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Penalties 'do not stop' drug use
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:53:36 GMT
-Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power under a transitional government, after a day of violent protests demanding he step down.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:21:34 GMT
-Four people hurt in fireworks blaze
Four people are hurt and one person is thought to be missing as dozens of firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:54:36 GMT
-Russia and Ukraine agree gas deal
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:33 GMT
-'Do more' to tackle aid corruption
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:24:26 GMT
-Maine bid to force nurse quarantine
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:28:50 GMT
-Alcohol 'should have calorie labels'
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
Publ.Date : Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:10:00 GMT
-Labour pledge to boost English buses
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:59:46 GMT
-Abuse inquiry appointment 'chaotic'
A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:39:28 GMT
-Abbas warning over holy site closure
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:50:22 GMT
-Mass graves found in western Iraq
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 21:19:05 GMT
-Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:29:20 GMT
-VIDEO: Inside India bank robbers' tunnel
Indian police are hunting for thieves who tunnelled into a bank and fled with valuables worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:38 GMT
-VIDEO: Stars glow at Interstellar premiere
The stars of Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated Interstellar praise its "ambition" at the film's European premiere.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:22:09 GMT
-VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:09:22 GMT
-VIDEO: You behind the pillar, you're on camera!
Do not adjust your set, as the BBC fails to adjust a camera in the Edinburgh newsroom which has a mind of its own.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:11:34 GMT
-VIDEO: Lava flow creeps toward Hawaii homes
Molten lava from a volcano erupting on Hawaii's Big Island has been flowing slowly across the island.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:53 GMT
-VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT
-VIDEO: Westminster and Whitehall ghost tales
Giles Dilnot guides viewers towards some Westminster spirits they may want to investigate, or avoid, over Halloween.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:24:28 GMT
-VIDEO: How to build an engine in 42 seconds
Steph McGovern reports from the new Jaguar Land Rover Engine Manufacturing Centre in Wolverhampton where robots can construct an engine from its component parts in under a minute.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:34:12 GMT
-New Nato boss on challenges ahead
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:30:23 GMT
-Hopes rise as RFA Argus arrives
The BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding witnesses the arrival of the British ship RFA Argus carrying aid and supplies to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:17:44 GMT
-Has quantitative easing worked?
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:42:35 GMT
-VIDEO: Quarantine fuels US political row
BBC News looks at how the battle against Ebola has become a political football - in 60 seconds.
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:17:19 GMT
-Money in politics: More than a game
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
Publ.Date : Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:17:03 GMT

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