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In pictures: Irish president in UK

Tue, 2014-04-08 12:01
Michael D Higgins visit to the UK

UK-Ireland future 'built on trust'

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:44
Irish President Michael D Higgins hails the "warm and enduring" links with Britain in a special address to Parliament.

Nato warns Russia over Ukraine

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:43
Nato says further Russian intervention in Ukraine would be a "historic mistake" as Kiev tries to retake official buildings in the east from separatists.

Obama hits at gender wage disparity

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:36
President Obama issues executive orders aimed at erasing gender disparities in pay among the government workforce, in an appeal to women voters.

77 jobs at risk as bus depot to shut

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:28
Bus operator Stagecoach is to close its depot at Brynmawr in the Gwent valleys in July, putting 77 jobs under threat.

Badger baiting pair given dog ban

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:26
A father and son are banned from keeping dogs for 10 years after being found guilty of using them for badger baiting.

M6 shut after multiple-vehicle crash

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:22
The M6 is to remain closed southbound until Wednesday morning following a crash involving two cars and two lorries, the Highways Agency says.

Scott confident for Masters defence

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:21
Australia's Adam Scott is relishing the chance to become the fourth player in Masters history to win back-to-back Green Jackets.

Police Federation chairman 'bullied'

Tue, 2014-04-08 11:15
The outgoing chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales claimed he was "cruelly bullied" by senior colleagues, a newly published letter suggests.

UN names pair killed in Somalia

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:53
The UN has identified two of its workers killed in Somalia on Monday as UK citizen Simon Davis and French citizen Clement Gorrissen

'Williams wasteful, Ferrari nowhere'

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:50
BBC Sport F1 analyst Allan McNish looks at why Williams and Ferrari are struggling to fulfil their potential

VIDEO: Price of Rwanda's political progress

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:40
George Alagiah reports on the political price of economic progress in Rwanda.

Rooney expected to face Bayern Munich

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:32
Manchester United manager David Moyes says he would be "mad" not to let Wayne Rooney play against Bayern Munich.

Race's water firm 'was not paid'

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:29
The water firm blamed by organisers for the cancellation of the Sheffield half marathon claims it did not deliver supplies as it had not been paid.

Dust explosion uni set to reopen

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:16
Edinburgh Napier campus is set to reopen on Wednesday after a fire and "dust explosion" forced hundreds of students to be evacuated.

VIDEO: Indian pressure to forgive rapists

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:14
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from the capital of Mizoram, where there is huge social pressure on women to forgive rapists.

Prior hits ton as Finn claims six

Tue, 2014-04-08 10:13
England duo Matt Prior and Steven Finn both star on the third day as Sussex build a big lead against Middlesex at Hove.

France PM vows tax and spending cuts

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:57
New French Prime Minister Manuel Valls vows to cut taxes and public spending in a bid to make the French economy more competitive.

Call for OTR review to be widened

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:43
Lord Tebbit calls for the terms of an inquiry into secret letters sent to IRA On the Runs to be extended.

Leading candidates raise the stakes in Afghan elections

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:37
David Loyn looks ahead to second round of Afghan election
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