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S Leone to end Ebola schools closure

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:52
Schools in Sierra Leone are to reopen in March, eight months after they were closed because of the Ebola outbreak, officials announce.

Restart child abuse inquiry - Labour

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:51
Labour says there is "no choice" but to restart the inquiry into historical child sex abuse, with a new chair and statutory powers.

Glitter 'plied girl with champagne'

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:50
Singer Gary Glitter gave a 12-year-old girl champagne after a concert before inviting her into a hotel room and having sex with her, a jury hears.

Villa fined £60k over conduct

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:48
Aston Villa are fined £60k and warned about future conduct over players' behaviour in a game against Leicester City.

Drug drone crashes on Mexican border

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:28
A quadcopter drone carrying 3kg of illegal drugs crashes near the border between Mexico and the US.

Japan presses for IS hostage release

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:27
Japan's government says it is exploring all possible ways to save the lives of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants demanding a ransom.

'No rebel withdrawal' in Yemen

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:17
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen remain in key positions in the capital Sanaa, despite a deal under which they agreed to withdraw, witnesses say.

Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:06
The tobacco industry warns that government plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging in England are "flawed".

BP boss says Deepwater liabilities exceed cost of Hurricane Katrina

Thu, 2015-01-22 02:00
The chief executive reveals how, five years on, the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico is still weighing heavily on BP.

Violent crime rises across Wales

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:56
Violent crime has seen a large rise in Wales, although the level of overall crime has only gone up slightly, official figures show.

VIDEO: Moment elephant calf rescued from pit

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:36
Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.

Your pictures: Cold weather

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:30
Readers' photos on the theme of "cold weather"

Congo clashes over cut internet

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:25
Clashes erupt in DR Congo to demand the restoration of the internet, which was cut during protests against President Kabila, witnesses say.

Aussie changes no distraction - Bell

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:23
England's Ian Bell says Australia missing seven of their World Cup squad for Friday's match in Hobart is not a distraction.

UK borrowing rises in December

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:18
UK government borrowing increased to £13.1bn in December, up from £10.3bn a year earlier, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.

Simon Pegg to co-write Star Trek 3

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:16
The actor and writer Simon Pegg confirms he is set co-write Star Trek 3 and will return to play Scotty in the film franchise.

The story of Cantona's kung-fu kick

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:16
Burgers, seagulls & shotguns: the inside story of the most shocking episode in Premier League history by those who were there.

Tribute to window fall student

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:00
The family of a student who died after falling out of an Edinburgh window pays tribute to him, describing him as smart, funny and witty.

Crime figures remain at record low

Thu, 2015-01-22 01:00
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.

VIDEO: How Cantona's kung-fu kick was reported

Thu, 2015-01-22 00:55
BBC Sport looks back on Eric Cantona's infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace supporter in January 1995.