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Zimbabwe arrests state paper editor

Fri, 2014-06-20 02:41
Zimbabwean police arrest a recently appointed editor of a state-owned newspaper, the latest sign of tension within President Robert Mugabe's ruling party.

VIDEO: Bulgaria floods cause chaos

Fri, 2014-06-20 02:01
Heavy flooding hits eastern Bulgaria, killing at least 10 people and causing severe damage to several cities.

State school sport 'not competitive'

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:53
Too many state school pupils are being denied the chance to take part in competitive sport by heads who treat it as an "optional extra", says Ofsted.

American Apparel coup lifts shares

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:36
Shares in American Apparel rise sharply after the clothing firm's board voted to oust its controversial founder and chief executive Dov Charney.

VIDEO: 'Bullying has never really stopped'

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:29
Rosie King, 15, describes how her autism has led to her being bullied throughout her years at school and why she and her mother Sharon believe attitudes to disability must change.

Songwriter Gerry Goffin dies in LA

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:17
Songwriter Gerry Goffin, who penned chart-topping songs with his then-wife Carole King and later solo, has died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles.

McConaughey wins best TV actor award

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:09
Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey picks up the best actor award at the annual Television Critics Awards.

In pictures: Refugee stories

Fri, 2014-06-20 01:09
Photographers talk about their work on World Refugee Day

The market is asking - will TSB buy Co-op Bank?

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:55
The market is asking if TSB will buy Co-op Bank

VIDEO: Speedboat deaths: Mother's safety plea

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:35
A woman whose husband and daughter died in a speedboat accident in Cornwall has urged other boat users to wear a safety "kill cord".

HK votes in unofficial referendum

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:32
Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are holding an unofficial vote on universal suffrage, with organisers saying 35,000 voted in its first hour.

VIDEO: Raw video shows BBC under Isis attack

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:26
The BBC's Paul Wood was reporting on Kurdish troops in Iraq when the group he was with came under fire from militant fighters.

VIDEO: Ukraine: At scene of unreported battle

Fri, 2014-06-20 00:08
The fighting between Pro-Russian militias and Ukrainian troops in the east of the country has left a scarred landscape with damaged infrastructure.

Painting with "keyhole" vision

Thu, 2014-06-19 23:29
How an artist who cannot see his own pictures pursues his painting

VIDEO: Could these be the next billionaires?

Thu, 2014-06-19 22:55
The BBC is taking a look at the next generation of potential billionaires and Samira Hussain has been meeting some young girls who are hoping to make it big in the world of technology.

Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'

Thu, 2014-06-19 22:23
The number of people living as refugees worldwide exceeded 50 million in 2013, for the first time since World War Two, the UN says.

VIDEO: The schools using Minecraft in lessons

Thu, 2014-06-19 22:19
Some schools are encouraging children to play computer games in lessons to help with more traditional subjects like creative writing in English.

Malaysia plane search to move south

Thu, 2014-06-19 22:04
The Australian authorities announce that the next phase of the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane will move hundreds of miles south.

VIDEO: War refugee numbers 'highest since WWII'

Thu, 2014-06-19 21:40
The UN refugee agency says the number of people displaced by war or persecution exceeded 50m last year - the highest figure since World War Two.

England 'despair' and US Iraq vow - the papers

Thu, 2014-06-19 20:43
England's defeat to Uruguay at the World Cup is reflected in Friday's papers, along with a US pledge on action in Iraq.

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