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'Pleb' Geldof defends friend Mitchell

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:38
Bob Geldof describes himself as a "pleb" as he defends his friend, the ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell, in the so-called plebgate libel trial.

Brain surgery book up for Costa prize

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:36
A memoir about brain surgery is among 20 books shortlisted for this year's Cost Book Awards.

VIDEO: What's wrong with Japan's economy?

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:33
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls elections only two years after taking office due to the country's failing economy.

Deaf school served improvement order

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:29
The national school for deaf children, Donaldson's in Linlithgow, is ordered to make improvements following an unannounced inspection.

Farc defends general's abduction

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:13
Colombia's Farc rebels issue a statement defending the kidnap of an army general and his two companions during peace negotiations.

Mother's 'bring my baby home' plea

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:03
A mother whose husband was jailed for kidnapping their daughter begs for help "bringing my baby back".

Dad talks of gas blast 'miracle'

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:58
A father says it was a miracle he and his four-year-old daughter survived a gas explosion that destroyed their home.

Wales dual deals for Dragons trio

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:48
Three Newport Gwent Dragons players have been offered dual contracts by Wales says the region's director of rugby Lyn Jones.

VIDEO: 'Please help bring my baby back'

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:38
A mother whose baby daughter was kidnapped by her estranged husband and taken to Libya has made an emotional appeal for her return.

Ivorian troops ordered to end protest

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:37
Ivory Coast's defence minister Paul Koffi Koffi orders soldiers to return to barracks after they stage protests in at least two cities to demand unpaid allowances.

BBFC changes Paddington 'sex' advice

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:58
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) changes its guidance about "mild sex references" in the new Paddington film after a request from the film's distributor.

Whales to be herded away from coast

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:55
A pod of pilot whales is spotted off the Essex coast, as efforts are made to herd the animals out to sea.

Couple's hotel 'fine' for bad review

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:53
A couple are "fined" £100 for writing a bad review of a Blackpool hotel on Trip Advisor.

VIDEO: Prince supports educational Ebola video

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:31
Prince William has said he is watching with "great concern" the Ebola situation in West Africa and has expressed support for an educational video about Ebola.

Concern over rising heart infection

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:15
Rates of a deadly infection of the heart have increased after guidelines advised against giving antibiotics to prevent it in patients at risk, research shows.

VIDEO: Synagogue victim 'feared radicalisation'

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:11
The cousin of a British-born man, killed in an attack by Palestinian militants on a synagogue in Jerusalem, has told the BBC that he was concerned about radicalisation.

New dye 'should end fuel laundering'

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:10
A new measure to combat fuel laundering should result in the illegal trade being "virtually eliminated" in the UK, according to HM Revenue and Customs.

VIDEO: Treasury Committee

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:05
MPs take evidence on the treatment of financial services consumers.

VIDEO: Video shows mafia initiation ritual

Tue, 2014-11-18 07:57
Anti-mafia police have released unprecedented secretly-filmed footage of an initiation ritual.

Why is the Keystone XL pipeline so disputed?

Tue, 2014-11-18 07:53
As the US Congress debates legislation to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, the BBC look at the history of the long-in-development project.

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