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'Child recruits' in South Sudan war

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:09
More than 9,000 child soldiers are fighting in South Sudan's brutal civil war as the country faces the threat of famine, the UN human rights chief says.

'Lab volcano' gives lightning clues

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:06
Researchers in Munich use a "volcano in the lab" to investigate the spectacular lightning in eruption plumes.

Venezuela raises minimum wage by 30%

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:57
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces a raise in the minimum wage and pensions of 30% ahead of the May Day celebrations.

VIDEO: Execution 'horribly botched' - attorney

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:46
Madeline Cohen reacts to the news that a death row inmate in Oklahoma died of a heart attack after his execution was "botched".

Europe rejects UK financial tax case

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:29
Europe's top court rejects the UK's challenge to an EU financial transactions tax (FTT), which ministers have said will hurt British firms and savers.

AUDIO: Call for action on abducted girls

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:26
The Nigerian government has been criticised for not doing enough to find and release some 190 schoolgirls abducted by militants two weeks ago.

Scotland's population hits new high

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:17
Scotland's population reached an all-time high of 5,327,700 in mid-2013, according to new official figures.

Fatal house blaze inquiry under way

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:08
Investigations begin into a house fire in Leeds which left two people dead.

Tottenham deny De Boer approach

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:59
Tottenham say it is "wholly inaccurate" that they have contacted Ajax over the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

VIDEO: Shares in Twitter drop

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:50
Shares in Twitter dropped to their lowest levels since the company's stock market flotation, as it reported slower than expected user growth.

Boy quizzed again on stabbed teacher

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:49
A 15-year-old boy is due to be questioned by police for a third day about the fatal stabbing of a teacher in front of pupils.

Clarity urged on child surgery cases

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:48
Members of NI's Health Committee are calling for greater clarity on details of cases of children travelling to Dublin for life-saving heart surgery.

VIDEO: Amanda Knox 'delivered fatal blow'

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the fatal knife blow to UK student Meredith Kercher.

Farage 'MP bid' and teacher tributes - papers

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
Some papers view the prospect of a by-election in Newark as an opportunity for UKIP's Nigel Farage. Others focus on tributes to murdered teacher Ann Maguire.

VIDEO: Could wearable tech boost our output?

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:33
A study carried out by Goldsmiths, University of London found that some wearable technology could boost productivity by 8%.

VIDEO: Police fine 6,000 for bad driving

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:28
More than 6,000 fines have been handed out to motorists in the last eight months for hogging lanes and tailgating, according to figures obtained by the BBC.

Storm defence improvements 'vital'

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:02
Further work is needed to improve Wales' resilience to storms after defences were "seriously tested" earlier this year, says a report.

Shameless star Threlfall to play Noah

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:58
Actor David Threlfall, best known as Frank Gallagher in Channel 4's Shameless, is to play Noah in a new BBC adaptation of the Bible story.

What went wrong at the Co-op Bank?

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:42
The report on the debacle at the Co-op Bank will take some beating

VIDEO: Farage not standing in by-election

Tue, 2014-04-29 23:24
UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he will not stand in a by-election caused by the resignation of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer.
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