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Missing dog Sylvia found drowned

BBC - 7 hours 25 min ago
A missing dog whose owner hired a helicopter to look for her is found drowned a few miles from where she disappeared on Anglesey.

VIDEO: Kosovo protests after 'savages' slur

BBC - 7 hours 34 min ago
Police in Kosovo have fired teargas to disperse thousands of ethnic Albanians after violence at the end of an anti-government protest in the capital Pristina on Saturday.

Birdman given boost in Oscars race

BBC - 7 hours 39 min ago
Michael Keaton's film Birdman emerges as a strong contender for the Academy Awards after being given the Producers Guild of America's top award.

US condolences over Japan 'IS death'

BBC - 7 hours 41 min ago
US President Barack Obama calls Japan's PM to offer condolences after the apparent murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State.

VIDEO: Icy mystery: Pluto ready for close-up

BBC - 7 hours 41 min ago
The US space agency's mission to Pluto is about to take its first pictures of the mysterious icy world.

Broadmoor fraud claims investigated

BBC - 7 hours 49 min ago
An investigation is launched into allegations of fraud and overspending at the trust which runs Broadmoor high security hospital.

Eyes on Pluto for historic encounter

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:48am
Nasa's mission to Pluto gets under way in earnest as the New Horizons probe starts taking the pictures needed for July's close fly-by.

VIDEO: How do you 'bounce' water? - 15 Secs

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:45am
Scientists at the University of Rochester in New York have developed "self-cleaning" metal that enables water droplets to gather dust particles, then bounce and slide away.

Obama starts three-day India visit

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 3:11am
US President Barack Obama arrives in India for a three-day visit, protected by one of the country's biggest-ever security operations.

£2.9bn child support 'uncollectable'

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 2:47am
Billions of pounds owed in child maintenance may never be recovered, government accounts show - though ministers say the debts are not "forgotten".

Sharapova and Nadal into quarters

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 2:32am
Maria Sharapova will face Eugenie Bouchard, while Rafael Nadal is also through to the Australian Open quarter-finals.

UKIP defection and 'killers with keys'

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 2:13am
The defection of a UKIP MEP to the Conservatives, and a policy to provide some prisoners with keys to their own cells, are two of the topics covered in Sunday's press.

Defector calls UKIP 'vanity project'

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 2:04am
An MEP who defected from UKIP to the Conservatives has branded his old party a "vanity project" for its leader Nigel Farage, who runs it "like a dictator".

£700k cost of mile-long waste cleanup

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:36am
A council says it has "started work" on bringing 11 or more prosecutions over a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex.

Libya's Ansar confirms chief's death

BBC - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:05am
Libya's Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia confirms its leader Mohammad al-Zahawi has died, after apparently being wounded in October.

VIDEO: Baseball's unhealthy habit

BBC - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:13pm
Greater efforts are being put into ridding US baseball of the tradition of chewing tobacco which has been linked to cancer deaths.

Deadly dip: baseball's toxic tradition

BBC - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 11:10pm
The fight against baseball's toxic tradition

Japan PM outrage at 'hostage death'

BBC - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:56pm
Japan's prime minister condemns as "outrageous" a video declaring the murder of a Japanese hostage by Islamic State (IS).

Greeks vote in 'make-or-break' poll

BBC - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:36pm
Greeks vote in a general election, with the anti-austerity Syriza and the centre-right New Democracy parties seen as frontrunners in a tight race.

Junior rugby campaign urges silence

BBC - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:27pm
Parents and coaches at junior rugby matches in Yorkshire are being asked to watch in silence as part of a drive to "challenge pitch-side behaviour".