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Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:01pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.

VIDEO: Ambulance death woman 'let down'

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:23pm
The grieving family of a woman in her 70s who died while waiting in a queue of ambulances at Morriston Hospital, Swansea, says the system let her down.

Video of British hostage released

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:00pm
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.

Nigeria has 'torture officers'

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:14pm
Torture has become such an integral part of policing in Nigeria that many stations have an informal torture officer, Amnesty International says.

VIDEO: London hosts Turner and Constable shows

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:02pm
Rivals in life, two of Britain's greatest painters William Turner and John Constable, are the subjects of major exhibitions in London.

VIDEO: Alice suspect is convicted murderer

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:54pm
A man wanted in connection with the disappearance of London schoolgirl Alice Gross was convicted of murder in Latvia, police reveal.

VIDEO: Alibaba to list on NY stock exchange

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:44pm
The Chinese e-commerce website Alibaba will list on the New York stock exchange, at what could be a record price.

FA chief Dyke to return £16,000 watch

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:33pm
Football Association chairman Greg Dyke is returning a £16,000 watch given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation.

VIDEO: 'Home of golf' accepts women members

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:16pm
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews has voted to accept women members for the first time in its history.

VIDEO: Archbishop of Canterbury: 'I doubt'

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:04pm
In an interview with BBC Bristol presenter Lucy Tegg, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, admits he sometimes has doubts about God.

VIDEO: Assange on his 'difficult situation'

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:56pm
The BBC's John Simpson speaks to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on his new book and his continued refuge at the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Malta rejects ship over Ebola fears

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Malta turns away a ship travelling from Guinea over fears one person on board may be infected with the Ebola virus.

VIDEO: Survivor on Lagos hostel collapse

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:36pm
A man who was in the church hostel in Lagos which collapsed has credited a table with saving his life.

VIDEO: Technology helps India's farmers

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:00pm
The BBC's Shilpa Kannan meets Indian farmers to find out how they are changing the way they work, and to see the technology helping them cope with climate change.

VIDEO: TV forecaster breaks endurance record

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:47pm
Eli Kari Gjengedal has broken the world record for continuous weather presenting, with 33 hours on screen.

AUDIO: Sumner on 'shock' of Ian Curtis death

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:37am
New Order's Bernard Sumner says the death of Joy Division bandmate Ian Curtis turned his world "upside down".

Users frustrated by Apple iOS update

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:27am
Apple iPhone and iPad users take to social media to express their frustration over installing the company's latest software update.

Arrests made over Chile subway bomb

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:10am
Officials in Chile say three people have been arrested in connection with a bomb that injured 14 people at a subway station in Santiago earlier this month.

The sugar company that is fighting back

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:15am
A sugar company is fighting back against the perceived demonisation of sugar by the media. Does it have a point, asks Tom Heyden.

VIDEO: Syrian army 'at war with IS extremists'

BBC - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:13am
The BBC's Jeremy Bowen has travelled with the Syrian army to the front line where forces are fighting what they call religious extremists.