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PM's £160K tennis match under fire

1 hour 3 min ago
Downing Street rejects charges of hypocrisy over a donation to the Tory Party by the wife of a former Putin minister.

McCausland denies misleading claims

1 hour 9 min ago
The Social Development (DSD) Minister Nelson McCausland denies misleading his department's oversight committee.

Failures over boy's goalpost death

1 hour 10 min ago
A football club admits it breached health and safety laws over the death of a 12-year-old who was crushed by a goalpost.

Costa Concordia heads for scrapyard

1 hour 20 min ago
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.

UN warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'

1 hour 27 min ago
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says Israel may have committed war crimes in the Gaza Strip, while also condemning Hamas rocket attacks.

Paedophile singer appeal bid refused

1 hour 34 min ago
Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.

Somali musician-MP is shot dead

1 hour 36 min ago
Popular Somali musician and member of parliament Saado Ali Warsame is shot dead in Mogadishu by unknown gunmen.

MH17 victims begin long journey home

1 hour 39 min ago
The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.

Geldof died of heroin overdose

1 hour 40 min ago
TV presenter Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose after relapsing from a period of abstinence, a coroner rules.

Trott makes century for Warwickshire

1 hour 47 min ago
Jonathan Trott hits his first century for Warwickshire since leaving England's winter Ashes tour because of stress.

Glaxo profits hit by fall in sales

1 hour 49 min ago
GlaxoSmithKline profits fall as the drugs company is hit by a slide in sales and a bribery investigation in China.

Commonwealth edged out of Booker

2 hours 13 min ago
Commonwealth writers are sidelined from the Booker Prize longlist with US authors, including Joshua Ferris and Richard Powers, included for the first time.

Bats 'fly by polarised light'

2 hours 14 min ago
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.

Young adults face housing squeeze

2 hours 19 min ago
A growing proportion of young people have been squeezed out of the housing market in England and are renting privately instead, a report suggests.

Green light for Crimea gambling zone

2 hours 20 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law setting up a gambling zone in Crimea, the territory Russia annexed from Ukraine in March.

AUDIO: Police warn teens over explicit texts

2 hours 20 min ago
Teenagers who send explicit pictures of each other could be threatened with prosecution, a police officer warns.

Windows systems set to be merged

2 hours 26 min ago
Microsoft announces that it plans to create a single operating system to power smartphones, tablets, PCs and Xbox consoles.

Tower open after smoking cable alert

2 hours 32 min ago
Glasgow Science Centre tower opens as normal after fire crews were called on Tuesday to tackle a smoking cable.

VIDEO: Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose

2 hours 34 min ago
Peaches Geldof died of a heroin overdose, a coroner rules.

AUDIO: Gay man had shocks on NHS as 'cure'

2 hours 35 min ago
A man who was given electric shocks on the NHS in the 1970's to 'cure' his homosexuality says he 'deeply regrets' it.

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