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Derailed train bursts into flames

Wed, 2014-04-30 12:01
A train derails and catches fire in the US state of Virginia, forcing the evacuation of hundreds from nearby buildings.

Jeremy Paxman to quit Newsnight

Wed, 2014-04-30 11:58
Jeremy Paxman announces he is quitting BBC Two's Newsnight after 25 years at the helm, saying he would "like to go to bed at much the same time as most people".

Paxman's most famous encounters

Wed, 2014-04-30 11:42
Jeremy Paxman's most memorable Newsnight encounters

Children 'killed in Aleppo strike'

Wed, 2014-04-30 11:42
An air strike by Syrian government forces hits a school in Aleppo and kills at least 18 people, including 10 children, activists say.

Man 'murdered westernised wife'

Wed, 2014-04-30 11:42
A mother of three from Manchester was murdered by her husband for becoming "too westernised" and "establishing an independent life", a jury is told.

Deadly attack at Chinese station

Wed, 2014-04-30 11:36
A bomb and knife attack at a railway station in China's Xinjiang region leaves three dead and 79 others wounded, state media say.

Tube strike disruption continues

Wed, 2014-04-30 11:34
Services are running on 10 lines of the Tube network during the evening rush hour on day two of the latest strike.

A new twist in Man Utd's manager hunt?

Wed, 2014-04-30 10:59
Bayern Munich's embarrassing Champions League exit has given the search for the next Manchester United manager a fresh twist

Pharma buyout 'threat to research'

Wed, 2014-04-30 10:44
Scientific bodies warn that the possible takeover of AstraZenica by US rival Pfizer may weaken Britain's science base.

Facebook to place ads in other apps

Wed, 2014-04-30 10:26
Facebook announces its own mobile ad network to place adverts inside third-party apps, putting it into competition with Google and Apple.

Boy charged with teacher's murder

Wed, 2014-04-30 10:17
A 15-year-old boy is charged with the murder of a teacher who was stabbed at a school in Leeds.

I didn't bottle by-election - Farage

Wed, 2014-04-30 10:05
UKIP leader Nigel Farage insists he did not "bottle it" by deciding against running in the by-election to replace MP Patrick Mercer.

Time football followed NBA's lead on hate - Amaechi

Wed, 2014-04-30 10:00
The NBA's decisive action over racist comments by a team owner offers lessons that football urgently needs to follow, writes John Amaechi

VIDEO: Pine marten 'photo-bombs' survey

Wed, 2014-04-30 09:26
Scientists behind a red squirrel monitoring project in County Fermanagh are surprised to find pine martens 'photo-bombing' their research.

On The Run notes 'may be withdrawn'

Wed, 2014-04-30 09:25
On the Run letters could be withdrawn if it is found they were sent in error, according to a key advisor to the attorney general.

O'Sullivan eases into World semis

Wed, 2014-04-30 09:20
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan reaches the World Championship semi-finals with a 13-3 win over Shaun Murphy.

Care home CCTV 'could be considered'

Wed, 2014-04-30 09:05
There "could be a role" for CCTV in care homes, Care Minister Norman Lamb says after an undercover BBC Panorama investigation finds residents of one being mistreated.

VIDEO: Moss 'still wanted all over the world'

Wed, 2014-04-30 08:59
As the much anticipated Kate Moss collection for Topshop goes on sale in shops and online in 40 countries, the BBC's Victoria Fritz speaks to Arcadia boss Sir Philip Green.

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-04-30 08:43
PSG could cool Hazard interest, Chelsea to sign Paulinho, Man Utd get Reus boost, Rooney set for captaincy snub, new Terry deal, plus more.

Government backs UK spaceport plan

Wed, 2014-04-30 08:42
The government backs plans for a UK spaceport and a huge expansion of the UK space industry, which it hopes can achieve a value of £40bn by 2030.
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