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Viewpoint: Time to devalue Islamic State hostage 'tools'

Tue, 2014-10-14 00:36
Could change of tactics save lives of IS captives?

A perverse shadow-banking fix?

Mon, 2014-10-13 23:42
Regulator runs risk in trying to curb shadow banking

VIDEO: N Korea leader 'appears in public'

Mon, 2014-10-13 22:21
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has made his first public appearance since 3 September, the country's official news agency says.

VIDEO: MH17 passengers' luggage recovered

Mon, 2014-10-13 21:27
Luggage belonging to some of the passengers who were on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has been recovered from the crash site.

Ebola 'could lead to failed states'

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:34
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.

VIDEO: World conker champions crowned

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:25
Computer programmer John Doyle beat off stiff competition from 176 people to take the the title in the 48th World Conker Championships.

US braces for more Ebola infections

Mon, 2014-10-13 11:17
US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.

Oman 0-3 Uruguay

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:51
Luis Suarez scores his first Uruguay goals since the World Cup finals and his biting ban in a 3-0 friendly win over Oman.

MPs debate Palestinian statehood

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:51
Recognising Palestine as a state would be a "symbolically important" step towards peace, MPs are told.

Homes evacuated in Derry bomb alert

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:40
A number of homes are evacuated due to a security alert in the Ballyarnett area of Londonderry.

VIDEO: Mussels 'threat to UK waterways'

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:34
Scientists are warning that an army of shrimps and mussels from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and kill off native species.

Thousands flee IS in Anbar, says UN

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:29
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.

Somalia launches postal service

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:16
Somalia launches its first postal service in more than two decades, in another sign of normality returning to the conflict-torn country.

Women jailed over 'pyramid scheme'

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:06
Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.

Police cow shootings criticised

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:02
A "thorough" investigation should be held into why police shot dead three cows seen running on roads in Norwich, an animal rights charity says.

Family's £90,000 benefit fraud

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:59
Four members of a south Wales family took part in a £90,000 benefit fraud by all claiming they were living alone.

Thai diplomat summoned over murders

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:27
The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.

Yemen appoints new prime minister

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:25
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi appoints Khalid Bahah as his new prime minister, in a move welcomed by Shia Houthi rebels.

Hen party crash driver 'to blame'

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:24
A lorry driver accused of causing the death of a woman on a hen party in a crash was driving on cruise control, a court hears.

Scottish leaders invited to debate

Mon, 2014-10-13 09:18
BBC Scotland writes to the leaders of the main political parties inviting them to discuss setting up general election debates.

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