlled primary schools ends despite being deemed a success.

US snow storm strands thousands

Thu, 2014-01-30 00:20
Students return home and military vehicles have rescued stranded motorists after a snow storm spawned traffic chaos in the US deep South.

Scotland secure World Cup place

Wed, 2014-01-29 23:52
Scotland beat Kenya by three wickets to secure their place at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Radio 1 Big Weekend 2014 in Glasgow

Wed, 2014-01-29 23:47
The station's annual flagship event will be held at Glasgow Green, with Rita Ora and Paolo Nutini the first acts confirmed.

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