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RAF jets strike first IS targets

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:38 GMT

RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.

Thousands more join HK protests

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:25:39 GMT

Pro-democracy crowds grow in Hong Kong ahead of what organisers hope will be the largest protests so far on Wednesday, China's National Day.

DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:51:06 GMT

Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.

May: Our values will beat extremists

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:42 GMT

A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

Microsoft unveils Windows 10 system

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:56:47 GMT

Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.

Teacher found dead filmed naked boys

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:26:48 GMT

Indecent images of pupils are found on the computer of an Essex deputy head teacher who was found dead the day after he was visited by police.

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:00 GMT

The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.

Fraudulent Italian divorces voided

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:25:38 GMT

"Quickie" divorce cases taken out in courts in England and Wales by 180 Italian couples are declared void after a widespread fraud was uncovered.

PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:20:37 GMT

David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.

eBay to split off PayPal business

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:52 GMT

E-commerce site eBay is planning to split off its payments system PayPal into a separate company next year.

Boy's life-support should end - judge

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:32:56 GMT

A boy with irreversible brain damage should be taken off a life-support machine despite the objections of his parents, a High Court judge rules.

Phelps 'arrested for drink driving'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:29:31 GMT

US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore, Maryland say.

VIDEO: Drone captures Hong Kong protest

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:58:29 GMT

Footage filmed by a drone captures the scale of Saturday's pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong's central business district.

VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT

A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.

VIDEO: Hot air balloon descends into cave

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:23:10 GMT

An Austrian balloon pilot has succeeded in taking a balloon deep underground.

VIDEO: Clintons leave hospital with baby

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:19:07 GMT

Chelsea Clinton leaves a New York hospital with her baby daughter, Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:50 GMT

New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

AUDIO: 'I mistook Hertford gig for Hereford'

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 21:20:28 GMT

Comedian Seann Walsh describes the moment he realised he had travelled to Hereford, instead of Hertford, for a gig.

VIDEO: Newsnight puts Cameron to the test

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:00:59 GMT

Prime Minister David Cameron has been put to the test by BBC Newsnight, in an attempt to establish whether he is a "moderniser or a "more socially conservative person".

VIDEO: Why web inventor 'pays his way' online

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:11:39 GMT

Worldwide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee talks about his concerns for the internet, as he renews his call for a digital Magna Carta.

UK has driest September 'since 1910'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:04:39 GMT

The Met Office says the UK is on course for its driest September since records began more than a century ago.

Sainsbury's 'spend more' poster gaffe

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:08:11 GMT

A poster encouraging Sainsbury's staff to get customers to spend more is put up in a store window by mistake.

Pardew set to stay as Newcastle boss

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:08:32 GMT

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's job is thought to be safe for the time being, despite his side being second bottom.

Corbisiero & Parling out for England

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:30:13 GMT

Northampton prop Alex Corbisiero and Leicester lock Geoff Parling will miss England's autumn games because of injury.

Verstappen 'could be F1 superstar'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:23:00 GMT

Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.

CSKA Moscow 0-1 Bayern Munich

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:40:49 GMT

Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.

Murray fights back to beat Janowicz

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:18:13 GMT

Andy Murray follows up his first title for 15 months with a hard-fought win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at the China Open.

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:08:24 GMT

Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Brown calls for 'promises' petition

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:26:07 GMT

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.

VIDEO: Johnson jokes about Salmond and kippers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:19:34 GMT

Boris Johnson brings out fish puns to mock his political opponents and pledges to fight UKIP on the beaches.

Thousands of Ebola orphans 'shunned'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:44:40 GMT

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN says.

AUDIO: Partner stopping chemo was 'dreadful'

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:13:25 GMT

A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.

Morgan's workload promise to teachers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:56:28 GMT

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan held out an olive branch to the teaching profession in England with the promise to reduce their workload.

AUDIO: Classical challenge for Benedetti

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:56:26 GMT

The BBC is launching a campaign to get every child in the land familiar with a piece of classical music.

Thousands flock to 'anti-Facebook'

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:42:52 GMT

Ad-free social media platform Ello overcomes a technical setback to continue its rapid growth, but one expert questions its business model.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:50 GMT

New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

Protest halts Nasa spaceflight plans

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:42:24 GMT

Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.

VIDEO: Cern at 60 in 60 seconds

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 09:16:03 GMT

The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Cern) is celebrating its 60th birthday. Here is a quick look at its life so far - in 60 seconds.

Billy Elliot show tops UK box office

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:40:21 GMT

A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.

VIDEO: X Men star: I don't watch my films

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:53:55 GMT

X Men star James Marsden talks to BBC Breakfast about his new film The Best of Me and why he has not seen the ending

1,574,728: Could young voters swing an election?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:06:30 GMT

In 95 constituencies the majority is smaller than the number of 16 and 17-year-olds.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:04:54 GMT

Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

7-day GPs and 'war on workers' - front pages

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 04:51:47 GMT

Pledges from the Conservative Party conference dominate front pages, with some focusing on measures to expand GP cover and others examining the benefits freeze.

Armed police in stand-off with man

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:18:14 GMT

Armed police are involved in a stand-off with a man in North Shields who witnesses say was waving a gun.

Trains halted by track-side fire

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:23:29 GMT

Trains on a railway line out of Birmingham are stopped due to a fire involving 200 tons of metal in Smethwick.

Police to review firearms policy

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:46:21 GMT

The controversial policy allowing police firearms officers to routinely carry guns will be reviewed by the national force, the BBC learns.

Whyte given 15-year director ban

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:36:23 GMT

Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is banned from being a company director for the maximum period of 15 years.

Nuns killed in Newry collision named

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:31:10 GMT

The two nuns who died in a collision involving an unmarked police vehicle in County Down were Sister Marie Duddy and Sister Frances Forde.

Cuts delay police ombudsman probes

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:07:36 GMT

Budget cuts have delayed Police Ombudsman investigations into allegations of serious crime by the police in almost 300 killings in Northern Ireland.

NHS's extra £425m over two years

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:49:46 GMT

The Welsh NHS is to get an extra £425m to spend over the next two years, Finance Minister Jane Hutt announces.

Wylfa nuclear plant given extension

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:16:55 GMT

Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey is given a licence to continue operating until December next year.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:32:29 GMT

Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

Libya parliament rivals hold talks

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:43:45 GMT

Representatives from rival factions in Libya's new parliament have held UN-brokered talks for the first time in the oasis town of Ghadames.

Afghans sign deal to keep US troops

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:32:27 GMT

The new Afghan government signs a security deal with American officials that will allow US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Pakistan plane video man sacked

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:57:20 GMT

A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:36:46 GMT

The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:50:26 GMT

The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Argentina defies US over debt payment

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:20:38 GMT

Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.

Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:34:46 GMT

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.

Kurds fight IS on Iraq-Syria border

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:38:26 GMT

Heavy fighting is reported on both sides of a key border crossing between Iraq and Syria, where Kurdish forces are battling Islamic State militants.

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:37 GMT

Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

White House security plan 'failed'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:03:03 GMT

The director of the US Secret Service says its security plan was "not properly executed" when a man broke into the White House this month.

Obama and Modi call for 'new agenda'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:45:22 GMT

Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.

Day in pictures: 30 September

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:54:07 GMT

News images from around the world: 30 September

In pictures: India's dying printing tradition

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:05:41 GMT

Printing tradition kept alive in Calcutta

In pictures: People of India

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 07:42:55 GMT

Exhibition featuring work by three generations of photographers

In pictures: Hong Kong stand-off

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 19:18:09 GMT

Pro-democracy protesters remain on the streets in Hong Kong

Day in pictures: 29 September

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:35:08 GMT

News images from around the world: 29 September

Week in pictures: 20-26 September 2014

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:15:50 GMT

The best news photos from around the world

Echoes of the Black Country

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 01:56:32 GMT

Industrial landscapes of the Midlands

In pictures: Mali’s motorbiking eye surgeons

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 23:17:09 GMT

Eye surgeons battle preventable blindness in Mali

VIDEO: House of Commons

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:28:07 GMT

MPs vote by 524 to 43 in favour of UK military action against Islamic State in Iraq.

VIDEO: Henning's wife makes new mercy plea

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:47:45 GMT

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.

VIDEO: Driest September in UK since 1910

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:53:33 GMT

September is likely to go down as the driest since records began over a century ago in 1910, according to provisional figures released by the Met Office.

VIDEO: Johnson gives 'permission to purr'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:51:05 GMT

David Cameron smiles as Boris Johnson gives Tory delegates "permission to purr" over the Scottish referendum result.

VIDEO: False widow bite leads to amputation

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:26:11 GMT

A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.

VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:04 GMT

A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.

VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:53:56 GMT

A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:16:41 GMT

Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.

VIDEO: S Yorks police 'weak' on sexual abuse

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:29:09 GMT

South Yorkshire police's response to reports of sexual abuse has been weak across the force, according to a new report.

Will Premier League bubble burst?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:06:38 GMT

Would an inquiry burst Premier League bubble?

Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:30:28 GMT

Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Tooth decay in toddlers - top tips

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:20:16 GMT

Experts on ways to encourage children to look after their teeth

Boris v Theresa: Speech battle

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:05:35 GMT

They are both often named as future leaders. Who did best?

Almaz's story

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:03:29 GMT

Beaten and raped - the story of an African servant in Saudi Arabia

Who was the world's first trainspotter?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 00:16:05 GMT

What hobby did this drawing start in 1825?

Woman's ordeal over 'revenge porn'

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:02:18 GMT

Woman's six-month campaign to have pictures removed

Why 'boots on the ground'?

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:01:03 GMT

Where does the phrase 'boots on the ground' come from?

In pictures: The lure of gold

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:42:29 GMT

Photos of men and women who risk their lives to get rich in Guinea

Why do so many drivers shun seatbelts?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:19:20 GMT

Why are two million drivers still refusing to buckle up?

Tax and tech

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:44:58 GMT

Rory Cellan-Jones on relationship between government and tech giants

Hong Kong protests hit uncharted territory

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:30:39 GMT

Is there any chance of compromise in Hong Kong?

Analysis: Can extremism plan work?

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:10:33 GMT

Is Theresa May's plan to tackle extremists workable?

The battle over GP opening

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:45:16 GMT

Are longer GP hours answer to improving access to services?

Wonga: The pain starts here

Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:33:02 GMT

Lender Wonga is paying the price