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Musharraf in hospital ahead of trial

Thu, 2014-01-02 04:26
Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is taken to hospital with reported chest pains as he makes his way to court for his treason trial.

JK Rowling lawyer fined over leak

Thu, 2014-01-02 04:25
A lawyer who revealed that new crime writer Robert Galbraith was actually Harry Potter author JK Rowling is fined £1,000 for breaching privacy rules.

Schizophrenia: CBT 'little help'

Thu, 2014-01-02 04:18
Talking therapies have "little impact" on the symptoms of people with schizophrenia, a study suggests.

Antarctic ship passengers rescued

Thu, 2014-01-02 04:16
Rescuers in Antarctica safely transfer all 52 passengers from the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy, trapped since 24 December.

England skipper Stoney joins Arsenal

Thu, 2014-01-02 04:14
England captain and defender Casey Stoney joins Arsenal on a two-year deal after leaving Lincoln Ladies.

AUDIO: New Sherlock gets mixed fan reaction

Thu, 2014-01-02 04:10
Sherlockology fan site editor David Mather says fans have shown a mixed reaction to the new episode.

Man stabbed in neck in assault

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:55
A man is seriously ill in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in east Belfast.

Hobbit tops 2013 most pirated films

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:39
The Hobbit was the most pirated film of 2013 with Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained coming in second place.

VIDEO: Poison spray targets 'super-rats'

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:38
Scientists have created a new way to control the rat population, a poison spray absorbed through the rat's skin

Haass plan 'needs clear response'

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:32
Stormont's parties must be clear in their response to proposals about contentious issues, says Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.

Cuban leader warns of 'subversives'

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:30
Cuban leader Raul Castro says there is a subversive campaign under way to undermine the revolution on the Communist island and topple its government.

Migrants spark German coalition rift

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:26
Tensions surface in Germany's new ruling grand coalition over how to handle migrants from Bulgaria and Romania.

Hobbit and Frozen see off Bieber

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:00
Cinema audiences in the UK and Ireland spent the last weekend of 2013 watching the latest Hobbit film and Disney animation Frozen - but not pop star Justin Bieber's new documentary.

UK manufacturing recovery 'on track'

Thu, 2014-01-02 03:00
The UK's manufacturing sector continued to see strong growth in December, according to a closely watched survey.

Drunk new year sea swimmer fined £90

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:55
A swimmer who sparked a rescue in stormy seas on New Year's Day is fined after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Policeman injured in knife attack

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:55
A police officer sustains injuries to his face after being attacked with a knife in north Belfast.

VIDEO: 'Refugees drinking dirty, bad water'

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:47
The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports from the Awerial refugee camp in South Sudan where tens of thousands of people are struggling to survive without food, shelter or clean water.

Concern over stolen car race in city

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:33
Hundreds of young people gathered to watch stolen cars being raced through west Belfast, according to Sinn Féin.

India bus crash kills 27 near Mumbai

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:23
A bus plunges down a deep gorge in the western Indian state of Maharashtra killing at least 27 people, police say.

McIlroy wants two major wins in 2014

Thu, 2014-01-02 02:19
Former world number one Rory McIlroy aims to make up for a disappointing 2013 by winning two majors this year.

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