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Police assess postal vote claims

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:55
Police are asked to examine claims pro-UK campaigners breached electoral law by counting some postal votes ahead of the referendum.

RBS chairman to join GlaxoSmithKline

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:53
Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton is to leave the bank to become chairman at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Pacino receives British Film honour

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:33
Hollywood star Al Pacino said he was "overwhelmed" after being made a fellow of the British Film Institute (BFI)

Jason Orange leaves Take That

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:32
Take That's Jason Orange announces he is leaving the group and will not be recording a new album with the band.

Councils spent £1.7m on baton relay

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:29
Scottish councils spent more than £1.7m on events associated with the Queen's Baton Relay, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.

Tourist boat capsizes in Paraguay

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:25
Navy divers are searching for 10 people missing after a tourist boat capsized on the River Paraguay on the border with Brazil.

Pick your Young Sports Personality

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:02
Nominations are now open for the BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award - here's how to get involved.

Mickelson has dig at Europe pair

Thu, 2014-09-25 01:00
Phil Mickelson playfully suggests Europe's spirit might be affected by the court case involving Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell.

The six sisters who captured the maelstrom

Thu, 2014-09-25 00:59
Six sisters - two fascists, two socialists and two neither

The toilet seat stadium and other unfortunate designs

Thu, 2014-09-25 00:44
Why does this sports stadium look like a toilet?

Road funding stop-and-go, say MPs

Thu, 2014-09-25 00:41
Funding for English roads is "piecemeal and stop-go", making cost-effective maintenance difficult, MPs warn.

VIDEO: A tour of Dubai's eco-friendly mosque

Thu, 2014-09-25 00:19
Dubai has constructed the first environment friendly mosque in a region which is among the worst polluters in the world

VIDEO: Syrian refugees to leave Turkey

Thu, 2014-09-25 00:13
Scores of Syrian Kurds who fled to Turkey to escape Islamic State militants try to return home.

Denzel Washington brings OCD element to The Equalizer

Wed, 2014-09-24 23:51
Denzel Washington back on big screen in reboot of 1980s TV show

Apple apologises for update bug

Wed, 2014-09-24 23:49
Apple pulls an update to its iOS 8 operating system after reports that it left some users unable to make or receive calls.

Qatar team pulls out over hijab ban

Wed, 2014-09-24 23:31
The Qatar women's basketball team has withdrawn from the Asian Games after being denied permission to wear the hijab.

Low-level disruption 'hits learning'

Wed, 2014-09-24 23:29
Low-level, persistent disruptive behaviour in England's schools is affecting pupils' learning and damaging their life chances, inspectors warn.

Kidnapped Mexican congressman killed

Wed, 2014-09-24 23:14
The authorities in Mexico say a body found in a burned out car in central Zacatecas state is that of federal lawmaker Gabriel Gomez Michel.

Indian Mars probe sends first images

Wed, 2014-09-24 23:13
India's space agency releases its first pictures of Mars as its satellite begins work a day after entering orbit around the Red Planet.

Multi-faith vigil for Alan Henning

Wed, 2014-09-24 22:55
More than 100 people attend a vigil in Greater Manchester in a show of support for the British hostage Alan Henning.
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