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Sierra Leone athlete cannot stay in UK

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:06pm
A Sierra Leonean sprinter who went missing after competing at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games and later applied to stay in the UK is told his application has been refused.

Quiz of the week's news

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:03pm
Which celebrity is more dangerous to search for than Cheryl?

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman on England v Australia

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:02pm
Australian actor Hugh Jackson talks about the upcoming England v Australia rugby World Cup game.

Doctor Who spin-off series announced

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 6:04pm
Author Patrick Ness is writing a new Doctor Who spin-off series aimed at young adults, to be broadcast on BBC Three next year.

VIDEO: 'The suspect is down'

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:49pm
A series of emergency calls has been made public, showing how events unfolded at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, in which at least 13 people were shot dead.

Wales spent after Fiji - Warburton

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:04pm
Wales captain Sam Warburton says the 23-13 World Cup win over Fiji was one of the hardest games of his career.

Autonomy founder sues Hewlett-Packard

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:53pm
Autonomy's founder Mike Lynch hits back at Hewlett-Packard with a $150m counter-claim in their long-running legal dispute.

FA boss Dyke criticises Mourinho

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:06pm
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho should have apologised to ex-club doctor Eva Carneiro, says FA chairman Greg Dyke.

Charon moon seen in super detail

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:00pm
Pluto's major moon, Charon, takes centre stage in this week's release of new pictures from the New Horizons mission.

Russia's intervention lifts Syria crisis to new level

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:57pm
The Russian intervention in Syria is a game-changer which opens a new chapter in the ever-escalating Syrian saga and lifts it to a yet higher level of crisis, the BBC's Jim Muir reports.

Plastic oceans: What do we know?

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:16pm
As England prepares to introduce a charge for plastic bags - long after many other countries - David Shukman catches up on the latest research into plastic in the oceans.

VIDEO: Burn victim's emotional reunion with nurse

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 1:10pm
A woman in the US has been reunited with a nurse who cared for her as a baby, after launching a social media campaign to find her.

Uproar over new people-rating app

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:45am
A new app that promises to let users review individuals causes controversy before it even launches.

EU probes TVs over energy test scores

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 11:43am
The European Commission says it will follow up evidence that Samsung and another TV-maker use software that alters their screens' power use during tests.

Schwimmer to star in Channel 4 sitcom

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:54am
Friends star David Schwimmer to star in new Channel 4 comedy series.

VIDEO: Consumer laws: What has changed?

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 8:35am
New consumer protection measures - including longer refund rights - have come into force under the Consumer Rights Act.

Caption Challenge: Statuesque

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 7:25am
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Chelsea & Man City set for WSL finale

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:41am
BBC Sport assesses the top two as Chelsea and Manchester City vie for the Women's Super League One title on Sunday.

UK manufacturers say growth slowing

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:55am
Confidence among UK manufacturers is 'low', and export growth is falling away according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

Australia change 14 for England game

BBC - Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:46am
Australia make 14 changes to the team that beat Uruguay for Saturday's crucial World Cup match against England.