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Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 4:50 am
A renewed appeal to find those responsible for an "appalling" acid attack on a man is to be shown on BBC One's Crimewatch.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 4:35 am
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 4:28 am
Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 4:07 am
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:58 am
The search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts is set to resume in Bristol with police helicopters and specialist dog teams.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:43 am
Friends of a murdered schoolgirl whose killer was not convicted until 21 years after she died talk of how their lives changed.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 3:29 am
Fergal Keane on the relationship between love and politics
Posted: March 2, 2015, 2:59 am
Would it be realistic to renationalise the railways?
Posted: March 2, 2015, 2:58 am
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 2:02 am
The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:58 am
Are we living through a structural change in the global economy as big as any since WWII without fully realising it?
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:55 am
The Svalbard "Doomsday" seed vault, which protects the world's food crops, accepts its first consignment of seeds from forest tree species.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:39 am
How an ancient art form is saving troubled lives
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:27 am
Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, the PM is to say.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:13 am
Stories about jihadists abound in Monday's press, and the Telegraph features US concerns about the scale of Britain's defence cuts.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 1:02 am
An ex-minister in Peru is charged with involvement in the killing of a journalist during the Shining Path rebel insurgency in the 1980s.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:57 am
Could students' video messages avert all-out war?
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:30 am
The hybrid animal causing havoc in the Grand Canyon
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:26 am
Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:24 am
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Washington to argue against a nuclear deal with Iran, ahead of a controversial speech to Congress.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:11 am
The world's worst interview - with one of the loneliest men on Earth
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:05 am
Why are people getting better at intelligence tests?
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:03 am
Public anger over the size of top executives' salaries is damaging the reputation of UK firms, according to a survey of business leaders.
Posted: March 2, 2015, 12:02 am
The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 11:54 pm
A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist is dragged along a motorway by his own stolen van and seriously injured.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 11:22 pm
The first trophy win of a new Jose Mourinho era at Chelsea had a familiar, special, look to it, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 11:04 pm
Tougher laws to tackle drug driving come into force across England and Wales on Monday - with new limits on eight illegal and eight prescription drugs.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:45 pm
CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:44 pm
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:44 pm
The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:41 pm
The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, says an IS defector who met him in Syria.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:34 pm
Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:26 pm
Tens of thousands of people march in Moscow to honour Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:10 pm
MOTD2 pundit Danny Murphy says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's team selection suited Liverpool in the Reds' win.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 10:07 pm
Mercedes' testing times leave competitors unable to hide their dejection, but there's still plenty to race for - writes Andrew Benson.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 9:32 pm
Nineteen of the 220 members of an Assyrian Christian community kidnapped by Islamic State in Syria have been freed, activists say.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 9:12 pm
The Duke of Cambridge is in China for the highest-profile UK royal visit to the country in nearly 30 years.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 8:07 pm
Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood take the top spots in the first UK album chart to count streaming data alongside sales.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 7:07 pm
An ex-police officer and Chelsea fan involved in an alleged racist incident on the Paris Metro says he pushed a black man away from a train carriage "because it was too full".
Posted: March 1, 2015, 6:34 pm
Jose Mourinho lifts his first trophy since returning to Chelsea as his side see off Tottenham in the League Cup final.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 6:21 pm
The extremist known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts after feeling harassed by MI5, according to email exchanges with a journalist.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 6:11 pm
The father of a man who was injured in an explosion in south Armagh says he should find out this week if his eye can be saved.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:45 pm
Samsung confirms that one version of its new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone will have a screen that curves round its sides
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:31 pm
Detectives launch a murder inquiry into the death of a 35-year-old man in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:27 pm
A young woman is beaten to death by a Nigerian mob in the belief she was on a suicide mission, in an area hit by Boko Haram attacks.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:25 pm
Two American astronauts have ventured out on a spacewalk for the third time in a week, to install cables on the International Space Station.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:18 pm
Ireland remain on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam after a convincing 19-9 win over England in Dublin.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 4:41 pm
Plaques featuring the union flag will mark publicly-funded projects across Britain - but the SNP attacks the scheme as a "silly gimmick".
Posted: March 1, 2015, 3:56 pm
HTC reveals it is to sell a virtual reality headset featuring tracking technology developed by video games firm Valve.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 3:33 pm
Three countries are to trial a new method of tracking planes, which could help avoid incidents like the disappearance of flight MH370.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 3:32 pm
A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities is chosen to represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 2:46 pm
Parliamentary elections in Egypt are set to be delayed after the country's Supreme Court ruled part of an election law unconstitutional.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 2:40 pm
The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 12:46 pm
Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 12:20 pm
The crisis in Syria has let to a surge in investigations and interventions carried out by anti-terrorism officers, according to the Metropolitan Police.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 12:20 pm
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 11:07 am
A driver questioned over the death of a 12-year-old boy on a road in Cardiff on Friday is released on bail.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 9:37 am
In the parts of northern Syria where so called Islamic State has taken control, a brutal code of public floggings and executions is being enforced with particular dangers for women.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 9:09 am
US officials are trying to deport 150 Bosnian immigrants suspected of involvement in war crimes during the 1992-95 war, the New York Times says.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 8:48 am
A concert for a missing schoolboy is being held to raise money for rescue teams helping to search for him.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 8:21 am
The city of Rio de Janeiro is celebrating its 450th anniversary on Sunday with a series of events.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 5:48 am
Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 4:06 am
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 2:30 am
Uruguay's departing leader, Jose Mujica, has acquired almost celebrity status, not just for his political achievements, but also for his humble lifestyle, writes the BBC's Wyre Davies.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 1:50 am
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, one of the main suspects behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks, is allowed unfettered access to internet and visitors from jail.
Posted: March 1, 2015, 12:38 am
Both government and opposition in Russia are coming up with theories about the killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, but it could be years before it becomes clear why it happened, says the BBC's Artyom Liss.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 12:26 pm
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 10:54 am
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 10:11 am
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 2:31 am
IS needs women to build a state, says Razia Iqbal - and it is using social media to lure impressionable recruits.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 2:03 am
The colour of "that dress" has been fascinating people all around the world, including Prof Barry C Smith of the University of London's Institute of Philosophy.
Posted: February 28, 2015, 12:37 am
Cuban and US diplomats are optimistic about progress at talks in Washington on restoring full relations between the two countries.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 11:19 pm
As details emerge about the identity of "Jihadi John"' what do we know about the advocacy group that was in close contact with Mohammed Emwazi in the two years before he left for Syria?
Posted: February 27, 2015, 6:57 pm
Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 6:38 pm
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 4:53 pm
News photos from around the world
Posted: February 27, 2015, 3:56 pm
A numeracy charity's challenge prompts beauty giant L'Oreal to change an advert boasting about not being good at maths.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 3:13 pm
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?
Posted: February 27, 2015, 12:29 pm
Images from around the world: 27 February
Posted: February 27, 2015, 12:22 pm
Readers' photographs on the theme of gardens
Posted: February 27, 2015, 9:13 am
Photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year
Posted: February 27, 2015, 8:50 am
Fragments of wheat DNA suggest wheat was present in Britain 8,000 years ago, long before it was grown by British farmers.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 3:23 am
The West must show huge resolve if the Ukrainian ceasefire is to hold, writes Prof Anatol Lieven.
Posted: February 27, 2015, 12:49 am
Where David Cameron's pledge to cut net migration to below 100,000 came from - and how it fell apart.
Posted: February 26, 2015, 7:29 pm
Highlights from this year's ceremony in London
Posted: February 26, 2015, 2:11 am
Space photos go under the hammer
Posted: February 25, 2015, 5:37 pm
Images from around the world: 25 February
Posted: February 25, 2015, 12:54 pm
MPs take evidence on the Bank of England’s Inflation Report.
Posted: February 24, 2015, 5:43 pm
Finalists in this year's Sony World Photo Awards
Posted: February 24, 2015, 8:33 am