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UN urges end to ransom payments

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.

VIDEO: Can social mobility have a downside?

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:04
Reeta Chakrabarti asks if social mobility could have a downside by dislocating people from their origins.

VIDEO: The secret world of London's Mail Rail

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:03
Explore the 'total darkness' of London's Mail Rail

Do children make good entrepreneurs?

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:02
The secrets of being a young entrepreneur

VIDEO: Airbnb chief responds to controversy

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:01
Airbnb is shaking up the travel industry by allowing home owners to rent out rooms to tourists - but its business model is facing controversy.

VIDEO: State of the Union: Is anyone listening?

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:01
Ahead of President Obama's State of the Union address, the BBC's Katty Kay asks Washington insiders what he can achieve in 2014.

'The harder we tried, the worse things got'

Mon, 2014-01-27 16:00
England bowler James Anderson examines why the defence of the Ashes down under went so disastrously wrong

Council reverses Bible play ban

Mon, 2014-01-27 15:55
A council in County Antrim reverses a decision to cancel a play that some councillors had said was blasphemous.

Apple shares plunge on flat earnings

Mon, 2014-01-27 15:22
Shares in tech giant Apple fall 9% in after-hours trading, after the firm reports flat profits of $13.1bn (£7.9bn) during its first quarter.

Sport, Scotland and the impact of independence

Mon, 2014-01-27 15:00
What would happen for sport in the event of "yes" vote

Newcastle agree Cabaye fee with PSG

Mon, 2014-01-27 14:51
Newcastle and French champions Paris St-Germain agree a transfer fee for midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

VIDEO: Egypt army 'backs Sisi candidacy'

Mon, 2014-01-27 14:38
Egypt's top military body has given its approval for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency, according to state media.

Capaldi Doctor's new look revealed

Mon, 2014-01-27 13:19
Doctor Who fans get their first glimpse of The Doctor's new look as Peter Capaldi's costume is revealed.

Savage on how Moyes can get best out of Mata

Mon, 2014-01-27 13:11
Robbie Savage looks at the decisions which could decide three of the midweek Premier League fixtures, including the Merseyside derby

RBS faces £8bn in full year losses

Mon, 2014-01-27 13:05
RBS may face full-year losses of up to £8bn after it needed another £3.1bn for claims from the financial crisis.

French unemployment at record high

Mon, 2014-01-27 12:47
French unemployment rises to 11.1% in December 2013, breaking President Francois Hollande's promise it would fall by the end of the year.

Ukraine protesters leave ministry

Mon, 2014-01-27 12:03
Ukrainian anti-government protesters leave the justice ministry building after a minister threatened a state of emergency.

Argentina in dollar purchase limit

Mon, 2014-01-27 11:36
Argentina allows some of its citizens to buy up to $2,000 (£1,209) per month, after a two-year ban on buying dollars.

VIDEO: Alps avalanche warning to skiers

Mon, 2014-01-27 11:30
British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years.

US makes Bitcoin exchange arrests

Mon, 2014-01-27 11:28
The operators of two exchanges for the virtual currency Bitcoin have been arrested in the US in connection with the black market website Silk Road.

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