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Lib Dem councillor defects to Labour

Fri, 2016-05-06 01:24
A Liberal Democrat councillor in Stockport announces his defection to Labour, an hour before the polls close.

News Corp reports $149m quarterly loss

Fri, 2016-05-06 01:15
Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp posts a quarterly loss in the three months to March, due to a legal settlement charge.

Massive Canada wildfire spreads south

Fri, 2016-05-06 01:02
A massive wildfire in Alberta has spread south, with thousands of Canadians facing their second evacuation in four days.

Albania: 'We don't want to be outside EU'

Fri, 2016-05-06 00:52
Michael Gove's suggestion Albania benefits from being outside the EU has annoyed and amused the country's political elite.

Skin bacteria stay 'stable over time'

Fri, 2016-05-06 00:20
Everyone has their own personal range of bacteria living on their skin that stays largely unchanged over time, a US study suggests.

Finding the graves of the two Joes

Fri, 2016-05-06 00:10
War heroes' graves found after 70 years

Big Bang star strikes chord with Streep

Fri, 2016-05-06 00:07
Big Bang's Simon Helberg on starring with 'tuneless' Streep

The synagogue that is becoming a mosque

Fri, 2016-05-06 00:01
Why is this synagogue becoming a mosque?

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2016-05-05 23:58
What's the name of Princess Charlotte's pet?

Does Bitcoin still matter?

Thu, 2016-05-05 23:08
Virtual currency Bitcoin has not replaced government-issued money but the underlying blockchain technology is becoming more mainstream.

US House Speaker Ryan 'can't back Trump'

Thu, 2016-05-05 22:47
US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee

BHS inquiry chairman 'should resign'

Thu, 2016-05-05 22:25
The former owner of BHS, Sir Philip Green, has called on the chairman of a Commons committee examining the collapse of the UK chain to resign.

VIDEO: Force 'tried to spin' Hillsborough news

Thu, 2016-05-05 22:12
A former South Yorkshire Police press officer says she was asked to work as a spin doctor during the recent Hillsborough inquests.

Russian maestro plays in Palmyra ruins

Thu, 2016-05-05 21:45
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.

Deadly air strike on Syria refugee camp

Thu, 2016-05-05 21:40
At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.

'Grim Sleeper' serial killer convicted

Thu, 2016-05-05 21:32
A former Los Angeles rubbish collector is found guilty of the "Grim Sleeper" serial murders that spanned more than 20 years and left 10 dead.

Liverpool 3-0 Villarreal (agg 3-1)

Thu, 2016-05-05 21:28
Jurgen Klopp remains on course for silverware in his first season after Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.

Russian athletes 'face Rio suspicion'

Thu, 2016-05-05 21:09
An anti-doping chief says suspicions will hang over Russian athletes even if they are declared clean and allowed to compete at Rio 2016.

Police 'tried to spin' Hillsborough news

Thu, 2016-05-05 21:00
A former South Yorkshire Police press officer claims she was asked to "spin" news during the Hillsborough inquests, the BBC can reveal.

VIDEO: My son the bomber, my daughter the victim

Thu, 2016-05-05 20:59
In April, the bombing of an Israeli bus in Jerusalem injured 20 people. The mothers of both the bomber and one of his victims have spoken to the BBC.