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Osborne to unveil homes cash amid cuts

BBC - 19 hours 47 min ago
George Osborne is to set out government spending plans up to 2020 later, which will include billions of pounds in cuts but also new money for housebuilding.

Osborne's big idea

BBC - 19 hours 57 min ago
If George Osborne has a big idea, it is to transfer the costs of and responsibility for building a better, fairer Britain from the public sector to the private sector.

Phuc Dat Bich name battle 'was a hoax'

BBC - 20 hours 7 min ago
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits he hoaxed the media.

Missing Russian pilot 'with Syrian army'

BBC - 20 hours 49 min ago
A Russian pilot missing after Turkey downed his fighter jet has been picked up by the Syrian army, Russia's ambassador to France says.

Brussels metro and schools reopen

BBC - 20 hours 51 min ago
Schools and many metro stations in Brussels reopen after being shut four days ago in a security crackdown following the Paris attacks.

Thomas Cook hails 'real progress'

BBC - 20 hours 52 min ago
Thomas Cook has hailed 2015 as "a year of real progress" despite what it described as "turbulence in some of our destinations".

Weekend births 'pose higher death risk'

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:48am
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.

Chicago police release shooting dashcam

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 3:32am
US officials release dashboard camera video showing a white policeman shooting a black teenager last year in Chicago as a murder charge is brought.

Big China brokerage in $166bn error

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 2:47am
China's biggest brokerage, Citic Securities, had overstated its derivative business by $166bn (£110bn) from April to September.

VIDEO: What are the chancellor's options?

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 2:16am
The Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review will be set out on Wednesday. What are his options as he attempts to balance the books?

VIDEO: What led to fatal Chicago police shooting?

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:40am
Dashboard camera footage has been released of the moment a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in Chicago.

'World on knife edge' after jet shot down

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 1:09am
Wednesday's papers are full of foreboding after Turkey shoots down a Russian warplane, with a single powerful image of the incident on almost every front page.

The Pope's five big issues in Africa

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:08am
Pope Francis is visiting Africa for the first time where he is likely to talk about peace, poverty, the environment, homosexuality and contraception, writes the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.

Work ahead on the long road to realistic casting

BBC - Wed, 11/25/2015 - 12:08am
Criticism over Benedict Cumberbatch's cameo as a transgender model in a new film is just the latest episode in a long and controversial history of portrayals of minorities, says Samira Ahmed.

The hunt for Einstein's missing waves

BBC - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:55pm
The hunt for Albert Einstein's missing waves

Ramayana: Indian children playing god with royal patronage

BBC - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 11:55pm
Photographer Saibal Das meets the children who play god in the annual Ramlila festival, based on the Hindu religious epic Ramayana.

Experts call for caution over Ritalin

BBC - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:47pm
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.

Shark drones to patrol Australian coast

BBC - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:42pm
Drones and "smart" drum lines will be deployed to protect swimmers on New South Wales' north coast from shark attacks, the state government says.

GPs urged to report unfit drivers

BBC - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:41pm
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.

Canada slows down Syrian refugee intake

BBC - Tue, 11/24/2015 - 10:28pm
The Canadian government says it will resettle only 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year - less than half the number it promised earlier.