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Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:58 am
The government faces growing disquiet from some Conservative MPs over plans to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in England, opponents believe.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:27 am
Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:22 am
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:17 am
Patients were taken to accident and emergency units by police in Wales more than 100 times during December, with the majority of trips taken because no ambulances were available.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:11 am
The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 8:07 am
A snow warning is in force across Northern Ireland for the rest of the week.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 7:47 am
Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 7:32 am
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 7:17 am
The family of a woman who was murdered by her boyfriend after twice calling 999 for help are to find out if they can sue two police forces for negligence.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 6:50 am
Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 6:37 am
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 6:35 am
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 6:16 am
The BBC has launched an online guide about how the care system for the over-65s works and how much services cost.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 6:00 am
People with a childhood criminal record will be able to ask for a review under new plans revealed by the Northern Ireland justice minister.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:58 am
The front pages focus on criticism of Ed Miliband, and the first day of the inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:52 am
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:40 am
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 5:14 am
Can this man stop young people becoming radicals?
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:44 am
The Electoral Commission warns that a lack of campaigning by mainstream political parties in British Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities makes those areas vulnerable to fraud.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:14 am
An ancient solar system similar to our own is discovered by scientists at the University of Birmingham studying data from the Kepler telescope.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 4:06 am
Comedian Russell Brand is invited to meet Barrow shipyard workers after saying the Trident nuclear submarine programme should be scrapped.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 3:28 am
Expert witnesses offer insight into the ambitions of the enigmatic North Korean leader.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:49 am
A man caught taking an upskirt photo of a shopper in a Poundland store is sentenced to a three year community order after 9,000 similar images are found in his possession.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:47 am
After Yemen's government collapses, BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus sees a perilous future for a Middle East country in crisis.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:36 am
Syriza, the left-wing party that stormed into power in Greece, has promised to ditch austerity and renegotiate the EU-IMF bailout. Here are five things it wants to change.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 2:19 am
The president of the World Bank warns that the world is "dangerously unprepared" for future pandemics like the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:42 am
Some of the striking buildings new to the National Heritage List
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:36 am
Jewish groups in Argentina boycott the government's Holocaust memorial, in protest at the investigation into the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:34 am
How pallbearers almost dropped Churchill's coffin
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:24 am
The Ministry of Defence will have to sell off more military land and assets to make savings in the coming years, the defence secretary indicates.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 1:10 am
More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:46 am
Researchers say offering financial incentives worth £400 to pregnant smokers makes them more likely to quit the habit.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:42 am
Scottish councils used covert surveillance on hundreds of occasions over the last three years, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:37 am
Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:28 am
Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:24 am
Football clubs spent a record £2.7bn in international transfers in 2014, with English football clubs accounting for £795m of the total.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:24 am
Diego Costa's two 'stamps' in Chelsea's League Cup semi-final win over Liverpool were "accidental" says Jose Mourinho.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:16 am
The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:10 am
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:06 am
How a Nazi doctor experimented on identical siblings
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:04 am
The village that has just got its first fridge
Posted: January 28, 2015, 12:03 am
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book of the Year Award for 2014 for her personal account of trying to train a goshawk after the death of her father.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:54 pm
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:53 pm
The BBC's Ian Pannell travelled to Libya's capital to discover a country now in the hands of militias.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:40 pm
Land Rovers, Minis and Jaguars are being brought off the Hoegh Osaka, which is now docked in Southampton.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:58 pm
Shetland's spectacular annual Up Helly Aa fire festival, which celebrates its Viking heritage, is celebrated with the burning of a replica longship.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:37 pm
US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:31 pm
Golfer Robert Allenby says police are continuing to investigate his claim that he was kidnapped, robbed and beaten in Hawaii.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:20 pm
The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:09 pm
A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada charges 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:05 pm
City Link employees will receive overtime payments, according to Jon Moulton, the founder of the company which owns the collapsed parcel delivery firm.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 10:04 pm
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:32 pm
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2014 for her book H is for Hawk.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 9:16 pm
Kevin P Gallagher argues that Latin American countries have done well by China, but need to consolidate the gains and mitigate the new risks that come with engaging with the world's most dynamic economy.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 8:28 pm
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors
Posted: January 27, 2015, 8:08 pm
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 7:48 pm
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has apologised after making comments about the minimum wage on Twitter.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 7:30 pm
A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 7:25 pm
As the UK population gets older, Alison Holt explains why the rising cost of social care can't be ignored.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 7:00 pm
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 6:55 pm
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 6:52 pm
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 6:19 pm
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 5:52 pm
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 5:17 pm
A cap on care costs is being introduced in England. But many people will not benefit from it - and those that do could still end up paying for their care even when they hit it.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 5:09 pm
There is no evidence that three Norfolk academies had unfair advance notice of Ofsted inspections, an independent review has concluded.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 4:55 pm
Joan Rivers' daughter files a malpractice claim against the New York clinic that treated her mother days before she died.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 4:31 pm
Hundreds of schools and colleges in England do not send any students on to the UK's top universities, data shows.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 4:00 pm
Sir David Attenborough's lifelong passion for exotic bird species
Posted: January 27, 2015, 3:16 pm
Astronomers say they have discovered a gigantic ring system around a distant planet - the first such structure discovered outside our Solar System.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 1:53 pm
Hacktivists and angry gamers are becoming the main users of net attacks that knock sites offline by bombarding them with data, suggests a report
Posted: January 27, 2015, 1:39 pm
Navigating the cultural minefield can be difficult for diplomats and businesspeople.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 1:37 pm
Tenants are increasingly sharing bedrooms. One former multi-sharer offers coping strategies.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 12:45 pm
Images from around the world: 27 January
Posted: January 27, 2015, 12:25 pm
MPs take evidence on the child abuse inquiry.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:49 am
Japanese police have raided Amazon's Tokyo offices as part of an investigation into alleged sales of images of child sexual abuse.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 11:45 am
Facebook says it was responsible for a fault that caused its social network, Instagram photo service and other apps to become unavailable for about 40 minutes.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 8:56 am
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
Posted: January 27, 2015, 5:42 am
Cold Water Swimming Championships
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:54 pm
Use our calculator to find out the costs you may face
Posted: January 26, 2015, 4:00 pm
Church of England's first female bishop
Posted: January 26, 2015, 1:40 pm
Images from around the world: 26 January
Posted: January 26, 2015, 1:12 pm
The country celebrates its official national day
Posted: January 26, 2015, 6:10 am
Ceremony hours after Saudi King's death
Posted: January 23, 2015, 5:40 pm
News photos from around the world
Posted: January 23, 2015, 4:51 pm
Images from around the world: 23 January
Posted: January 23, 2015, 1:37 pm
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