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Support for death penalty below 50%

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 21:27
Support for the death penalty in Britain has dropped below 50% for the first time on record, the British Social Attitudes survey says.

What are the Designs of the Year?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 21:00
The finalists hoping to be Design of the Year 2015

Where is the inspiration in this election?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 20:54
Mark Mardell asks whether a lack of passion, vision and big ideas among campaigning politicians is a result of cowardice or humility.

Families to visit Alps crash site

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 20:45
Relatives of Germanwings plane crash victims go to the crash site in France, as reports say one of the pilots on the doomed flight had left the cockpit.

In pictures: I'm not voting because...

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 20:30
Denise Felkin's pictures of those choosing not to vote in the coming election.

Ruling due on Prince Charles letters

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 20:09
The UK's highest court is set to rule on whether Prince Charles's letters to government should be made public.

MPs warn on growth of UK jihadists

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 19:27
Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs warns.

Tracking jihadists: The Britons in Syria and Iraq

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 19:27
The BBC launches a database of British jihadists in Syria and Iraq. What does it tell us about the conflict?

VIDEO: The widowed sisters of IS

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 19:04
Zahra and Salma Halane are teenage twins from Manchester, who travelled to join Islamic State in the summer of 2014. Their husbands have died, but they continue to spread IS propaganda on social media.

'Unhealthiest High Streets' revealed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:55
Preston tops a league table of the UK's "unhealthiest High Streets" according to the Royal Society for Public Health.

Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:50
At least one person is killed and several others are injured after a tornado roared through the city of Tulsa in the US state of Oklahoma.

VIDEO: Video shows US police beating driver

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:44
A video of Inkster police officers brutally beating a man has been causing outrage in the US.

Public 'don't want more coalitions'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:43
The public's enthusiasm for government by a coalition is at its lowest in at least 30 years, an annual opinion survey says.

Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs

NPR News - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:42

U.S. Steel is shutting down its Granite City Works in southern Illinois. The plant makes flat-rolled steel for oil companies, which have been hit by lower oil prices.

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Beating prompts protests in Michigan

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:18
Protesters in the US state of Michigan demand that two white two policemen be fired after a video aired showing them beating a black suspect.

NHS problems worst 'since 1990s'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 18:05
Services in the NHS in England are deteriorating in a way not seen since the early 1990s, according to a leading health think tank.

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:54
The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

Grooming bans 'could stop sex abuse'

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:48
Councils in England and Wales want new powers to combat men suspected of grooming children for sex, by using Asbo-style preventative measures.

Is social media fuelling a Mexican Spring?

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:46
Six months after the Ayotzinapa 43 disappeared, a movement of digital activists borrowing tactics from Spanish and Greek anti-austerity movements, and from the Arab Spring, has gained strength on Mexican social media.

Deadly Vietnam scaffold collapse

BBC - Wed, 2015-03-25 17:41
At least 12 workers are killed and more than 20 are injured when scaffolding collapses at a building site in Vietnam's Ha Tinh province.