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Syria blasts kill dozens in Homs

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:15
At least 37 people are killed in explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, after at least 14 die in a mortar attack in Damascus, officials say.

Heads say 'schools not fortresses'

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:15
Head teachers warn that excessive school security should not be the response to the fatal stabbing of teacher Ann Maguire

US high court weighs phone searches

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:13
The US Supreme Court hears arguments over whether police may search a suspect's mobile phone without a warrant at the time of an arrest.

Inquest family anger at health trust

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:50
The parents of a cyclist are left "speechless" and "shocked" after the second inquest into their son's death is halted because Stafford Hospital medical staff have not been contacted.

Top Azerbaijan activist detained

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:41
Azerbaijan's most prominent human rights defender, Leyla Yunus, has been detained with her husband while trying to leave the country.

Officer cleared of Taser assault

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:39
A police officer who used a Taser stun gun on a naked man who threw his underpants at him is found not guilty of assault.

Appeal after tumours dog put down

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:34
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog found to have painful cancerous tumours and left tied to some railings in Oxford, has to be put down.

Seized Nigerian girls 'taken abroad'

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:19
Some of the schoolgirls abducted by suspected militant Islamists in northern Nigeria are believed to have been taken to neighbouring states, a local leader tells the BBC.

Wimbledon losers' prize money boost

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:03
Prize money for players who lose in the first three rounds at this year's Wimbledon rises by over 100% over a three-year period.

Day in pictures: 29 April 2014

Tue, 2014-04-29 05:01
News photos from past 24 hours: 29 April

UK banks face housing 'stress test'

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:45
Eight UK banks and building societies will face so-called stress tests, to assess their resilience to an economic downturn, the Bank of England announces.

AUDIO: Mum of SEN kids explains 21-hour day

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:45
A mother who has three children with special educational needs shares her audio diary of a typical morning.

Putin hugs German ex-chancellor

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:33
Germany's ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder gets a controversial birthday hug from President Vladimir Putin in St Petersburg.

Drugs found in 'Kinder Egg inserts'

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:19
Crack cocaine and heroin hidden inside "Kinder Egg plastic inserts" are found by police on a Manchester street.

VIDEO: 'I'm in remission, thank god'

Tue, 2014-04-29 04:17
Parminder Sangha believes her positive attitude helped her overcome a brain tumour that could have killed her.

Heartbleed used against net thieves

Tue, 2014-04-29 03:53
The Heartbleed bug is being used to grab information from closed chatrooms where cyber thieves gather to trade data.

Bank outlines economic doomsday scenario

Tue, 2014-04-29 03:49
Bank outlines economic doomsday scenario

Report: BBC News 'can feel distant'

Tue, 2014-04-29 03:47
A review of the BBC's news output finds it to be "trusted and highly regarded by audiences" but suggests some viewers can find it "distant".

Cech & Terry return to training

Tue, 2014-04-29 03:45
Chelsea's Petr Cech and John Terry train ahead of Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico Madrid.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tue, 2014-04-29 03:41
The chancellor hails GDP growth figures but says the recovery cannot be taken for granted.

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