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Opera singer sacked for gay slur

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:55
Opera singer Tamar Iveri has her contract with Opera Australia terminated due to anti-gay comments posted on her Facebook page.

Social media 'half of police tasks'

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:47
Complaints originating from social media make up "at least half" of calls passed on to front-line officers, the head of the College of Policing tells the BBC.

Polish PM faces grilling over leak

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:46
A scandal over leaked recordings of top officials in Poland goes to parliament as Prime Minister Donald Tusk prepares to defend his ministers.

BMA chief warns on survival of NHS

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:32
The outgoing chairman of the British Medical Association in Scotland warns that tough decisions need to be made if the NHS is going to survive.

'Sickening' attack on Jewish graves

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:27
Swastikas and anti-Semitic graffiti is daubed on a Jewish cemetery in Manchester.

Sisi 'will not act' over Egypt trial

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:25
Egypt's president says he will not "interfere" in favour of three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Cairo, as BBC journalists condemn the ruling.

Kenyan 'Liz' gang rape trial begins

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:12
One of the six teenagers accused of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl in Kenya and dumping her in a pit latrine goes on trial.

VIDEO: What is secret of Costa Rica's success?

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:07
After unexpected wins against Uruguay and Italy, Costa Rica have already qualified for the last 16 of the World Cup.

VIDEO: Why this painting sold for £32m

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:06
A 1906 Claude Monet water lilies painting, Nympheas, has sold for £31.7m in London, the second highest price ever paid for the artist at an auction.

London students 'face crime risk'

Tue, 2014-06-24 02:01
Students in London could run a higher risk of being a victim of crime than those in other parts of the country, the Complete University Guide suggests.

Housing market 'coming off the boil'

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:55
Home sales hit their highest level of the year in May but a banking group says the "heat is coming out of the housing market".

University trials three-year degrees

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:44
Students in Scotland could complete a full honours degree in three years for the first time in a pilot run at Abertay University.

Microsoft unveils Android phone

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:38
Microsoft unveils its first handset following its takeover of Nokia's handset business. The device runs on Android rather than Windows Phone.

AUDIO: 'Moral case' for introducing living wage

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:35
Archbishop of York John Sentamu says the UK government should make it a goal to cut the number of low paid workers by one million by 2020.

Thai minister forms anti-coup group

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:27
A former Thai minister forms a group to campaign for a return to democracy, in the wake of last month's military coup.

VIDEO: Mental health services 'a car crash'

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:06
Mental health services in England are 'a car crash' according to the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

Tue, 2014-06-24 01:04
BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.

VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

Tue, 2014-06-24 00:56
As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.

'Five killed' in Kenya coast attack

Tue, 2014-06-24 00:49
At least five people are killed in an attack on the Kenyan coast, close to the scene of raids last week in which more than 60 people died.

Juncker as good and bad for the UK

Tue, 2014-06-24 00:35
Why battle over EU Commission head is momentous for UK
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