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Ramakrishnan set for Royal Society

Wed, 2015-03-18 10:56
The BBC understands that Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is set to become the next president of the Royal Society.

Pietersen 'not in England's plans'

Wed, 2015-03-18 10:38
Kevin Pietersen is "not part" of England's plans despite his desire to earn a recall, says national selector James Whitaker.

US executes inmate with brain injury

Wed, 2015-03-18 10:35
A Missouri death row inmate is executed despite legal appeals that he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.

Disaster police boss 'inexperienced'

Wed, 2015-03-18 10:33
The Hillsborough police chief agrees he was an "inexperienced" match commander faced with "unimaginably difficult circumstances".

Europe drops asteroid sampling idea

Wed, 2015-03-18 10:02
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.

Uber: Police swoop in two countries

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:56
Police in France raided Uber's offices on Monday and nearly 30 people connected to the company were charged with running an illegal firm in South Korea

Prince Harry to do trek with wounded

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:51
Prince Harry reveals he will join wounded service personnel for part of a 1,000-mile trek around the UK later this year.

Huge marine reserve for Pitcairn

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:50
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.

Sir Paul to induct Starr into Hall of Fame

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:42
Sir Paul McCartney is to induct former Beatles bandmate Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Indian schoolgirl tied to motorcycle

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:27
Police in India charge a man who took his eight-year-old daughter to school roped to his motorcycle to make sure she sat a test.

US church recognizes gay marriage

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:17
The largest Presbyterian denomination in the US will formally recognize same-sex marriages after decades of debate.

Capsule apartments for Beijing residents

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:16
Residents in China's capital are being offered the chance to rent tiny apartments, as long as they don't mind sharing.

Day in pictures: 18 March 2015

Wed, 2015-03-18 09:05
A selection of the most striking images from around the world

Alba backs Venezuela over US spat

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:58
Members of the left-wing Latin American Alba group express their support for Venezuela as tensions between the country and the US rise.

EU plans tax transparency clampdown

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:56
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.

Trott recalled to England Test squad

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:49
Jonathan Trott is recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against West Indies in April and May.

Rebuilding Taloa after Cyclone Pam

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:38
The BBC's Phil Mercer in Vanuatu visits Taloa village on the island of Nguna to see how locals are faring in the wake of Cyclone Pam.

Mother-in-law 'harassed rugby star'

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:12
The mother-in-law of former England rugby union player and Strictly Come Dancing star Ben Cohen appears in court accused of harassment.

Google wants self-drive cars by 2020

Wed, 2015-03-18 08:02
Google's head of its self-drive car project reveals the real reason he wants self-drive cars standard on roads in five years.

'Shots fired' at Tunisian parliament

Wed, 2015-03-18 07:56
Shots have been fired around the Tunisian parliament and there are reports of casualties, state media says.