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VIDEO: Explorer emerges after living underwater

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:14
Ocean explorer Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau, has just resurfaced after spending 31 days living underwater.

Call to review surgery waiting times

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:10
A re-think is needed on the waiting time target for routine operations as 18 weeks is too long for some patients, the new leader of UK surgeons says.

Stately home to be rehab centre

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:09
A rehabilitation centre for injured soldiers at Headley Court in Surrey will move to a new site in the East Midlands.

VIDEO: World Cup 2014's best celebrations

Wed, 2014-07-09 23:05
BBC Sport looks back at some of the best goal celebrations of the 2014 World Cup.

VIDEO: Charity adverts run with jihad videos

Wed, 2014-07-09 22:37
Adverts for charities, government organisations and the BBC are running on video sharing websites before some jihadi videos, Newsnight finds.

'Keep youngsters on job track' call

Wed, 2014-07-09 22:22
Young people need to be kept on track in the search for jobs into their mid-twenties, a government auditor warns.

Civil servants stage 24-hour strike

Wed, 2014-07-09 21:41
Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union are staging a 24-hour strike in Scotland over pay cuts.

Gaza situation is 'on knife-edge'

Wed, 2014-07-09 21:27
The situation in Gaza "is on a knife-edge", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warns, urging Israel and Palestinian militants to end hostilities.

Calm urged for Indonesia vote count

Wed, 2014-07-09 21:24
Indonesia's outgoing president urges both election camps to keep supporters in check while counting takes place, after both claim victory.

PM's strike 'crackdown' - front pages

Wed, 2014-07-09 21:11
David Cameron's pledge to toughen the rules governing unions' strike ballots makes headlines, while tax avoidance remains on front pages.

Argentine progress leaves Brazil braced for final insult

Wed, 2014-07-09 21:00
Argentina's World Cup final date at the Maracana on Sunday may mean the worst is still to come for hosts Brazil, says Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Lost mobile phone's amazing journey

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:47
A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.

MPs call for 'new Magna Carta' debate

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:24
The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is the right time for a debate on the merits of a written constitution, MPs say.

VIDEO: Prison conditions 'getting worse'

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:11
There has been a "significant" and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.

Adverts play before extremist videos

Wed, 2014-07-09 20:00
A government organisation temporarily suspends online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.

Brazil police indict 12 over tickets

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:18
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.

Dragon sequel 'richer' than original

Wed, 2014-07-09 19:00
How to Train Your Dragon sequel aims to outdo original

Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:59
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.

Wilde's grandson's stage scandal

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:55
Oscar Wilde's court ordeal brought to stage by his grandson

VIDEO: Who is the real Madeline?

Wed, 2014-07-09 18:08
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition
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