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Nauru refugees arrive in Cambodia

Wed, 2015-06-03 21:01
The first four refugees to be moved from an Australian detention centre on Nauru to Cambodia under a controversial deal arrive in Phnom Penh.

UK PM warned on German EU support

Wed, 2015-06-03 21:01
Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer warns David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his drive to reform the EU.

Mental health patients 'smoke more'

Wed, 2015-06-03 21:00
Patients in mental health care units smoke more than three times as much as the general population, Public Health England figures suggests.

The Syria suspect and the funeral

Wed, 2015-06-03 20:53
If you want an example of how much energy security officials are putting into the question of possible threats from Syria, have a look at the case of a man known by the cypher "AZ".

School merger 'racist attacks risk'

Wed, 2015-06-03 20:52
Parents and children attending a south Belfast school could become the victims of racist attacks if their classes are moved to another location, warns the NI Council for Ethnic Minorities.

Guatemala Rios Montt lawyer shot

Wed, 2015-06-03 20:38
A lawyer who defended former Guatemalan military leader Efrain Rios Montt against genocide charges is shot dead.

Alton Towers 'shut until probe over'

Wed, 2015-06-03 20:35
Alton Towers will remain closed until the cause of a rollercoaster crash that left 16 people injured is discovered, its chief says.

Warning over adult social care cuts

Wed, 2015-06-03 20:12
Adult social care firms are struggling to hire, retain and train staff as a result of cuts to council budgets, a survey of senior officials suggests.

Queen to join WI centenary meeting

Wed, 2015-06-03 19:51
The Queen will join members of the Women's Institute later at the organisation's centenary annual meeting at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

VIDEO: Leopard Shark gets cuddle from worker

Wed, 2015-06-03 19:38
A worker in an aquarium on the Pacific island of New Caledonia has been filmed hugging a leopard shark while taking a break from cleaning the tank.

Blair takes on anti-extremism role

Wed, 2015-06-03 19:25
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is to be become the chairman of an organisation that combats anti-Semitism and racism in Europe.

VIDEO: Pentagon sent live anthrax by mistake

Wed, 2015-06-03 18:53
Live anthrax was mistakenly sent to 51 labs in 17 American states and three other countries, more than double the original estimate.

MPs mount data law legal challenge

Wed, 2015-06-03 18:38
Two MPs will have their legal challenge to the government's emergency surveillance law heard by the High Court later.

China boat relatives stage protest

Wed, 2015-06-03 17:56
Relatives of some of the hundreds missing after a boat capsized on China's Yangtze River visit the site to protest against a lack of information.

Brittan and Dickens' notes released

Wed, 2015-06-03 17:43
Letters from the 1980s have been released, in which MP Geoffrey Dickens called for then-Home Secretary Leon Brittan to ban a pro-paedophilia group.

Ministers 'lack data' on police cuts

Wed, 2015-06-03 16:54
The Home Office has "insufficient information" on how much further it can cut police funding without "degrading services", a report says.

Fishing town crumbling to the ground

Wed, 2015-06-03 16:21
Can Somaliland's forgotten fishing town reinvent itself?

Turkey's election: What do we need to know?

Wed, 2015-06-03 16:13
Turkey's voters elect a new parliament on Sunday, with the governing Justice and Development (AK) Party hoping to secure a large enough majority to press for a new, presidential constitution.

Viewpoint: The Russian challenge for the West

Wed, 2015-06-03 16:12
A report from the Chatham House think tank makes the case for a very different strategy for dealing with Russia.

Are 'paedophile hunters' hindering police?

Wed, 2015-06-03 16:11
Fiona Trott discovers to what extent the evidence of so-called vigilante groups is used by police investigating suspected paedophiles.

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