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VIDEO: Where is inequality gap heading?

Thu, 2014-05-01 05:20
French economist Thomas Piketty is causing a stir with his new book about the gap between rich and poor. Newsnight policy editor Chris Cook talks you through some of Piketty's analysis and his controversial policy suggestions.

VIDEO: Labour launches election campaign

Thu, 2014-05-01 05:15
Labour leader Ed Miliband has launched his party's campaign for local council and European elections.

Allardyce vows to carry on at Hammers

Thu, 2014-05-01 05:09
Manager Sam Allardyce says he is delivering what the West Ham owners want despite unrest among some fans.

Nigeria parents plead for help

Thu, 2014-05-01 05:04
Parents of the 230 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria march in their hometown of Chibok to plead for more help to find their daughters, residents tell the BBC.

Woman has Caesarean ordered by court

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:58
A mentally-ill woman gives birth after a High Court judge ruled doctors could perform a Caesarean section.

Police quiz Adams on woman's murder

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:50
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams continues to be questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.

McCanns tell of police 'frustrations'

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:47
Missing Madeleine McCann's parents express frustration at the lack of a joint police inquiry into the case and her mother says she still walks the resort's streets to feel closer to her daughter.

VIDEO: Kate McCann's solace from Portugal trips

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:41
The parents of missing Madeleine McCann have told the BBC of their frustrations over the inquiry into their daughter's disappearance.

Latin America & Caribbean - Part 2

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:40
Queen's Baton Relay reaches Latin America and the Caribbean

Fashion for Mars shown off by Nasa

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:36
If you are heading to Mars you may want to get a new outfit and Nasa is showing off potential designs.

Mercer 'deliberately evaded' rules

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:30
Patrick Mercer committed the "second worst" breach of transparency rules for MPs since 1947, the Commons standards committee says.

Police 'do not record fifth of crime'

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:20
A fifth of crimes in England and Wales - including sexual offences and robbery - could be going unrecorded by police, according to a report.

VIDEO: Teaching goldfish how to drive

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:15
A Netherlands firm has developed a robotic fish tank that can be driven by a goldfish.

Council boss asked to pay back money

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:07
The chief executive of Pembrokeshire council will be asked to pay back thousands of pounds after salary supplements were ruled unlawful.

Fatal balloon crash was avoidable

Thu, 2014-05-01 04:00
A hot air balloon crash in Turkey which killed a Welsh space scientist five years ago could have been averted, a coroner says.
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