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Woman dies as escalator tugs scarf

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 12:19
A woman has died after her scarf got snagged in an escalator at a Montreal Metro station and strangled her, say police.

Execution sought for Boston bombings

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 12:15
The US government says it will seek the death penalty against Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

US nuclear force cheating ring grows

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:48
Nearly one in five of the US Air Force's nuclear missile officers are now implicated in a widening test cheating scandal, a top official says.

January rainfall breaks records

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:45
Parts of England have had their wettest January for more than 100 years, figures show - as the military remains on standby to help flooded areas in Somerset.

Irvine's spear battle with 7ft shark

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:27
Former Formula One racing driver Eddie Irvine describes how he fought off a 7ft lemon shark with a spear.

Drug smugglers boost deforestation

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:10
Researchers say that drug trafficking is accelerating deforestation in parts of Central America, critical for biodiversity.

Roache 'used fame to exploit girls'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:04
Coronation Street actor William Roache used his fame to exploit "starstruck" girls, Preston Crown Court hears.

Pakistan festival 'damaging ruins'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:03
Conservationists in Pakistan urge Unesco to stop the opening ceremony of a festival from being held on the World Heritage ruins of Mohenjo Daro.

Coulson 'out' when hack tape played

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 11:00
Andy Coulson was not in the office on the day a reporter said he played him a hacked voicemail message, the ex-News of the World editor's barrister says.

VIDEO: Nazi art documents published online

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:58
London's Victoria and Albert Museum is publishing online two volumes which record what the Nazi regime did with confiscated 'degenerate art'.

Who will win the 2014 Six Nations?

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:51
The lowdown on all six countries as BBC Sport experts predict their winners

Driver killed helping M1 fall victim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:43
A man dies in a fall from a bridge over the M1 in Hertfordshire and a Good Samaritan coming to his aid is killed by a passing vehicle.

Tory immigration rebels defeated

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:31
Almost 100 Tory MPs rebel but are defeated in a Commons vote over their bid to stop foreign criminals using European human rights law to avoid deportation.

Veil row woman in court plea U-turn

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:30
A woman who refused to remove her niqab at her trial for witness intimidation admits the charge after the jury fails to reach a verdict.

Childcare spending 'rises' - survey

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:20
Parents in England report "significant increase" in overall childcare costs, despite falls in hourly cost of day nurseries and childminders.

VIDEO: Presenter sees his own tapeworm

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 10:11
Michael Mosley sees a tapeworm residing in his gut.

DUP anger over 'gay suicides' claim

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:58
The DUP makes a formal complaint against an academic who wrote an email claiming the party may have been responsible for gay and lesbian young people killing themselves.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:46
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assaulting a limousine driver in Toronto, in his second court appearance in a week.

Oil giant Shell 'changing emphasis'

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:25
Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell halts exploration in Alaska as part of a strategy that will see the company cut spending and step up asset disposals.

Schumacher doctors work to end coma

BBC - Thu, 2014-01-30 09:20
Racing legend Michael Schumacher's sedation is being reduced to allow him to wake from his coma, which could take a long time, his manager says.

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