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Snow and ice hits roads and schools

Tue, 2015-03-03 00:12
More than 40 schools across counties Londonderry and Tyrone are closed as snow and ice made travel treacherous.

Heavy snow falls close schools

Tue, 2015-03-03 00:11
Heavy snow falls close a small number of schools and affect driving conditions in the Highlands.

S Leone to get $80m for Ebola fight

Mon, 2015-03-02 23:04
The International Monetary Fund says Sierra Leone is to receive more than $80m (£52m) immediately to help the country overcome the Ebola outbreak.

Barclays annual profits rise 12%

Mon, 2015-03-02 22:26
Barclays reports a 12% rise in full-year pre-tax profits, while boss Antony Jenkins receives his first bonus as chief executive.

Emwazi tape: I'm no extremist

Mon, 2015-03-02 22:18
A recording emerges in which the Islamic State fighter Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John", denied being an extremist and said MI5 threatened him

VIDEO: Respects paid to Boris Nemtsov

Mon, 2015-03-02 22:16
The funeral is due to be held of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in Moscow.

Drugs ban rugby player sold steroids

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:58
A BBC Wales investigation reveals that a former rugby player continued to produce and supply anabolic steroids after being banned from the sport for trafficking.

VIDEO: Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:49
An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.

Vote to be held on smacking ban

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:47
AMs will vote on Tuesday on whether or not to ban smacking children.

DPP to get supergrass claims file

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:42
The Police Ombudsman is to send a file to the director of public prosecutions this month for him to decide if two former police officers should be prosecuted for a range of crimes, including conspiracy to murder.

VIDEO: Keeping in touch with 'smart products'

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:42
The Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona and it features a wide array of products connected by mobile technology.

'Cloudy' drug halts US execution

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:42
The execution of the first woman in Georgia in 70 years is postponed because the drug that was to be used appeared "cloudy", US officials say.

VIDEO: On frontline protecting Kenya's rhinos

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:26
The BBC's Ed Thomas joins Kenyan soldiers as they try to stop poachers from killing the country's rhinos.

Audit office critical of IT scheme

Mon, 2015-03-02 21:23
An IT company was awarded a 1.3m euros (£950,000) grant to buy equipment which "in all likelihood" cost it 30,000 euros (£22,000), the NI Audit Office concludes.

Prince promotes UK culture in China

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:34
The Duke of Cambridge will promote British innovation as he continues his tour of China with visits to a festival, a school and a film museum.

Nemtsov funeral to be held in Moscow

Mon, 2015-03-02 20:09
Funeral ceremonies are to be held in Moscow for the Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead in the Russian capital on Friday.

VIDEO: Why life in Singapore is so expensive

Mon, 2015-03-02 19:43
Singapore is the world's most expensive city, according to an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce

Mon, 2015-03-02 19:37
The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.

North Korea lifts Ebola travel ban

Mon, 2015-03-02 19:29
North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.

Two questioned over missing Becky

Mon, 2015-03-02 19:18
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, continue to question two people, arrested on suspicion of murder.

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