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France to launch air strikes in Iraq

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:04
France's President Hollande says he is ready to launch air strikes to help Iraqi forces fighting the Islamic State group.

VIDEO: Technology helps India's farmers

Thu, 2014-09-18 09:00
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.

VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:47
Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.

Struggling Fulham sack boss Magath

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:45
Fulham sack boss Felix Magath following their poor start to the season and appoint Kit Symons as caretaker manager.

VIDEO: NFL sponsors face online pressure

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:38
Will fan pressure on sponsors force the NFL to change its domestic violence policies?

Musician's accuser in witness box

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:35
A girl who claims she was abused by the well-known folk musician Francis McPeake appears in the witness box for a second day at Belfast Crown Court.

Life sentence for Craigslist killers

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:18
A newlywed couple who killed a man after luring him with an advert on the website Craigslist are sentenced to life in prison without parole.

SA team helps Nigeria church rescue

Thu, 2014-09-18 08:01
A South African rescue team flies to Nigeria to help locate missing South Africans believed to have been inside a church hostel when it collapsed.

India and China sign landmark deals

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:59
India and China sign 12 agreements, one of which will see China investing $20bn in India's infrastructure over five years.

NHS 'under pressure', says Drakeford

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:56
The Welsh NHS is a "system under pressure" and the ambulance service performance "not where we would like it to be", Health Minister Mark Drakeford says.

Briton killed in Santorini incident

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:50
A British man has been killed in an incident on the Greek island of Santorini, the Foreign Office confirms.

Australia in 'beheading plot' raids

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:48
Police carry out anti-terrorism raids in Sydney sparked by intelligence that Islamist extremists were planning random killings in Australia.

VIDEO: Police search Alice suspect's home

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:47
Police have been searching the property of suspect, Arnis Zalkalns, as they continue to investigate the disappearance of 14-year-old Alice Gross.

GB to face USA in Davis Cup opener

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:41
Great Britain will face seventh seeds the USA in the first round of the 2015 Davis Cup World Group in March.

AUDIO: Sumner on 'shock' of Ian Curtis death

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:37
New Order's Bernard Sumner says the death of Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis turned his world "upside down".

Archbishop admits 'doubts about God'

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:30
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says he sometimes has doubts in his belief in God, he tells the BBC.

Users frustrated by Apple iOS update

Thu, 2014-09-18 07:27
Apple iPhone and iPad users take to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update.

Thompson wins Laser bronze for GB

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:57
Nick Thompson wins bronze medal for Great Britain in the Laser class at the Sailing World Championships in Santander.

Women convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:31
Six women are convicted of running a "pyramid scheme" in south-west England and south Wales in which thousands of people lost money.

California wildfire doubles in size

Thu, 2014-09-18 06:29
A wildfire threatening thousands of homes in central California doubled in size overnight, burning 111 square miles (288 sq-km).
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