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Sports stars get Birthday Honours

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:30
Laura Davies, Warren Gatland, Lizzy Yarnold and Kevin Sinfield are recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Full jails told to take more inmates

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:27
The Ministry of Justice orders dozens of already full jails to take more prisoners because the jail population is increasing faster than expected.

VIDEO: Highlights: Spain 1-5 Netherlands

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 13:15
Netherlands thrash defending champions Spain 5-1 in the opening game of Group B, with two goals each for Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben.

VIDEO: Dangling house burns down

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 12:43
Officials in Texas have set fire to a luxury Texas lakeside home that was dangling over the edge of a cliff.

Harris wins Walter Scott book prize

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 12:42
English author and former BBC journalist Robert Harris wins the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.

Jolie: War rape key diplomatic issue

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 12:41
Angelina Jolie says sexual violence in conflict is now "firmly on the top table of international diplomacy", as a global summit on the issue ends.

Man dies at Great North Swim event

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 12:07
A man dies after taking part in the Great North Swim on Windermere in the Lake District.

Root & Jordan hint at bright England future - Agnew

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 11:32
BBC Cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew watches two young England players shine on an exciting second day of the first Test at Lord's.

Fifa bans Beckenbauer for 90 days

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 11:17
Fifa provisionally bans World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer from all footballing activities for 90 days.

Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 11:00
Iraq's most senior Shia cleric urges people to take up arms against Sunni-led insurgents sweeping across towns killing hundreds, the UN says.

Child neglect couple take overdose

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:57
A couple who admitted neglecting their nine children have their sentencing delayed after taking an overdose.

Pope comments on Scots independence

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:57
Campaigners on both sides of the Scottish independence referendum debate welcome comments from the Pope on independence.

AUDIO: Ugandan writer wins short story prize

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:50
Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi reacts to winning the overall Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize.

Phil Neville: Why counter-attack is key for England

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:40
Why counter-attack is key for England

VIDEO: Husband remembers 'battler' Baltacha

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:38
Former British number one Elena Baltacha battled illness every day and never complained, says her husband and coach Nino Severino.

VIDEO: A Super Saturday on BBC Sport

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:30
Find out how to stay across all the BBC's coverage of the ultimate Super Saturday.

Woman 'lost it' and shot mother

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:30
A woman accused of murdering her parents and burying them in the back garden speaks of the moment she "lost it" and shot her mother.

VIDEO: England news conference

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 10:23
Watch live coverage of the 2014 World Cup with 5 live commentary as Spain take on the Netherlands.

Root double ton puts England on top

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 09:58
Joe Root hits a maiden Test double century in England's 575-9 before Sri Lanka close day two of the first Test on 140-1.

VIDEO: Highlights: Mexico 1-0 Cameroon

BBC - Fri, 2014-06-13 09:55
Mexico beat Cameroon 1-0 in Group A with Oribe Peralta sweeping home a rebound for the game's only goal in the 61st minute.
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