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Alan Bennett rejected 'gay label'

Tue, 2014-05-06 01:17
Writer Sir Alan Bennett explains how he guarded his sexuality for much of his career to avoid being pigeonholed as a gay playwright.

Iran 'blows up replica US warships'

Tue, 2014-05-06 01:06
Iran has been building replica US warships to practice blowing them up, an Iranian admiral says.

Rise in adults taking part in sport

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:55
The number of adults regularly taking part in sport or physical activity are at their highest levels, according to a survey.

College prepared to return NI tapes

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:44
Boston College says it would return interviews to former paramilitaries after some of the material was used to question Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams about a 1972 IRA murder.

Thai PM in court over abuse of power

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:44
Thailand's prime minister appears before the Constitutional Court in Bangkok to defend herself against allegations of abuse of power.

Another Polish home attacked

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:40
Police are investigating the latest in a spate of hate crimes against Polish people in east Belfast.

Asset firm has no 'Yes' move plans

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:37
Aberdeen Asset Management, one of Scotland's biggest companies, says it has no plans to move its headquarters under independence.

China corruption campaign: On the trail of Zhou Yongkang

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:33
Does China's leader dare to bring down the former security chief?

Warning over unintentional file leak

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:25
People using file storage services like Dropbox and Box are being warned they are at risk of inadvertently leaking their own files.

Barclays quarterly profits fall 5%

Tue, 2014-05-06 00:23
Barclays first quarter profits fall 5% to £1.69bn, following a slump in revenue at its investment bank.

Eurovision 2014: The ones to watch

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:49
Who are this year's stand-out Eurovision contenders?

'Lost' Mendelssohn song unearthed

Mon, 2014-05-05 23:30
A song written by the 19th century composer Felix Mendelssohn is heard for the first time in nearly 150 years.

Coca-Cola to remove drinks ingredient

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:51
Coca-Cola is to remove an ingredient which has been linked to negative health effects from some of its drinks brands by the end of this year.

VIDEO: Mental health patients 'hit by cuts'

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:49
A shortage of beds has forced some mental health patients in England to travel hundreds of miles for treatment and to sleep on mattresses on the floor.

Swashbuckling Liverpool pay price

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:48
Never has going top of the Premier League with one game left been greeted by such grief and despair, writes Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: 'No family should be left like mine'

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:44
The case of a terminally ill woman who was not consulted before a "do not resuscitate" notice was placed in her medical records will be heard in the Court of Appeal on Monday.

Hamilton 'close to perfection in 2014'

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:41
Lewis Hamilton has shown his brilliance in the opening four grands prix of the Formula 1 season, says Nigel Mansell.

Selby wins snooker's battle of styles

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:23
Mark Selby's attritional brand of snooker successfully numbs Ronnie O'Sullivan in Sheffield, says BBC Sport's Ben Dirs

Adams denies 'backlash threat'

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:14
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams says he did not warn a son of murdered woman Jean McConville of a "backlash" if he released the names of those he believed killed her.

Asthma sufferers die 'unnecessarily'

Mon, 2014-05-05 22:04
People suffering from asthma are suffering because complacency both among medical staff and themselves, according to the first national study of asthma deaths in the UK.
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