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Pound falls on Bank meeting minutes

11 hours 46 min ago
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.

Canada lifts terror threat level

11 hours 47 min ago
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.

DJ Mike Read withdraws UKIP song

11 hours 49 min ago
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist.

VIDEO: Military reburials for WW1 soldiers

11 hours 49 min ago
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.

WHO set for emergency Ebola talks

11 hours 49 min ago
The World Health Organisation is to hold emergency talks in Geneva on travel restrictions and screening measures after the Ebola outbreak.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

12 hours 55 sec ago
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total boss Christophe de Margerie.

Ofsted 'escaped blame' over Baby P

12 hours 2 min ago
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.

Ofsted 'can inspect academy chains'

12 hours 5 min ago
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.

VIDEO: 'Knowledge economy' changing the north

12 hours 5 min ago
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.

VIDEO: Lions picture wins photography prize

12 hours 17 min ago
Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions

Protesters leave Islamabad sit-in

12 hours 32 min ago
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital which failed to unseat Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

S Club reunite for Children in Need

12 hours 39 min ago
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.

Who wants to play Rupert Murdoch?

13 hours 8 min ago
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power

Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'

13 hours 9 min ago
A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says.

Disabled students: 'I wish I'd known that'

13 hours 57 min ago
'Things I wish I’d known on day one'

Django actress on lewd conduct charge

14 hours 14 min ago
Django Unchained's Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.

Ebola: US restricts airport arrivals

14 hours 33 min ago
US rules requiring air passengers from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola to travel via one of five airports come into effect.

Abuse inquiry head 'should resign'

14 hours 39 min ago
The head of the public inquiry into historical sex abuse should step down, a lawyer representing victims tells the BBC.

Homebase accelerates store closures

14 hours 58 min ago
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.

S Korea takes down 'Christmas tree'

14 hours 59 min ago
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.