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VIDEO: RAF 'threatens to shoot down' plane

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 9:14pm
A Royal Air Force fighter jet apparently threatened to "shoot down" a Latvian cargo plane after it lost contact with air traffic controllers above Kent.

Bradford family 'stabbed to death'

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:43pm
Three members of Bradford family found dead at their home were stabbed to death and a fourth died from hanging, post-mortem tests reveal.

Rocket makers probe US explosion

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:35pm
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

Russia 'steps up' military flights

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:33pm
Nato reports an "unusual" increase in Russian military aircraft conducting manoeuvres over European airspace over the last two days.

Player sorry for skipping FA Cup tie

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:20pm
St Albans striker John Frendo apologises for missing his side's FA Cup defeat - watching El Clasico instead.

Australia's flexible small firms

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:19pm
The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working

VIDEO: The Chinese succession dilemma

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 8:04pm
The Chinese approach to succession in family firms is changing - the BBC looks at why.

Software 'predicts' gang violence

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:48pm
London's Metropolitan Police test software designed to predict which gang members are most likely to commit violent crimes.

US Fed ends QE stimulus programme

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:28pm
US Federal Reserve announces an end to the quantitative easing stimulus programme begun in 2008 as economic recovery takes hold.

RAF jets intercept cargo plane

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:23pm
Two RAF jets create a sonic boom as they intercept a Latvian cargo plane over Kent and accompany it to Stansted Airport.

UK 'once keen' on EU funding rules

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:11pm
The UK was "keen" in the past on EU funding rules which mean it now has to pay an extra £1.7bn in contributions, the country's new European Commissioner says.

Council chief pay-off deal 'halted'

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:11pm
Pembrokeshire council is issued with a notice telling it not to proceed with the £330,00 pay-off deal for chief executive Bryn Parry-Jones.

Monk's wife defends boss on Twitter

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:11pm
Garry Monk's wife has defended the Swansea boss from criticism of his management in a letter delivered to their home.

Key to sounding charismatic revealed

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 7:09pm
An innate ability some people have to manipulate their vocal frequency could be the key to sounding charismatic, according to new research.

Ferdinand suspended & fined £25,000

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 6:57pm
QPR defender Rio Ferdinand is suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 by the FA for comments he made on Twitter.

'Operation' inventor needs operation

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 6:53pm
The American inventor of the popular board game Operation is in desperate need of money to pay for a real-life operation.

VIDEO: Robinson 'excited' by Burgess switch

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 6:41pm
Former dual-code England international Jason Robinson backs Sam Burgess to shine as he prepares to switch codes from rugby league to union.

HP wades into world of 3D printing

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 6:26pm
HP announces the launch of a 3D printer it says will be 10 times faster than current models.

Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 6:17pm
Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.

Fish kill in County Antrim river

BBC World News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 6:05pm
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency is investigating a fish kill incident in the Six Mile Water river, County Antrim.

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