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Scottish plastic bag charge approved

Wed, 2014-05-28 10:48
New regulations to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags are approved by the Scottish parliament.

Poyet signs new Sunderland contract

Wed, 2014-05-28 10:36
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet signs a new deal that will keep him at the Premier League club until 2016.

Art School 'will recover from fire'

Wed, 2014-05-28 10:20
Firefighters efforts in extinguishing the Charles Rennie Macintosh fire mean the building will recover from the blaze.

New bird flu 'not global threat'

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:49
The latest type of bird flu that has been detected in China, H10N8, does not pose an imminent global treat, say researchers.

Trojan Horse warning 'made in 2010'

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:37
The Department for Education was warned in 2010 that Muslim hardliners were trying to take control of Birmingham schools, a head teacher has told the BBC.

Teams build human protein catalogue

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:36
The first two attempts at a complete catalogue of human proteins, called the proteome, are published by independent teams of researchers.

Expert says Treasury claim ludicrous

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:35
An academic accuses the Treasury of a "ludicrous" use of his research in its analysis of the impact of Scottish independence.

Angelou 'brightest light' says Obama

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:22
US President Barack Obama leads tributes to Maya Angelou, describing the poet, author and activist as "one of the brightest lights of our time".

Leadership row peer quits Lib Dems

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:20
Lord Oakeshott says he is quitting the Lib Dems and warns the party is heading for "disaster" if it sticks with Nick Clegg as leader.

'No defects' found at Hillsborough

Wed, 2014-05-28 09:12
The Hillsborough Stadium had "no significant defects" when it was inspected 11 months before the disaster, an inquest jury hears.

From Olympic gold to skydiving and church fetes

Wed, 2014-05-28 08:52
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold on her life after Sochi and her plans to return to the track.

Trinidad pioneers online learning

Wed, 2014-05-28 08:46
Trinidad and Tobago launches the first nationwide online learning project with Coursera

England rout Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Wed, 2014-05-28 08:44
England win the third one-day international by 10 wickets after bowling Sri Lanka out for 67 at Old Trafford.

Niger sees first slavery conviction

Wed, 2014-05-28 08:17
A man has been sentenced to four years in jail in Niger in the first ever conviction for slavery in the country for taking a "fifth wife".

Rogue Libya general bombs Islamists

Wed, 2014-05-28 08:00
Libyan forces loyal to renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar bomb an Islamist militia base in the eastern city of Benghazi.

Largest fossilised croc tooth found

Wed, 2014-05-28 07:49
The fossilised tooth of a prehistoric crocodile is recorded as the largest of its kind found in the UK.

One third 'admit racial prejudice'

Wed, 2014-05-28 07:48
Nearly a third of people in Britain admit being racially prejudiced, up from an all-time low of 25% in 2001, research suggests.

Abkhazia leader 'flees protests'

Wed, 2014-05-28 07:30
The president of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia is said to have fled the capital Sukhumi after opposition protesters seized his office.

Rolf Harris 'disguised dark side'

Wed, 2014-05-28 07:19
TV entertainer Rolf Harris admits he is good at disguising a "dark side" of his character as he gives evidence at his indecent assault trial.

AUDIO: Animals 'have platonic friendships'

Wed, 2014-05-28 07:14
Animals with big brains such as elephants, horses, killer whales and some primates have close platonic friendships, according to the New Scientist.
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