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Police investigate city explosion

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:49
A suspicious object is being examined in Belfast city centre after an explosion was heard early on Tuesday.

Northern cities unveil transport bid

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:43
Five cities in northern England are set to unveil a joint £15bn plan to improve road and rail connections in the North.

Man Utd beat Liverpool in US final

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:38
Louis van Gaal's Manchester United beat Premier League rivals Liverpool 3-1 in Miami to win the International Champions Cup.

VIDEO: World Bank launches Ebola fund

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:34
The World Bank announces that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance to help West African countries contain the Ebola outbreak.

Israeli troops 'withdraw from Gaza'

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:30
The Israeli military announces the withdrawal of all of its troops to "defensive positions" outside the Gaza Strip.

Scotland to get more power - leaders

Mon, 2014-08-04 21:01
Scotland will be given greater powers over tax and social security if voters rejected independence, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg are to announce.

WW1 centenary marked on front pages

Mon, 2014-08-04 20:27
All of the UK's national newspaper front pages record events to mark 100 years since the start Britain's involvement in World War One.

Family shock at parole judge remark

Mon, 2014-08-04 20:01
The parents of a murder victim call for an explanation after hearing a judge say impact statements made by bereaved families made "no difference" to Parole Board judgements.

China 'investigating Canada couple'

Mon, 2014-08-04 19:36
Chinese authorities are investigating a Dandong-based Canadian couple on suspicion of stealing state secrets, state media say.

NY man being tested for Ebola virus

Mon, 2014-08-04 18:06
A US man who became sick after visiting West Africa last month is being tested for Ebola in hospital in New York, health officials say.

VIDEO: Ukrainian soldiers retreat to Russia

Mon, 2014-08-04 18:04
The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from Russia's border with Ukraine on the 438 Ukrainian soldiers who have retreated to Russia because they are ''under intense pressure''.

World Bank launches $200m Ebola fund

Mon, 2014-08-04 17:47
The World Bank announces that it is allocating $200m in emergency assistance to help West African countries contain the Ebola outbreak.

British 'angels' who braved WW1 trenches

Mon, 2014-08-04 17:24
Two British nurses braved heavy fire with Belgian troops in WW1

Why so many ships fly Panama's flag

Mon, 2014-08-04 17:12
Why do so many ships fly the Panamanian banner

The rebel mothers seeking lost children

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:57
The ex-fighters seeking children they were forced to give up

LinkedIn in $6m labour settlement

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:42
LinkedIn agrees to pay $6m in wages and damages after an investigation finds it failed to account for all the hours worked by its employees.

New school qualifications handed out

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:23
The first candidates to study for the qualifications that have replaced Standard Grades are receiving their results today.

Salmond and Darling go head to head

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:22
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling are due to go head to head in a televised referendum debate.

Nigeria army 'atrocities' uncovered

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:07
Amnesty International says it has uncovered evidence of war crimes in north-eastern Nigeria, where the military is fighting Islamist militants.

'Victorian exam system fails pupils'

Mon, 2014-08-04 16:06
England's exam system is "unimaginative, little changed from Victorian times" and fails to prepare students for the modern workplace, says the headmaster of Eton.

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