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Fire at power station investigated

BBC - 9 hours 41 min ago
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.

Downing Street rejects Barroso claims

BBC - 9 hours 43 min ago
A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies aged 66

BBC - 9 hours 48 min ago
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had cancer, has died aged 66, her agent has confirmed.

Girl, 15, dies during football match

BBC - 9 hours 50 min ago
A teenage girl dies after collapsing during a football match in Lancashire.

Jokowi sworn in as Indonesia leader

BBC - 9 hours 58 min ago
Joko Widodo, widely known as Jokowi, appeals for national work and unity as he is sworn in as the new president of Indonesia.

Switching sites 'hiding' best deals

BBC - 10 hours 40 sec ago
Five of the UK's biggest price comparison sites are accused of "hiding" the best energy deals from consumers by one of their rivals

Carrier bag charge comes into effect

BBC - 10 hours 3 min ago
A public awareness campaign is being launched to highlight the carrier bag charge which has come into force.

Manning breaks NFL touchdown record

BBC - 10 hours 16 min ago
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.

VIDEO: Who could benefit from cheaper fuel?

BBC - 10 hours 29 min ago
Drivers could benefit if savings from a drop in petrol and diesel wholesale prices are passed on, but the Petrol Retailers' Association says smaller forecourts could suffer.

Nigeria to be declared Ebola-free

BBC - 10 hours 33 min ago
The World Health Organisation is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.

US drops arms to Kurds battling IS

BBC - 10 hours 34 min ago
US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.

Greene King raises offer for Spirit

BBC - 10 hours 34 min ago
Greene King raises its offer for Spirit Pub Company, the owner of the Chef & Brewer chain, which indicates it will accept the bid if other details can be worked out.

£100m investment in tidal lagoon

BBC - 10 hours 45 min ago
A financial services company is to invest up to £100m in a project to build a power-generating tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.

VIDEO: New president has long to-do list

BBC - 10 hours 47 min ago
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo officially starts in the top job today, but pushing through his reform programme won't be easy.

Two Japan ministers quit amid rows

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:45am
Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.

African solar plan to power UK homes

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:33am
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.

VIDEO: Robot dragon versus giant spider

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:09am
Two mythical creatures, a giant spider and a huge dragon, have faced one another in battle at Beijing's Olympic Park.

Hundreds of IT jobs to be created

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:00am
More than 800 jobs are being created in south Wales by a Canadian IT firm and a car parts business which is expanding.

VIDEO: Major fire at Didcot power station

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:00am
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.

Toddler in hospital after 'assault'

BBC - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 1:41am
A two-year old girl is being treated in hospital after a suspected assault in Bessbrook, County Armagh.