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Why is childcare so expensive?

Sun, 2014-01-12 19:41
But why do workers still earn low wages?

Afghan 'suicide girl' reveals ordeal

Sun, 2014-01-12 19:01
An Afghan girl tells the BBC how her family ordered her to wear a suicide vest and attack a police checkpoint in Helmand province.

VW eyes $7bn N America investment

Sun, 2014-01-12 18:50
German carmaker Volkswagen says it will invest $7bn (£4bn) in North America over the next five years as it looks to boost its sales in the region.

UK childcare costs 'rise by 19%'

Sun, 2014-01-12 18:50
Childcare costs rose by 19% in the year to December 2013, according to a specialist website, with the cost of nannies increasing the most.

More new graduate jobs promised

Sun, 2014-01-12 18:41
A survey of 100 big employers in the UK suggests they are planning to take on more new graduates this year.

Fierce fish catch swallows in flight

Sun, 2014-01-12 18:35
African tigerfish have been filmed by scientists catching swallows in flight.

Mother and son shot at bingo hall

Sun, 2014-01-12 18:22
A 56-year-old woman and her son have been shot in what detectives have described as a targeted attack outside a Manchester bingo hall.

In pictures: The longest ever raft journey

Sun, 2014-01-12 18:07
The longest ever raft journey - from South America to Australia

Readers' tales of extreme commuting

Sun, 2014-01-12 17:59
Readers' most epic tales of extreme commuting

Belgrade's love for 1980s Brit bands

Sun, 2014-01-12 17:55
The Serbian capital's love affair with 1980s British bands

Digging for their lives

Sun, 2014-01-12 17:41
Of the 26 million Russians who died in World War Two, up to four million are still considered "missing in action". But volunteers are searching battlefields to find and bury them.

VIDEO: Global drive aims to make food safer

Sun, 2014-01-12 17:23
Food scares are increasingly common these days, but international experts are redoubling efforts to improve food safety.

VIDEO: Leak soaks Globes red carpet

Sun, 2014-01-12 17:05
A leak from a sprinkler has sprayed water over the red carpet, hours before the start of the Golden Globe Awards.

Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

Sun, 2014-01-12 16:15
Calling time on Taiwan's handmade noodles

Scotland 'benefits from UK union'

Sun, 2014-01-12 16:07
The Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael is to set out the case for Scotland remaining in the UK union during a lecture in Stirling later.

Actress Alexandra Bastedo dies at 67

Sun, 2014-01-12 16:06
Actress Alexandra Bastedo, best known for her role in the 1960s television sci-fi series The Champions, dies aged 67 following a long illness.

Slower growth for Scots economy

Sun, 2014-01-12 16:06
The Scottish economy is continuing to grow but the pace of growth is declining, according to the Bank of Scotland's latest PMI report.

What next for Detroit's Big Three?

Sun, 2014-01-12 16:00
US carmakers on the rise again at Detroit's motor show

VIDEO: Body of Sharon lying in state

Sun, 2014-01-12 14:46
Thousands of Israelis file past the body of ex-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who died at 85 after eight years in a coma.

US envoy meets South Sudan rebels

Sun, 2014-01-12 13:53
Efforts to broker a ceasefire in South Sudan continue with a US special envoy and other mediators meeting the rebel leader, Riek Machar.

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