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Police 'let down' abuse-risk children

13 hours 8 min ago
A whistleblower tells the BBC hundreds of people at risk of sexual exploitation in Sheffield were let down by police.

Tories split over Juncker's Commission

13 hours 8 min ago
Tories in Brussels split over Juncker's Commission

Hundreds of new sites now 'at risk'

13 hours 9 min ago
English Heritage adds more than 660 sites, including the fire-ravaged Eastbourne Pier in Sussex, to its at risk register.

China-Japan talks fuel hope of thaw

13 hours 15 min ago
Japan's deputy prime minister meets his Chinese counterpart in Beijing in a move that could pave the way for a meeting between the countries' leaders.

Powell 'advice' examined by police

13 hours 26 min ago
Police are examining if a former No 10 chief of staff potentially perverted the course of justice by advising a republican not to return to the UK.

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

13 hours 30 min ago
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.

Kissing ban riles Zimbabwe students

13 hours 42 min ago
A ban on students kissing in public, imposed by the University of Zimbabwe, is "nonsensical", a student representative tells the BBC.

Sharp fall in youth unemployment

13 hours 49 min ago
The number of young people unemployed in Scotland is at its lowest level for six years, according to official data.

VIDEO: Payday lenders hit back at critics

13 hours 50 min ago
Payday lenders strike back against criticism that they leave customers worse off.

VIDEO: UK Ebola planning 'excellent'

13 hours 56 min ago
Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies tells MPs that the UK is well prepared in case of a potential Ebola outbreak.

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well

14 hours 16 min ago
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

Hillsborough officer 'misled court'

14 hours 23 min ago
A former superintendent who served at Hillsborough apologises after discovering part of the evidence he gave to the inquests is incorrect.

South Africa growth forecast slashed

14 hours 42 min ago
South Africa's new finance minister cuts the country's economic growth forecast from 2.7% to 1.4%.

VIDEO: Hollywood honours McConaughey

14 hours 44 min ago
Actor Matthew McConaughey was honoured by the American Cinematique on Tuesday night.

Church sorry for 'shameful' abuse

14 hours 48 min ago
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu issues a "wholehearted" apology to victims of sexual abuse as a report criticises the Church of England.

Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'

14 hours 51 min ago
A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.

Serena in heaviest loss for 16 years

14 hours 52 min ago
World number one Serena Williams is beaten by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals in her heaviest defeat for 16 years.

Boy admits killing teen over bike

15 hours 14 min ago
A 16-year-old boy pleads guilty in court to murdering another boy in Brixton over the sale of a £90 bicycle.

Addict kills days after prison exit

15 hours 15 min ago
A heroin addict is found guilty of murdering a man just five days after coming out of jail and using his money for a drug deal.

Boeing raises annual profit forecast

15 hours 20 min ago
Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.
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