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Burundi opposition to boycott poll

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:52
A group of 17 political parties in Burundi agrees to boycott next month's elections, saying they will not be free and fair.

Lego professor to be created by uni

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:43
A Lego professor could soon be in post at Cambridge University after funding of £2.5m was provided to further research children's development through play.

Lorry fire closes M74 in Lanarkshire

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:37
A lorry fire has resulted in the closure of the M74 motorway in both directions in South Lanarkshire.

Pain of producing climate change deal

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:36
Progress towards a meaningful deal on climate change has proved extremely difficult and time-consuming, says Helen Briggs.

Merkel phone tapping probe dropped

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:35
Germany drops an investigation into alleged tapping of Chancellor Merkel's phone for lack of data from the US National Security Agency.

Greek bank stocks fall on debt fears

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:34
Shares in some of Greece's biggest banks fall sharply on the Athens Stock Exchange, following a fresh blow to the country's debt negotiations.

Background: 'The Battle of Orgreave'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:30
The "Battle of Orgreave" was one of the most violent clashes of the 1984-5 miners' strike, but what was its significance?

Why foreigners play in the Faroes

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:24
Why foreigners play football in the Faroes

Motorcyclist dies in crash with van

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:23
A man has died following a crash between a motorbike and a van in Fife.

Turkey student murder trial begins

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:01
Three men go on trial in Turkey over the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old student that sparked protests about violence against women.

SNP official quits over Kennedy abuse

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:56
An SNP official resigns after making abusive Twitter comments about the late former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy during the election campaign.

Israel 'struck Gaza beach in error'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:47
An Israeli military investigation clears its forces of wrongdoing over the deaths of four Palestinian boys in an attack in Gaza during the 2014 war.

UK construction falls in April

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:40
Output in the construction industry falls 0.8% in April compared to the previous month, but new housing contributes to a 1.6% increase in all new work.

VIDEO: Saudi blogger's 'slow death sentence'

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:23
The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, describes his punishment as "a slow death".

Osborne and Balls at Bilderberg

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:17
Chancellor George Osborne and former opposite number Ed Balls are on the list to attend the famously secretive Bilderberg conference in Austria.

Hull two shots back in Women's PGA

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:13
England's Charley Hull is two shots behind leader Jenny Shin after round one of the Women's PGA Championship in New York.

Missing mum and son search continues

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:11
The search is continuing for a woman who vanished 16 days ago with her son after a court ruled he should live with his father.

BT's broadband prices under scrutiny

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 09:54
Ofcom is proposed price cuts to the leased lines that broadband providers, schools, libraries and universities rent from BT.

VIDEO: The politics of sex scandals in France

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 09:51
A French court is due to rule on whether former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of aggravated pimping after a three-week trial.

Bolt 'not afraid' to face Gatlin

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 09:38
Double-Olympic champion Usain Bolt laughs off suggestions he is "afraid" of facing in-form sprinter Justin Gatlin.

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