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VIDEO: 'Scenes of devastation' in Gaza City

9 hours 10 min ago
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.

NHS 'wasting millions on supplies'

9 hours 16 min ago
Are poor procurement practices costing NHS millions?

Poisoned spy death inquiry announced

9 hours 20 min ago
The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.

VIDEO: Crowds welcome 'Lusty' for last time

9 hours 42 min ago
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time.

Buttler replaces Prior for England

9 hours 48 min ago
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.

Woman guilty of 1997 fire deaths

9 hours 58 min ago
A woman has been found guilty of killing two children in a revenge arson attack 17 years ago.

175,000 migrants 'still missing'

10 hours 10 min ago
The Home Office does not know if 175,000 people who have no right to be in the UK have left or not, auditors say.

NHS staff balloted over strike action

10 hours 12 min ago
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe in ODI

10 hours 19 min ago
Afghanistan cause a shock by beating Zimbabwe, only their second victory over a Test-playing nation, in a one-day international.

Attack on Congo barracks 'repulsed'

10 hours 20 min ago
An attack on the military barracks of the presidential guards in Kinshasa has been repulsed, the DR Congo government says.

Chambers pulls out of Commonwealths

10 hours 26 min ago
British 100m champion Dwain Chambers withdraws from the Commonwealth Games to focus on the European Championships in Zurich.

Nvidia unveils Shield gaming tablet

10 hours 31 min ago
Nvidia confirms the release of a tablet targeted at "serious gamers" that can run Android games natively or stream them from a PC.

AUDIO: Hip hop star describes FGM ordeal

10 hours 32 min ago
A Senegalese hip hop artist and anti-FGM campaigner has called for the practice to be ended.

Swan causes water sports ban at pond

10 hours 38 min ago
Edinburgh Leisure is forced to cancel water sports at one of its venues because a swan has been attacking people.

Salmond urged to condemn homophobia

10 hours 48 min ago
Campaigner Peter Tatchell calls on First Minister Alex Salmond to condemn homophobia in some Commonwealth countries ahead of the Glasgow games.

Joko Widodo wins Indonesia poll

10 hours 59 min ago
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of Indonesia's hotly-contested presidential election.

Mother left girl, four, home alone

11 hours 14 min ago
A Mold woman pleads guilty to child neglect after leaving her four-year-old daughter at home alone while she went to work.

How Goldfrapp put Medea to music

11 hours 47 min ago
How Goldfrapp wrote the soundtrack to a Greek tragedy

'Knock-out' threat officer suspended

11 hours 47 min ago
A Staffordshire police officer is suspended after a video posted online appeared to show him threatening to "knock out" a woman in Stoke-on-Trent.

Real Madrid seal £71m Rodriguez deal

11 hours 53 min ago
Real Madrid sign World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from Monaco for a fee that could rise to £71m.

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