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Times reporter tells of kidnap ordeal

Mon, 2014-05-19 04:00
Times reporter Anthony Loyd tells the BBC how he was betrayed by a rebel gang in Syria who beat him badly and shot him twice in the ankle.

Tributes for 'inspirational' Brabham

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
Tributes paid to Formula 1's Sir Jack Brabham who has died

£10m Longitude Prize announced

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
A £10m prize is launched to solve one of the modern world's greatest scientific problems - with the public deciding on the challenge.

Man charged in care home abuse case

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:57
A 62-year-old man is charged with indecent assault against a teenage boy by police investigating historical child abuse in north Wales care system.

Apple apps made to run on Android

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:54
Android and Apple apps have been shown running side-by-side on the same gadgets thanks to software developed by US computer scientists.

AUDIO: Body to 'promote integrity' in banking

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:40
Former CBI chief Sir Richard Lambert discusses the introduction of a new independent body to oversee the banking industry.

Investigation after woman raped

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:34
Police are investigating after a 24-year-old woman was raped in the Govanhill area of Glasgow in the early hours of the morning.

Chelsea Flower Show gardens unveiled

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:28
Garden designers are making their final preparations for the opening of the Chelsea Flower Show, with some choosing to mark the centenary of World War One.

Families want yacht search to resume

Mon, 2014-05-19 03:01
The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.

China ships evacuate Vietnam workers

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:48
Two of four ships evacuating Chinese workers from Vietnam set sail, Chinese state media say, after protests over a territorial dispute.

Rail disruption as works overrun

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:39
Thousands of rail commuters face disruption as overrunning engineering works in Essex force the cancellation of trains.

VIDEO: Queen's Baton in the British Isles

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:29
The Queen's Baton Relay tours the Channel Islands as part of the first leg of its trip round the British Isles.

VIDEO: Students living under siege in Syria

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:28
An agreement has allowed 120 students to leave a besieged refugee camp so they could sit their final exams.

Obama asked to curb NSA surveillance

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:26
President Obama has been asked to curb the NSA's surveillance after allegations that it targeted hardware made by networking firm Cisco.

'More pupils take tougher tests'

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:22
The number of pupils taking more stretching tests at the end of primary school has almost doubled in two years, the government says.

VIDEO: 12-hour challenge on the election trail

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:20
The Sunday Politics sets a 12-hour challenge to catch up with candidates in the 22 May elections.

Children killed in Colombia bus fire

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:18
A bus in northern Colombia has caught fire, killing dozens of children who were returning from an event at an evangelical church.

World Cup hero Wilkinson to retire

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:16
World Cup-winning England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.

VIDEO: Tearful president's TV apology

Mon, 2014-05-19 02:15
Korea ferry tragedy prompts overhaul of the country's coastguard service which was heavily blamed for the loss of life

Ex-IMF boss to sue over film

Mon, 2014-05-19 01:56
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue US film director Abel Ferrara over his movie allegedly inspired by the politician's sex scandal.
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