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Islamic State PR gloss masks Iraqi forces' gains

Tue, 2015-05-26 01:25
The loss of Ramadi revealed a disturbing weakness in the Iraqi army, but it is difficult to believe Iraq's government is losing its war against Islamic State, says John Simpson.

Chinese navy to focus on 'open seas'

Tue, 2015-05-26 01:14
China announces its strategy to focus the navy beyond its borders into open water, in a military strategy document.

VIDEO: Do pre-pay meters hit the poorest?

Tue, 2015-05-26 01:13
The energy watchdog Ofgem says it will investigate the installation of pre-payment energy meters in the homes of customers who have run up debt on their bills.

Young islander wins UK song award

Tue, 2015-05-26 01:03
A young singer-songwriter who came up with her first original song when she was three wins an award in a UK music competition.

SNP bullying Carmichael, says Bruce

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:49
The SNP want to "extinguish all opposition" in Scotland by trying to force Alistair Carmichael out as an MP, a senior Lib Dem claims.

Kenya police clash with al-Shabab

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:49
Kenyan police have been involved in a fierce battle with militant Islamists in the north-east, leaving one officer wounded, a government spokesman tells the BBC.

Can Nadal win a 10th French Open?

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:44
The Spaniard could become the first man to win the same Grand Slam 10 times. Why is he so dominant on clay? And how do you beat him?

Real Madrid close on Benitez as boss

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:41
Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is expected to be appointed Real Madrid manager after the Italian season finishes on Sunday.

First Libor trial starts in London

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:33
The first criminal trial linked to the manipulation of a key interest rate, known as Libor, is set to begin in London.

BB King's death to be investigated

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:31
The death of blues legend BB King is to be investigated after his daughters claim he was poisoned.

Amazon changes sales reporting

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:26
Amazon, the global online retailer, is changing the way it records European sales in a move that could see it paying more tax.

First Queen's Speeches: How new governments used theirs

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:20
What new governments – from Attlee to the coalition – did first

Actor Sharif has Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:16
Actor Omar Sharif, who starred Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago in the 1960s, is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Pipe bomb thrown into back garden

Tue, 2015-05-26 00:13
Residents are moved out of homes while small pipe bomb is made safe in the back garden of a house in east Belfast.

VIDEO: Sturgeon on economy and Tory cuts

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:28
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is giving a speech in Edinburgh in which she is expected to attack the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.

Reid's tale of triumph and tragedy

Mon, 2015-05-25 23:04
Golfer Melissa Reid reveals how she has grown up, both on and off the course, since her mother's death in 2012.

'No action' to follow F1 test crash

Mon, 2015-05-25 22:50
No action is to be taken against a former Formula 1 team after test driver Maria de Villota suffered a severe crash in Cambridgeshire in 2012.

Choir wins through to talent final

Mon, 2015-05-25 22:42
Welsh choir Cor Glanaethwy wins public vote to become the first act in the final of the Britain's Got Talent show.

Can Nadal win a 10th French Open?

Mon, 2015-05-25 22:24
The Spaniard could become the first man to win the same Grand Slam 10 times. Why is he so dominant on clay? And how do you beat him?

O2 network 'back to normal'

Mon, 2015-05-25 22:08
Phone provider O2 says its service is "back to normal" after customers complained of problems with reception in several parts of the UK.