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VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:37
A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.

EU to keep Russia sanctions in place

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:36
The EU decides to keep sanctions on Russia in place, judging that Ukraine's peace deal is not fully effective.

May: Our values will beat extremists

Tue, 2014-09-30 06:36
A future Conservative government would seek new powers to ban extremist groups and curb the activities of "harmful" individuals, Theresa May says.

Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:50
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements.

Tax and tech

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:44
Rory Cellan-Jones on relationship between government and tech giants

Death of three-week-old baby boy

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:42
The unexplained death of a three-week-old baby boy which is being investigated by police is not being treated as suspicious.

Billy Elliot show tops UK box office

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:40
A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.

Ex dental prof struck off register

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:33
A former consultant at the Royal Victoria Hospital's School of Dentistry has been struck off the dental register and is under immediate suspension.

Recalculation boosts Kenyan economy

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:32
Kenya's economy is believed to be 25% larger than previously estimated following a change in the way its size is calculated.

Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:30
Things that could only happen in a Hong Kong protest

Murray fights back to beat Janowicz

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:18
Andy Murray follows up his first title for 15 months with a hard-fought win over Poland's Jerzy Janowicz at the China Open.

Islamic State 'adapting to air strikes'

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:17
IS militants seem to be changing tactics after air strikes

Virgin asks for football TV inquiry

Tue, 2014-09-30 05:08
Virgin Media asks Ofcom to investigate the way that the Premier League sells its TV rights, saying the present system is causing "significant consumer harm".

Pakistan plane video man sacked

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:57
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.

Wonga sees profits more than halve

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:52
Annual profits at payday lender Wonga have fallen by more than half, the company announces.

Melanie Hall charge decision sought

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:51
Detectives investigating the murder of Wiltshire woman Melanie Hall in 1996 ask the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) for a charging decision.

University faces immediate £3m cut

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:49
The University of Ulster tells its staff it will have to make an immediate budget cut of £3.15m as a result of financial pressures at Stormont.

VIDEO: Freezing benefits 'a basic fairness'

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:48
David Cameron has said that freezing working benefits so that they do not rise by more than wages is "a basic fairness".

Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:43
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.

Threat posed by voice activation

Tue, 2014-09-30 04:35
Voice-activation functions on smartphones and other devices can be a significant security risk, warn researchers.
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