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Migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

8 February 2016 - 2:13pm
A migrant boat capsizes off Turkey, killing at least 24 people who were trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say.

Carmichael loses legal fees attempt

8 February 2016 - 2:03pm
Lib Dem Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael loses a bid to have his legal fees paid after a challenge to his election failed.

Dissident republicans claim Dublin murder

8 February 2016 - 1:57pm
Dissident republicans claim they carried out a shooting in Dublin on Friday in which a man was killed and two others wounded.

VIDEO: Investing in South African schools

8 February 2016 - 1:25pm
South Africa is investing more money in nursery schools. But, with the economic challenges the country faces, it's hard to determine whether these programmes will eventually be successful.

Six Nations tight & tense - Guscott

8 February 2016 - 12:55pm
Encouraging England, Scottish errors and an unexpected draw - Jeremy Guscott reviews the weekend's Six Nations action.

Cox targets double Paralympic success

8 February 2016 - 12:25pm
Paralympic hopeful Kadeena Cox on balancing two sports in the build-up to Rio

Tweddle recovering from neck surgery

8 February 2016 - 12:16pm
Beth Tweddle has surgery to fuse fractured vertebrae in her neck following a fall during a reality television programme.

Why was Beyonce's Super Bowl show significant?

8 February 2016 - 12:10pm
Beyonce, the Black Panthers and the Super Bowl

Deepcut death 'may not be suicide'

8 February 2016 - 12:07pm
There may have been "third party involvement" in the death of a teenage soldier at Deepcut army base 20 years ago, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Half-time show wows BBC pundits

8 February 2016 - 12:05pm
Beyonce and Coldplay wow BBC pundits during the Super Bowl 50 half-time show.

Kung Fu Panda rules Super Bowl weekend

8 February 2016 - 12:01pm
Kung Fu Panda, which sees Jack Black return as the voice of high-kicking bear Po, extended its lead at the top of the US box office over the Super Bowl weekend.

Radio 1 presenter to star in Cold Feet

8 February 2016 - 11:37am
Actor and BBC Radio 1 presenter Ceallach Spellman is to appear in a reboot of the popular ITV series Cold Feet.

Safety recall of St John's Wort tablets

8 February 2016 - 11:32am
Packets of St John's Wort tablets are being recalled in the UK as a safety precaution after six batches were found to be contaminated with a toxin.

Ban £50 notes, ex-bank chief says

8 February 2016 - 11:24am
Banks should stop issuing £50, $100 and €500 notes to tackle crime, a former bank boss says.

Osborne's big worry - lack of wage growth

8 February 2016 - 11:23am
Monday's Green Budget by the Institute of Fiscal Studies makes one key point - if earnings don't pick up, the Chancellor will have another political headache to deal with

Npower to cut gas price by 5.2%

8 February 2016 - 11:17am
Npower has become the fourth major UK energy supplier to announce a cut in its gas price - with a 5.2% cut taking effect on 28 March.

Rubio feels the heat in New Hampshire

8 February 2016 - 11:04am
Marco Rubio was expected to become a frontrunner for the Republican nomination - but an uncertain performance on Saturday has dented his chances, says Anthony Zurcher.

India blocks Facebook Free Basics

8 February 2016 - 11:02am
India's telecoms regulator has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service inside the country.

New campus plan after China TV deal

8 February 2016 - 10:59am
There are plans for a media school in the capital as Cardiff Metropolitan University agrees a deal with a Chinese television company.

Adele 'best selling singer' of 2015

8 February 2016 - 10:58am
Adele is named the world's best selling and most popular music artist of 2015 after 'simply phenomenal' success.

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