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Australia's Norfolk Island faces fight for independence

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:16
Australian island that won't give up independence without a fight

Iannucci to make Copperfield film

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:12
The Thick of It creator Armando Iannucci is to adapt a new version of Charles Dickens' David Copperfield for the big screen.

VIDEO: Finance Bill second reading

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:08
MPs pass the Finance Bill at second reading.

16 republicans pardoned since 2000

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:27
Sixteen republicans received royal pardons between 2000 and 2002, the Northern Ireland Office discloses.

VIDEO: Grief in Spain at student plane deaths

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:08
The German victims of the Alps air crash included 16 pupils returning from an exchange trip in Spain.

Mediation call over 'gay cake' row

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:06
The two sides involved in the 'gay cake' dispute have been urged not to go to court - by the person for whom the cake was intended.

Bergdahl faces 'desertion charge'

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:37
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is to be charged with desertion.

Unique Minecraft project for schools

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:06
Up to 50,000 schoolchildren in Northern Ireland will have access to one of the world's most popular video games in their classrooms

VIDEO: 'Useable sounds' on plane black box

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:57
Air accident investigators say that they have found "useable sounds" on the black box from the plane which crashed in the Alps on Tuesday, but it could take months to decipher them

Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:50
Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.

Dating site ban for 'serial abuser'

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:38
A "serial abuser" who admitted unlawfully wounding a woman he met online is banned from dating websites in a bid to stop him attracting more women.

Tracking Britain's jihadists

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:25
The stories behind those who back IS

Facebook Messenger lets apps plug in

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:23
Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.

VIDEO: Malaysian Grand Prix highlights

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:07
Watch highlights of the Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit.

Met police 'had files on MPs in 90s'

Wed, 2015-03-25 09:00
A former undercover police officer has told BBC News that Scotland Yard kept intelligence files on MPs during the 1990s.

Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:57
Zayn Malik has left One Direction, the band says in a statement on their Facebook page.

Shop blamed for boy's mirror death

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:56
A four-year-old boy, crushed when a mirror fell on him in a designer store, died in an "accident waiting to happen", a coroner says.

'Racist chants' Chelsea five in court

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:47
Five men accused over racist chanting on the Paris Metro ahead of Chelsea's Champions League game in the city contest a football banning order application.

Analysis: Tory elephant trap on VAT?

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:44
The BBC's Iain Watson examines the political manoeuvring behind David Cameron's VAT pledge and how Labour has responded.

Crash jet black box has 'usable data'

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:38
French investigators say the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 has usable data, but it has so far yielded no clues to the crash.