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Wheels come off Britain's tour de force

9 July 2014 - 10:07pm
British hopes fade in the Tour de France 2014 after dramatic highs and crushing lows in the first few stages.

VIDEO: Contest to find new Swiss anthem

9 July 2014 - 9:34pm
A contest is under way to compose a new national anthem for Switzerland, but what makes an ideal anthem?

Air checks: What do passengers think?

9 July 2014 - 8:46pm
What passengers think of new airport security checks

'Unresponsive' pitch helps no-one

9 July 2014 - 8:37pm
England's bowlers battled manfully on an unresponsive Trent Bridge pitch, says correspondent Jonathan Agnew.

VIDEO: Pesticide threat to wild birds

9 July 2014 - 8:34pm
New research suggests that a farm pesticide which has been blamed for impacting Britain's bee colonies may also be harming the nation's wild birds.

NSA and FBI 'spied on US Muslims'

9 July 2014 - 8:26pm
The US spied on emails of five high-profile Muslim Americans to try to identify security threats, documents leaked by Edward Snowden show.

Arsenal close to Sanchez signing

9 July 2014 - 8:01pm
Arsenal agree a deal in principle worth around £30m to sign Chile international forward Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona.

Nigeria are suspended by Fifa

9 July 2014 - 7:17pm
Nigeria are suspended from all international football amid allegations of government interference.

'Van Gogh' provenance is 'untrue'

9 July 2014 - 6:59pm
The owner of a painting purported to be by Vincent van Gogh admits misrepresenting its true history.

Bird decline linked to pesticide use

9 July 2014 - 6:02pm
A new report says the widespread use of a neonicotinoid chemical is linked to a marked decline in bird numbers in Europe.

France eyes anti-terror travel ban

9 July 2014 - 5:21pm
The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.

VIDEO: Justin King on leaving Sainsbury's

9 July 2014 - 5:15pm
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King is leaving the company after 10 years - he explains how he turned the company around - and the challenge of discount supermarkets.

Syria opposition elects new leader

9 July 2014 - 5:09pm
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.

Fifty bodies found south of Baghdad

9 July 2014 - 4:58pm
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.

Karzai poster row bodes ill for Afghanistan

9 July 2014 - 4:26pm
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan

VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

9 July 2014 - 4:08pm
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.

VIDEO: PM and Miliband trade health statistics

9 July 2014 - 4:07pm
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.

Russia charges Ukrainian woman pilot

9 July 2014 - 3:23pm
Russia charges a female Ukrainian army pilot with complicity in the murder of two Russian journalists, as Ukraine demands she be freed.

Frail 'need joint NHS and care fund'

9 July 2014 - 3:19pm
Vulnerable patients should be offered their own personal health and care budgets, the NHS England boss says.

VIDEO: Action prince is new UK scuba president

9 July 2014 - 3:14pm
The Duke of Cambridge has donned a wetsuit and shown off his scuba diving skills to mark his new role as the president of the British Sub-Aqua Club, after taking over from his father Prince Charles.

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