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US TV star in rant against atheists

Wed, 2015-03-25 18:07
The star of reality show Duck Dynasty is facing criticism after a speech that included a graphic story about a atheist family being raped and killed.

Ebola 'more deadly' in young children

Wed, 2015-03-25 17:09
Ebola is more deadly for young children than adults, an analysis in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests.

Nasdaq sheds 2.4% as US markets slide

Wed, 2015-03-25 16:46
The main US share indexes all fell on Wednesday, with the technology-focused Nasdaq sustaining the heaviest losses.

Australia's Norfolk Island faces fight for independence

Wed, 2015-03-25 16:16
Australia's Norfolk Island faces losing independence, but not without a fight

Bergdahl faces 'desertion charge'

Wed, 2015-03-25 14:37
Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years before a controversial prisoner swap, is to be charged with desertion.

Nigeria denies 500 children abducted

Wed, 2015-03-25 13:50
Nigeria's government denies that militant Islamists abducted 500 children from a trading town in the north-east, saying the number is lower.

Facebook Messenger lets apps plug in

Wed, 2015-03-25 13:23
Facebook opens up its Messenger app to accept posts from other photo, video, audio and Gif-based social networks.

Met police 'had files on MPs in 90s'

Wed, 2015-03-25 13:00
A former undercover police officer has told BBC News that Scotland Yard kept intelligence files on MPs during the 1990s.

Zayn Malik is leaving One Direction

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:57
Zayn Malik has left One Direction, the band says in a statement on their Facebook page.

Germany to return looted Matisse

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:52
Germany agrees to return a masterpiece by Henri Matisse, looted by the Nazis, to the family of its original Jewish owner.

Crash jet black box has 'usable data'

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:45
French investigators say the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 has usable data, but it has so far yielded no clues to the crash.

Lil' Chris' family moved by tributes

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:29
Tributes to singer Lil' Chris have brought "a lot of happiness" to his family, his sister says.

Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail

Wed, 2015-03-25 12:02
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.

KGB theme for Russian toy shop advert

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:47
A Russian toy shop based near the former Soviet secret police HQ issues adverts featuring mock interrogations.

Swimmer has Russian Ross Sea talks

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:39
The record-breaking endurance swimmer Lewis Pugh discusses the possibility of an Antarctic Ross Sea marine reserve with the Russians.

Car slows when it sees speed signs

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:45
Ford announces it is to start selling cars that restrict their speed to the limits shown on the road signs they pass.

Jeremy Clarkson dropped from Top Gear

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:43
The BBC drops Jeremy Clarkson as presenter of Top Gear, the highly successful TV programme, after a physical alternation with a producer.

Red Bull's Newey accused of lying

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:32
Renault chief Cyril Abiteboul accuses Red Bull's Adrian Newey of lying after he blamed the car's problems on the engine.

Nigeria shuts borders ahead of polls

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:19
Nigeria orders the closure of land and sea borders to prevent foreigners from voting in Saturday's tightly contested elections, a minister says.

The Jeremy Clarkson story

Wed, 2015-03-25 10:03
How did the controversial star get to where he is now?