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Legal system 'not fit for purpose'

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:40
The justice system in England and Wales "is not fit for purpose for victims", the former chief prosecutor says.

Venezuelan ex-beauty queen murdered

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:35
Venezuelan actress and beauty queen Monica Spear has been killed along with her British husband during a roadside robbery on the way to Caracas.

Why do some people refuse to seal envelopes?

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:21
Posties say people don't seal their envelopes. Here's why.

Why do PMs never wear wedding rings?

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:17
Why do PMs never wear wedding rings?

Yahoo unveils news summary app

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:03
Yahoo unveils a news summary app created by British teenager Nick D'Aloisio who joined the firm after being paid "millions of pounds".

In pictures: Sierra Leone's surf club

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:03
One of the world's newest surf clubs

Kegworth air disaster: The survivors' stories

Tue, 2014-01-07 17:01
Survivors recall the horror of 1989 M1 plane crash

VIDEO: Samsung's Smart Home app revealed

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:56
The BBC's North America Technology Correspondent Richard Taylor takes a look at what can be controlled with a Samsung Smart Home app.

Lessons on sexual consent 'lacking'

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:40
Almost a third of young people said they did not learn about sexual consent in sex education lessons, says a survey carried out for the National Children's Bureau.

Should there be a word for an 'almost alcoholic'?

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:36
Everybody thinks they know what an "alcoholic" is, but what about those who drink too much but fall short of the common definitions of alcoholism?

Ford boss rules out Microsoft job

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:32
Alan Mulally, the chief executive of Ford, says he will not be leaving the US carmaker to join Microsoft.

Q&A: Voting in the referendum

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:16
All you need to know about voting in the referendum

A city of ambition and self-doubt

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:16
Berlin was on the verge of becoming a centre of world power in 1914, but catastrophe beckoned.

VIDEO: Why does Stockholm love Brooklyn?

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:16
Stockholm has an obsession with all things Brooklyn - and it starts with the beer

Spain's dwindling knife sharpeners

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:06
The dying art of the wheeled whetstone workers of Spain

Yes backers 'more active' on Twitter

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:05
Pro-independence campaign has "more active and spontaneous" network of tweeters than their "No" opponents, according to new research.

State pension plans 'irresponsible'

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:01
Government plans to increase spending on state pensions have been criticised as "unaffordable and irresponsible" in a report by a free market think tank.

Simpson denies being drugs cheat

Tue, 2014-01-07 16:01
Jamaican Olympic sprint medallist Sherone Simpson tells a disciplinary panel she did not intentionally take a banned substance.

Ex-NY police in 9/11 benefits fraud

Tue, 2014-01-07 15:50
Nearly 100 former police and fire personnel are arrested in a sweeping fraud investigation involving federal disability benefits.

Rescued expedition makes it to Casey

Tue, 2014-01-07 15:48
The rescued Australasian Antarctic Expedition arrives at the Casey research base, just as the ships it left stuck in thick sea ice finally start moving.

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