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New Irish language centre in Belfast

Wed, 2014-01-08 22:18
A new Irish language centre opens in east Belfast later to cope with the increasing number of learners.

Duggan 'fury' and Bafta battle make headlines

Wed, 2014-01-08 21:38
Papers reflect on the outcome of Mark Duggan's inquest, eye up Britain's Bafta hopefuls and praise the first openly gay ex-Premier League footballer.

Danone to sue Fonterra over recalls

Wed, 2014-01-08 21:20
French food group Danone says it will sue New Zealand's Fonterra over last year's infant milk formula recalls.

Delhi launches anti-bribe helpline

Wed, 2014-01-08 20:57
The government in the Indian capital, Delhi, launches a helpline to help people deal with demands for bribes by government workers.

Abbott defends asylum 'closed book'

Wed, 2014-01-08 20:50
The Australian PM defends secrecy over asylum policy, amid reports that boats filled with asylum-seekers are being sent back to Indonesia.

Russia blocks UN statement on Aleppo

Wed, 2014-01-08 20:31
Russia blocks a UN Security Council statement condemning the Syrian government's use of air strikes against civilians in the city of Aleppo.

Footballer sorry over 'bomb' costume

Wed, 2014-01-08 19:53
Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling says sorry for his "insensitive" decision to dress up as a suicide bomber at a fancy dress party.

Bereaved workers 'need more support'

Wed, 2014-01-08 19:29
Employees who suffer a bereavement are being "failed" by the lack of support they get at work, the National Council for Palliative Care says.

The secret history of fashion laws

Wed, 2014-01-08 18:16
How governments have sought to tell us what to wear

Bacteria linked to premature birth

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:55
A major cause of premature births - where waters break too soon, triggering labour - may be caused by specific bacteria, according to research.

Animals' contagious Mexican wave

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:44
Prairie dogs perform a contagious "Mexican wave" which researchers think helps them to look out for predators.

EU bee shortage threatens crops

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:41
Europe's honeybees are struggling to keep crops pollinated because of a growing demand for biofuel.

Great whites 'live for 70 years'

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:41
One of the ocean's great predators - the great white shark - lives significantly longer than was previously thought, with animals capable of getting into their 70s.

The unequal battle over West Africa's rich fish stocks

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:26
The unequal battle over fishing rights off West Africa

Moody's cuts Qantas credit rating

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:12
Moody's becomes the second ratings agency to downgrade the credit rating of Qantas to below investment grade.

Two conjoined whales found in Mexico

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:12
Mexican officials say fishermen have found two 'exceptionally rare' conjoined gray whale calves in Baja California.

Wirelessly charged bus hits UK roads

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:06
Meet the UK's newest buses, powered wirelessly

The real story of 12 Years a Slave

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:04
The real story behind 12 Years a Slave

VIDEO: Netflix boss is focused on content

Wed, 2014-01-08 17:02
The chief executive of subscription video-streaming site Netflix, Reed Hastings, tells the BBC that his firm is more focused on content than profits.

The rise of the young non-drinkers

Wed, 2014-01-08 16:59
UK teenagers might have a reputation for binge drinking, but in reality the number of young people consuming alcohol has declined sharply. Why?

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