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VIDEO: Getting boys back into books

BBC - 3 hours 10 min ago
Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, wants to get boys back into books.

Co-op Group confirms £2.5bn losses

BBC - 3 hours 11 min ago
The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013, marking the worst year in the group's 150-year history.

Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future

BBC - 3 hours 21 min ago
Polls open in Algeria where 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term in office.

Catholic Church refuses poll request

BBC - 3 hours 33 min ago
The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales turns down a request by members for the results of a sexual ethics survey to be made public.

Earth tremor shakes East Midlands

BBC - 3 hours 39 min ago
An 3.2 magnitude earth tremor that hit the East Midlands is being investigated by geological experts.

Search for S Korea ferry passengers

BBC - 3 hours 41 min ago
Ships and divers continue to search for nearly 300 people unaccounted for, a day after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea.

All 18 care homes saved from closure

BBC - 3 hours 43 min ago
All 18 NHS residential care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open.

India votes on biggest polling day

BBC - 3 hours 48 min ago
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.

Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base

BBC - 3 hours 58 min ago
Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.

Why is Captain Underpants the most complained about book?

BBC - 3 hours 58 min ago
A children's book has beaten Fifty Shades of Grey as the US library system's most criticised book. Why?

'Ammunition find' after arson attack

BBC - 4 hours 6 min ago
Police find what they believe to be ammunition after the emergency services were called to the scene of an arson attack in north Belfast.

Google shares fall on ad concerns

BBC - 4 hours 24 min ago
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.

Investigation begins into power cut

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:58am
A power cut which blacked out most of northern Scotland may have started with a fault on a line between Moray and Inverness.

VIDEO: Could maggots revolutionise farming?

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:58am
They are among the most reviled creatures on the Earth, but could maggots help British agriculture save millions of pounds and meet green targets?

Fate of Nigeria kidnap girls unclear

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:56am
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.

VIDEO: Plan to reveal life expectancy

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:52am
Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live under a government plan to help them manage their money better.

Royals vow return visit to Australia

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:23am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pledge to return to Australia's famous Blue Mountains, after visiting the area as part of a 10-day tour of the country.

VIDEO: William and Kate visit Blue Mountains

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:20am
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains n Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.

VIDEO: Confidence returns to Kashmir

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:13am
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

£30m parking charges under fire

BBC - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:05am
Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.