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In pictures: Sony World Photography Awards 2014 shortlist

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:27
Shortlist for this year's World Photography Awards

China cancels Thailand rice deal

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:22
China cancels a contract to buy more than a million tonnes of rice, Thailand says, amid an investigation into PM Yingluck's rice purchase scheme.

Councils 'pay too little for care'

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:01
Most councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for personal home care, a BBC investigation suggests.

Governor's son in Sao Paulo shootout

Tue, 2014-02-04 00:01
Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo say the state governor's son and granddaughter were caught up in a gunfight between their guards and gunmen.

Carers 'pushed to brink' by cuts

Mon, 2014-02-03 23:37
Spiralling costs and cuts to support are leaving carers in Scotland struggling with alarming levels of hardship, according to a charity.

VIDEO: Cancer cases to soar, warns WHO

Mon, 2014-02-03 23:20
The world is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar need to be considered, World Health Organization (WHO) scientists say.

The legacy of TV's Millionaire quiz

Mon, 2014-02-03 23:09
What 15 years of Millionaire has given us

VIDEO: Slovenia hit by severe blizzards

Mon, 2014-02-03 23:07
A quarter of Slovenians have been left without electricity, as parts of Europe battle some of the worst winter blizzards for decades.

Gay snowboarder will limit Sochi protest

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:38
Gay snowboarder Belle Brockhoff says she will not "wave a rainbow flag" at Sochi 2014 to avoid jeopardising her Olympic dream.

World facing cancer 'tidal wave'

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:33
The globe is facing a "tidal wave" of cancer, and restrictions on alcohol and sugar must be considered, says the World Health Organization.

No apology to Allister over letter

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:31
The Sinn Féin education minister is refusing to say sorry to the TUV leader for taking 57 days to answer a letter.

Pensioners 'plot' and castaway doubts - the papers

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:13
Mixed news for pensioners on the front pages, while papers scrutinise "castaway" Jose Salvador Albarengo's story and the deselection of Tory MP Tim Yeo.

Man held over six shot dead in China

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:10
Police in China arrest a man accused of shooting six people dead last week because he suspected two men of having affairs with his wife.

Bill of rights for cancer patients

Mon, 2014-02-03 22:09
A world-renowned cancer specialist from Queen's University in Belfast leads the fight to improve cancer survival rates in Europe.

VIDEO: Five questions from 10 years of Facebook

Mon, 2014-02-03 21:56
The social media website Facebook is 10 years old. Vice President Nicola Mendelsohn answers five key questions about the company's first past, present and future.

Ten killed in India bus accident

Mon, 2014-02-03 20:19
At least 10 people are killed after the bus they were travelling overturned in India's western state of Maharashtra, media reports say.

US teacher charged with child abuse

Mon, 2014-02-03 20:11
A teacher in the US state of California has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after a former student aired allegations in a YouTube video.

Clegg calls for new drugs approach

Mon, 2014-02-03 19:31
The UK should abandon its current drugs policy because the war on drugs is not being won, Nick Clegg says on a visit to Colombia.

VIDEO: A decade of Facebook: By the numbers

Mon, 2014-02-03 19:26
Facebook by the numbers at year 10

Hair tongs and mugs top burns list

Mon, 2014-02-03 18:35
Hair straighteners and hot mugs are the leading causes of childhood scalds and burns, and one year olds are at greatest risk, data reveals.

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