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BBC News: Scottish Labour leader stands down
Saturday 25th October 2014
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BBC news for County Antrim

Man killed in west Belfast shooting

A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway following what is believed to have been a serious brawl.

McKay murder anniversary appeal

On the second anniversary of a murder in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, police have renewed an appeal for information.

Masked gang with iron bars hit man

A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.

Hoax puts residents out overnight

A number of homes were evacuated overnight after a suspicious object was found on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Son charged with parents' murders

A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of his elderly parents in County Donegal.

Farmer jailed over £1m will fraud

A County Armagh farmer who tried to use a forged will to inherit most of a £1m estate from an elderly woman has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Device 'designed to kill or maim'

A device found in Strabane, County Tyrone, was designed to kill or maim, police have said.

Live BBC World News

Ebola outbreak cases pass 10,000

The number of cases in the Ebola outbreak passes 10,000, with 4,922 deaths, the World Health Organization's latest report says.

Iran hangs woman despite campaign

Iran defies an international campaign and hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Google boss sets new skydive record

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

State of emergency imposed in Sinai

Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.

New York axe attack 'terrorist act'

Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

Vietnam tycoon arrested for 'fraud'

One of Vietnam's richest men, Ha Van Tham, is arrested by police on suspicion of lending fraud, authorities say.

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

BBC Sports News

England edge Samoa in thriller

England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.

El Clasico in numbers

Ronaldo's hot streak, Messi's record, 500 million watching and mega assets on the pitch - Real Madrid v Barca has everything.

Women 'need clear coaching pathway'

Women need a clear pathway into coaching if they are to succeed in a male-dominated environment, say industry experts.

Marussia & Caterham 'to miss' US GP

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says both Marussia and Caterham will miss next weekend's US Grand Prix.

Man killed in west Belfast shooting

A man dies in hospital after he was shot in a west Belfast alleyway following what is believed to have been a serious brawl.

McKay murder anniversary appeal

On the second anniversary of a murder in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, police have renewed an appeal for information.

Masked gang with iron bars hit man

A man is attacked in his County Down home by masked men carrying iron bars.

Hoax puts residents out overnight

A number of homes were evacuated overnight after a suspicious object was found on the outskirts of west Belfast.

Son charged with parents' murders

A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of his elderly parents in County Donegal.

Farmer jailed over £1m will fraud

A County Armagh farmer who tried to use a forged will to inherit most of a £1m estate from an elderly woman has been sentenced to three years in prison.

Device 'designed to kill or maim'

A device found in Strabane, County Tyrone, was designed to kill or maim, police have said.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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1. As increasing numbers of women delay having families while they build careers, figures revealed that one in five new mothers is aged 35 or older. The statistics for 2013 showed that 51 per cent of all live births were to mothers in their 30s. The average age of first-time mothers is now at a record high of 28.3 years. Nearly two-thirds of births were to fathers aged 30 and over. Office for National Statistics

2. FTSE 100 bosses earn 120 times more than the average worker. The average total earnings were £2.4m, rising to £3.3m for chief executives. According to research from Incomes Data Services, wage growth for the overall workforce trails well behind inflation, rising by 0.6% in the three months to July compared with the same period a year earlier. The Times.

3. High property costs mean that small and medium-sized businesses, the backbone of the UK economy, are finding it increasingly difficult to make a living in London. A study puts London 18th of 24 in its Small Business Cities Burden Index, below cities including New York, Dublin and Tokyo. Commercial rents in central London have increased by about 13.5% this year. Financial Times

4. Michael Jackson has topped Forbes’ list of high-earning dead celebrities. Over the last year the deceased pop legend generated a haul of $140m, almost three times as much as second-placed Elvis Presley, who made a comparatively poor $55m over the same period. Jacko's estate made a fortune on the back of his second posthumous album release Xscape. Daily Mail

5. British MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion to recognise the state of Palestine. The motion was passed 274-12 after the first full debate on the issue since 2012. The result is not binding on the UK government and David Cameron has said the official non-recognition will not change. The Observer

6. Unruly dogs could be placed under ‘dogbos’ that come into force next week. The owners of dogs that aggressively chase cats, run wild in parks or “alarm” postmen could face criminal prosecution, fines of up to £20,000 or the prospect of theirs pets being seized. They could also be forced to neuter their pet and attend training classes. Daily Telegraph

7. The chief executive of the NHS is urging staff to take a lead in the anti-obesity fight by joining gyms. Simon Stevens says the NHS should become an agent for social change and lead by example as it is revealed that one in five young people and one in four adults in the UK now suffer from obesity, which each year causes 34,000 deaths and costs the NHS more than £1bn. Daily Express

8. The asking price for a forecourt in Mayfair with parking space for eight cars is an astonishing £2.25m. It is thought to be the most expensive London car park on record. The buyer will also need to pay a service charge and ground rent. The same sum would buy a 16th-century castle in Scotland or a six-bedroom villa in Ealing. Daily Mail

9. Apple, the inventor of the iPad and the iPhone, had the most valuable brand in the world for the second year running. The value of its fruity logo – created in 1977 by Rob Janoff, with a bite out of it to avoid confusion with a cherry, grew by 21% over the past year. New York Times

10. It costs $2bn per annum to launch water into space to sustain the astronauts on the International Space Station. The requirement is six tonnes per person. Daily Mail

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VIDEO: Learning how to leap around a city

The UK's first specialised Parkour, or freerunning, academies have opened to encourage people to learn how to do it in a safe environment.

VIDEO: Crossbow bolt shot dog recovering

A Staffordshire bull terrier shot through the skull with a crossbow bolt is making a "miraculous" recovery following surgery.

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VIDEO: The Queen sends her first tweet

The Queen's has sent her first tweet - sent through the @BritishMonarchy account - heralding the launch of a major new exhibition at London's Science Museum.

VIDEO: Wales 'may be independent in 20 years'

Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".