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What is the 'right to be forgotten'?

Tue, 2014-05-13 04:00
What is the 'right to be forgotten', and how could it affect you?

VIDEO: MPs quiz Pfizer boss on AstraZeneca bid

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:52
The head of US drugs company Pfizer is questioned by MPs about the proposed takeover of British rival AstraZeneca.

NBA apologises over Sterling remarks

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:39
The NBA apologises to former player Magic Johnson after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling criticises him for contracting HIV.

Rugby youth face scrum safety tests

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:36
Research suggests that young rugby players should be tested for neck strength before being allowed to participate in the front row of scrums.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:30
Nick Clegg says new rules will force letting agents to be more transparent about their fees.

In pictures: Steve McCurry's Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:27
Exhibition on Afghanistan by celebrated photographer

Alien designer HR Giger dies at 74

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:20
The Swiss artist and designer of Ridley Scott's Alien, HR Giger, dies after falling down the stairs.

Airbus orders slump but profit rises

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:18
Europe's largest aerospace group Airbus says orders for its jets dropped sharply in the first quarter of the year, but profits nearly doubled.

Henson in Wales Probables squad

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:16
Bath utility back Gavin Henson is a surprise selection in the Probables squad against the Possibles for the Wales trial match.

Leeds teacher 'died from neck wound'

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:11
A teacher who was attacked in her classroom died from "shock and haemorrhage" after being stabbed in the neck, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Blondie on 40 years of rock and roll

Tue, 2014-05-13 03:06
To mark the release of their 40th anniversary album, Blondie perform for Newsnight at the BBC's Maida Vale studios

Caroline Aherne has lung cancer

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:55
Award-winning TV writer and comedian Caroline Aherne is recovering following treatment for lung cancer.

US planes search for Nigerian girls

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:48
The US reveals it is flying manned surveillance missions over Nigeria to try to find more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Colombian paramilitary boss arrested

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:38
A Colombian paramilitary suspected of killing Carlos Castano, boss of the country's largest paramilitary group, is arrested in the city of Medellin.

Fish discards ban 'could harm' wildlife

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:37
A ban on skippers throwing unwanted fish back into the sea may actually be bad for the environment, according to academics.

VIDEO: House explodes after police killing

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:25
A policeman has been shot dead by a man who was later killed in a house fire, according to authorities in New Hampshire.

Exactly what does the phrase Boko Haram mean?

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:21
Militant Islamist group Boko Haram has gained notoriety with the kidnapping over more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria. What precisely does the group's name mean?

Deep-sea 'graveyard' discovered

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:19
The discovery of a deep-sea graveyard is shedding light on the fate of dead ocean giants, scientists report.

Turtles learn from drift experience

Tue, 2014-05-13 02:12
Scientists try to understand why adult turtles select the migration destinations they do by combining ocean-current and satellite-tracking information.

Stalking victim 'failed by police'

Tue, 2014-05-13 01:58
A stabbing victim makes a complaint about police who logged 125 reports of stalking before she was attacked, but "failed to act".

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