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Japan 'to ease N Korea sanctions'

Wed, 2014-07-02 19:19
Japan is to ease some sanctions on North Korea amid ongoing talks on Japanese nationals abducted by Pyongyang, PM Shinzo Abe announces.

Council finance broken, chief says

Wed, 2014-07-02 19:06
Councils need to stop moaning and help redesign the system of local government finance, new Local Government Association head David Sparks says.

VIDEO: Underwater living record broken

Wed, 2014-07-02 18:44
Fabien Cousteau and his team have broken the record for the number of days spent living under water - a record set by his grandfather the famous ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau.

Children In Need raised record £50m

Wed, 2014-07-02 18:25
Last year's BBC Children in Need appeal raised a record total of £49.6m, the corporation announces.

Student satisfaction 'on the rise'

Wed, 2014-07-02 18:22
UK students have become more satisfied with their university experience over the past decade, research finds.

Lorry fire closes London street

Wed, 2014-07-02 18:17
A lorry fire near London department store Fortnum and Mason leads to the closure of the A4 Piccadilly.

Family-abuse children 'unprotected'

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:57
"Alarming gaps" in knowledge about abuse within families mean "substantial numbers" of children are not adequately protected, England's deputy children's commissioner says.

US woman 'tried to support Isis'

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:52
A Denver woman was arrested for allegedly trying to provide support to Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis), it has emerged.

Facebook buys video ad tech start-up

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:49
Facebook acquires LiveRail - a tech start-up that helps companies serve more relevant ads in the videos that appear on their websites and apps.

The UK's disastrous first Tour stage

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:33
Why Le Tour's first UK visit was its last for 20 years

Giraffe legs' strong, skinny secret

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:28
Scientists have worked out the unique anatomy that allows giraffes' long, spindly legs to support their weight.

Early bird 'had feather trousers'

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:24
An ancient creature halfway between a dinosaur and a bird had feathered "trousers" on its hindlimbs, a new fossil reveals.

VIDEO: 'Candidates' faces on everything'

Wed, 2014-07-02 16:45
The BBC's Kiki Sriregar looks at the merchandise being sold ahead of the Indonesian presidential election.

NHS surgery 'age discrimination'

Wed, 2014-07-02 16:42
Age discrimination may be preventing older people from having access to vital surgery, a report suggests.

Syria chemical arms leave Italy

Wed, 2014-07-02 16:38
A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme leaves Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.
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