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Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'  Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:04:46 GMT
UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers. 
Palace loss should not stand - Cardiff  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:46:39 GMT
The BBC obtains a letter sent by Cardiff City that says the defeat by Crystal Palace in early April should not stand. 
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT
Somali children living in the world's largest refugee camp in Kenya have sent letters of encouragement to Syrian refugee children who have also had to flee their homeland. 
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:29:35 GMT
The mayor of the abandoned hamlet of A Barca in north-west Spain is offering to give it away for free to someone who will develop the area and provide employment. 
Algeria votes on Bouteflika's future  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:42:32 GMT
Polls open in Algeria where 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term in office. 
Australia navy captains disciplined  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:35:03 GMT
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties. 
Court clears ex-Anglo bank boss  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:12:43 GMT
The former chairman of Anglo Irish bank has been found not guilty of illegally supporting the bank's share price, the jury continues to deliberate in the case against two others. 
Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:31:01 GMT
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay. 
Mid-East peace talks meeting delayed  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:11:21 GMT
A meeting between Palestinian and Israeli peace negotiators has been postponed in the wake of a killing of an Israeli in the West Bank. 
Bloomberg in $50m push for gun laws  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:39:26 GMT
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a $50m (£30m) election year push for stricter gun laws across the US. 
Co-op Group reports £2.5bn loss  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:01:32 GMT
The Co-operative Group reports losses of £2.5bn, the worst results in its 150-year history, after what its chief executive calls a "disastrous" year. 
Man guilty of beheading girlfriend  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:59:34 GMT
A man who beheaded his teenage girlfriend with a kitchen knife at his flat in Sheffield is found guilty of her murder. 
Lorry driver held over M26 crash  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:59:00 GMT
A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured. 
Pensioners could get death estimate  Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:31:48 GMT
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb. 
Day in pictures: 16 April 2014  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:54:07 GMT
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