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New Nato boss on challenges ahead

Wed, 2014-10-29 23:30
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.

Mexico head meets students' families

Wed, 2014-10-29 21:20
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.

Ebola quarantine test looms in US

Wed, 2014-10-29 21:10
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.

VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics

Wed, 2014-10-29 20:54
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.

Microsoft unveils fitness band

Wed, 2014-10-29 20:48
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.

Legal challenge to probation reforms

Wed, 2014-10-29 20:00
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.

Wait for train seats 'unacceptable'

Wed, 2014-10-29 19:01
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".

New species of frog in urban jungle

Wed, 2014-10-29 18:36
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.

Australia bank plans UK asset sale

Wed, 2014-10-29 18:15
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:51
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:50
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened

Ant and Dec to host 2015 Brit awards

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:35
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.

England's strange winter rituals

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:34
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives

Child sex exploitation 'social norm'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:33
Child sexual exploitation has become a "social norm" within some areas of Greater Manchester, according to the author of a report ordered after the Rochdale grooming case.

Private school graduates 'earn more'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:27
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.

NHS finding it 'difficult to cope'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:19
The NHS in Scotland is finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", according to the public spending watchdog.

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis

Schools 'progressing too slowly'

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:17
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.

Rocket makers probe US explosion

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:10
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

Miliband due at Scots Labour dinner

Wed, 2014-10-29 17:09
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.

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