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VIDEO: Row over Irish dancing make-up ban

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:32
The Irish Dancing Commission has recently stopped children under the age of 10 from wearing make-up during competitions.

TV adverts target cyclists' safety

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:12
The Department of Environment is launching a TV advertising campaign solely addressing cyclist safety.

'Horrific' sheep attacks on increase

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:10
New figures show that attacks on sheep by dogs across Northern Ireland have almost doubled over the last year.

Five steps to stopping a lion escape

Thu, 2014-04-17 21:32
How zoos plan for a lion escape

VIDEO: Anxious time for Syria's Christians

Thu, 2014-04-17 21:23
Around the world Christians are marking Holy Week in the run up to Easter, but for Syria's Christians, it is also an anxious time as the country's war drags on into a fourth year.

China jails corruption activists

Thu, 2014-04-17 21:10
China jails four more activists linked to the Xu Zhiyong-founded New Citizens' Movement, which seeks government transparency.

Female cave insects have 'penises'

Thu, 2014-04-17 20:51
Female insects with 'penises' have been discovered in Brazil - the first example of an animal with sex-reversed genitalia.

Alonso quickest in China practice

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:57
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso welcomes his new team principal to Formula 1 by setting the pace in first practice at the Chinese Grand Prix.

VIDEO: 'Most Earth-like planet yet' found

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:39
A planet that is close in size to the Earth and that could hold water on its surface has been identified by the Kepler telescope.

Chick knit plea response 'fantastic'

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:23
An online appeal by a Manchester children's hospice for knitted chicks boosts its flock to an "unexpected" more than 6,300.

Ancient life 'frozen' by impacts

Thu, 2014-04-17 17:54
Ancient grasses from the Pampas of Argentina were preserved when asteroids struck the area, scientists report.

Rob Ford launches re-election bid

Thu, 2014-04-17 17:06
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford kicks off his re-election campaign at an event his brother calls "history in the making".

Peru evacuates Ubinas volcano area

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:36
The authorities in Peru say they are evacuating 4,000 people living near the Ubinas volcano, in the south of the country, because of increased activity.

10 sartorial moments that tell us a lot about politics

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:33
10 sartorial moments that reveal the superficiality of politics

Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:15
Algerians have voted in elections in which incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term.

Ex-BP worker fined over shares trade

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:10
A BP employee who oversaw the cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 agrees to settle a charge of insider trading.

Missing prisoner alert took 20 hours

Thu, 2014-04-17 16:05
Police admit they were "slow off the mark" in alerting the public that a convicted robber serving eight years, had failed to return to an open prison in Suffolk.

In Pictures: Great North Passion

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:48
Artists customise 12 shipping containers to tell Easter story

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:42
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.

Freeman 'welcomed' Fargo freeze

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:42
Sherlock star braves the cold for Fargo TV series

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