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Many lonely elderly call helpline

BBC World News - 18 hours 46 min ago
In its first year, a free 24-hour UK helpline for the elderly has been inundated with calls about loneliness.

'Class war on private schools'

BBC World News - 19 hours 31 min ago
A mixed bag of headlines in Tuesday's press, sees two papers focusing on Labour's plans to remove tax breaks from private schools that do not partner state counterparts.

Report terror threats, commuters urged

BBC World News - 19 hours 43 min ago
Users of public transport should report suspicious behaviour to help thwart terror attacks, a police chief says.

Could the world return to the 1980s?

BBC World News - 20 hours 19 sec ago
Is the world set to return to the 1980s?

VIDEO: Meet Robo farmers Mantis and Ladybird

BBC World News - 20 hours 1 min ago
From weed detecting to a robotic dairy - the tech that could help farmers be more efficient

Why some Arabs reject Sharia

BBC World News - 20 hours 3 min ago
A controversial debate in Arabic trends on Twitter

VIDEO: Rapping for Putin

BBC World News - 20 hours 5 min ago
Two Moscow Africans and their love of Russia's president

The mysterious disappearance of a celebrity preacher

BBC World News - 20 hours 11 min ago
The celebrity preacher and her mysterious disappearance

VIDEO: 'End of life care needs more effort'

BBC World News - 20 hours 16 min ago
Professor Atul Gawande of Harvard University on why more effort needs to be made to improve the last stage in people's lives.

Adams' swearing 'insulted unionists'

BBC World News - 20 hours 17 min ago
Unionists have strongly criticised the Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams after he used offensive language at a public meeting in Enniskillen on Monday night.

Thai tasting robot tests authenticity

BBC World News - 20 hours 18 min ago
Can a robot really tell us whether a dish is authentic?

VIDEO: Thai taste machine tests authenticity

BBC World News - 20 hours 18 min ago
A group of scientists in Bangkok have invented a machine to determine whether Thai food tastes authentic.

Brain's dementia weak spot found

BBC World News - 20 hours 25 min ago
The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to experts who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Candidates give income tax positions

BBC World News - 20 hours 26 min ago
Jim Murphy calls on his party to support the full devolution of income tax to Holyrood while his rivals are more cautious.

Renewed call for North Sea tax break

BBC World News - 20 hours 27 min ago
Business leaders say tax reform is needed for the North Sea oil sector after a survey suggests confidence has fallen sharply.

VIDEO: African Dream: Banker turned shoemaker

BBC World News - 20 hours 29 min ago
As part of the African Dream series, we profile an entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company in Ghana.

Amazon to deliver via post offices

BBC World News - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 11:56pm
Internet retailing giant Amazon is offering its online customers access to Royal Mail's Local Collect "click and collect" network.

Optimism as Iran nuclear talks fail

BBC World News - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 11:51pm
Both the US and Iran say they are confident of reaching a deal over Tehran's nuclear programme despite the failure of the latest round of talks.

Vaughan to take 'T20 FA Cup' to ECB

BBC World News - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 11:39pm
Michael Vaughan will offer his proposal for an FA Cup-style T20 competition to the ECB after a report into falling numbers.

Juncker tax scandal fails to gain heat

BBC World News - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 11:33pm
A tax scandal debate on European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker is struggling to gain traction in the European Parliament.