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Warning over Help to Buy 'risks'

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:54
The government's Help To Buy scheme creates "medium and long-term risks" to the taxpayer, MPs warn.

Bird flu 'danger zones' mapped

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:51
The "danger zones" in Asia which are vulnerable to a deadly bird flu have been mapped by scientists.

New Technical Awards for teenagers

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:45
New practical courses in subjects such as electronics and textiles will be available next year as part of a shake-up of vocational education in England.

Nut allergy boy died after takeaway

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:45
A teenager with a nut allergy died after eating a Chinese takeaway containing peanut butter, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Ed Sheeran on 'that' puppet video

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:37
Ed Sheeran talks about his new album and collaborating with Pharrell Williams

Ed Sheeran: 'Elton's not my manager'

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:37
Ed Sheeran explains myths that follow him around

Today at the World Cup: Day seven

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:34
Who is playing? How can you watch the games? Who does our expert think will win? All the information you need on World Cup day seven.

How is the net generation growing up?

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:33
Do we need to rescue our kids from the digital world?

Christians refuse to leave Bethlehem farm

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:32
A Christian family struggles to hold on to its Bethlehem hill farm

The profusion of temporarily Brazilian-themed products

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:29
Just how genuine are Brazilian-themed products?

Tackling taboo of education corruption

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:27
Tackling the taboo of corruption in education

Rare stamp sets auction record

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:26
A 19th Century postage stamp from British Guiana sells for a record £9.5m at auction in New York.

Saving lives in helicopter crashes

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:21
Saving lives in helicopter crashes at sea

VIDEO: West Bank's prosthetic limbs factory

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:20
The Kolaykelah factory is the only one which produces artificial limbs in the West Bank. It was set up about 10 years ago to help Palestinian patients, but now the Kolaykelah factory says it needs to be subsidised by the Palestinian government if it is to meet the rising cost of medical materials.

VIDEO: 'The most beautiful metro in the world'

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:12
The photographer capturing the Stockholm subway

Canada approves huge oil pipeline

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:11
Canada has conditionally approved a pipeline to bring crude from the Alberta oil sands to the country's Pacific coast over heavy criticism.

American cuts flights to Venezuela

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:08
American Airlines says it is cutting nearly 80% of its flights from the US to Venezuela in a dispute over tight currency controls.

VIDEO: New life jacket put to the test

Tue, 2014-06-17 15:06
The BBC has tried out new safety equipment being brought in to save lives if another helicopter crashes in the North Sea.

Google 'legally' intercepted in UK

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:53
The UK government classifies Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as external communications, meaning it can intercept them without an individual warrant.

VIDEO: Baby ashes report calls for new laws

Tue, 2014-06-17 14:45
A report by The Infant Cremation Commission into the cremation of babies has recommended new laws and guidelines to protect bereaved families.

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