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Canadian 'missing in North Korea'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 20:39
A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.

Chinese wooed by Shakespeare airport

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 20:28
Charter flights are to be introduced between Beijing and Birmingham over the summer, with a push to brand the destination as "Shakespeare's airport".

Phoenix Nights star thanks medics

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:39
Comedian Ted Robbins says he is lucky to be alive after his collapse during a stage show.

Can the UK afford to defend itself?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:33
What measures will be needed for the UK to meet Nato targets for defence, writes Prof Malcolm Chalmers, of security think tank the Royal United Services Institute.

Netanyahu's speech 'win-win' for Iran

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:32
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress is a strategic moment for Tehran, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.

Yemen crisis: 'Living in despair'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:29
A mechanic, a merchant and an artist tell of struggle in Yemen

Been and Gone: Champion F1 designer and Janis Joplin's guitarist

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:28
Janis Joplin's guitarist and other notable losses

The spy who came in from al-Qaeda

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:18
The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

Delhi rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:15
Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

Children's homes 'lack secure places'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:07
Local authorities are struggling to house some of the most disturbed children because of a shortage of places in secure children's homes.

US told to cut 80 Caracas diplomats

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 19:06
Venezuela orders the United States to cut more than 80 staff from its diplomatic mission in the next two weeks.

'Attractive jihadists lure UK girls'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:58
"Attractive" jihadist fighters can be "eye candy" to lure in British Muslim girls, a woman who was radicalised online tells BBC Newsnight.

Road tunnel turned into nightclub

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:47
A tunnel on Coventry's notorious ring road is to be transformed into a nightclub as part of a three-day motoring festival.

Security strategy 'will be rushed'

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:45
The UK's next national security strategy will be prepared in an "unnecessary rush", a committee of MPs and peers says.

How the Brits misunderstand America

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:39
The BBC's Katty Kay spends a few days back in London and realises just how much the British misunderstand America

VIDEO: Shanty town in Manila burns

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:38
More than 400 homes have gone up in a flames in a shanty town in the Philippine capital of Manila.

Nemtsov girlfriend flies to Ukraine

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:22
Anna Durytska, the Ukrainian girlfriend of murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, is flying home after being questioned by police in Moscow.

MSPs hear human trafficking evidence

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:14
MSPs on Holyrood's justice committee are to begin taking evidence on new legislation to tackle human trafficking in Scotland.

Coffee linked to 'cleaner' arteries

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:08
Drinking a few cups of coffee a day may help people avoid clogged arteries - a known risk factor for heart disease - South Korean researchers believe.

Will Sony march away from mobile?

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 18:04
Rory Cellan-Jones meets the chief executive of Sony and wonders if it is time the firm should prepare for an exit from the smartphone market.