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Facebook sued by 25,000 members

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:56
A privacy action being taken against Facebook has attracted 25,000 members of the social network who are now seeking damages.

Will the latest Gaza ceasefire last?

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:49
Can alchemy of diplomacy bring lasting peace?

'Lights out' warning on budget cuts

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:39
Tens of thousands of street lights could be out across Northern Ireland over the winter due to budget cuts, a Stormont minister says.

Helmand's Golden Age

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:38
The films that show all was good in 1950s Afghanistan

Cavendish to return in Tour de l'Ain

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:32
Mark Cavendish will compete in the Tour de l'Ain, his first race since crashing during the Tour de France.

James Corden 'to host US chat show'

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:17
Actor and presenter James Corden is to become the presenter of The Late Late Show on US TV, according to reports.

Dead cyclist's ID remains a mystery

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:40
Police are still trying to identify a cyclist who was killed in a crash in Derbyshire last week.

US man executed by lethal injection

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:38
Missouri puts a murderer to death by lethal injection, the first such execution in the US since controversy over the method erupted again last month.

VIDEO: Supercars of the rich come to London

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:35
From Ferraris to Bugattis, supercars and their rich owners take to the streets of London.

Couple married 62 years die together

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:21
Don and Maxine Simpson die four hours apart on adjoining beds, holding hands during some of their final moments, after a long marriage.

VIDEO: 'Skills crisis will hit UK businesses'

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:12
Three-quarters of British businesses believe a significant skills crisis will hit the UK within the next three years, according to a new report.

VIDEO: Plane landing 'hero' meets instructors

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:07
John Wildey was a passenger on a light aircraft when he was forced to take over the controls and make an emergency landing. He has been meeting the team that helped him land successfully.

Referee Webb retires after 25 years

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:52
Howard Webb quits refereeing to become technical director of the official referees' association, the PGMOL.

Both sides claim TV debate victory

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:43
Both sides of the independence debate claim their side came out on top in the TV head-to-head between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.

Peru drug pair in UK jail switch

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:39
Convicted drug smugglers Michaella McCollum and Melissa Reid are to be transferred from Peru to jails in the UK, the BBC understands.

VIDEO: Johnson: 'I want to be useful'

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:35
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to stand as an MP for the Conservative Party at the next general election.

WHO starts emergency talks on Ebola

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:28
Global experts begin two days of emergency talks at the World Health Organization in Geneva on new measures to tackle the Ebola outbreak.

Profile: Boris Johnson

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:24
Boris Johnson: Jokes, gaffes - and burning political ambition

Gullit, Neville & Ferdinand join MOTD

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:19
New line-up for Match of the Day's 50th anniversary as BBC Sport unveils expanded football package for the new season.

Wikipedia names deleted search links

Wed, 2014-08-06 04:11
Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia reveals which pages Google has blocked from its search results under the EU's "right to be forgotten" rules.
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