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VIDEO: Iraq's special forces 'ready for ISIS'

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:09
Jonathan Beale reports from Baghdad, where security forces say they are ready to ''take on'' ISIS militants.

Pennetta win is Watson's 'best ever'

Wed, 2014-06-18 10:00
British number one Heather Watson reaches the Eastbourne quarter-finals with her "biggest ever" win but Johanna Konta loses.

VIDEO: Highlights: Australia 2-3 Netherlands

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:52
The Netherlands fight back from 2-1 down to claim a hard-fought 3-2 win over Australia in their Group B match in Porto Alegre.

Spain's Juan Carlos signs abdication

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:41
The reign of King Juan Carlos of Spain enters its final hours as he signs the bill on his abdication and the succession of his son, Prince Felipe.

Banners at home 'blatantly racist'

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:34
Banners put outside a house in east Belfast where a man originally from Nigeria was due to move in were "blatantly racist", says Alliance MP Naomi Long.

China’s banking leader rejects fears over British exit from EU

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:10
Chairman of China Construction Bank says London will be leading financial centre whatever the decision in a referendum

Men skip bail 'to fight in Syria'

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:00
Two men who were under criminal investigation have absconded from the UK intending to join jihadists in Syria, the BBC has learned.

Troubled nursing home closed by Bupa

Wed, 2014-06-18 09:00
The troubled Pentland Hill Nursing Home in Edinburgh is to be closed voluntarily by its operator Bupa.

ISIS militants threaten UK - Cameron

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:44
David Cameron warns of the threat to the UK from jihadist terrorism if an "extreme Islamist regime" is created in the centre of Iraq.

AUDIO: Winterson in stew over rabbit kill

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:42
Author Jeanette Winterson says 'squeamish' reactions reveal issues about food habits after posting Twitter picture of rabbit she trapped, killed and cooked

Stadium safety fears 'dropped'

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:42
Council officials took a "political decision" not to pursue safety concerns at Hillsborough stadium after receiving a £2m legal threat, an inquest jury hears.

Royal couple to visit Belfast gaol

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:36
The Queen and Prince Philip will take a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol and visit the set of Game of Thrones during a visit to Northern Ireland next week.

Why do white working class pupils fail in school?

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:34
Why do white working class pupils fail in school?

UKIP forms alliance in EU Parliament

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:34
Nigel Farage joins forces with Beppe Grillo's Italian 5 Star Movement to form a new group in the European Parliament.

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:09
Louis van Gal may tempt Netherlands midfielder Wesley Sneijder to Man Utd, Mario Balotelli open to Arsenal move, plus more.

US health company to create 100 jobs

Wed, 2014-06-18 08:06
American health company, CVS Caremark, is expanding its Belfast IT centre with the creation of 100 new jobs.

Net child porn at 'epidemic' scale

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:59
The internet trade in images that show child sex abuse is now "an epidemic", according to the head of the global initiative to combat the problem.

Brazil builder 'used slave labour'

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:54
Prosecutors in Brazil begin action against a leading construction firm, Odebrecht, accusing it of keeping 500 workers in "slave-like conditions".

Hundreds in baby care demonstration

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:52
Hundreds gather at a protest outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay against plans to change specialist baby care at a west Wales hospital.

Case for 20mph limits under review

Wed, 2014-06-18 07:51
The government has commissioned research into the effects of cutting 30mph speed limits to 20mph in urban areas.
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