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Space project continues - Branson
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson vows to continue his space tourism venture despite the SpaceShipTwo craft crashing in the US, killing a pilot.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:17:37 GMT
-Police cautions 'to be scrapped'
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:43:24 GMT
-Power struggle in Burkina Faso
A split emerges within Burkina Faso's armed forces over who is leading the country following the resignation of President Blaise Campaore.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:25:28 GMT
-UK travellers warned of terror threat
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:24:51 GMT
-Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS'
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:28:20 GMT
-Labour 'to replace Lords with senate'
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:53 GMT
-Man dies after woman stabbed to death
A woman is stabbed to death in east London before a man, who police say knew her, dies after being found lying in the street.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:51:22 GMT
-Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:58:06 GMT
-Funeral of murdered SA footballer
Tens of thousands of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of murdered South African football captain Senzo Meyiwa in Durban.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 04:33:29 GMT
-Firefighters on strike over pensions
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:17:20 GMT
-Some ethnic groups 'less cancer aware'
A study by Cancer Research UK reveals black and South Asian ethnic groups in England are less aware of cancer symptoms than people with white backgrounds.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:56:53 GMT
-Man killed in shooting at food store
A man dies after being shot at a food store in Manchester, which prompts a murder investigation by police.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:46:59 GMT
-VIDEO: Model pupils refused student loans
Bright students from state schools are at a risk of missing out on university because of their uncertain immigration status.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 03:19:10 GMT
-VIDEO: On board Knox-Johnston's yacht
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Briton who in the 1960s became the first person to sail round the world on his own without stopping, is about to return to ocean racing at the age of 75.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:18:53 GMT
-VIDEO: Ebola carers 'face discrimination'
An increasing number of health workers worry that they may face discrimination when they return home.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 05:12:07 GMT
-VIDEO: Hello Kitty shrine in Singapore
The BBC's Lucas de Jong found one place in Singapore where interior designer Terry Goh has spent seven years making Hello Kitty the centre of attention.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:38:16 GMT
-VIDEO: The real-life Winnie the Pooh
The inspiration behind one of the world's best loved children's stories has been told in the run-up to its 100-year anniversary.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:15:08 GMT
-VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:57:47 GMT
-VIDEO: Serial: Cult podcast grips audiences
In the age of "binge-watching" programmes, a US podcast series is gripping audiences around the world who are hooked on its weekly instalments.
Publ.Date : Sat, 01 Nov 2014 01:14:28 GMT
-VIDEO: Full interview with Fiona Woolf
Fiona Woolf resigns as chair of the child abuse inquiry
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:57:37 GMT
-Will crash set back space tourism?
The SpaceShipTwo crash is a tragedy that will prompt serious reflection but commercial space ventures are unlikely to be deterred, the BBC's Jonathan Amos says.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:27:39 GMT
-How much can UK campaign hurt IS?
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:12:03 GMT
-Global tax rules 'need tightening'
People may not like paying tax. But what is even less popular is the thought they have no choice while others have much more control over their tax bill, says the BBC's Sebastian Chrispin.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:09:43 GMT
-VIDEO: What happened to TV cameras in court?
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:18:07 GMT
-The price of peace in Colombia
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:19:17 GMT
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