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Netflix reports rise in profits

Mon, 2014-04-21 22:08
Internet streaming video service Netflix reports profits of $53m during the first quarter, and says it will soon increase subscription prices.

Manchester City 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

Mon, 2014-04-21 22:04
Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis score first-half goals as Manchester City beat West Brom 3-1.

Manchester City 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

Mon, 2014-04-21 22:04
Pablo Zabaleta, Sergio Aguero and Martin Demichelis score as Manchester City beat West Brom to keep alive their title hopes.

VIDEO: Mixed emotions at Boston marathon

Mon, 2014-04-21 21:32
Spectators cheer on the runners, reporting feelings of solidarity and defiance one year on from the bombings which killed three and injured more than 260.

VIDEO: Mixed emotions at Boston marathon

Mon, 2014-04-21 21:32
Spectators cheer on the runners, reporting feelings of solidarity and defiance one year on from the bombings which killed three and injured more than 260.

'Gay leader' scout troop disbanded

Mon, 2014-04-21 20:53
The Boy Scouts of America revokes the charter of a scouting group at a church in the US state of Washington after learning its leader is gay.

'Gay leader' scout troop disbanded

Mon, 2014-04-21 20:53
The Boy Scouts of America revokes the charter of a scouting group at a church in the US state of Washington after learning its leader is gay.

West criticises Syria election plan

Mon, 2014-04-21 20:51
The Syrian government's plan to hold a presidential election on 3 June is a "parody of democracy" that could torpedo peace efforts, Western powers warn.

Hidden company owners to be revealed

Mon, 2014-04-21 20:00
Companies will be forced to declare their true owners on a public register in a move to tackle corruption, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.

VIDEO: Near miss at train safety briefing

Mon, 2014-04-21 18:54
US senator Richard Blumenthal has had a close call with a train during a news conference on rail safety.

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

Mon, 2014-04-21 18:06
Thousands of runners take to the streets of Boston as it honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.

Death penalty for 2003 Saudi attack

Mon, 2014-04-21 17:22
A Saudi court sentences five men to death for their role in three suicide bomb attacks on expatriate residential compounds in Riyadh in May 2003.

VIDEO: Russian 'outrage' at Sloviansk attack

Mon, 2014-04-21 17:19
Ukraine has said it will launch an investigation into a fatal attack in the east of the country, which has further increased tensions between Kiev and Moscow.

'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan

Mon, 2014-04-21 17:11
Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnicity after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.

Burnley 2-0 Wigan Athletic

Mon, 2014-04-21 17:09
Burnley are promoted after first-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly secure a 2-0 win over Wigan.

Nigeria school kidnap - '230 seized'

Mon, 2014-04-21 17:07
Some 190 Nigerian schoolgirls remain missing after being abducted last week, their head teacher tells the BBC - far more than the official figure.

Halliburton reports $622m profits

Mon, 2014-04-21 16:31
US oil exploration firm Halliburton has reported better-than-expected first quarter profits, helped by robust drilling activity in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Angola.

VIDEO: Obama opens official Easter egg race

Mon, 2014-04-21 16:26
US President Barack Obama opens the White House for the annual Easter Egg race, which he described as one of the most fun parts of his job.

Scottish universities leave CBI

Mon, 2014-04-21 16:21
Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.

Boy survives flight in wheel well

Mon, 2014-04-21 16:10
A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

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