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BT attacked on rural broadband costs

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:11pm
At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.

VIDEO: Video shows fierce battle in Ukraine

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:53am
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.

VIDEO: Talking kids' doll Cayla is hacked

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:41am
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.

Bombers 'porn-driven losers' - Boris

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:29am
Violent religious extremists are often tortured men with a history of using pornography, London Mayor Boris Johnson says.

Day in pictures: 30 January 2015

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:20am
Images from around the world: 30 January

Pakistan mosque blast kills dozens

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:16am
A bomb blast at a Shia mosque in southern Pakistan kills at least 40 people and injures many more, officials say.

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:07am
Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

AU backs anti-Boko Haram troops plan

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:04am
The African Union backs plans for a West African task force of 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram militants.

Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:28am
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.

Teen isolated over cancer hair shave

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:03am
A teenager who shaved his head to raise money for a cancer charity is put into isolation for breaking school rules.

Student fury over 'impossible' exam

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:49am
Final year economics students at Sheffield University are furious after an exam this week contained "impossible" questions.

VIDEO: Churchill funeral flotilla recreated

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 9:39am
Fifty years after the funeral for Sir Winston Churchill, the boat that carried his coffin long the Thames repeats its journey.

Suge Knight held over LA death

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:43am
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:25am
Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.

Eurozone deflation gathers pace

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 8:10am
Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.

SA apartheid assassin given parole

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:14am
South African apartheid-era death squad commander Eugene de Kock is granted parole after 20 years in jail for killing activists.

More snow forecast for Scotland

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:14am
The Met Office issues yellow "be aware" warnings for snow and ice across Scotland on Friday morning.

Abuse victims named on Commons site

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:10am
Four survivors of child sex abuse say they have received threats and online abuse after MPs inadvertently published their details online.

Men's pay falls 'more than women's'

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:02am
Men have seen the real value of their pay fall far more than women in the past few years, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Fresh snow brings travel disruption

BBC - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 4:54am
Wintry weather is continuing to cause travel disruption in parts of England.