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VIDEO: Astronaut sets space challenge

Wed, 2014-12-10 03:01
UK astronaut Tim Peake has invited members of the public to suggest digital experiments to be carried out in space.

Bishops call for end to fossil fuels

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:49
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.

Inspectors close 'dirty' care home

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:31
A care home in Surrey is shut down after inspectors found it was "unsafe" and residents were "at significant risk of harm".

Malala to receive joint Nobel award

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:30
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are due to receive their awards in a ceremony in Oslo.

Evidence v public opinion in South Africa

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:27
Justice is about acquittals as well as convictions, says the BBC's Milton Nkosi, as South Africa's judges dismiss public opinion in high-profile cases.

Adebayor given leave by Tottenham

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:25
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is given permission by Tottenham to return to Togo for personal reasons.

Palestinian minister dies at protest

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:22
A senior Palestinian official dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the occupied West Bank, reports say.

Brazil truth commission report due

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:16
A national truth commission report being released in Brazil is expected to confirm hundreds were killed or disappeared under military rule.

Scots property tycoon dies in fall

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:13
Prominent Dundee business tycoon Scot Young dies after falling four storeys onto railings outside his London flat.

VIDEO: No interest charges for troubled borrowers

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:05
Borrowers in trouble should be protected from paying interest and loan charges if they tell their lender they are having problems

Court challenge to NI abortion law

Wed, 2014-12-10 02:05
Northern Ireland's abortion legislation is to be challenged in court by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).

Is personality unique to humans?

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:54
Are personality traits unique to humans?

VIDEO: What were 2014's top tweets?

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:34
BBC News looks at the topics that preoccupied UK Twitter users in 2014.

BBC Three proposals are unveiled

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:28
Plans for the future of BBC Three are announced, including a move to online broadcasting 24 hours a day and an emphasis on long form content.

'Complacency played a part in crash'

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:22
Sochi 2014 gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold tells BBC Sport about her "less than perfect" start to pre-season training.

Three journalists killed in Syria

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:17
Three journalists from the Syrian opposition TV channel Orient News are killed while covering clashes in the country's south-west.

England 'nation of pill-poppers'

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:14
Half of women in England are now regularly taking prescription drugs, according to the comprehensive Health Survey for England.

Teacher numbers down but pupils rise

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:13
The number of teachers in Scotland's schools falls by 254 while pupil numbers increase by 3,425, new statistics reveal.

BP expects $1bn restructuring charge

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:09
Oil giant BP says it expects to incur restructuring charges of about $1bn over the coming year as it seeks to simplify the business.

Wales economy adds least value in UK

Wed, 2014-12-10 01:00
Wales is still the worst performing area of the UK in terms of money generated by its economy, official figures show.