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Npower customers face bill 'chaos'

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:14
Customers of the energy supplier Npower have seen their finances "thrown into chaos", according to the consumer watchdog Citizens Advice.

Tougher penalties for dog attacks

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:14
Dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people face longer prison sentences under new laws that have come into force.

VIDEO: Confronting racism face-to-face

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:10
The black woman confronting the KKK and Germany's far-right

Sega v Nintendo console war recalled

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:09
Flashback to Sega and Nintendo's console war

Labour wards 'not for regular births'

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:08
Women having a straightforward pregnancy "should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit", official advice for England and Wales says.

VIDEO: Sega v Nintendo: 1990s console wars

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:08
The battle between Nintendo and Sega in the 1990s arguably laid the foundation for the future of the video game industry in the United States.

BBC Radio Ulster wins gold award

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:07
BBC Radio Ulster wins station of the year at the Radio Academy awards.

Car tech driving a greener future

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:05
Can technology make us more sustainable drivers?

China's answer to Warren Buffett?

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:00
The man aiming to be the East's answer to the Sage of Omaha

VIDEO: China's answer to Warren Buffett

Mon, 2014-05-12 15:00
Fosun founder and chair Guo Guangchang is trying to transform his firm into a top asset manager, similar to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.

'Arrogance' over need for sleep

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:59
Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.

RBS US arm Citizens in share sale

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:50
The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.

VIDEO: Egyptian doctor stands trial for FGM

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:46
For the first time a doctor in Egypt is to stand trial on charges of female genital mutilation, following the death of a 13-year-old girl.

'Idol' Aiken's US House rival dies

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:43
A businessman vying against one-time American Idol star Clay Aiken for the Democratic nomination for a US House seat dies suddenly in a fall.

VIDEO: A journey to Boko Haram territory

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:19
The Nigerian government is under increasing pressure to deal with Boko Haram militants who have been engaged in a violent campaign since 2009 which has claimed thousands of lives.

Queens Park Rangers 2-1 Wigan (agg 2-1)

Mon, 2014-05-12 14:06
Charlie Austin scores twice as QPR come from behind to defeat Wigan after extra-time and reach the Championship play-off final.

Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:54
At least 17 people died and 200 were rescued when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say.

VIDEO: X-Men stars at UK premiere

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:43
The cast of the latest X-Men film have been hitting the blue carpet in London's Leicester Square ahead of its UK premiere.

Pfizer in AstraZeneca legal pledge

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:38
US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.

Bold Hodgson's brave Brazilian blend

Mon, 2014-05-12 13:30
Roy Hodgson's squad is laced with youth, says Phil McNulty
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