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Labour peer to head Osborne commission - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
A new body to plan infrastructure projects will be chaired by the former Labour transport secretary Lord Adonis, the chancellor is to announce.

Islamic State 'blows up Palmyra arch' - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, officials and activists say.

Shoppers face 5p plastic bag charge - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Many shoppers in England will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags from Monday, as the new charge becomes law for supermarkets and large shops.

Church review into bishop abuse case - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
The way the Church of England responded to sex offence allegations made against a former bishop 22 years ago is to be the subject of an independent review.

Extreme poverty falls to record low - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
The World Bank says that for the first time less than 10% of the world's population will be living in extreme poverty by the end of 2015.

Many injured in Malta motor show crash - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
At least 26 people are hurt - five critically - as a supercar loses control at high speed and crashes into spectators at a motor show in Malta.

French Riviera floods leave 17 dead - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
At least 17 people die after violent storms and flooding hit the French Riviera, including three elderly people who drowned in their retirement home.

Cut pensioner benefits 'immediately' - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
Ministers should not delay unpopular cuts to pensioners' benefits as many of them might "not be around" by the next election, says a think tank director.

Portugal centre-right wins re-election - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Portugal's governing centre-right coalition wins a general election that has been widely seen as a referendum on four years of austerity.

MSF demands Afghan hospital inquiry - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
The medical charity MSF urges an independent inquiry into air strikes - thought to have been carried out by US aircraft - that hit its hospital in northern Afghanistan.

Crashed WW2 Spitfire to be unearthed - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
A Spitfire which crashed in a Cambridgeshire village while on a routine training exercise during World War Two is being dug up by archaeologists.

Liverpool sack manager Rodgers - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Liverpool sack manager Brendan Rodgers an hour after the Premier League draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.

VIDEO: Spike in Australian shark attacks - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
The number of shark attacks in New South Wales have been particularly high this year.

VIDEO: Flash floods tear through French Riviera - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Violent storms and flooding have hit southeast France, killing at least 13 people with six more missing, officials said.

VIDEO: Syria: Assad 'Russian help is vital' - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says Russian intervention in civil war is vital to security of the whole Middle East

VIDEO: How plastic may end up in your food - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Biologist Dr Pennie Lindeque from Plymouth Marine Laboratory explains how plastics in the marine environment get into the food chain.

VIDEO: India's cow-based skin care products - Mon, 05 Oct 2015
One firm in India is now using urine and dung from cows as unusual ingredients in its range of skin products and household items.

VIDEO: Rethink urged on prostate drug use - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Senior doctors are calling for a rethink over the use of a chemotherapy drug to treat prostate cancer.

VIDEO: Jeremy Hunt mobbed by protesters - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Jeremy Hunt has been surrounded by protesters on his walk to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

VIDEO: Oregon survivor 'saved by victim's blood' - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
The father of a woman who survived Thursday's college shooting in Oregon has said he believes the blood of one of the victims saved his daughter's life.

BBC Sports News

Liverpool sack manager Rodgers - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Liverpool sack manager Brendan Rodgers an hour after the 1-1 Premier League draw with Merseyside rivals Everton.

Chelsea Ladies 4-0 Sunderland Ladies - Sun, 04 Oct 2015

Why Liverpool sacked manager Rodgers - Sun, 04 Oct 2015

Ireland 16-9 Italy - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Ireland labour to a 16-9 win over Italy but the victory makes sure of their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Six reasons it went wrong for England - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Selection errors? A lack of experience? The wrong coach? Tom Fordyce picks out six reasons England's World Cup went wrong.

Argentina 45-16 Tonga - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Argentina stand firm against a powerful Tongan side to win 45-16 in Pool C to take a giant stride towards the quarter-finals.

Monday's gossip, Rodgers reaction - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Brendan Rodgers' sacking, Jurgen Klopp favourite to take over, plus more.

Arsenal 3-0 Manchester United - Sun, 04 Oct 2015

Lancaster must leave England - Ryan - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Stuart Lancaster's reign as England coach should be over after his side's World Cup exit, says Worcester coach Dean Ryan.

Golden Horn wins Arc under Dettori - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Epsom Derby winner Golden Horn, ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

Advocaat quits as Sunderland manager - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Manager Dick Advocaat leaves Sunderland, who are yet to win in the Premier League this season.

Jets beat Dolphins at packed Wembley - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
New York Jets beat Miami Dolphins 27-14 in front of a full house at Wembley in the first of three NFL matches in London in 2015.

Gatland free from 'group of hell' - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Warren Gatland always believed Wales would make the World Cup quarter-finals, but says having a pool "of hell" was "ridiculous".

Denmark's Olesen wins Dunhill Links - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen wins the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, with England's Chris Wood tied for fourth.

Everton 1-1 Liverpool - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Romelu Lukaku equalises as Everton draw 1-1 against Liverpool at Goodison Park in the 225th Merseyside derby.

Hamilton Academical 1-2 Celtic - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Celtic move to within a point of Scottish Premiership leaders Aberdeen with victory over Hamilton at New Douglas Park.

England overseas policy 'criminal' - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
England must rethink their policy of not selecting foreign-based players, says Clermont full-back Nick Abendanon.

Nibali wins first Giro di Lombardia - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins his first one-day classic with a breakaway victory in the 245km Giro di Lombardia.

Atletico Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
Real Madrid miss out on the chance to go top of La Liga as Atletico score late to draw the Madrid derby.

'Doping in rugby is widespread' - Sun, 04 Oct 2015
The first British rugby player given a four-year ban for taking steroids tells the BBC doping in rugby is widespread.