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IMF: Russia experiencing recession

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:41
Russia is "experiencing recession now" because of economic damage caused by the crisis in Ukraine, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says.

Hospital warned on OAP patient care

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:37
Health inspectors find numerous problems with elderly patient care at Glasgow's Southern General Hospital.

UK firms use 1.4m zero-hour contracts

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:36
Nearly half of big companies in the UK use a total of 1.4 million zero-hours contracts, a study from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) says.

VIDEO: Inmate 'spoke after lethal injection'

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:34
A US death row inmate in Oklahoma died of a heart attack after his execution was halted because the lethal injection of three drugs failed to work properly.

Arrest over McGurk's bar atrocity

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:33
A 69-year-old man is arrested over a pub bombing in which 15 people were murdered during the height of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

AUDIO: Merger 'exacerbated' Co-op problems

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:26
Sir Christopher Kelly says the merger between the Co-operative Bank and the Britannia building society "exacerbated" the problems of the two businesses.

AUDIO: Sectarian violence peaks in Iraq

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:23
The BBC's Kevin Connolly reports on the sectarian violence taking place in Iraq as the country votes.

Snowdonia surf centre's approval

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:23
Plans for a new surfing centre and "wave park" at a former factory site in Conwy Valley have been unanimously approved by councillors.

De la Hoya wants to buy LA Clippers

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:17
Boxing great Oscar De la Hoya is keen to buy into the LA Clippers after the team's owner was banned for life after making racist remarks.

AstraZeneca and UK prosperity

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:11
Firms buying other firms – good or bad for the economy?

'Child recruits' in South Sudan war

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:09
More than 9,000 child soldiers are fighting in South Sudan's brutal civil war as the country faces the threat of famine, the UN human rights chief says.

'Lab volcano' gives lightning clues

Wed, 2014-04-30 02:06
Researchers in Munich use a "volcano in the lab" to investigate the spectacular lightning in eruption plumes.

Venezuela raises minimum wage by 30%

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:57
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announces a raise in the minimum wage and pensions of 30% ahead of the May Day celebrations.

VIDEO: Execution 'horribly botched' - attorney

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:46
Madeline Cohen reacts to the news that a death row inmate in Oklahoma died of a heart attack after his execution was "botched".

Europe rejects UK financial tax case

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:29
Europe's top court rejects the UK's challenge to an EU financial transactions tax (FTT), which ministers have said will hurt British firms and savers.

AUDIO: Call for action on abducted girls

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:26
The Nigerian government has been criticised for not doing enough to find and release some 190 schoolgirls abducted by militants two weeks ago.

Scotland's population hits new high

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:17
Scotland's population reached an all-time high of 5,327,700 in mid-2013, according to new official figures.

Fatal house blaze inquiry under way

Wed, 2014-04-30 01:08
Investigations begin into a house fire in Leeds which left two people dead.

Tottenham deny De Boer approach

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:59
Tottenham say it is "wholly inaccurate" that they have contacted Ajax over the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

VIDEO: Shares in Twitter drop

Wed, 2014-04-30 00:50
Shares in Twitter dropped to their lowest levels since the company's stock market flotation, as it reported slower than expected user growth.

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