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Court upholds French full veil ban

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:45
The European Court of Human Rights upholds France's ban on wearing the Muslim full-face veil or niqab.

820,000 Scots 'living in poverty'

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:31
A total of 820,000 people in Scotland were living in poverty last year, according to new figures published by the Scottish government.

VIDEO: PMQs zoo behaviour 'turns off' viewers

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:30
Mumsnet's Justine Roberts and former deputy speaker Nigel Evans on calls to reform the weekly PMQs sessions.

Labour - working with or against business?

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:29
Labour - working with or against business?

Kenya's buses to go cashless

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:11
Kenya tells its "matatu" buses to switch to cashless fares in order to tackle corruption, but relaxes its strict deadline for the changeover.

The undercover 'shopgirl'

Tue, 2014-07-01 03:10
The era when shop workers were forced to live above the shops

Prisoner caught with pet rabbit

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:56
A prisoner is disciplined after he is found to be keeping a pet rabbit in jail.

Iraq Kurdistan referendum planned

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:51
The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, tells the BBC he intends to hold a referendum on independence within months.

Gross failures over meningitis death

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:50
A hospital made "gross failures" over the death of schoolboy given paracetamol instead of antibiotics for meningitis, a coroner rules.

Cow in harbour sparks rescue effort

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:47
A rescue effort is launched after a cow got into the water at Aberdeen Harbour.

Murray Mound renamed on Google Maps

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:43
The unofficially-named Murray Mound at Wimbledon reverts back to Henman Hill on Google Maps as defending champion Andy Murray reaches quarter-finals.

School bans playground football

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:36
A school bans children from playing football at lunchtime after some pupils broke rules and used "inappropriate language".

Charges dropped in Black murder case

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:35
Charges have been dropped against a man charged with the murder of County Tyrone prison officer David Black.

Carbs boost tree drought resilience

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:34
Higher levels of a compound known as non-structural carbohydrates boost tropical trees' chances of surviving droughts, a study suggests.

'Cheat' Vincent is banned for life

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:28
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent is banned for life and admits he is a "cheat" who "shamed" the sport by match-fixing.

VIDEO: Maggie: 'I am a complete Anglophile'

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:24
Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her latest role in a British television series

German Schulz to lead MEPs again

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:24
New MEPs meeting for the first time elect German Socialist Martin Schulz to lead the European Parliament again.

VIDEO: Heathrow sorry for baggage backlog

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:21
The new Chief Executive of Heathrow John Holland-Kaye apologises to passengers affected by a problem with the airport's baggage handling.

BNP Paribas to pay $9bn to US

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:17
France's largest bank BNP Paribas agrees to a record $9bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations.

AUDIO: Trident 'an effective deterrent'

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:15
Sir Menzies Campbell says it is in the UK's national interest to maintain its nuclear capability.
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