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Jellyfish 'can sense ocean currents'

Thu, 2015-01-22 23:39
A jellyfish tagging study reveals the creatures' ability to swim against the current when forming their submarine swarms, say researchers.

Two charged over 'cocaine factory'

Thu, 2015-01-22 23:11
A man and woman are charged after a suspected cocaine factory was raided in County Antrim on Thursday.

Woman finds rape threat on hotel TV

Thu, 2015-01-22 23:04
An investigation begins after a woman who checked into her hotel room said she found the words "I'm going to rape you" on the TV screen.

Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

Thu, 2015-01-22 22:51
The station's annual music festival will be held at Earlham Park, Taylor Swift is the first name on the line-up.

India Uber resumes services in Delhi

Thu, 2015-01-22 22:33
The web-based taxi firm Uber restarts operations in Delhi, six weeks after it was banned over charges that one of its drivers raped a passenger.

VIDEO: King Tut's beard raises concerns

Thu, 2015-01-22 22:07
Reports that the burial mask of King Tutankhamen has been damaged and badly repaired are raising concerns about how Egypt's ancient treasures are being treated.

Federer knocked out in Melbourne

Thu, 2015-01-22 22:05
Four-time champion Roger Federer is beaten in the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi.

Villagers mourn killed Kachin women

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:56
Several thousand people gather in northern Myanmar for the funerals of two teachers who activists allege were raped and killed by soldiers.

Decision due on police tax rise

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:54
Householders could see a 3.99% increase in the portion of council tax paid to Gwent Police in 2015/16.

Fall in diabetes-related deaths

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:51
Deaths from diabetes-related conditions in Wales have fallen by more than a quarter in four years, a report for the Welsh government finds.

Murray coasts through to last 16

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:47
Andy Murray sees off Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets to earn a last-16 clash with Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open.

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:44
Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:28
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Pedestrian killed in A96 accident

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:22
A pedestrian has been killed on the A96 in Aberdeenshire after being hit by a vehicle in the early hours.

NI incomes 'down by £375 a year'

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:14
Average household incomes in Northern Ireland have been reduced by £375 a year due to tax and benefit changes, research has suggested

New report says G8 summit cost £92m

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:12
The bill for hosting the G8 in Fermanagh has been revised upwards to £92m, according to a new report.

'Villa's attack an embarrassment'

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:04
Robbie Savage on Aston Villa's problems as Paul Lambert's side prepare to host Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Leveson plan to 'streamline' courts

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:49
A senior judge sets out plans to "streamline" the "inefficient, time consuming and... very expensive" justice system in England and Wales.

Chastain: Hollywood's diversity problem

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:25
Jessica Chastain on the issue of diversity in the movies

Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:22
Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).

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