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McDonald's to raise pay for US staff

Wed, 2015-04-01 13:09
The fast-food giant McDonald's says it will raise the pay of more than 90,000 US employees to at least $1 above the legal minimum wage.

VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop goes on show

Wed, 2015-04-01 13:04
The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Williams makes semis with 700th win

Wed, 2015-04-01 12:11
Serena Williams wins the 700th match of her career to reach the Miami Open semi-finals with victory over Sabine Lisicki.

Hospital returns to NHS management

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:41
The first NHS hospital to be run by the private sector returns to NHS management.

Terrorists training in rural Wales

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:35
Rural areas of Wales have been used by terrorists for training, say police.

California imposes water limits

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:20
The governor of California has created the state's mandatory water reduction orders, following a historic drought.

Iraq forces declare Tikrit 'victory'

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:16
The Iraqi government declares what it says is a "magnificent victory" over Islamic State militants in the city of Tikrit after a month-long siege.

Mediterranean 'accumulating plastic'

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:11
Large quantities of plastic debris are building up in the Mediterranean Sea, say scientists.

Ratchet boots make walking 7% easier

Wed, 2015-04-01 10:09
Engineers create unpowered exoskeleton "boots" that use a spring and a ratchet to make human walking 7% more efficient.

Brook to fight twice this summer

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:54
Britain's Kell Brook wants to defend his IBF world welterweight title by the end of May in the first of two summer bouts.

VIDEO: Watch jockey Lewis Ferguson's spectacular fall

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:54
Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.

Heads not 'counter-terror experts'

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:45
Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays.

Cautious campaign won't break stalemate

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:26
Both main parties seem reluctant to rock the boat, writes Laura Kuenssberg - but will the cautious approach achieve a breakthrough?

Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:24
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.

S Korea details Sewol compensation

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:16
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256.000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.

VIDEO: General Election 2015: Day three of the campaign

Wed, 2015-04-01 09:15
On the third day of the election campaign trail Ed Miliband has criticised zero-hours contracts.

VIDEO: Why does Buhari victory matter?

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:53
BBC Africa explains why Muhammadu Buhari's election victory is so momentous for Nigeria and the continent.

New agent rules 'risk exploitation'

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:49
Young players could be "exploited" because of the deregulation of football agents - according to agent David Seligman.

NI fans want stadium safety talks

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:48
The Northern Ireland Supporters Club chairman calls for a meeting with the Irish Football Association over possible subsidence at Windsor Park.

Barry Pleasure Park 'hit by delays'

Wed, 2015-04-01 08:47
The new owners of one of south Wales' most famous fairgrounds insist they will open on Friday despite setbacks.