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'Failure' on disability hate crime

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:01pm
The criminal justice system has failed to act on recommendations to improve the way disability hate crime is dealt with, a report concludes.

VIDEO: Osborne warning to 'sleepwalking' EU

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:58pm
The Chancellor George Osborne tells business leaders Europe has to carry out reforms to avoid "sleepwalking" into a future where it has priced itself out of the global economy.

Advocaat to decide on his future

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:48pm
Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat will decide on his future next week after securing the club's Premier League future.

VIDEO: The story behind Labour's loss

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:22pm
In the first of a series looking behind the election result, the BBC's Special correspondent Lucy Manning examines Labour's loss.

Can social media save water?

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:57pm
Outing water cheats in California

Spice drug puts students in hospital

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:35pm
Five Lancaster University students are in hospital, two of them in a critical condition, after taking a synthetic cannabis substitute.

Airbus warns about UK exit from EU

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:28pm
One of the UK's big manufacturers, Airbus, warns that the UK should remain inside the EU to guarantee future investment.

France 'kills key jihadists' in Mali

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 5:07pm
French special forces kill four jihadists, including two leaders, in a raid in northern Mali, the defence ministry says.

US sends Iraq missiles for IS fight

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:39pm
The US military says it is sending 1,000 anti-tank missiles to the Iraqi government following the fall of Ramadi to Islamic State forces.

'Mercedes deal was never in doubt'

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:48pm
Lewis Hamilton on his new Mercedes contract, having a point to prove at Monaco and Ayrton Senna's out-of-body experience.

Osborne signals productivity push

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:46pm
George Osborne signals a major push to boost the UK's economic productivity as he vowed not to "take his foot off the pedal" in the wake of the Tories' election victory.

On top of the One World Trade Center

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:21pm
A first look from the observatory of New York's One World Trade Center, built on the site of the twin towers destroyed on the 9/11 attacks.

Bin Laden 'focused on US to the end'

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:13pm
In his final years alive, Osama Bin Laden urged his followers to remain focused on attacking the US, newly released documents show.

Paracetamol in pregnancy warning

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:52pm
Pregnant women should be careful when using paracetamol as long-term use could affect the reproductive health of their sons, a study in mice suggests.

'Hitler's horse sculptures' found

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 2:16pm
Two bronze horse statues that once stood in front of Adolf Hitler's chancellery are recovered by German police.

Record fines for currency market fix

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:49pm
Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market.

Oldest tools pre-date first humans

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:12pm
Stones tools that are 3.3 million years old have been unearthed pre-dating the earliest-known humans in the Homo genus.

China 'illegally fishing off W Africa'

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 12:59pm
More than 70 Chinese vessels have been found fishing illegally off the coast of West Africa, a new Greenpeace study reports.

What's the fuss about this M&S suede skirt?

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:37am
Why has so much been written about this suede skirt?

Encryption flaw fix blocks websites

BBC - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:26am
Web-browser makers are updating their software to fix an encryption flaw, but the action will make some websites inaccessible.