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Nessie to feature in ad campaign

Thu, 2015-01-29 01:20
The Loch Ness Monster is to take centre stage in a new £2m advertising campaign aimed at promoting the Loch Ness area to foreign visitors.

Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State

Thu, 2015-01-29 01:16
Western women drawn to join Islamic State militants are often young converts, with limited knowledge of Islamic teachings and a paradoxical love of Western culture.

South Sudan's leader 'falls ill'

Thu, 2015-01-29 01:14
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is rushed to hospital in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after becoming ill, an official tells the BBC.

Thorn Birds author McCullough dies

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:57
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.

Hazare to campaign against India PM

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:54
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.

VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:44
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.

More schools fail to make the grade

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:30
The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.

300 protest at schools closure vote

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:28
Hundreds of protesters gather outside a meeting where controversial plans to close five schools in Pembrokeshire are being discussed.

AirAsia co-pilot 'was flying plane'

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:01
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.

VIDEO: Star Wars Boba Fett sells for £18,000

Thu, 2015-01-29 00:00
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000

Icebergs 'have sound signature'

Wed, 2015-01-28 23:55
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.

Climate concern 'linked to floods'

Wed, 2015-01-28 23:52
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.

N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

Wed, 2015-01-28 23:31
Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.

Sarwar resigns as Punjab governor

Wed, 2015-01-28 23:28
Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar who became governor of Punjab in 2013 has resigned from the post.

Subtitles make live TV 'unwatchable'

Wed, 2015-01-28 23:06
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.

Thursday's gossip column

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:31
Real Madrid to get David De Gea on a free, Liverpool eye Ruben Neves, West Ham target Swansea's Gomez, plus more.

Shell to cut investment by $15bn

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:31
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.

Missing trawler search suspended

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:29
A search for a trawler missing off the Kent coast, with four people on board, is suspended.

Cars crushed as wind topples tree

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:27
Several cars are crushed but no-one is hurt when a tree in Southampton is brought down in high winds.

Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:24
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.