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MPs deny foreign aid cash being 'wasted'

Image copyright Department for International Development MPs have denied accusations that a lot of foreign aid cash is “wasted” and have said that the government should do more to publicise its good work. The International Development Committee said money should be allocated “on evidence rather than media coverage”. Some programmes seemed to have been closed […]

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Capturing a city's changing skyline

An architect is making a name for himself by photographing buildings in his spare time. Tim Cornbill is an amateur photographer who captures the changing skyline of Birmingham. Now he’s won an international photography award for a picture of a building he took while on holiday in Berlin. Tim has won the Architecture and UK […]

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MSPs to back call for Scottish independence vote

Image copyright Scottish Parliament Image caption The backing of the Greens gives the SNP a pro-independence majority at Holyrood MSPs are set to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s call for a second independence referendum in a Holyrood vote. Members will vote after the resumption of a debate which was cut short in the wake of […]

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London attack survivor recounts being hit

London attack survivor Owen Lambert says he wants people to “unify through love” instead of hate. The 18-year-old student, who was photographed with a head wound shortly after the attack, told the BBC what happened to him on Westminster Bridge. Mr Lambert, from Morecambe, Lancashire, was one of four students from Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, […]

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Brexit process 'won't be done in time'

Media caption“We won’t have resolved everything… before the expiry of the Article 50 process” – Sir Simon Fraser The future relationship between the UK and the EU will not be negotiated within two years, says the former head of the Foreign Office. Separation talks could be completed within the two year deadline set out in […]

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Tackling extremism

Image caption It is understood Khalid Masood’s phone connected with messaging app WhatsApp minutes before the attack The home secretary’s broadside over encryption is only one part of a wider struggle with technology companies. The power of the companies has grown enormously in recent years and officials believe they have a responsibility to play more […]

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Violette Uwamahoro: Rwanda court releases UK woman

Image caption Violette Uwamahoro (R) was arrested on 14 February A Rwandan court has released a pregnant woman from the United Kingdom who was accused of involvement in a plot against Rwanda’s government. Violette Uwamahoro appeared last week in court in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, charged with spreading state secrets. A judge said there was no […]