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  • World Cup 2014: How Belgium built their golden generation

    June 16, 2014 1:25 AM 9

    Marc Wilmots likes to joke that he accepted the job of Belgium manager in 2012 because he had grown tired of commentating on World Cups without a team to support. Those days have gone now, a lost decade consigned to history by a group of footballers dubbed 'the golden generation'. To English fans, it is a phrase that brings to mind unfulfilled promise

  • Schools fail child victims of forced marriage

    June 16, 2014 1:09 AM 9

    Schools are failing child victims of forced marriage who go missing from the education system campaigners have warned as a law criminalising the act is introduced in the UK today. A “sheer lack of engagement” on the issue from the Department of Education and schools across the country means that implementing the law will be a challenge, experts have claimed

  • First there was racism and sexism, now there's ableism

    June 16, 2014 12:46 AM 9

    Disabled people have been tweeting their experiences of discrimination using the hashtag #StopAbleismBecause. But what is ableism? And why do UK activists use the word disablism instead? Ableism is a word which is increasingly being seen, especially on social media. It's a single word which people are using instead of the longer phrases "disability discrimination"

  • Ukraine crisis: Kiev faces halt to gas supply

    June 16, 2014 12:45 AM 11

    Gazprom has reaffirmed its Monday deadline for Ukraine to pay its debts after talks between Moscow and Kiev ended without agreement. The Russian gas giant said it will cut Ukraine's supply if Kiev fails to pay $1.95bn (£1.15bn) by 06:00 GMT. "We reached no agreement. The chances that we meet again are slim," Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kuprianov said. Ukraine's

  • Scottish independence: What Canada thinks

    June 16, 2014 12:35 AM 8

    As the independence referendum draws nearer, international interest in the future of Scotland and the UK is growing. As well as global figures, from President Obama to the Pope, making contributions to the debate, many in the Scottish diaspora are also watching closely. That is especially true in Canada where approximately one in seven people claim to have Scottish

  • Going underground in London's 'smart' tunnels

    June 16, 2014 12:33 AM 9

    Crossrail - a new rail network buried under London's streets - is the largest infrastructure project in Europe and when completed it is expected to carry around 200 million passengers a year. But the city already has a huge network of underground tunnels - some are almost 100 years old - and engineers need to ensure that work on Crossrail does not disturb

  • Small Data: Saving yourself for the World Cup

    June 16, 2014 12:32 AM 11

    Attempts to predict the World Cup winners using statistics are coming thick and fast, writes Anthony Reuben. I was interested to hear Gary Lineker's reasons for tipping Argentina to win the World Cup. The BBC presenter said he had a feeling that Argentina star Lionel Messi had been "saving himself for this tournament". "He's been running about a mile or two less each game that he's played

  • Should you ask someone's permission to kiss them?

    June 16, 2014 12:28 AM 5

    Over recent months, there's been a string of headlines about "inappropriate" sexual behaviour and when it tips over into being unlawful. Where are the lines of consent, asks Jo Fidgen. To many it seems the rules around relationships are changing, and the consequences of getting things wrong can be serious. At the trial of Conservative MP Nigel Evans

  • In pictures: One year after India floods

    June 16, 2014 12:23 AM 8

    Thousands of people were swept away in last June's devastating floods and landslides in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Photographer Mansi Thapliyal recently visited the temple town of Kedarnath, one of the worst affected areas, to see how it was coping a year later. Despite the dangerous conditions caused by last year’s floods, pilgrims have returned

  • Ryder Cup bank-note design unveiled

    June 16, 2014 12:21 AM 2

    The design of a special edition Ryder Cup £5 bank-note has been unveiled. The prestigious golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States will take place at Gleneagles in Perthshire in September. The commemorative bank note, which can be used as normal currency anywhere in the UK, will be available to ticket-holders at the event