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BBC staff strike action called off

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:04
Strike action by BBC staff planned to disrupt coverage of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is suspended after talks.
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Row over 'pro-EU' immigration report

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:00
A report on immigration has caused a row within government because Conservative ministers believed it was too pro-European, Newsnight learns.
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VIDEO: Zambia's dynamic Chinese romance

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:51
China and Zambia have strong trade and business links, but the romance has not been without controversy.
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Polar bear boy death 'not neglect'

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:42
Failures by an expedition company did not cause the death of a British teenager mauled by a polar bear in Norway, a coroner says.
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Syrians in prison 'despite amnesty'

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:34
Many activists in Syria remain in detention despite an amnesty declared last month, a group of 12 human rights and civil society groups says.
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Petition to move 'sad' bear to Canada

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:28
Nearly 200,000 people sign a petition to get a despondent polar bear moved from an Argentina zoo to Canada.
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Bulgaria names anti-Israeli bomber

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:25
A suicide bomber who killed five Israelis in Bulgaria in 2012 had dual Lebanese-French citizenship, investigators say.
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Boom in satellite ship tracking

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:21
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.
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Monitors reach Ukraine crash site

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:19
International investigators arrive at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, after rebels in east Ukraine allow access.
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Athletes' village bug cases up to 53

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:12
The number of workers at the Commonwealth Games athletes' village with suspected norovirus rises to 53.
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VIDEO: How to guard against polar bear attack

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:11
Polar safety expert Jason Roberts outlines the kind of precautions that would normally be used on expeditions where polar bears live in the wild.
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Baby rescued from hot locked car

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:10
A six-month-old baby is rescued by police officers in Swansea after she was locked in a hot parked car.
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Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:55
The week's big numbers, visualised
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Weekendish: Birdman and bound feet

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:53
The best pieces of feature journalism you may have missed
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Accused 'discussed chance of kill'

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:46
Three alleged dissident republicans were covertly recorded in talks about seeking out security force targets with a high chance of "getting a kill", the High Court hears.
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Israel may widen Gaza offensive - PM

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:42
Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.
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South Africa 'cleans up for Mandela'

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:38
South Africans mark the first Mandela Day since the anti-apartheid icon's death with a government call to clean up their country.
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VIDEO: Assisted dying: 'Help to avoid suffering'

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:26
The BBC spoke to a lady with terminal cancer about her support for the assisted dying bill.
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Friday's gossip column

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:25
Man City line up Barkley bid, QPR agree fee with Cardiff for Caulker, West Ham want Jenkinson, plus more.
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Nibali wins stage to extend Tour lead

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 15:25
Vincenzo Nibali races away from his rivals on the summit finish at Chamrousse as Team Sky's Richie Porte drops to 16th.
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