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Netanyahu declares 'victory' in Gaza

10 hours 51 min ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory", a day after a ceasefire came into effect.

Swimming hero traces young fan

11 hours 17 min ago
A five-year-old boy who wrote an "amazing" fan letter to Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch is traced after an appeal on Twitter.

Jasper Johns aide in $6.5m art theft

11 hours 18 min ago
The assistant of American painter Jasper Johns has pleaded guilty to selling artworks worth $6.5m (£3.9m) he stole from the artist's studio.

US hostage mother makes video plea

11 hours 35 min ago
The mother of US journalist Steven Sotloff, held hostage by IS militants, pleads with his captors to release him in a video appeal.

VIDEO: Festival security allow laughing gas

11 hours 42 min ago
Widespread consumption of laughing gas at one of the UK's top dance festivals is exposed by a BBC investigation - as security turn a blind eye.

US 'plans aid drop to Iraqi Turkmen'

11 hours 43 min ago
President Obama is close to authorising aid drops for Shia Turkmen surrounded by Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, US sources say.

Memories 'flipped' from bad to good

12 hours 11 min ago
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.

Warnock named Crystal Palace boss

12 hours 18 min ago
Premier League side Crystal Palace appoint former boss Neil Warnock as their new manager on a two-year deal.

Mali to prosecute migrant parents

13 hours 8 min ago
Mali says it intends to prosecute parents who send their underage children to Europe as migrants but needs Europe's co-operation to do so.

India thrash England in second ODI

13 hours 10 min ago
England lose by a crushing 133 runs in the second one-day international at Cardiff after Suresh Raina's superb century.

Gazans return home as truce holds

13 hours 13 min ago
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.

999 error 'lessened boy's chances'

13 hours 14 min ago
A boy who died of an asthma attack may have survived but for an emergency call handler's error, a coroner rules.

Ukraine rebels enter coastal town

13 hours 37 min ago
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.

Degenkolb wins Vuelta stage again

13 hours 38 min ago
John Degenkolb grabs successive stage wins but Australia's Michael Matthews retains the Vuelta a Espana overall lead.

'Hard work starts now for Canada'

14 hours 57 sec ago
In her latest column, Casey Stoney discusses her new role in the England squad and how to make it to the World Cup.

VIDEO: Local circus heads back out on tour

14 hours 15 min ago
Behind the scenes at Giffords Circus which has been touring around the south west region annually for 15 years.

Tomatoes linked with fighting cancer

14 hours 17 min ago
Eating tomatoes may lower the risk of prostate cancer, research suggests.

Poots: 'Cuts are executive decision'

14 hours 17 min ago
Health minister Edwin Poots says the executive parties must "put their hands up" if they want cuts

Afghan election audit restarts

14 hours 22 min ago
An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

IS accused of Syria mass atrocities

14 hours 26 min ago
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
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