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VIDEO: Tim Cook 'an important role model'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:49
Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".

Man charged with Gibson murder

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:39
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.

Evacuations amid Costa Rica eruption

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:29
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.

Predictions: Lawro v Rachel Riley

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 22:10
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.

Colombian Farc in civilian admission

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 21:43
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".

Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:25
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.

Maine bid to force nurse quarantine

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:20
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa

Hopes rise as RFA Argus arrives

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:17
The BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding witnesses the arrival of the British ship RFA Argus carrying aid and supplies to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.

Netherlands Women 2-0 Scotland Women (Agg: 4-1)

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:56
Scotland's World Cup dream ends as they lose 2-0 in the play-off semi-final second leg against the Netherlands.

Five people hurt in fireworks blaze

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:34
Five people are hurt as more than 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.

Long-serving Boston mayor dies

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:30
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.

Mass graves found in western Iraq

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:12
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.

VIDEO: Tower poppies artist hails volunteers

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 19:09
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".

North Sea industry 'less optimistic'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:48
Industry body Oil and Gas UK publishes research indicating a decline in optimism among key players in the sector.

Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:45
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

Abuse inquiry appointment 'chaotic'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:39
A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.

Cows to keep Kenyan girls in school

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:18
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.

Airport boss aims to 'add airlines'

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:13
The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.

Hart: US 'wants to help' in NI talks

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:55
US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.

State of emergency in Burkina Faso

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 17:49
Burkina Faso's president declares a state of emergency amid violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule.

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