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VIDEO: Mother's relief at son's rescue

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:12
Dottie Channing-Williams' son, Nicholas, is still on a ferry which caught fire off the coast of Greece in the early hours of Sunday morning, she tells the BBC.

Volcano home to huge sea sponge reef

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 05:04
A huge deep-sea sponge reef is revealed at the site of an extinct underwater volcano 100 miles north west of the Outer Hebrides.

Two arrested after baby boy dies

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:55
Two people are arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and neglect after a four-week-old baby boy died in Lancashire.

VIDEO: Rescued passengers recall fire ordeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:47
All remaining passengers have been rescued from an Italian ferry which caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, officials have said.

Hurricane Fly in 21st Grade One win

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:46
Hurricane Fly extends his world record of Grade One victories to 21 by edging out Jezki to win the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown.

All passengers taken off Italy ferry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:42
All remaining passengers are rescued from the stricken ferry Norman Atlantic, where five people died off the island of Corfu, Italian officials say.

Quiz: Higher ed’s biggest losers

Marketplace - American Public Media - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:33

Enrollment at two and four-year colleges declined 1.3 percent between Fall 2013 and 2014, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center.

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Appeals for jailed al-Jazeera staff

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:01
The parents of one of the three al-Jazeera journalists jailed in Egypt are optimistic they will be released, on the first anniversary of their arrest.

Woman dies after bus depot collision

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 04:01
A woman dies after being knocked down within the grounds of the bus station at Lisburn, County Antrim.

12 things we learned this year

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:57
Falcao's pies-to-wages ratio, sleds called Mervyn, poached eggs and super studs - what the world of sport taught us in 2014.

'Uncertain times' for oil industry

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:46
The oil and gas industry is set for a year of mergers and takeovers as a result of the plummeting oil price, a business consultancy predicts.

Fingerprint 'cloned from photos'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:43
Hacker Jan Krissler claims to have cloned the fingerprint of a German politician using standard photographs taken at an event.

VIDEO: First footage from search site

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:40
A BBC correspondent on board an Indonesian military plane searching the Java sea for any sign of the missing AirAsia airliner says search teams have seen oil slicks in the water.

Ex-Bank governor in new warning

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:32
Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King says the financial system is still not safe from another crisis.

Follow the FA Cup on BBC in January

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:30
January is FA Cup month on the BBC, and we have lots of ways for you to follow the action on TV, radio and online.

Mumbai attack 'leader' wins appeal

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:29
The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai militant attacks wins an appeal against his detention in Pakistan, paving the way for his release.

Two arrested after woman's death

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 03:28
Two men are arrested after the body of a 57-year-old woman was discovered at a property in Cardigan, Ceredigion.

VIDEO: Anxious wait for missing plane news

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:58
Sharanjit Leyl reports from Singapore and Alice Budisatrijo, reports from Surabaya, Indonesia, on the wait for news of the missing plane, AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501.

Big Ben clock tower on new £100 coin

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:52
A new £100 coin featuring London's Elizabeth Tower which houses Big Ben is minted to mark the start of the new year.

Paedophile teacher 'betrayed school'

BBC - Mon, 2014-12-29 02:47
A head teacher has described the "utter shock and betrayal" he felt on discovering a long-serving teacher was a paedophile.

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