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Egypt statue museums lose status

Fri, 2014-08-01 03:09
Two museums in Northampton lose their accreditation status after the controversial sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue, the Arts Council rules.

Rolf Harris challenges conviction

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:55
Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults.

BA owner IAG moves into profit

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:35
British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.

Wearables tracked with Raspberry Pi

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:30
People who use wearable gadgets to monitor their health or activity can be tracked with only $70 (£40) of hardware, research suggests.

Teenage gold medallist faces doping ban

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:29
Teenage weightlifting gold medallist Chika Amalaha of Nigeria faces a doping ban after failing her 'B' sample drugs test.

Airport probe after runway closed

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:27
An investigation is launched after Edinburgh Airport had to close its runway following a crash between two vehicles.

AUDIO: Why actors want to be in video games

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:24
BBC Click presenter Marc Cieslak discusses the growing number of actors starring in video games.

VIDEO: Close-up with defaced Banksy work

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:16
Campaigners who were trying to keep a Banksy mural in situ on a wall in Cheltenham are now in "race against time" to save the work after it was defaced with graffiti.

Ambulance stuck in lane for hours

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:12
An ambulance carrying a patient to hospital became stuck in a "precarious position" in a back lane in Neath for four hours before it was hauled free.

New York to 'develop' Man City players

Fri, 2014-08-01 02:10
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano says the club could send youngsters to their new US franchise in New York.

Russia bans Polish fruit and veg

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:52
Russia imposes a sweeping ban on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland, as EU sanctions on Russia over Ukraine start to bite.

Gaza ceasefire collapses quickly

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:46
The Israeli military tells people in Gaza it is resuming operations, as a planned 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas crumbles just hours after it began.

Tax workers holding one-day strike

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:34
Tax workers in Northern Ireland are staging a one-day strike on Friday in an ongoing dispute over job cuts.

'Lost' Dr Seuss tales to go on sale

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:33
Four stories by children's author Dr Seuss, including early incarnations of Horton and The Grinch, are to be published 60 years after last being seen.

VIDEO: Dinosaur videobombs Frank Skinner

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:30
The 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe has officially begun with more than 3,000 shows. The BBC's John Maguire met up with some of the performers including comedian Frank Skinner who had a close encounter with a dinosaur.

VIDEO: New York's 21st Century artisans

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:20
Members of the "millennial generation" are finding ways build businesses selling items that are handmade.

UK manufacturing recovery slows

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:14
The UK's manufacturing sector continued to expand strongly in July, but the pace of growth slowed, a survey suggests.

Summit to launch urgent Ebola plan

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:13
The World Health Organization and presidents of West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak meet in Guinea to announce a new $100m response plan.

Witness help plea in neglect inquiry

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:11
Families who think loved ones were neglected in care homes in south Wales are urged to give evidence to an independent review.

AUDIO: BA boss Willie Walsh on airspace safety

Fri, 2014-08-01 01:04
IAG chief executive Willie Walsh says it would be "unsafe" for a central body to decide which airspaces firms are allowed to fly over.
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