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MP wants 'child prostitute' term ban

Tue, 2015-01-06 03:07
An MP is campaigning to have the term "child prostitute" removed from planned laws because it "protects abusers".

'Busy' hospital turns patients away

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:50
Some patients are redirected from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and procedures postponed as it is "very busy", largely due to "seasonal pressures".

Moonpig suspends app over security

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:46
After concerns about security online greetings card company Moonpig is investigating "flaws" and has disabled its app "as a precaution".

'Gagging order' over abuse threat

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:35
Convicted paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins made a woman sign a gagging order when she threatened to go to the police over concerns he would abuse a child, a trial has heard.

Safety report after Jim Clark rally deaths

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:32
Volunteer marshals should undergo mandatory training before working at motor sport rallies, according to a report.

Broadchurch watched by eight million

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:32
The much-anticipated return of ITV drama Broadchurch is watched by eight million people, according to overnight figures.

US rejects Venezuela prisoner swap

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:31
US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Ukraine troops killed in bus crash

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:27
At least 12 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and more than 20 injured in eastern Ukraine when their bus hit military trucks, police and local media say.

SpaceX scrubs rocket recovery launch

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:24
US company SpaceX has postponed an experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform.

Rugby player's 3-hour 999 pitch wait

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:15
An investigation is launched after a rugby player with a broken leg was left waiting on the pitch for three hours for an ambulance to arrive.

Eurozone economy slows further

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:13
The eurozone economy saw anaemic growth in December and suffered its worst quarter for more than a year, a survey indicates.

VIDEO: MP's relief as rape claim is dropped

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:13
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard says he is "glad its all over" after rape allegations against him were dropped

VIDEO: Sony boss defends free speech

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:05
Sony has condemned the "vicious" cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview.

Ebola: New vaccine trial begins

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:03
Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine

Cargo ship rescue at 'critical' stage

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:03
The man responsible for refloating the Costa Concordia says the next 24 hours are crucial to the salvage operation of the Hoegh Osaka.

India ex-minister's wife 'murdered'

Tue, 2015-01-06 02:02
Police in the Indian capital Delhi say that they are treating the death of the wife of former Indian minister Shashi Tharoor as murder, nearly a year after her body was found in a hotel room.

VIDEO: Neeson surprised to be an action hero

Tue, 2015-01-06 01:59
Actor Liam Neeson tells the BBC's Louise Minchin about his surprise at finding himself playing the part of an action hero at the age of 55.

Man on rape and child cruelty charges

Tue, 2015-01-06 01:55
A 74-year-old man appears in court charged with 25 offences including rape and child cruelty.

UKIP investigates website problems

Tue, 2015-01-06 01:53
UKIP is investigating after its official website disappeared - with the address linking through to a domain hosting page.

In pictures: Harbin ice festival

Tue, 2015-01-06 01:51
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China