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Some Star Wars rumours 'are true'

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:02
Star Wars director JJ Abrams tells the BBC some of the rumours surrounding his new film are true.

A&E waits worsen across England

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:53
Accident and Emergency performance in England's NHS hospitals has dipped slightly in the latest weekly figures.

UK finances show £8.8bn surplus

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:41
UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.

Underwear blamed for MP's swift exit

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:40
A Canadian MP says he rushed out of parliament and nearly missed a vote because of his tight underpants.

The foreign workers trapped on trawlers

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:32
Visa regulations leave some foreign workers trapped on vessels just outside British waters, unable to come to land.

India arrests over document 'leaks'

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:21
Police in India say they have arrested seven people for allegedly leaking classified government documents to energy companies for money.

VIDEO: How Oscar winners are kept secret

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:09
Designer Marc Friedland explains how the Oscar envelopes are made and the names of winners are kept secret.

Who are the Barclay brothers?

Fri, 2015-02-20 04:03
Who are secretive billionaire Barclay brothers?

EastEnders reveals Lucy's killer

Fri, 2015-02-20 03:56
EastEnders' latest murder mystery storyline reaches its climax, with viewers of the BBC One soap finally learning who killed Lucy Beale.

NZ humiliate England in World Cup

Fri, 2015-02-20 03:43
England slip to their joint heaviest one-day defeat as New Zealand win by chasing 124 runs in 12.2 overs at the World Cup.

Thailand bans foreigner surrogacy

Fri, 2015-02-20 02:57
Thailand passes a law banning foreigners from paying Thai women to be surrogates, after high-profile cases sparked debate last year.

US and UK 'hacked Sim card firm'

Fri, 2015-02-20 00:26
US and British spies illegally hacked a top Sim card firm to steal codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.

Patients face fines on free scripts

Fri, 2015-02-20 00:05
Patients with life-long conditions are being fined up to £100 for taking their free prescriptions, the BBC has discovered.

Malawi's expensive phone habit

Thu, 2015-02-19 23:21
The country with the world's most expensive mobile phone charges

VIDEO: Finland's top tips for US cold

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:56
With record-low temperatures in the US this week, the BBC asked the Finnish ambassador to the US what the country can learn about dealing with the cold.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny jailed

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:40
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is sentenced to 15 days in prison for handing out leaflets to publicise a planned demonstration.

UK and Europe 'badly misread Russia'

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:37
Britain and European diplomats are accused of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to the crisis in Ukraine.

Mayor held in Venezuela police raid

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:29
The mayor of Venezuela's capital is arrested amid accusations of a coup attempt, with President Nicolas Maduro saying he must "answer for his crimes".

BP bid to reduce spill fine rejected

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:16
BP loses its bid to reduce the maximum civil fine of $13.7bn (£8.9bn) it could face for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Eurozone set for vital Greece talks

Thu, 2015-02-19 21:01
Eurozone finance ministers are set for a crunch meeting in Brussels to consider a proposal by Greece to extend its European loan programme.

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