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Four more charged in Becky case

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:43
A further four people are charged with assisting an offender in connection with the murder of Becky Watts in Bristol.

Ex-primary head handed teaching ban

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:42
A former Merthyr Tydfil primary school head teacher is struck off for two years after bullying charges against her are upheld by a professional watchdog.

Gerrard CCTV row ex-officer jailed

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:38
A police officer who seized CCTV footage of a street scuffle as a "tool to blackmail" Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard is jailed.

Yentob friends 'violated' by hacking

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:34
BBC creative director Alan Yentob says the privacy of his close friends was "violated in an extraordinary way" by journalists who hacked his phone, the High Court hears.

Labour urged to rule out SNP deal

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:08
Sir John Major says it is "shameful" Labour has not ruled out a coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.

Millions at risk from 'Freak' bug

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:05
Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.

'Open season' for pension fraudsters

Fri, 2015-03-06 04:00
The new pension freedoms will be an 'open season' for fraudsters trying to steal people's savings, according to the industry.

Police chiefs recalled to Holyrood

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:56
Senior officers from Police Scotland are to return to Holyrood for further questions over armed police attending routine incidents.

Tajik opposition leader murdered

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:50
A Tajik opposition leader is shot dead by an unknown attacker in Istanbul, opposition sources tell the BBC.

Gen Soleimani: Iran’s rising star

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:45
The head of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force has emerged from a lifetime in the shadows to achieve almost celebrity status in Iran, reports BBC Persian's Bozorgmehr Sharafedin.

VIDEO: 50 Shades mother: 'No regrets'

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:41
Nicola Scholes, the mother of a boy excluded from school for dressing as character from Fifty Shades of Grey for World Book Day, says she and her son have no regrets.

Virgin, 18, jailed for stabbing women

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:35
An 18-year-old who attempted to murder three women in revenge for the fact he was still a virgin is jailed for 21 years.

VIDEO: Why did men wear burkas in Kabul?

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:34
A group of Afghan men have worn burkas during a march through capital Kabul to draw attention to women's rights. BBC News looks at the issues since the fall of the Taliban.

Low-fat diet 'burns more fat'

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:27
A low-fat, rather than a low-carb, diet leads to a greater loss of body fat, according to experiments carried out by US National Institutes of Health scientists.

Germany Eurovision entrant withdraws

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:18
The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV.

Congo officials 'similar to rebels'

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:09
Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.

Ebola nurse to appear at hearing

Fri, 2015-03-06 03:08
Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola whilst working in Sierra Leone, is appearing before regulators in Edinburgh.

Glenn appointed FA chief executive

Fri, 2015-03-06 02:59
The Football Association appoints current CEO of United Biscuits, Martin Glenn, as its new chief executive.

Amazon opens Alibaba shop in China

Fri, 2015-03-06 02:52
Amazon, the US online retail giant, has opened another shop on rival Alibaba's Tmall marketplace in China.

Pensioner hit by car on crossing

Fri, 2015-03-06 02:50
An elderly woman is hit by a car on a crossing in the Vale of Glamorgan.