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Abuse inquiry 'to name institutions'

50 min 11 sec ago
Justice Lowell Goddard is set to name the first institutions to be investigated as part of the independent inquiry into child abuse in England and Wales.
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France holds memorial for Paris victims

53 min 6 sec ago
France is holding a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
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VIDEO: Child abuse inquiry: Judge gives update

54 min 44 sec ago
The judge leading the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse announces its first investigations.
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Queen opens Commonwealth summit

59 min 25 sec ago
The Queen opens a two-day summit of Commonwealth leaders in Malta, as David Cameron promises a Commonwealth unit to target the "scourge" of extremism.
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Gun attack 'was attempt to kill police'

1 hour 8 min ago
A gun attack on a police patrol car in west Belfast, in which up to eight shots were fired, is being treated as attempted murder.
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Black Friday: Slow start at UK stores

1 hour 10 min ago
The Black Friday sales get under way, but early signs are that stores have seen smaller crowds than last year as sales switch online.
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Hamilton tops Abu Dhabi practice

1 hour 10 min ago
Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Child sexual abuse inquiry faces huge task

1 hour 13 min ago
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will get down to work next year - but don't expect quick results, says Tom Symonds.
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China's stock market falls 5%

1 hour 22 min ago
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.
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Corbyn faces threat of resignations

1 hour 23 min ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing the threat of resignations from his shadow cabinet amid a split over his opposition to UK air strikes in Syria.
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Space rocket debris found off Scilly

1 hour 30 min ago
A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
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UK house price growth 'slows'

1 hour 42 min ago
The annual rate of increase in UK house prices slowed slightly in November, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide.
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Mali struggles to fight terrorism threat

1 hour 56 min ago
A week on from the Radisson Blu hotel attack in Bamako, Mali's officials are looking at how best to counter terrorism, says Thomas Fessy.
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Religious education 'needs overhaul'

2 hours 18 min ago
Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.
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VIDEO: Why was Miss World banned from flight?

2 hours 22 min ago
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.
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Trump denies mocking disabled reporter

2 hours 32 min ago
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
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VIDEO: Paris attacks: French memorial service

2 hours 36 min ago
France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
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Kirsty Young to leave Crimewatch

2 hours 51 min ago
Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young is to step down from the BBC One programme after seven years.
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Griffiths takes blame as Celtic exit

3 hours 19 min ago
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths says his performance was "shocking" as Celtic fail to progress from their Europa League group.
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London Ambulance Service 'inadequate'

3 hours 27 min ago
London's ambulance service NHS Trust becomes the first to be put into special measures after a recommendation by inspectors.
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