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Paedophiles 'flocking to dark net'

Wed, 2014-06-18 21:45
Tens of thousands of paedophiles are using the so-called dark net to trade images of sexual abuse, an investigation by BBC News indicates.

China jails corruption activists

Wed, 2014-06-18 20:04
China hands down lengthy jail terms to three anti-corruption activists who had called for officials to disclose their personal wealth.

Failed police project criticised

Wed, 2014-06-18 18:11
A highly-critical report is to be published on Thursday into the failure of a £15m police computer project.

Charity blames calls rise on selfies

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:56
Sending selfies can reveal low self-esteem among young people and be a symptom of bullying says ChildLine.

School spending is below inflation

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:54
Most councils in Scotland have cut spending on education in real terms, according to a report by the Accounts Commission.

VIDEO: Maersk 'disappointed' with China

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:14
Maersk tells the BBC it is "disappointed" at China rejecting plans for an international shipping alliance - that would have saved the industry hundreds of millions of dollars in the long term.

Diabetes gene 'raises risk tenfold'

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:01
A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes is discovered.

Suicide alert 'may have backfired'

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:59
US warnings about the risk of suicide in young people prescribed antidepressant medication may have backfired, research suggests.

'Poor white pupils' free school plan

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:56
A free school to open in Barnsley aims to raise the aspirations of white working class children - identified as the lowest-achieving group.

Top jazz musician Horace Silver dies

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:53
One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, dies aged 85 in the US.

Uruguay: Anything for England to fear?

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Lack of pace, defensive frailty and doubts over Luis Suarez - BBC Sport's Ben Smith gives his verdict on Uruguay.

Longer flights to curb vapour trails

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Condensation trails in the sky caused by aircraft could be eliminated by re-routing flight paths, say scientists.

New attack on drug-resistant bugs

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:42
Scientists find a new route to attack antibiotic-resistant bacteria by blocking the mechanism they use to build their exterior coating.

Chemical iris for tiny phone cameras

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:40
A new type of iris which uses chemicals instead of mechanical blades has been designed for smartphone cameras.

Unknown Pablo Neruda poems found

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:37
Chile's Pablo Neruda Foundation has found 20 previously unknown poems by the late Nobel prize winner while cataloguing some of his manuscripts.

Demise of the printed dictionary?

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:36
Is this the end for the printed Oxford English Dictionary?

VIDEO: Greek man sings his way to Brazil

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:08
How a song got one football fan to Brazil

VIDEO: Highlights: Cameroon 0-4 Croatia

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:57
Alex Song sees red as Cameroon are knocked out of the Fifa World Cup after losing 4-0 against Croatia in their Group A match.

Paxman hosts his final Newsnight

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:51
The BBC's Jeremy Paxman presents his final edition of Newsnight, after 25 years on the programme.

VIDEO: 3D street painting and more art stories

Wed, 2014-06-18 15:23
A road in a university campus in China is transformed with one of the largest and longest 3D paintings in the world, a collection of bonsai trees could sell for hundreds of thousands of pounds at auction in Hong Kong - and more from the world of arts.
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