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Robots test their own world wide web

Tue, 2014-01-14 04:38
An online platform, dubbed RoboEarth, is being unveiled this week as a kind of world wide web for robots.

Welsh income tax powers 'unusable'

Tue, 2014-01-14 04:35
The UK government's blueprint for giving Wales some control of income tax is "unusable", an economist and Welsh government adviser tells MPs.

Skinner turned down Benefits Street

Tue, 2014-01-14 04:31
Comic Frank Skinner turned down the job of narrating Channel 4's Benefits Street as he did not want to be "on TV criticising Birmingham", he tells a newspaper.

New HS2 boss pledges to cut costs

Tue, 2014-01-14 04:28
The new chairman of HS2, Sir David Higgins, says he hopes to deliver the £50bn high-speed rail project more cheaply, as he starts the job.

Big glacier's retreat 'irreversible'

Tue, 2014-01-14 04:23
Pine Island Glacier, the longest and fastest flowing ice stream in the Antarctic, is now very probably in a headlong, self-sustaining retreat, say scientists.

Nida police search streams for teen

Tue, 2014-01-14 04:20
Police hunting for teenager Nida Naseer, who disappeared just after Christmas, scour streams near her sixth-form college.

UK inflation rate hits 2% target

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:58
The UK's inflation rate fell to the Bank of England's target of 2% last month for the first time since November 2009, helped by a slowdown in the increase of fruit prices.

Police 'failed' missing man who died

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:45
Police are criticised for the way they handled the case of a 52-year-old man found dead after he had been reported missing.

US journalist barred from Russia

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:39
A US journalist, accused of visa violations, is barred from Russia, in what his employers say is a "fundamental violation of the right of free speech".

'Making us play in 42C was inhumane'

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:39
Australian Open organisers are criticised for forcing players to compete in intense heat as temperatures hit 42C.

Man bailed in murder investigation

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:38
A 26-year-old arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Caerphilly county is released on bail.

Reprieve for school facing closure

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:33
Education Minister John O'Dowd announces plans for seven secondary schools in Belfast and Holywood.

Mexico starts disarming vigilantes

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:30
Police in Mexico say they are disarming groups of vigilantes which have taken control of a number of towns in western Michoacan state.

VIDEO: Were MPs better in good old days?

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:26
Polling shows there was a golden age when MPs were seen as upstanding men and women of integrity, who had respect from the voters.

BBC news boss defends local coverage

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:18
News director James Harding speaks out against the "mistaken view" that the BBC should "rein in" local news coverage for fear of damaging local newspapers.

France's Barnier seeks top EU job

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:17
The French politician steering the EU's banking reforms, Michel Barnier, says he is ready to run for the post of European Commission president.

Viewpoints: How to curb obesity

Tue, 2014-01-14 03:14
Viewpoints on whether there can be one simple solution

Patience plea over Stonehenge centre

Tue, 2014-01-14 02:58
English Heritage asks people to "be patient" while it "irons out" issues with the new £27m visitor centre at Stonehenge.

VIDEO: UK inflation rate falls to 2%

Tue, 2014-01-14 02:44
The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Prices Index, falls to 2% for the first time in four years.

Families to foster elderly people

Tue, 2014-01-14 02:42
A fostering scheme where families will be paid to take elderly people into their homes is to be tried in Leicester.

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