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Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:59
An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Abbas warning over holy site closure

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:50
The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".

North Sea industry 'less optimistic'

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:48
Industry body Oil and Gas UK publishes research indicating a decline in optimism among key players in the sector.

Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:45
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

Burgess keen on World Cup chance

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:40
Bath's cross-code signing Sam Burgess says it would be "fantastic" to play for England at a Rugby World Cup.

Abuse inquiry appointment 'chaotic'

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:39
A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.

Royal Mint bid to woo gold investors

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:18
The Royal Mint announces the sale of a series of new, smaller, gold coins in a bid to encourage more people to invest in bullion.

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:18
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.

Children's social work faces change

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:15
The government has announced changes to children's social work, aiming to restore confidence in the service.

Airport boss aims to 'add airlines'

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:13
The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.

Meeting over council chief's pay-off

Thu, 2014-10-30 10:01
Pembrokeshire council's chief executive is due to leave the job on Friday but a question mark is still hanging over his £330,000 pay-off deal.

Match-fix threat significant - FAW

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:38
The FA of Wales launches an anti-match-fixing campaign, as it reveals that over £75m a season is bet on the Welsh Premier League.

Murphy vows to end 'losing Labour'

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:32
Jim Murphy has said he wants to end Labour's "losing streak" in Scotland as a new poll suggests the party is on track to lose almost all of its seats in to the SNP.

Health cuts will mean fewer beds

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:28
Health service cuts in Northern Ireland may mean more than 100 fewer hospital beds and some wards closing at the weekend.

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:22
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Four in custody over £1.8m drug find

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:15
Four Polish nationals are remanded in custody after cannabis plants with a street value of up to £1.8m were found in a rundown Borders pub.

Sarah Payne's father found dead

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:15
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.

Why scratching 'intensifies itching'

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:14
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.

New strike by NHS staff announced

Thu, 2014-10-30 09:05
NHS workers, including nurses and midwives, are to stage a new four-hour strike in England on 24 November as part of an ongoing pay dispute.

Tights DNA 'matched with accused'

Thu, 2014-10-30 08:59
The World's End murder trial has heard DNA from a torn pair of tights used as a ligature matched components of the accused, Angus Sinclair's profile.

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