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School Meal Scheme Gives Kids 'Healthy Boost'

School Meal Scheme Gives Kids 'Healthy Boost'

Around 85% of infants are now receiving free school meals - just three months after the scheme was launched.

Mobile Networks Agree Deal To Boost UK Coverage

Mobile Networks Agree Deal To Boost UK Coverage

A £5bn project to guarantee mobile phone voice and text coverage to 90% of the UK geographical area by 2017 will go ahead.

Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over t…

Rail Passengers Warned Of Christmas Pickpockets

Rail Passengers Warned Of Christmas Pickpockets

Train passengers are being warned to be on the look out for thieves and pickpockets in the run-up to Christmas.

Cold War-Style Spy Swap Key To US-Cuba Deal

Cold War-Style Spy Swap Key To US-Cuba Deal

A prisoner exchange at the heart of a surprise restoration of diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba has led to the release of fo…

Jimmy Savile Abuse Victims Given Police Apology

Jimmy Savile Abuse Victims Given Police Apology

A police force has apologised for letting prolific sex offender Jimmy Savile slip through their net by not properly investigating …

Sony Cancels Kim Jong-Un Movie After Threats

Sony Cancels Kim Jong-Un Movie After Threats

Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of controversial film The Interview, which depicts an assassination of North Korean leader…

Teen Exonerated 70 Years After Execution

Teen Exonerated 70 Years After Execution

A teenager executed by electric chair in 1944 has been exonerated by a South Carolina judge, who described the boy's conviction as…

Britain Losing Courage, Military Chief Warns

Britain Losing Courage, Military Chief Warns

The head of the British military has warned the UK is becoming too timid precisely at a time when the world is becoming more dange…

Obama's Cuba Policy Shift Faces Opposition

Obama's Cuba Policy Shift Faces Opposition

When Barack Obama was running for a seat in the US Senate in 2004 he supported lifting the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba.

FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns

FIFA Ethics Investigator Michael Garcia Resigns

FIFA ethics investigator Michael Garcia has resigned after criticising the handling of his report into the World Cup bidding proce…

Sydney Hostage's Daring Escape From Gunman

Sydney Hostage's Daring Escape From Gunman

One of the first hostages to escape the Sydney siege says he chose to flee because he was convinced the gunman was insane and woul…

Lloyds Bank Shares To Be Sold By Government

Lloyds Bank Shares To Be Sold By Government

The Government is to sell further shares as it looks to wind down the taxpayer's stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

Girl 'On Way To Join IS' Stopped On Runway

Girl 'On Way To Join IS' Stopped On Runway

A 15-year-old girl who was believed to be heading to Syria to join Islamic State fighters has been stopped by police just moments …

'Monstrous' Baby Killer Jailed For 35 Years

'Monstrous' Baby Killer Jailed For 35 Years

A "monstrous" killer will spend at least 35 years in jail for the murder of his ex-partner and their baby daughter.

Terrorists 'Plotting To Bomb School Buses'

Terrorists 'Plotting To Bomb School Buses'

Pakistani police have issued a warning that terrorists are planning to plant magnetic bombs on school buses.

Barack Obama: I've Been Treated As A Valet

Barack Obama: I've Been Treated As A Valet

US President Barack Obama says he has been treated as a valet in the past because he is black.

Prisoner Exchange Sparks US-Cuba Policy Shift

Prisoner Exchange Sparks US-Cuba Policy Shift

The United States and Cuba have moved to end decades of hostilities following an exchange of prisoners, including US government co…

IS Flag Student Guilty Of Syria Terror Plan

IS Flag Student Guilty Of Syria Terror Plan

A student who wanted to fly an Islamic State flag over Downing Street has been found guilty of planning to join rebels in Syria.

Winners And Losers From The Oil Price Plunge

Winners And Losers From The Oil Price Plunge

World oil prices have plunged over the last six months with a surge in production and weaker than expected global demand.

Lawyers Not Sorry Over UK Troop Torture Claims

Lawyers Not Sorry Over UK Troop Torture Claims

A British lawyer who represented Iraqi prisoners who made "false accusations" against UK soldiers has refused to say sorry over an…

Midwives Abortion Ruling Overturned By Court

Midwives Abortion Ruling Overturned By Court

The Supreme Court has overturned a ruling made in favour of two Catholic midwives objecting to any involvement in abortions.

Wage Growth Rise Eases Cost Of Living Squeeze

Wage Growth Rise Eases Cost Of Living Squeeze

Official figures show wage increases are accelerating at an even faster pace than prices in the run-up to Christmas.

First Church Of England Woman Bishop Named

First Church Of England Woman Bishop Named

The first woman bishop in the Church of England has welcomed her appointment as a "historic day", saying it was not just a "gestur…

Gun Battle At Afghan Bank After Suicide Blast

Gun Battle At Afghan Bank After Suicide Blast

Suspected Taliban militants have launched a gun battle with security forces after detonating a suicide bomb at a bank in Afghanist…

Apple Halts Web Sales Amid Rouble Crisis

Apple Halts Web Sales Amid Rouble Crisis

Apple has halted online sales in Russia as consumers scramble to buy big-ticket items amid steep falls in the value of the rouble.

Sydney Siege Killer: Gun Licence Claim Disputed

Sydney Siege Killer: Gun Licence Claim Disputed

Police have contradicted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's claim that the man responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney caf…

Iraq Abuse Inquiry To Release Its Findings

Iraq Abuse Inquiry To Release Its Findings

The largest ever inquiry into allegations of war crimes by British soldiers will report its findings later.

Pakistan Reinstates Death Penalty After Attack

Pakistan Reinstates Death Penalty After Attack

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reinstated the death penalty in terrorism cases after Taliban gunmen killed 132 children…

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