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Lowest rail fare rise for five years

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 22:02
Most rail fares in England will rise by 2.5% from 2 January, the government has confirmed, marking the lowest rise for five years.

Five questioned after terror raids

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:58
Police continue to question five men arrested under the Terrorism Act following raids in Cardiff and Barry.

VIDEO: Mandela anniversary: At Soweto home

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:56
On the anniversary of Nelson Mandela's death, Milton Nkosi visits the late South African leader's former home in Soweto.

Photos reveal storm surge damage

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:45
Aerial photographs reveal the extent of the damage caused to the Norfolk coastline by the biggest storm surge for 60 years.

Investigation after body found

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:39
Police Scotland launch a major investigation after the body of a woman is found at a house in Falkirk.

North South council meet in Armagh

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:34
Northern Ireland Executive minister are due to meet their counterparts from the Irish government at a north-south ministerial conference in Armagh later.

New protests over Eric Garner death

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 21:02
Protesters take to the streets in New York and other US cities for a second night, over the choking death of a black man restrained by a policeman.

VIDEO: 'I worried about what people would think'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 20:34
Male victim of domestic violence speaks out after his ex-girlfriend left him with life threatening injuries

AC/DC Phil Rudd 'made phone threat'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 20:33
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was charged over an alleged phone call threatening to kill a man and his daughter, New Zealand prosecutors reveal.

Parklife festival fined for 'mum' text

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 20:19
The Manchester festival is fined £70,000 after sending a text messages claiming to be from festival-goers' mums.

The mystery of Oliver Cromwell's 'queen'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 20:12
Who was Oliver Cromwell's mysterious 'queen'?

PM says UK to 'meet promise' on aid

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 20:03
David Cameron insists the UK will fulfil its promise "to the poorest people of the world" on providing aid, as some MPs are expected to obstruct a bill on the pledge.

Thai king drops birthday appearance

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 19:11
Thailand's ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej cancels a public appearance to mark his 87th birthday, on medical advice.

Elgin Marbles statue loaned to Russia

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:46
A 2,500 year-old statue, one of the Elgin Marbles, is loaned to Russia by the British Museum.

Public to attend Richard III reburial

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:20
Hundreds of seats at the reburial of Richard III will be available to the public, Leicester Cathedral announces.

VIDEO: '150 years from slavery now free us'

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:16
A New York woman who filmed Eric Garner being put into an apparent "chokehold" by a police officer calls the decision not to prosecute a "slap in the face".

What happened after the storm surge?

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:11
The night when people's homes fell into the sea

Renewed Protests Over Garner Case In New York, Beyond

NPR News - Thu, 2014-12-04 18:00

The demonstrations come as the U.S. Justice Department investigates the recent police killings of Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo., and of Eric Garner, 43, of Staten Island, N.Y.

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Picture power: When doves fly

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 17:41
AFP photographer Gurcan Ozturk captures a picture of the Pope releasing doves in Istanbul.

Fragile Afghanistan faces uncertain future

BBC - Thu, 2014-12-04 17:31
Many people in Afghanistan fear that the international community will turn its back at a time when big change is inevitable, says James Robbins.