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AUDIO: 'This should never have happened'

Tue, 2014-09-02 10:28
A friend of journalist Steven Sotloff, who has apparently been killed by Islamic State militants, says the UK and US need to start negotiating for hostages.

Monkey leaders have different brains

Tue, 2014-09-02 10:16
Neuroscientists discover that primate brains show consistent differences according social status

EU's Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:48
Nato must back words with actions to reassure countries bordering on Russia, the EU's new foreign affairs chief says.

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:42
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Gamers take a stand against misogyny

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:35
Thousands have signed an open letter demanding change after a female video blogger received death threats.

Cook will not quit as ODI skipper

Tue, 2014-09-02 09:28
Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.

VIDEO: Salmond on 'democratic sensation'

Tue, 2014-09-02 08:51
First Minister Alex Salmond says the Scottish independence referendum is a "democratic sensation".

Missing boy's mother thanks crews

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:51
The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.

'Cartel links' mayors to be charged

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:33
Police in Mexico are holding two serving mayors and one ex-mayor over allegations they have links to the Knights Templar drug cartel.

Officials begin arriving for Nato

Tue, 2014-09-02 07:28
Officials from around the world start arriving in Wales later for the Nato summit which starts in Newport on Thursday.

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia

Tue, 2014-09-02 06:38
Saudi Arabia's interior ministry says it has arrested 88 people suspected of plotting attacks inside and outside the country.

VIDEO: Met Police sells London HQ for £250m

Tue, 2014-09-02 05:45
The Metropolitan Police has put a £250m price tag on its famous London headquarters, New Scotland Yard.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tue, 2014-09-02 05:01
The government is urged to expedite its child abuse inquiry following the Rotherham scandal.

VIDEO: Locals divided on Heathrow expansion

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:35
Residents from the areas close to Heathrow airport have mixed views on the possibility of further expansion.

Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:27
The US ambassador to London is fed up of being served the dish. Do Britons have an exceptional taste for it?

VIDEO: 'A complete dereliction of duty'

Tue, 2014-09-02 04:24
Rotherham council, police and other agencies failed to protect vulnerable children, the Home Secretary says.

Day in pictures: 2 September 2014

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:58
News images from around the world: 2 September

IS accused of Iraq ethnic cleansing

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:22
Amnesty International says it has proof Islamic State militants have launched a campaign of ethnic cleansing against minorities in northern Iraq.

Afghan militants 'may join IS'

Tue, 2014-09-02 03:15
Fighters from a militant Islamic group in Afghanistan, allied to the Taliban, tell the BBC they are considering joining forces with Islamic State.

AUDIO: Is conflict good or bad for insurers?

Tue, 2014-09-02 02:57
Bronek Masojada, chief executive of the insurance company Hiscox, analyses the effect of recent conflicts on the insurance market