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Former Microsoft boss leaves firm

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:29
Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer announces he is stepping down from the board with immediate effect.

Pakistan rally marches on parliament

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:16
Anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan advance towards parliament, using wire-cutters and cranes to breach a designated secure "red zone".

Fresh unrest shakes riot-hit US town

Tue, 2014-08-19 11:08
US police and protesters clash again in Ferguson, Missouri, as President Barack Obama urges calm over the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager.

Lehman bankers win pensions battle

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:38
More than 2,400 former Lehman Brothers bankers will have their pensions paid in full following a six-year legal battle.

NY weighs charges in chokehold death

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:37
A New York grand jury weighs criminal charges against a police officer in the death of a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold.

Exiled SA writer's remains go home

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:31
The remains of renowned anti-apartheid journalist Nat Nakasa, who died in the US in 1965, are returned to South Africa for reburial.

VIDEO: Women 'duped in dating site fraud'

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:22
Four people have gone on trial accused of conning a number of women out of tens of thousands of pounds through an internet dating agency,

Calls to reinstate Trojan heads

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:17
Three head teachers who left schools in Birmingham involved in the alleged Trojan Horse plot should be reinstated or given compensation, a union says.

'Nurse ratio' key to stroke survival

Tue, 2014-08-19 10:00
The number of nurses available at weekends - but not the frequency of doctors' ward rounds - affects stroke survival, according to a recent study.

VIDEO: Life as a 'little person' in a big city

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:44
The online hit showing prejudice against dwarfism

Venezuela arrests 13 for smuggling

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:39
Venezuela says it has made 13 arrests and seized tonnes of food since launching a major anti-smuggling operation along its border with Colombia.

VIDEO: McIlroy takes on ice bucket challenge

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:39
One Northern Ireland couple has a novel take on the ice bucket challenge, the latest internet craze involving people pouring cold water over themselves and posting their videos online.

Ebola drug-test doctors 'recovering'

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:25
Three doctors in Liberia with Ebola who have taken an experimental drug are showing remarkable signs of improvement, a minister says.

Tornado fighters collide in Italy

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:22
Two Italian military fighter jets collide and crash during a training exercise near Ascoli and the four people on board are reported missing.

Google removes 12 BBC News links

Tue, 2014-08-19 09:17
Google has now removed a total of 12 BBC News stories from some search results in response to controversial EU "right to be forgotten" laws.

VIDEO: Farage offers couple 'mega apology'

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:53
UKIP leader Nigel Farage has visited a Thai constituent to apologise after one of the party's MEPs described her as a "ting tong from somewhere".

Coach crashes down ditch on M5

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:52
A coach carrying 53 adults and children on a trip to the seaside crashes down a ditch off the M5 near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

VIDEO: Close-up: Mosul dam retaken from IS

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:52
The BBC's Jim Jim Muir visits the strategically important Mosul Dam, which Kurdish and Iraqi forces have retaken from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Bercow's choice set to get top job

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:41
Speaker John Bercow's choice to take over as Parliament's most senior official is almost certain to get the job, despite protests.

Sex with police officer 'flattering'

Tue, 2014-08-19 08:28
A woman prisoner who says she had sex with a police officer in a custody suite tells Cardiff Crown Court she was "flattered" by the attention.

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