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Free children's books funding is cut

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:54
Funding has been cut from a charity that distributes free books for pre-school children in Northern Ireland, to encourage families to read together.

VIDEO: IS destroys ancient Assyrian city

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:46
Officials say Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed ancient art and sculptures in the Assyrian city of Nimrud, which dates back to the 13th century BC.

Four more charged in Becky case

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:43
A further four people are charged with assisting an offender in connection with the murder of Becky Watts in Bristol.

Ex-primary head handed teaching ban

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:42
A former Merthyr Tydfil primary school head teacher is struck off for two years after bullying charges against her are upheld by a professional watchdog.

Gerrard CCTV row ex-officer jailed

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:38
A police officer who seized CCTV footage of a street scuffle as a "tool to blackmail" Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard is jailed.

Nearly 300K New Jobs In February; Unemployment Dips To 5.5 Percent

NPR News - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:36

The Labor Department's latest report comes on the heels of an especially robust survey for January that showed a gain of about 240,000 jobs.

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Yentob friends 'violated' by hacking

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:34
BBC creative director Alan Yentob says the privacy of his close friends was "violated in an extraordinary way" by journalists who hacked his phone, the High Court hears.

Labour urged to rule out SNP deal

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:08
Sir John Major says it is "shameful" Labour has not ruled out a coalition with the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.

Millions at risk from 'Freak' bug

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:05
Microsoft issues a security warning about a bug that could let attackers spy on supposedly secure communications.

'Open season' for pension fraudsters

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 04:00
The new pension freedoms will be an 'open season' for fraudsters trying to steal people's savings, according to the industry.

Police chiefs recalled to Holyrood

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:56
Senior officers from Police Scotland are to return to Holyrood for further questions over armed police attending routine incidents.

Tajik opposition leader murdered

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:50
A Tajik opposition leader is shot dead by an unknown attacker in Istanbul, opposition sources tell the BBC.

Gen Soleimani: Iran’s rising star

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:45
The head of the Revolutionary Guards' elite Quds Force has emerged from a lifetime in the shadows to achieve almost celebrity status in Iran, reports BBC Persian's Bozorgmehr Sharafedin.

VIDEO: 50 Shades mother: 'No regrets'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:41
Nicola Scholes, the mother of a boy excluded from school for dressing as character from Fifty Shades of Grey for World Book Day, says she and her son have no regrets.

Virgin, 18, jailed for stabbing women

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:35
An 18-year-old who attempted to murder three women in revenge for the fact he was still a virgin is jailed for 21 years.

VIDEO: Why did men wear burkas in Kabul?

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:34
A group of Afghan men have worn burkas during a march through capital Kabul to draw attention to women's rights. BBC News looks at the issues since the fall of the Taliban.

Low-fat diet 'burns more fat'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:27
A low-fat, rather than a low-carb, diet leads to a greater loss of body fat, according to experiments carried out by US National Institutes of Health scientists.

Germany Eurovision entrant withdraws

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:18
The winner of the search to find Germany's Eurovision Song Contest entrant turned down the chance to represent his country on live TV.

Congo officials 'similar to rebels'

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:09
Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.

Ebola nurse to appear at hearing

BBC - Fri, 2015-03-06 03:08
Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who contracted Ebola whilst working in Sierra Leone, is appearing before regulators in Edinburgh.