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Common painkillers 'increase heart failure risk'

BBC - 13 hours 43 min ago
Taking a common kind of painkiller is linked to an increased risk of heart failure, a study suggests.

Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire

BBC - 13 hours 46 min ago
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is to retire in 2017 after five years as the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the force announces.

Obama: Congress veto override of 9/11 lawsuits bill 'a mistake'

BBC - 13 hours 53 min ago
The US president says the congressional override of his veto on a bill allowing 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia sets "a dangerous precedent".

James Anderson and Mark Wood out of England's tour to Bangladesh

BBC - 14 hours 1 min ago
England bowlers James Anderson and Mark Wood are ruled out of next month's tour to Bangladesh after a recurrence of recent injuries.

Tommy Wright: Barnsley suspend assistant manager over alleged corruption

BBC - 14 hours 9 min ago
Barnsley suspend assistant manager Tommy Wright after he is named in a Daily Telegraph investigation alleging corruption in football.

Girl abducted walking to school in Oxford

BBC - 14 hours 17 min ago
A teenage girl walking to school is abducted by two men and subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Sudan government accused of using chemical weapons in Darfur

BBC - 14 hours 53 min ago
The Sudanese government is allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people, with dozens of children among 200 killed in Darfur, Amnesty International alleges.

Body of Shimon Peres lies in state

BBC - 14 hours 56 min ago
Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects to former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres as his body lies in state, in Jerusalem.

Child abuse inquiry counsel Ben Emmerson QC suspended

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:57am
The most senior lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is suspended over concerns about "aspects" of his team leadership.

Italy earthquake: The family living in their garden

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:53am
Roberta Pompa has been living with her young children in their back garden since the earthquake in central Italy on 24 August.

'British people made bad decision on EU'

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:41am
Italy's PM says it will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to provide a deal that gives British people more rights than those outside the EU.

Spotify 'in talks to take over Soundcloud'

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 2:26am
Music streaming company Spotify is reported to be in 'advanced talks' to take over rival Soundcloud.

Newspaper review: Football fallout on front pages

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:04am
The fallout from allegations of "inappropriate" payments to football managers continues to dominate the front pages, with new claims emerging.

Police body cameras 'cut complaints against officers'

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:13am
Police body cameras can dramatically reduce the number of complaints against officers, a major research project suggests.

Brexit: Italian PM Matteo Renzi warns UK over EU rights

BBC - Thu, 09/29/2016 - 12:03am
It will be "impossible" for Brexit talks to result in a deal that gives Britons more rights than others outside the EU, Italian PM Matteo Renzi says.

Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger

BBC - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:25pm
Campaigners call for reform as figures reveal taxpayers are paying more than £400,000 a year to subsidise a Saudi billionaire's farm.

Sir Cliff's 101st album to feature Elvis 'duet'

BBC - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:04pm
Sir Cliff Richard is performing a "duet" with none other than the late Elvis Presley on his upcoming 101st album.

Nurseries at risk as staffing crisis hits, campaigners say

BBC - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 9:56pm
Nurseries in England are struggling to recruit qualified staff putting them at risk of closure, campaigners warn.

Lyse Doucet: Colombia's extraordinary peace process

BBC - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:31pm
The peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Farc guerrilla movement brings to an end 52 years of conflict

A new 'lunatic line'?

BBC - Wed, 09/28/2016 - 7:42pm
Kenyan plans to build a railway across a national park, but could it be a new version of the so-called "lunatic line" to nowhere, asks Alastair Leithhead.