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Wales NHS to offer MS cannabis drug

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:50
The NHS in Wales is the first in the UK to fund a cannabis-based medicine for people with multiple sclerosis.

Competitor killed in rally crash

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:43
A competitor competing in the Ulster Rally in County Fermanagh is killed in a crash on Friday afternoon.

Ukraine 'strikes column from Russia'

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:32
Ukraine says it has partially destroyed an armoured column crossing from Russia, as a controversial Russian aid convoy still waits at the border.

EU condemns 'atrocities' in Iraq

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:30
EU foreign ministers condemn "atrocities and abuses" against religious minorities in Iraq, with Germany warning it cannot stand by and watch "slaughter".

Degree honours for stabbed students

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:26
Two students who were killed in Borneo are awarded honorary degrees by Newcastle University as more tributes pour in for them.

VIDEO: Dolphins squeal with delight

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:25
A study of trained dolphins has suggested that the marine mammals use express pleasure with squeals of delight.

Control of Ebola 'six months away'

Fri, 2014-08-15 08:21
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa will take at least six months to bring under control, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

Viewpoints: How to defeat Islamic State group

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:55
How to defeat Islamic State group

Brothers found after national alert

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:46
Three brothers missing from Sunderland for four days are found as seven people are arrested over their disappearance.

'New mass abduction' in Nigeria

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:43
Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram.

Man jailed for stepdaughter's murder

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:39
A man found guilty of the "violent and vicious" murder of his stepdaughter is jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

Are we suffering from consumption?

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:34
Will Self is suffering from consumption - no, not that kind

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:33
How many fish can a 'salmon cannon' fire? And more nuggets.

Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:31
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

Epileptic woman robbed while fitting

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:31
A "despicable" couple who robbed a woman while she suffered an epileptic fit - and then burgled her home - is jailed at Swansea Crown Court.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:24
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.

Dungavel detainee tested for Ebola

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:11
A female detainee who took ill at Dungavel Detention Centre in South Lanarkshire is taken to hospital to undergo tests for Ebola.

Jobs lost as shipbuilder goes bust

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:10
The last remaining shipyard on the lower Clyde - Ferguson in Port Glasgow - goes into administration with the loss of 70 jobs.

VIDEO: Pope poses for 'selfie' in S Korea

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:58
Pope Francis poses for a 'selfie' photograph at an Asian youth meeting in South Korea.

Van Gaal 'questioned' Rooney captaincy

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:52
Louis van Gaal says he wondered if Man Utd's captaincy was affecting Wayne Rooney but feels he is the right choice.

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