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Nigeria oil money 'not missing'

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:52
Nigeria's state oil firm denies an allegation by the central bank chief that it has failed to account for at least $20bn (£12.2bn) of oil revenues.

Flowers withdraws from Leeds bidding

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:44
Businessman Andrew Flowers pulls out of the bidding to buy Leeds United, leaving Italian Massimo Cellino closer to a takeover.

Ten hurt as gas blast flattens homes

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:34
Ten people are injured in a gas explosion that "flattened" two houses on a street in Clacton, Essex.

Aston Martin recalls 17,000 cars

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:27
Luxury car maker Aston Martin recalls more than 17,000 cars because of a counterfeit part.

Beckham to launch MLS team in Miami

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:24
Former England captain David Beckham announces his plans to launch a new Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise.

Armed robber holds family hostage

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:12
A family is held hostage at gunpoint after a robber, disguised as a postman, tricks his way into their home in Belfast.

Rodgers backs Swansea over Laudrup

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:11
Brendan Rodgers says his former club Swansea have a history of "correct decisions" after the sacking of manager Michael Laudrup.

Floods - Time to get a grip

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:05
PM knows he needs "to be seen to get a grip" on floods fall-out

Volgograd 'bomb plotter' shot dead

Wed, 2014-02-05 10:01
Security forces in Russia's troubled Dagestan region shoot dead the suspected organiser of the Volgograd suicide bombings during a house siege.

AUDIO: Dad 'proud' of Robbie's Stoke honour

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:42
The father of Robbie Williams says Stoke-on-Trent Council's blue plaque for him is "amazing."

Police win forced retirement claim

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:35
Five police forces could face paying out millions of pounds after officers who were forced to retire after 30 years won an age discrimination claim.

150 jobs go as clothing chain shuts

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:33
Gino and NV, the Northern Ireland chain of clothing retailers, shuts down with the loss of about 150 jobs.

Military spending: Balance tipping towards China

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:24
China's military machine growing amid shift in global power balance

CAR troops lynch 'Seleka rebel'

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:13
Central African Republic soldiers lynch a man accused of being a rebel, eyewitnesses allege, in a shocking display of violence gripping the nation.

Holidays 'rant' prompts MPs' debate

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:10
MPs are to debate the issue of travel companies raising their prices during school holidays following a father's "rant" on Facebook.

MEPs back more air passenger rights

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:09
A bill to strengthen the rights of air passengers in the EU wins the backing of the European Parliament at its first reading.

Baghdad bombings leave 33 dead

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:08
At least 33 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a series of bombings in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, officials say.

VIDEO: Learning to play underwater rugby

Wed, 2014-02-05 09:03
With the opening of a club in London for underwater rugby late last year, the BBC's Peter Okwoche decided to don his flippers and give it a go.

GB athletes kick off Winter Olympics

Wed, 2014-02-05 08:59
Great Britain's athletes begin their bid for a successful Winter Olympics when the action gets under way on Thursday.

In pictures: Storms batter the UK

Wed, 2014-02-05 08:56
Strong winds and high waves

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