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Carbon concerns over wood burning

12 hours 34 min ago
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.

Met investigated 18 justice campaigns

12 hours 35 min ago
The Met Police collected information on 18 justice campaigns - including that of Jean Charles de Menezes - a report into a now defunct undercover unit says.

Games construction deals 'top £769m'

12 hours 38 min ago
More than £769m has been invested in Scottish construction contracts linked to the Commonwealth Games, according to analysis.

Mirza hits back in nationality row

12 hours 39 min ago
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza rejects claims by a ruling party MP that she is not fit to represent newly-created Telangana state because she is married to a Pakistani.

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

12 hours 39 min ago
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Nasa seeks aid with Earth-Mars links

12 hours 59 min ago
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?

13 hours 41 sec ago
How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

Queen 'photo-bombs' athletes' selfie

13 hours 1 min ago
Two Australian Commonwealth Games hockey players have a huge surprise when the Queen appears smiling in the back of their selfie.

CAR factions announce ceasefire

13 hours 2 min ago
Rival armed groups in the Central African Republic sign a ceasefire deal aimed at ending over a year of religious conflict - but fighting continues.

CCTV of A47 road death pair released

13 hours 4 min ago
CCTV footage of a couple captured an hour before they were killed on a busy dual carriageway is released.

Iraq MPs elect Massoum as president

13 hours 12 min ago
Iraqi parliament elects Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum as the country's next president, succeeding Jalal Talabani.

Family of four in death crash named

13 hours 24 min ago
Police release the names of the West Lothian family killed in a crash between their car and a lorry in Polmont.

Teen to pay £300 for supercar damage

13 hours 27 min ago
A teenager who jumped on the bonnet of a £245,000 supercar has been told to pay the owner £300 compensation towards the £11,000 repairs.

How 'Tut-mania' gripped the world

13 hours 30 min ago
How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture

Marine protected areas to be set up

13 hours 40 min ago
A network of 30 marine protected areas is to be established around Scotland's coastline to protect marine species and their habitats.

Central African Republic's road to anarchy

13 hours 42 min ago
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias

VIDEO: New twist in Banksy mural saga

13 hours 45 min ago
There are questions over the ownership of the Banksy Spy Booth mural in Cheltenham, as Steve Knibbs reports.

Caption Challenge: Flying piano

14 hours 3 sec ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Fewer young smokers and drinkers

14 hours 6 min ago
Smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils have more than halved over the past 10 years, figures show.

Day in pictures: 24 July 2014

14 hours 9 min ago
24 hours of news photos: 24 July

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