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What does Amazon hope to gain from Twitch?

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:02pm
What does Amazon hope to gain from buying video-game streaming service?

VIDEO: Kurds make gains against Islamic State

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:45pm
Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq say they are regaining ground against the forces of Islamic State in the area.

Salmond and Darling in heated debate

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:39pm
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together head Alistair Darling clash on issues ranging from currency to oil in the last TV debate ahead of the referendum.

VIDEO: Leaders face off for Scotland debate

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:36pm
Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling meet in Glasgow for the second Scottish referendum debate.

US soldier kills herself at base

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:19pm
A US Army soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia base before shooting herself in the head, the military says.

Brazil prisoners 'agree to end riot'

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 5:08pm
Prisoners who began a riot in the Brazilian city of Cascavel on Sunday agree to end the unrest, in which they killed four fellow inmates.

Amazon buys game site Twitch

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:57pm
Amazon buys video-game streaming service Twitch for $970m (£585m), surprising many after rumours emerged earlier this year that Google's YouTube was in final stages to purchase the firm.

James Foley's letter home published

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:52pm
The family of the US journalist killed by Islamic State militants last week make public a letter they say he sent while in captivity, via a fellow hostage.

Family praise Ebola patient's care

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:51pm
The family of William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, says he is receiving "excellent care" at a London hospital.

Nigerian troops cross into Cameroon

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:45pm
Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers cross into Cameroon following fierce fighting with Boko Haram militants, but Nigeria denies they fled.

'Illegal immigrants' found in lorry

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:19pm
Thirteen people suspected of being illegal immigrants have been discovered in the back of a lorry in Kent, emergency services say.

Led Zeppelin win 'best guitar riff'

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:37pm
Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love is voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2.

VIDEO: John Terry's tribute to Attenborough

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:05pm
Chelsea captain John Terry has paid tribute to Lord Attenborough, the club's life president, who has died at the age of 90.

VIDEO: Hundreds at Michael Brown funeral

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:58am
Hundreds of people attend the funeral of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, many of whom did not know him personally.

Suicide blast hits Baghdad mosque

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:57am
At least nine people have been killed and and dozens wounded in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.

Syria 'will help US fight terrorism'

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:50am
Syria's foreign minister offers to help the US fight the Islamic State militant group, which has seized swathes of land in Iraq and Syria.

LG to sell 'the first 4K OLED' TV

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:45am
LG announces it is about to become the first firm to sell TVs offering both OLED and 4K technologies to the public.

VIDEO: Steve Backshall to dance on Strictly

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:41am
Deadly 60's Steve Backshall has revealed he will be a contestant on this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

Potential comet landing sites chosen

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:41am
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.

VIDEO: Inside the debate venue

BBC - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:10am
The BBC's Scotland correspondent walks us through the venue and what to expect in the BBC's live televised referendum debate between Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling.