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Malaysia PM reverses sedition pledge

20 hours 10 min ago
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.

BBC: 'More cuts will affect shows'

20 hours 11 min ago
The BBC says it has saved more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures, but warns further cuts will affect the quality of programmes.

Scotland 'should set own income tax'

20 hours 17 min ago
Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends.

Phillip Hughes: Reactions in quotes

20 hours 32 min ago
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.

East Coast rail winner announced

20 hours 32 min ago
A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.

Manhunt after pair stabbed to death

20 hours 38 min ago
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.

Man held in McConville investigation

20 hours 49 min ago
The well known republican Bobby Storey has been arrested as part of the overall investigation into the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

21 hours 5 min ago
A Taliban suicide bomber hits a UK embassy car in the Afghan capital Kabul killing five Afghans and wounding many others, including embassy staff.

Commission to urge Scottish tax power

21 hours 7 min ago
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Life in the UK as a Romanian migrant

21 hours 14 min ago
It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.

Craig Whyte detained in Mexico

21 hours 17 min ago
Craig Whyte is detained by police in Mexico after an arrest warrant was issued in relation to his takeover of Rangers in 2011.

Williams could replace North on wing

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:58am
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.

VIDEO: Extreme weather and its risk to lives

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:58am
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.

Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:55am
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.

Abuse inquiry 'needs Welsh voice'

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:34am
The children's commissioner adds his support to calls for a Welsh voice to be appointed to a Home Office inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.

Lord Coe to run for IAAF presidency

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:27am
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

One in four children obese by 11

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 3:09am
Wales has the highest proportion of overweight or obese children in the UK, with one in four obese by the age of 11, a new study finds.

VIDEO: 'His best cricket was still ahead of him'

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:49am
James Sutherland, the chief executive of Cricket Australia, spoke of the affection and respect for Phillip Hughes from around Australia and the rest of the world.

Federal UK and 2m gastric ops - front pages

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 2:41am
Plans to devolve powers controlling income tax to Scotland fill the front pages, along with suggestions that more people could have weight loss surgery.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 1:55am
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.