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'Back to the beaches' - front pages

Thu, 2014-06-05 20:55
Many papers use poignant photographs from events marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day on their front pages, while the Times examines a "new battle for Europe".

Vatican financial regulators sacked

Thu, 2014-06-05 20:50
Pope Francis dismisses the entire board of the Vatican's financial regulator as part of his reforms in the city-state.

N Korea 'detains third American'

Thu, 2014-06-05 20:07
North Korea says it arrested an American tourist, reportedly for leaving a Bible at a hotel - the third US citizen to be held by Pyongyang.

CAR foes both commit war crimes - UN

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:36
A UN report suggests both sides in the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) have committed war crimes, but says talk of ethnic cleansing is premature.

China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:30
China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.

Whitehall chief to probe cabinet row

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:20
Britain's most senior civil servant is to investigate the row between two senior cabinet ministers over alleged Muslim extremism in schools.

Tories shaken, but no UKIP quake in Newark

Thu, 2014-06-05 19:07
BBC political correspondent Alex Forsyth says UKIP shook the Conservatives in the Newark by-election but there was no "earthquake".

VIDEO: Darfur United and the alternative World Cup

Thu, 2014-06-05 18:02
An international football tournament is taking place in Sweden for teams not recognised by FIFA. Darfur United are among the teams challenging for the CONIFA World Football Cup.

EU hopeful criticises British press

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:52
European Commission presidential hopeful Jean-Claude Juncker criticises the British press, saying their attention on him was a "rather desperate move".

VIDEO: ARM boss on the 'Internet of things'

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:37
The boss of British chip company ARM Holdings talks about the "Internet of things" and the future impact of technology on our lives.

US girl stabbed 19 times recovering

Thu, 2014-06-05 17:14
The family of a 12-year-old stabbed 19 times by two classmates trying to impress a fictional horror character says she is able to walk in hospital.

Bosses urged to promote lunch breaks

Thu, 2014-06-05 16:58
Employers have been urged to encourage staff to take decent breaks after a study suggested many people are working through their lunch hour every day.

Madeleine search keeps focus on resort

Thu, 2014-06-05 16:34
Madeleine search keeps focus on Algarve resort

Dropping the 'N' in NHS

Thu, 2014-06-05 16:01
Is it time to drop the national in NHS?

Playing solitaire with Turing

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:59
'How Alan Turing taught me the maths of Solitaire'

Most teachers 'back pay by results'

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:47
Over half of teachers in state schools in England support linking pay to pupils' progress and results, suggests a survey.

Farm wildlife protection 'fails'

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:46
A new analysis suggests measures to protect wildlife on farms have been so diluted they may be counter-productive.

Sleep's memory role discovered

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:44
Scientists in China and the US use advanced microscopy to discover exactly how a good night's sleep improves learning and memory.

Nun wins final of Italy's The Voice

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:41
A young nun who became an internet sensation after singing on Italy's version of The Voice has triumphed in the finals of the TV show.

Drop in rape convictions targeted

Thu, 2014-06-05 15:39
Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales are launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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