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New laws promised in Queen's Speech

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:11
An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy are to be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen's Speech since 1996.

Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:45
Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.

House: Cutting inequality cuts crime

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:43
Tackling inequality is key to tackling crime, according to Scotland's most senior police officer.

MSPs vote on assisted suicide bill

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:40
MSPs are to vote on the Assisted Suicide Scotland bill following a debate in the Scottish Parliament.

Sending ice to Antarctica

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:37
The plan to send ice from the Alps to Antarctica

Queen's Speech 'test of good faith'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:29
The SNP say the Queen's Speech will be a test of the UK government's "good faith" when it comes to devolving more power to Scotland.

Counting crowds by phones and tweets

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:10
A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.

UK nations 'have biggest skills gap'

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 01:01
UK nations have some of the biggest skills gaps between young people who are not in education, employment or training and those in work, suggests a study.

SpaceX cleared for military launches

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:56
The US Air Force clears billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX to launch military and spy satellites.

Papers look forward to Queen's Speech

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:52
Wednesday's newspapers look forward to what will be in the Queen's Speech, and there is annoyance in some quarters that the Human Rights Act repeal is not expected to feature.

VIDEO: Photo project addresses Lebanon racism

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:03
BBC News hears how an exhibition is highlighting Lebanon's ethnic diversity to address racism.

VIDEO: Turkey's fast train to success?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:02
Will Turkey's infrastructure projects, such as this high-speed train, prove to be a vote-winner for the governing AK Party?

VIDEO: Visit to Taiwan's Hello Kitty restaurant

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:02
Children and adults alike have been flocking to one of Taiwan's newest themed restaurants, where almost every item of food and much of the decor features Hello Kitty's iconic face.

'Coasting' schools improvement plan

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:01
A more rapid intervention for underperforming schools in England is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech.

Wilshaw backs academy takeovers

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:01
Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw says head teachers of coasting schools should be replaced.

How will the new Right to Buy work?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
The extension to Mrs Thatcher's Right to Buy scheme - controversial at the time - promises to be one of the first big controversies of the new Conservative government.

Strike changes: what do they mean?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 00:00
How tough will the new voting rules be?

Bolt wins 200m on European return

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:57
Usain Bolt wins his first race of the year in Europe, but fails to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet.

Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:43
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.

Petrobras ex-manager sentenced

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 23:38
A former Petrobras executive was sentenced in Brazil to five years in prison for money laundering.