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Dyche defends Barnes challenge

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:29
Burnley boss Sean Dyche defends forward Ashley Barnes over his "ugly" challenge on Chelsea's Nemanja Matic.

Talks between Libya rivals suspended

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:07
Libya's internationally-recognised parliament suspends its participation in UN-brokered talks aimed at restoring calm to the country.

Former head teacher 'bullied' staff

Mon, 2015-02-23 13:02
A former primary school head teacher bullied staff, encouraged pupils to disrupt lessons and allowed a caretaker to supervise a class while a teacher had a haircut, a disciplinary hearing is told.

VIDEO: Hawking's ex on 'uncanny portrayal'

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:49
Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking's former wife, on whose memoir the film The Theory of Everything is based, says that she was "astounded" at how realistic Felicity Jones' performance was.

Bid to change abortion law defeated

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:45
The House of Commons has defeated a bid by backbench MPs to make explicit in law that abortion on the grounds of gender is illegal in the UK.

Early exposure 'cuts peanut allergy'

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:30
A study suggests eating peanut as a baby can dramatically reduce the risk of allergy - contrary to advice given around the world.

VIDEO: Smart syringes 'could save millions'

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:24
The World Health Organisation says a new generation of so called 'smart syringes,' that break after being used once, could save a million lives a year around the world.

Japan's struggling seaweed industry

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:05
Japan's seaweed industry misses out on Abenomics

Barcelona not favourites - Enrique

Mon, 2015-02-23 12:03
Barcelona are not clear favourites to beat Manchester City and reach the Champions League last eight, says Luis Enrique.

Putin: War with Ukraine 'unlikely'

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:17
Russia's Vladimir Putin says war with Ukraine is 'unlikely', despite Ukrainian claims that Russia has been backing rebels in the east.

A dozen overdose on 'Molly' in US

Mon, 2015-02-23 11:16
A dozen university students are in hospital after overdosing on "Molly" or MDMA, a popular synthetic party drug, in Connecticut.

One million disability checks planned

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:52
A new company given the contract to assess disabled people for a sickness benefit tells the BBC it will do one million assessments this year.

Ad tool is 'worse than Superfish'

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:51
A tool shipped with security products could pose a bigger security risk than Superfish - another controversial program, say experts.

Swiss deal over Italian tax evasion

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:49
Italy and Switzerland have signed a deal to work together on tackling tax evasion.

Where did it all go wrong for Parma?

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:18
Gianfranco Zola and Faustino Asprilla helped Parma become one of Europe's top teams - now the club can't afford hot showers.

Lebanon satirist quizzed over tweet

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:13
A Lebanese satirist has appeared before a prosecutor in Beirut after being accused by the country's top Sunni religious authority of insulting Islam.

Qatar 2022 likely in Nov/Dec - Fifa

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:13
Fifa can choose only November and December for the 2022 World Cup, the head of the governing body's taskforce says.

Brown suffers concussion setback

Mon, 2015-02-23 10:01
England full-back Mike Brown looks unlikely to face Ireland following a setback in his recovery from concussion.

PLO faces $218m Israel terror fine

Mon, 2015-02-23 09:50
A US court in New York has found the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority liable for attacks in Israel over 10 years ago.

VIDEO: Cruelty case 'worst in 15 years'

Mon, 2015-02-23 09:45
An enforcement officer with the Department of Agriculture says an an animal cruelty case discovered in County Down was "the worst they have ever had to deal with"