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VIDEO: Girl sneaks out in search of a Slushie

45 min 35 sec ago
A four-year-old girl in Philadelphia ventured out on her own in the early hours of the morning in search of a sweet drink.

VIDEO: Lew Kuan Yew's state funeral procession

1 hour 14 min ago
Tens of thousands of people are lining the streets of Singapore to bid farewell to the founding father of the city-state, Lee Kuan Yew.

Jonathan Brownlee wins in Auckland

1 hour 32 min ago
Britain's Jonathan Brownlee wins the second race of the 2015 World Triathlon Series in Auckland, New Zealand.

Air Canada plane 'exits' runway

2 hours 12 min ago
An Air Canada aeroplane landing at Halifax 'exits' the runway while landing at Halifax, and reportedly hits a power pylon.

Nigeria voting continues after delays

3 hours 9 min ago
Voting is to continue for second day in some parts of Nigeria after technical problems during Saturday's presidential election.

Heads' threat to parents over gaming

4 hours 17 min ago
Head teachers in Cheshire warn parents they will report them to the authorities if they allow their children to play computer games rated for over-18s.

Game of Thrones' factual fantasy

4 hours 24 min ago
Games of Thrones' real-world parallels

The friends who sign up for jihad

4 hours 36 min ago
The clusters of friends being drawn to jihad in Syria and Iraq

What to expect when you're electing

4 hours 37 min ago
What to expect when you're electing

Dickens' desk saved for public view

4 hours 48 min ago
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.

Death threats against BBC boss probed

5 hours 7 min ago
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.

VIDEO: Global sites go dark for Earth Hour

6 hours 28 min ago
Landmarks across the globe have been switching off their lights as part of WWF's Earth Hour, as Alice Baxter reports

Jobseekers perks in Scotrail deal

6 hours 33 min ago
The new ScotRail franchise will offer free rail travel to interviews for jobseekers, amongst other passenger benefits announced.

Europol chief warns on encryption

6 hours 47 min ago
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

The Bolivian women who knit parts for hearts

6 hours 55 min ago
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device

Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

6 hours 57 min ago
An agreement is reached with the drug manufacturer GSK to provide a vaccine for meningitis B for all babies in the UK, the health secretary says.

VIDEO: Trends of the week - in 60 seconds

7 hours 1 min ago
Trends of the week in 60 seconds

Fears of Alps crash co-pilot

7 hours 7 min ago
Some papers once again focus on revelations about the Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have brought down an airliner over the French Alps on Tuesday.

Immigrants drawn back to California

7 hours 8 min ago
Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan

VIDEO: Life-saving knitters

7 hours 8 min ago
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.

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