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China trade data beats expectations

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:56
China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.9% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.

Charlie Hebdo cover depicts Muhammad

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:42
This week's edition of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo will show a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a "Je suis Charlie" sign.

Bus drivers start strike in London

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:39
Bus drivers in London are taking industrial action campaigning for a single agreement covering pay and conditions for drivers on more than 670 routes in the city.

VIDEO: US Centcom Twitter account hacked

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:33
A group claiming to back Islamic State has hacked US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts.

VIDEO: Fox News comments: 'Inexcusable'

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:13
American terrorism commentator Steven Emerson has told the BBC he made an "inexcusable error" describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city".

Schools face 'places tipping point'

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:05
The cost of creating places for the 880,000 extra pupils predicted in England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, say council leaders.

Pope due to start Sri Lanka visit

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:04
Pope Francis is due to arrive in Sri Lanka for the start of a six-day Asian visit which is expected draw huge crowds of worshippers.

Nikkei leads Asian shares down

Mon, 2015-01-12 17:01
Shares in Tokyo led Asian markets down in early trade on Tuesday after US shares closed lower as investors reacted to further falls in the price of oil.

Computers 'good judge of character'

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:57
Computers can be better at predicting our personality than friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers suggests.

Regular naps are 'key to learning'

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:54
Regular and lengthy naps are the key to memory and learning in early life, say scientists.

Mexico to try Iguala ex-mayor's wife

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:50
Mexican authorities are to try the wife of the former mayor of the Mexican town where 43 students disappeared on suspicion of involvement in organised crime.

Gangs and drugs fuelling prison violence

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:20
Violence in prisons is increasing, with gang culture, drug use and a lack of staff among the reasons, says Danny Shaw.

Prisons watchdog's violence warning

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:19
Inspectors say a major young offenders institution is suffering "unpredictable and reckless" violence while prison officers warn about cuts.

Limits on the Anglo-German friendship

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:13
Angela Merkel and David Cameron are friends - but German support can only go so far, says Sir Stephen Wall.

MSPs consider assisted suicide laws

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:12
The Scottish Parliament is to begin scrutinising plans to give terminally ill people the legal right to assisted suicide.

Marx Brothers' enduring appeal

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:12
The Marx Brothers' enduring appeal

Jewish fears for safety in wake of Paris attacks

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:10
The Paris attacks were a grim reminder that anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise in Europe, says Caroline Wyatt.

Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:07
Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?

Indian house crow invades Mombasa

Mon, 2015-01-12 16:04
Mombasa's chicken farmers and restaurants battle avian invasion

Anderson admits doubts after Hughes

Mon, 2015-01-12 15:53
England's James Anderson says he does not know how bowling again will feel after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.