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VIDEO: Rescue under way for ice-bound ship

Wed, 2014-01-01 22:52
A passenger on board ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy, stuck in the Antarctic, has been describing the start of a rescue operation.

VIDEO: The Palestinians fighting in Syria

Wed, 2014-01-01 22:46
Up to 30 young men from the Gaza strip have travelled to Syria to fight in the conflict there, as the BBC's Yolande Knell reports.

VIDEO: Is this the best day to find love?

Wed, 2014-01-01 22:43
The first few days of January are peak season for dating companies, the 2nd of January 2013 was one of the busiest days ever for new members to sign up to online dating sites.

Hyundai and Kia hit by sales outlook

Wed, 2014-01-01 22:40
Shares of Hyundai and affiliate Kia Motors dip more than 5% after the South Korean carmakers issue their weakest growth forecast in nearly a decade.

Interest rates rise 'to be delayed'

Wed, 2014-01-01 22:24
Hard-pressed Northern Ireland homeowners should expect a delay in interest rate rises in 2014, according to the chief economist at Danske Bank.

Rail rage and Sherlock surprise - the papers

Wed, 2014-01-01 21:57
Several papers focus on the rising price of rail tickets, while others - but not all - enjoy the twist at the start of the latest series of BBC drama Sherlock.

VIDEO: Skier treated on Schumacher ward

Wed, 2014-01-01 21:13
A British-based man injured while skiing in France has spoken of his surprise at being treated on the same ward as ex-Formula One driver Michael Schumacher.

Balloon to disputed islands crashes

Wed, 2014-01-01 20:41
Japan's Coast Guard says it has rescued a Chinese man whose hot air balloon crashed as he was trying to fly to a group of disputed islands.

VIDEO: S Sudan refugees 'living under trees'

Wed, 2014-01-01 19:22
Aid agencies have warned tens of thousands of people forced out of their homes because of fighting in South Sudan are in desperate need of help.

'Syrian Electronic Army' hacks Skype

Wed, 2014-01-01 19:17
The social media platforms of Skype are hacked by a group claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).

Ice hampers Antarctic air rescue

Wed, 2014-01-01 19:13
Sea ice conditions are likely to delay plans to take passengers off a research vessel stranded in the Antarctic for a week, officials say.

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