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MSPs to back plan to cut voting age

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:33
Holyrood is expected to back plans to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections.

Lawyers warn of cyclists' tram risk

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:31
Lawyers representing cyclists injured on Edinburgh's tram tracks have warned the city council it must take action to prevent a fatality.

Who killed Alberto Nisman?

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:28
In search of the truth about the death of a top prosecutor

MPs set to debate Trident safety

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:23
The safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde is set to be debated in the House of Commons.

'Rethink needed' over jailing women

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:19
The justice secretary says he wants a radical shake-up in the way women are punished for crimes.

Scotland Bill due to be published

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:16
Legislation giving more power to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster.

Breast cancer 'alters bone to spread'

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:14
Breast cancers can change the structure of bone to make it easier to spread there, a study finds.

PM on trip to win EU leaders' backing

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:09
David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons.

Hashtag is 'children's word of year'

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:07
Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.

VIDEO: Ukraine police try to shake off past

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:00
David Stern visited the police academy in Ukraine where new police officers are being trained as part of a major programme of reforms to the service.

VIDEO: Street workout to get SA children fit

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:00
Taking the fight against fat to South Africa's streets

Why is 30 hours a week important?

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:00
Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?

Russian gas industry looks east

Wed, 2015-05-27 15:00
Why Russian gas companies may turn to China

France honours Resistance heroes

Wed, 2015-05-27 14:51
France honours four members of the French Resistance against the Nazis with a ceremony at the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.

VIDEO: China's new law-enforcement gadgets

Wed, 2015-05-27 14:31
The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.

VIDEO: Greek island sees migrant surge

Wed, 2015-05-27 14:09
The authorities in the Greek island of Kos say they have rescued 1,200 migrants in the past two days.

Lamborghini confirms SUV launch

Wed, 2015-05-27 13:47
Sports car maker Lamborghini confirms the launch of an SUV and signs a deal to build the car in Italy.

Why Fifa scandal is sport's biggest

Wed, 2015-05-27 13:34
BBC Sport's Matt Slater examines what sets the Fifa fiasco apart from the litany of previous sporting scandals.

Nasdaq index closes at a record

Wed, 2015-05-27 13:19
The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.

Why the Americans took on Fifa

Wed, 2015-05-27 13:08
Why the US is policing a global game