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  • US nurse angry over Ebola quarantine
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:31:24 GMT)

    A US nurse quarantined for Ebola after working in Sierra Leone criticises her treatment, as the US's UN envoy starts a visit to West Africa. ... Read


  • Inmate planned kidnap and escape
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:57:41 GMT)

    Detailed plans to kidnap a prison officer in a bid to escape from prison on the Isle of Wight were found in the cell of a Muslim inmate, the BBC has learned. ... Read



  • 'Record number' of low-paid Britons
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:00:43 GMT)

    A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests. ... Read


  • Ukraine votes in snap elections
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:04:38 GMT)

    Ukrainian voters are going to the polls to elect a new parliament, amid the continuing conflict with pro-Russian rebels in the east. ... Read


  • Most UK profit warnings since 2008
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:03:57 GMT)

    Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY. ... Read


  • Clashes hit historic Lebanese market
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:40:56 GMT)

    At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says. ... Read


  • IS forces 'pushed back' in Iraq
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:42:26 GMT)

    Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes. ... Read


  • New John Cantlie video posted online
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20:15:15 GMT)

    British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online. ... Read


  • School absence guidelines issued
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:05:29 GMT)

    New guidelines for head teachers in England on the situations in which pupils can be given time off during term time have been drawn up. ... Read


  • Brazil votes in presidential run-off
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:14:37 GMT)

    Brazilians will choose between Dilma Rousseff and Aecio Neves in what correspondents say is the tightest presidential election for decades. ... Read




  • VIDEO: WWI soldier's bedroom frozen in time
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:27:20 GMT)

    The bedroom of a First World War soldier, killed on the battlefield almost a century ago, has been kept virtually untouched by successive owners of the house up to the present day. ... Read







  • VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:05:08 GMT)

    The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum. ... Read



  • Russian clocks go back for last time
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 17:36:16 GMT)

    After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north. ... Read



  • VIDEO: Match of the Day
  • (Sat, 05 Oct 2013 21:36:55 GMT)

    Gary Lineker introduces highlights from six Premier League matches, as champions Man City host West Ham in the lunchtime kick-off. ... Read



  • Northampton 34-6 Ospreys
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:04:51 GMT)

    Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win. ... Read




  • Used car buyers 'need more support'
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:03:08 GMT)

    Better protection is needed for consumers buying used cars, says a commission studying the high level of complaints against the sector. ... Read


  • Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:05:03 GMT)

    The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said. ... Read



  • Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:39 GMT)

    The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says. ... Read



  • Students fined over sexist chants
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:31:10 GMT)

    A number of students are fined following an investigation after footage emerged of a group chanting about violence and necrophilia. ... Read



  • Hailo says Uber blocked investors
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:41:35 GMT)

    After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding. ... Read


  • AUDIO: Is technology killing old loved books?
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:07:23 GMT)

    Josh Spero, author of Second Hand Stories and editor of Spear's Magazine, and the author Erica Wagner, a former literary editor of the Times mull the question of high tech and old books. ... Read









  • Last farewell for cancer blog boy
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:43:14 GMT)

    Award-winning seven-year-old Laughlin Whiteley who died from cancer is given a final farewell by the people in his home town. ... Read


  • Man held after Edinburgh incident
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 04:22:43 GMT)

    A man has been detained by police after an incident in Edinburgh which led to part of the city centre being cordoned off. ... Read


  • Planning fee increase criticised
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:07:22 GMT)

    Four leading Scottish business groups speak out against an increase in fees for planning applications due to come into effect later this week. ... Read


  • Man killed in west Belfast shooting
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:49 GMT)

    A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway 30 minutes after a serious brawl broke out in a nearby street. ... Read



  • RAF pilot training boost welcomed
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:21:54 GMT)

    The move to bring basic pilot training for the RAF and Royal Navy to Anglesey is warmly welcomed by island economic development portfolio holder. ... Read


  • Peer condemns 'chronic underfunding'
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:32:37 GMT)

    Successive UK governments are responsible for the "deliberate" and "chronic underfunding" of Welsh public services, says former Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley. ... Read


  • Botswana's ruling party wins polls
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:34:57 GMT)

    The ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) wins the general elections for the world's largest diamond producer with 33 of the 57 seats. ... Read


  • Tunisia votes in historic election
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:13:53 GMT)

    Tunisia is voting in the first election to be held under its new constitution, which was passed this year following an uprising in 2011. ... Read



  • Protesters scuffle at N Korea border
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:04:27 GMT)

    Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets. ... Read


  • Mass protest over Italy job reforms
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:04:08 GMT)

    A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform. ... Read


  • Yellow powder sparks security alerts
  • (Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:04:29 GMT)

    Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say. ... Read


  • Uruguay votes for new president
  • (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:23:02 GMT)

    Uruguayans will elect a new president to replace outgoing Jose Mujica who is barred by the law from running for a second term. ... Read


  • Chile marches against education bill
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:15:33 GMT)

    Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools. ... Read


  • Attacks 'threaten Egypt's existence'
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:03:52 GMT)

    Egypt faces an existential threat from jihadists, the president says, after at least 31 soldiers are killed in two attacks in the Sinai peninsula. ... Read


  • Iran woman's hanging draws protests
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:19:36 GMT)

    Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries. ... Read













  • VIDEO: Record skydive from edge of space
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:36:18 GMT)

    Google executive Alan Eustace has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump by leaping from 135,890 feet (41,419 metres) beating Felix Baumgartner's record. ... Read


  • VIDEO: Gun battles on streets of Lebanon
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:48:33 GMT)

    Lebanese army forces and Sunni Islamist militants, thought to be linked to Islamic State, have been involved in intense fighting in the country's second city, Tripoli. ... Read





  • VIDEO: Flash floods in Athens
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:42:27 GMT)

    People in the Greek capital, Athens, are clearing up after flash floods caused major disruption in parts of the city. ... Read


  • VIDEO: One killed in US school shooting
  • (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:40:36 GMT)

    One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say. ... Read
















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