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Floods and disruption after rain

Wed, 2015-01-14 22:07
Rain and gale force winds cause travel disruption and flooding, while about 750 homes around Wales are without power.

New pensioner bonds go on sale

Wed, 2015-01-14 22:03
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale with experts predicting a surge of interest.

VIDEO: Rain and gales: UK braced for battering

Wed, 2015-01-14 21:53
Heavy rain and gale force winds are expected to batter the UK, bringing more problems for commuters.

Watson advances to Hobart semi-final

Wed, 2015-01-14 21:52
Heather Watson reaches the third WTA semi-final of her career with victory over Roberta Vinci at the Hobart International.

Bid to boost Oxbridge applications

Wed, 2015-01-14 21:47
The first hubs aimed at helping more Welsh students to get Oxbridge university places are launched as the number of applications hits a 14-year low.

India in surprise interest rate cut

Wed, 2015-01-14 21:32
India's central bank makes a surprise move to cut its interest rate to 7.75%, after lower-than-expected inflation figures.

ICTU criticises Stormont agreement

Wed, 2015-01-14 21:19
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions criticises the Stormont House Agreement as a "bad deal".

'What we want most is Dad home'

Wed, 2015-01-14 20:36
Daughter of Guantanamo inmate tells her family's story

Yemenis transferred from Guantanamo

Wed, 2015-01-14 20:22
Five Yemeni men held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba for more than a dozen years are transferred to Oman and Estonia, US officials say.

Cannabis addicts 'let down'

Wed, 2015-01-14 20:04
A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances.

VIDEO: Feeling the heat in protective gear

Wed, 2015-01-14 20:02
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tries on full protective equipment whilst at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

VIDEO: Saudi blogger Badawi publicly flogged

Wed, 2015-01-14 19:43
The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten-years in jail and 1,000 lashes has compared Saudi Arabia's actions to that of Islamist militants

Colombia 'ready for ceasefire talks'

Wed, 2015-01-14 19:07
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.

Divers examine AirAsia fuselage

Wed, 2015-01-14 19:04
Divers in Indonesia go down to the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the hope of finding its missing passengers and crew.

Pope Francis heads for Philippines

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:57
Pope Francis heads to the Philippines for a five-day stay that will include a huge Mass in the capital and a visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban.

VIDEO: Satellite images show devastation

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:54
Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.

Rain and gales threaten more delays

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:47
People across the UK are warned of possible disruption to transport and power as rain and gales sweep in behind the snow that hit many areas.

VIDEO: DC punk music saved at city library

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:38
DC punk rock archive to preserve city's music history

VIDEO: Philippines prepares to welcome Pope

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:28
Pope Francis will visit the Philippines on his visit to Asia

Questions over China-UK nuclear deal

Wed, 2015-01-14 18:19
The government refuses to say whether it has followed its own rules in allowing China's investment in a new nuclear plant.