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Surge in child emotional abuse cases

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:56
Children's charity NSPCC Scotland reports a dramatic rise in helpline callers reporting serious cases of emotional abuse.

Scots 'to come together' after vote

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:54
Scotland will "come together" after the referendum regardless of the result, the Scottish Parliament presiding officer says, as the formal campaign period begins.

VIDEO: 167 on the Royal Opera House stage

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:36
The latest production at the Royal Opera House features the largest number of people on stage - 14 principals, 48 chorus, 12 extra chorus, 26 actors, and 67 community ensemble.

VIDEO: Orangutan dental checks aid conservation

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:36
How dental checks are vital to orangutan conservation efforts

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:32
Rat, ferret, chinchilla - which pet is now legal in NYC?

UK taught Brazil interrogation techniques

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:27
How the UK taught interrogation to Brazil's dictators

Team rebuilds 'most famous spine'

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:18
Richard III's bent spine would have left him inches shorter, but able to live a normal life, researchers find.

Rise in child emotional abuse calls

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:16
The number of child emotional abuse cases referred to police and children's services from the NSPCC's UK helpline has risen by 47%, the charity says.

VIDEO: Suit ages wearer 60 years in 20 mins

Thu, 2014-05-29 15:12
The AgeLab at MIT has developed a suit that they say simulates the ageing process to give younger people a better idea of the physical challenges that older people face. Rajini Vaidyanathan tried it on.

Deputy suspended for phoney texts

Thu, 2014-05-29 14:29
The deputy leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council is suspended after sending text messages to BBC Radio Stoke pretending to be different people.

NI Muslim leaders 'accept apology'

Thu, 2014-05-29 14:13
Muslim community leaders accept NI First Minister Peter Robinson's apology for his controversial comments about followers of their faith.

VIDEO: Rennard apologises to activists

Thu, 2014-05-29 14:10
Former Lib Dem chief executive Lord Rennard apologises for his behaviour towards female party members.

VIDEO: The plight of Niger's child brides

Thu, 2014-05-29 14:06
The BBC has been to Niger, which has the highest rate of child marriage in the world with nearly 80% of girls there married by the age of 18.

Arrests over hanged Indian girls

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:42
At least three men, including a police officer, are arrested after two teenage girls are gang raped and hanged from a tree in northern India.

Dallaire to leave Canadian Senate

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:22
Retired Gen Romeo Dallaire, the commander of UN peacekeeping forces in Rwanda during the 1994 genocide, says he will resign from the Canadian Senate.

Brazil Supreme Court head to retire

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:20
Judge Joaquim Barbosa, who oversaw the biggest corruption trial in Brazilian history, is to retire as president of the Supreme Court.

Two men found dead in city house

Thu, 2014-05-29 13:02
Two elderly men are found dead in Edinburgh after police were called to a house in the south of the city.

Ukraine helicopter downed - 12 dead

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:53
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine shoot down an army helicopter near the flashpoint town of Sloviansk, killing 12 people including a general.

Big money for Niger's child brides

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:46
The big money paid for young girls in Niger

Driver escapes tree falling on car

Thu, 2014-05-29 12:41
A driver has a lucky escape after a large tree branch fell on his car as he was driving on a main road in Cardiff.
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