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China detains Canadian over secrets

Thu, 2015-02-05 17:24
China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.

Venezuela arrests retail executives

Thu, 2015-02-05 17:19
The Venezuelan authorities have arrested two more top executives under legislation aimed at controlling skyrocketing inflation.

VIDEO: Hunt under fire over 'nuns' remark

Thu, 2015-02-05 17:13
Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt has been criticised for remarks he made about the teaching of nuns, on the BBC's Question Time programme.

Jordan's IS raids 'just the start'

Thu, 2015-02-05 17:10
Jordan says its air strikes on Islamic State targets are "the beginning of our retaliation" for the killing of a captured army pilot.

Radical NHS changes 'disastrous'

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:51
Huge changes to the way the NHS in England works have been "disastrous" and distracted from patient care, a damning report by a think tank says.

Moderator to meet Pope in Rome

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:44
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is to have a private audience with the Pope in Rome.

Half of Scots firms 'based at home'

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:42
Home-based enterprises account for half of all Scots businesses and sustain 17% of private sector jobs in Scotland, research suggests.

Call for law change on sale of sex

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:35
Churches say law developed in Sweden to criminalise the purchase of sex has significantly reduced human trafficking.

Do police believe they are above the law?

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:32
From use of bail to dawn raids, there are concerns that the police sometimes overstep their powers, says Danny Shaw.

Oscars 2015: The foreign language contenders

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:27
The lowdown on the contenders for the foreign-language Oscar

Latest IS atrocity dominates headlines

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:24
Atrocity in the Middle East dominates this week's headlines, but Labour's spat with business has also fallen under the spotlight, says Jawad Iqbal.

Have politicians lost the art of rhetoric?

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:22
Mary Beard explains why modern politicians must learn to persuade voters through rhetoric, rather than simply make assertions and promises.

Are anti-IS tactics working six months on?

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:20
Mark Urban describes the complexities of the US-led coalition's approach to tackling Islamic State militants, six months on from when it first launched operations.

Ukraine crisis: Russia tests new weapons

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:17
Russian military tests new systems in Ukraine

Coast to coast across the US

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:05
One man's trip across the United States with his camera

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-02-05 16:04
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

'Useless' flu jab and Glitter 'never freed' - papers

Thu, 2015-02-05 15:45
An admission that this year's winter flu jab is "barely able to protect people" makes some front pages, while others focus on Gary Glitter's latest convictions.

Congress due for historic Pope visit

Thu, 2015-02-05 15:38
Pope Francis is due to become the first pontiff in history to make an address before the US Congress, lawmakers in Washington announce.

Mexican police rescue workers

Thu, 2015-02-05 15:14
Mexican authorities free a group of workers from a South Korean-run textile factory in Jalisco state, who were being "physically abused".

PwC promoted tax avoidance, say MPs

Thu, 2015-02-05 15:11
Accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has been accused of promoting tax avoidance "on an industrial scale" by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).