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Amir's spot-fixing ban ends early

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:24
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.

Road closed due to serious incident

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:13
Police are dealing with a serious incident at Botanic Avenue in Belfast.

VIDEO: Afghan poverty as politics stalls

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:09
Political uncertainty and the withdrawal of western troops have left Afghanistan's economy struggling severely.

Astra Zeneca drive for genetic drugs

Wed, 2015-01-28 22:00
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.

Colour-coded school ratings revealed

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:48
Parents will find out how their children's schools are performing when the results of a new colour-coded ratings system are revealed.

'Best time' for medical innovation

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:41
It is the 'best time ever in Wales' for inventing new medicines and healthcare equipment, according to one of the life science industry's leading figures.

More than 100 operations cancelled

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:21
The BBC learns more than 100 orthopaedic operations at Belfast's Musgrave Park Hospital have been cancelled partly because its beds have been used to cater for an overflow of fracture patients.

Williams to face Sharapova in final

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:15
Serena Williams faces Maria Sharapova in the Australian Open final after the pair won their semi-finals in straight sets.

VIDEO: Care: 'You have to be cold-hearted'

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:11
Alex's Adamou's mother Andriani is 61 years old and has dementia.

'No interest' in care insurance

Wed, 2015-01-28 21:00
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.

Ebola virus mutating, scientists say

Wed, 2015-01-28 20:55
Scientists tracking the Ebola outbreak in Guinea say the virus has mutated and they are investigating if it could become more contagious.

EU to debate fresh Russia sanctions

Wed, 2015-01-28 20:16
EU foreign ministers are due to meet in Brussels to discuss imposing further sanctions on Russia amid an upsurge in fighting in Ukraine.

Nintendo halves annual profit target

Wed, 2015-01-28 18:53
Nintendo's operating profit grew nearly 50% in the last quarter but it was not enough to keep the game-maker from slashing its full year target.

Nuclear scientist jailed in US

Wed, 2015-01-28 18:33
A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.

Commons to debate Iraq report delays

Wed, 2015-01-28 18:18
MPs will express their dissatisfaction with the progress of the official inquiry into the Iraq War, in a Commons debate.

Is fracking viable at current prices?

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:45
Could companies welcome delays in UK fracking?

Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:28
BBC editor Jawad Iqbal

Afghan economy stagnates amid political deadlock

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:25
Four months after the inauguration of a new president, Afghanistan is still without a government and could face zero growth in 2015.

Apps let parents 'spy' on their kids

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:19
Apps let parents spy on their kids

Could Greece prompt wholesale change in Europe?

Wed, 2015-01-28 17:15
The triumph of Syriza in Greece could lead to renewed tensions - and widespread political change - across Europe, says Mark Mardell.