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Suspended sentence for cat killer

Mon, 2014-02-03 18:04
A Derbyshire man is given a suspended sentence for strangling his family's pet cat.

Michigan escaped murderer captured

Mon, 2014-02-03 18:02
A multiple murderer who escaped from a Michigan prison is captured after a manhunt that ends in a car chase.

Yum plays down China bird flu fears

Mon, 2014-02-03 18:00
Yum Brands, the owner of fast food chains KFC and Pizza Hut, says that fresh concerns of bird flu in China have not impacted on its sales.

Tube strike: Walkout talks end

Mon, 2014-02-03 17:46
Talks intended to avert strikes on the London Underground end with no agreement.

What does it mean to be Scottish?

Mon, 2014-02-03 17:34
What does it mean to be Scottish?

Mourinho's tactical triumph stuns Man City

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:58
How Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho masterminded a famous victory over Manchester City

Batteries on planes 'pose fire risk'

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:38
The Civil Aviation Authority tells the BBC that the huge growth in people carrying lithium batteries on aircraft poses a growing fire risk.

Graduate job vacancies to 'rise 10%'

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:37
Employers predict a "substantial rise" in the number of graduate job vacancies this year, as confidence in Britain's economy grows.

The rise and rise of kimchi

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:35
Will we all soon be eating kimchi?

VIDEO: Warning over exploding batteries

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:33
The average passenger aircraft now carries dozens if not hundreds of electronic gadgets on board - but there are warnings that the lithium batteries found inside them could pose a serious threat to aircraft safety.

Nato leader sees power slipping away

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:24
Why Nato leader Rasmussen sees power slipping away

Emissions impossible: Did spies sink key climate deal?

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:13
Did spies sink key climate deal?

VIDEO: The smart desk creating a stir

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:03
We live increasingly sedentary lifestyles, with more and more workers doing desk-bound jobs. So it is ever more important that people move around - even just a little.

The rare art of cheese-making in DR Congo

Mon, 2014-02-03 16:02
A cheese revolution in an unexpected place

How do you say 'Sochi'?

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:59
The 2014 Winter Olympics are nearly upon us and the BBC Pronunciation Unit is set to prepare a dedicated list of pronunciations for coverage of the event.

Does English still borrow words from other languages?

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:59
English language has "borrowed" words for centuries. But is it now lending more than it's taking?

Is Facebook really losing members?

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:58
What does the next decade have in store?

Chelsea not title contenders - Mourinho

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:41
Chelsea are not contenders to win the Premier League this season, says Jose Mourinho after his side beat Manchester City.

Kinnear resigns from Newcastle post

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:14
Joe Kinnear resigns as Newcastle's director of football after less than eight months in the role.

Google must move San Francisco barge

Mon, 2014-02-03 15:13
Google has been ordered to move a huge barge it moored mysteriously off San Francisco Bay, due to improper permits.

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