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VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:06
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

'Fashionable' smartwatches announced

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:51
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.

VIDEO: Douglas Carswell announcement in full

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:43
Watch the full statement as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to the UK Independence Party. He will stand down as MP for Clacton to seek re-election in a by-election.

Caption Challenge: Mr Full Moon

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:26
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:13
News images from around the world: 28 August

VIDEO: Simon Cowell 'upset' at Radio Times

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell says he felt "upset" after reading a recent interview published in the Radio Times.

AUDIO: Can school uniform ever be cool?

Thu, 2014-08-28 01:02
School uniform will never be cool, and it is not meant to be, says Mr Drew from TV's Educating Essex

AUDIO: How much should an ebook cost?

Wed, 2014-08-27 22:18
The US online retailer Amazon and French publisher Hachette are arguing over the cost of ebooks to those buying the products for their tablets and machines.

UK Jews and Muslims issue peace call

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:59
The Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain issue an unprecedented joint statement calling for peace and condemning prejudice.

Russia pressed over Ukraine fighting

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:53
Germany demands an explanation from Russia's Vladimir Putin amid reports that Russian troops launched an incursion into south-east Ukraine.

VIDEO: UK still a 'deeply elitist' country

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:28
The UK is still a "deeply elitist" country, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

Rare antelope births 'fantastic'

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:24
The birth of a pair of rare bongo antelopes in captivity is "fantastic news" for the "critically endangered" species, say conservationists.

Ex dental prof loses dismissal claim

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:22
Prof Philip Lamey, a former professor of dentistry, has lost his case for unfair dismissal brought against Queen's University, Belfast.

VIDEO: Hamm on beards, baseball and moving on

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:13
He's best known for his portrayal as the cool and commanding Don Draper in Mad Men - but actor Jon Hamm is keen to shake off his bad boy image.

PM: UK 'supports million Scots jobs'

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:11
The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.

Pro-independence firms hit back

Wed, 2014-08-27 21:07
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.

Ambassador 'suspect in girl beating'

Wed, 2014-08-27 20:55
US police say Equatorial Guinea's ambassador is suspected of beating a girl with a chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity.

India launches bank accounts for all

Wed, 2014-08-27 20:52
Indian PM Narendra Modi is due to launch a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.

Abuse scandal latest and jihadist fears - papers

Wed, 2014-08-27 20:49
Repercussions of a report on organised child sex abuse in Rotherham continue to make headlines, while some papers focus on conflict in Iraq and Syria.

Qantas reports record annual loss

Wed, 2014-08-27 20:24
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.

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