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Policemen jailed over Ecuador revolt

11 hours 32 min ago
Six Ecuadorean police officers who took part in a 2010 mutiny are sentenced to 12 years in jail for trying to assassinate President Rafael Correa.

VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam

11 hours 40 min ago
A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.

Animal plant alert over fine summer

11 hours 44 min ago
Animal owners in Scotland are being warned that this summer's fine weather has caused poisonous plants to flourish.

Snapchat valued at $10bn by backers

11 hours 52 min ago
The mobile messaging app Snapchat has been valued at $10bn, according to reports, putting it in the same league as start-ups such as Dropbox and AirBnB.

The fallout from Libyan air strikes

11 hours 55 min ago
Conflict becomes part of wider struggle in the Middle East

Button's McLaren career uncertain

12 hours 52 sec ago
Jenson Button's Formula 1 career is in doubt as his team McLaren continue their pursuit of Ferrari's Fernando Alonso.

Swimming hero plea to find young fan

12 hours 10 min ago
Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch appeals for help in finding a boy who wrote to him after his triumph at the 2014 Glasgow Games.

Arrest after children in house fire

12 hours 11 min ago
A woman is arrested after a suspected arson attack on a house near Wrexham after two children were rescued from the burning building.

Teen stabbing accused 'volatile'

12 hours 14 min ago
A 15-year-old boy appears before a youth court in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, after a 14-year-old was stabbed in the stomach.

VIDEO: Rotherham abuse: Police head will not quit

12 hours 17 min ago
South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright says he took his responsibilities very seriously, but will not stand down.

Ambulance alternatives encouraged

12 hours 19 min ago
'Low priority' patients are told to travel by taxi to hospital or get a lift with family or friends instead of calling an ambulance.

VIDEO: Cheryl and Cowell back to take on Strictly

12 hours 47 min ago
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show

Japan PM marks war criminal ceremony

13 hours 10 min ago
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.

RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

13 hours 11 min ago
Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.

Primary school places budget squeeze

13 hours 12 min ago
There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.

Man 'crushed between two vehicles'

13 hours 15 min ago
A 57-year-old man dies at a commercial premises in Doagh, County Antrim.

AUDIO: MK Dons thrash Man Utd 4-0

13 hours 33 min ago
Louis van Gaal's miserable start to life as Manchester United boss has continued with a Capital One Cup shock at the hands of League One MK Dons.

Lessing's library donated to Zimbabwe

13 hours 41 min ago
More than 3,000 books from author Doris Lessing's collection have been given to Zimbabwe after her death.

The parenting lessons to be taken from movies

14 hours 7 min ago
Should anybody take a parenting tip from a movie?

What Commons Clerk row is all about

14 hours 18 min ago
What is row over new House of Commons Clerk about?

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