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US picks LA as Olympics 2024 bid city

Tue, 2015-09-01 14:47
The US Olympic Committee (USOC) names Los Angeles as the US bid city for hosting the 2024 games after Boston drops out.

Umpire could be killed, warns Marsh

Tue, 2015-09-01 14:36
Australia selector Rod Marsh warns that an umpire could be killed unless the no-ball rule is changed.

'Early strikes and unseemly scrambles'

Tue, 2015-09-01 14:32
Who bought early, who scrambled late on, who sat it out? Phil McNulty on where the transfer window leaves the key contenders.

Migrant crisis and the UK's EU deal

Tue, 2015-09-01 14:28
As a migrants continue to travel to Europe in the hope of asylum, the BBC's new political editor Laura Kuenssberg looks at the impact this might have on the UK's EU negotiations.

Transfer spending at record high

Tue, 2015-09-01 14:03
The summer transfer window is the richest ever at £870m, as total spending for the calendar year reaches £1bn for the first time.

VIDEO: Final four designs for new NZ flag

Tue, 2015-09-01 13:56
The four finalists in New Zealand's public competition to design what could be the country's new national flag are revealed.

VIDEO: Obama buys cinnamon buns for reporters

Tue, 2015-09-01 13:28
US President Barack Obama has treated a crowd of people to cinnamon buns during a visit to a coffee shop in Alaska.

Premier League spending sets record

Tue, 2015-09-01 12:48
Premier League football clubs break the summer transfer window spending record, according to analysis from Deloitte.

What next for Manchester United?

Tue, 2015-09-01 12:23
What next for Manchester United after a whirlwind transfer deadline?

Favourite Agatha Christie book named

Tue, 2015-09-01 12:10
And Then There Were None is named the world's favourite Agatha Christie novel in a poll to mark the 125th anniversary of the author's birth.

Enigma of the trees that resist wildfires

Tue, 2015-09-01 11:40
Scientists reveal the secrets behind the trees that can resist wildfires.

China parade to display past and future

Tue, 2015-09-01 11:26
The victory day parade sends a message about President Xi Jinping's resolve to protect China's core interests, writes Alexander Neill from IISS.

VIDEO: Drinkers 'stealing hospital hand gel'

Tue, 2015-09-01 11:14
A man who nearly died from drinking hand gel containing alcohol, says he was part of a group which systematically raided London hospitals for a drink.

VIDEO: What a Kanye presidency would look like

Tue, 2015-09-01 10:11
What do Kanye West's lyrics tell us about the policy positions he might focus on in a presidential campaign?

Author sorry for Idris Elba remarks

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:46
Author Anthony Horowitz has apologised for saying he thought Idris Elba was "too street" to be the next James Bond.

Union suspends planned Tube strikes

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:40
London Tube strikes planned for 8 and 10 September are suspended by the Rail, Maritime and Transport union.

Police charge ex-Rangers boss Green

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:35
Former Rangers chief executive Charles Green is charged by police as part of an investigation into events during his time at the club, BBC Scotland has learned.

F1 must find way to protect drivers

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:34
Motorsport must find a way to protect drivers as much as possible in the cockpit, but do not expect a fix-all solution, says Allan McNish.

Man charged over pianist murder

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:34
A man is charged with murder after concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko was found with fatal injuries at a house in Manchester.

Google updates main company logo

Tue, 2015-09-01 09:19
Google has made a series of changes to the main logo it uses for its core services.