Dutch 'Syria bride' custody extended

A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:38 am

Two dead as London balcony collapses

Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:37 am

Republicans savage immigration plan

President Barack Obama's use of executive powers to give more than four million undocumented migrants work permits "damages the presidency" says a Republican leader.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:30 am

Deadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe

Eleven people have been killed in a stampede after a religious service in a stadium in Zimbabwe, police say.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:28 am

Writing lessons give way to typing

Finnish students will no longer be taught joined-up handwriting, and will get typing lessons instead.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:25 am

Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'

US Vice President Joe Biden, on a visit to Ukraine, says Russia faces "greater isolation" if it fails to pull back its military forces.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:21 am

Hamilton puts down title marker

Lewis Hamilton is fastest in both practice sessions as he puts down a title marker ahead of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:09 am

World's biggest crane ship sets sail

The world's largest crane ship, which is capable of lifting oil rigs, sets sail from its shipyard in Korea for Rotterdam port in the Netherlands.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:02 am

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Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:57 am

Iran urged to agree nuclear deal

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius urges Iran to "seize the opportunity" of reaching a deal on its nuclear programme in Vienna.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:48 am

Uganda uproar over toddler's death

The funeral is held in Uganda of a boy of two, who was run over by a council vehicle after his mother was arrested for selling fruit.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 8:01 am

Miliband: Flags tweet disrespectful

Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 7:37 am

Zambia leader sacked by party

Zambia's governing Patriotic Front suspends President Guy Scott as party leader for "not respecting the constitution", a spokesperson tells the BBC.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 7:37 am

Farage predicts more UKIP victories

Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 7:00 am

China cuts rates to revive growth

The People's Bank of China is cutting its one year deposit rate by 0.25% to try to revive the flagging economy

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:52 am

Day in pictures: 21 November 2014

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Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:31 am

Audio-slideshow: Exploring Oman's beauty spots

Stunning Oman beauty spots in a region marked by turbulance

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:26 am

Police make computer hijack arrests

Fifteen people are arrested across Europe for allegedly being involved in hijacking computers, including spying through victims' webcams.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:21 am

A&Es miss four-hour wait standard

NHS England figures show 92.9% of patients were seen within four hours of arrival in A&E last week- the lowest percentage since April 2013.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:04 am

Embrace the arts, engineers told

Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:00 am

Warnings on 'complex' Android virus

Hundreds of thousands of Android phones have been infected with malware that uses handsets to send spam and buy event tickets in bulk.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 5:59 am

Mali doctor dies from Ebola virus

A doctor has died in Mali after treating a patient who sparked a second wave of the deadly Ebola virus in the country.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 5:55 am

VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars

YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 5:27 am

Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books

One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 5:27 am

Arsenal tried to sign Messi - Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirms that he tried to sign Lionel Messi from Barcelona alongside Cesc Fabregas.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 5:22 am