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VIDEO: Unconscious skydiver rescued mid-air

Wed, 2014-01-29 16:05
The moment a skydiver was knocked unconscious during a 12,500ft jump has been caught on camera.

Why investors' golden years are over

Wed, 2014-01-29 16:02
Why gold lost its lustre for investors

German brewers making 'foreign' beer

Wed, 2014-01-29 16:00
The German brewers making British and American-style beers

'West Ham play 19th-century football'

Wed, 2014-01-29 15:43
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho accuses West Ham of playing 19th-century football, after his side were held 0-0 on Wednesday.

VIDEO: More UK cash for Russian gay groups

Wed, 2014-01-29 15:39
The UK government is to give extra funding to gay rights groups operating in Russia, amid concerns that homophobic attacks are increasing.

Ukraine passes protest amnesty law

Wed, 2014-01-29 15:33
Ukraine passes a law giving amnesty to protesters detained during recent unrest, on the condition occupied government buildings are vacated.

UK funds Russia gay rights campaign

Wed, 2014-01-29 15:31
The UK government is to give extra funding for gay rights campaigners in Russia amid growing concerns over the introduction of legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality.

'Nothing substantive' from Syria talks

Wed, 2014-01-29 15:22
UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi says he doesn't expect to achieve "anything substantive" in the first round of Syria talks set to end on Friday.

Facebook revenue surges 63%

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:59
Social networking giant Facebook reports profits of $523m and a 63% increase in revenue for the fourth quarter, beating expectations.

Bible play performed to packed house

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:51
A comic play based on the Bible which was originally banned from a theatre in County Antrim played to a full house of 400 people on Wednesday.

Chelsea 0-0 West Ham United

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:44
Chelsea slip up in the race for the Premier League title as they are held by a dogged West Ham at Stamford Bridge.

VIDEO: Army may help flood-hit Somerset

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:32
The Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says the Ministry of Defence may deploy specialist vehicles to help villages cut off by flooding.

VIDEO: Last flight of the Dambusters

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:27
On board a Tornado as RAF Dambusters squadron disbands

Military may help flood-hit Somerset

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:27
Military vehicles could be drafted in to help flood-hit Somerset, the environment secretary says, amid warnings of more rainfall in the days ahead.

VIDEO: Journalists facing charges in Egypt

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:18
Egyptian prosecutors have referred four foreign journalists to a criminal court on charges of aiding Egyptians belonging to a terrorist group.

Peers back child car smoking ban

Wed, 2014-01-29 14:17
The House of Lords backs a Labour plan to ban smoking in cars carrying children, despite opposition from the government.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-5 Manchester City

Wed, 2014-01-29 13:57
Manchester City move to the top of the Premier League with a comprehensive victory over 10-man Tottenham.

F1 boss wants three double-points GPs

Wed, 2014-01-29 13:53
Bernie Ecclestone wants to extend his controversial double-points scheme to the last three races of the Formula 1 season.

Spy chief: Snowden hurt US security

Wed, 2014-01-29 13:09
James Clapper demands Edward Snowden return the documents he has "stolen" and says his leaks have caused "profound damage" to the US.

South Sudan coup charges 'baseless'

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:51
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar tells the BBC that the treason charges laid against him and some of his allies are "baseless".

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