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Storm Qumaira batters western France

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:32
A fierce storm batters the west of France, leaving 55,000 people without power and flooding homes and businesses in Brittany.

Latest Fourth Plinth works unveiled

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:30
A skeletal riderless horse and a 10-metre-high thumbs up are the latest works that will take their place on the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square.

Clubs 'want safe-standing areas'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:30
Football League clubs back calls for the introduction of safe-standing areas at grounds in the Championship.

'No target' in UK animal tests plan

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:29
The UK government launches its plan to replace, refine and reduce animals in research, but campaigners are disappointed.

VIDEO: Stolen Stradivarius unveiled by police

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:24
Milwaukee police say they think they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin valued at $5m (£3m) stolen last month

VIDEO: Iran handout backfires in 'shame'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:20
Free-food scheme backfires on Iran's president

Anderson film opens Berlin festival

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:07
Wes Anderson's latest movie The Grand Budapest Hotel opens the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.

Eurovision to ban cheats from show

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 03:05
Countries found to be vote-rigging at the Eurovision Song Contest will face bans of up to three years, organisers say.

National Gallery buys first US work

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:57
The National Gallery makes its first ever acquisition of a painting by an American artist - a 1912 work by George Bellows.

Teachers' strike set for 26 March

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:52
Teachers in England and Wales are to walk out on a national strike on 26 March in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Abbott: New asylum policy 'working'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:46
PM says tough policies are "working", amid apparent footage of an asylum boat being towed back and ongoing claims of abuse.

Twin bombs target Cairo police

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:44
Six police officers are wounded after two bombs go off in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

VIDEO: Earliest UK human footprints found

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:37
Scientists have discovered the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa, on the Norfolk coast in the east of England.

Strike-hit Tube returns to normal

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:35
London Underground services return to normal after a 48-hour strike, as talks are expected to be held in a bid to avert more industrial action.

Earliest UK human footprints found

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:30
Scientists discover the earliest evidence of human footprints outside of Africa on the Norfolk coast in Eastern England.

VIDEO: Gary Oldman: 'Drugs don't discriminate'

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:26
Actor Gary Oldman talks about the re-making of Robocop and the death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

VIDEO: Sleepwalker statue 'scaring' students

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:11
Student reaction to statue of nearly-nude sleepwalker at a Massachusetts college

South West prepares for more storms

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 02:03
The South West prepares for another battering by the elements with strong winds and rain forecast for Friday night and into the weekend.

VIDEO: New EU law clamps down on fake goods

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:58
A change in European law means that customs now have the right to seize and destroy fake goods bought from outside Europe, as the BBC's Dominic Laurie discusses.

Drug convict Corby granted parole

BBC - Fri, 2014-02-07 01:58
Convicted Australian drug trafficker Schapelle Corby has been granted parole after serving nine years in prison, Indonesia announces.

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