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Calls to 'boycott' Indiana after law

18 min 40 sec ago
Activists are encouraging a boycott of Indiana after the US state enacted a "religious freedom" law which they say discriminates against gay people.

Rolls-Royce to cut 220 Scottish jobs

42 min 31 sec ago
Rolls-Royce announces that some jobs will be lost at its plant in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, as part of global cutbacks.

O'Sullivan pulls out of China Open

51 min 3 sec ago
Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan withdraws from next week's China Open for unspecified health reasons.

Loaded magazine says it will close

1 hour 9 min ago
Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.

Tory benefit cut options leaked

1 hour 26 min ago
The Conservatives are considering options for scrapping some benefits, the BBC learns - but the Tories say they are not party policy.

NHS: Labour's private profits cap

1 hour 38 min ago
Is Labour trying to make NHS privatisation an election issue?

Smart meter 'IT disaster' warning

1 hour 48 min ago
The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.

Banned girls from Syria trio's school

1 hour 50 min ago
Five girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.

US charges in beating of Indian man

1 hour 50 min ago
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies

2 hours 1 min ago
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.

Germanwings crash: Counting the cost

2 hours 4 min ago
Is the airline legally obliged to compensate the families of the victims for their loss?

10 things we didn't know last week

2 hours 13 min ago
How to make rice less calorific, and more news nuggets.

VIDEO: Yemen: Houthi heartlands targeted

2 hours 23 min ago
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.

Boxer Froch to start acting career

2 hours 45 min ago
Carl Froch will begin an acting career and has been taking tips from Hollywood names as he ponders his boxing return.

Dermot O'Leary leaves The X Factor

2 hours 45 min ago
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.

Weekend edition: The best of the week's reads

2 hours 49 min ago
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Judge quashes school closure move

2 hours 52 min ago
The High Court quashes the education minister's decision to shut the first Catholic school in Northern Ireland that was attempting a transformation to integrated status.

Ukraine top official to be released

2 hours 55 min ago
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.

Israel to resume tax transfers to PA

2 hours 59 min ago
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.

Bomb and gunfight hit Somali hotel

3 hours 27 min ago
Al-Shabab militants storm a hotel in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, after a car bomb explodes killing at least seven people.

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