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VIDEO: Bahrain jails activist over tweets

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:54
A prominent democracy campaigner in Bahrain has been sentenced to six months in jail, for insulting the government on Twitter.

Bangladesh arrests 7,000 activists

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:53
Bangladesh has arrested more than 7,000 opposition activists in the past 15 days, ministers say, as they struggle to stop nationwide protests.

Omagh father wins inquiry challenge

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:50
The father of a young man killed in the Omagh bombing wins the legal right to challenge the government's refusal to hold a public inquiry into the atrocity.

Nadal digs deep to avoid shock exit

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:46
An ailing Rafael Nadal battles past qualifier Tim Smyczek in five sets to reach the Australian Open third round.

Rebels tighten grip on Yemen capital

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:45
Shia Houthi rebels tighten their grip on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, reportedly stationing fighters outside the home of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Man critical after park gang attack

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:27
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition following a daytime attack involving about 20 people in a park.

WhatsApp bans unofficial app users

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:24
WhatsApp acts to stop downloads of a third-party service, WhatsApp Plus, and locks out people who used it from its chat platform.

Catholic schools shut in Kinshasa

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:23
The Roman Catholic Church shuts its schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital as protests against President Joseph Kabila continue for a third day.

Shazam - a billion dollar London success

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:17
It's not often we get news of a UK tech firm that's a global success story and still owned in Britain. All the more reason then to celebrate this morning's announcement from Shazam.

Man posted 'revenge porn' online

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:10
A man who posted so-called 'revenge porn' images of his ex-girlfriend online is given a community sentence.

Why the BBC News app has been revamped

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:05
Find out about the latest features

Thrones producers 'put off Scotland'

Wed, 2015-01-21 03:03
The producers behind Game of Thrones were put off filming the TV drama in Scotland by a lack of infrastructure, it is claimed.

Paris to sue Fox over Muslim claims

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:56
The mayor of Paris says she will sue Fox News for its inaccurate reporting of the city following the attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Tour de Yorkshire route revealed

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:55
The route of the first Tour de Yorkshire cycle race is announced.

Soldier accused of Austria girl rape

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:46
Prosecutors in Austria charge UK soldier with raping and sexually abusing six-year-old girl

Gum suspected in US student death

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:42
A medical report into the death of a star college basketball player in the US state of Pennsylvania suggests she choked on chewing gum in her sleep.

Majority direction in Sun staff case

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:38
Jurors in the trial of four Sun newspaper staff accused of paying officials for stories are told they can return majority verdicts.

Arrest of Silk Road 2.0 suspect

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:34
Man arrested in Seattle for allegedly helping to run Silk Road 2.0, an online marketplace for drugs and other illicit activities.

Albarn adapts Alice in Wonderland

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:34
Blur singer Damon Albarn co-writes a stage musical based on Alice in Wonderland for the Manchester International Festival and National Theatre.

In pictures: Infrastructure in focus

Wed, 2015-01-21 02:22
The winners of this year's RICS photo competition