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VIDEO: McGrath: 'Election nerves are normal'

17 hours 47 min ago
The BBC's Joe Lynam asks Australian senator James McGrath, who used to advise the Conservative Party, how he feels the campaign is going for the Tories.

VIDEO: How 3D scans are helping solve crimes

17 hours 49 min ago
Detectives from the West Midlands are using 3D technology to provide juries with microscopic evidence, previously beyond the reach of forensic testing.

Man, 59, killed in Rasharkin crash

17 hours 56 min ago
A 59-year-old man has died in a car accident in Rasharkin, County Antrim.

Princess spends first night at home

17 hours 58 min ago
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spend the first night with their new baby daughter at Kensington Palace, as news of the princess's name is awaited.

Pollwatch: Why Election 2015 is most unpredictable ever

18 hours 3 min ago
The BBC's David Cowling examines the latest opinion polls, saying he's never been more uncertain about the outcome of a general election.

Silver pennies to mark royal birth

18 hours 18 min ago
The Royal Mint is to gift 2,015 babies with a "lucky" silver penny to celebrate the arrival of the new royal baby.

Hung parliament 'squabble' continues

18 hours 46 min ago
The Conservatives accuse Labour and Plaid Cymru of being involved in an "unedifying squabble" over who to support if there is a hung parliament.

New York policeman shot in the head

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 2:48am
A plainclothes policeman is seriously injured by a shot to the head while attempting to question a man in New York's Queens borough.

Britons stranded in Nepal rescued

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 2:44am
Eight Britons stranded in a monastery after the Nepal earthquake have been rescued, as donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal reaches £33 million.

Mayweather beats Pacquiao on points

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 1:58am
Floyd Mayweather beats Manny Pacquiao on points to maintain his unbeaten record and win the richest fight in boxing history.

How the press greeted the royal baby

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 1:14am
Sunday's newspaper front pages are a riot of pink, with many using the same picture of the new princess. Only the Observer and the Independent on Sunday stick to a political lead.

Nepal quake aid 'held up at customs'

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:55am
The UN urges Nepal to relax customs controls, which it says are holding up deliveries of aid to survivors of last week's devastating earthquake.

VIDEO: Boko Haram 'captives' arrive at camp

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 11:22pm
A group of nearly 300 women and girls, which the Nigerian army says were freed from Boko Haram militants earlier this week, have been taken to a refugee camp in north-eastern Nigeria.

Council tax commission is launched

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:16pm
A commission set up by the Scottish government to look at the future of local taxation in Scotland is calling for evidence.

Leaders prepare for live TV debate

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:14pm
Scotland's four main party leaders prepare for a live televised debate four days before the general election.

Who owns the South China Sea waters?

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:11pm
A collection of tiny islands in the South China Sea are at the centre of a major international dispute with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Cuba gears up for tourist influx

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:08pm
Why Cuba is drawing more and more tourists

UK's first Civil War centre opens

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:05pm
Artefacts from a bloody chapter in British history

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:03pm
And other things that trended over the past week

Taking on the Vatican at cricket

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:00pm
Taking on the pontiff's cricket team at the Vatican