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Two questioned over missing Becky

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 19:18
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, continue to question two people, arrested on suspicion of murder.

Jail threat for sex abuse 'neglect'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:33
Senior public officials who fail to protect children from sexual exploitation would face up to five years in jail under proposals being considered by ministers.

Seattle Cuts Public Transportation Fares For Low-Income Commuters

NPR News - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:06

Low-income riders can now qualify for a program that will slash their fares by more than half of peak rates. But the cost will be offset by fare increases for everybody else.

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Property offences 'decriminalised'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 18:04
Theft, burglary and shoplifting have "virtually been decriminalised" because the offences are not treated as a priority by police or the courts, a report for a think tank suggests.

MPs urge immigration detention cap

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:59
Immigration detention should be capped at 28 days, a cross-party group of MPs and peers recommends.

Iran must halt nuclear work - Obama

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:52
Barack Obama says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, as Israel's prime minister is set to address the US Congress on the issue.

Unsafe fridges 'risk lives' warning

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:46
Lives are being put at risk by fires fuelled by fridge freezers insulated with flammable materials, says London Fire Brigade.

VIDEO: The art rescued from Nazi looters

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:40
The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis

Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:39
A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.

Met corruption case figures revealed

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 17:37
Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers have been suspended for alleged corruption in the last two years, figures show.

Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:39
Comedian Ted Robbins says he is lucky to be alive after his collapse during a stage show.

Can the UK afford to defend itself?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:33
What measures will be needed for the UK to meet Nato targets for defence, writes Prof Malcolm Chalmers, of security think tank the Royal United Services Institute.

Netanyahu's speech 'win-win' for Iran

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:32
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress is a strategic moment for Tehran, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.

Can regional force defeat Boko Haram?

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:31
Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.

Yemen crisis: 'Living in despair'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:29
A mechanic, a merchant and an artist tell of struggle in Yemen

Been and Gone: Champion F1 designer and Janis Joplin's guitarist

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:28
A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

The art of before-and-after pictures

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:28
Before-and-after adverts feature in thousands of magazines. But how reliable are they?

The spy who came in from al-Qaeda

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:18
The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:15
Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

Children's homes 'lack secure places'

BBC - Mon, 2015-03-02 16:07
Local authorities are struggling to house some of the most disturbed children because of a shortage of places in secure children's homes.