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'Local schools' drive inequality

Mon, 2014-10-06 05:57
Deciding school admissions on distance from home means giving an unfair advantage to wealthy families, say researchers

Haiti wreck 'not Columbus's ship'

Mon, 2014-10-06 05:40
Experts examining a shipwreck off Haiti have ruled out the possibility that it is Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, which sank in 1492.

In pictures: In the crowd

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:53
Street photographs by Kate Hooper

VIDEO: Convicted killer admits making bomb

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:44
A man, who killed five people in 1978, has admitted possessing firearms and making an improvised explosive device.

VIDEO: UK jihadists prisoner swap 'credible'

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:41
Reports that UK jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State (IS) and Turkey are 'credible', Whitehall officials have told the BBC.

Day in pictures: 6 October

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:38
24 hours of news images: 6 October

VIDEO: 'Nerve-shredding' - Alien: Isolation

Mon, 2014-10-06 04:24
Marc Cieslak reviews the new video game Alien: Isolation to be released on 7 October.

Nobel Prize for brain's GPS discovery

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:55
The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system".

'Fatal fire' at Iran military centre

Mon, 2014-10-06 03:37
Two people have been killed in a fire and explosion at a military facility near the Iranian capital Tehran, reports say.

In pictures: HK protests dwindle

Mon, 2014-10-06 02:08
Protesters numbers reduced over the weekend

VIDEO: Test driving the electric 'carbike'

Mon, 2014-10-06 00:23
BBC Click looks at a prototype electric vehicle that combines elements of a car and a bike.

Biden says sorry to UAE over Syria

Sun, 2014-10-05 23:02
US Vice-President Joe Biden apologises to the United Arab Emirates after suggesting it had fuelled the rise of extremist groups in Syria.

VIDEO: McCann 'Twitter troll' found dead

Sun, 2014-10-05 21:48
A 63-year-old woman, who was allegedly part of an internet hate campaign against the family of Madeleine McCann, is found dead in a hotel.

Dilma Rousseff faces Brazil run-off

Sun, 2014-10-05 21:46
Incumbent Dilma Rousseff wins most votes in Brazil's presidential election, but will need to face centre-right rival Aecio Neves in a run-off.

Yahoo 'set to invest in Snapchat'

Sun, 2014-10-05 21:46
Yahoo is reportedly close to investing millions of dollars in mobile messaging service Snapchat, which may value the start-up at $10bn.

20-year-old man charged with rape

Sun, 2014-10-05 21:38
A 20-year-old man is charged with rape over an alleged attack on a woman in Londonderry on Friday.

Deadly storm Phanfone batters Japan

Sun, 2014-10-05 21:29
A typhoon which killed at least one person brings many parts of Japan to a standstill, briefly battering Tokyo before heading out to sea.

Cracks found at nuclear power plant

Sun, 2014-10-05 21:27
The BBC learns that new cracks have been discovered in one of the reactors at the Hunterston B nuclear power station in Ayrshire.