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GE front-runner for Alstom takeover

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:39
The bid battle for France's rail and energy group Alstom shifts in favour of General Electric after the US firm agrees to work with French state on a new offer.

Fierce battles for key Iraqi sites

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:34
Islamist militants and pro-government forces battle for Iraq's Baiji oil refinery and Tal Afar, after the US said it would send military advisers.

Keys beats Watson in Eastbourne semis

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:26
British number one Heather Watson fails to reach the Aegon International final as she loses 6-3 6-1 to Madison Keys.

Cable declares Oakeshott 'plot poll'

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:16
Vince Cable declares a controversial opinion poll, which was viewed as a bid to undermine Nick Clegg's leadership, as a £6,000 donation.

Former senior PSNI officer released

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:15
A former PSNI assistant chief constable who was one of seven men questioned about the awarding of police vehicle contracts is released.

Mental health cuts 'affect children'

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:01
Cuts in mental health services for children in England amount to a national crisis with tragic consequences, a leading charity says.

Is it time for the gossip to stop?

Fri, 2014-06-20 08:01
Is it time to call a halt on the age of gossip?

Weekendish: Weird contraptions and living goddesses

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:55
Some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week, with your comments.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:54
Salads taste better if they look like a painting, and more news nuggets

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:53
The week's big numbers visualised

Week in pictures: 14-20 June 2014

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:51
A selection of news photos: 14-20 June 2014

Polish secret tapes raid 'was wrong'

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:08
Poland's justice ministry criticises prosecutors over a raid on a magazine's offices to find leaked tapes that embarrassed the government.

Unlikely hit app Yo is 'hacked'

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:00
Messaging app Yo, which in the past week has rocketed to the top of the app download charts, is hit by a hack.

Scot who cheered Uruguay goal named

Fri, 2014-06-20 07:00
A mystery Scot who caused a social media storm after celebrating Uruguay's winning goal against England is named as a Glasgow man.

Welfare cap 'could be breached'

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:56
The government is at risk of breaching its self-imposed limit on welfare spending due to the rising costs of the main sickness benefit, leaked documents say.

Bulgaria ravaged by deadly floods

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:52
At least 12 people have been killed and several are missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Varna.

Wife wins right to bury soldier

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:24
The wife of Black Watch soldier Pte Mark Connelly has won the right to bury him after a three-year legal battle with his mother.

The rock super-group of collections

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:19
The newly refurbished Mauritshuis in The Hague opens

VIDEO: Xbox One and PS4 big games launches

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:15
The E3 video games expo saw a series of big game launches for Microsoft and Sony consoles.

VIDEO: 'Devastating impact of PIP benefit'

Fri, 2014-06-20 06:09
A report by MPs has branded the implementation of the Personal Independence Payments (PIP) benefit a "fiasco", an opinion shared and welcomed by the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society.

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