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Police 'worked to stop Batty killer'

2 hours 44 min ago
Police were "working hard" to arrest an "aggressive" and "smart" abusive father who later beat his young son to death, an inquiry hears.

India's Modi to see Kashmir floods

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:59
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to arrive in Indian-administered Kashmir to see the extent of damage caused by last month's floods.

Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:37
Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.

VIDEO: Is Asian philanthropy on the rise?

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:37
As the ranks of Asia's wealthy have swelled, philanthropic giving has increased. Rico Hizon speaks to Christina Tung from UBS about the future of giving in Asia.

NHS 'revamp' and Canada attacks - the papers

Thu, 2014-10-23 04:26
Many of Thursday's papers analyse plans to overhaul the NHS in England, and the money it will cost, as well as reporting the gun attacks in the Canadian capital.

Soldier killed in Canada shootings

Thu, 2014-10-23 01:11
A huge security operation is under way in Canada's capital Ottawa after a gunman killed a soldier at a war memorial and shots were fired in the parliament building.

Disabled students: Fran goes to university

Thu, 2014-10-23 01:08
Getting to university after spinal surgery

Do people know where their chicken comes from?

Thu, 2014-10-23 01:03
Do you care where your chicken comes from?

'Anti-extremism' school code shelved

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:56
The Department for Education has shelved plans for a code of practice for some religious schools which operate outside of mainstream education, the BBC learns.

Pre-Python TV episodes rediscovered

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:47
Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.

Tate boss Serota tops art power list

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:46
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.

Graduates 'pay fees to universities'

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:35
Graduates should pay their university a proportion of their future earnings rather than taking out loans, a report by a free-market think tank suggests.

Chimps filmed in 'daring' food raids

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:33
Wild chimps carry out night-time crop raids, footage reveals, suggesting the animals are being pushed into risky foraging behaviour.

Mystery of giant arm dinosaur solved

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:31
Two dinosaur skeletons have been unearthed in Mongolia, solving a mystery that has baffled palaeontologists for 50 years.

US seniors face student loan debt

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:29
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans

Nirvana: 25 years since first UK gig

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:25
Fans recall Nirvana's first UK gig 25 years on

Police killer Roberts to be freed

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:24
Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.

VIDEO: Oscar buzz for Michael 'Birdman' Keaton

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:08
Critics are already hailing Michael Keaton's latest film Birdman a success, with many tipping it for an Oscar as Talking Movies' Tom Brook reports.

Photos captures beauty of Greenland

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:05
Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs

Thu, 2014-10-23 00:04
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.