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Conservative MP Kelly to stand down

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:05pm
Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.

Barclays sells Spanish businesses

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:00pm
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.

Wozniacki beats Sharapova in US Open

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:46pm
Caroline Wozniacki reaches the US Open quarter-final with a three-set win over fifth seed Maria Sharapova.

Hong Kong's battle for hearts and minds

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:28pm
China's decision on Hong Kong's elections raises tensions

Iraqi forces 'reach besieged Amerli'

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:52pm
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.

Gomez denies Jonny Brownlee title

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:43pm
Javier Gomez wins the Triathlon World Series title ahead of Jonny Brownlee, whose brother Alistair wins the final race.

In pictures: India's coal miners

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:34pm
Photographer Arindam Mukherjee with the miners of eastern India

Tsonga 'less afraid' of Murray

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 4:15pm
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga goes into his US Open fourth-round match against Andy Murray boosted by the Briton's uncertain form.

'No apology' over Ashya King search

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:46pm
Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.

VIDEO: Saying 'I do' underwater in China

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:24pm
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.

Smile please, but hold your breath

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:23pm
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath

Bush sets new album chart record

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 3:21pm
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.

VIDEO: Powerful vacuum cleaner sales spike

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 2:17pm
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.

Eurosceptics win German state seats

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:47pm
Eurosceptic party 'Alternative for Germany' wins its first state parliament seats in the eastern state of Saxony, according to exit polls.

McGuinness urges dissident ceasefire

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:36pm
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness urges dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, to "take that same step into politics and away from conflict".

VIDEO: Paris building demolished in blast

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:10pm
Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.

Zimbabwe stun Australia in Harare

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:04pm
Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.

Iceland issues new volcano alert

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:17pm
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.

The stories behind five deadline-day panic buys

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 11:42am
From falling asleep at the airport to paying over the odds, we look at five transfers with more than a hint of panic about them.

X Factor dominates Saturday night TV

BBC - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 8:45am
X Factor returns to ITV with 9.3 million viewers, or 43% of the viewing public.