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BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:17
Borini resumes talks with Sunderland, Fellaini's wages could scupper Napoli move, Lovren visa delay plus more.

Woman, 34, found dead in river

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 06:13
A woman's body is pulled from a south Wales river, Gwent Police confirm.

Fastest growth in Spain since 2007

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:46
Spain's economy is growing at its fastest quarterly rate since the end of 2007, but it is also facing a deflation threat.

New banker rules 'could hurt London'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:39
Bank of England plans to penalise badly-performing bankers could put London at a disadvantage as a financial centre, says banking industry body BBA.

Guinea concert stampede 'kills 34'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:38
At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a concert marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Savile charity to challenge payouts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:33
A charity set up by Jimmy Savile is challenging any payouts of compensation to victims of the sex attacker, victims' lawyers say.

Tablet screens to correct sight loss

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:32
US engineers have developed a prototype tablet display that compensates for an individuals' vision problems.

PM pledges £3m in extra aid for Gaza

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:12
An additional £3m in UK aid is to be made available to help the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Kallis retires from internationals

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:11
South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis announces his retirement from all international cricket at the age of 38.

Calls for all-party talks to resume

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 05:02
The new Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he wants to see a resumption of all-party talks in Northern Ireland in September.

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:58
Militant Islamists in Somalia have shot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say.

VIDEO: UK to allow driverless cars on roads

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:56
The UK government will shortly outline measures to permit driverless cars to use public roads by next year.

HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:50
HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.

VIDEO: Ukraine forces tighten grip on Donetsk

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:49
Heavy fighting around Donetsk has seen government forces make strategic advances in their attempt to wrest control of the area from pro-Russian separatists.

Police investigated after fraud case

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:46
The chief constable of Gwent Police and other senior officers are under investigation following the acquittal of two men in a fraud case.

VIDEO: Cable 'felt safe' in driverless car

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:28
Driverless cars are set to take to the roads in the UK from next January, they will guided by a system of sensors and cameras.

Life for road rage killer trucker

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:22
A lorry driver is jailed for life for using his 17-tonne truck to murder another motorist by deliberately driving over him.

England records rise in dementia

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:21
The number of people in England diagnosed with dementia rises by 62% over seven years.

Church attack treated as hate crime

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 04:04
Police say they are treating an attack on a Catholic church in County Tyrone as a hate crime.

Cameroon army officers sacked

BBC - Wed, 2014-07-30 03:55
Cameroon's President Paul Biya sacks two senior army officers at the forefront of the battle against militant Islamist group Boko Haram, state radio reports.
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