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US planes 'may use British carrier'

The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.

Ebola vaccine trial 'promising'
The first human trial of an experimental vaccine against Ebola suggests that it is safe and may help the immune system to combat the virus.

Embassy protesters condemn shooting
Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.

Child sex abuse care place shortage
A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation.

Many elderly 'struggle' at home
Thousands of older people in England are struggling in their own home with little or no help, research suggests.

Guidelines favour weight loss ops
People diagnosed with diabetes linked to obesity should be assessed for weight loss surgery, according to updated NHS guidelines.

Commission to urge Scottish tax power
The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.

Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling
The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the decision not to charge Darren Wilson.

Concerns over terror exclusion plans
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published

Britons jailed over Syria terror camp
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.

Burglars admit attacking lecturer
Four men admit a burglary during which a university lecturer was savagely beaten at his south London home.

Tennis star Andy Murray gets engaged
Tennis star Andy Murray has got engaged to his long-term girlfriend Kim Sears, his agent has confirmed.

VIDEO: Obama pardons Thanksgiving turkeys
Barack Obama carries out the annual White House tradition of pardoning two turkeys, preventing them from becoming Thanksgiving dinner.

VIDEO: Nun's Like a Virgin hit raises eyebrows
A nun who won Italy's version of The Voice singing contest has released an album, revealing some unusual song choices.

VIDEO: Magazine for drug users goes on sale
A magazine which allows drug users to make money to fund their habit has gone on sale in east London.

VIDEO: 'I found rare Shakespeare Folio'
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.

VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?
In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.

VIDEO: Cat meat off the menu in Switzerland?
An animal rights group in Switzerland has started a campaign to try to outlaw the eating of cats and dogs.

VIDEO: Mobile showers for the homeless
A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.

Federal UK and 2m gastric ops - front pages
Plans to devolve powers controlling income tax to Scotland make front-page headlines, along with suggestions that more people could have weight loss surgery.

Learning the facts about learning
Government-commissioned research suggests many of the approaches to education we think work, are actually useless or even make matters worse.