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Leading candidates raise the stakes in Afghan elections

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:37
David Loyn looks ahead to second round of Afghan election

VIDEO: Higgins hails 'closeness' with UK

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:27
Irish President Michael D Higgins has spoken of a closeness and warmth between Britain and Ireland "that once seemed unachievable".

AUDIO: Memories of Britpop, 20 years on

Tue, 2014-04-08 09:18
Twenty years on, Gaz Coombes and Sophie Ellis-Bextor talk about their memories of the Britpop scene with BBC radio presenter Jo Whiley.

Guinea 'Ebola deaths pass 100'

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:54
The Ebola outbreak could take up to four months to contain as the number of people killed by the virus in Guinea passes 100, the UN says.

Simpson given 18-month drug ban

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:53
Jamaican Olympic sprinter Sherone Simpson is suspended for 18 months after testing positive for a banned stimulant.

Miller aide condemns 'witch-hunt'

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:45
Culture Secretary Maria Miller's parliamentary aide, Mary Macleod, criticises coverage of the row over her boss's expenses claims as "wrong".

Civil case man held over Omagh bomb

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:45
One of two men ordered to pay more than £1.5m in damages to the families of those killed in the Omagh bombing is being questioned about the Real IRA attack.

Murdered millionaire's ex arrested

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:40
The former girlfriend of a British millionaire has been arrested over his murder on the Costa del Sol, Spanish authorities say.

Challenge to Duggan decision allowed

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:31
Mark Duggan's mother is granted the right to challenge the lawful killing conclusion of the inquest jury into his death.

Water always present at Gleision pit

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:29
Water was always present in a Swansea Valley mine where four men died in 2011, a former owner and manager tells a court.

£1m lotto ticket hidden in handbag

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:02
A mother-of-three discovered she won £1m on the lottery after finding the golden ticket at the bottom of her handbag five weeks after the draw.

UN warns of effects of Syria drought

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:59
The UN warns that a drought in Syria could lead to a record low wheat harvest at a time when food aid has been cut due to a lack of funds.

Missing Hancock's Half Hour to air

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:55
Five missing episodes from classic 1950s radio series Hancock's Half Hour are to be aired on BBC Radio 4 later this year.

Is Russia ready to move into eastern Ukraine?

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:37
Russia's modernised military could move into eastern Ukraine

Geldof post-mortem due on Wednesday

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:26
A post-mortem examination following the death of Peaches Geldof , who has died at the age of 25, will take place on Wednesday.

AUDIO: Hislop: Scottish union 'successful'

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:07
Private Eye editor Ian Hislop has praised what he terms the "successful" union between Scotland and the rest of the UK.

AUDIO: Man stung by bees in pain experiment

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:04
A PhD student has allowed bees to sting him 190 times - to find out which part of the body it hurts the most.

Tuesday's gossip column

Tue, 2014-04-08 07:01
Tottenham target Ezequiel Garay, Newcastle and West Ham want Micah Richards, Cruyff criticises Jose Mourinho, plus more.

IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tue, 2014-04-08 06:56
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.

AUDIO: Skills shortage leaves jobs vacant

Tue, 2014-04-08 06:54
The number of job vacancies in England is increasing - but employers are struggling to find enough staff to meet demand.
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