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Why criminal twins may no longer be safe

Tue, 2014-01-14 17:57
Identical twins have almost identical DNA, but until now it has been almost impossible to distinguish between them. Scientists are offering a new test which could help police solve crimes where a suspects evade the law because they have an identical twin.

Beanie Babies creator avoids prison

Tue, 2014-01-14 17:53
The billionaire creator of Beanie Babies toys avoids prison for hiding millions of dollars from US tax authorities in a Swiss bank account.

Israel apologies for Kerry criticism

Tue, 2014-01-14 17:18
Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon apologises for quotes lambasting US Secretary of State John Kerry's role in the Middle East peace process.

Smartphone wallet backed by banks

Tue, 2014-01-14 17:01
Five UK lenders are to add a facility allowing users to make instant payments via their smartphone apps later this year.

Where does my water bill go?

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:58
Where does the money from my water bill go?

Profile: Mary Barra, General Motors

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:54
Mary Barra takes the wheel at General Motors

West Country meat wins EU protection

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:53
West Country beef and lamb and Anglesey Sea Salt joins the ranks of Cornish Pasties and Stilton cheese after gaining protected EU status.

Anglesey sea salt wins EU protection

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:53
Anglesey sea salt can class itself in the same league as Parma Ham and Champagne after winning protected European status.

VIDEO: Fitness tracker 'goes on forearm'

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:49
Electrical accessories maker, Scosche, reveals a wearable fitness tracker which uses a light to measure blood flow and calories burned at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Richard Taylor reports.

Child benefit claimants risk fine

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:39
Some 110,000 higher-earning parents who receive child benefit payments face a fine if they fail to register for, and return, tax self-assessment forms.

VIDEO: The hazards of theatre by candlelight

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:35
The Jacobean play the Duchess of Malfi is being performed entirely by candlelight at the Sam Wanamaker playhouse

VIDEO: Bewitching poison: alcohol as medicine

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:34
An exhibition at the Royal College of Physicians explores the use and sometimes fatal misuse of alcohol as a medicine.

Value of fraud in Scotland 'rises'

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:33
Fraudsters in Scotland swindled firms, local councils and the UK Treasury out of nearly £7m last year, according to a new report.

Misconduct solicitors claim millions

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:32
Law firms with solicitors who have been found guilty of professional misconduct are still receiving millions in legal aid, according to a BBC Scotland investigation.

VIDEO: Driverless cars; still a distant dream?

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:08
BMW has shown off self-driving cars that can "drift" around bends and slalom between cones. David Grossman reports for Newsnight.

Man held over house-sitter's death

Tue, 2014-01-14 16:03
Police investigating the death of an artist who was house-sitting at a property in West Sussex over Christmas arrest a man on suspicion of murder.

Pellegrini targets City quadruple

Tue, 2014-01-14 15:59
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he wants to mark his debut season in England by winning four trophies.

Cortese's Southampton future in doubt

Tue, 2014-01-14 15:45
Southampton chairman Nicola Cortese's future is uncertain amid fears he could leave the club at the end of the season.

VIDEO: Syria conflict: Voices from Damascus

Tue, 2014-01-14 15:39
Almost three years after the Syrian uprising began, Lyse Doucet speaks to a pianist, a protester and a businessman, to ask them about life in a war zone.

VIDEO: Hacking jury sees video of 'laptop plot'

Tue, 2014-01-14 15:36
The jury in the phone hacking trial has seen CCTV footage of Rebekah Brooks's husband allegedly trying to hide evidence from the police.

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