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New property tax comes into effect

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:09
A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.

VIDEO: Remembering WW2's forgotten famine

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:07
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2

Opposition wins Nigeria election

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:06
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.

VIDEO: Living in the ruins of war

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:04
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.

Scotch whisky exports fall by 7%

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 18:00
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.

New laws streamline care in Scotland

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:54
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.

'Alarming' rise in death sentences

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:51
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.

VIDEO: Police hunt Colombia drug baron

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:47
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.

VIDEO: Landmark London clothes shop closes

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:45
The women's fashion shop that resisted the decades

Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:45
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.

Fans rally after Trevor Noah backlash

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:37
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash

Virtual reality take on refugee life

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:24
Virtual reality was shown off as a tool for immersive, empathetic journalism at the recent Ted conference - but does it have a future in film-making?

VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:22
A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.

Deadline for Iran talks extended

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:21
Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.

Donor's mother meets girl she saved

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:17
A mother whose daughter's liver saved a girl's life says it is a "wonderful feeling" to have been able to help other families.

VIDEO: Soros: 'Europe is ignoring' Ukraine

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:13
Europe has its priorities wrong and should be focusing on what is going on in Ukraine, says billionaire investor George Soros.

Paracetamol ‘no good for back pain'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:06
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.

Care system gets 'biggest shake-up'

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:04
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.

Can you win at anything if you practise hard enough?

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:02
Can you win at anything with enough practice?

Flight levy changes come into force

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:01
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, one of which will mean cheaper flights for many travelling on long-haul flights.