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Pope in symbolic Istanbul visit

1 hour 33 min ago
Pope Francis is due to meet Muslim and Christian leaders in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day highly symbolic visit to Turkey.

Taiwan holds biggest local elections

2 hours 36 min ago
Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.

Tebbit suggests new EU migrant 'test'

3 hours 29 min ago
Lord Tebbit suggests an updated version of his famous "cricket test", to decide which EU immigrants are welcome to live in the UK.

Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid

4 hours 21 min ago
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vows "to leave no stone unturned" in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that left dozens dead.

Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

4 hours 33 min ago
A court in Egypt is due to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.

'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

4 hours 49 min ago
There could be about 10-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

Will Moldova choose EU or Putin?

4 hours 59 min ago
Moldova's general election takes on a geopolitical edge in the shadow of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.

Swiss 'Ecopop' vote calls for big immigration cut

5 hours 13 min ago
The European country voting to limit immigration

World still learning from Ethiopia famine

5 hours 27 min ago
Mike Wooldridge returns to Ethiopia 30 years after the famine and sees much change but fears some lessons have gone unlearned.

Weekendish: The best of the week's reads

5 hours 30 min ago
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.

Lenny Henry to guest edit R4's Today

5 hours 35 min ago
Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.

Sturgeon out to smash glass ceiling

6 hours 1 min ago
Scotland's new first minister is to say that smashing to "smithereens" the glass ceiling faced by women is an important part of tackling inequality.

Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'

6 hours 2 min ago
Former prime minister Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.

Service remembers Clutha crash dead

6 hours 3 min ago
An ecumenical service will be held in Glasgow to mark the first anniversary of the Clutha helicopter crash in which 10 people died.

Remembering the Clutha crash

6 hours 6 min ago
Remembering the Clutha helicopter crash

Venezuela jail overdose kills 35

6 hours 8 min ago
Thirty-five Venezuelan inmates are reported to have died after overdosing on the contents of a prison infirmary they stormed.

Man charged with couple's murder

6 hours 13 min ago
A 38-year-old man is charged with the murder of Patrick and Gillian Kettyle, who were found stabbed at their home in Surrey on Thursday.

Gingerbread landmarks of the UK

6 hours 23 min ago
The foodies making buildings out of gingerbread

What happened to England's abandoned mansions?

6 hours 29 min ago
What happened to England's lost stately homes?

NHS 'U-turn' over drug trial money

6 hours 36 min ago
NHS England says letters sent out to local health bosses suggesting the funding of patients in clinical drug trials might be cut were "incorrect".