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Wednesday's gossip column

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:12
Remy has Liverpool medical, Martinez working on Lukaku deal, Messi sounded out Arsenal, Campbell set for Palace switch, plus more.

Pearson set to miss 100m in Glasgow

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:11
Australia's Sally Pearson is "likely" to miss the 100m at the Commonwealth Games, but plans to compete in the 100m hurdles.

Failures over boy's goalpost death

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 07:03
A football club admits breaching health and safety laws after a 12-year-old boy died after being crushed by a goalpost.

McCausland denies misleading claims

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:57
Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland denies misleading his department's oversight committee.

Dana brother found not guilty

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:55
The brother of Eurovision winner Dana is found not guilty in all counts of indecent assault against two young girls in the 1970s.

Sri Lanka cyclists spotted on motorway

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:47
Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team are stopped by police for cycling down a Glasgow motorway.

Last victim of US mudslide found

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:44
Searchers in the US state of Washington locate what they believe to be the final missing body following a deadly mudslide in March.

VIDEO: Pupils confuse Merkel with the Queen

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:39
Indian and Kenyan school pupils explain what they understand about the Commonwealth Games and tried to identify the Royal family.

Glaxo profits fall hits shares

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:35
GlaxoSmithKline shares fall 6% as the drugs company's profits are hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.

VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:33
A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.

SA rhino poacher jailed for 77 years

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:22
A South African rhino poacher is sentenced to 77 years in prison in one of the heaviest sentences aimed at curbing the illegal trade.

Hide may appeal after Tulisa trial

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:20
The lawyer for former boxing champion Herbie Hide says they may appeal against his drugs conviction after the collapse of the Tulisa Contostavlos trial.

VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:13
Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.

MH17 evidence 'was tampered with'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:06
Whitehall sources say information has emerged that MH17 crash evidence was deliberately tampered with, as the plane's black boxes arrive in the UK.

Parent-funded iPad plan criticised

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 06:05
Parents claim a Bedfordshire school is creating a "two-tier" education system by asking them to buy iPads for their children.

EU sets 30% energy savings target

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:52
Members of the European Union will have to boost their energy efficiency by 30% by 2030 according to Commission.

S Korea ferry boss 'hid in closet'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:49
The fugitive South Korean tycoon wanted in connection with the Sewol ferry disaster hid in a closet to evade arrest during a police raid, prosecutors say.

Feed firm launches morphine inquiry

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:47
A horse feed company launches an inquiry after five racehorses, including the Queen's mare Estimate, test positive for morphine.

WATCH: Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage

NPR News - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:47

More than two years after the luxury liner wrecked off the Italian island of Giglio, it is finally being moved to a salvage yard in the port of Genoa.

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Lib Dem MP apology over Gaza tweet

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-23 05:44
The Lib Dems say MP David Ward has given a "categorical apology" over his widely criticised comments on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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