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VIDEO: Super-hero runner 'is the daddy!'

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:51
One year since setting off on a challenge to become the first person to run coast-to-coast across Canada without support, 27-year-old Jamie McDonald from Gloucestershire has reached his goal.

Facebook at 10

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:47
Is Facebook over the hill or comfortably middle aged?

VIDEO: Has UK man surfed biggest wave?

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:38
UK surfer Andrew Cotton is waiting to hear if he has set the world record for riding the biggest wave.

'No doubt' union rigged Labour vote

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:37
There is "no doubt" the Unite union recruited Labour members in Falkirk in an effort to "manipulate" the party's selection of a parliamentary candidate, a leaked report by the party says.

Woman dies days after bag snatch

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:27
A 73-year-old woman dies four days after a thief on a bike snatched her bag as he cycled past her mobility scooter.

Mattress man's $7m Super Bowl payout

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:18
A Texas furniture store owes a staggering $7m after promising to refund customers if Seattle Seahawks beat Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

Losses widen at online grocer Ocado

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:10
Ocado reports widening losses, but the online grocer - which is yet to report an annual profit - says it has made "significant progress".

Language experts to help Nida search

Tue, 2014-02-04 02:01
Language specialists from police forces across the UK arrive in Newport to help with inquiries into the disappearance of Nida Naseer.

UAE president 'stable' after stroke

Tue, 2014-02-04 01:32
The president of the UAE is in a "stable and reassuring" condition after surgery following a stroke late last month, his half-brother says.

Equal access to care aim for bill

Tue, 2014-02-04 01:26
Plans to overhaul social services and make access to care equal no matter where a person lives are to be debated by ministers.

NHK governor denies Nanjing massacre

Tue, 2014-02-04 01:22
A governor of Japan's public broadcaster, NHK, denies the Nanjing massacre took place, days after a row over Tokyo's use of sex slaves engulfed the new NHK chief.

Winter storm damage bill reaches £4m

Tue, 2014-02-04 01:05
Winter storms have so far caused more than £4m damage in Cornwall, the local authority estimates.

Disabled girl stranded by car theft

Tue, 2014-02-04 01:03
The mother of a disabled child is devastated that a car adapted especially for her daughter's use has been stolen.

Lib Dems to unveil Scots power plan

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:53
The Scottish Liberal Democrats are to unveil their plans to expand the powers of Holyrood in the event of Scotland voting "no" in the referendum.

India awards Tendulkar top honour

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:38
India's president presents the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

Man finishes cross-Canada challenge

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:28
An adventurer who has spent a year running across Canada completes his 5,000-mile (8,000m) journey in Vancouver.

In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2014 shortlist

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:27
Shortlist for this year's World Photography Awards

China cancels Thailand rice deal

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:22
China cancels a contract to buy more than a million tonnes of rice, Thailand says, amid an investigation into PM Yingluck's rice purchase scheme.

Councils 'pay too little for care'

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:01
Most councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for personal home care, a BBC investigation suggests.

Governor's son in Sao Paulo shootout

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:01
Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo say the state governor's son and granddaughter were caught up in a gunfight between their guards and gunmen.

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