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Cable signals zero-hours re-think

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:33
The government is considering giving workers on zero-hours contracts the right to request fixed contracts, Vince Cable says.

Qatar 'to ease foreign worker laws'

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:32
Qatar proposes a new law to change controversial legislation on foreign workers amid mounting criticism ahead of the 2022 football World Cup.

Labour MP defends 'rapists' tweet

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:18
Labour MP Austin Mitchell rejects calls to apologise for comparing Pfizer's proposed takeover of AstraZeneca to rape in a Twitter message.

VIDEO: Cat saves boy from dog attack

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
A young boy had a lucky escape when a neighbour's dog attacked him while playing on his bike.

Is the Russell Group really an 'oligarchy'?

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:12
Sean Coughlan on the Russell Group's marketing success

Tropical storms migrate toward poles

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:09
Tropical storms have been migrating northwards and southwards towards the poles for the past 30 years, a study suggests.

Water use boosts California quakes

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:08
Extracting water for human activities is increasing the number of small earthquakes being triggered in California.

Scolari faces Portugal tax inquiry

Wed, 2014-05-14 09:00
Brazil's football coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is made the focus of a criminal investigation into tax fraud in Portugal weeks before the World Cup.

'Colombia Three' appeal unopposed

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:53
The Public Prosecution Service says it will not oppose an appeal by one of the so-called Colombia Three against a weapons conviction.

Pardew to stay in charge of Newcastle

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:46
Alan Pardew will remain Newcastle's manager the club states following rumours they were talking to other candidates.

Ulissi beats Evans to Giro stage win

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:39
Italian Diego Ulissi outsprints 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to win stage five of Giro d'Italia.

School crash driver wore flip flops

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:38
A driver was wearing flip flops when he crashed into a lollipop lady and injured five pupils on a school crossing in south Wales, a court has heard.

Villagers 'repel Boko Haram attack'

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
Villagers in northern Nigeria say they have repelled an attack by suspected militants amid reports of unrest amongst disgruntled soldiers in Maiduguri.

School pupils ill over 'legal high'

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:30
A group of pupils are treated at a Pembrokeshire school following an incident which police say may have been linked to taking a 'legal high'.

Osborne explains currency stance

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:28
Chancellor George Osborne insists again that a currency union after Scottish independence would not work and has been "ruled out".

Cavern Club fights for name rights

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:24
The Cavern Club in Liverpool takes the Hard Rock Cafe to court in a battle over who has the right to use the Cavern name in the US.

Hospital staff test negative for Mers

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:15
Two Florida healthcare workers who came in contact with a confirmed Mers case and begin showing flu-like symptoms have tested negative for the virus.

Uganda's HIV-prevention law 'flawed'

Wed, 2014-05-14 08:07
A bill passed by MPs in Uganda which criminalises the transmission of HIV is criticised by campaigners as impeding the fight against Aids.

Rolf Harris 'two to tango' claim

Wed, 2014-05-14 07:58
Rolf Harris said "it takes two to tango" when confronted with claims of sex abuse, the brother of one of his alleged victims tells the entertainer's trial.

Ticket 'fiasco' may take days to fix

Wed, 2014-05-14 07:56
Ongoing problems with online ticket sales for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow may take "days" to resolve, the organiser says.
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