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New Toronto mayor ends Rob Ford era

Mon, 2014-10-27 18:37
The Canadian city of Toronto elects a moderate conservative mayor, bringing to an end the era of scandal-hit incumbent Rob Ford.

Children 'lacking trust' in police

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:38
Children and young people have a "profound lack of trust" in the police, bordering on fear in some cases, a report by MPs and peers suggests.

'Hero' killed as children watched

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:36
A "hero" motorist who pulled over to break up a fight was hit and killed by a car as his three children watched what happened, police reveal.

US used Nazis as Cold War spies

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:36
Declassified US records reveal that hundreds of Nazis were used as spies after World War Two, with the full approval of FBI boss J Edgar Hoover.

Arab road trip movie tackles taboos

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:35
The Arab road movie that challenges preconceptions

Prisons 'struggle with older inmates'

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:24
Prisons in England and Wales are struggling to cope with the increasing number of elderly prisoners, according to a report by the Prison Reform Trust.

Met Office supercomputer confirmed

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:12
A £97m supercomputer will boost the Met Office's computing capacity by 13 times, improving weather forecasting and climate modelling.

US sceptical about Afghan war - poll

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:07
More than a decade on, fewer than half of US respondents say intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile, a BBC poll finds.

Body has 'rush hour' transformation

Mon, 2014-10-27 17:05
Two "rush hours" every day profoundly change the way the body works, scientists have discovered.

Peru Dirty War bodies returned

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:56
Relatives of 80 victims of Peru's Dirty War receive their exhumed bodies at a ceremony in the city of Ayacucho.

Scottish Poppy Appeal to be launched

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:35
The Scottish Poppy Appeal is due be launched by tennis coach and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Judy Murray.

Is it worth screening for Ebola at airports?

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:32
Is it worth screening travellers for Ebola at airports?

A9 average speed cameras switched on

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:32
A network of average speed cameras on the notorious A9 road between Inverness and Dunblane is to be switched on for the first time.

Afghanistan's battlefield slang

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:31
...and other slang terms coined by UK military in Afghanistan

The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:30
The high-stakes world of rare-plant theft

VIDEO: Ebola sufferers 'robbed of dignity'

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:23
The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, on the devastating impact of Ebola upon its people.

Migration, Cameron jogger and weather pledge

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:12
The migration debate, the jogger who ran into the prime minister, and the promise of more accurate weather forecasts grab the headlines.

VIDEO: Turning trash into cash in India

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:09
A charity in Delhi runs a programme for visually challenged people - they collect flowers from outside temples, which are turned into paint and then sold for a profit.

VIDEO: Bid to boost life for learning disabled

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:05
The learning disability campaign for a 'normal' social life

'Prize money gap needs to be closed'

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:02
Men earn more prize money than their female counterparts in 30% of sports, a BBC Sport study reveals.