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£1bn plan to electrify rail line

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 03:18
A £1bn plan to electrify the main rail route between London and Swansea is to be announced by the government.

Obama defends health care reforms

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 03:03
President Barack Obama defends his plans for health reform in a news conference broadcast live in the US.

Ofwat calls for lower water bills

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 03:00
Proposals set out by water regulator Ofwat will see average household water bills fall between 2010 and 2015.

Top Porsche managers resign

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 02:54
The chairman and financial director of the German luxury car maker Porsche have resigned with immediate effect.

Court to decide on Mumbai accused

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 02:17
A court in the Indian city of Mumbai is to decide whether to accept the guilty plea of the main suspect in last year's attacks.

Japan's export slide slows down

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 02:09
Japan's export slide slows in a sign government stimulus spending around the world may be propping up demand.

Kyrgyz vote in presidential poll

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 01:44
Voters are casting ballots in a presidential election in the strategically important state of Kyrgyzstan.

Afghan war is 'worth the effort'

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 01:00
The war against the Afghan Taliban is in the national interest of the US and Europe, US Vice-President Joe Biden tells the BBC.

Honduras leader 'should return'

Thu, 07/23/2009 - 00:51
Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya should return home on Friday, mediators in the crisis say.

Study nails secret of child sleep

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 23:13
Researchers have found that sedentary children take far longer to 'nod off' at night than their more active playmates.

Ministers 'too involved' in Sats

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 20:30
Government interference was partly to blame for delays to Sats results in England last year, a committee of MPs says.

Inquiry into 'racist' police head

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 20:28
An investigation has begun into claims against Catherine Crawford, chief executive of the Metropolitan Police Authority.

Defying militants

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 20:15
One moderate cleric's legacy of peace in Lahore

Pandemic flu service to go live

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 20:09
The National Flu Service is set to go live later, giving swine flu sufferers access to drugs without needing to consult with a GP.

Airline complaints 'on the rise'

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 20:07
Complaints from customers about the airline industry have risen by 11% in a year, a consumer support group says.

US man accused in 'al-Qaeda' case

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 19:45
An American man is charged with giving al-Qaeda information about New York public transport, US court papers say.

Iraq and US vow renewed alliance

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 18:02
The leaders of the US and Iraq meet for talks at the White House, pledging to work together to bring peace to Iraq.

Seeking solutions

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 17:49
Obama's plans to shake up costly US healthcare system

Human flu jab trials 'under way'

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 16:55
Human trials of a vaccine to protect against the swine flu virus, which has killed hundreds worldwide, begin in Australia.

Jackson doctor's clinic raided

Wed, 07/22/2009 - 16:25
The Houston clinic of Michael Jackson's doctor is searched by police looking for evidence of manslaughter, his lawyer says.

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