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VIDEO: Petition over French Saudi King beach

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:50
More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.

Gambler exclusion scheme launches

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:38
A new scheme allowing anyone with a gambling problem to exclude themselves from high street betting shops is due to launch in Glasgow.

Bodies found in NZ climber search

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:35
Two bodies are recovered from an avalanche-hit area of New Zealand's South Island where two Canadian tourists were reported missing, say police.

Charities in hepatitis testing drive

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:30
Hepatitis charities are calling on Scots who think they may have been exposed to the virus to get tested as part of a national campaign.

Fiat Chrysler hit with record US fine

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:22
US regulators impose a record fine of $105m (£67.6m) on Fiat Chrysler over recall failures.

NI secretary blocked MI5 surveillance

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 19:15
The Northern Ireland secretary has twice refused MI5 surveillance warrant requests, the watchdog overseeing the intelligence services says.

Manchester United sign keeper Romero

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 18:56
Manchester United sign free agent Sergio Romero as a result of the uncertainty over goalkeeper David De Gea.

VIDEO: Hong Kong's huge anime convention

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 18:54
If you ever needed proof of the popularity of anime, comics and video games in Asia, you need look no further than Hong Kong.

Huckabee Israel comments spark row

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:43
US Republican Mike Huckabee triggers a row by accusing President Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" over the Iran nuclear deal.

Why is EU free movement so important?

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:31
Why does free movement of people look set to become so important in the debate about whether Britain should remain in the EU?

Is public service broadcasting in terminal decline?

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:23
Public service broadcasters are coming under increasing pressure to justify their funding models all over the world, writes Rebecca Kesby.

Taiwan president rues lack of progress with China

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:18
In an exclusive BBC interview, President Ma of Taiwan says he is disappointed not to have made more progress with President Xi Jinping of China.

VIDEO: The 'smart' suit that can purify air

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:18
How a Dutch fashion designer is putting devices into clothes to help clean the air.

Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors... but still popular online

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:16
The Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors

Syrian ruins that influenced the West

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:04
How ancient ruins inspired US architecture

VIDEO: On the front line with Ukraine troops

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:04
The BBC has witnessed more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as rebel forces appeared to attack Ukrainian army positions with mortars and a tank on part of the front line in the east of the country.

VIDEO: Taiwan: China progress 'disappointing'

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:03
Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.

One rower, two cats, 900 miles

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 17:00
In 1984, Ove Joensen decided to row 900 miles from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. He finally made it two years later.

Shelling in Yemen as 'truce' begins

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 16:43
Shelling is reported in south Yemen despite a humanitarian truce declared by Saudi-backed pro-government forces coming into force.

Epic race could inspire generation

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 16:14
In a season when Formula 1 has been called boring, the Hungarian GP was packed with chaos, drama and heroic drives.