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Schoolgirl 'groomed' on social media

Thu, 2015-02-05 21:29
The father of a Limavady schoolgirl warns parents to be vigilant when their children are using the internet after his daughter was groomed on a social media site.

No bowel cancer test expansion

Thu, 2015-02-05 21:29
Bowel cancer tests which are currently available for people aged over 60 will not be extended to those in their fifties, the Welsh government says.

Nurses' morale 'at all-time low'

Thu, 2015-02-05 21:19
District nurses in Northern Ireland are under-staffed, under-resourced and often abused while treating patients in the community, according to the Royal College of Nursing.

VIDEO: Mass rally backs Greek bailout plan

Thu, 2015-02-05 21:15
Thousands of people gathered in front of the Greek parliament on Thursday evening to support their new government.

VIDEO: Dutch chimps 'learn Scottish accent'

Thu, 2015-02-05 21:05
Chimpanzees from The Netherlands who were moved to Edinburgh Zoo appear to have learnt to speak in a Scottish accent.

Terror fears hit Somali fund service

Thu, 2015-02-05 20:58
A California bank is to close its money transfer service to Somalia over concerns the funds are being channelled to militants.

East Timor PM Gusmao offers to quit

Thu, 2015-02-05 20:53
East Timor's Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao - who led the nation to independence from Indonesia in 2002 - submits his resignation letter.

Custody cells 'among worst seen'

Thu, 2015-02-05 20:27
Custody suites in Kent are "among the worst" seen by inspectors, with racist and pornographic graffiti daubed on the walls, the prison watchdog says.

Harvard bans student-teacher affairs

Thu, 2015-02-05 20:24
Harvard University introduces a total ban on relationships between professors and students in bid to stop sexual harassment.

VIDEO: Winter snow 'breaks Europe records'

Thu, 2015-02-05 20:05
Severe winter weather has been causing chaos for many across parts of Europe, including Sweden, Italy and Spain.

Southern China market blaze kills 17

Thu, 2015-02-05 19:59
A fire in a small wholesale market in southern China's Guangdong province kills 17 people, state media say.

Wild birds 'may spread flu virus'

Thu, 2015-02-05 19:02
Migratory birds may be spreading viruses that cause bird flu around the world, say scientists.

Mental health detentions 'a scandal'

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:44
The number of people with mental health illnesses being detained in police cells is a "scandal", and the practice must end, MPs say.

Leaders to push for Ukraine truce

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:28
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks in Russia to try to end renewed fighting in east Ukraine.

New advice for flying when pregnant

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:27
The safest time to fly during pregnancy is before 37 weeks and, if you are carrying twins, before 32 weeks, new advice says.

Australian MPs seek leadership vote

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:11
Two Australian Liberal MPs say they will call a leadership challenge against beleaguered Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Army 'needs more minority recruits'

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:04
The Army must do more to recruit black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) personnel, its top officer says.

Assange policing costs reach £10m

Thu, 2015-02-05 18:00
Police have spent about £10m providing a 24-hour guard at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claimed asylum there.

New York crash train 'not speeding'

Thu, 2015-02-05 17:42
Investigators probing a rail accident which killed six people near New York City say the train was not travelling too fast, officials report.

China detains Canadian over secrets

Thu, 2015-02-05 17:24
China says it is holding a Canadian man on suspicion of stealing state secrets but releases his wife on bail, six months after they were detained.