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VIDEO: Is the world really getting nastier?

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:09
As Human Rights Watch describes a litany of rights abuses in its latest annual report, BBC News asks if the world really is becoming a nastier place.
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Malaysia declares MH370 an accident

Thu, 2015-01-29 08:06
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
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Armed police communication 'lacking'

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:50
Police Scotland is criticised for the way it brought in its controversial policy allowing some armed officers to carry out routine duties.
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Colour-coded school ratings revealed

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:50
Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.
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MOTD remains on BBC TV until 2019

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:49
The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
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Iraq probes Diyala massacre claims

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:49
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
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Shell revives Arctic drilling plans

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:36
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
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US firms object to source code rules

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:35
Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.
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Burglars 'enjoyed' lecturer attack

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:34
A gang of burglars seemed to enjoy punching a university professor as they raided his south London home, a court hears.
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VIDEO: Heavy snow disrupts parts of UK

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:21
BBC correspondents report from the areas of the UK which are worst hit by the snow.
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More snow forecast after disruption

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:10
Wintry weather causes hazardous conditions across many Scottish roads and leads to more than 100 school closures, with more snow on the way.
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Suicide bomber hits Afghan funeral

Thu, 2015-01-29 07:09
At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
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How to say: Diplodocus

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:48
It's one of the biggest creatures to walk the earth, but how is its name pronounced?
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Serious jail assaults at decade high

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:40
The number of serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reach their highest level for at least a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.
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VIDEO: Man, 82, attacked for lollipop sign

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:28
An 82-year-old lollipop man is dragged across the road and pushed to the floor by a robber who stole his sign.
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'Counter-extremism' boost in schools

Thu, 2015-01-29 06:25
Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
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MPs 'plotted to knock over cameraman'

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:30
A film-maker says MPs plotted to knock over a BBC cameraman in the House of Commons - in the hope of stopping his new documentary on Westminster life.
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VIDEO: Public Accounts Committee

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:29
MPs hear evidence on broadband in rural areas and the Charity Commission.
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Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:23
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
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Easterbrook's new McJob

Thu, 2015-01-29 05:22
The Watford fan taking the helm at McDonald's
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