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Filipinos urged to leave Libya

Thu, 2014-07-31 09:11
A top diplomat from the Philippines is to oversee the evacuation of 13,000 citizens from Libya after a Filipino worker was beheaded and a nurse raped.

Gatwick staff to help with baggage

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:39
Gatwick Airport will bring in up to 45 of its own staff to help with luggage handling to ensure there is no repeat of last weekend's delays.

Giraffe dies after 'hitting bridge'

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:31
South Africa's animal rights body is probing the death of a giraffe that reportedly hit its head on a bridge as it was being transported on a motorway.

Keatings earns gold for Scotland

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:22
Daniel Keatings secures the gold medal in the men's pommel horse final at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Rare contact with remote Amazon tribe

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:19
A group of previously isolated indigenous people from the Amazon has come face to face with a settled community of villagers for the first time in the Brazilian state of Acre, according to authorities.

Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:17
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.

Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:01
An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:00
Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".

VIDEO: Footage captures power station fire

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:58
A fire has broken out at Ferrybridge power station, near Castleford.

Council staff to strike in October

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:49
Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will strike on 14 October in an ongoing pay dispute.

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:44
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bags

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:39
Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.

Every Armenian 'to write a Wiki entry'

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:36
High profile artists and politicians all seem to be in on the national campaign.

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:35
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

Assaults on teachers top 90 a day

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:34
There were over 90 assaults on teachers by pupils in England each school day last year, official figures show.

Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:32
Tributes are paid to Scottish actor and director Kenny Ireland who has died aged 68 after a battle against cancer.

Ground crew fix hovering helicopter

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:04
Ground crew had to manually deploy the landing gear of a helicopter as it hovered overhead during landing at Aberdeen Airport.

Cavalryman wins Goodwood Cup

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:50
Cavalryman comes through late on to win the Goodwood Cup, ahead of Ahzeemah and last year's winner Brown Panther.

Minister wants end to animal testing

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Overseas Turks in presidential vote

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:47
Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.
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