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'Balibo Five' deaths probe dropped

BBC News - 1 hour 47 min ago
Australian police abandon a war crimes investigation into the deaths in East Timor in 1975 of the "Balibo Five" journalists, citing insufficient evidence.
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Child 'killed every five minutes'

BBC News - 1 hour 51 min ago
A child is killed by violence every five minutes in the world, a leading charity says, calling for new targets to end all forms of child abuse by 2030.
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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

BBC News - 2 hours 4 min ago
Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died when his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.
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Scans reveal cause of winter blues

BBC News - 2 hours 13 min ago
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
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Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

BBC News - 2 hours 39 min ago
Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.
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Life Story with David Attenborough

BBC News - 2 hours 47 min ago
David Attenborough's new series on the journey through life
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Canada hit-and-run man 'radicalised'

BBC News - 2 hours 56 min ago
A man who struck two Canadian soldiers with his car before he was shot dead by police had been "radicalised", Canada's PM says.
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The anarchic experimental schools of the 1970s

BBC News - 2 hours 57 min ago
What happened to the kids from 1970s experimental schools?
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Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

BBC News - 3 hours 8 min ago
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.
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Posters to target benefit fraud

BBC News - 3 hours 9 min ago
The government is launching an advertising campaign urging benefit claimants to report changes in circumstances or face jail.
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MPs to debate voter 'recall' powers

BBC News - 3 hours 12 min ago
MPs are to debate whether voters should be able to deselect them using a "power of recall" if they commit wrongdoings.
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Photographing Gandalf and a general

BBC News - 3 hours 15 min ago
The photographer who snapped Gandalf and Jean-Luc Picard
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Plan to jail armed muggers longer

BBC News - 3 hours 17 min ago
Robbers and muggers who use guns or knives in England and Wales would face tougher prison sentences under proposed new guidelines.
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To walk again - the people behind the story

BBC News - 3 hours 22 min ago
The project that enabled a paralysed man to walk again
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Man walks again after transplant

BBC News - 3 hours 27 min ago
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.
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VIDEO: UKIP spokesman defends UKIP Calypso

BBC News - 3 hours 41 min ago
UKIP Commonwealth spokesman Winston McKenzie has said the song UKIP Calypso, which is performed with a mock Caribbean accent by DJ Mike Read, is "fantastic".
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Wildlife award for seal rescuer

BBC News - 3 hours 47 min ago
A Shetland woman who has been caring for sick animals for more than 27 years is to receive a prestigious award.
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Edinburgh bids to attract bike races

BBC News - 3 hours 48 min ago
Edinburgh hopes to be take a step closer to hosting a stage of the Tour de France, if funding for other cycling events is approved.
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Living with smoker risks highlighted

BBC News - 3 hours 48 min ago
Non-smokers living with a smoker are exposed to three times the officially recommended safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study.
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Winds and rain prompt travel warning

BBC News - 3 hours 49 min ago
Winds up to 75mph are expected to hit some parts of Scotland as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo pass over the country.
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