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Justice body needs 'bolder approach'

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:59
The Criminal Cases Review Commission, which reviews miscarriages of justice, should be "bolder" and refer more cases to the Court of Appeal, says a group of MPs.

Ukraine governor resigns after row

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:57
A powerful Ukrainian regional governor Ihor Kolomoisky resigns after a stand-off with the central government over control of an oil firm.

VIDEO: President defends Myanmar 'brutality'

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:51
Nearly 100 people are expected to appear in court in Myanmar on Wednesday, in connection with the violent dispersal of a student demonstration two weeks ago.

MPs criticise 'lack of EU debate'

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:29
The government's "failure" to let MPs debate EU legislation is "deplorable", a cross-party Parliamentary committee says.

Antibiotic use linked to diabetes

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:21
People who need treating with repeated courses of antibiotics may be at increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found.

Singapore statesman lies in state

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:03
The body of Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew is moved from his official residence to parliament house for a period of public mourning.

Female found for polar bear cubs bid

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:03
A female polar bear arrives at a Scottish zoo for an attempt to raise the first polar bear in the UK for more than 20 years.

Approach to obesity 'inexplicable'

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:00
MPs say it's "inexplicable" the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.

Contaminated blood report published

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:58
The findings of Lord Penrose's inquiry into contaminated NHS blood supplies are being published later today.

Kraft 'in $40bn takeover talks'

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:57
Private equity firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft in a deal that could value the US food giant at more than $40bn (£27bn), according to reports.

Air pollution 'link to stroke risk'

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:54
Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke, a large global study in the British Medical Journal suggests.

Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:36
It is a metaphysical question with stark geopolitical consequences: Could the 14th Dalai Lama be the last?

Colleges fear for adult education

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:34
Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.

Is Dubai’s construction boom sustainable?

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:33
Dubai has experienced a renewed surge of construction, says Mark Lobel - but can it offset some of the environmental impact?

Battle of Bosworth descendents meet

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:27
Descendants of some 20 families who fought at the Battle of Bosworth that ended the reign of Richard III are to meet for the first time.

Hopes grow for climate-proof beans

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:23
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.

VIDEO: Five ways the US executes - 45 secs

Tue, 2015-03-24 17:05
As Utah reauthorises the use of firing squads to carry out executions, BBC news looks at the other ways US states can execute inmates.

MPs raise US-EU trade deal concerns

Tue, 2015-03-24 16:39
Trade talks between the US and European Union are marked by 'dog whistle' politics, a report by the Business Select Committee says.

Fracking industry wants new regulator

Tue, 2015-03-24 16:35
The UK fracking industry needs a new regulator to give the public more confidence in the fledgling sector, an industry-backed body has concluded.

'Eight minutes of terror'

Tue, 2015-03-24 16:28
The crash of a German Airbus A320 in the French Alps dominates Wednesday's papers, with many speculating over the mystery of its final eight-minute descent.

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