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VIDEO: Up for grabs: Who will win Clacton seat?

10 hours 13 min ago
The BBC's Adam Fleming visits Clacton as the campaigning for the by-election in the town enters its final week.

VIDEO: Warning over alcohol 'pre-loading'

10 hours 26 min ago
A leading accident and emergency doctor, Clifford Mann, has warned there's a "dangerous epidemic" of young people ending up in hospital, after getting drunk on cheap drinks before going out.

'Election starts here' - the papers

11 hours 2 min ago
The prime minister's speech to the Conservative Party conference, in which he promised tax cuts for 30 million Britons, leads most of Thursday's papers.

Taliban kill three in Kabul attack

11 hours 23 min ago
At least three people are killed when a Taliban suicide bomber attacks an Afghan army bus in Kabul, the fourth such attack since Monday.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Bournemouth shock Man Utd

11 hours 25 min ago
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

Facebook apologises to drag queens

Thu, 2014-10-02 04:30
Facebook has apologised to transgender and drag queen users whose accounts were deleted for violating its policy on using "real names".

Japan in $617bn 'fat finger' error

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:48
Japan's stock markets were rattled after a trading error caused more than $600bn (£370bn) worth of orders to be made and then cancelled.

Fry: Drugs different to abuse cases

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:37
Actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry says there is a "huge moral difference" between historical drug use and cases of sexual abuse.

VIDEO: Hong Kong protests to dent economy?

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:20
Hong Kong's pro-democracy street protests may deter some mainland Chinese from visiting the city during their 'Golden Week' holiday.

Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

Thu, 2014-10-02 03:17
A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.

Top Bahrain rights activist arrested

Thu, 2014-10-02 01:45
Leading Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab is arrested over Twitter remarks deemed "denigrating" to government institutions.

Young people 'lack workplace skills'

Thu, 2014-10-02 01:32
Young people lack workplace skills such as communication and team working, a study among employers suggests.

Mexico arrests drug syndicate leader

Thu, 2014-10-02 01:31
The Mexican authorities say they have captured the head of a notorious drug crime syndicate, Hector Beltran Leyva.

Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

Thu, 2014-10-02 01:20
Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.

Pimco investors withdraw record sum

Thu, 2014-10-02 01:09
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.

Can antidepressants treat cancer?

Thu, 2014-10-02 00:25
Can antidepressants treat brain tumours?

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

Thu, 2014-10-02 00:24
Five children in Texas who came into contact with the Liberian man infected with Ebola are being monitored at home.

Warsaw Uprising: 'There were flames everywhere'

Thu, 2014-10-02 00:22
RAF veterans who risked their lives to help Polish resistance

The strange world of super-specialist cutlery

Thu, 2014-10-02 00:21
The strange world of super-specialist cutlery

Horowitz to write new Bond novel

Wed, 2014-10-01 23:54
Anthony Horowitz, best-selling author of the Alex Rider teenage spy adventures, becomes the latest writer invited to pen a new James Bond novel.