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UN warns of CAR humanitarian crisis

Wed, 2014-01-08 12:36
The UN warns that the Central African Republic is heading towards a humanitarian disaster because of religious conflict and overcrowded camps.

Football toxic for gay people - Amaechi

Wed, 2014-01-08 12:31
Ex-NBA star John Amaechi tells BBC Sport "football is toxic" and must change if players are going to come out as gay.

VIDEO: 'No decision' on Qatar World Cup

Wed, 2014-01-08 12:07
Fifa has moved quickly to play down claims from its own general secretary that the Qatar 2022 World Cup will not take place in the summer.

VIDEO: Flood misery in the Thames Valley

Wed, 2014-01-08 12:03
Recent heavy rains and strong winds have led to severe flooding in many parts of the UK, with coastal communities and those living close to rivers especially vulnerable.

Man jailed for crisp factory arson

Wed, 2014-01-08 11:57
A man is jailed for six years and three months after starting a fire which destroyed a south Wales crisp factory in September 2012.

Academies 'improved after switching'

Wed, 2014-01-08 11:27
Schools in England which opted to become academies have improved more quickly than those staying as local authority schools, according to an analysis of Ofsted inspections.

Cyclist caught up in floodwater dies

Wed, 2014-01-08 11:21
A cyclist dies in hospital after being pulled from floodwater in Oxfordshire.

Police deny failing PC shot by Moat

Wed, 2014-01-08 11:11
Northumbria Police deny they failed PC David Rathband, who took his own life after he was shot and blinded on duty.

IRB will not back cross-border pact

Wed, 2014-01-08 11:04
The International Rugby Board remains concerned with the continued wrangling over the future of European rugby.

VIDEO: HK chefs make massive sushi mosaic

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:21
More than 100 chefs have joined forces in Hong Kong to create the world's largest sushi mosaic, covering an area of 37.57 sq m.

Colour of ancient creatures revealed

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:16
The colour of sea creatures that lived tens of millions of years ago has been revealed by scientists.

Space station life 'to be extended'

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:05
Nasa has won White House backing to extend the life of the International Space Station for a further four years, until 2024.

A&E warning as hospital 'log-jammed'

Wed, 2014-01-08 10:01
Wrexham Maelor hospital is "log-jammed" and others in north Wales are in a similar situation, BBC Wales learns.

Thousands flee South Sudan oil city

Wed, 2014-01-08 09:59
Thousands are fleeing the South Sudanese city of Bentiu amid fears of a government offensive to recapture it from rebels, a BBC reporter there says.

Yahoo malware creates Bitcoin botnet

Wed, 2014-01-08 09:29
Adverts loaded with malware on Yahoo's homepage have installed software that mines bitcoins.

One person dead after Tyrone crash

Wed, 2014-01-08 09:16
A 62-year-old man has died and four others have been injured in a two vehicle crash in County Tyrone.

England hierarchy must help players

Wed, 2014-01-08 09:07
England's team culture is set by captain, coach and players - but senior management can help too, argues former Test batsman Ed Smith

VIDEO: Prairie dogs 'perform Mexican wave'

Wed, 2014-01-08 08:59
Prairie dogs perform a contagious "Mexican wave" which researchers think helps them to look out for predators, footage reveals.

Eq Guinea denies closing borders

Wed, 2014-01-08 08:53
Equatorial Guinea denies reports that its borders with Cameroon and Gabon are officially closed, as a free movement agreement comes into force.

Yet another Canada oil train derails

Wed, 2014-01-08 08:37
An oil train is still burning in the Canadian province of New Brunswick after partially derailing overnight, the third such incident in six months.

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