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Obama authorises air strikes on Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:16
US President Barack Obama says he will launch air strikes on Islamic militants in northern Iraq to prevent the slaughter of religious minorities.

VIDEO: Students monitor parents' pollution

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:13
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.

VIDEO: Rugby league stars face kicking challenge

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:08
Watch stars from each of the four Challenge Cup semi-finalists take on BBC Sport pundit Jon Wilkin's Challenge Cup Challenge

Co-op announces sweeping reforms

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:07
The Co-operative Group outlines radical reforms to the way it is managed following financial problems at the organisation.

Large search for missing snorkeler

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:06
A large-scale search is under way for a missing snorkeler in the Helford River near Falmouth.

Adams: Political process in trouble

Fri, 2014-08-08 00:05
The Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams says the Northern Ireland political process is in trouble and faces its greatest challenge since the Good Friday negotiations.

Cancer drugs row: A sign of things to come?

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:58
Difficult decisions face NHS when it comes to modern medicines

Suarez's suspension hearing begins

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:51
Luis Suarez arrives for an appeal at which his legal team hope to win a reduction of his four-month ban for biting.

Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:40
Scientists. led by a team at IBM, develop a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the human brain.

NHS says no to breast cancer drug

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:34
A pioneering new breast cancer treatment will not be routinely available on the NHS in England, the official drugs advisory body is proposing.

Gaza conflict: The hundreds who lost their lives

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:28
The visual story of all the lives lost

China trial for GSK investigator

Thu, 2014-08-07 23:26
A British investigator who worked for allegation-hit GlaxoSmithKline is on trial in China for illegally trafficking personal data.

Murray faces Tsonga in Toronto quarters

Thu, 2014-08-07 22:51
Andy Murray faces Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who beat Novak Djokovic, in the quarter-final of the Rogers Cup in Toronto.

Watson loses to Azarenka in Montreal

Thu, 2014-08-07 22:21
Heather Watson loses in straight sets to eighth seed Victoria Azarenka in the third round of the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

'Stay away' from Snowdonia summits

Thu, 2014-08-07 22:20
Families should stay away from mountain summits and stick to trails, Snowdonia national park officials say.

New bid to regenerate seaside resort

Thu, 2014-08-07 22:20
Several developers express an interest in transforming a Rhyl's leisure facilities following the closure of the Sun Centre earlier this year.

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.

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