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IS suicide bombings kill Iraq troops

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:29
At least 17 Iraqi soldiers have been killed in a wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in Anbar province, security officials say.

What's in a referendum question?

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:25
Are people more likely to vote Yes?

Queen's Speech: Bill-by-bill

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:22
The government's legislative agenda for the year ahead has been announced, here's a guide to the bills that featured.

Staying in 'will be Yes in EU vote'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:14
Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave.

Ambulance 999 response improves

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:12
Ambulance response times improve for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest figures.

Five-year-old 'ran across rail line'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:10
Children as young as five have been seen running across the railway line between the platforms at a station in Edinburgh, it emerges.

Marriage vote 'defeat for humanity'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 12:02
A landmark vote to allow same-sex marriage in the Republic of Ireland is a "defeat for humanity", a senior Vatican official says.

Westminster 'may take welfare power'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:57
The secretary of state says she cannot rule out Westminster legislating on welfare matters in Northern Ireland.

VIDEO: Pomp and ceremony before Queen's Speech

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:45
Huw Edwards commentates as the Queen arrives to deliver her speech, setting out the plans of the Conservative government.

Arrests over Pakistan 'fake degrees'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:43
Pakistani investigators detain the head of a global internet technology firm suspected of an alleged multi-million dollar fraud selling fake degrees online.

Bayliss 'turned down England twice'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:42
New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.

Measure to double free childcare

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:39
Access to free childcare for three-and-four-year-olds in England is to double to 30 hours a week under measures announced in the Queen's Speech.

NI may benefit in Aer Lingus sale

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:38
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says he wants to continue serving Belfast as the company moves towards a takeover of Aer Lingus

VIDEO: Many drivers fail roadside drug tests

BBC Health - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:38
Half of drivers pulled over by police in some regions are failing drugs tests, according to new figures.

Who can fix Fifa?

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:35
As a number of its officials are arrested in a corruption probe, what does the future hold for Fifa?

Government to cut £10bn of red tape

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:22
The Queen's Speech outlines a bill that plans to cut red tape, potentially saving British business at least £10bn.

Danish PM calls snap June election

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:20
Denmark's prime minister calls an election for 18 June when her centre-left coalition is expected to face tough a challenge from the opposition.

VIDEO: 'It's a hard time for Fifa'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 11:02
The Fifa spokesman Walter De Gregorio says it is a "a hard time for Fifa" as twin corruption probes are launched but that it shows Fifa is "on the right track".

'Mediocre' schools intervention plan

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:52
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England has been announced in the Queen's Speech.

'English votes for English laws' plan

BBC News Feed - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 10:48
Plans to give MPs from English constituencies an effective veto on laws affecting only England are included in the Queen's Speech.
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