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Double explosions hit Somali capital

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:54
At least 10 people are killed and several MPs injured in two huge explosions in centre of Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses say.

Boost for eurozone business activity

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:49
Eurozone business activity has reached a seven-month high, prompting companies to take on more staff, a closely watched survey indicates.

Fifteen-minute Ebola test approved

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:48
The first rapid blood test for Ebola has been approved for use by the World Health Organization.

Music teacher jailed for sex attacks

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:48
An internationally renowned music teacher is jailed for 11 years for sex attacks on two schoolgirls and a young woman.

Care worker admits attempted murders

Fri, 2015-02-20 05:44
A care worker admits attempting to murder three colleagues at a West Midlands care home.

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.