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Can internet companies monitor terrorists?

Wed, 2014-11-26 06:08
Big tech firms, and in particular Facebook, are under pressure to become more active in the battle against terrorism. But what are their current arrangements?

Lebanese diva Sabah dies, aged 87

Wed, 2014-11-26 06:01
Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, popularly known as the 'Diva of Music' in the Arab world, dies at the age of 87.

Universal postal service 'at risk'

Wed, 2014-11-26 05:51
Royal Mail boss Moya Greene tells MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service".

Concerns raised over anti-terror bill

Wed, 2014-11-26 05:50
Powers to exclude some British fighters returning from Syria and Iraq was an "announcement waiting for a policy", the independent reviewer of terrorism says.

Come clean on adverts, vloggers told

Wed, 2014-11-26 05:42
Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.

VIDEO: What does Ukraine's future hold?

Wed, 2014-11-26 05:29
One year since popular protests began in Ukraine, a new government prepares to take office, amid calls for reform.

Shakespeare Folio found in France

Wed, 2014-11-26 05:15
A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town.

Stop eating cats says Swiss campaign

Wed, 2014-11-26 05:03
Hundreds of thousands of Swiss people secretly eat cat or dog say activists, who want it to be made illegal.

Juncker reveals giant EU jobs plan

Wed, 2014-11-26 04:53
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.

Boks make five changes for Wales

Wed, 2014-11-26 04:50
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has made five changes to his starting XV to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

VIDEO: One-minute World News

Wed, 2014-11-26 04:47
Watch the latest news summary from BBC World News. International news updated 24 hours a day.

England bowl first in delayed ODI

Wed, 2014-11-26 04:46
England win the toss and bowl first against Sri Lanka after a rain delayed start in Colombo.

Clegg backs EU migrant benefit curbs

Wed, 2014-11-26 04:31
Nick Clegg outlines his proposals to curb benefits to European Union migrants, during a meeting with his German counterpart in Berlin.

VIDEO: Can drones get water to stranded Joe?

Wed, 2014-11-26 04:00
In an annual challenge, teams attempt to deliver water using drones to a remote part of the Australian Outback.

Birdman set to soar at Spirit Awards

Wed, 2014-11-26 03:45
Showbusiness satire Birdman leads the flock at this year's Spirit Awards after being nominated for six prizes, including best film.

Aguero a special talent - Kompany

Wed, 2014-11-26 03:35
Man City captain Vincent Kompany says Sergio Aguero is a "special" player after his hat-trick secures a 3-2 win over Bayern Munich.

Has the imagination disappeared from Lego?

Wed, 2014-11-26 03:22
Do the sets designed by Lego discourage imagination?

Blair charity award faces criticism

Wed, 2014-11-26 03:05
A Save the Children decision to give former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair an award for his anti-poverty work is criticised by some charity workers.

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-11-26 02:37
Sneijder unsettled at Galatasaray, Cech set to wait for move, Herrera and Evans edge close to fitness, Hull keen on Lennon, plus more.

Picture power: Pausing the moment

Tue, 2014-11-25 23:12
Looking at the story behind an image by Carl Court of a student protest in London.

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