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Thursday 24th July 2014
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BBC news for County Antrim

Stormont paper sets out budget cuts

The finance minister has circulated a paper which will result in millions of pounds in cuts across departments, except health and education, according to Stormont sources.

Man shot in legs 'by appointment'

A man who was injured in a gun attack in Londonderry was "shot by appointment", says a DUP MLA.

TV star Cox in surprise Derry visit

TV star Courteney Cox surprises travellers in Londonderry after arriving at the city's airport on Wednesday.

McCausland denies misleading claims

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland denies misleading his department's oversight committee.

Jury in Dana brother case sent home

The jury in the case against John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, will resume its deliberations on Thursday after being sent home.

Alliance office attacker avoids jail

A County Antrim man who broke into an Alliance Party constituency office with an axe and crowbar is given a suspended sentence.

Fears Strabane dolphin may be dead

A dolphin that swam 30 miles inland up the River Foyle near Strabane is thought to have died.

Live BBC World News

Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.

Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.

Arizona execution takes two hours

US death row inmate Joseph Wood takes almost two hours to die in Arizona's death chamber, and the state governor orders an inquiry.

CAR factions announce ceasefire

Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire agreement aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests.

Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard

The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.

Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

More than 40 people die when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashes after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.

BBC Sports News

Jamieson and Wiggins eye early golds

Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins chase gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games.

Murray set to keep Mauresmo as coach

Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.

Davies completes Tottenham switch

Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony takes place at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Stormont paper sets out budget cuts

The finance minister has circulated a paper which will result in millions of pounds in cuts across departments, except health and education, according to Stormont sources.

Man shot in legs 'by appointment'

A man who was injured in a gun attack in Londonderry was "shot by appointment", says a DUP MLA.

TV star Cox in surprise Derry visit

TV star Courteney Cox surprises travellers in Londonderry after arriving at the city's airport on Wednesday.

McCausland denies misleading claims

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland denies misleading his department's oversight committee.

Jury in Dana brother case sent home

The jury in the case against John Brown, the brother of Eurovision winner Dana, will resume its deliberations on Thursday after being sent home.

Alliance office attacker avoids jail

A County Antrim man who broke into an Alliance Party constituency office with an axe and crowbar is given a suspended sentence.

Fears Strabane dolphin may be dead

A dolphin that swam 30 miles inland up the River Foyle near Strabane is thought to have died.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. What Wonga would owe if it applied its own annual 5,853% interest rate to the £2.6m in compensation it now has to pay 45,000 customers. The payday lender had sent threatening letters from fake law firms, and charged a fee for sending them out. Financial Times

2. Before you go on a summer shopping spree, this may make you put the plastic back in your wallet. One in five people will take 17 years to pay off credit card debts, a study suggests. The figure is based on those paying off the minimum each month towards the average debt of £4,500 at 17.9 per cent. Metro

3. Voters will be asked if Britain needs a new Magna Carta, as the constitutional document reaches its 800th anniversary next year. The Commons wants to know if rules of democracy need to be written down, as many of them are based on common law and conventions at present. The consultation runs until January. Daily Express

4. One in four children spends less than half-an-hour outdoors each day, the National Trust says. More than half of youngsters aged seven to 12 spend less than an hour outside, it added. Nine in ten have never taken part in traditional outdoor activities such as playing conkers or building a raft, a poll of parents showed. Daily Mail

5. UK scientists have made a “major step forward” in the race to develop a blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Research on more than 1,000 subjects has identified a set of proteins in the blood whose presence can predict the onset of the dementia condition with 87 per cent accuracy. Daily Telegraph

6. Retail prices are falling at the fastest rate since records began. Ferocious competition on the high street is forcing retailers to offer cut-price food, clothes, footwear and electrical items. The British Retail Council says typical prices in the shops were down by 1.8% in June year-on-year. Food prices mildly bucked the trend with a marginal inflation of 0.6%, but the cost of non-edible items dropped by 3.4%. The Times

7. Think fondly of your boss – he or she might work a day more than you each week. According to a study from the Institute of Leadership and Management, almost half of UK managers work an extra day of unpaid overtime per week. The pressures of work and remote access to email through smartphones and tablets leave over 90% of managers working outside contracted and paid hours, the study found. The Times

8. All passengers flying into and out of the UK have been told that mobile devices in their hand luggage must have enough charge to be switched on. The new guidelines come after the US announced extra security checks last week. The rules cover phones, tablets and other gadgets including razors and cameras. Uncharged devices will not be allowed on board planes. Metro

9. In 2045 the world population will reach 10.4bn with more than 70% of people living in crowded urban areas, predicts a new study. In Global Strategic Trends – Out to 2045, a Ministry of Defence think tank also forecasts that 3.6bn people will suffer water shortages and terrorists will have access to cheap, unmanned drones and space satellites. The Observer

10. Richard Linklater's new drama Boyhood, opens in UK cinemas last week. Filmed over 12 years, it tells the story of a boy's life from age six to 18, as he becomes man and faces life's challenges. With Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette. "An astonishing achievement," says The Guardian.

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Susan Boyle sings as Queen arrives

Susan Boyle treats the crowd at Celtic Park to rousing version of Mull of Kintyre as part of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, shortly before the arrival of The Queen.

VIDEO: PM faces Russia links questions

David Cameron says the government will look at all outstanding arms export licences to Russia, and has rejected calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister.

VIDEO: Amur leopards born at zoo

A pair of Amur leopards, which are said to be the rarest big cats in the world, have been born in Leicestershire.

VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.

VIDEO: Ian Watkins jail term appeal rejected

An appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences has been rejected by judges.

VIDEO: Police spied on Ricky Reel's family

The family of an Asian student who went missing 17 years ago, and was eventually found dead, say they have been told they were spied on by undercover police officers.

VIDEO: My Glasgow

Danny MacAskill rides on Glasgow landmarks, including a breathtaking stunt on the iconic Finnieston Crane.