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VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:32
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.

Ed Miliband: No more photo ops?

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:28
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

RBS shares surge on surprise profit

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:23
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:14
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

Playgrounds squeezed in places crush

Fri, 2014-07-25 09:11
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:41
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Four peregrine falcons found dead

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:34
Four peregrine falcons are found dead in their remote nest with police suspecting foul play.

AUDIO: Lloyd Webber: Music comps are 'a fix'

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:32
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has advised aspiring musicians to avoid music competitions because "they are fixed".

My consistency key to title - Rosberg

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:32
Nico Rosberg believes his greater consistency is key to his hopes of beating team-mate Lewis Hamilton to the F1 title.

Jayden killer is jailed for life

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:29
The ex-boyfriend of pregnant teenager Jayden Parkinson is jailed for a minimum of 20 years for her murder.

Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:27
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:11
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.

South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'

Fri, 2014-07-25 08:02
Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:58
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies arrive in Eindhoven.

Cameron accused of Tyne Tees mix-up

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:56
Prime Minister David Cameron appears to think he is speaking to people on Tyneside during an interview with BBC Tees.

Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:53
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as more people are killed in the 18-day conflict.

Clinic head 'upset by protesters'

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:53
A Marie Stopes clinic director was left "extremely shaken and upset" by alleged harassment outside her workplace, a court is told.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:48
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

What does it mean to be a modern patriot?

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:47
What does it mean to be a modern patriot?

Violinist 'failed' in abuse trial

Fri, 2014-07-25 07:43
A violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher was "failed" by mental health services, a coroner says.
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