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Egypt policeman jailed over death

Thu, 2015-06-11 08:12
A court in Egypt has sentenced a policeman to 15 years in prison over the killing of activist Shaimaa al-Sabbagh at a protest in Cairo in January.

Emotional roadside haka for Collins

Thu, 2015-06-11 08:10
A group of former New Zealand players perform a roadside haka in memory of Jerry Collins, who died last week.

Female scientists post 'distractingly sexy' photos

Thu, 2015-06-11 08:06
Pictures posted by female scientists

Boy arrested over teacher stabbing

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:56
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed at a Bradford school.

Speeding Mourinho handed driving ban

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:53
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is disqualified from driving for six months after admitting a speeding offence in Esher, Surrey.

Less waste in NHS: A case of deja vu?

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:50
Lord Carter says the NHS in England could simply save £5bn a year - haven’t we heard it all before, asks Hugh Pym.

The joke that got Fifa man fired

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:48
Fifa communications chief Walter De Gregorio is sacked - days after he made a joke about the governing body on Swiss TV.

Murdoch 'to step down' as Fox boss

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:40
Rupert Murdoch is to step down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox, according to reports, and hand over the title to his son James.

Jazz star Ornette Coleman dies at 85

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:34
Influential saxophonist Ornette Coleman, who pioneered the "free jazz" movement, dies at the age of 85 in New York.

Mourinho eager to 'help' Falcao

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:25
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to help Radamel Falcao revive his career and says he is "hurt" by criticism of the striker.

Brown claimed £732 for pen cartridges

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:10
Gordon Brown bought £732 of pen cartridges on expenses before stepping down as an MP at the general election.

Climate change progress 'too slow'

Thu, 2015-06-11 07:03
International talks in Bonn have made progress towards a new global deal on climate change, says the UN, amid calls from NGOs for a faster pace.

VIDEO: What's living in space like?

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:38
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has spent 200 days in space - here's what she got up to.

'Miracle autism cure' seller exposed

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:23
A self-styled "reverend" who claims autism can be "purged" by swallowing bleach is exposed by an undercover BBC investigation.

Chris Hemsworth joins Ghostbusters

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:20
Chris Hemsworth will play the receptionist in director Paul Feig's female reboot of Ghostbusters.

North Sea tax revenue forecast cut

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:20
The UK's budget watchdog has slashed its long-term forecast for North Sea oil and gas tax receipts.

McCartneys were IRA trial witnesses

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:14
The sisters of Belfast murder victim Robert McCartney are identified as witnesses in an IRA trial which collapsed last week, after reporting restrictions are lifted.

A sensible way forward on surveillance?

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:11
David Anderson has made a measured contribution to the debate over surveillance powers - but the arguments will continue, says Gordon Corera.

Woman biker rides against Iran's laws

Thu, 2015-06-11 06:10
In a country where women riding motorcycles in public is banned, Behnaz Shafiei is one of a small number challenging the rules.

Prescott to David Miliband: Shut up

Thu, 2015-06-11 05:53
Former Labour deputy leader John Prescott tells David Miliband to "shut up" and stop telling the party what to do.

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