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Jordan vow after hostage beheading

Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.

Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

All children in England will need to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.

Key Nigerian city under fresh attack

Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.

Greek PM offers olive branch on debt

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures.

Fundraiser to meet mugging victim

A woman who set up a fund-raising page for a man who was mugged outside his home is to meet the victim later as donations top the £200k mark.

Phoenix Nights' Robbins 'doing well'

Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is "doing well" in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, his wife says.

Labour makes Cameron billboard vow

The Labour Party vows not to feature Prime Minister David Cameron on billboards ahead of the general election, saying it wants to avoid negative personal campaigning.

Mosque open days to ease 'tensions'

Mosques across the UK will open their doors to the public later in a bid to "reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism".

Protesters back on Hong Kong streets

Pro-democracy protesters return to Hong Kong's streets for the first time since mass demonstrations last year, but their numbers are far lower.

Man scattering ashes swept into sea

A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.

Death row Briton appeals for UK help

A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.

Innumeracy war, and the 'four-year-old rapist'

Sunday's press has reports of a new initiative from Education Secretary Nicky Morgan, while the the Sunday Mirror carries a shock statistic about child-on-child sex crime.

Letter from Africa: Giving Kenyans a voice

In our series of letters from African journalists, Joseph Warungu, the presenter of a BBC debate programme on governance in Kenya, reflects on what he has learned in nearly three years travelling around the country.

Argentine politics in polarisation

Argentine politics is polarised by the death of a prosecutor and the president's confrontational response.

VIDEO: Fifty shades of manipulation?

Will Gompertz discusses appropriation - and Fifty Shades of Grey - in his latest blog

Can Islamic State move into South Asia?

Islamic State has its heartland in Iraq and Syria, but recent reports suggest it is building a presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. M Ilyas Khan asks how worried should people be.

Islamic State eyes al-Qaeda lands

The Islamic State group is forging links with militants across North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, challenging its al-Qaeda rivals.

VIDEO: China's record car numbers explained

As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.

Profile: Sinai Province militant group

Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.

VIDEO: Talking kids' doll Cayla is hacked

Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

Sears in 'Explicit Content' T-shirt

Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears makes light of her outburst by wearing a cheeky T-shirt at the Australian Open final.

No Game of Thrones book until 2016

George RR Martin's publisher says his next Game of Thrones book, The Winds of Winter, won't be released this year.

England thumped in tri-series final

England crumble to a 112-run tri-series final defeat in Perth, their last competitive match before the World Cup.

'Zouma reminds me of Desailly'

MOTD pundit Danny Murphy on how young Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma stood out in their draw against Manchester City.

Celtic v Rangers

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final between Celtic and Rangers.

'Rookie' Hamilton set for deal talks

World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.

Stamp was not on purpose - Costa

Chelsea striker Diego Costa says there was no malicious intent behind his stamp on Liverpool's Emre Can.

Pension tracing service to expand

A free service which helps people locate pension pots they have lost track of will triple its number of staff to meet record numbers of enquiries.

BT attacked on rural broadband costs

At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

Morgan: I'm in charge, not Gove

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan rejects claims her predecessor Michael Gove is "backseat driving" her department as "complete nonsense". News | Awards & Certificates | Promote Us | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Uninstall Info

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