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VIDEO: Obama vows limits on spying

Fri, 2014-01-17 15:14
President Barack Obama has ordered curbs on the use of bulk data collected by US intelligence agencies, saying civil liberties must be respected, but campaigners have said the changes do not go far enough.

Kabul restaurant attack 'kills 14'

Fri, 2014-01-17 15:04
A suicide bomb and gun attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in the Afghan capital kills at least 14 people, including an IMF representative.

VIDEO: Storms take toll on UK wildlife

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:59
Recent storms across the UK have caused travel chaos and left hundreds of homes flooded, and the wild weather has also taken a severe toll on wildlife.

Man dies after two-vehicle crash

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:59
A 67-year-old man dies following a crash between a car and a lorry in County Armagh.

Study doubts quantum computer speed

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:41
A new academic study has raised doubts about the performance of a commercial quantum computer in certain circumstances.

O'Sullivan wins 6-0 to reach semis

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:40
Ronnie O'Sullivan cruises into the Masters semi-finals with a 6-0 whitewash of Ricky Walden in less than an hour.

'Cambridge spy' recording broadcast

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:32
The only known audio recording of the voice of "Cambridge spy" Guy Burgess has been broadcast for the first time.

Mitchell 'happy to help PM again'

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:29
Andrew Mitchell MP, who resigned as Chief Whip over the 'plebgate' row, refuses to rule out a return to cabinet.

Irish debt no longer rated junk

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:23
The credit rating agency Moody's upgrades Ireland's debt from junk status saying its economy has growth potential.

Worries over new roads in Tanzania's Serengeti

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:20
Worries over new roads in Tanzania's Serengeti

How smartphones can cut energy bills

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:18
How your phone could cut your bill by a quarter

Leinster 36-3 Ospreys

Fri, 2014-01-17 14:08
Leinster are through to the Heineken Cup quarter-finals as Pool One winners after a 36-3 bonus-point win over the Ospreys in Dublin.

Warning as river levels still rising

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:56
Flooding is expected to cause more disruption as some river levels continue to rise, the Environment Agency warns.

Obama's NSA speech and American apathy

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:48
Obama's NSA speech reflects Americans' apathy

Overnight search for missing Mikaeel

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:38
Police officers are to continue searching through the night for three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, who is missing from his Edinburgh home.

VIDEO: How Gravity was made... in England

Fri, 2014-01-17 13:10
Space movie Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock, is the result of some pioneering work by a special effects team based in London.

Crime 'possible' in Mikaeel case

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:49
Police are investigating the possibility that three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has gone missing following "a criminal act", a senior officer confirms.

Rennard 'must apologise to return'

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:48
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg says Lord Rennard should not rejoin the party's group in the House of Lords unless he apologises to female activists over allegations of sexual harassment.

Ukraine anti-protest bill made law

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:43
Ukraine's president signs into law a controversial bill rushed through parliament on Thursday aimed at curbing mass anti-government protests.

Nun in Italy 'unaware of pregnancy'

Fri, 2014-01-17 12:15
A nun who has given birth to a baby boy in the central Italian city of Rieti, says she had no idea she was pregnant, local media report.

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