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VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:04
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.

US envoy talks with parties begin

Wed, 2014-10-29 12:04
Former US senator Gary Hart commences meetings with Northern Ireland politicians.

Missing Caribbean yacht couple found

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:55
A couple who went missing on their yacht in the Caribbean on Saturday are found.

Software 'predicts' gang violence

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:48
London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes.

US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:28
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

UK 'once keen' on EU funding rules

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:11
The UK was "keen" in the past on EU funding rules which mean it now has to pay an extra £1.7bn in contributions, the country's new European Commissioner says.

Council chief pay-off deal 'halted'

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:11
Pembrokeshire council is issued with a notice telling it not to proceed with the £330,000 pay-off deal for chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

Key to sounding charismatic revealed

Wed, 2014-10-29 11:09
An innate ability some people have to manipulate their vocal frequency could be the key to sounding charismatic, according to new research.

'Operation' inventor needs operation

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:53
The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.

VIDEO: Robinson 'excited' by Burgess switch

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:41
Former dual-code England international Jason Robinson backs Sam Burgess to shine as he prepares to switch codes from rugby league to union.

Some 650 missing children 'at risk'

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:40
Almost 650 children reported missing in Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation or serious harm, a report suggests.

HP wades into world of 3D printing

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:26
HP announces the launch of a 3D printer it says will be 10 times faster than current models.

Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:17
Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.

Murray on brink of World Tour Finals

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:11
Andy Murray moves to within one win of securing a World Tour Finals place after beating Julien Benneteau in Paris.

France denies Russia warship move

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:05
France denies reports that it is ready to go ahead with the controversial delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy.

Fish kill in County Antrim river

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:05
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency is investigating a fish kill incident in the Six Mile Water river, County Antrim.

VIDEO: Woman who had 100 catcalls in 10 hours

Wed, 2014-10-29 10:02
A video director has filmed an actress as she walked the streets of New York City to highlight the harassment women face in the city.

NHS trusts counting on bailouts

Wed, 2014-10-29 09:50
NHS hospital trusts are continuing to draw heavily on government bailouts to plug funding shortfalls - but the cash may not last, the BBC has found.

Efforts to clear 2,000-tonne landslip

Wed, 2014-10-29 09:28
Engineers have been tackling more than 2,000 tonnes of landslip debris in efforts to reopen the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll.

Squash to merge in bid for equality

Wed, 2014-10-29 09:26
The governing bodies of men's and women's squash will merge to address disparities over prize money.
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