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The road to obscurity

Wed, 2015-03-18 04:36
Is the rate of obsolescence getting faster?

VIDEO: Frankfurt fires target new ECB HQ

Wed, 2015-03-18 04:02
Violence has erupted ahead of the inauguration of the European Central Bank's news headquarters in Frankfurt.

Man dies after two-vehicle crash

Wed, 2015-03-18 04:02
A man dies following a two-vehicle road crash on the A4 (Belfast Road) at Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.

Google wants self-drive cars by 2020

Wed, 2015-03-18 04:02
Google's head of its self-drive car project reveals the real reason he wants self-drive cars standard on roads in five years.

'Shots fired' at Tunisian parliament

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:56
Shots have been fired around the Tunisian parliament and there are reports of casualties, state media says.

Oliviers honour for dancer Guillem

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:55
Dancer Sylvie Guillem is to be honoured for her extraordinary career at the Olivier Awards next month.

Annual tax returns to be scrapped

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:47
End-of-year tax returns will be scrapped in favour of "real-time" online accounts by 2020, the chancellor will announce.

Trott recalled to England Test squad

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:45
Jonathan Trott is recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against West Indies in April and May.

VIDEO: Are your groceries shrinking?

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:27
The consumer group Which? has found that while the size of some products has been decreasing, the cost has not necessarily followed suit, as Graham Satchell reports.

Germany finds its feet as EU leader

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:24
Germany's Angela Merkel is the EU's undisputed queen, a reluctant role for a country not keen on taking on the crown.

Family plea for death row Pakistani

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:16
The family of a Pakistani man convicted of manslaughter as a minor and facing execution on Thursday makes a last-minute appeal for mercy.

De Villiers happy with 'chokers' tag

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:15
South Africa "like being called chokers" as long as they keep winning World Cup matches, captain AB de Villiers says.

VIDEO: How fashion survived WW2 rationing

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:04
Fashion on the Ration, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London, tells the story of how people managed to keep themselves looking smart despite the shortages.

Vokes recalled for Wales' Euro bid

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:04
Striker Sam Vokes returns for Wales, but they are without James Chester for the Euro qualifier in Israel on 28 March.

French crash victims to be flown home

Wed, 2015-03-18 03:01
The bodies of eight French nationals, including three sports stars, who died in a helicopter crash in Argentina are to be repatriated.

SDLP reject poll pact with Sinn Féin

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:51
The SDLP rejects Sinn Féin's call for a general election pact after Northern Ireland's two biggest unionist parties agreed to support a single candidate in four constituencies.

Clark set to win 100th England cap

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:48
England prop Rochelle Clark will become the joint most-capped player of all time when she wins her 100th cap against France.

Football fans 'right-to-buy' backed

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:45
MSPs on a Holyrood committee have backed plans to allow fans the right to buy their football clubs.

Sierra Leone vice-president sacked

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:43
Sierra Leone's Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been sacked for seeking political asylum in the US embassy, the president's office says.

Bank unanimous on rate decision

Wed, 2015-03-18 02:30
Bank of England policymakers feared that the risk of a strong pound could make low inflation persistent, minutes from their latest meeting show.

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