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US stocks surge on Fed statement

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:52
The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates on hold and says it "can be patient" over any decision to raise them, sending stocks higher.

VIDEO: Smoking in cars 'harmful for children'

BBC Health - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:44
A scientist who has studied the effects smoking in cars has on children, says it is almost as harmful as smoking indoors, because of the enclosed space.

Dujardin sets second world record

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:36
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.

Mass grave 'found in eastern Syria'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:35
The bodies of more than 230 people thought to have been killed by Islamic State (IS) have been found in a mass grave in eastern Syria, activists say.

Making a Christmas special 'special'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:24
Making a Christmas special 'special'

VIDEO: 'Buddhist bug' art explores difference

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:19
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference

VIDEO: 'Shock and disbelief' in Peshawar

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:09
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil has been meeting some of the families in Peshawar who are in grief following an attack by the Taliban on a school, killing 141 people, mostly children.

VIDEO: Record 32 penalties in 100 seconds

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 23:07
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.

Crolla future 'remains to be seen'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:38
Anthony Crolla's trainer Joe Gallagher says it "remains to be seen" if he will fight again after being injured in an attack.

'New chapter' in US-Cuba ties

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:34
The US and Cuba announce moves to normalise relations in a major policy shift, following the release by Cuba of US contractor Alan Gross.

Chelsea to play Liverpool in semis

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:17
Premier League leaders Chelsea will play Liverpool and Tottenham will meet Sheffield United in the League Cup semi-finals.

What is behind the US-Cuba thaw?

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:15
After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?

Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:12
Liverpool secure a much-needed victory as Raheem Sterling scores twice in their League Cup quarter-final at Bournemouth.

Armitage banned for abusing fans

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:11
Toulon's Delon Armitage is banned for 12 weeks for using foul and abusive language towards Leicester Tigers fans.

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Newcastle United

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:07
Four-time winners Tottenham move into the League Cup semi-finals with an emphatic win against Newcastle United.

Two charged over NI dissident terror

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 22:01
Another two men are charged with terror offences as part of an undercover police investigation into dissident republican terrorism in Newry, County Down.

Farc rebels declare unilateral truce

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 21:50
Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.

Women to make bobsleigh history

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:56
Kaillie Humphries & Elana Meyers Taylor will this weekend become the first women to compete in a four-man bobsleigh World Cup event.

Cook's England form a 'big worry'

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:44
Former England one-day coach Ashley Giles says captain Alastair Cook's form is a "big worry" ahead of the World Cup.

VIDEO: US navy develops 'fish' robot

BBC News Feed - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 20:18
The US military has been showing off its latest catch.
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