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VIDEO: Hajj in numbers - in 60 seconds

Wed, 2014-10-01 03:08
60-second lowdown on Islamic pilgrimage

AUDIO: Sainsbury's boss warns of challenges

Wed, 2014-10-01 03:01
Sainsbury's has announced like-for-like sales fell almost 3% in the three months to September.

Secrets of Europe's Ryder Cup win

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:55
Graeme McDowell outlines in detail how Europe captain Paul McGinley masterminded the Ryder Cup triumph at Gleneagles.

Body find sparks Alice murder probe

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:46
The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.

Man goes missing from hospital

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:35
A search gets under way after a man with a head injury goes missing from hospital in Carmarthen.

Faslane jobs 'secured' by contract

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:32
The Ministry of Defence announces a major contract to support the management of the naval base on the Clyde as well as others in England.

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:20
BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

Why are chicken, lamb, pork and beef the 'normal' meats?

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:17
Why is it seen as unusual to eat certain animals?

VIDEO: Tory highs and lows in the last year

Wed, 2014-10-01 02:07
BBC footage recalls some of the highs and lows for David Cameron and the Conservative Party over the last 12 months.

Thousands unable to renew car tax

Wed, 2014-10-01 01:38
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.

VIDEO: Area code needed for local dialling

Wed, 2014-10-01 01:28
From Wednesday some people who use landline phones will need to include the area code when making local calls.

Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers

Wed, 2014-10-01 01:14
Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.

Chimp culture captured on camera

Wed, 2014-10-01 01:13
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

EastEnders to go live to name killer

Wed, 2014-10-01 01:02
The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.

France to shrink deficit by 2017

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:55
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.

SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:53
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.

VIDEO: Scheme trials music videos age ratings

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:36
Music videos shown online are to be given age ratings in the same way films are, in a new pilot scheme.

Cheryl Cole web links 'most dangerous'

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:35
A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.

Referendum staff 'booed No votes'

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:31
A number of staff at a Scottish independence referendum count were replaced during the proceedings because of their behaviour, it emerges.

Second day of security operation

Wed, 2014-10-01 00:05
A security operation near Crossmaglen in County Armagh, close to the Irish border, is continuing into a second day.

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