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US and Russia urged to save Syria talks

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:12am
The UN's special envoy calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage Syria's struggling peace process.

'Economists for Brexit' launch campaign

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:07am
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 4:00am
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.

UK house price growth slows in April

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:46am
UK house price growth slowed in April, following the surge of buying in March, according to the Nationwide Building Society

Hillsborough anger at 'be proud' message

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:46am
Hillsborough families express anger after retired South Yorkshire police officers are told to be proud of their work, despite the inquests' conclusions.

British Cycling in kit sales allegations

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:41am
UK Sport asks British Cycling to investigate "as a matter of urgency" claims official Team GB kit is being sold online for profit.

WPP's Sorrell defends £70m pay package

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:36am
The head of advertising giant WPP, Sir Martin Sorrell, defends his pay package as company revenues rise.

VIDEO: Who faces highest graduate debts?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 3:01am
A new report, Degree of Debt, looks at where in the English-speaking world students can rack up the highest amount of debt, and BBC News asks: "Is it worth it?"

Facebook triples quarterly profits

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:57am
Facebook shares jump after it said quarterly profits tripled from a year earlier to $1.51bn.

PM and ex-union chief urge Remain vote

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:37am
David Cameron and a former union chief call for a vote to stay in the EU - but the employment minister says leaving would allow businesses to prosper.

VIDEO: As snow falls, is it spring or winter?

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:35am
As various parts of the UK experience snow and hail storms, the BBC's John Maguire reports on the holidaymakers not afraid to brave the cold.

'Economists for Brexit' launch campaign

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:10am
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.

'Ranieri master of player psychology'

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 2:05am
In her latest column, England and Chelsea Ladies forward Eniola Aluko talks about pressure, psychology and 'doing a Leicester'.

Delayed Russian rocket lifts off

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:55am
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.

VIDEO: Petition for action on screeching peacocks

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:51am
A petition has been started calling for action against a group of 30 peacocks that roam a County Durham village.

Labour has 'anti-Semitism issue' - peer

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:19am
The Labour Party has a "serious problem" with anti-Semitism, a senior Labour peer warns, after Naz Shah MP is suspended over comments about Israel.

Hillsborough fallout and Olympic kits

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 1:02am
The fallout from the Hillsborough inquest verdicts, and Team GB's outfit for the Rio Olympics, make the front pages.

Should homeless people be given tents?

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 11:49pm
Should homeless people be given tents?

VIDEO: Olympic flame handed to Brazil

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:06pm
The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Give e-cigs to smokers, say doctors

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 10:00pm
Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.