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Day in pictures: 11 June 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:59
24 hrs of news photos: 11 June 2014

VIDEO: Cameron: 'Election turnout depressing'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:50
Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the turnout in some recent elections is "depressing".

VIDEO: Ballerina Daria on hanging up pointes

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:48
Prima Ballerina Daria Klimentová talks to BBC News about her final performances in the UK before she hangs up her ballet shoes forever.

When did 'fit' start to mean attractive?

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:34
Girls' schools want to reclaim the word. When did it change?

Oil hunt halted in DR Congo park

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:32
The hunt for oil is to be halted at DR Congo's Virunga Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas.

Half a million flee Iraq's Mosul

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:27
As many as 500,000 people are forced to flee Iraq's second city Mosul after Islamist militants effectively take control of it and several other towns.

VIDEO: Gamer's webcam captures robbery

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:24
A well-known gamer appears to have been robbed while streaming her live game play.

Royal pardons 'difficult decisions'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:18
The prime minister tells the Commons the granting of royal prerogatives to terrorist suspects were difficult decisions taken by previous governments.

UK unemployment total falls to 2.16m

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:04
The UK jobs market continued to improve in the three months to April, although the rate of wage increases slowed sharply, official figures show.

Minister stops sandwich shop brawl

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:03
Defence minister Anna Soubry showed off her diplomatic credentials when she broke up a fight in a cafe.

VIDEO: Which MP was told off for 'lion's roar'

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:02
The Speaker interrupts David Cameron to warn two MPs about the noise they are making at Prime Minister's Questions.

Amazon halts Lego Movie pre-orders

BBC - Wed, 2014-06-11 04:01
Rows over pricing have halted sales of some books and movies on Amazon.
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