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  • Powers, taxes and Holyrood: Radical Tory plans debated

    June 2, 2014 5:13 PM 10

    And then there were three - three main Unionist parties offering more powers for the Scottish parliament as an alternative to independence. Since the creation of the Scottish parliament the Tories have been perceived - rightly or wrongly - as anti-devolution. For the party which originally opposed the setting up of Holyrood, they have finally gone down a radical

  • Egypt satirist Bassem Youssef confirms end of show

    June 2, 2014 5:13 PM 11

    One of Egypt's most popular TV satire shows has come to an end, its creator Bassem Youssef has announced. The satirist said he was "tired of struggling" and worried about the safety of his family. His "al-Bernameg" (The Programme) show came under pressure after poking fun at Egypt's military establishment. The show has been sued dozens of times since

  • Leeds Rhinos: Zak Hardaker faces homophobic comments inquiry

    June 2, 2014 5:00 PM 11

    The Rugby Football League is to investigate allegations that Leeds Rhinos full-back Zak Hardaker made homophobic comments during their Super League defeat by Warrington on Friday. The incident has been referred to the RFL compliance department, which has begun a formal inquiry. Meanwhile, Rhinos centre Carl Ablett faces a Grade C charge for kicking in the same game. He has until

  • Corruption remains major problem in Czech Republic

    June 2, 2014 4:58 PM 15

    2 June 2014 Last updated at 17:58 BST Since the revolutions that brought about the end of the communist bloc 25 years ago, one of the thorniest problems to plague parts of Eastern Europe has been corruption. It is believed to be a big problem for many countries, but it is most openly talked about in the Czech Republic. A recent report from the European

  • World Cup 2014: Andrea Pirlo on England, penalties and Balotelli

    June 2, 2014 4:55 PM 8

    Italy and Juventus veteran Andrea Pirlo has been known as one of the world's top midfielders for the past decade. The 35-year-old, who has won a World Cup, two Champions Leagues and five Serie A titles, spoke to BBC Radio 5 live about this summer's tournament in Brazil, where England are among the teams that the deep-lying playmaker will face in Group

  • How Ugandan hospice makes cheap liquid morphine

    June 2, 2014 4:49 PM 11

    2 June 2014 Last updated at 17:49 BST The lack of access to pain relief for dying patients around the world is a public health emergency, according to doctors specialising in caring for people who are terminally ill. The BBC has seen figures suggesting almost 17 million people died in unnecessary pain in 2012, partly because governments refused to allow

  • 'Cameron must use Queen's Speech to exploit weak, ungentlemanly Clegg', urges leading Tory

    June 2, 2014 4:46 PM 14

    A LEADING Tory backbencher today urged David Cameron to exploit Nick Clegg's political weakness and use Wednesday's Queen's Speech to force through electoral reform policies the Lib Dem leader had previously blocked. Political reform was one of the key tenets of the coalition agreement, and the original 2010 document - signed by David Cameron and Nick Clegg

  • Iran sandstorm kills at least four in Tehran

    June 2, 2014 4:41 PM 8

    A powerful sandstorm has hit Iran's capital, Tehran, killing at least four people and injuring about 30. At its peak, the storm brought winds of up to 110km/hour (70mph), knocking over trees and damaging windows. Eyewitnesses told the BBC the sky turned orange from thick dust brought on by the storm. Such strong storms are unusual in Tehran, correspondents

  • Gordon Brown slams Westminster’s currency tactics

    June 2, 2014 4:39 PM 4

    The UK Government’s handling of the currency row in the debate over Scottish independence has been criticised by Gordon Brown. The former prime minister also said that Scotland would be more unequal under an independent SNP government than it is as part of the Union, as he made his latest intervention in the referendum debate. The MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath

  • Garage owner fakes Google 'murder' in Edinburgh street

    June 2, 2014 4:32 PM 9

    A garage owner has apologised for staging a scene that looked like a murder in an Edinburgh street, which was caught on Google Street View. Dan Thompson, 56, who owns Tomson Motor in Giles Street, had to say sorry after receiving a visit from the police. The mechanic had lain on the road while his colleague stood over him with a pick axe handle after