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How the Met investigates its own

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:45
Inside the Metropolitan Police Service's most secretive section, which investigates police misconduct and corruption.

Scientists focus on urban wellbeing

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:40
A global scientific research programme is launched in China to examine the unintended consequences of urban policies on human health and wellbeing.

VIDEO: Protesters target William and Kate visit

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:34
Protesters gather outside the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New York, where the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are attending a National Basketball Association game as part of their three day trip to America.

Australia 'worst climate performer'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:14
Australia was the worst performing industrial country in terms of climate change in 2014, a new report says.

Ukraine in 'Day of Silence' truce bid

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:10
A "Day of Silence" is held in Ukraine in an attempt to kick-start a much-violated ceasefire deal, but new peace talks in Belarus remain uncertain.

NASA Photos Show New Signs Of A Lake On Mars

NPR News - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:09

The water and sediment flow might have been massive enough to build a mountain, NASA researchers say.

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Asian shares down on global oil rout

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 17:05
Asian shares traded lower on Tuesday, following losses on Wall Street over slumping oil prices and worries about global growth.

In Pictures: William and Kate in US

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:46
Images from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's US visit

Where is Christmas going wrong?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:45
Why do 'winter wonderlands' leave us cold?

Dewani prepares to return to UK

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:41
British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of murdering his wife on their honeymoon.

UK firms 'hiring £1,000 bricklayers'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:28
Building companies in London have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a shortage of skilled Britons, a recruitment firm has said.

Longer BBC local news for election

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:16
The BBC's late evening TV news bulletins in the English regions are being extended in the run-up to the general election in May next year.

VIDEO: Jetpack maker takes off in Australia

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:05
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.

Bold Modi tackles Muslim Kashmir head on

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:03
The Indian prime minster has made repeated visits to Kashmir despite fears that he would marginalise the country's Muslim population, says Andrew Whitehead.

In pictures: Art of Building 2014

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:01
Finalists from this year's Art of Building competition

VIDEO: Making Chinese websites for UK firms

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:01
The British government does a deal with Chinese firm Shangpin to help UK firms get more from selling in Asia.

'I am tired': the politics of Mexico's #Yamecanse hashtag

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 16:00
The story of Mexico's long-running online protest

Jupitus 'avoiding' Star Wars trailer

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:58
Why Phill Jupitus is avoiding the new Star Wars trailer

MPs attack Post Office dispute scheme

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:54
MPs criticise the Post Office for the way it has handled claims its IT system led to at least 150 sub-postmasters being wrongly accused of fraud.

How many good schools are there really?

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-08 15:49
Ofsted says there are record levels of good and outstanding schools. But is there an inspection equivalent of grade inflation?