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Goalkeepers' penalty 'flaw' revealed

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:17
Goalkeepers in penalty shoot-outs make a predictable error that could influence the outcome of the game according to new research.

Dark net drugs ads have 'doubled'

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:01
An investigation by the BBC indicates that the number of listings advertising illegal drugs sales on the dark net has doubled in less than a year.

Israel 'to destroy Gaza tunnels'

Thu, 2014-07-31 08:00
Israel says it will not halt its Gaza operation until tunnels built by Hamas are destroyed, as the UN warns Gaza is "facing a precipice".

VIDEO: Footage captures power station fire

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:58
A fire has broken out at Ferrybridge power station, near Castleford.

Council staff to strike in October

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:49
Council workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will strike on 14 October in an ongoing pay dispute.

Israeli Iron Dome firms 'hacked'

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:44
The BBC has seen evidence that appears to confirm hackers stole secret military documents from two Israeli government-owned companies.

VIDEO: More handlers to tackle Gatwick bags

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:39
Gatwick Airport is bringing in extra staff of its own to handle baggage following chaotic scenes last weekend, when passengers were left waiting for up to three hours for luggage.

Every Armenian 'to write a Wiki entry'

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:36
High profile artists and politicians all seem to be in on the national campaign.

400 jobs saved in oil refinery sale

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:35
A sale is agreed on the closure-threatened Murco oil refinery in Milford Haven, safeguarding 400 jobs.

Assaults on teachers top 90 a day

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:34
There were over 90 assaults on teachers by pupils in England each school day last year, official figures show.

Actor Kenny Ireland dies aged 68

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:32
Tributes are paid to Scottish actor and director Kenny Ireland who has died aged 68 after a battle against cancer.

Ground crew fix hovering helicopter

Thu, 2014-07-31 07:04
Ground crew had to manually deploy the landing gear of a helicopter as it hovered overhead during landing at Aberdeen Airport.

Cavalryman wins Goodwood Cup

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:50
Cavalryman comes through late on to win the Goodwood Cup, ahead of Ahzeemah and last year's winner Brown Panther.

Minister wants end to animal testing

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Overseas Turks in presidential vote

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:47
Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.

Cook relieved by England victory

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:39
Alastair Cook says the win over India in the third Test has eased the pressure on him to resign as England captain.

What happens to burned piers?

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:34
Eastbourne Pier has been badly damaged by fire. What might happen next?

Dowsett wins men's time trial gold

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:31
England's Alex Dowsett, runner-up at Delhi 2010, digs deep late on to win the Commonwealth Games men's cycling time trial.

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:31
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:28
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.
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