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Russia 'considers gay emoji ban'

BBC News Feed - 2 hours 52 min ago
Russia may ban emojis depicting same-sex couples from social media if a state watchdog rules they infringe controversial "gay propaganda" laws.

'Indecent' Eisteddfod novel inquiry

BBC News Feed - 2 hours 53 min ago
An "indecent" novel entered into a National Eisteddfod writing competition is being investigated by police.

We are playing with 10 men - Clarke

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 20 sec ago
Australia captain Michael Clarke says his team are "playing with 10 players" because of his lack of batting form.

Bin lorry driver 'dizzy for decades'

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 11 min ago
The Glasgow bin lorry inquiry into the deaths of six people hears the driver Harry Clarke suffered episodes of dizziness and fainting for decades.

Familiar feel to Premiership season

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 17 min ago
Few surprises are expected in Scotland's top flight but intrigue can still be found lurking in its midst, writes Richard Wilson.

Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 19 min ago
Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.

England win to take 2-1 Ashes lead

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 23 min ago
England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.

Israel vows to find W Bank arsonists

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 31 min ago
Israel vows to catch arsonists, suspected to be Jewish settlers, who killed a young Palestinian child in an attack on a West Bank village.

Man charged with baby's murder

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 33 min ago
A man is charged with the murder of a two-week-old baby girl in Greater Manchester.

Consultation on £95,000 pay-off cap

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 42 min ago
Ministers are to consult on plans to set a £95,000 cap on public sector pay-offs, first put forward in January.

Wiggins relishes special road return

BBC News Feed - 3 hours 54 min ago
Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.

Fukushima officials to face trial

BBC News Feed - 4 hours 10 min ago
Three former executives at a Japanese power giant are to stand trial over the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in 2011.

US energy plan to boost renewables

BBC News Feed - 4 hours 30 min ago
President Obama's clean power plan is likely to be delayed by 2 years but is also expected to push renewable energy.

Does the government really want to ban WhatsApp, iMessage and Skype?

BBC News Feed - 4 hours 47 min ago
If the government decides to take on Facebook and Apple over encryption, a mighty battle could be in the offing.

Debris 'very likely' part of MH370

BBC News Feed - 4 hours 50 min ago
It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.

New Labour virus claims 'ridiculous'

BBC News Feed - 4 hours 59 min ago
Jack Straw says descriptions of New Labour as a virus are "ridiculous" and warns the party faces "oblivion" if it moves further to the left.

Indian teachers 'kidnapped in Libya'

BBC News Feed - 4 hours 59 min ago
A group of four Indian teachers are kidnapped in Libya, but India's foreign ministry says it has secured the release of two of them.

US Good Samaritans killed by driver

BBC News Feed - 5 hours 10 sec ago
An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.

Weightlifter jailed for VAT fraud

BBC News Feed - 5 hours 9 min ago
A Welsh Commonwealth Games weightlifter who failed to pay more than £300,000 of VAT on his scrap and waste businesses is jailed.

Palestinian fury at child arson death

BBC News Feed - 5 hours 10 min ago
Palestinians react with outrage as an 18-month-old boy is killed in a West Bank arson attack blamed on Jewish settlers.
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