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VIDEO: Actress cries reading WW2 letter

Sat, 2015-05-09 23:17
Actress Jane Horrocks is overcome with emotion at a VE Day concert as she reads from the final letter of a dead WW2 soldier to his mother.

Ministers 'detached from reality'

Sat, 2015-05-09 23:09
A former Labour adviser blames the party's disappointing election results in Wales on a Labour Welsh government which can seem "detached from reality".

VIDEO: Deadly tornadoes rip across US states

Sat, 2015-05-09 22:38
One person has died and a number of others are missing after tornadoes, heavy winds and hail storms caused widespread damage in several American states.

VIDEO: Gunfire as Macedonia police killed

Sat, 2015-05-09 22:18
Police in Macedonia are continuing to search a town close to the border with Kosovo following a day of clashes with unidentified gunmen that left five policemen dead.

VIDEO: Events in UK to mark VE Day

Sat, 2015-05-09 22:16
A thousand veterans are attending a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe.

VIDEO: Johannesburg CCTV beginning to deliver

Sat, 2015-05-09 20:50
CCTV cameras that were installed in Johannesburg many years ago are beginning to show some positive results.

Poland votes in presidential poll

Sat, 2015-05-09 20:05
Poland votes for a new head of state, with President Bronislaw Komorowski hoping to win a second term in office.

Raul Castro to visit Pope Francis

Sat, 2015-05-09 19:26
Cuban President Raul Castro will be received in private audience by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday morning.

VIDEO: Anti-austerity protest in London

Sat, 2015-05-09 18:15
Seventeen people arrested at an anti-austerity rally outside Downing Street.

Queen to attend VE Day abbey service

Sat, 2015-05-09 17:20
The Queen is to attend a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on the final day of 70th anniversary commemorations of VE Day - the end of World War Two in Europe.

Bafta calls up Good Wife's Kalinda

Sat, 2015-05-09 16:29
The Good Wife's Archie Panjabi on Baftas and her next move

Echo-location 'needs two good ears'

Sat, 2015-05-09 16:25
Some people use echoes to determine the position of objects, the way bats and dolphins do, suggests research from the University of Southampton.

Cuba gay pride calls for equality

Sat, 2015-05-09 16:08
More than 1,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Cubans march through the streets of Havana to call for the legalisation of same-sex marriage.

PM and Labour face election fallout

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:53
The fallout from the election provides a focus, with stories about Tony Blair's advice for Labour, SNP and backbench demands on David Cameron, and an anti-austerity protest in Westminster.

VIDEO: Young Dancer winner steps up

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:34
The winner of the first BBC Young Dancer 2015 competition has been announced.

Human Centipede III - the most abhorrent film ever?

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:29
What drives a man to make the 'most abhorrent film possible'?

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:21
Rihanna's meme-inducing gown - and more trends of the week

The hitchhiking snakes of the Caribbean

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:19
The hitchhiking snakes that sneak under the bonnet

My Day: Aceh Tsunami Museum guide

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:16
Turning disaster into preparation

Inside the world of Ghana's internet fraudsters

Sat, 2015-05-09 15:11
The men from Ghana who pretend to be women online