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EU anti-establishment parties rise

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:13
Is the rise of anti-establishment parties in the EU down to their radical policies or mainstream political disillusionment, asks Prof Archie Brown?

IS attacks Iraqi town near US base

Thu, 2015-02-12 19:02
Islamic State militants launch an attack on a town in Iraq's Anbar province, close to an airbase that is home to some 300 US marines.

Abuse inquiry 'should cover whole UK'

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:59
The government is being urged to extend the scope of the historical child sexual abuse inquiry to also cover Scotland and Northern Ireland.

'Dozens killed' in Myanmar fighting

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:43
Nearly 50 soldiers are killed in three days of fighting between government troops and Kokang ethnic rebels in Myanmar, state media reports.

Kobane: Assessing the devastation

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:08
Satellite images show fury of fight with Islamic State

Oil firm leaves after Peru protests

Thu, 2015-02-12 18:01
An Argentine oil company says it is withdrawing from an area of the Peruvian Amazon after four days of protests against environmental damage.

VIDEO: Chaos at Zuma parliament protest

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:49
Scuffles break out in South Africa's parliament following a protest during President Jacob Zuma's annual State of the Nation speech.

Screen name 'key to online dating'

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:44
Using a playful screen name, starting with a letter near the beginning of the alphabet, could be the key to online dating success, a study suggests.

Decoding North Korea's fish and mushroom slogans

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:40
Alison Gee studies North Korea's new batch of political slogans, quite a few of which mention food.

Conservation concern for UK insects

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:31
More than 30 British insect species have been classified as in danger of extinction, due to pollution and habitat loss.

Turkey challenges Obama on murders

Thu, 2015-02-12 17:16
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticises US President Barack Obama for his silence over the murder of three Muslim students in the US.

Could fining parents cut childhood obesity?

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:45
Should parents of obese children be punished?

The Jon Stewart school of comedy

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:35
The Jon Stewart apprentices who are now stars

The ski school that defied the Taliban

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:11
The ski school the Taliban couldn't wipe out

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-02-12 16:05
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Police want new child search powers

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:36
Police Scotland wants a new power to search children and young people for alcohol as part of a range of measures it believes are needed to replace consensual stop and searches.

Enriching the rich in the US?

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:28
Is the US economy now just enriching the rich, and has the land of opportunity created a society of haves and have-nots?

US 'at risk of mega-drought future'

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
The American Southwest and Central Plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years, new research finds.

Inflation 'boom time' - papers

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:18
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney's prediction that falling oil prices will cause UK inflation to fall below zero is front-page news for many papers.

Obama holds cybersecurity summit

Thu, 2015-02-12 15:14
The US president and senior members of the security services are due to meet leading figures in the technology industry on Friday to discuss security.