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BBC News: Germany warns Greece over debts
Monday 26th January 2015
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BBC news for County Antrim

Kelly defends role over On The Runs

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has defended his role in the On The Runs scheme, after a man considered a chief murder suspect was mistakenly given an On the Run letter.

Prisoner absconds from jail leave

A prisoner whose convictions include killing three people while driving a stolen car has gone on the run.

Council takes away sleeping shelter

Belfast City Council removes an emergency sleeping shelter that was in Victoria Street.

Man detained after Derry operation

A man in his 30s is detained by police after a security operation at an apartment block in Londonderry ends.

Railway line is reopened after alert

The railway line between Belfast Central and Bangor is reopened following a security alert at the Titanic halt.

NI borrowing powers 'envy of others'

The Northern Ireland Executives's enhanced borrowing powers are the envy of Scotland and Wales, Finance Minister Simon Hamilton says.

Ex-boxer found guilty of assault

Former world boxing champion Eamonn Magee is convicted of beating up a woman in a north Belfast flat.

Gillespie cleared of breaching order

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer Keith Gillespie is cleared of breaching a restraining order against his former partner.

Live BBC World News

Fighter jet crash in Spain kills 10

Eight French people are among 10 killed when a Greek fighter jet crashes during take-off at a Nato air base in central Spain.

Germany warns Greece over debts

The German government warns Greece that it must meet its commitments to lenders, after the election win of the Greek anti-austerity Syriza party.

Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.

FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, announces US Attorney General Eric Holder.

Greek singer Demis Roussos dies

Greek singer Demis Roussos, who sold more than 60 million albums worldwide, has died aged 68, an Athens hospital confirms to the BBC.

Putin Ukraine remark nonsense - Nato

Nato's secretary-general dismisses as "nonsense" an accusation by Russia's Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army is a "foreign legion" of the alliance.

Bettencourt exploitation trial opens

A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide

Egypt doctor 'convicted in FGM case'

An Egyptian doctor is convicted of the manslaughter of a girl who died after undergoing an illegal female genital mutilation procedure, activists say.

BBC Sports News

I'd probably cheat again - Armstrong

Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would dope again under the same circumstances.

Murray ready for Kyrgios and crowd

Andy Murray is ready for a partisan home crowd at his Australian Open quarter-final against Nick Kyrgios on Tuesday.

Lotus aim for 'pinnacle' of F1

Lotus expect a "huge leap forward" after a disappointing season last year as they release an image of their 2015 car.

Lance Armstrong interview transcript

In his first TV interview for two years, Lance Armstrong discusses forgiveness, the future and for what he is and is not sorry.

Armstrong has not changed - Walsh

The journalist who first raised questions about Lance Armstrong says the cyclist's BBC interview shows he has not changed.

Kelly defends role over On The Runs

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has defended his role in the On The Runs scheme, after a man considered a chief murder suspect was mistakenly given an On the Run letter.

Prisoner absconds from jail leave

A prisoner whose convictions include killing three people while driving a stolen car has gone on the run.

Council takes away sleeping shelter

Belfast City Council removes an emergency sleeping shelter that was in Victoria Street.

Man detained after Derry operation

A man in his 30s is detained by police after a security operation at an apartment block in Londonderry ends.

Railway line is reopened after alert

The railway line between Belfast Central and Bangor is reopened following a security alert at the Titanic halt.

NI borrowing powers 'envy of others'

The Northern Ireland Executives's enhanced borrowing powers are the envy of Scotland and Wales, Finance Minister Simon Hamilton says.

Ex-boxer found guilty of assault

Former world boxing champion Eamonn Magee is convicted of beating up a woman in a north Belfast flat.

Gillespie cleared of breaching order

Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer Keith Gillespie is cleared of breaching a restraining order against his former partner.

AskTen - Ten amazing things you may not have known last week
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW LAST WEEK

1. Britons are working an extra 19 days every year because we don’t take our full lunch break. The average ‘hour’ allowed for mealtime now lasts just 26 minutes and 28 seconds, a new study has found. Over the course of a year, we are working 133 hours extra for free. The Times

2. Wealth accumulated by the world’s richest 1% will exceed that of the other 99% in 2016, Oxfam revealed, ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland. The richest’s share of global wealth increased from 44% in 2009 to 48 in 2014, the charity said in a report, adding that it will be more than 50 by next year. The Independent

3. Almost 40 employers owing staff £177,000 have been ‘named and shamed’ for failing to pay the national minimum wage. They include a childcare centre in Wolverhampton, a tanning boutique in Glasgow and a building firm in Edinburgh. The 37 offenders face fines totaling more than £51,000. Daily Mail

4. Britain's two largest airports recorded their busiest ever year in 2014. Heathrow passenger numbers last year rose 1.4 per cent to a record 73.4 million, while a total of 38.12 million were handled at Gatwick - a 7.6 per cent increase on 2013 and also an all-time high. Financial Times

5. Shoppers who use the post rather than the internet to settle bills are paying an extra £440 a year for goods and services, a study suggests. The 8million people in Britain – including 5million pensioners – who have no online access are missing out on discounts offered by banks, energy and telecom companies. Metro

6. Milk is now cheaper than bottled water thanks to a fierce supermarket price war, a study suggests. When bought in a four-pint container, the price per litre of milk has dropped to 43p compared with 44p for packs of bottled still water. BBC

7. Seven in ten university students now gain at least a 2:1 – with soaring fees thought to have fuelled a sharp increase in the number getting firsts. Almost 80,000 students – one in five – achieved the highest classification last year, up by 10,000 on 2013. The proportion achieving at least a 2:1 has soared by 163 per cent in a decade. The Times

8. Every year 1,000 people die in the UK waiting for an organ transplant. However, only 4% of people regularly give blood, and only 31% of us have joined the Organ Donor Register Source: NHS Choices

9. Britain’s last Victorian has died. Ethel Lang, who lived to see six British monarchs and 22 prime ministers, passed away at the age of 114. She danced into her late nineties, enjoyed watching snooker and “always liked a cup of tea”. Her daughter said: “Her secret to living so long was living so well,” she said. “She never smoked and rarely had a drink. She was always out and about.” The Observer

10. Last year was officially the hottest on record, say US government scientists. After smashing temperature records that had stood for hundreds of years across virtually all of Europe, and baking regions in China, South America, and Russia – 2014 has been officially named the hottest on record, with global temperatures 1.24F (0.69C) higher than the 20th-century average. Wall Street Journal

The latest BBC Video News clips

VIDEO: Man interrupts woman bishop ceremony

A man has interrupted a ceremony consecrating the Church of England's first female bishop, saying 'it was not in the Bible'.

VIDEO: Sleeping shelter removed by council

An emergency sleeping shelter that appeared on a street in Belfast city centre is removed by Belfast City Council

VIDEO: Westwood: Fracking 'absolute madness'

Anti-fracking campaigners have gathering at Westminster to voice their opposition to shale gas extraction.

VIDEO: Prince to be knighted by Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses Australia Day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, sparking criticism from lawmakers.

VIDEO: Farms feel pressure over milk

A Shropshire farmer has said he expects Syriza's victory in the Greek general election will have a negative impact on the UK farming industry.

VIDEO: Should we be able to vote online?

The BBC's political editor on Digital Democracy Commission calling for people to be allowed to take part in online voting.

VIDEO: Ancient underwater forest found off UK

BBC Inside Out reveals a 'lost world' with the discovery of a remarkable submerged forest thousands of years old underneath the sea off eastern England.

VIDEO: PM 'was carrying baby during hoax'

David Cameron was out for a family walk when he received a hoax call, claiming to be from the director of GCHQ.