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Finnish towns offer 'baby bonuses'

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:55
Finland councils woo new residents with baby bonuses

Inquiry into Casement project safety

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:54
A Stormont committee is to conduct an inquiry into safety issues at the Casement Park stadium project in west Belfast.

No votes at 16 for assembly election

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:39
Sixteen-year-olds will not be able to vote at the 2016 assembly election, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.

Lucian Freud nude sets new record

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:37
A life-sized nude by Lucian Freud sells at auction in New York for $56.2 million (£35.6m), setting a new record for the late British painter.

Rush to help hardest-hit in Yemen

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:37
Aid agencies are attempting to reach areas of Yemen hardest hit by seven weeks of air strikes and fighting, as a humanitarian ceasefire largely holds.

Apple agrees to settle legal case

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:36
Apple denied that it poached staff from battery-maker A123, but has agreed to settle the case, court papers show.

Snake has tongs surgically removed

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:31
A pet python in the Australian city of Adelaide undergoes surgery to remove a pair of BBQ tongs it accidentally ate, according to local media.

"Take us with you, Scotland" say thousands in North of England

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:31
People in northern England take to Twitter to appeal to Scotland

Fireman steps down after 48 years

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:25
A firefighter, believed to be the oldest serving officer in the UK, retires after a 48-year career.

German hailstorm causes injuries

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:19
At least nine people are injured and dozens of homes damaged by large hailstones in southern Germany.

Robotic tentacle targets surgery

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:07
Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.

La Liga season allowed to continue

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:03
The Spanish football season will be allowed to finish as the Royal Spanish Football Federation's suspension is lifted.

VIDEO: Boat migrants call out for help

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:03
Hundreds of Myanmar migrants stranded on a boat for a week in the Andaman Sea with no food or water are so desperate they are drinking their own urine.

VIDEO: Why Stirling Moss called Susie Woff

Thu, 2015-05-14 03:03
Susie Wolff tells Clare Balding she received a call from Sir Stirling Moss after he said women do not have the mental skills to compete in F1.

Woman cleared over friend's suicide

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:57
A woman who helped supply her best friend with the gas she used to kill herself is found not guilty of assisting her suicide.

Paedophile author who fled UK jailed

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:50
A paedophile author, who fled the UK before he could be jailed for sex offences, is locked up.

Peruvian attorney general dismissed

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:41
Peru's Attorney General Carlos Ramos Heredia is sacked over allegations he derailed an investigation into a regional governor accused of corruption.

Burundi: What’s behind the coup bid?

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:36
The BBC looks back at events leading up to tumultuous events in Burundi amid claims that the president has been overthrown.

VIDEO: Illegal dogs land Depp in hot water

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:35
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs from Australia or they will be put down.

Speeding driver has to pay £11,000

Thu, 2015-05-14 02:25
A speeding driver has to pay £11,000 for challenging his ticket after a prosecution expert hired an airfield and a sports car to prove him wrong.