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Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:44
Yahoo has announced a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.

VIDEO: 'I didn't think anyone would read it'

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:16
Helen Macdonald wins the Costa Book Awards Book of the Year 2014 for her book H is for Hawk.

Cable aide quits over fracking vote

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:09
Lib Dem MP Tessa Munt resigns as a parliamentary aide to Business Secretary Vince Cable after voting against the government on fracking,

Armstrong is a scapegoat - McQuaid

Tue, 2015-01-27 12:05
Banned cyclist Lance Armstrong has been harshly treated, according to former world cycling chief Pat McQuaid.

H is for Hawk wins Costa book prize

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:55
The winner of the Costa Book Award 2014 is announced at a ceremony in London.

South Africa 1-2 Ghana

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:31
Andre Ayew scores late on to take Ghana into the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals while South Africa go out.

Why Latin America should not squander the China boom

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:28
Kevin P Gallagher argues that Latin American countries have done well by China, but need to consolidate the gains and mitigate the new risks that come with engaging with the world's most dynamic economy.

Earthquake felt in mid-Hampshire

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:26
An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Hampshire, the British Geological Survey confirms.

VIDEO: Remembering Auschwitz - 70 years on

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:21
Some of those who survived Auschwitz have gathered there for a commemoration 70 years after the camp was liberated by Soviet troops.

India's illegal market for blood

Tue, 2015-01-27 11:08
The desperate patients in India turning to illegal blood donors

New Yorkers ask 'Is that it?'

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:58
While New Yorkers are asking why the city shut down for a few inches of snow, city officials say they're happy they were safe and not sorry.

VIDEO: Child soldiers freed from life of war

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:48
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency said.

Islamic State suffers setback in Kobane but battle continues

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:36
The loss of Kobane is a significant setback for Islamic State - but the BBC's Jim Muir looks at whether it also a sign that the tide is turning against the jihadist group.

Broad sorry for minimum wage tweet

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:30
England fast bowler Stuart Broad has apologised after making comments about the minimum wage on Twitter.

Underage girl rapist dies in prison

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:30
A 71-year-old man convicted of a series of rapes on underage girls has died in prison, the Scottish Prison Service confirms.

VIDEO: Up close: Britain's longest train

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:25
A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.

Rising social care cost concerns

Tue, 2015-01-27 10:00
As the UK population gets older, Alison Holt explains why the rising cost of social care can't be ignored.

Child soldiers freed in South Sudan

Tue, 2015-01-27 09:55
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.

Houthis release Yemen leader's aide

Tue, 2015-01-27 09:52
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.

US shares hit by weak earnings

Tue, 2015-01-27 09:43
US stocks fall sharply following a string of disappointing company results.

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