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US sees first executions since April

Tue, 2014-06-17 22:22
The US state of Georgia has executed the first person in the US since a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma in April.

Sterling 'happy' to switch with Rooney

Tue, 2014-06-17 22:20
Raheem Sterling is happy to switch positions to accommodate Wayne Rooney if it helps keep England's World Cup hopes alive.

Call for BBC strike coverage apology

Tue, 2014-06-17 22:12
Campaigners call on the BBC to apologise for the way it covered a clash between striking miners and police at Orgreave 30 years ago.

Hubs to get more pupils to Oxbridge

Tue, 2014-06-17 22:11
A network of 12 hubs should be established across Wales to help more pupils get into Oxford and Cambridge universities, according to a report.

On the Runs case 'may end in court'

Tue, 2014-06-17 22:07
Northern Ireland's most senior judge believes public confidence in the criminal justice system will be regained if the On the Runs cases come before the courts.

VIDEO: British colony stamp sells for £5.6m

Tue, 2014-06-17 22:01
An exceedingly rare 19th Century postage stamp from a British colony in South America has sold for a record $9.5m (£5.6m) at auction in New York.

Academics debate story of The Clash

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:50
Academics debate legacy of iconic punk band

Trust told to improve data security

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:47
The Information Commissioner has told the Northern Health Trust it should do more to keep the data it holds secure.

Karzai dismisses 'al-Qaeda comeback'

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:46
Afghan President Hamid Karzai tells the BBC there is no possibility of groups linked to al-Qaeda making a comeback.

Aspirin 'not best to stop strokes'

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:29
Doctors should prescribe newer drugs rather than aspirin to treat a common heart condition which can lead to strokes, guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales say.

Health focus and spying revelations - the papers

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:22
The papers focus on a variety of health stories as well as revelations that the security services are legally monitoring people's social media.

VIDEO: Stories from inside Iraq refugee camp

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:18
As fighting spreads and intensifies across Iraq, civilians are leaving their homes to go to safer areas. Rami Ruhayem reports.

England must have no fear - Lineker

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:03
England should go into their Fifa World Cup match against Uruguay confident of winning, says BBC presenter Gary Lineker.

Major backs opposition to Juncker

Tue, 2014-06-17 21:02
Ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker is "not the right candidate" to be EU Commission president, ex-UK Prime Minister Sir John Major says.

Australia court rejects asylum plea

Tue, 2014-06-17 20:49
Australia's High Court rules that sending asylum seekers to be processed offshore in Papua New Guinea does not breach the constitution.

Facebook app requires photo replies

Tue, 2014-06-17 20:23
Facebook launches a new photo-messaging app called Slingshot one week after accidentally releasing an incomplete version on Apple's app store.

VIDEO: Six things to know about Crohn's

Tue, 2014-06-17 20:06
Find out more about the disease as a 300% increase in the amount of young people with Crohn's being admitted to hospital is reported.

China and Vietnam in tense talks

Tue, 2014-06-17 20:02
China and Vietnam begin their first high-level talks over their territorial disputes since anti-Chinese protests left several dead.

White working class 'worst at school'

Tue, 2014-06-17 19:43
More must be done to address the under-achievement of children from poor, white communities, MPs on the Commons Education Select Committee say.

Indonesians missing after boat sinks

Tue, 2014-06-17 19:24
A boat carrying 97 Indonesians sinks off Malaysia, with at least 42 people missing, the authorities say.

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