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GB pick Baines for two-man bobsleigh

Tue, 2014-02-11 21:59
John Baines will replace the injured Craig Pickering in Great Britain's two-man bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Pietersen bought by Delhi for IPL

Tue, 2014-02-11 21:51
The Delhi Daredevils pay £880,000 to re-sign discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the 2014 Indian Premier League.

PM's flood pledge and Temple mourned

Tue, 2014-02-11 21:42
David Cameron's pledge that money will be no object to recover from flooding, Barclays bonuses and the death of Shirley Temple all appear in Wednesday's papers.

Experts to sequence Richard III DNA

Tue, 2014-02-11 21:39
The sequencing of Richard III's DNA will reveal more details about the health and ancestry of the last English king to die in battle, researchers say.

Police whistleblower to keep job

Tue, 2014-02-11 20:53
A police whistleblower who was facing gross misconduct proceedings after he raised concerns about the Metropolitan Police will not be sacked.

'Lack of clarity' over NHS savings

Tue, 2014-02-11 20:07
There is a lack of clarity about what the money saved in the NHS in England in recent years has been spent on, say MPs.

Rise in deaths from 'legal highs'

Tue, 2014-02-11 19:41
There has been a jump in the number of UK deaths linked to so-called "legal highs".

VIDEO: Obama toasts President Hollande

Tue, 2014-02-11 19:40
French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies

Australian police in kayak drug find

Tue, 2014-02-11 19:07
Australian police say they have found drugs with a street value of A$180m ($163m, £99m) hidden in kayaks arriving from China.

'Millions more should take statins'

Tue, 2014-02-11 18:43
Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to cut their risk of heart disease, say draft guidelines for the NHS.

Brazil plan to save armadillos

Tue, 2014-02-11 18:22
Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.

VIDEO: Yellen spells out Fed's taper policy

Tue, 2014-02-11 18:02
New Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen says that the central bank will continue winding down its stimulus programme if the US economic recovery continues.

Syria crisis 'threatens free media'

Tue, 2014-02-11 17:54
The Syrian conflict is endangering press freedom throughout the region, a study by Reporters Without Borders reports.

Algeria mourns plane crash victims

Tue, 2014-02-11 17:45
Algeria enters three days of mourning for the 77 people killed after a military passenger plane crashed in the country's mountainous north-east.

House passes US debt limit increase

Tue, 2014-02-11 17:22
The US House of Representatives passes an increase in the government's debt limit, after Republicans end their effort to win concessions from the Democrats.

Asia stocks rise after Yellen speech

Tue, 2014-02-11 17:10
Asian stocks rise after new Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen pledges "a great deal of continuity" in policy until the US economy improves.

Study shows cities' wildlife impact

Tue, 2014-02-11 17:03
A dataset, described as the largest of it kind, assesses the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.

Community groups secure funding

Tue, 2014-02-11 16:50
Grants from the government-backed Scottish Land Fund are awarded to three community group projects in the Highlands.

Lasers used for meningitis test

Tue, 2014-02-11 16:49
Scientists at Strathclyde University develop a new test to speed up the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis.

Qatar scales back ambitions amid financial constraints

Tue, 2014-02-11 16:43
Qatar scales back ambitions amid financial constraints

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