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Nigeria urged to delay elections

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:55
Nigeria's security chief says the electoral commission should delay next month's poll to give more time for voter card distribution.

'No US charges' for Ferguson officer

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:54
The US justice department will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.

Patient safety concern at busy A&E

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:46
An unannounced inspection of an under-pressure A&E unit at a north Wales hospital led to concerns for patient safety, a watchdog says.

Fred Talbot 'staged naked orgy'

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:46
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot staged a naked orgy involving 10 drunken schoolboys on a canal barge before later sexually abusing one of them on board, a jury hears.

Caption Challenge: Out of the bag

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:41
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Abandoned micro-pig needs new home

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:34
A lonely abandoned micro-pig believed to have been an unwanted Christmas present is in need of a new "forever" home.

VIDEO: Quantitative Easing - in 70 seconds

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:57
BBC News explains the concept of quantitative easing - in 70 seconds.

Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:52
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died aged 75 at his home in London, his family say.

Blackberry seeks aid on app making

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:46
App makers should be required to make software for Blackberry handsets, says the boss of the phone company.

Stranded cargo ship heads for port

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:45
The Hoegh Osaka cargo ship which has been listing in the Solent since 3 January, is on its way into Southampton Port.

Classmates back ill boy's drugs plea

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:37
Classmates of a six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare medical condition back his appeal for funding for a drug to help with his illness.

Flogging of Saudi blogger postponed

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:33
Saudi Arabia has postponed the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi for the second week running on health grounds, according to a human rights group.

Tutankhamun's beard glued back on

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:32
Egyptian officials are investigating how Tutankhamun's beard came to be hastily glued back on after becoming detached from the priceless antiquity.

VIDEO: England and Wales 'record low' crime

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:23
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.

Charities 'frightened' to campaign

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:07
Charities and campaign groups have been "frightened" into curtailing their public work because of a new lobbying law , warns the former Bishop of Oxford.

VIDEO: Cahill scores superb overhead kick

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:54
Tim Cahill scores a stunning overhead kick for Australia in their 2-0 Asian Cup quarter-final win over China.

Massive QE programme for eurozone

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:51
The European Central Bank announces it will inject billions of euros into the ailing eurozone economy by means of a huge bond-buying programme.

Religious link to statue theft probe

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:47
Police say they are investigating the "religious aspect" of the theft of a six-foot sculpture of a Celtic sea god from a mountainside.

VIDEO: European Central Bank president briefing

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:44
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a news briefing amid quantitative easing speculation

Just how practical is a traditional Bobby's helmet?

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:43
Are the days of the traditional Bobby's helmet numbered?