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'Human rights' school bid backed

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:48
Campaigners are backing a couple who say their human rights were infringed when they were fined for taking their child out of school during term time.

Ballance embarrassed by nightclub snap

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:43
Gary Ballance says a second successive Lord's ton atoned for the embarrassment of being photographed with his top off.

VIDEO: Garcia's stunning long-range eagle

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:27
Sergio Garcia holes out with a stunning approach shot on hole two of his second round at the Open Championship at Hoylake.

Dublin woman dies in plane crash

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:12
An Irish woman is among the victims who died on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Irish government says.

Finding race seat difficult - Wolff

Fri, 2014-07-18 10:05
Susie Wolff admits it will be difficult for her to achieve her ambition of racing in Formula 1 with the Williams team.

Pope demands justice for Amia attack

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:36
Pope Francis demands justice for the victims of a bomb attack against the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires 20 years ago, which killed 85 people.

VIDEO: The man who found life in total darkness

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:27
Dr Robert Ballard, explains why his expedition to the Galapagos rift in 1977, where he discovered life forms exist in total darkness, defined his career.

India strike after Ballance century

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:26
England's Gary Ballance hits his second Test century of the summer at Lord's, but two late wickets give India the edge.

VIDEO: Nigeria's boom leaving many behind

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:21
Nigeria is booming, but a vast gap still exists between the growing middle-class and other Nigerians.

'Many dead' in Nigeria town raid

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:14
Many people are feared dead after suspected Boko Haram Islamist gunmen attack the town of Damboa in north-eastern Nigeria.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:12
Babies practise their first word silently for months before saying it, and more nuggets from the week's news.

BBC staff strike action called off

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:04
Strike action by BBC staff planned to disrupt coverage of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is suspended after talks.

Row over 'pro-EU' immigration report

Fri, 2014-07-18 09:00
A report on immigration has caused a row within government because Conservative ministers believed it was too pro-European, Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:51
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.

Polar bear boy death 'not neglect'

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:42
Failures by an expedition company did not cause the death of a British teenager mauled by a polar bear in Norway, a coroner says.

Syrians in prison 'despite amnesty'

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:34
Many activists in Syria remain in detention despite an amnesty declared last month, a group of 12 human rights and civil society groups says.

Petition to move 'sad' bear to Canada

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:28
Nearly 200,000 people sign a petition to get a despondent polar bear moved from an Argentina zoo to Canada.

Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:25
A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.

Boom in satellite ship tracking

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:21
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.

Monitors reach Ukraine crash site

Fri, 2014-07-18 08:19
International investigators arrive at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after rebels in east Ukraine allow access.
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