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VIDEO: Sniper: I see those I killed in flashbacks

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:39
Sergeant Craig Harrison served as a soldier in the army between 1991 and 2014 and has been described as the world's most accurate sniper.

Hamilton tops first Monaco practice

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:39
Lewis Hamilton set the pace with an impressive showing in first practice at the Monaco Grand Prix, with rookie Max Verstappen second.

Minister giving Casement evidence

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:38
Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín is giving evidence for the committee's inquiry into the Casement Park GAA stadium redevelopment.

VIDEO: Letterman's final Late Show goodbye

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:36
David Letterman has presented his last edition of his late night talk show.

Inequality is bad for growth, says OECD

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:31
Inequality is increasing in Britain again, says the OECD, as it argues that economic growth would be promoted by policies to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

Van Praag pulls out of Fifa election

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:30
Fifa presidential candidate Michael van Praag withdraws from the election, leaving only two rivals to Sepp Blatter.

Wholesaler to buy Budgens and Londis

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:28
Britain's biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler has bought local grocery chains Londis and Budgens for £40m.

Gap between rich and poor 'growing'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:27
The gap between the rich and the poor keeps widening, according to the OECD.

'Change needed' to health services

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:26
Northern Ireland's new health minister challenges politicians to accept change in order to improve patient care as he outlined his vision for the future of local health services.

EU Riga summit 'not against Russia'

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:07
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the EU's partnership with ex-Soviet states does not threaten Russia, ahead of a summit in Latvia.

Welsh wing-maker's Airbus EU warning

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:03
The president of aerospace giant and Welsh wing-maker Airbus says the firm would reconsider UK investment if Britain left the European Union.

Letterman honoured on final show

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:02
Four US presidents join stars including Steve Martin, Tina Fey and Foo Fighters to salute David Letterman on his final late night talk show.

VIDEO: Olympic rings unveiled in Rio

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:02
Large Olympic rings from the London 2012 Games have been unveiled in Rio.

David Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

NPR News - Thu, 2015-05-21 01:00

Letterman led his last CBS Late Show Wednesday after 33 years in late night. The host left as he arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.

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Welfare crisis highlighted in memo

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:58
The BBC obtains a document in which Finance Minister Arlene Foster outlines the financial crisis facing the Stormont executive.

VIDEO: Sam Warburton's punchbag fail

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:55
Watch Wales rugby captain Sam Warburton's punchbag fail backstage on The Clare Balding Show.

Brazil probes journalist's murder

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:50
The Brazilian government is investigating the murder and decapitation of journalist Evany Jose Metzker in south-eastern Minas Gerais state.

Eurovision: Oh, what a night!

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:48
A trip down memory lane with seven former contestants

AUDIO: Clarkson: Top Gear was my baby

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:40
Jeremy Clarkson has said that Top Gear was "very much" his "baby" and that being dropped from the show "left a big hole" in his life.

Slang words added to Scrabble list

BBC - Thu, 2015-05-21 00:37
Thousands of new words - including lolz, shizzle and cakehole - are added to the latest edition of the Collins Scrabble Word List.