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Mercury 'painted black' by comets

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:59
The mystery of Mercury's dark surface can be explained by a steady dusting of carbon from passing comets, research suggests.

Museum displays IS beheadings

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:55
A museum defends a decision to exhibit graphic images of beheadings by the Islamic State militant group.

Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:53
Author and broadcaster Stephen Fry swears off Instagram, claiming to have been "hounded off" the photo-sharing service.

Iran nuclear crisis: Six key points

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:50
Six key points to understanding what the crisis over Iran's nuclear programme is all about.

'Trevor who?' reaction to Noah as host

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:49
South African is surprise replacement for Jon Stewart

Dozens dead near Yemen refugee camp

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:35
At least 45 people have died in a blast near a refugee camp in western Yemen, aid workers say, but officials deny Saudi air strikes were the cause.

Free nursery has 'no academic benefit'

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:33
Free nursery places for three-year olds have helped mothers back to work, but have made "no difference" to academic performance later on, researchers claim.

Family of four dead in Gibraltar flat

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:25
Four people including a British man and two children have been found dead in a flat in Gibraltar, police in the British territory have said.

My best position is striker - Barkley

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:21
Everton's Ross Barkley says he is best played as a striker, despite most of his career being as an attacking midfielder.

Legal high boy, 14, speaks out

Mon, 2015-03-30 08:00
A 14-year-old schoolboy from the Neath Valley tells how he was hospitalised after taking a "legal high".

VIDEO: On board Tory election 'battle bus'

Mon, 2015-03-30 07:54
The BBC's Carole Walker took a look inside the Conservative Party's campaign bus, as it headed off to its first election rally.

Plastic bag tax to plug funding gap

Mon, 2015-03-30 07:31
Up to £800,000 raised from the tax on plastic bags could help sustain environmental groups whose funding was slashed in the Stormont budget.

Teachers' 'British values' warning

Mon, 2015-03-30 07:15
Teachers should ignore rules on promoting "fundamental British values", a teachers' union conference has heard.

Ian Gough claims ex 'made up' attack

Mon, 2015-03-30 07:05
Former Welsh rugby international Ian Gough appeals his conviction for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, model Sophia Cahill.

Sense of history at Iran talks

Mon, 2015-03-30 07:04
If a framework for an Iranian nuclear deal is agreed this week, it could pave the way for one of the most significant, but most sensitive, accords in decades, says the BBC's Lyse Doucet.

Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter

Mon, 2015-03-30 06:55
Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter.

Landslides destroy Burundi homes

Mon, 2015-03-30 06:42
At least 10 people are missing, feared dead, in Burundi after landslides which have destroyed hundreds of home, officials say.

VIDEO: Farmers test out 'flying sheepdog'

Mon, 2015-03-30 06:33
Paul Brennan talks to the BBC about sending a drone up to herd his sheep.


Mon, 2015-03-30 06:24
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Shots fired at NSA headquarters

Mon, 2015-03-30 06:20
Local media are reporting that shots have been fired at the headquarters of the NSA outside of Washington.