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VIDEO: Prison conditions 'getting worse'

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:11
There has been a "significant" and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.

Adverts play before extremist videos

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:00
A government organisation temporarily suspends online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.

Brazil police indict 12 over tickets

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:18
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.

Dragon sequel 'richer' than original

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:00
How to Train Your Dragon sequel aims to outdo original

Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:59
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.

Wilde's grandson's stage scandal

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:55
Oscar Wilde's court ordeal brought to stage by his grandson

VIDEO: Who is the real Madeline?

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:08
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition

Housing demand outstrips supply

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:39
Demand for housing continues to outstrip supply in the Scottish market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

'Mystery amnesia man' identity plea

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:20
The identity of a man found with severe amnesia in Peterborough almost two months ago is "a complete mystery" say health workers caring for him.

LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:18
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.

VIDEO: Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

Wed, 2014-07-09 17:02
Iran and Iraq's uneasy relationship - in 90 seconds

'Beat pirates with roads, not ships'

Wed, 2014-07-09 16:53
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

Obama and Perry agree on border force

Wed, 2014-07-09 16:48
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

Wed, 2014-07-09 16:04
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 on pens)

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:45
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.

Sculpture park wins museum award

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:42
The open-air Yorkshire Sculpture Park is named the museum of the year for its "bold artistic vision".

Bieber gets two years' probation

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:38
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is sentenced to two years' probation and community service over the egging of his neighbour's home in California.

The ancient sites targeted by high-tech guns

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:30
How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces

VIDEO: Watch Netherlands v Argentina shootout

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:27
Watch the whole penalty shootout between the Netherlands and Argentina, with the South Americans emerging as 4-2 winners following a goalless match.

10 World Cup stars' tattoos decoded

Wed, 2014-07-09 15:23
Nine World Cup players' tattoos decoded, and one who refuses

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