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'Wrong body' cremated at MEP funeral

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:39
The body of a man was cremated by mistake at the funeral of an MEP with an almost identical name, the BBC understands.

Thousands flee battle for Iraqi city

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:23
A military operation to retake the Iraqi city of Tikrit from Islamic State militants has forced about 28,000 people to flee their homes, the UN says.

ECB raises eurozone growth forecast

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:22
The European Central Bank raises this year's growth forecast for the eurozone to 1.5%, up from 1% previously, while keeping interest rates unchanged at 0.05%.

Top US circus to end elephant act

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:19
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.

MPs call for Mumsnet spy recruitment

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:17
UK intelligence services need to recruit more female spies, particularly middle-aged women and mothers, by using websites such as Mumset, MPs say.

Firmus cuts gas bills for some homes

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:12
Firmus Energy, the gas supply company, is to cut prices for customers in the greater Belfast area, but prices will not change for those outside the city.

Tanzania albino killers face death

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:12
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.

Caption Challenge: Big ball of fluff and twigs

Thu, 2015-03-05 05:06
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Ministers to review murder case

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:57
The case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay will be referred to ministers, William Hague tells MPs.

Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:47
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.

Hall and Oates sue over cereal name

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:42
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.

Incendiary bomb found at police base

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:32
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.

Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:30
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.

Warburton and Biggar fit for Wales

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:26
Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.

Day in pictures

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:17
Images from around the world: 5 March

Kenyan TV channels end blackout

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:16
Three popular Kenyan TV channels are due to return to air, ending a three-week protest in which they turned off their digital signals.

Ukraine parliament backs bigger army

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:11
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

Thu, 2015-03-05 04:04
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards

Thu, 2015-03-05 03:58
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.

DNA reveals bird shift surprise

Thu, 2015-03-05 03:42
DNA samples reveal two species of forest-dwelling birds on remote Indonesian islands are actually members of the ground-dwelling pipit and wagtail family.