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VIDEO: 'Mass murder': Survivors describe boat horror

5 hours 36 min ago
Three Palestinian survivors of a refugee boat sinking have told the BBC they saw people smugglers deliberately ram the boat, and then chop the hands off those who clung to the sides of the vessel.

Bin Laden son-in-law jailed for life

5 hours 39 min ago
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law, who was an al-Qaeda spokesman, is sentenced to life in prison for terrorism-related charges in New York.

Medellin high-rises demolished

6 hours 3 min ago
The remaining towers in the Space apartment complex in the Colombian city of Medellin have been demolished following a deadly collapse last year.

Showground charges over boy's death

6 hours 5 min ago
Organisers of the Royal Highland Show face trial over alleged safety breaches, including an incident which resulted in a young boy's death.

Tax collection plans are unveiled

6 hours 6 min ago
Plans for how Wales will collect and manage its own taxes for the first time in 700 years are revealed.

Karzai warns successors beware of US

6 hours 7 min ago
Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.

VIDEO: Alice: suspect's mother-in-law speaks

6 hours 15 min ago
The mother-in-law of the main suspect in the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross has told the BBC she hopes Arnis Zalkalns will be caught soon.

US strikes Islamic State in Syria

6 hours 22 min ago
The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.

The art of Ryder Cup captaincy

6 hours 29 min ago
Bonding your team, getting your speech right, picking your singles line-up - the challenges facing Paul McGinley and Tom Watson

The struggle to claim the month of October

6 hours 49 min ago
The struggle to claim the month of October

'Chubby' Brown is fined at hospital

7 hours 2 min ago
Comedian Roy "Chubby" Brown is handed a parking ticket at a hospital minutes after handing over a £5,000 cheque to help cancer patients.

Broadband voucher scheme overhauled

7 hours 5 min ago
A scheme aimed at getting subsidised fast broadband out to businesses is to be overhauled following low take-up.

Turkey hints at Iraq hostage swap

7 hours 18 min ago
Turkey's President Erdogan does not deny reports that 49 hostages, mostly Turks, were freed by Islamic State (IS) as part of a prisoner swap.

The next big banking scandal?

7 hours 20 min ago
Could this be the next big banking scandal?

VIDEO: NHS staff to help in Ebola areas

7 hours 30 min ago
The World Health Organization has warned the number of people with the Ebola virus could reach 20,000 by November if swift action is not taken now.

AUDIO: Manic Street Preachers music 'hard-wired'

7 hours 31 min ago
The Manic Street Preachers have been talking to John Wilson for the new series of Mastertapes, to be broadcast on Radio 4 in November.

AUDIO: Space inflation and a physics bet

7 hours 40 min ago
One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back, putting the result of a bet between two significant physicists in jeopardy.

VIDEO: Syrian refugees need urgent care

7 hours 40 min ago
The UN refugee agency says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border in recent days.

Agreement on new powers 'not easy'

7 hours 41 min ago
The head of the new commission on delivering more powers to Scotland has warned it will "not be easy" to get agreement from the Scottish parties.

VIDEO: Backbench view of UK role in air strikes

7 hours 43 min ago
MPs John Baron and John Woodcock on possible UK military action against Islamic State and a recall of Parliament.
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