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UK non-Christian claims 'absurd'

BBC World News - 16 hours 41 min ago
The UK is a Christian country and those who deny it are "deluding themselves" and ignoring "reality", say two senior Conservative MPs.

VIDEO: Obama visits mudslide survivors

BBC World News - 17 hours 50 min ago
President Barack Obama has visited an American town were at least 41 people died in a landslide last month.

'Irresponsible' holiday ad banned

BBC World News - 18 hours 7 min ago
A television advert for Center Parcs is banned for "irresponsibly" encouraging parents to take holidays during term time.

VIDEO: Pakistan mobile network auction

BBC World News - 18 hours 38 min ago
The BBC's Nosheen Abbas reports on Pakistan's first 3G and 4G auction and the boost it may give to the nation's economy.

Dancer's death sparks Rio clashes

BBC World News - 18 hours 39 min ago
Violent protests break out in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro following the death of a young man allegedly beaten by police.

Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

BBC World News - 18 hours 44 min ago
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Andy Murray heads home for awards

BBC World News - 18 hours 52 min ago
Andy Murray is back in his home area of Stirlingshire to receive a number of awards and honours, including the freedom of Stirling.

Further fall reported in shop sales

BBC World News - 19 hours 5 sec ago
Scotland's shops report another fall in sales - although they say part of the explanation is the date of Easter.

Leaders make St George's Day appeals

BBC World News - 19 hours 2 min ago
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron use the English feast day of St George to make their Scottish independence referendum appeals.

'A third' can't afford healthy food

BBC World News - 19 hours 25 min ago
High food prices mean a third of UK adults are struggling to afford to eat healthily, a survey by the British Heart Foundation suggests.

Conman jailed for tricking pensioner

BBC World News - 19 hours 29 min ago
A third man is jailed for theft from an 84-year-old with dementia who was conned out of £73,500.

Mystery of 'ocean quacks' solved

BBC World News - 19 hours 30 min ago
The mystery of a bizarre quacking sound often heard in the Southern Ocean has finally been solved, scientists report.

Indian elections: Hope and anger in transgender community

BBC World News - 19 hours 34 min ago
Can voting bring respect to India's transgender people?

Spotlight remains on Man Utd - front pages

BBC World News - 19 hours 37 min ago
Wednesday's papers continue to focus on Manchester United following the sacking of manager David Moyes, while there is interest in figures suggesting violent crime has fallen.

A&E data 'shows fall in violence'

BBC World News - 19 hours 39 min ago
Violent crime is continuing to fall in England and Wales, according to a major annual project examining injury data gathered from NHS hospitals.

'High violence rate' at youth prison

BBC World News - 19 hours 45 min ago
A damning report into a young offenders institute finds violence levels too high, inefficient security and drug usage three times above targets.

Is South Africa ready for mixed-race love?

BBC World News - 19 hours 48 min ago
How South Africa is learning to live with mixed-race couples

VIDEO: Hands-on with Microsoft's Cortana

BBC World News - 19 hours 51 min ago
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.

Future of the net debated in Brazil

BBC World News - 19 hours 55 min ago
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.

Exam pressure: A tutor's eye view

BBC World News - 20 hours 12 min ago
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