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Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:02
Nigeria confirms its first Ebola death outside Lagos, a Port Harcourt doctor, as the WHO says the total number of cases could eventually pass 20,000.

VIDEO: Bees move into in City Chambers

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:54
More than 120,000 bees take up residence on the roof of Glasgow City Council headquarters as part of a new environmental project.

'Fashionable' smartwatches announced

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:51
South Korean tech firms LG and Samsung have announced more smartwatches, ahead of a widely anticipated entry to the sector from Apple.

VIDEO: Douglas Carswell announcement in full

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:43
Watch the full statement as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to the UK Independence Party. He will stand down as MP for Clacton to seek re-election in a by-election.

Iceland examines volcano 'cauldrons'

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:40
Scientists in Iceland say they are examining several depressions, termed 'cauldrons', near Bardarbunga volcano, which could be a sign of an eruption.

Job fears in Barclays office closure

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:37
Fears of job losses are raised following the possible closure of a Barclays city centre office.

England call up uncapped quartet

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:30
Uncapped Calum Chambers, Danny Rose, Fabian Delph and Jack Colback are all named in the England squad.

Caption Challenge: Mr Full Moon

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:26
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

'Rooney the right choice to lead new England era'

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:20
Why Wayne Rooney is the perfect candidate to captain England

Woman killed in Carrickfergus crash

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:19
The woman who died in a car crash in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, was Heather Steele, 53, who was from the area.

Day in pictures: 28 August 2014

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:13
News images from around the world: 28 August

Wright quits Labour but not PCC role

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:07
Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse.

VIDEO: Simon Cowell 'upset' at Radio Times

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:02
X Factor supremo Simon Cowell says he felt "upset" after reading a recent interview published in the Radio Times.

HMS Illustrious taken out of service

Thu, 2014-08-28 03:01
HMS Illustrious is taken out of service at the Portsmouth Naval Base after 32 years.

'Three Rs' primary scores up sharply

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:57
Official data shows a rise in the percentage of primary pupils in England achieving the expected level in the "Three Rs".

'Biggest cave' is found in Shetland

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:54
The biggest cave in Britain can be found in Shetland, and is not Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, a geologist claims.

'Baby-trafficking' speaker flees

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:53
The speaker of Niger's parliament flees the country after a parliamentary committee agreed he could be arrested over a baby-trafficking scandal.

VIDEO: Esha Ness cave is 'UK's biggest'

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:50
Geologist Jonathan Swale claims that the Calders Geo sea cave at Esha Ness in Shetland is the largest in Britain.

France urges special Libya support

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:48
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.

US film-maker William Greaves dies

Thu, 2014-08-28 02:45
The US film-maker and Emmy-winning journalist, William Greaves, has died in New York at the age of 87.

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