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Wikipedia 'not perfect but improving'

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:26
The site's founder Jimmy Wales says that Wikipedia is "pretty good" and "comparable to traditional encyclopedias".

Cocaine haul in Spanish navy ship

Wed, 2014-08-06 08:22
Spanish police say they have seized 127kg of cocaine located in a storeroom of a navy training ship searched in Cadiz.

Emergency cash after floods 'mayhem'

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:54
Emergency payments are to be made to flood victims following torrential rain that caused 'mayhem' across parts of Northern Ireland on Tuesday night.

#SexySocialism and the Scottish debate

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:45
And other trends from Scotland's big TV debate

Walgreens to buy up Alliance Boots

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:41
High Street chemist Alliance Boots is to be bought up by US pharmacy giant Walgreens, with the new firm to be called Walgreens Boots Alliance.

Man jailed for life for party murder

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:33
A man who stabbed a friend to death after a failed romance with his sister is jailed for life for his murder.

Window fall baby lands on passer-by

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:30
A baby girl suffers serious injuries when she falls from a first-floor window on to a man walking below.

Cannabis found following house fire

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:25
Investigators find a suspected cannabis factory in a house which caught fire outside Wrexham and forced neighbours to leave their homes.

Schumacher theft suspect found dead

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:23
A man arrested on suspicion of stealing and leaking Michael Schumacher's medical files has been found hanged in his cell, Swiss police say.

VIDEO: Did Scottish debate sway voters?

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:08
After Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling went head to head in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum, the BBC asked whether debate had swayed the voters.

School worker sent sex photos to boy

Wed, 2014-08-06 07:04
A teaching assistant breaks down in tears as she confesses to sending a schoolboy sexual photographs of herself.

Facebook sued by 25,000 members

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:56
A privacy action being taken against Facebook has attracted 25,000 members of the social network who are now seeking damages.

Will the latest Gaza ceasefire last?

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:49
Can alchemy of diplomacy bring lasting peace?

'Lights out' warning on budget cuts

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:39
Tens of thousands of street lights could be out across Northern Ireland over the winter due to budget cuts, a Stormont minister says.

Helmand's Golden Age

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:38
The films that show all was good in 1950s Afghanistan

Cavendish to return in Tour de l'Ain

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:32
Mark Cavendish will compete in the Tour de l'Ain, his first race since crashing during the Tour de France.

James Corden 'to host US chat show'

Wed, 2014-08-06 06:17
Actor and presenter James Corden is to become the presenter of The Late Late Show on US TV, according to reports.

Dead cyclist's ID remains a mystery

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:40
Police are still trying to identify a cyclist who was killed in a crash in Derbyshire last week.

US man executed by lethal injection

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:38
Missouri puts a murderer to death by lethal injection, the first such execution in the US since controversy over the method erupted again last month.

VIDEO: Supercars of the rich come to London

Wed, 2014-08-06 05:35
From Ferraris to Bugattis, supercars and their rich owners take to the streets of London.
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