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Can economics be a laughing matter?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:03
Can economics be a laughing matter?

VIDEO: What's hot at Cannes film festival?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:02
Tom Brook looks at the films in competition and investigates the mix of pictures at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

End-of-life care 'deeply concerning'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 15:00
The care given to people dying in hospital is "deeply concerning", according to doctors who have carried out a review of standards in England.

Venezuela detains dozens in protest

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:59
Police in Venezuela detain some 80 demonstrators who were marching to demand the release of those arrested in recent anti-government protests.

The NHS and 'cradle to the grave'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:59
Is the NHS still providing cradle to the grave care?

VIDEO: Assessing the threat of Boko Haram

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:35
Nigeria's president has said there is no question of swapping any of the girls kidnapped by the violent Islamist group, Boko Haram, for prisoners of the insurgency held by the government.

Kerry and Abbas in Mid-East talks

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:29
The US Secretary of State holds "informal" talks with the Palestinian president for the first time since peace talks with Israel collapsed last month.

New Mexico shoot for 'Bad' spin-off

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:14
Better Call Saul, a spin-off of hit television show Breaking Bad, will be filmed in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where the shows are set, officials say.

Levy not a football man - Allen

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 14:09
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is an "incredible" businessman but not a "football man", says ex-Spurs player Clive Allen.

Johansson court case opens in France

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 13:15
A court case opens in France against author Gregoire Delacourt over claims that one of his characters defames US actress Scarlett Johansson.

World Cup squads: Who is going to Brazil?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 13:02
Which country is taking three uncapped strikers and who is off to Disney World instead? Your one-stop shop to every squad.

Kate Middleton 'hacked 155 times'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 13:02
Ex-News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman hacked Kate Middleton's voicemail 155 times and Prince William's 35 times, the Old Bailey hears.

M62 crash chickens given 'freedom'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 12:50
Hundreds of chickens, rescued from a motorway in Greater Manchester after a lorry hit a safety barrier, are being rehomed by a nearby pet sanctuary.

Fundraiser Stephen Sutton dies at 19

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 12:30
Teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton, who raised more than £3m via social media, has died aged 19.

Stanning tipped for quick return

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:56
Olympic gold medallist Heather Stanning is tipped for a quick return to rowing after missing the European Championships.

Fury over worst Turkey mine disaster

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:55
Anger erupts over the mine disaster in western Turkey, as the death toll rises to 274 making it the deadliest such incident in the country's history.

VIDEO: Rise in Chinese visitors to UK

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:55
New figures demonstrate the growing importance to the UK of tourism from China.

Man dies in mobility scooter crash

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:48
A 77-year-old man dies after his mobility scooter was involved in a collision with a car in Leeds.

Nigeria troops 'fire at commander'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:41
Soldiers open fire on their commander in the north-eastern Nigeria, witnesses say, as anger grows over failure to tackle Islamist insurgency.

Talks open in Ukraine without rebels

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-14 11:34
Ukraine's political and civic leaders hold the first round of talks to end the crisis in the country - but separatists were not represented.
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