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AUDIO: Widower spends £1k on ad for new wife

Mon, 2014-06-16 04:12
A recently widowed man has spent almost £1000 on a newspaper advertisement for a new wife.

Pakistan jets pound tribal valleys

Mon, 2014-06-16 04:10
Pakistani fighter jets are reported to have carried out fresh air strikes against militants based in a thickly forested valley in Pakistan's north-west tribal areas.

Seven-year-old dies after cliff fall

Mon, 2014-06-16 04:09
A seven-year-old boy dies after being found at the bottom of cliffs in Ballycastle.

VIDEO: Stars turn out for Samuel L Jackson

Mon, 2014-06-16 04:09
Colin Firth, Simon Pegg and David Walliams are some of the stars supporting Samuel L Jackson's charity ball

Child neglect couple are jailed

Mon, 2014-06-16 04:03
A couple jailed for neglecting five of their children are branded "inadequate, stupid, stubborn and reckless" by a judge.

VIDEO: Orphan, and head of family, aged 10

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:57
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen is the first western journalist to enter the government-held part of Aleppo by road from Damascus. He meets those left behind.

Man charged with murdering partner

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:54
A 41-year-old man appears in court charged with the murder of his partner at her home in Ballymena, County Antrim.

Open confirmed for Royal Portrush

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:50
The Royal Portrush course is confirmed as the venue for the world's biggest golf tournament, the Open Championship, possibly in 2019.

VIDEO: McCanns' anger at libel trial delay

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:33
The trial has been postponed of a former Portuguese police chief accused of libel over comments he made about the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

AUDIO: Fan wins 'death' in Game of Thrones

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:30
A Facebook employee has won the right to appear and die in a sequel to Game of Thrones.

AUDIO: Dentists promise fillings without drills

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:14
Nigel Pitts talks to Evan Davis about a new dental treatment that may eliminate the need for fillings.

England confirm Farah to run double

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:14
Team England confirm that Mo Farah will run in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

French exams hit by rail strike

Mon, 2014-06-16 03:09
Rail workers go on strike in France for a sixth day, as almost 700,000 students take their final school exams., the Baccalaureate.

Forced marriage law a 'powerful' step

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:59
A new law in England and Wales making it a criminal offence to force people into marriage sends "a powerful message", campaigners say.

Eavis defends 'keen' Metallica slot

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:56
Glastonbury's Michael Eavis defends Metallica's right to be this year's headline act, saying no band has been as "keen" to play at the festival.

What could China learn from UK?

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:51
What could China learn from the UK?

BBC to take classical music to class

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:40
The BBC is to organise school screenings and concerts as part of a campaign to introduce primary school pupils to classical music.

VIDEO: Russia halts gas supply to Ukraine

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:40
Ukraine says Russia has cut off all gas supplies to Kiev, in a major escalation of a dispute between the two nations.

AUDIO: Councils 'need power' over troubled schools

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:32
David Simmons and Nick Gibb speak to Evan Davis about local councils dealing with troubled schools

VIDEO: Political stickers to keep or swap

Mon, 2014-06-16 02:29
MPs reveal which stickers they want to keep, give away, or swap of their political colleagues and foes.
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