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UK team's data bonanza from comet

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:46
UK researchers obtain "rich" data from the Philae lander just before its power died.

Gunmen kill Pakistan polio workers

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:45
Four polio vaccination workers are shot dead and three injured in the south-west Pakistani city of Quetta.

Raqqa air strikes death toll rises

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:38
Almost 100 people are now believed to have died in a series of government air strikes on the Islamic State-held northern city of Raqqa on Tuesday.

Care home boss guilty of child abuse

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:30
A former children's homes boss is found guilty of 26 charges of sexually abusing youngsters in Wrexham.

Kick-starting the European economy

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:29
Jean-Claude Juncker has launched the European Commission's New Deal, and it will be judged by its success or failure.

Poulter keen on Ryder Cup captaincy

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:25
Ian Poulter says he would "love" to be Ryder Cup captain, and also says there is no rift between him and Tiger Woods.

Drunk honeymooner grounds plane

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:18
A drunk honeymooner from Blackburn causes a flight to Cuba to be grounded in Bermuda, after threatening to kill everyone on board.

Germany backs female directors quota

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:10
Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.

Minister warns of major job losses

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 04:02
Finance minister Simon Hamilton warns of "considerable" job losses in the public sector, but cannot put an exact figure on cuts through voluntary redundancy.

VIDEO: UKIP new boy heckled in Commons

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:59
Mark Reckless faces noisy scenes as he puts his first question to the prime minister since his election as a UKIP MP.

Two held over Syria terror offences

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:55
Two people are arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police say.

Day in pictures: 26 November 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:54
24 hours of news images: 25 November

Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:53
The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.

Winter Storm Threatens Thanksgiving Day Travel

NPR News - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:43

Some parts of the Northeast could see up to 12 inches of snow. The system will bring rain and snow throughout the day Wednesday.

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Police to examine MLAs' expenses

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:39
Police are examining allegations about Northern Ireland Assembly members' expenses after revelations in a two-part BBC Spotlight programme.

Sudan 'wants UN rights office shut'

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:39
Sudan's government has asked the UN-Africa Union force in Darfur (Unamid) to shut its human rights office, the joint peacekeeping mission says.

VIDEO: Merton in 'Just a Minute' challenge

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:37
BBC Breakfast challenges comedian Paul Merton to a game of 'Just a Minute'

BT shares rise as EE confirms talks

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:29
The FTSE 100 rises, with BT shares higher after the owners of the EE mobile phone network confirm they are in talks over selling the business to the UK firm.

Zimbabwe VP leadership bid blocked

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:09
Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF blocks Vice-President Joyce Mujuru from retaining a party post, damaging her chances of one day succeeding President Mugabe.

VIDEO: Outrage over illegal mile-long tip

BBC - Wed, 2014-11-26 03:07
An illegal fly-tip in Purfleet, Essex has grown to almost a mile long provoking anger from people living nearby