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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".

Obama tours for minimum wage rise

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:47
US President Barack Obama takes his campaign for a minimum wage rise to the streets, after his State of the Union address.

Ukraine 'on brink of civil war'

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:37
Ukraine is "on the brink of civil war", the country's first post-independence president warns parliament as they debate an amnesty for protesters.

Nigerian senators in mass defection

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:31
At least 11 Senators from Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's party defect to the opposition, the latest in a series of desertions.

Carney warning over Scots pound plan

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:29
The Bank of England governor says an independent Scotland would need to give up some power to make a currency union with the rest of the UK work.

Bullying head teacher struck off

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:24
A former Cardiff head teacher who bullied staff and threatened parents is struck off the professional register.

US Fed further tightens stimulus

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:21
The US Federal Reserve reduces its monthly bond purchases from $75bn to $65bn in the second straight month of winding down stimulus efforts.

UK seeks pair over politician murder

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:16
UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.

Distress call helicopter lands safely

Wed, 2014-01-29 12:14
A Super Puma helicopter with 14 people on board lands safely in Shetland after sparking a full-scale emergency.

Coulson 'knew what went on' at NoW

Wed, 2014-01-29 11:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, who is accused of conspiring to hack phones, knew "exactly what went on on his watch", a former reporter tells the Old Bailey.

VIDEO: William Roache 'a perfect gentleman'

Wed, 2014-01-29 11:47
Some of Coronation Street actor William Roache's co-stars appeared as defence witnesses at his trial in Preston Crown Court on Wednesday.

US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

Wed, 2014-01-29 11:33
Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.

Labour plans 'one member, one vote'

Wed, 2014-01-29 11:15
Miliband plans for major call on union relationships

Roache 'always a perfect gentleman'

Wed, 2014-01-29 11:11
Coronation Street actor William Roache was "always a perfect gentleman", his on-screen wife tells a court.

Neanderthals gave us disease genes

Wed, 2014-01-29 10:46
Gene types that influence disease in people today were picked up through interbreeding with Neanderthals, a major study in Nature journal suggests.

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