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'Risk of debt peril' when rates rise

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:00pm
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.

US 'around the world' flier crashes

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:55pm
A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.

Jamieson and Wiggins eye early golds

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:50pm
Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins are chasing gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:43pm
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.

Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:58pm
The Conservative Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.

VIDEO: Susan Boyle sings as Queen arrives

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:25pm
Susan Boyle treats the crowd at Celtic Park to rousing version of Mull of Kintyre as part of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, shortly before the arrival of The Queen.

Stormont paper sets out budget cuts

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:45pm
The finance minister has circulated a paper which will result in millions of pounds in cuts across departments, except health and education, according to Stormont sources.

VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:16pm
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:12pm
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Detroit porch shooting trial opens

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:02pm
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:56pm
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.

VIDEO: My Glasgow

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:52pm
Danny MacAskill rides on Glasgow landmarks, including a breathtaking stunt on the iconic Finnieston Crane.

Colombian army kills ELN rebels

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:11pm
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.

Fur seals feel climate impacts

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:52pm
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:47pm
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.

Character actress Dora Bryan dies

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:48pm
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:31pm
More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.

VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:13pm
Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood

VIDEO: Is this the most ridiculous kit ever?

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:59pm
Spanish second tier side Cultural Leonesa have revealed their new kit for the forthcoming season - a black and white shirt designed to look like a tuxedo.

Obituary: Dora Bryan

BBC - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:58pm
Remembering the talented character actress