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US approves Venezuela sanctions bill

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:46
The US House of Representatives approves a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuelan officials involved in human rights abuses.

Apple agrees to $3bn Beats deal

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:40
Apple confirms it will buy headphone maker and music-streaming service provider Beats Electronics for $3bn (£1.8bn).

Entrepreneurial gap 'must be closed'

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:38
Businessman Sir Tom Hunter calls for Scotland to "close the gap" on the US and Canada in early-stage entrepreneurial activity.

VIDEO: Was a spy the key to Mid-East peace?

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:26
How a US spy almost brokered peace in the Middle East

Growing up in the shadow of the mafia

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:13
The boy who chose door-to-door sales over a life of crime

'Vicar' of rugby union tends to player flock

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:06
Boss of rugby players’ union tackles the sport’s big issues

VIDEO: Cotillard comes to 1920s Manhattan

Wed, 2014-05-28 15:03
Marion Cotillard speaks to Talking Movies' Tom Brook about her role in the new film The Immigrant.

VIDEO: Looking back at Maya Angelou's life

Wed, 2014-05-28 14:37
US author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died at the age of 86.

Bin cleaner bets £2 for £1.3m win

Wed, 2014-05-28 14:34
A wheelie bin cleaner from Nottinghamshire is one of Britain's biggest betting-shop winners after scooping more than £1.3m on a £2 bet.

VIDEO: 'Police did nothing to stop stoning'

Wed, 2014-05-28 14:22
The husband of a Pakistani woman stoned to death in broad daylight outside a Lahore court says police stood by and did nothing to stop the attack.

Robinson backs Islam row pastor

Wed, 2014-05-28 14:20
Northern Ireland's first minister comes under fire after defending a pastor who made controversial comments about Muslims.

Froch v Groves: 12 ways to hype a fight

Wed, 2014-05-28 13:57
With two days to go before Froch-Groves II, Ben Dirs looks at the long and often inglorious history of boxing hype.

CAR rebels kill many in church

Wed, 2014-05-28 13:38
At least 11 people have been killed and dozens injured in an attack on a church in the Central African Republic.

VIDEO: Soyuz rocket sends crew to ISS

Wed, 2014-05-28 13:25
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a three-man crew to the International Space Station has launched in Kazakhstan.

US trade delegation in Cuba visit

Wed, 2014-05-28 13:09
A US Chamber of Commerce delegation is visiting in Cuba for the first time since 1999 in order to "assess the economic changes" on the communist-run island.

Children aged 3 reported for crimes

Wed, 2014-05-28 13:04
New figures obtained by the BBC show that police have recorded hundreds of children as young as three for shoplifting and vandalism.

Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wed, 2014-05-28 12:55
Uche Nwofor's late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.

Obama: US must show restraint abroad

Wed, 2014-05-28 12:39
President Barack Obama promises a US foreign policy based on "collective action" with allies abroad and funds to train allies to fight terrorism.

Abducted baby found via Facebook

Wed, 2014-05-28 12:37
Four young people in Quebec are being hailed as heroes after they helped find a baby stolen from a hospital a day after she was born.

Samsung reveals Sami health platform

Wed, 2014-05-28 12:29
Samsung unveils a concept health wristband capable of being fitted with third-party sensors and an associated data sharing platform.
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