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MPs call for energy switch 'refunds'

BBC - 9 hours 55 min ago
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.

Lesotho votes in snap elections

BBC - 10 hours 14 sec ago
People in Lesotho are voting in polls aimed at resolving political tensions following an attempted coup last year.

VIDEO: Samurai prince escapes wig ordeal

BBC - 10 hours 20 min ago
Prince William was transformed into a samurai warlord, but escaped the ordeal of wearing a wig, as he visited Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

Pegida UK stages first demonstration

BBC - 10 hours 36 min ago
Police are in Newcastle for the first rally in Britain by a group opposed to what it calls the "Islamisation of Europe".

Putin critic Boris Nemtsov shot dead

BBC - 10 hours 44 min ago
Boris Nemtsov, a leading Russian opposition politician and ex-deputy PM, is shot dead in Moscow ahead of a march against the war in Ukraine.

India budget to boost investment

BBC - 10 hours 47 min ago
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.

First-time buyers get 20% discount

BBC - 10 hours 49 min ago
First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.

England women win NZ ODI series

BBC - 10 hours 56 min ago
England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.

Funeral held for Bath crash victim

BBC - 10 hours 56 min ago
The funeral is due to take place for one of the victims of a crash involving a 30-tonne tipper truck in Bath that killed four people.

NZ scrape to victory over Australia

BBC - 11 hours 6 min ago
New Zealand survive a late collapse to beat Australia by one wicket in a thrilling climax to their World Cup Pool A game.

William dressed as samurai warrior

BBC - 11 hours 7 min ago
The Duke of Cambridge dresses as a famous samurai warrior during a visit to the set of a long-running historical drama in Japan.

Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

BBC - 11 hours 10 min ago
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.

Most-wanted Mexico drug lord held

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:55am
The Mexican president hails the capture of the country's most wanted drug lord - Knights Templar chief Servando 'La Tuta' Gomez.

UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:35am
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.

Spock 'boldly gone' and 'Jihadi John' hunt - papers

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 2:10am
Most papers mark the death of Star Trek star Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, and report the latest in the hunt for Mohammed Emwazi, or "Jihadi John".

US avoids homeland security shutdown

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 1:53am
Lawmakers in the US avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department after passing a one-week funding extension two hours before a deadline.

VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 1:50am
A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.

Emwazi had anger therapy - teacher

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:50am
A former teacher of the man named as extremist "Jihadi John" says he received anger management therapy at secondary school after getting into fights.

Former Colombian spy chief convicted

BBC - Sat, 02/28/2015 - 12:42am
The former head of Colombia's secret police, Maria del Pilar Hurtado, has been found guilty of spying on politicians, judges and journalists.

Distinct ME stages found, says study

BBC - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 10:31pm
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.