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India election results show Narendra Modi's BJP trailing in key states

India election results show Narendra Modi's BJP trailing in key states

Early state election results show India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) trailing in three key states where they were in power. The main opposition Congress is leading in all three states - Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh....

Tuesday, 05:53 in World News
 
Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips

Two nuns admit embezzling cash for Vegas gambling trips

Two nuns who worked at a Catholic school in California have admitted embezzling about $500,000 and using it to gamble in Las Vegas. Sisters Mary Kreuper and Lana Chang took the money from St James' Catholic School in the city of Torrance, near Los...

Tuesday, 05:53 in World News
 
'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

'Weigh-ins help prevent piling on pounds at Christmas'

Regular weigh-ins at home, plus simple weight-loss tips, could prevent people from piling on the pounds at Christmas, according to a new study. The Universities of Birmingham and Loughborough divided 272 volunteers into two groups. The...

Tuesday, 05:25 in Regional
 
Indian rupee suffers after RBI chief's shock resignation

Indian rupee suffers after RBI chief's shock resignation

India's currency slumped one day after the abrupt resignation of the country's central bank governor. The Indian rupee fell 1.3% against the US dollar and stocks were also lower as investors reacted to his departure. On Monday, Urjit Patel resigned...

Tuesday, 04:43 in World News
 
Question Time and Doctor Who among 'most tweeted about' BBC shows

Question Time and Doctor Who among 'most tweeted about' BBC shows

Question Time, the Andrew Marr Show and Doctor Who were the most tweeted about BBC TV shows of 2018, figures show. Audiences took to Twitter to discuss news and current affairs programmes, with Newsnight, BBC Breakfast and Victoria Derbyshire all in...

Tuesday, 03:57 in Regional
 
Waste criticised in the aftermath of the Santa Dash

Waste criticised in the aftermath of the Santa Dash

Organisers of Glasgow's annual Santa Dash have been criticised over its environmental impact. The run took place in the city centre at the weekend as part of the festive build-up. Runners this year were dashing through the city in aid of Beatson...

Tuesday, 02:45 in Regional
 
Birstall blast widower 'gets flashbacks of wife's cries for help'

Birstall blast widower 'gets flashbacks of wife's cries for help'

A man whose wife died after their house exploded a year ago said he has flashbacks of her crying "get me out" while he was stuck under rubble. Janet Jasper, 79, died in hospital after the blast, which happened when a cooker spark ignited...

Tuesday, 02:37 in Regional
 
St Dennis incinerator: 'Ridiculous' lorry trips to shredder criticised

St Dennis incinerator: 'Ridiculous' lorry trips to shredder criticised

Waste that is too big for Cornwall's only incinerator is being carted miles across the county to be shredded. The incinerator can only take items smaller than a black bin bag - so anything larger must be driven about 23 miles (37km) away to Connon...

Tuesday, 02:37 in Regional
 
Grace Millane: Solo backpacking didn't kill her, say bloggers

Grace Millane: Solo backpacking didn't kill her, say bloggers

The search for British backpacker Grace Millane ended on Sunday when a body was found on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand. Grief, anger and messages of support for her family have dominated social media since news of her killing emerged. A man...

Tuesday, 02:37 in Regional
 
Sterling: Is football racism rising?

Sterling: Is football racism rising?

England international and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling said he suffered racial abuse from Chelsea fans during his side's 2-0 defeat on Saturday. Police and Chelsea say they are investigating the alleged racist abuse and the club has...

Tuesday, 02:37 in Regional
 
Andy Serkis on why there was room for two Jungle Books

Andy Serkis on why there was room for two Jungle Books

Andy Serkis hopes his retelling of The Jungle Book will still find an audience - despite Disney's 2016 adaptation effectively driving it on to the small screen. It could have been a very different rumble in the jungle. Until a few months ago, both of...

Tuesday, 02:30 in Art & Culture
 

Former altar boy sues church over rapes by priest

A former altar boy who claims he was raped dozens of times by a priest is suing the Catholic church. Jim Lawn told the BBC he was repeatedly raped and beaten over a two-year period in the 1970s by Father John Gowans at St Patrick's RC Church in...

Tuesday, 02:03 in Regional
 
Carwyn Jones to resign as first minister

Carwyn Jones to resign as first minister

Carwyn Jones's nine years as first minister of Wales will come to a close on Tuesday. He will attend his final First Minister's Questions, and make a statement to assembly members, before sending his resignation to the Queen. The AM for Bridgend is...

Tuesday, 02:03 in Regional
 
Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Young highly sceptical of social mobility

Young people are highly sceptical about social mobility being a reality, according to a survey from the relaunched Social Mobility Commission. It found many young adults expected to be worse off than previous generations and believed opportunities...

Tuesday, 01:23 in Regional
 
Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Puzzle solving 'won't stop mental decline'

Doing crossword puzzles and Sudoku does not protect against mental decline, according to a new study. The idea of "use it or lose it" when it comes to our brains in later life has previously been widely accepted. But a new Scottish study...

Tuesday, 01:19 in Regional
 


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