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Retailer JC Penney to cut 2,000 jobs

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:46
US retailer JC Penney says it plans to cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as part of a cost-cutting exercise aimed at restoring profitability.

How do you solve a problem like Googoosha?

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:39
A year ago, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president Islam Karimov was riding high - but in the last 12 months, it has all gone very wrong.

VIDEO: US plane crash aftermath footage emerges

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:25
New footage has come to light that shows emergency vehicles at the scene of the Asiana plane crash in San Francisco in July 2013.

Darling urges young to vote 'no'

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:23
The head of the pro-Union Better Together campaign is to call on young people to reject Scottish independence.

Jail sought in Turkey red dress case

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:16
Turkish prosecutors want a policeman to go to jail for three years for tear-gassing a protester who became known as the "woman in red", reports say.

Superfast broadband for more areas

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:05
About 39,000 more homes and businesses across Scotland are to get fibre optic broadband, the Digital Scotland partnership announces.

VIDEO: Hybrid tablet 'switches seamlessly'

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:04
Taiwanese consumer electronics firm Asus is releasing an Intel-based computer which seamlessly switches between Android and Windows at the press of a button. Richard Taylor reports.

Scots economy signs 'best for years'

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:03
Signs of economic growth and economic activity in Scotland are at their highest levels for many years, a survey of 230 firms suggests.

Pellegrini stresses Aguero value

Wed, 2014-01-15 16:03
Manuel Pellegrini praises Sergio Aguero as the Manchester City striker scores in the FA Cup replay win over Blackburn.

Robertson & Walden reach quarters

Wed, 2014-01-15 15:48
Neil Robertson and Ricky Walden both win deciding frames to reach the Masters quarter-finals at Alexandra Palace.

Republican Corey released from jail

Wed, 2014-01-15 14:59
A prominent Irish republican and convicted double murderer whose licence was revoked nearly four years ago is released from prison.

Manchester City 5-0 Blackburn Rovers

Wed, 2014-01-15 14:47
Sergio Aguero scores on his return from injury as Manchester City thrash Blackburn in an FA Cup third-round replay.

VIDEO: Twin polar bears born in Munich

Wed, 2014-01-15 14:19
Twin polar bears, born at a Munich Zoo, have been caught on camera for the first time since their birth.

VIDEO: Couple fined for holiday in term time

Wed, 2014-01-15 14:04
A Shropshire couple who took their children on holiday during school term time have been ordered by magistrates to pay £993 in costs and fines.

Two men 'covered' for triple killer

Wed, 2014-01-15 13:53
A woman who went on a 10-day spree of violence, committing three murders, was helped by two men who covered up the "terrible truth", a court hears.

VIDEO: Daredevil rides bike on arches of bridge

Wed, 2014-01-15 13:41
A professional stunt rider astonished onlookers as he rode across the arches of a newly-opened bridge in Texas.

Lib Dems' 'cowardice' over Rennard

Wed, 2014-01-15 13:38
A senior Welsh Lib Dem accuses her own party of "opting for cowardice" over the allegations that Lord Rennard sexually harassed women.

No action over Rennard sex claims

Wed, 2014-01-15 13:34
The Lib Dems say they will not take disciplinary action against Lord Rennard over sexual harassment claims but ask him to apologise for his behaviour.

Osborne: Reform EU or face UK exit

Wed, 2014-01-15 13:29
The UK could "face a choice between joining the euro or leaving the European Union" unless Brussels reforms, Chancellor George Osborne warns.

VIDEO: Britons pay to see webcam sex abuse

Wed, 2014-01-15 12:54
British paedophiles are paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation has found.

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