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NHS 'crisis guidelines' questioned

8 hours 56 min ago
New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.

VIDEO: Tanks found in Brazil warehouse

9 hours 8 min ago
Two tanks are found in a warehouse in Sao Paulo, Brazil, puzzling the authorities.

Mayweather & Pacquiao swap numbers

9 hours 39 min ago
Welterweight greats Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather swap phone numbers at an NBA game in their first ever meeting.

Cigarette packs 'opposition growing'

9 hours 39 min ago
The government faces growing disquiet from some Conservative MPs over plans to introduce standardised cigarette packaging in England, opponents believe.

Apple profit 'biggest in history'

9 hours 44 min ago
Record sales of iPhones help Apple to report a first quarter profit of $18bn, the biggest ever quarterly profit for a public company.

Boxer Taylor arrested on gun charges

9 hours 49 min ago
Boxing champion Jermain Taylor will undergo a mental assessment after being arrested for two gun-related incidents.

Police take people to A&E 115 times

9 hours 54 min ago
Patients were taken to accident and emergency units by police in Wales more than 100 times during December, with the majority of trips taken because no ambulances were available.

VIDEO: Women Jihadists 'drawn in online'

9 hours 59 min ago
The BBC's Frank Gardner speaks to a woman who works with the UK government to tackle the growing problem of women from western Europe going to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

NI braced for snow and blizzards

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:47am
A snow warning is in force across Northern Ireland for the rest of the week.

Yahoo to spin-off Alibaba stake

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:32am
Yahoo announces a plan to spin-off its 15% stake in China's Alibaba Group and hand the business to its shareholders.

Selma star defends Benedict Cumberbatch

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 3:17am
David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in Selma, says it's "ridiculous" to attack Benedict Cumberbatch for using the term "coloured" during an interview.

Family await murder negligence claim

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:50am
The family of a woman who was murdered by her boyfriend after twice calling 999 for help are to find out if they can sue two police forces for negligence.

N Korea leader 'to visit Russia'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:37am
Russia says North Korea's leader has accepted an invitation to Moscow, South Korean media reports, but Kim Jong-un is not mentioned by name.

Foreigners dead in Tripoli attack

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:35am
Militants attack a hotel in the Libyan capital Tripoli, killing at least nine people including five foreigners, officials say.

Japan condemns Goto hostage video

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:16am
PM Shinzo Abe condemns a "despicable" Islamic State threat to kill hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours, saying Japan is working for his release.

Care calculator launched by BBC

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:00am
The BBC has launched an online guide about how the care system for the over-65s works and how much services cost.

Childhood crimes 'can be reviewed'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:58am
People with a childhood criminal record will be able to ask for a review under new plans revealed by the Northern Ireland justice minister.

Miliband in the spotlight - papers

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:52am
The front pages focus on criticism of Ed Miliband, and the first day of the inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko.

Mexico insists 43 students are dead

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:40am
Mexico's attorney general insists that 43 students who disappeared four months ago were killed and their bodies burnt and disposed of.

Asylum group 'legally held at sea'

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:14am
Australia's month-long detention of 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers at sea last year was legal, the High Court rules.