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'2,000 migrants' tried Tunnel entry
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:50:17 GMT

Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel says.

Dying care: New guidelines proposed
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:01:11 GMT

England's health watchdog puts forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.

Army job cuts made three years early
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:08:52 GMT

The number of British army personnel has been cut back by 20,000, three years ahead of target, according to statistics from the Ministry of Defence.

Less lighting 'has no crime effect'
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:44:09 GMT

Reduced street lighting at night does not lead to more crime or car crashes, a report suggests.

Kurds decry Turkish 'safe zone' move
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:55:06 GMT

A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.

GP workloads 'put patients at risk'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:03:55 GMT

Patient safety is at risk because of increasing GP workloads in the UK, doctors' leaders are warning.

Disneyland Paris faces pricing probe
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:01:59 GMT

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that UK and German customers are being frozen out of promotions available in other European member states.

US man 'regrets' killing African lion
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:45:22 GMT

American dentist Walter Palmer says he "regrets" killing a well-known lion in Zimbabwe and insists he thought it was legal.

Skin cancer guidelines updated
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:07:00 GMT

New guidelines for diagnosing and treating melanoma skin cancers have been issued to the NHS in England.

Braking error led to spaceship crash
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:31:44 GMT

Investigators say a fatal Virgin Galactic spaceship crash last year was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

Gaddafi's son sentenced to death
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:04:50 GMT

A court in Libya sentences Col Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam, and eight others to death over war crimes linked to the 2011 revolution.

Whale song plan for Cold War station
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:56:06 GMT

A community buy-out could see a former Cold War surveillance station turned into a place where tourists can listen to the sound of whales singing.

Police priorities and GPs' warning
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:44:19 GMT

The priorities of the police, a warning about overworked GPs and the shooting of a country's most famous lion are in the press.

Ebola: 'Isn't that over yet?'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:49:02 GMT

Ebola deaths have fallen in West Africa - but that doesn't mean that the hard work is over, says Tulip Mazumdar.

Spanish parties play power games over Greek bailout
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:55:02 GMT

How is the Greek bailout affecting politics in Spain, asks James Badcock.

Will Windows 10 prove a winner?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:02:03 GMT

A look at what's new in Microsoft's latest operating system - and why it might be the "last" big release of its kind.

Labour leader guide: Jeremy Corbyn
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:06:30 GMT

A profile of Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn.

Swedish sub wreck dates 'from 1916'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:33:35 GMT

The wreckage of a submarine found off the Swedish coast is probably that of a Russian vessel that dates back to World War One, Swedish Armed Forces say.

Cat paw print found on Roman tile
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:46:56 GMT

A paw print made by a cat in Roman times is discovered on a 2,000 year old roof tile in Gloucester.

Cook seeking Edgbaston inspiration
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:07:31 GMT

England captain Alastair Cook wants inspiration from the 2005 Edgbaston Ashes win before the third Test against Australia.

Ennis-Hill in GB squad for Worlds
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:20:16 GMT

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill is named in Great Britain's squad for the World Athletics Championships in August.

Mexico dismiss Herrera as coach
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:32:07 GMT

Mexico sack coach Miguel Herrera after allegations that he punched a journalist two days after the country's Gold Cup win.

Brady 'damaged integrity' of NFL
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:39:11 GMT

New England Patriots' Tom Brady damaged "the integrity" of his sport, the NFL say following the 'Deflate-gate' investigation.

What went wrong for Angel Di Maria?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:13:04 GMT

As £59.7m British record signing Angel Di Maria looks set to leave Manchester United, BBC Sport asks what went wrong.

Car repair bills 'like a lottery'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:10:10 GMT

The regional differences between car repair bills amounts to a lottery, and can be "offensive", a UK car magazine has claimed.

Twitter boss 'not satisfied' with growth
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:44:51 GMT

Twitter's revenue and earnings for the second quarter have beaten expectations, but co founder Jack Dorsey says he is "not satisfied" with its user growth.

Drugs claim peer resigns from Lords
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:33:33 GMT

Lord Sewel resigns from the House of Lords and apologises for "the pain and embarrassment" caused after he was filmed allegedly taking drugs with prostitutes.

Burnham suggests new social care tax
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:03:33 GMT

Labour should ignore "difficult headlines" and consider extra taxes to cover the rising cost of social care, leadership contender Andy Burnham says.

Recruiting foreign nurses 'expensive'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:05 GMT

It is "distracting, frustrating and expensive" to have to recruit large numbers of nurses from overseas, the head of a leading NHS hospital says.

Blowing balloons 'treats glue ear'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 00:33:15 GMT

Using the nose to inflate a balloon helps heal glue ear, University of Southampton research suggests.

'Let children erase online past'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:57:53 GMT

A campaign promotes the idea that children should be able to delete their online past.

OU students' progress to be monitored
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:06:45 GMT

Students at the Open University will have their working patterns monitored to see if they need extra support during their course.

New fast memory tech outraces flash
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:16:49 GMT

A new kind of computer memory that is up to 1,000 times faster than flash storage is to go on sale in 2016, helping scientists and games developers alike.

Android bug affects 'billion' phones
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:56:08 GMT

A bug in the Android mobile operating system is discovered by researchers, who say it affects nearly a billion devices.

First English US founders identified
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:33:15 GMT

Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.

EU satellite gears up for data flood
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:35:11 GMT

Europe's Sentinel-2a satellite, which will "carpet map" the Earth's land surface day-in, day-out, is on course to go into full operation in early or mid-October.

Oscar winners head to Toronto festival
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:44:24 GMT

Oscar-winning actors Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore will launch their effort to become double Oscar winners at this year's Toronto Film Festival.

Stephen Merchant play to close early
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:59:30 GMT

The Mentalists, starring Stephen Merchant, is to close one month early in London's West End.

Are night shifts killing me?
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 02:17:32 GMT

There has been many studies over recent years that suggest night-working is extremely bad for your health.

One rower, two cats, 900 miles
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:00:23 GMT

In 1984, Ove Joensen decided to row 900 miles from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. He finally made it two years later.

Man jailed over missing Paige murder
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:17:10 GMT

A man convicted of murdering missing Blackpool teenager Paige Chivers is jailed for life and will serve at least 33 years in prison.

GB skater detained for sex offences
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:37:06 GMT

A Great Britain figure skater is sentenced to three years in a young offenders' institution after admitting child sex abuse charges.

Gas firm made investment warning
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:53:10 GMT

The company behind plans to use coal seams beneath the Forth to produce gas is accused of "attempting to hold Scotland to ransom".

Police left message for M9 victim
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:35:12 GMT

Police apologise to the family of a woman left dying in a car for several days after an officer left her a voicemail 10 days after her death.

Bus lane error wipes out 700 fines
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:01:53 GMT

More than 700 fines handed to motorists using Belfast bus lanes are cancelled because of a "timing issue" with detection cameras.

US talks on Stormont 'encouraging'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:13:14 GMT

Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness says his meeting White House officials about the Stormont crisis was positive and encouraging, despite DUP claims it was a waste of time.

Man dies after attempted sea rescue
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:38:59 GMT

A man dies after being pulled from the sea off the south coast of Wales while a nine-year-old boy is taken to hospital.

Crossbow murderer's wife jailed
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:14:41 GMT

A woman who helped her husband evade arrest after he murdered a man with a crossbow is jailed for two years.

Obama's warning to Africa on power
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:39:38 GMT

US President Barack Obama warns that Africa will not advance if its leaders try to cling to power, saying nobody should be president for life.

Ex-Nigeria minister 'stole $6bn'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:21:26 GMT

A former government minister in Nigeria stole $6bn (£3.8bn) of public money, a state governor alleges.

Malaysia sackings over money scandal
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:00:08 GMT

Malaysia's PM Najib Razak sacks his deputy who criticised him over a financial scandal, while the attorney-general probing the issue has been replaced.

Myanmar police net '$100m drug haul'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:13:06 GMT

Police in the city of Yangon in Myanmar seize methamphetamine tablets with an estimated value of more than $100m (£64m) in an abandoned truck.

Germany seeks Balkan migrant curbs
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:54:22 GMT

German officials urge action to halt an influx of asylum seekers from the Balkans, including new visa rules.

Ukraine 'blacklists' actor Depardieu
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:07:42 GMT

Ukraine bans French actor Gerard Depardieu from entering the country for five years, apparently for supporting Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian media say.

Peru rescues 'Shining Path slaves'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:52:42 GMT

The Peruvian Army says it has rescued 39 people - most of them children - from a farm where Shining Path rebels kept them as slave workers.

Tech experts caution on killer AI
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:11:15 GMT

More than 1,000 tech experts, scientists and researchers have written a letter warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons.

US 'to release Israel spy Pollard'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:02:20 GMT

Jonathan Pollard, jailed in the US for 30 years for spying for Israel, is to be freed on parole in November, his lawyers say.

Egypt factory fire kills at least 25
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:24:44 GMT

A fire started by an exploding gas canister kills at least 25 people in the Egyptian capital Cairo, officials say.

Florida man plotted 'US beach attack'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 20:06:29 GMT

A 23-year-old man is charged with plotting to detonate a bomb packed with nails on a beach in Florida, according to the FBI.

Prison worker admits role in escape
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:15:58 GMT

A former New York prison worker pleads guilty to charges that she helped two convicted killers escape.

Ten steps to improve your photography
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:22:45 GMT

Ten steps to improve your photography

Where Hunting Dogs Rest
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 03:03:59 GMT

Martin Usborne documents the plight of abandoned Spanish hunting dogs

Your pictures: Derelict
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:39:37 GMT

Readers' photographs on the theme of derelict.

Week in pictures: 18-24 July 2015
Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:47:57 GMT

A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.

Nomads in Niger
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:06:02 GMT

Photographer Terri Gold documents the Wodaabe and Tuareg nomadic communities of West Africa with infrared imagery

Picturing England
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 01:59:34 GMT

Images from the photographic archive of Historic England on show at Birmingham Library.

In pictures: Discarded drug baggies
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:22:29 GMT

Dan Giannopoulos's photographs of bags used to hold drugs, found on the streets of London.

Your pictures: Hidden
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:35:00 GMT

Readers' photographs on the theme of hidden

VIDEO: Health Committee
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 13:40:51 GMT

The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.

VIDEO: The rise and fall of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:23:59 GMT

BBC News charts the rise and fall of Colonel Gaddafi's favourite son.

VIDEO: Who is Turkey targeting with air strikes?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:04:48 GMT

Turkey has begun bombing targets in both Syria and Iraq, but they are not just bombing Islamic State fighters - they have also been targeting Kurdish militants.

VIDEO: Briton who died in the Tour de France
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:13:57 GMT

In 1967, British cycling star Tom Simpson died while competing in the Tour de France.

VIDEO: Virgin Galactic crash: Brakes blamed
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:12:06 GMT

Investigators have said a Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was caused by structural failure after the co-pilot unlocked a braking system early.

VIDEO: Iris Apfel: 'Dressing up should be fun'
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:03:10 GMT

Newsnight speaks to fashion icon Iris Apfel

VIDEO: The secret of adult colouring books
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:08:09 GMT

Colouring books for adults are topping bestseller lists. Scottish illustrator Johanna Basford tells us the secrets of her success.

VIDEO: Massive hunt for 'lion' in Milwaukee
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:02:10 GMT

Authorities in Milwaukee are search for what appears to be a lion, after grainy footage of a large animal was captured by a member of the public.

AUDIO: Motorola wants battery breakthrough
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:50:03 GMT

Motorola's chief executive says he would love a battery tech breakthrough, but believes it will be a long time before phones last a full week between charges.

Can people learn to curb their chocolate cravings?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:24:10 GMT

Can you cut cravings for food by pretending to eat it?

The last Catholic priest in Antarctica
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:09:38 GMT

The story of the last Catholic priest in the Antarctic

Human trafficking: Lives for sale
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:33:29 GMT

Four women tell how they were duped by traffickers

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:23:39 GMT

Why is the US still using a Nazi tall ship?

Water mafia: Why Delhi is buying water on the black market
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:04:49 GMT

Have the 'water mafia' taken over Delhi's supplies?

Reaching the parts others cannot teach
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:07:04 GMT

Reaching those others cannot teach

How to become a Great British Baker
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:56:07 GMT

How do you make it on to the Great British Bake Off?