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VIDEO: Prisons run 'on a wing and a prayer'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:49
Prison officers in England and Wales say jails have become so violent that they are being run on a "wing and a prayer".

'I've played darts with Johnny Depp'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:22
Newly-crowned BDO world champion Scott Mitchell on meeting movie stars, buying tractors and being dropped by his pub team.

VIDEO: 'Funding gap' for primary places

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:13
Council leaders warn that primary schools in England could be pushed to breaking point by the cost of creating places for extra pupils.

Morrisons head Dalton Philips leaves

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:12
Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips is to leave the troubled supermarket after five years in charge.

Outrage over Goa plan to 'cure' gays

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 22:09
There is outrage in India after a minister in Goa says the state government is planning to set up centres to "cure" homosexuals and make them "normal".

VIDEO: Charlie Hebdo reveals latest magazine

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:56
Staff at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where the Paris attacks began, are preparing to print three million copies of their next edition, reports the BBC's Ben Bland.

Cemetery closed as body is exhumed

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:54
A cemetery is closed as police exhume unidentified remains buried in a grave which they believe could be those of a woman missing for 35 years.

Credit unions 'can't compete' on ads

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:46
Credit unions in Wales find it "impossible" to compete with the marketing budgets of payday lenders, an industry experts says.

Literacy standards progress 'modest'

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:42
A key policy to drive up standards in numeracy and literacy in Wales is only making "modest" progress, two years after it was introduced.

NI Water to hold more dispute talks

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:27
Northern Ireland Water and unions are to hold further talks later to resolve a pensions dispute, after industrial action meant 10,000 customers faced water supply disruption.

Extra cash for Stormont department

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:25
More money will be allocated to the Department for Employment and Learning when the Stormont executive agrees a final budget, a minister indicates.

Tony Blair to speak on On the Runs

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 21:22
Former prime minister Tony Blair is due to give evidence to the Westminster committee investigating the On The Runs letters scheme later.

Divers Pull Up 2nd Black Box From Crashed AirAsia Jet

NPR News - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:55

Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving experts essential tools to piece together what brought Flight 8501 down.

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VIDEO: Pope Francis arrives in Sri Lanka

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:42
Pope Francis has arrived in Sri Lanka at the start of a six-day Asian visit.

Toxic alcohol kills 14 in India

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:09
At least 14 people die after consuming toxic alcohol in India's Uttar Pradesh state, police say.

RAF's near-miss with private plane

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:09
An RAF jet had a near-miss with a private light aircraft while carrying out a training manoeuvre over Norfolk, a report concludes.

VIDEO: Asia's art market comes of age

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:56
Asia's importance in the art market is growing, we find out why.

VIDEO: AirAsia cockpit voice recorder found

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:53
Divers in the Java Sea have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from the crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501.

Police 'weak' on some child safety

BBC - Mon, 2015-01-12 19:50
Some child protection cases dealt with by West Yorkshire Police were delayed and long and complex investigations resulted in a "weak" response", a police watchdog said.