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McCanns critical after libel payout

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:19
Kate and Gerry McCann say press regulation is still not working, after receiving £55,000 in libel damages from the Sunday Times.

VIDEO: By-elections: Party leaders hit campaign trail

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:19
Party leaders step up campaigning efforts before two key by-elections take place next week.

India anger at 'sexist' jeans remark

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:17
Women's groups in the southern Indian state of Kerala criticise legendary singer KJ Yesudas for saying women should not wear jeans as it was "against Indian culture".

Hamilton heads Rosberg in Japan

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 23:07
Lewis Hamilton sets the fastest time in second practice for the Japanese Grand Prix, beating team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg.

Energy bill discount for pensioners

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 22:06
More pensioners in Wales will get money off their energy bills this winter as the Warm Homes Discount Scheme expands.

VIDEO: Top 50 FA Cup goals: Porterfield pounces

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:47
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.

'Red tape' holding back business

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:45
Small firms say they are suffering from an excess of red tape and paperwork with new powers for Wales resulting in more regulations.

Funeral for nuns killed in crash

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:34
The funeral is to take place later of two nuns who were killed in a car crash earlier this week in County Down.

Cuts 'to affect interface policing'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:26
Northern Ireland's chief constable says budget restraints will impact negatively on the force's ability to police interface areas.

I must master 'computer game track'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:26
Lewis Hamilton on how his love for the Suzuka track started during his childhood when he played it on a computer game.

VIDEO: Kurd army being trained in Germany

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:25
Kurdish fighters are being trained by the German army in Northern Bavaria.

Bill to end 'human rights farce' - papers

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:20
The press reports plans by Conservative Justice Secretary Chris Grayling to withdraw the UK from the European Convention on Human Rights.

Mental health work pilots launched

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:00
The government launches pilot schemes to help unemployed people with mental health problems find work.

Workplace drug testing 'on the rise'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 21:00
Leading screening companies say workplace drug testing has significantly increased as businesses become increasingly aware of occupational drug use.

VIDEO: Pele, Hingis, Woods - young sport stars

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:52
As Max Verstappen makes his Formula 1 debut at just 17 years old, BBC Sport look back at some other young achievers.

Police 'overwhelmed' by abuse images

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 20:36
Police forces are struggling to cope with the mountain of child abuse images they have to deal with, according to children's charity the NSPCC.

VIDEO: US monitoring 100 'in Ebola contact'

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:57
Public health officials in Texas are tracking 100 people who are believed to have had contact with the first man to be diagnosed with Ebola in the US.

Australia approves strikes on IS

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:51
The Australian cabinet gives its approval for fighter jets to join US-led air strikes against Islamic State targets in Iraq.

US cameraman in Liberia has Ebola

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 19:34
A freelancer working for NBC News in Liberia is to be flown home to the US after contracting the virus, which has claimed more than 3,000 lives.

Texas abortion restrictions upheld

BBC - Thu, 2014-10-02 18:58
A US appeals court rules Texas can enforce restrictions on abortion clinics under a contested state law, which may force many such facilities to close.
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