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'Jail for a day' think tank call

Thu, 2014-05-15 18:42
Offenders who breach a community sentence should be sent to jail "for a day or two", says a think tank created by Iain Duncan Smith.

California sees wildfire 'flare-up'

Thu, 2014-05-15 18:06
Firefighters beat back parts of the nine blazes raging in southern California, but a flare-up of a wildfire in San Marcos has forced new evacuations.

Enterprise funds unspent, say MPs

Thu, 2014-05-15 18:06
MPs say billions of pounds of Government funds set aside to boost economic growth and jobs around the country are still unspent.

London boost for women bishops plan

Thu, 2014-05-15 17:46
The Diocese of London - one of two Church of England regions not to pass a proposed women bishops law in 2012 - has voted in favour of the latest proposal.

WW1 PoW cemetery restored in Poland

Thu, 2014-05-15 17:33
Headstones commemorating 39 UK soldiers who died at a prisoner of war camp during World War One are erected in northern Poland.

More boys charged over park murder

Thu, 2014-05-15 17:09
Boys aged 15 and 16 are charged with murdering a teenager stabbed in a west London park, bringing the total charged to three.

What impact will more Eurosceptics have on EU Parliament?

Thu, 2014-05-15 17:06
What a rise in Eurosceptics might mean for EU parliament

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-05-15 17:04
Which accent did David Tennant admit struggling with?

VIDEO: India's hopes for its new leaders

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:59
With India's election result about to be announced, Yogita Limaye visits a family in Mumbai to find out what ordinary citizens want

Brazil hit by anti-World Cup rallies

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:51
Brazilian riot police in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro fire tear gas to break up protests against the cost of hosting the football World Cup.

VIDEO: Providing LNG gas for the masses

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:50
Asia has a huge demand for liquefied natural gas, but ensuring everyone gets a supply is a huge engineering challenge.

Godzilla film 'harks back to Jaws and Alien'

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:44
Director and actors discuss the new Godzilla film

Deutsche in $1.7bn Vegas casino sale

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:33
Deutsche Bank sells the lossmaking Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas casino and resort to private equity giant Blackstone.

High BMI stem-cell donors 'safe'

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:20
People with a high Body Mass Index of up to 40 can make equally good stem-cell donors as those with a healthy weight, according to new research.

Will the US bring back firing squads?

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:09
Will the US bring back firing squads for executions?

VIDEO: Final curtain call for dancing OAPs

Thu, 2014-05-15 16:08
Crowds queue up in Palm Springs, California, to catch a last glimpse of a long-running music show performed by all-singing, all-dancing senior citizens.

VIDEO: Optical illusion lets you withdraw cash

Thu, 2014-05-15 15:53
Intel have shown off a user interface that allows users to touch the air to enter data, using special glass, and motion sensor cameras.

ChildLine drink and drug calls rise

Thu, 2014-05-15 15:48
Childline Scotland counsellors took almost 1,000 calls from children worried about parents abusing drink or drugs last year, figures show.

VIDEO: The story behind your pearls

Thu, 2014-05-15 15:44
With the overproduction of cultured pearls in recent years, natural pearls are becoming more of a rarity and technology is getting more sophisticated so as to untangle the differences between the two.

VIDEO: The man who draws your tweets

Thu, 2014-05-15 15:39
The man who draws your tweets and tweets them back
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