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Payday brokers 'drain' bank accounts

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:05
Complaints about payday loan middlemen - so-called credit broking websites - more than double in the last year, according to the Financial Ombudsman.

VIDEO: Uncertain future for Yazidi refugees

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:03
Humanitarian aid is being distributed to thousands of Yazidi people who have fled Islamic militants in northern Iraq, but conditions are harsh in refugee camps and many fear they will never be able to return home.

The search for Myanmar's '300-tonne' bell

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:03
The murky mystery of a 300-tonne bell

'Video-less' 3D game made for blind players

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:02
The video-less video games for blind players

EE top in UK mobile performance

Mon, 2014-08-18 19:00
EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last.

Suarez makes Barcelona debut in 6-0 win

Mon, 2014-08-18 18:33
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez makes his Barcelona debut as a late substitute in their 6-0 victory over Mexican side Club Leon.

Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

Mon, 2014-08-18 18:23
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.

VIDEO: Docks transformed for Alice film

Mon, 2014-08-18 18:12
Gloucester Docks is converted into a film set for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland.

Irish review into denied abortion

Mon, 2014-08-18 17:53
An internal review into the care provided to a "suicidal" woman who gave birth by caesarean section after being refused an abortion, is to be set up, the Irish Health Service Executive has said.

VIDEO: Russian cosmonauts go on spacewalk

Mon, 2014-08-18 17:01
Two Russian cosmonauts set off on a spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) to launch a nano-satellite.

Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:58
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, a Palestinian official tells the BBC, but no word yet from Israel.

Verstappen, 16, handed Formula 1 drive

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:58
Max Verstappen, 16, will become the youngest Formula 1 driver in history as Toro Rosso confirm he will join next season.

UKIP MEP uses 'outrageous' term

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:22
Comments made by a UKIP MEP about a Thai constituent are described as offensive, rude and outrageous by the woman's husband.

Voices from Ferguson: A town reacts

Mon, 2014-08-18 16:10
Residents of Ferguson, Missouri, speak to the BBC

Iceland raises volcano alert level

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:06
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.

Elephant deaths reach tipping point

Mon, 2014-08-18 15:01
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

Break-in at Canada party leader home

Mon, 2014-08-18 14:54
Canadian police investigate a break-in at the home of Canadian Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau, as he considers requesting a security detail.

BBC's James Alexander Gordon dies

Mon, 2014-08-18 14:02
James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, dies at the age of 78.

England call up Hales for ODI series

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:31
England call up Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales for the one-day series against India starting next week.

US health data hack hits 4.5 million

Mon, 2014-08-18 13:09
A major US hospital group said it was the victim of a cyber-attack resulting in the theft of 4.5 million people's personal data.