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NCA powers fully extended to NI

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:29
The National Crime Agency becomes fully operational in Northern Ireland.

Canada detains 'IS-bound' youths

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 05:11
Ten youths have been arrested by Canadian police on suspicion of planning to travel to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State.

VIDEO: Paris stained-glass windows restored

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:32
The stained glass windows of Paris's Sainte-Chapelle have been painstakingly taken down and cleaned to remove centuries of dirt.

Japan grows faster than expected

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 04:31
Japan's economy grew faster than expected between January and March, boosting hopes that the economy is recovering from last year's recession.

Mass migrant rescue as states meet

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:27
Hundreds of migrants are rescued by locals off Indonesia, as ministers from Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia meet to discuss the crisis.

North Korea cancels UN chief's visit

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 02:04
North Korea abruptly cancels a visit by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, one day before he was due in the border city of Kaesong.

Nicky Morgan: Olive branches or burning bridges?

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:57
What challenges does Education Secretary Nicky Morgan face?

Will the Lords cause the PM trouble?

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:53
The Conservatives do not have a majority in the House of Lords, so how much trouble could peers cause David Cameron?

Organic farming 'benefits biodiversity'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:27
Organic farms act as a refuge for wild plants, offsetting the loss of biodiversity on conventional farms, a study suggests.

VIDEO: California drought: Farms v homes

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:26
California is in the midst of a long drought and it does not have enough water.

More pupils 'reading for pleasure'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:25
Increasing numbers of UK schoolchildren are choosing to read in their spare time, with six in 10 having a favourite work of fiction, research suggests.

Row over Argentina paedophile case

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:14
There are calls in Argentina to sack two judges who reduced a paedophile's sentence on the grounds that his six-year-old victim was abused before.

Hungarian wins international Booker

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:08
"Visionary" Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai is announced as the winner of the sixth Man Booker International Prize.

Family breast cancer 'as treatable'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:03
If someone has been diagnosed with breast cancer, having a strong family history of the condition does not worsen their prognosis, say researchers.

Child obesity 'starting even younger'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:01
The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.

VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:00
In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.

Ex-MP lands £60k Co-op director job

BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:51
Former Salford and Eccles MP Hazel Blears lands a job as a £60,000 a year director of the Co-operative Group.

Why some people are blaming war for... women on bikes

BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:49
Why are some people so upset about women on bicycles?

VIDEO: Rohingya crisis - in 90 seconds

BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:46
BBC News explains the Rohingya migrant crisis in 90 seconds.

Latvia stays silent over its KGB past

BBC News Feed - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 23:34
Latvians refuse to lift lid on KGB past
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