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Call for global single-use syringes

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:04
Smart syringes that can be used only once should be used for injections, the World Health Organization has announced.

Sturgeon to visit top London school

Mon, 2015-02-23 00:00
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland can learn lessons from schools in England ahead of a visit to a high achieving London junior school.

HSBC reports sharp profit fall

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:40
HSBC has said 2014 was a "challenging year" after reporting a 17% drop in profit to $18.7bn.

N Korea bans foreigners from race

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:31
North Korean authorities ban foreigners from the annual Pyongyang marathon because of concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies say.

VIDEO: Cumberbatch: 'No losers' at Oscars

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:31
Benedict Cumberbatch says that the Oscars are "fantastic" despite missing out on the best actor trophy.

Derry woman critical in Indonesia

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:28
A 22-year-old woman from Londonderry is in a critical condition in an Indonesian hospital after collapsing while on holiday.

Warnings issued for hail and sleet

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:28
Weather forecasters warn of hazardous driving conditions on Monday and Tuesday as sleet, snow and hail showers sweep across Scotland.

Ukraine 'cannot start withdrawal'

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:26
The Ukrainian military says it cannot start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east until the rebels stop shelling its positions.

England must 'stay together' - Moeen

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:24
England must ignore the negativity and stick together after their World Cup win against Scotland, says Moeen Ali.

BBC chooses Kenya innovators for pilot

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:21
Two groups of Kenyan tech innovators are selected to help the BBC reach young African audiences through social and digital platforms.

Abbey funeral for tipper truck girl

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:14
The funeral of a four-year-old girl killed in a tipper truck crash is to be held at Bath Abbey later.

VIDEO: Oscars 2015: The best bits

Sun, 2015-02-22 23:10
BBC News looks back at some of the highlights of the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony.

Bovis Homes' full-year profits jump

Sun, 2015-02-22 22:58
Housebuilder Bovis Homes reports a big rise in profits to £133.5m after an "excellent" year, with house sales at a record high.

Selling Scotland the Rebrand

Sun, 2015-02-22 22:47
A "refreshed" Scottish economic strategy next month will highlight inequality and science. It's getting some advice this week on what to put in the chapter about boosting exports.

Airlift operation for hilltop path

Sun, 2015-02-22 22:41
An operation to airlift hundreds of tonnes of heather brash and crushed stone to repair a hilltop walking route begins on Monday.

Search to resume for missing boy, 11

Sun, 2015-02-22 21:59
The seventh day of searching for schoolboy Cameron Comey gets underway on Monday morning.

Domestic abuse school lessons row

Sun, 2015-02-22 21:56
A woman who was shot by her estranged husband wants a law passed saying domestic violence issues will be taught in schools.

Dog walker swept out to sea dies

Sun, 2015-02-22 21:52
A man in his 30s dies after being swept out to sea while walking his dog in Scarborough.

VIDEO: Tackling FGM's poor prosecution rate

Sun, 2015-02-22 21:33
BBC Inside Out investigates why there have been no successful prosecutions for female genital mutilation even though it has been a criminal offence in Britain for 30 years.

Fresh appeal over missing NI woman

Sun, 2015-02-22 21:31
A fresh appeal for information is due to be made by police later ahead of the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of a missing Bangor woman.