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'Dead gran' text message stuns family

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:10pm
A woman is horrified to receive a text message from her grandmother's number - three years after she was buried along with her mobile phone.

Hospital safety standards 'shocking'

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:58pm
Safety standards in hospitals in England are "shocking", inspectors say.

Nigerian troops charged with mutiny

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:41pm
Fifty-nine Nigerian soldiers are being court-martialled after being accused of refusing to fight militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

Mexico missing: New graves found

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:27pm
More graves have been found near the southern Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, people searching for them say.

Three UK airports sold in £1bn deal

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:16pm
Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports are sold by owners Heathrow Airport Holdings in a £1bn deal.

GB will shine at 2018 Games - Jones

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:15pm
Olympic slopestyle bronze medallist Jenny Jones says Team GB can challenge for the podium at the 2018 Games and beyond.

VIDEO: Why is Pistorius sentence delayed?

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:11pm
Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide over the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp in September but is yet to be sentenced.

WHO focuses on stopping Ebola spread

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 4:03pm
African countries neighbouring those most affected by the deadly Ebola virus must be better prepared, the World Health Organization says.

Caf enquires about 2015 host options

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:56pm
The Confederation of African Football asks Ghana and South Africa if they could replace Morocco as 2015 Nations Cup hosts.

IS 'nearly driven out of Kobane'

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:55pm
The Islamic State militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander tells the BBC.

VIDEO: Nepal blizzards leave 28 dead

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:52pm
Officials say 28 trekkers have been killed by bad weather in the Himalayas. Survivors suffering from hyperthermia and frostbite have been airlifted to hospital

More than 90 HMRC jobs to be lost

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:42pm
More than 90 HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) jobs are to be lost in Newry, County Down.

Sun illegal payments 'on grand scale'

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:42pm
Six senior staff and journalists at the Sun newspaper made illegal payments to public officials on "a grand scale," a jury at Kingston Crown Court hears.

Florida debate delayed over fan

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:40pm
The start of a debate between two candidates for Florida governor was delayed amid a dispute over a small fan placed under one hopeful's lectern.

VIDEO: European Parliament

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:22pm
The Foreign Affairs Committee approves the EU trade deal with Moldova

VIDEO: Queen visits Tower of London poppy tribute

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 3:06pm
The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have paid tribute to World War One personnel at a Tower of London art installation featuring thousands of ceramic poppies.

UK to deploy armed drones in Iraq

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 2:47pm
UK Reaper drones operating in Afghanistan will be redeployed to be used against Islamic State militants in Iraq, the government confirms.

Carter Center shuts office in Egypt

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 2:37pm
A rights group founded by former US President Jimmy Carter has closed its office in Egypt citing restrictions on democratic freedoms.

What was on TV on the day you were born?

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 2:27pm
What was on TV the day you were born?

Martinez warns England over Barkley

BBC World News - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 2:23pm
Everton boss Roberto Martinez warns England against picking Ross Barkley for the European Under-21s Championships.

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