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US church U-turn on soaking homeless

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:43
A church in San Francisco has promised to remove sprinklers it installed to soak rough sleepers.

Uni hopefuls welcome foreign students

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:38
British applicants to university believe studying alongside foreign students will improve their prospects, a survey suggests

Ministers challenged over CO2 cuts

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:36
The UK government’s claim to lead the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers.

Will the watch industry get smart?

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:33
Watchmakers face up to Apple and Android

Wet wipe litter on beaches 'up 50%'

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:28
The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.

Mobile phone minister halts strikes

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:24
An education minister in Argentina has stopped waves of teachers' strikes by giving every teacher his mobile phone number and inviting them to call him with their complaints.

'Oldest' tunnel gets protected status

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:21
What is believed to be the world's oldest railway tunnel - dating from 1793 - is given protected status.

Blood test 'could cut antibiotics'

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:19
A new prototype blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or a virus within two hours, research suggests.

VIDEO: Prince Charles due to meet Obama

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:11
Prince Charles is in Washington, where he has toured monuments and made an impassioned plea to clean up the world's oceans.

Ruskin's daguerreotypes

Wed, 2015-03-18 18:03
A new book charts the discovery of daguerreotypes taken by the 19th Century critic John Ruskin.

Sheeran's X breaks 2m sales barrier

Wed, 2015-03-18 17:50
Pop star Ed Sheeran sells the two millionth copy of his album X, in the UK, nine months after it went on sale.

Bomb victims' families to lobby MEPs

Wed, 2015-03-18 17:48
Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are to travel to Brussels to lobby MEPs for an inquest into the deaths.

Osborne draws election battle lines

Wed, 2015-03-18 17:43
George Osborne draws the battle lines for the general election in seven weeks' time, after unveiling what he called a Budget for a "comeback country".

US veteran denies IS terror charges

Wed, 2015-03-18 17:27
A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State appears in court in New York and denies all the charges.

European struggle for English teams

Wed, 2015-03-18 17:20
No English clubs have made it to the Champions League last eight for the second time in three years. Why?

Norfolk Islanders to pay income tax

Wed, 2015-03-18 17:10
New government proposals will see residents on Australia's tiny Norfolk Island lose their parliament and have to pay income tax for the first time.

VIDEO: Watching the City watching Osborne

Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.

Target follows rivals in wage boost

Wed, 2015-03-18 16:53
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.

Vonn wins seventh downhill title

Wed, 2015-03-18 16:50
American Lindsey Vonn wins a record-equalling seventh Alpine skiing World Cup downhill title and an 18th crystal globe.

VIDEO: How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world

Wed, 2015-03-18 16:27
How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world