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Peers query 'right to be forgotten'

2 hours 53 min ago
Demands for web firms to remove personal data to respect people's "right to be forgotten" are unreasonable, peers say.

Met to answer undercover sex claims

3 hours 7 min ago
The Metropolitan Police has agreed to reveal whether two men had relationships with women while working as undercover police officers.

Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

3 hours 15 min ago
British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.

VIDEO: How WW1 shaped a poet's life

3 hours 23 min ago
The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head

Saving lives on the Ebola front line

3 hours 39 min ago
Saving lives on the front line in the battle with Ebola

More than five-a-day 'no effect'

3 hours 50 min ago
New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits.

Sleep sensor smashes Kickstarter goal

3 hours 55 min ago
A 22-year-old British entrepreneur's new sleep-tracking device cracks $1m (£590,000) on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform in five days.

Bank of England bonus clawback plan

3 hours 56 min ago
The Bank of England is expected to unveil on Wednesday a plan which may see rule-breaking bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.

Ebola fears and 'fat' doctors - the papers

29 July 2014 - 11:52pm
Fears over the potential spread of the Ebola virus make front-page headlines, while other papers focus on advice being issued to NHS staff and patients alike.

Hamas vows to continue Gaza battle

29 July 2014 - 11:43pm
A reclusive Hamas military leader rules out a ceasefire with Israel to end Gaza violence, at the end of a destructive day.

VIDEO: East Coast beaches 'fast disappearing'

29 July 2014 - 11:23pm
Up to half a mile of land is being lost every 50 years due to coastal erosion, as Sian Lloyd reports.

Tevez father freed after kidnapping

29 July 2014 - 10:50pm
The father of Argentine football star Carlos Tevez is freed after being kidnapped on the outskirts of Buenos Aires and held for eight hours.

Last Hiroshima bomb crew member dies

29 July 2014 - 10:40pm
The last surviving member of the team which dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Theodore Van Kirk, has died aged 93.

VIDEO: 'Children look at me as an agony aunt'

29 July 2014 - 10:17pm
As a theatrical version of one of her books arrives in the West End, Dame Jacqueline Wilson has been talking to the BBC about the responsibilities of being a writer for children.

First flamingo egg 'for eight years'

29 July 2014 - 10:05pm
Flamingos at a wildlife centre in Wearside produce their first egg in eight years, according to the charity that runs it.

VIDEO: Confetti harvest time in Shropshire

29 July 2014 - 9:51pm
A natural confetti farm is harvesting and drying its crop, in a harvest that lasts only ten days.

Twitter shares surge on user growth

29 July 2014 - 9:48pm
Social networking service Twitter reports a second-quarter loss of $145m but better than expected user growth, sending shares surging over 35%.

Car appeal over Greenock murder

29 July 2014 - 8:53pm
Police investigating the murder of a man in Greenock want to trace a silver car seen in the street where he attended a party.

VIDEO: Inside Gaza militants' tunnel

29 July 2014 - 8:50pm
Israel says its offensive in Gaza will continue until the extensive Hamas tunnel network is neutralised. The BBC's Orla Guerin was given access to a recently discovered tunnel.

VIDEO: Royals get sporty at Games

29 July 2014 - 8:33pm
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry take part in several sporting activities during a visit to the 2014 Commonwealth Games village in Glasgow.