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Chile navy's first openly-gay sailor

24 min 48 sec ago
A sailor in Chile, Mauricio Ruiz, becomes the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, and gets full backing of the Chilean Navy.

Labour plans technical universities

31 min 5 sec ago
Labour is calling for technical universities to be created as part of a blueprint for reshaping the higher education system to create a hi-tech, high-income economy.

Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

33 min 57 sec ago
Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.

'Deeply elitist UK locks out talent'

35 min 36 sec ago
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to a new analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.

Depression in cancer 'overlooked'

43 min 3 sec ago
Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.

Red squirrels face leprosy threat

1 hour 15 min ago
Scotland's red squirrels are facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, according to scientists in Edinburgh.

Qantas reports its biggest loss ever

1 hour 20 min ago
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - its biggest ever financial loss.

PM: UK 'supports million Scots jobs'

1 hour 24 min ago
The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.

Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

1 hour 30 min ago
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

Southern California sees giant waves

1 hour 55 min ago
Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.

VIDEO: 'White space' internet developed

2 hours 1 min ago
David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.

Abuse scandal latest and jihadist fears - papers

2 hours 16 min ago
Repercussions of a report on organised child sex abuse in Rotherham continue to make headlines, while some papers focus on conflict in Iraq and Syria.

VIDEO: Litter bug mountaineers 'must recycle'

2 hours 17 min ago
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.

VIDEO: Controversy over new Lennon film

2 hours 17 min ago
A new film that looks at the events that unfolded the night Beatles star John Lennon was shot, is causing controversy amongst critics and fans.

Brazil pursues Amazon 'destroyers'

2 hours 26 min ago
Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest, committing crimes worth millions of dollars.

Cops crewmember killed by US police

2 hours 36 min ago
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.

Woman killed in Carrickfergus crash

2 hours 43 min ago
A woman in her 50s has died in a car crash in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

Giroud ruled out until new year

3 hours 11 min ago
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be out for up to four months after having surgery on a broken leg.

VIDEO: Rotherham victim gives her account

3 hours 34 min ago
A child victim of sexual abuse in Rotherham has told the BBC that "no-one listened or believed me".

Pressure grows on crime commissioner

3 hours 36 min ago
Pressure is growing on South Yorkshire's police commissioner to resign in the wake of a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.

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