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Shell to cut 250 North Sea jobs

Fri, 2014-08-08 07:14
Energy company Shell UK announces plans to cut 250 onshore jobs from its North Sea operation in Aberdeen.

Lancasters' tandem flight postponed

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:51
A first flight by the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers is postponed due to bad weather.

England captain on bench for decider

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:51
England captain Katy Mclean is left out of the starting XV for the Women's Rugby World Cup Pool A decider against Canada.

Rare tropical storm batters Hawaii

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:41
A rare tropical storm battering Hawaii has already caused power blackouts and block roads on one island, but no deaths have been reported.

VIDEO: India's factory law plans questioned

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:35
Some social activists have asked whether India's plans to revamp factory laws, which are intended to stimulate the economy, may erode worker rights.

Chancellor Osborne's cat hit by car

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:31
Chancellor George Osborne's cat Freya is recovering after being hit by a car outside Downing Street.

Drogba quits international football

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:27
Chelsea's Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba has announced his retirement from international football.

VIDEO: Boring town and Dull village twinned

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:16
Glenn Campbell meets Boring residents of a town in America that has a special relationship with Dull people in Scotland.

Week in pictures: 2-8 August 2014

Fri, 2014-08-08 06:15
Some of the best news, sport and entertainment images

Markets rattled by air strike fears

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:55
Stock markets are rattled, while the prices of oil and gold rise, as worries grow about the impact of conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine.

Pembs staff walk out in payments row

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:51
Some staff at Pembrokeshire council walk out in protest over unlawful payments made to its chief executive.

Russia arrests Ukrainian officers

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:50
Investigators in Russia announce the arrest of five Ukrainian army officers for alleged war crimes as fighting rages over the border in eastern Ukraine.

Search death decision family anger

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:37
The family of a man killed in a police search react with anger to the news no charges are to be brought against officers over his death.

Afghans sign unity government deal

Fri, 2014-08-08 05:35
Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates sign a deal to form a national unity government after weeks of feuding.

Ban for risky level crossing driver

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:58
A driver who sped across a south Wales rail crossing as the barriers closed is banned from driving for 12 months.

Pensioner had guns in his basement

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:38
A 76-year-old first offender who left guns "gathering dust" in his basement is warned he could face a five-year jail sentence.

VIDEO: Rio mayor promises great Olympics

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:36
With just two years to go, Julia Carneiro sat down with Mayor Eduardo Paes to discuss what impact the 2016 Olympic Games will have on the city.

6ft WW1 poppy stolen from roundabout

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:30
A giant commemorative poppy sculpture commemorating the beginning of World War One is stolen from a Berkshire roundabout.

Paragliders trapped in boat rigging

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:26
A south Wales father and son are left stuck in a boat's rigging while paragliding on holiday in northern Cyprus.

Iraq refugees need urgent help - UN

Fri, 2014-08-08 04:22
UN official says emergency aid drops by the US are helping refugees trapped by Islamist militants, but warns that more needs to be done.
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