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Health board's name spelling error

Thu, 2014-01-16 23:14
The board which runs the NHS in north Wales changes several signs after its name was misspelt in two different ways.

Japan WW2 holdout soldier dies

Thu, 2014-01-16 22:59
A Japanese soldier who refused to surrender after World War Two ended and spent 29 years in the jungle dies aged 91 in Tokyo.

US in talks plea to Syria opposition

Thu, 2014-01-16 22:38
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Syria's main political opposition group to decide on Friday to attend next week's Geneva peace talks.

VIDEO: CAR lynch mob 'on the hunt'

Thu, 2014-01-16 22:32
In the Central African Republic, a BBC team has seen the way the violence between Muslim and Christian militias is in danger of spiralling out of control. Thomas Fessy reports.

Essex club buy stand off eBay

Thu, 2014-01-16 22:27
'Football stand, used once, must collect from Isle of Wight', bought by club from auction website for FA Vase tie.

Obama and Cameron discuss NI talks

Thu, 2014-01-16 22:20
The US president and the British prime minister agree that responsibility for resolving remaining problems in the Northern Ireland peace process lies with NI's politicians.

Wage rise and 'Bonjour Trigger' - paper review

Thu, 2014-01-16 22:07
The papers discuss the prospect of a rise in the minimum wage, bid farewell to Roger Lloyd Pack and see Bernie Ecclestone's grip on F1 loosening.

VIDEO: Has the Sun gone to sleep?

Thu, 2014-01-16 21:57
Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of "solar lull" - meaning that the Sun has fallen asleep - and it is baffling them. Rebecca Morelle reports.

VIDEO: 12 Years a Slave actor 'thrilled'

Thu, 2014-01-16 21:44
Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has been nominated to win the best actor award at this year's Oscars, has told the BBC that he is "thrilled".

Players 'need clear heat guidelines'

Thu, 2014-01-16 21:23
Players need clearer guidance about when heat will stop play at the Australian Open, says the new head of the men's tour.

MPs want tax cut to help bingo halls

Thu, 2014-01-16 21:12
MPs are backing calls to cut taxes on bingo, which the industry claims are causing clubs to close at a rate of one a month.

Australia fights bushfires amid heat

Thu, 2014-01-16 20:45
Bushfires in Australia's Victoria state kill one person, as firefighters battle dozens of blazes amid soaring temperatures.

US rhino hunter faces death threats

Thu, 2014-01-16 19:56
Texas hunter Corey Knowlton who won an auction to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia says he has received death threats from animal lovers.

Google unveils 'smart contact lens'

Thu, 2014-01-16 19:47
Google says it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears.

Cameron turns comic for journalists

Thu, 2014-01-16 18:58
The prime minister cracks jokes about his Bullingdon Club days with Boris Johnson and his own thinning hair at a dinner for journalists.

Three held over California wildfire

Thu, 2014-01-16 18:44
Three people are arrested in connection with a California wildfire that has already destroyed 1,700 acres (688 ha) northeast of Los Angeles.

NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

Thu, 2014-01-16 18:01
The NSA has collected almost 200 million text messages per day from around the world - and UK spies have had access to some data, UK media report.

VIDEO: NSA 'abuses phone database'

Thu, 2014-01-16 17:52
The US National Security Agency (NSA) has collected and stored almost 200 million text messages a day from around the world, UK media report. Beth McLeod reports.

Intel: No revenue growth in 2014

Thu, 2014-01-16 17:47
The world's biggest computer chip maker, Intel, says it expects no revenue growth in 2014, sending its shares down 5% in after-hours trading.

Behind the actor's mask

Thu, 2014-01-16 17:41
Revealing images of stars of stage and screen

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