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Parents face charges for 'free' childcare, nurseries warn

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 11:49pm
Parents who claim extra free childcare will be asked to pay charges to help make up for a funding shortfall, nurseries taking part in a pilot scheme warn.

Newspaper headlines: British earthquake death, and drowned swimmers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 11:17pm
A British boy reportedly killed in the Italian earthquake, and details of the men drowned at Camber Sands, make headlines in Friday's newspapers.

Syria Daraya: Deal reached to evacuate besieged town

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 11:03pm
A deal is reached to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters from the Syrian town of Daraya, near the capital Damascus, following a long government siege.

Bolivia minister killed by protesting miners

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 10:48pm
Bolivian authorities say the deputy interior minister has been kidnapped and killed by striking miners.

Under-18 terror detainments triple in two years

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 10:21pm
The number of under-18s detained under the Terrorism Act when entering or leaving the UK rose from 13 in 2013 to 46 in 2015.

Bank holiday weekend to see millions travel in UK and abroad

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 9:02pm
About 5.1 million people will head off on holiday within the UK over the bank holiday weekend, the tourism agency VisitEngland says.

Legal highs removed from over 300 shops since ban

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 8:34pm
Over 300 UK retailers no longer sell so-called legal highs since they were banned three months ago, the Home Office says.

How US welfare compares around the globe

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 8:28pm
Twenty years ago, the US overhauled its cash welfare system - the portion of US assistance that is offered to poor families as a direct payment. But how does this system compare to other high-income countries?

Epic telly

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 8:26pm
It is 20 years since Our Friends in the North first aired, but the programme's journey to the TV screen was as tangled as the lives of the four friends it tracked across the decades.

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 8:15pm
Italy declares a state of emergency in the regions worst hit by Wednesday's earthquake as hopes of finding more survivors fade.

Inside Manila's drug war: Female assassin's story

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 8:08pm
A violent crackdown on illegal drugs in the Philippines has left more than 1,900 people dead. The BBC spoke to two people in the middle of the drug war.

Councils 'should monitor academy cash'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 7:01pm
Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.

Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:59pm
Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use 'magic dolls' to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet.

NHS cuts 'planned across England'

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:58pm
Plans are being drawn up that could see cuts to NHS services across England, including hospital closures, according to draft documents seen by the BBC.

Apple tackles iPhone one-tap spyware flaws

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:51pm
Three flaws in Apple's iOS operating system are found that meant spyware could be installed with a single tap.

Mehrnoush Pourziaiee: When child rescuers die too

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:41pm
The White Helmets save Syrians from death. What happens when they die, too?

Phanindra Dahal: Nepal to probe civil war crimes

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:37pm
The two commissions set up to investigate crimes committed during Nepal's civil war have received nearly 57,000 submissions but many victims are sceptical about getting justice.

Chat choices

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:23pm
As chat apps achieve colossal valuations and more keep coming onto the market, are we reaching chat saturation point?

Trump’s shock troops

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:20pm
A disparate group of provocateurs and internet pranksters is challenging conservative orthodoxy in America. Who are they and what do they believe?

7 days quiz

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 - 6:17pm
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.