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Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care'

BBC - 22 hours 16 min ago
Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.

Businessman backs fiscal autonomy

BBC - 22 hours 18 min ago
One of Scotland's most successful businessmen, Jim McColl, has called for Holyrood to have full control over its finances by 2020.

Balls and Clegg campaign in Scotland

BBC - 22 hours 19 min ago
Westminster figures will travel to Scotland on the third day of campaigning in the general election.

Bosses sign letter supporting Tories

BBC - 22 hours 21 min ago
More than 100 company leaders declare support for a Conservative-led government as Labour pledges to end "exploitative" zero-hours contracts.

Thousands in Vietnam factory strike

BBC - 22 hours 34 min ago
Thousands of workers at a Vietnam shoe factory continue to strike, in a rare anti-government protest over a social insurance law.

Getty heir found dead in LA home

BBC - 23 hours 7 min ago
Andrew Getty, the grandson of J Paul Getty and one of the heirs to the family fortune, is found dead at home, his parents confirm.

Tributes to officer after bus crash

BBC - 23 hours 14 min ago
Tributes are paid to an off duty police officer who died after being hit by a bus in Swansea city centre.

VIDEO: Labour 'will only tax highest earners'

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:41am
Ed Miliband criticises zero hours contracts for the "insecurity" they create for workers.

Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 2:19am
The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.

Have England improved since the World Cup?

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:57am
Their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign has been flawless but Roy Hodgson's developing England have still to be tested against top-class opposition.

VIDEO: Japan's confidence hit by tax hike

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:43am
Business confidence in Japan flounders as last year's sales tax hike continues to hit sentiment.

China building 'great wall of sand'

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:39am
The scale of China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is leading to "serious questions" on its intentions, a top US official says.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabia's bid to stop IS threat

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:39am
Barbara Plett Usher reports on Saudi Arabia's attempts to stop its citizens joining Islamic State abroad, and asks whether it should be looking closer to home.

Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:34am
A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Fold told to revise development plan

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:26am
A housing association is told it must revise its proposal to redevelop the former Visteon factory site in west Belfast.

Nurses angry at transfers of elderly

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:23am
A number of senior nurses in the Belfast Health Trust describe the out-of-hours transfer of frail, elderly patients between hospitals as an abuse of vulnerable adults.

Business warning, zero hours policy, and feckless fathers

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:17am
A warning 'not to change course' from senior business leaders, Labours plans for 'zero hours' contracts, and a couple of extremely fecund fathers feature in Wednesday's papers.

VIDEO: Palestinian 'tricked' over Banksy art

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:15am
A Palestinian man says he was 'tricked' into selling a mural by the artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Parties clash over Welsh economy

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:10am
Political parties clash over what they are offering the Welsh economy at an election debate in Llanelli.

Meshaal warns of Israeli 'extremism'

BBC - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:00am
The political leader of the Palestinian group Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, tells the BBC the results of Israel's elections will diminish hopes for peace.