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DUP and Sinn Féin 'make budget deal'

Thu, 2014-07-31 00:28
The DUP and Sinn Féin reach agreement over Stormont's quarterly budget after weeks of deadlock, the BBC understands.

Bathers drown off Karachi coast

Thu, 2014-07-31 00:22
At least 20 bathers celebrating the Muslim Eid festival drown in rough seas off the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say.

'Abuse' pilot 'took his own life'

Thu, 2014-07-31 00:01
A British Airways pilot accused of sexually abusing children in Africa took his own life, a coroner rules.

Nato 'unprepared for Russia threat'

Wed, 2014-07-30 23:53
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.

Walker dies after fall on Snowdon

Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
A man has died after falling at least 200ft (60m) while walking just below the summit of Snowdon.

School infants 'obese' warnings

Wed, 2014-07-30 23:25
Over a quarter of Welsh children starting primary school are overweight - with more than one-in-10 classed as obese, say public health officials.

Argentina in denial over debt dispute

Wed, 2014-07-30 23:15
Call it something else, says Argentina's president

Argentina defaults for second time

Wed, 2014-07-30 23:01
Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

VIDEO: Is your big tummy a diabetes warning ?

Wed, 2014-07-30 22:46
Health officials in England are urging people to measure and monitor their waistlines, to help avoid type 2 diabetes.

VIDEO: Mysterious miracle? Crop circle draws crowds

Wed, 2014-07-30 22:33
A giant crop circle which apparently appeared out of nowhere, has drawn crowds of people to a farmer's field in Bavaria, southern Germany.

Estate agency to be sold for £16.5m

Wed, 2014-07-30 22:19
Wales' biggest building society, the Principality, is selling its estate agency business, Peter Alan, for almost £16.5 million.

VIDEO: Gaza families 'can't outrun this war'

Wed, 2014-07-30 22:09
The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where Palestinians continue to seek shelter in a UN-run school despite a shelling which killed 16 people.

Assault charge for duke's ex-aide

Wed, 2014-07-30 21:45
A former personal assistant to the Duke of Edinburgh is accused of sexually abusing a girl in the early 1970s.

'Tax cuts' and pier fears - front pages

Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
Claims that the PM wants to raise the threshold at which people pay the 40p income tax rate lead some papers, while many feature images of Eastbourne's pier ablaze.

Woman sacked after becoming pregnant

Wed, 2014-07-30 21:37
A former bakery assistant is awarded over £23,000 after a tribunal found she was subjected to sex discrimination because of pregnancy and unfairly dismissed.

Guatemala buries massacre victims

Wed, 2014-07-30 20:54
The remains of 31 indigenous Ixil Mayans, killed in 1982 at the height of the Guatemala civil war, are buried in a ceremony in the country's north-west.

NZ lawmakers back match-fixing bill

Wed, 2014-07-30 20:35
New Zealand lawmakers back a bill making match-fixing a crime punishable by up to seven years in prison, as it prepares to host major sporting events.

Portuguese bank in 3.6bn euros loss

Wed, 2014-07-30 20:28
Portugal's troubled lender, Banco Espirito Santo, reports a bigger-than-expected loss of 3.6bn euros for the first six months of the year.

Crews work on at pier fire scene

Wed, 2014-07-30 20:19
Firefighters remained at the scene overnight of a devastating fire that destroyed part of Eastbourne Pier.

House votes to sue President Obama

Wed, 2014-07-30 20:08
The US House of Representatives has passed a resolution authorising a lawsuit against the president for allegedly exceeding his constitutional powers.
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