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VIDEO: Breast cancer drug 'too expensive'

Thu, 2014-08-07 22:18
A pioneering new breast cancer treatment called Kadcyla will not be routinely available in England, the NHS drugs advisory body NICE is proposing.

Gaza rockets fired as ceasefire ends

Thu, 2014-08-07 21:57
Palestinian militant group Hamas rejects any extension of the three-day Gaza ceasefire, with rockets fired at Israel as the truce ends.

VIDEO: Turkey gears up for election day

Thu, 2014-08-07 21:56
Turkey will hold a presidential election on Sunday - the first time in the country's history that the position will be chosen, not by parliament, but by the Turkish public.

VIDEO: Football gives homeless a boost

Thu, 2014-08-07 21:41
Danish sports scientists are calling on authorities around the world to help the homeless play football, after studies showed it improved their health and well-being.

VIDEO: WHO statement expected on Ebola

Thu, 2014-08-07 21:28
The World Health Organization in Geneva is expected to announce new measures to combat the Ebola virus, which has now claimed over 900 lives in West Africa.

'Wars of religion' - front pages

Thu, 2014-08-07 21:14
A jihadist offensive in northern Iraq, which has forced as many as 100,000 Christians to flee their homes, makes some front pages.

Trust without boss until next year

Thu, 2014-08-07 21:07
Northern Ireland's largest health trust could be without a chief executive until next year, the BBC understands.

Shaun the Sheep to have arts trail

Thu, 2014-08-07 20:59
Up to 120 giant sculptures depicting Shaun the Sheep will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.

'Extremist' nurseries to lose funding

Thu, 2014-08-07 20:58
Councils will be given powers to stop funding early years providers with links to extremism, Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is to announce.

MP 'troubled' by mental health care

Thu, 2014-08-07 20:07
So few people in Liverpool benefit from mental health care it is "extremely troubling", a city MP and shadow health minister says.

Ebola: Why is it this disease we fear?

Thu, 2014-08-07 20:05
Why does Ebola cause more concern than other deadly diseases?

VIDEO: Asia evaluates free trade agreements

Thu, 2014-08-07 19:18
Only one in four Asian exporters actually benefit from free trade agreements and almost half say they do not understand them according to an HSBC study.

Navy 'affair' officer loses post

Thu, 2014-08-07 17:44
The first female commander of a major Royal Navy warship is removed from her post following allegations of an affair with an officer.

Plagiarism row senator leaves race

Thu, 2014-08-07 17:16
Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh drops his campaign for office amid allegations he plagiarised part of a university paper he wrote in 2007.

School A-level advice 'often wrong'

Thu, 2014-08-07 17:03
Thousands of pupils are being given scant or wrong advice about the best A-level subjects to study to gain a degree place, a survey finds.

'Big rise' in school absence fines

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:42
The number of parental fines in England for children's poor school attendance has risen sharply since the term-time holiday ban, BBC research suggests.

The price of Erdogan's popularity

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:22
Weighing up the man tipped to lead Turkey as president

New Brazil law backs maids' rights

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:06
A new law comes into force in Brazil which helps shore up labour rights for the country's estimated seven million domestic workers.

Record ticket sales at Festival

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:05
The Edinburgh International Festival is set to break tickets sales records when it opens on Friday.

Thousands on nursery waiting lists

Thu, 2014-08-07 16:04
More than 12,000 babies and toddlers are on waiting lists for local authority nursery places, according to figures obtained by the BBC.
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