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  1. Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage

    Mortgage applicants will face tougher questions about their lifestyle from lenders, under new rules about to come into force.
  2. Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

    The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.
  3. Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

    Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
  4. Probe over Hillsborough insult posts

    The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
  5. FBI probe teacher abused boys in UK

    A convicted paedophile abused children at a private school in London where he taught, its chair of governors confirms.
  6. Mother charged with three murders

    A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
  7. Barclays wins pay package vote

    Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
  8. Firefighters to stage fresh strikes

    Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union says.
  9. Post Office staff agree pay deal

    The postal union, the CWU, says it's secured a pay deal covering more than 3,000 staff at Crown Post Offices worth up to 7.3% over 3 years.
  10. Terrorism financing suspect arrested

    Officers from the Metropolitan Police arrest a man in London on suspicion of financing and encouragement of terrorism.
  11. Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
  12. Cyber gang leader jailed for scam

    The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, is jailed for five-and-a-half years.
  13. Coalition's Church 'split' - front pages

    Claims that the coalition is split over the role of the Church of England and interviews given by the girlfriend of the Duchess of Cornwall's late brother make headlines.
  14. Treats in moderation make kids happy

    Seven-year-olds are happier when they are allowed sweets, snacks and television in moderation, suggests a study of children's well-being.
  15. Warhol works found on Amiga disks

    A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
  16. Ramires to miss rest of league season

    Chelsea midfielder Ramires accepts the Football Association's charge of violent conduct for fracas in defeat to Sunderland.
  17. Champion O'Sullivan trails Perry

    Ronnie O'Sullivan trails Joe Perry 5-3 after the first session of their second-round match at the World Snooker Championship.
  18. Klopp rules out Man Utd switch

    Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.
  19. Rangers great Jardine dies aged 65

    Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine dies aged 65 following a battle with cancer.
  20. Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA

    Scotland will need to beat their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.
  21. Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

    The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
  22. VIDEO: Take a tour of a million-dollar car

    Since the age of five, Christian von Koenigsegg knew he wanted to create the world's fastest car. On the floor of the New York International Auto Show, he tells the BBC how he did it.
  23. Miliband in Scotland to make UK case

    Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.
  24. VIDEO: How will the European electorate vote?

    Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?
  25. Human skin grown in laboratory

    Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.
  26. AUDIO: The effects of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

    Kelly Fletcher explains the serious genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
  27. Tuition-fee change savings 'unclear'

    A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.
  28. VIDEO: Education warnings 'six years ago'

    Concerns raised earlier this month about a lack of long-term vision for education in Wales were highlighted over six years ago according to a confidential document.
  29. Amazon profits thin as expenses jump

    Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
  30. VIDEO: Did Pixar make Steve Jobs funny?

    Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, explains how Steve Jobs use of humour in presentations was influenced by his time at the animation firm.
  31. Mystery of dazzling supernova solved

    An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".
  32. VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

    The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
  33. Pet Shop Boys premiere at BBC Proms

    An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.
  34. VIDEO: Banksy street art on show in hotel

    Street murals by graffiti artist Banksy - many of them cut off the sides of buildings - have been put on show at an exhibition in London before they are auctioned off.
  35. Why is Kim Jong-un always surrounded by people taking notes?

    A newly released batch of photos of the North Korean leader show him surrounded by note-takers - who are they?
  36. Caption Challenge: Flower power

    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
  37. Cancer fundraiser achieves £2m

    A teenager with terminal cancer raises more than £2m for charity.
  38. Court 'failed' killed baby boy

    A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
  39. Life of Margo MacDonald celebrated

    Hundreds of people are gathering to celebrate the life of veteran politician Margo MacDonald, following her death earlier this month at the age of 70.
  40. Police search after eagle disappears

    Police say they are investigating the disappearance of the first white-tailed sea eagle to be raised in the east of Scotland in almost 200 years.
  41. Gun attack on house 'was hate crime'

    A family of seven escape injury in a gun attack on a house in west Belfast in an incident being treated as a hate crime by police.
  42. Further IT problems for Ulster Bank

    Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals.
  43. Miner ran for his life from pit

    A miner working in a Swansea Valley mine on the day four men died when it flooded tells how he ran for his life.
  44. Pupil school rape 'never happened'

    A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school tells a jury the alleged attack never happened.
  45. South Sudan treason charges dropped

    South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.
  46. Kenyan officials wrangle over status

    Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.
  47. Japan pact 'covers disputed islands'

    US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
  48. US medics killed in Kabul attack

    Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
  49. Russia extends Navalny house arrest

    A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
  50. John Paul II crucifix crushes man

    A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
  51. Rio police 'to probe' dancer's death

    Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.
  52. Argentina approves Repsol payment

    Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
  53. Deadly air strike on Syria market

    A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.
  54. Iran replaces prison service chief

    The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
  55. US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

    New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
  56. US seeks e-cigarette restrictions

    The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
  57. In pictures: Assault on Sloviansk

    Operation against pro-Russian separatists
  58. Day in pictures: 24 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 24 April
  59. Your pictures: Monuments

    Readers' photos on the theme of "Monuments"
  60. In pictures: Mumbai goes to vote

    Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections
  61. In pictures: divers search South Korea ferry

    Divers search South Korea ferry
  62. Day in pictures: 23 April 2014

    News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April
  63. In pictures: Rural murals

    Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway
  64. In pictures: Garcia Marquez tributes

    Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  65. VIDEO: House of Commons

    The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
  66. VIDEO: Obama plays football with Asimo robot

    President Obama plays football with a humanoid robot in Tokyo as part of his four-nation Asia tour.
  67. VIDEO: William and Kate - tour highlights

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the last two weeks touring Australia and New Zealand, but their tour is due to come to an end on Friday.
  68. VIDEO: Barricades burn after commando raid

    The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports from the scene of an operation in eastern Ukraine where commandos cleared checkpoints that had been held by pro-Russian separatists.
  69. VIDEO: Tattoo woman 'treated like criminal'

    A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.
  70. VIDEO: Pensioner risks life on level crossing

    CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries.
  71. VIDEO: Bernie Ecclestone denies bribery

    Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has appeared in court at the start of a trial on bribery charges in Munich.
  72. VIDEO: NYPD's Twitter campaign backfires

    NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
  73. VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation

    Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.
  74. Food Photographer of the Year 2014

    Are these the best food photographs of the past year?
  75. Will minority status help Cornwall?

    What does minority status mean for Cornwall?
  76. The unlikely debt capital of Britain

    The unlikely debt capital of Britain
  77. Q&A: Ecclestone on trial - day one

    The big questions from F1 chief's first day in Munich court
  78. Shakespeare's birds cause US trouble

    How 60 starlings multiplied into a nightmare flock of 200 million
  79. Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

    Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
  80. Energy storage: The key to a smarter grid

    Can energy grids cope with higher demand and volatile supply
  81. 'Friendly' drone flies on dog leash

    Camera takes flight on a dog leash
  82. Is London safe?

    Hashtag undermines city's reputation
  83. Labour takes on zero-hours contracts

    Ed Miliband pledges action, but will it help workers?
  84. A change of tack on Syria

    A change of tack on Britons heading for Syria
  85. The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

    The truth behind the rise in sex crimes
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