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Thursday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-07-16 22:37
QPR want Vlaar, Arsenal on verge of signing Debuchy, Chelsea continue Khedira chase, Ozil pays for operations, plus more.

Cave criticises triathlon selectors

Wed, 2014-07-16 22:10
Leanda Cave says Wales' selection policy for the triathlon could cost them a medal in the event at Glasgow 2014.

VIDEO: The houses where young and old mix

Wed, 2014-07-16 22:02
Do Germany's multi-generational houses hold the key to solving loneliness among the elderly?

Typhoon kills 38 in Philippines

Wed, 2014-07-16 22:01
A powerful storm that battered the central Philippines has killed 38 people and left millions without power.

Eurostar passenger numbers up by 2%

Wed, 2014-07-16 22:00
Cross-channel train operator Eurostar says passenger numbers rose by 2% in the first half of the year to five million.

Ousted Yingluck 'can leave Thailand'

Wed, 2014-07-16 21:57
Thailand's military leaders grant ousted PM Yingluck Shinawatra permission to travel abroad for the first time since the coup in May.

Record rise in 12A film ratings

Wed, 2014-07-16 21:48
More films than ever rated 12A in 2013, despite research suggesting 27% of cinema-goers were unclear about the meaning of the certificate.

NI motor tax offices close for good

Wed, 2014-07-16 21:29
Motorists will no longer be able to tax their vehicles at Driver and Vehicle Agency buildings in Northern Ireland as the offices close for good on Thursday.

Garth Brooks ticket refunds begin

Wed, 2014-07-16 21:08
The process of refunding tickets to fans who bought tickets for Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin gets under way on Thursday.

Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

Wed, 2014-07-16 20:50
Australia's Senate votes to repeal the so-called carbon tax, a levy on the biggest polluters brought in by the Labor Party.

'Stay indoors' - heat alert on front pages

Wed, 2014-07-16 20:45
As a heatwave sweeps across the UK, several papers lead on warnings that the high temperatures could cause hospitalisations and deaths.

Rise in uni spend to attract poorer

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:53
Universities in the UK spent nearly £140m more on attracting poor students in the first year of fees, a report says.

Shard makes the Stirling shortlist

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:40
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs shortlisted for a major architecture prize.

BBC children's TV exhibition unveiled

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:32
Children's TV favourites become museum exhibits

Early risers 'less moral at night'

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:09
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.

VIDEO: Reporter sings Happy Birthday to Merkel

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:04
A German reporter has given the country's Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.

Actress who posted ricin jailed

Wed, 2014-07-16 19:01
An actress who posted ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama and the New York mayor is jailed for 18 years, the maximum possible sentence.

VIDEO: Kunming attack: Victims on all sides

Wed, 2014-07-16 18:59
China is in the midst of a major security crackdown after a series of terror attacks it blames on Muslims from the Uighur ethnic minority.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in lab

Wed, 2014-07-16 18:49
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Apes deserve Oscars, director argues

Wed, 2014-07-16 18:29
Planet of the Apes director argues for awards consideration
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