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In pictures: In Shackleton's footsteps

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:50
The Antarctic people treading in Shackleton's footsteps

'Hospitals just can't cope'

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:42
Just one story, the crisis at Britain's over-stretched Accident & Emergency departments, dominates Wednesday's newspapers.

Children's mental health 'a worry'

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:29
Parents in the UK are more likely to worry about their children's mental well-being than any other health issue, suggests research.

Furore over novel depicting Muslim-run France

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:26
A provocative new novel stirs fierce debate

FTC warns on data grabbed by gadgets

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:26
A "deeply personal" picture of every consumer could be grabbed by futuristic smart gadgets, warned the chair of the US Federal Trade Commission.

VIDEO: Out of the ashes of 9/11, a new church

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:19
The Greek Orthodox church at Ground Zero

Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics?

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:14
Why hasn't Japan banned child-porn comics and cartoons?

Four killed, three injured in crash

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:10
Four people are killed and three others seriously injured in a crash in County Kildare in the Republic of Ireland.

Shell agrees Nigeria oil spill deal

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:08
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell agrees to a $84m (£55m) settlement with residents of the Bodo community in the Niger Delta for two major oil spills.

MPs: Deficit cut plan 'challenging'

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:07
The Commons public spending watchdog says more information is needed on the impact of deficit reduction plans on government finances.

VIDEO: Kind of Blue: The album that changed jazz

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:05
Recording the legendary Kind Of Blue with Miles Davis

Bank 'unaware' of financial crisis

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:05
A month before the start of the financial crisis, the Bank of England was apparently unaware of impending trouble, new documents reveal.

EU tops Cameron-Merkel talks agenda

Tue, 2015-01-06 15:02
The economy and EU reforms will be discussed at talks between David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Downing Street later.

VIDEO: Why is Angela Merkel so powerful?

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:52
Andrew Marr looks at why it is that German chancellor Angela Merkel Merkel is making such a profound mark on the lives of everyone in Europe, on the eve of her visit to the UK.

US forces hold 'LRA commander'

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:31
A man claiming to be a senior defector from the Lord's Resistance Army is taken into custody by US forces in the Central African Republic.

HK consults on political reform

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:29
Hong Kong's government will begin a second round of consultation on how the territory's leader is elected, after two months of pro-democracy protests.

VIDEO: 'Great escaper' D-Day veteran dies at 90

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:26
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

VIDEO: Officer accidentally shoots himself

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:16
The moment an off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself has been captured on camera.

Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:57
President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.

US pledges Mexico drugs support

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:56
President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.