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Spain's stunning demise signals the end

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:58
Spain’s elimination from the World Cup was humiliating and dramatic – but what next for the fallen champions?

Obama 'to bypass Congress over Iraq'

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:49
President Obama believes he does not need congressional approval for US action against advancing militants in Iraq, the top Senate Republican says.

VIDEO: Will Amazon phone 'gimmicks' catch on?

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:49
Amazon has unveiled its first handset, offering 3D visuals - thanks to four face-tracking cameras on its front - and gesture controls.

Power station closed for five months

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:28
Wylfa nuclear power station on Anglesey has been closed for more than five months, it emerges.

VIDEO: Window cleaner foils armed bank robber

Wed, 2014-06-18 22:28
Window cleaner James Rowley has received a bravery award from the police after chasing down a man who tried to rob a bank in south London.

Labour welfare and 'do or die' England - the papers

Wed, 2014-06-18 21:58
Thursday's front pages focus on Labour proposals to reform benefits for young people and look ahead to England's World Cup clash with Uruguay.

'A terrific, positive start to the tournament'

Wed, 2014-06-18 21:57
BBC pundits Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, Thierry Henry, Tony Pulis and Mark Lawrenson on a thrilling first week of the World Cup.

Girls aged 11 'trying e-cigarettes'

Wed, 2014-06-18 21:51
Girls as young as 11 can get e-cigarettes easily from shops, friends, and parents, public health officials in Wales warn.

Paedophiles 'flocking to dark net'

Wed, 2014-06-18 21:45
Tens of thousands of paedophiles are using the so-called dark net to trade images of sexual abuse, an investigation by BBC News indicates.

China jails corruption activists

Wed, 2014-06-18 20:04
China hands down lengthy jail terms to three anti-corruption activists who had called for officials to disclose their personal wealth.

Failed police project criticised

Wed, 2014-06-18 18:11
A highly-critical report is to be published on Thursday into the failure of a £15m police computer project.

Charity blames calls rise on selfies

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:56
Sending selfies can reveal low self-esteem among young people and be a symptom of bullying says ChildLine.

School spending is below inflation

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:54
Most councils in Scotland have cut spending on education in real terms, according to a report by the Accounts Commission.

VIDEO: Maersk 'disappointed' with China

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:14
Maersk tells the BBC it is "disappointed" at China rejecting plans for an international shipping alliance - that would have saved the industry hundreds of millions of dollars in the long term.

Diabetes gene 'raises risk tenfold'

Wed, 2014-06-18 17:01
A genetic susceptibility that gives a tenfold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes is discovered.

Suicide alert 'may have backfired'

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:59
US warnings about the risk of suicide in young people prescribed antidepressant medication may have backfired, research suggests.

'Poor white pupils' free school plan

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:56
A free school to open in Barnsley aims to raise the aspirations of white working class children - identified as the lowest-achieving group.

Top jazz musician Horace Silver dies

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:53
One of the most highly regarded pianists and composers in jazz, Horace Silver, dies aged 85 in the US.

Uruguay: Anything for England to fear?

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Lack of pace, defensive frailty and doubts over Luis Suarez - BBC Sport's Ben Smith gives his verdict on Uruguay.

Longer flights to curb vapour trails

Wed, 2014-06-18 16:47
Condensation trails in the sky caused by aircraft could be eliminated by re-routing flight paths, say scientists.
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