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HK set for election reform proposal

Tue, 2015-04-21 17:23
Hong Kong's government is set to reveal a political reform proposal for choosing the next leader including, for the first time, a public vote.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance'

Tue, 2015-04-21 17:20
Climate scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

'Record numbers' use food banks

Tue, 2015-04-21 17:02
More than one million people sought emergency help from food banks in the last year, a charity says.

What's the Yemen conflict about?

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:47
Is the conflict due to geographical rivalry, sectarian divisions, disappointment after the 2011 revolution or is it part of a wider regional power play?

Petrobras’s oil bonanza: Blessing or curse?

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:40
Brazilian oil company Petrobras was a national success story, but is now mired in a corruption scandal, says Daniel Gallas.

VIDEO: Artists fight for Puerto Rico's soul

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:33
As the neighbourhoods of San Juan, Puerto Rico change, some artists are trying to take a stand. Can street art fight gentrification, globalisation and the American influence?

The small Kurdish girl pictured firing a huge machine gun

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:24
Are Kurds starting to use children in propaganda?

Bowel cancers 'spotted too late'

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:21
Thousands of people in England are dying from bowel cancer because their disease is not being spotted early enough, warns a charity.

Injuries from violence 'hit new low'

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:14
The number of people in England and Wales seeking hospital treatment for violence-related injuries is at a 15 year low, a study of Accident and Emergency data shows.

In pictures: Nigeria's frog kebabs

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:06
'They taste better than fish'

Trader arrest and Shapps wiki row

Tue, 2015-04-21 16:04
Wednesday's press contains the story of a British man being accused by US regulators of causing a stock market crash, and allegations that a top Conservative may have edited Wikipedia entries.

School rugby plan 'too dangerous'

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:47
A government drive to increase participation in rugby within English schools is ill-conceived and risks children getting hurt, doctors warn.

VIDEO: Downey Jnr on enduring appeal of Marvel

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:44
Robert Downey Jnr tells the BBC about the latest film from the Marvel franchise, The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Mystery of Peacock crossing signs

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:41
Signs mysteriously appear in an Essex village warning motorists to slow down for crossing peacocks.

Stonehenge stone 'aims at winter sun'

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:37
The tallest stone at Stonehenge points towards the sunrise on the midwinter solstice, according to a new theory from an English Heritage steward.

Flawless diamond sells for $22.1m

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:33
A flawless 100-carat diamond sells for $22.1m (£14.8m) at Sotheby's auction house in New York.

Armenian tragedy still raw in Turkey 100 years on

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:31
As the centenary of the Armenian massacre approaches, historical narratives are clashing in Turkey, the BBC's Mark Lowen reports.

Animal cruelty reports on the rise

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:29
A puppy having its head trapped in a door and a dog being shot with a crossbow bolt were among thousands of cases of animal cruelty investigated by the RSPCA last year, the charity say.

Hunting ban 'not enforced properly'

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:27
Opponents of wild animal hunting claim the fox hunting ban, which has been in force for more than 10 years, is not being properly enforced in the south-west of England.

Shapps denies Wikipedia claims

Tue, 2015-04-21 15:25
Conservative party chairman Grant Shapps denies claims he changed Wikipedia entries about himself and other politicians.

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