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Ex-Lib Dem leader Kennedy dies at 55
Colleagues and political adversaries pay tribute to former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy after his death at his home in Fort William aged 55.
Eight held in child sex dawn raids
Eight men are arrested in a dawn operation in Oxford on suspicion of offences related to child sexual exploitation.
Hundreds missing as China ship sinks
Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China's Yangtze River.
Parents in plea for missing girl, 13
The parents of a missing 13-year-old girl who has not been seen since Saturday make a plea for her to get in touch.
Police face rape complaints 'burden'
Police and prosecutors need to change they way they handle rape complaints after a report says there is an "overwhelming burden" on officers.
Blatter deputy denies bribe claims
Fifa president Sepp Blatter's deputy Jerome Valcke denies allegations that he made key payments in a bribery scandal engulfing world football.
IS advance 'failure of world'
Iraq's prime minister complains of a lack of support as ministers from 20 countries meet in Paris to discuss strategy against Islamic State.
Greek PM has new debt deal proposal
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he has issued a "a realistic proposal" to its international creditors in an attempt to secure a deal over its debts.
Spring bounce for mortgage market
UK mortgage approvals rose to their highest level for 14 months in April, figures show, but analysts do not expect this to lead to runaway house prices.
Sanctions target 'rip-off' NHS temps
The government announces measures to clamp down on "rip-off" staffing agencies used by the NHS to plug gaps in nursing and doctor rotas.
Redmayne to star in Potter spin-off
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros confirms.
Nepal's treasures: Before and after
Images of the destruction wreaked on Nepal's Kathmandu valley landmarks by Saturday's deadly earthquake.
NHS told to 'deliver', and Cowell 'conned'
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tells the NHS "enough cash, now deliver", David Cameron faces a cabinet split over child benefit, and Britain's Got Talent's "conned" by a canine stunt double.
Two ways of coming to terms with tragedy
Dresden and Nagasaki both have museums to devastating wartime bombing raids - but they adopt very different approaches, says Stephen Evans.
The myth that America doesn't like football
Why it's absurd to think that America hasn't fallen in love with the beautiful game.
Will the ECB play its ace over Greece?
The European Central Bank has the ace of trumps when it comes to dealing with Greece's financial crisis. So would they play it?
Islamic State lures Central Asians
Why have hundreds of people from Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan left home to fight with Islamist groups in Syria? asks the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Almaty.
BGT champ shocked by 'double dog' row
Jules O'Dwyer is "shocked and surprised" by the reaction to her using a stunt double dog for her winning sketch.
Stamps mark 800 years of Magna Carta
A special set of commemorative stamps has been issued to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the document that founded principles of law still in effect today.
England to wait on arrested Cipriani
The RFU will wait for the outcome of a police investigation into Danny Cipriani before deciding if any action is needed.
Maria Costello - queen of the road
Broken bones, dicing with death and refusing to get a proper job, the life of a female professional motorcycle racer.
'I don't mind if people think I'm rubbish'
Robbie Savage looks back at his season's highlights as a pundit, recalls some of his run-ins and revisits some of his predictions too.
Samson replaces Bain in Scots' squad
Kilmarnock keeper Craig Samson is called into Scotland's squad for their double header after Dundee's Scott Bain pulls out.
Celtic sign Belgian Boyata from City
Celtic sign Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City on a four-year deal worth around 1.5m.
Eurozone returns to inflation
The eurozone's inflation rate turned positive in May after five months of falls or stagnation, reviving hopes of an economic recovery in Europe.
Big six energy firms face price call
The major energy suppliers in the UK are facing pressure from the new government over their prices.
The Charles Kennedy Story
The life and times of the former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy, who has died age of 55.
Kennedy's different style of politics
Former Lib Dem leader Charles Kennedy brought a different style to Westminster politics, says BBC assistant political editor Norman Smith.
Drug mix 'shrinks deadly cancers'
A pair of cancer drugs can shrink tumours in nearly 60% of people with advanced melanoma, a trial suggests.
A&E in England hits waiting-time target
The NHS in England has met its A&E waiting-time target for the first time since September.
Care leavers housed in B&Bs
Local authorities are putting care leavers in bed and breakfast despite new rules intended to restrict this.
Language learning in 'rapid decline'
Modern foreign language learning in secondary schools in Wales is "declining rapidly" according to a major study.
Lego game challenges Minecraft
Danish toy company Lego launches a rival to popular video game Minecraft.
Ellen Pao to appeal sexism defeat
A woman who lost a sexual discrimination case against her former employer is to appeal against the jury's verdict despite facing legal costs as a result.
Virgin-born sawfish found in Florida
Seven sawfish in a Florida estuary become the first virgin-born vertebrates ever found in the wild, in a sexually reproducing species.
'Moon shot' call on clean energy
Experts call for "Global Apollo Programme" to tackle climate change
Manet Parisian painting up for sale
An oil painting of a French barmaid, considered one of the defining images of French impressionism, is to be sold at auction later this month.
German singing star admits card scam
Severino Seeger, the newly-crowned winner of a German television singing contest, appears in court and admits defrauding pensioners.
The last man to do National Service
Prince Harry recently called for National Service to be reintroduced, but would that be a good idea?
Ghosts of the Mediterranean
About 75,000 have crossed the Mediterranean to get to Europe this year - often the boats they use aren't seaworthy and are impounded to stop people smugglers using them again.
UK Navy sailor dies in Seychelles
The death of a UK Royal Navy sailor during an operation in the Seychelles is being investigated by police.
UK police data requests revealed
British police forces made 733,237 requests to view personal text, email, phone and web search data over a three-year period, according to a new report.
Watchdog to investigate Carmichael
The MPs' standards watchdog announces a formal inquiry into the conduct of the former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael.
Whales in mass stranding on Skye
Rescuers go to the aid of 21 pilot whales which stranded on the shore at Staffin on Skye.
Man, 32, denies murder of boxer
A 32-year-old barman is remanded in custody charged with the murder of professional boxer Eamonn Magee Jr.
Man guilty of Bangor woman's murder
A Sydney man is found guilty of murdering his estranged wife, who was originally from Bangor in County Down.
Heat 'not an issue' on SAS hike
An SAS reservist did not think soaring temperatures would affect a military exercise in the Brecon Beacons in which three soldiers died, an inquest hears.
Call for federal Labour after defeat
A Welsh Labour minister calls for the party to adopt a federal structure following its general election defeat.
Fifa admits SA $10m payout to Warner
Fifa says it paid $10m (6.5m) to a Caribbean football body led by Jack Warner, who is charged by the US with corruption, at South Africa's request.
UN condemns aid chief's expulsion
The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.
MH370 suit settled out of court
Two Malaysian children who lost their father on flight MH370 have settled their negligence case with the airline and government out of court.
Japanese balloon art hits new heights
Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has taken the art of twisting party balloons to new heights with his latest animal creations.
Paris police clear migrants' camp
French police evict about 360 migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris, after a clash between migrants in Calais.
Serb ex-spies on trial for murder
Serbian ex-intelligence officers plead not guilty to the 1999 murder of newspaper editor Slavko Curuvija, a critic of ex-leader Slobodan Milosevic.
Blatter to attend World Cup final
Fifa president Sepp Blatter will attend the Women's World Cup final in Canada despite the crisis engulfing the governing body.
US labels Shining Path 'drug gang'
Peru's Shining Path Maoist rebel group is designated a "significant foreign narcotics trafficker" by the US Treasury.
IS car bombs 'kill 45 Iraqi police'
Three explosives-laden vehicles driven by Islamic State militants blow up beside a police base in Iraq, killing 45 officers, security sources say.
Petraeus: 'Politics can defeat IS'
Former CIA Director David Petraeus tells the BBC that Islamic State militants can only be defeated through a dual military and political approach.
US airport security reforms ordered
A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
Williams estate settlement delayed
Robin Williams's wife and adult children are given two more months to resolve a dispute over the division of the comedian's estate.
In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect
Charms, songs and spirit of Senegal's Muslim brotherhood
In pictures: Ordnance Survey photo competition
Stunning images of the British Isles from the Ordnance Survey Photofit competition
In pictures: Exotic animal rescue
Reptiles rescued by the RSPCA centre in Brighton
Drones take whale survey to the sky
Drones to monitor gray whales of the coast of California
Pilgrimage to the mountains
Photographer Timothy Allen climbs high into the Peruvian Andes for Qoyllur Rit'i - the Snow Star Festival.
In pictures: Edinburgh Fringe poster contest
Who won? The official poster for the 2015 festival
Eurovision Song Contest: In pictures
Party time at the 60th song contest in Vienna
In pictures: Inside an Indian high court
Rare access - an Indian high court at work
VIDEO: Treasury Committee
The Treasury Committee hears from the Chancellor, George Osborne.
VIDEO: Charles Kennedy's life in politics
A look back at the political life of former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy, who has died aged 55.
VIDEO: Tributes paid to Charles Kennedy
Politicians from all parties have been paying tribute to former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy, who has died aged 55.
VIDEO: 'We just want Amber to come home'
The parents of a missing 13-year-old girl who has been missing for nearly three days have pleaded with her to get in touch.
VIDEO: Could this wi-fi doll give your data away?
Rory Cellan-Jones examines whether connected toys, or household objects like a wi-fi kettle, could put your personal security at risk.
VIDEO: Lion kills tourist through car window
A female tourist has been killed in a lion attack at a game park in South Africa.
VIDEO: What if we put Moon race effort into renewables?
A group of scientists and economists is calling for the equivalent of the Apollo Space programme to produce cheap, clean energy.
VIDEO: How to be 'Super Cool Biz' in Japan
The government in Japan is encouraging a new approach to what people wear at work.
VIDEO: Islamic State 'tortures' Syrian boy
The group calling itself Islamic State is using children as young as 12 on the battlefield in the on-going conflict there.
Why is God not female?
Why is God mostly referred to as a male?
Listening to the language of apes
What do apes talk about?
Drips, leaks and blocked drains in chic Paris
The Paris apartments in need of a good plumber
The hotel concierge goes hi-tech
Would you stay in a hotel run by robots?
Do we know what 'whistle-stop' means?
Where does the term 'whistle-stop' come from?
Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners
International campaign targets Chinese festival
Australia dual citizenship change
Australia plans to remove citizenship from dual nationals suspected of terrorism

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 World News
Hundreds missing as China ship sinks
Five people are dead and hundreds are missing after a cruise ship with more than 450 people, mostly elderly tourists, capsizes on China's Yangtze River.
Greek PM has new debt deal proposal
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he has issued a "a realistic proposal" to its international creditors in an attempt to secure a deal over its debts.
Blatter deputy denies bribe claims
Fifa president Sepp Blatter's deputy Jerome Valcke denies allegations that he made key payments in a bribery scandal engulfing world football.
IS advance 'failure of world'
Iraq's prime minister complains of a lack of support as ministers from 20 countries meet in Paris to discuss strategy against Islamic State.
MH370 suit settled out of court
Two Malaysian children who lost their father on flight MH370 have settled their negligence case with the airline and government out of court.
Thai officer charged for trafficking
A Thai court issues an arrest warrant for a senior army officer accused of involvement in the trafficking of Rohingya migrants.
Canada tobacco firms to pay damages
A Canadian court orders three tobacco companies to pay C$15.5bn (8bn, $12bn) - the largest award for damages in the country's history.
Eurozone returns to inflation
The eurozone's inflation rate turned positive in May after five months of falls or stagnation, reviving hopes of an economic recovery in Europe.
Aid workers shot dead in Afghanistan
Nine Afghan employees of a Czech charity have been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen in northern Afghanistan, officials say.
India cuts rates for a third time
The Reserve Bank of India has cut interest rates for the third time this year to help boost growth in Asia's third largest economy.
EU says Google probes continue
EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager confirms there are a number of continuing probes into Google.
Manet Parisian painting up for sale
An oil painting of a French barmaid, considered one of the defining images of French impressionism, is to be sold at auction later this month.
German singing star admits card scam
Severino Seeger, the newly-crowned winner of a German television singing contest, appears in court and admits defrauding pensioners.
Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record
After gaining more than a million followers in four hours, Caitlyn Jenner breaks a new Twitter world record.
US airport security reforms ordered
A top US official has pledged reforms after tests found that airport screeners allowed mock explosives and weapons through security checkpoints 95% of the time.
Williams estate settlement delayed
Robin Williams's wife and adult children are given two more months to resolve a dispute over the division of the comedian's estate.
Blatter to attend World Cup final
Fifa president Sepp Blatter will attend the Women's World Cup final in Canada despite the crisis engulfing the governing body.
US labels Shining Path 'drug gang'
Peru's Shining Path Maoist rebel group is designated a "significant foreign narcotics trafficker" by the US Treasury.
Fifa admits SA $10m payout to Warner
Fifa says it paid $10m (6.5m) to a Caribbean football body led by Jack Warner, who is charged by the US with corruption, at South Africa's request.
UN condemns aid chief's expulsion
The United Nations has condemned South Sudan's decision to expel the UN humanitarian co-ordinator, Toby Lanzer.
Japanese balloon art hits new heights
Japanese artist Masayoshi Matsumoto has taken the art of twisting party balloons to new heights with his latest animal creations.
Insurance losses reach A$1.55bn
Severe storms that hit Australian states during April and May have so far resulted in more than A$1.55bn in insurance losses.
Paris police clear migrants' camp
French police evict about 360 migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris, after a clash between migrants in Calais.
Serb ex-spies on trial for murder
Serbian ex-intelligence officers plead not guilty to the 1999 murder of newspaper editor Slavko Curuvija, a critic of ex-leader Slobodan Milosevic.
IS car bombs 'kill 45 Iraqi police'
Three explosives-laden vehicles driven by Islamic State militants blow up beside a police base in Iraq, killing 45 officers, security sources say.
Petraeus: 'Politics can defeat IS'
Former CIA Director David Petraeus tells the BBC that Islamic State militants can only be defeated through a dual military and political approach.
Ex-Lib Dem leader Kennedy dies at 55
Colleagues and political adversaries pay tribute to former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy after his death at his home in Fort William aged 55.
Parents in plea for missing girl, 13
The parents of a missing 13-year-old girl who has not been seen since Saturday make a plea for her to get in touch.
Gas firms in 'clean energy' rebrand
Bosses of some of the world's biggest oil and gas companies tell an international conference the world needs to move away from coal and into gas.
Germany's unemployment at record low
Germany's jobless total falls by 6,000 to a record low, latest figures show.
Netflix experiments with trailer ads
Netflix says it is testing showing programme trails at the beginning of streamed TV episodes, but denies it has plans for third-party product ads.
England to wait on arrested Cipriani
The RFU will wait for the outcome of a police investigation into Danny Cipriani before deciding if any action is needed.
Celtic sign Belgian Boyata from City
Celtic sign Belgian defender Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City on a four-year deal worth around 1.5m.
Rangers hold talks with Warburton
Rangers hold discussions with former Brentford boss Mark Warburton about the manager's job at Ibrox.
Redmayne to star in Potter spin-off
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros confirms.
Downton Abbey voted best TV drama
Downton Abbey is voted best TV drama while Strictly Come Dancing wins best entertainment show at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer awards.
BGT champ shocked by 'double dog' row
Jules O'Dwyer is "shocked and surprised" by the reaction to her using a stunt double dog for her winning sketch.
VIDEO: Rohingya migrant: I have to beg for food
Rohingya migrants in Bangladesh explain what drives them to take terrible risks by leaving Myanmar and trying to seek a better life.
VIDEO: Nigeria bankers currency scam
Officials from Nigeria's Central Bank are being taken court for fraud worth tens of millions of dollars.
VIDEO: On board private migrant rescue ship
Gabriel Gatehouse boards the Phoenix, a privately-owned vessel dedicated to rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean.
VIDEO: Paris 'love locks' removed
Close to one million locks weighing 45 tonnes are due to be cut off the Pont des Arts bridge over the next few days.
VIDEO: S Africa's assisted suicide debate
A South African court is to hear a landmark case that could see the country become the first outside of Europe to legalise the right to assisted suicide.
VIDEO: Sport plays part in US-Cuba thaw
As relations improve between the US and Cuba, sport is also playing it part.
VIDEO: Islamic State 'tortures' Syrian boy
The group calling itself Islamic State is using children as young as 12 on the battlefield in the on-going conflict there.
VIDEO: Beijing smokers on city's smoking ban
Martin Patience tests the mood among Beijing diners ahead of the city introducing a ban on smoking in public.
The hotel concierge goes hi-tech
Would you stay in a hotel run by robots?
In pictures: Senegal's Mouride Islamic sect
Photos of the charms, songs and spirit of Senegal's Muslim brotherhood
Australia dual citizenship change
Australia plans to remove citizenship from dual nationals suspected of terrorism
Chinese dog-eating festival outrages foreigners
International campaign targets Chinese festival
Islamic State lures Central Asians
Why some Central Asians are turning militant
The musicians fighting back against extremism
The musicians refusing to dance to IS's tune

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 Entertainment News
Redmayne to star in Potter spin-off
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will play Newt Scamander in Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Warner Bros confirms.
Manet Parisian painting up for sale
An oil painting of a French barmaid, considered one of the defining images of French impressionism, is to be sold at auction later this month.
German singing star admits card scam
Severino Seeger, the newly-crowned winner of a German television singing contest, appears in court and admits defrauding pensioners.
Downton Abbey voted best TV drama
Downton Abbey is voted best TV drama while Strictly Come Dancing wins best entertainment show at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer awards.
Williams estate settlement delayed
Robin Williams's wife and adult children are given two more months to resolve a dispute over the division of the comedian's estate.
BGT champ shocked by 'double dog' row
Jules O'Dwyer is "shocked and surprised" by the reaction to her using a stunt double dog for her winning sketch.
Caitlyn Jenner breaks Twitter record
After gaining more than a million followers in four hours, Caitlyn Jenner breaks a new Twitter world record.
Morgan 'doesn't remember accident'
Comedian Tracy Morgan says he has no recollection of the accident that left him with life-threatening injuries, in his first interview since the collision.
EL James revisits Fifty Shades
Author EL James announces that she has written a new version of her erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey - told from the point of view of its title character.
Hollywood 'antiquated' towards women
Hollywood's ageist attitude to women is "antiquated, backward and discriminatory", Jurassic World actress Bryce Dallas Howard says.
Banksy trailer art fetches 445k
A graffiti mural painted on a trailer at the 1998 Glastonbury Festival by the elusive Bristolian artist fetches more than 445,792 at auction in Paris.
Mila Kunis' stalker escapes facility
Stuart Lynn Dunn, the man convicted of stalking Mila Kunis, escapes from a secure mental health facility.
Commentator mixes up football teams
Commentator confuses Georgia and Portugal during under-19 match.
Kim Kardashian expecting second child
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are expecting their second child, she announces on Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
VIDEO: Lee Mack on his on-screen marriage
Not Going Out star Lee Mack gives a sneak glimpse into his on-screen marriage
VIDEO: Meera Syal on India's surrogacy industry
Meera Syal's chance viewing of a BBC documentary about India's multi-billion pound surrogacy industry spurred her to write The House of Hidden Mothers
VIDEO: Donegal teen gets Hollywood break
A teenager from Moville in County Donegal is set to appear in a disaster movie about a devastating earthquake that hits San Francisco.
VIDEO: Jenner: Call me Caitlyn
Caitlyn Jenner - who used to be known as Bruce Jenner - has appeared on her first magazine cover as a woman. Peter Bowes reports.
VIDEO: Paris 'love locks' removed
Close to one million locks weighing 45 tonnes are due to be cut off the Pont des Arts bridge over the next few days.
VIDEO: Spy star on move from Bollywood
One of the stars of new Hollywood blockbuster Spy, Nargis Fakhri, has been talking about making the transition from Bollywood.
VIDEO: How losing life savings inspired Kureishi
Hanif Kureishi's Love and Hate deals with class, sexuality and religion, plus what it's like to have your life savings taken from you
VIDEO: Stars attend Anne Kirkbride's memorial
A public memorial service has taken place at Manchester Cathedral to commemorate the life and work of Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride.
Japanese balloon art hits new heights
Japanese balloon art hits new heights
The musicians fighting back against extremism
The musicians refusing to dance to IS's tune
The manager behind rapper Tinie Tempah
The manager who helped Tinie Tempah's rise to stardom
How does black hair reflect black history?
How does black hair reflect black history?
Lion Babe: Working with Pharrell 'expands your mind'
US pop duo spill Pharrell's studio secrets
Benny Green - boy who reflected changing UK
The Grange Hill character who reflected a changing UK
Fassbender tackles 'the Scottish film'
Michael Fassbender tackles Macbeth on screen

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