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NSPCC wants law on covering up abuse

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:15
The man leading a review into how the Home Office handled historical allegations of child abuse says people who cover up such crimes should be prosecuted.

VIDEO: 'Celebrities trivialise politics'

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:15
Journalist Tanya Gold says PMs should learn lessons from cosying up to Jimmy Savile and Cool Britannia celebrities.

Malaysian MP in Hitler controversy

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:11
A Malaysian MP sparks controversy after he expresses admiration for Germany's win over Brazil in a World Cup semi-final - and Adolf Hitler.

EU leaders to push for Ukraine truce

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:10
The leaders of France and Germany are to press Ukraine's president to agree to a new truce in eastern Ukraine when they speak by phone on Wednesday.

Brazil thrashing breaks Twitter records

Wed, 2014-07-09 02:08
World Cup thrashing breaks Twitter records

Brazil defeat breaks Twitter records

Wed, 2014-07-09 01:50
Brazil's shock 7-1 defeat to Germany becomes the most discussed sports game on Twitter so far, with 35.6 million tweets sent during the match.

India MP in burglary embarrassment

Wed, 2014-07-09 01:40
A controversial Indian MP is investigated after he said $800 was stolen from his home, but police recover nearly $200,000 in cash, watches and jewellery from the alleged thief.

South Sudan's unhappy birthday

Wed, 2014-07-09 01:16
What happened to the high hopes of South Sudan's independence?

Minister's actions 'reprehensible'

Wed, 2014-07-09 01:13
The behaviour of sacked environment minister Alun Davies is branded "reprehensible" by senior civil servants' union, as he apologises to staff for actions which led to his dismissal.

Iraq confirms chemical site seized

Wed, 2014-07-09 01:04
Rebels control a disused factory with deadly nerve agents, Iraq's government confirms, warning it cannot fulfil commitments to destroy the weapons.

Wishaw street brawl: 20 people held

Wed, 2014-07-09 00:50
A child aged 12 is among 20 people arrested by police following a street brawl in Wishaw, North Lanarkshire.

VIDEO: Dangers of a digital life

Wed, 2014-07-09 00:33
One of the founding members of The Black Eyed Peas,, has warned about the dangers of living a digital existence.

VIDEO: 'Covering up child abuse is a crime'

Wed, 2014-07-09 00:17
The head of the NSPCC, has said that people who cover up child abuse should face criminal prosecution.

Roadshow Van Dyck fails to sell

Wed, 2014-07-09 00:06
A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow fails to sell at auction in London.

Big rise in abnormal drug test results

Wed, 2014-07-09 00:05
Abnormal drug test results in sport increased by 20% in 2013, according to a report by world anti-doping body Wada.

Time for Brazilian football to find its missing mojo

Tue, 2014-07-08 23:37
If there is consolation in a World Cup rout, it is that Brazil must now ditch the pragmatism stifling their game, says Tim Vickery.

Modi's mountain to climb

Tue, 2014-07-08 23:30
Can India's Modi harness 'infectious optimism' in first budget

Competition pushes shop prices lower

Tue, 2014-07-08 23:22
Shop prices in June fell at the fastest annual rate since at least 2006 as retailers fought to attract customers, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) says.

The women who serve in danger zones

Tue, 2014-07-08 23:16
Why were female diplomats banned until 1946?

VIDEO: 'The law is not protecting children'

Tue, 2014-07-08 23:12
Head of Policy at the NSPCC, Alan Wardle, says children are not being protected by the law as it stands, and people who cover up child sex abuse should be prosecuted.

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