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Call for help with flooding repairs

Thu, 2014-01-16 17:17
The government is being urged to help councils amid warnings that they face a £400m repair bill for damage caused by storms and flooding.

Brazil adds extra World Cup flights

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:48
Aviation authorities in Brazil have authorised nearly 2,000 extra flights to be scheduled to cope with soaring demand during this year's World Cup.

Seven visions of Scottish self-rule

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:37
Seven visions of Scottish self-rule, minus Alex Salmond

VIDEO: Time-lapse shows coral's secret life

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:29
Meet the diver who has spent years capturing time-lapse footage that reveals the incredible secret life of a coral reef.

MPs say UK exporters need more help

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:15
Efforts to boost UK exports are hampered by strict visa controls and a lack of co-operation between government departments, a committee of MPs warn.

Concern grows for missing girl, 13

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:13
Police are growing concerned for a 13-year-old girl who has not been seen since she left school on Thursday afternoon.

Selby through to Masters semis

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:05
Defending champion Mark Selby is through to the Masters semi-finals after a thrilling win against John Higgins.

A gun designed for women

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:02
It's light but lethal, and small enough for a handbag

Mystery of the Nazi and the portrait of a Welsh lady

Thu, 2014-01-16 16:02
A portrait of a Welsh 16th Century Welsh noblewoman was discovered in the art collection of leading Nazi Hermann Goering. What was it doing there?

Ivory Coast targets cyber criminals

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:58
Ivory Coast cracks down on cybercriminals

VIDEO: Ivory Coast tackles cyber crime

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:57
Ivory Coast says it has the highest level of cyber crime in Africa, but the government is making a concerted effort to crack down on these criminals.

McGuinness: Unionists back UVF claim

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:53
Martin McGuinness says unionist leaders have told him the Orange Order, Ulster Volunteer Force and Progressive Unionist Party in Belfast are acting as "one and the same thing".

Australian tennis looks to bounce back

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:45
Can Australian tennis match its glory days?

Israeli energy minister to visit UAE

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:44
Israeli Energy Minister Silvan Shalom is to travel to the United Arab Emirates - the first such visit since the 2010 murder of a Hamas commander.

VIDEO: Can Aussies be great at tennis again?

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:42
Tennis is a sport that Australia once dominated. Phil Mercer explores whether a new champion can emerge in the sports-mad country.

VIDEO: Does Britain still have military might?

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:38
Spending cuts to the UK's armed forces will prevent it having a full military partnership with America, ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.

VIDEO: Tyre fire smoke plume reaches 6,000ft

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:31
A fire involving 15,000 tonnes of tyres at a recycling plant has sent a plume of black smoke into the air and caused flights at an airfield to be grounded.

VIDEO: 'Ghost towns' left behind in S Sudan

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:10
The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Human Rights, Ivan Šimonović, has told the BBC he has strong evidence that both sides in the conflict in South Sudan were involved in atrocities.

Pochettino to decide future in May

Thu, 2014-01-16 15:00
Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino will make a decision on his long-term future at the end of the season.

New image of missing boy released

Thu, 2014-01-16 13:42
Police release a new image of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, which shows him in the jacket he was thought to be wearing when he disappeared.

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