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China shares recover early losses

15 hours 30 min ago
Chinese markets recovered from early losses on Wednesday, with analysts speculating that the government had stepped in to prop up the market.

London school places crisis worsens

15 hours 33 min ago
Pupils in London face a growing funding gap, with the school-age population forecast to rise by 12% in five years, suggests a report.

Bill Turnbull leaving BBC Breakfast

15 hours 40 min ago
Bill Turnbull announces he is leaving BBC Breakfast after nearly 15 years saying that was "more than enough for me and the audience"

Cleared Irish nanny deported from US

15 hours 46 min ago
Irishwoman Aisling Brady McCarthy, who spent over two years in jail in the US before a murder charge against her was dropped, returns to Ireland.

Eight dead in Paris apartment fire

15 hours 47 min ago
A fire in an apartment in Paris kills eight people, including two children, French officials say, amid reports that it may have been started deliberately.

Sue Perkins reveals brain tumour

16 hours 3 min ago
The Great British Bake Off presenter Sue Perkins says she has been living with a brain tumour for eight years.

Trespassers cause Eurostar delays

16 hours 11 min ago
Disruption to some Eurostar services continues after trespassers on tracks near the Channel Tunnel in France caused major delays overnight.

Thousands more migrants reach Athens

16 hours 18 min ago
Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.

UK's EU vote rules facing changes

16 hours 21 min ago
Rules on campaigning in the UK's in-out EU referendum are to face "significant" changes, the government is to announce.

VIDEO: Strictly stars in the spotlight

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:53am
The official launch party for Strictly Come Dancing has been held in London, as the contestants reveal what they are looking forward to.

Abuse case ex-teacher 'shot himself'

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 2:38am
A former Manchester music teacher facing sex abuse allegations apparently shot himself dead after officers arrived at his US home to arrest him.

Transfer spending at record high

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:59am
The summer transfer window is the richest ever at £870m, as total spending for the calendar year reaches £1bn for the first time.

Walkie Talkie 'UK's worst building'

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 1:12am
A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, wins the Carbuncle Cup, is judged to be the UK's worst new building.

Migrant crisis and referendum question

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:59am
Europe's migrant crisis and a change to the question for the UK's referendum on the EU make Wednesday's front pages.

Umunna urges Labour to back new leader

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:15am
Former Labour leadership contender Chuka Umunna urges his party to unite around its new leader, whoever wins the contest.

Murray sees off Kyrgios in US Open

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:39pm
Britain's Andy Murray wins a pulsating night match against Nick Kyrgios to reach the US Open second round in New York.

Alarm bells over no-siren police cars

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:26pm
Police cars with no sirens are being used for emergency responses, delaying officers and potentially helping criminals escape arrest, the Police Federation says.

Has Yemen war handed Aden to jihadists?

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 10:00pm
The once tranquil port of Aden in Yemen is being steadily infiltrated by jihadists from both al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular and the so-called Islamic State, writes the BBC's Frank Gardner.

Can we live with nuclear technology?

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:43pm
As Japan restarts its nuclear power industry, four years after the Fukushima disaster, have we learned to make peace with the technology?

Europe in disarray over migrants

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 9:39pm
Europe's leaders face some hugely sensitive decisions that will determine whether an open Europe can survive, says Gavin Hewitt.