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Joint contests for Scottish Labour

BBC - 12 hours 21 min ago
The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.

RBS reserves £400m for currency probe

BBC - 12 hours 23 min ago
Royal Bank of Scotland sets aside £400m to cover potential costs from an investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange market.

VIDEO: Inside a haunted house in Louisiana

BBC - 12 hours 35 min ago
It's Halloween and nowhere is it celebrated more than in the US. The BBC Pop Up team went behind the scenes at one of America's scariest haunted houses in Baton Rouge.

Ulster Bank to be retained by RBS

BBC - 12 hours 43 min ago
RBS will retain control of Ulster Bank and says it has a good market position that can deliver attractive returns.

Japan snack maker to create 100 jobs

BBC - 12 hours 51 min ago
A Japanese savoury snacks manufacturer is creating 100 new jobs at Deeside Enterprise Zone, opening its first factory in Europe.

Person missing after fireworks blaze

BBC - 13 hours 9 min ago
One person remains missing after a major blaze in a Stafford fireworks factory that also leaves two people needing hospital treatment.

Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

BBC - 13 hours 12 min ago
Myanmar's president is holding rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

VIDEO: 'Rage on the streets' in Burkina Faso

BBC - 13 hours 25 min ago
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.

Miracle of Istanbul is dream ticket

BBC - 13 hours 26 min ago
Liverpool's miraculous turnaround in the 2005 Champions League final has been voted as your #BBCDreamTicket.

Cuts 'will undo' apprenticeship work

BBC - 13 hours 28 min ago
The main body providing apprenticeships in Wales is warning that budget cuts by the Welsh government will have a "massively de-stabilising effect" on such programmes.

VIDEO: Wine vs doughnut: The hidden calories in booze

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:57am
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.

Nikkei leads Asia up after BOJ move

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:53am
Japan led Asian shares higher after the Bank of Japan (BOJ) surprised markets by announcing more stimulus measures to boost the economy.

VIDEO: The mystery drones flying over nuclear sites

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:47am
Unmanned aircraft have been seen flying over many of France's nuclear stations and the authorities don't know where they have come from.

'It's business as usual in Austin'

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:40am
Lewis Hamilton on turning up the pressure in his title fight with Nico Rosberg and the buzz of being back in America.

VIDEO: The makeshift 'protection' for Ebola

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:32am
The BBC's Anne Soy reports from Ghana, where health care workers in one hospital serving Liberian refugees have had to use rain coats instead of proper protective gear against Ebola.

Labour 'wipeout' and Ebola threat

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:18am
A Labour "wipeout" in Scotland, the continuing threat from Ebola, and claims UK aid is fuelling bribery all make the headlines on Friday.

ChildLine seeing more suicidal children

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:10am
More children who have talked about killing themselves are contacting ChildLine for help, the counselling service says.

US police killing suspect captured

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:55am
A US man who has eluded police in the forests of Pennsylvania for seven weeks after the fatal shooting of a police officer has been found.

Charity warns US on Ebola quarantine

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:51am
Charity Doctors Without Borders warns some mandatory US state Ebola quarantine measures are having a "chilling effect" on its work.

Australia ends sanctions on Fiji

BBC - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:23am
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she is committed to "normalising" relations between Australia and Fiji after the nation's elections last month.