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Berlin bans Uber on 'safety grounds'

Thu, 2014-08-14 03:23
Berlin's city authority bans the mobile taxi app Uber on passenger safety grounds, threatening the firm with a fine if it ignores the ban.

Man and woman jump from burning flat

Thu, 2014-08-14 03:15
A man and a woman jump from the window of their second floor West Midlands flat to escape a fire.

Jackson video premiered on Twitter

Thu, 2014-08-14 03:09
The video for the latest Michael Jackson single is premiered on Twitter as the social network outlines plans to make money from clips on its service.

Day in pictures: 14 August 2014

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:59
24 hours of news photos: 14 August

Rain warning for parts of Wales

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:55
A warning of severe rain is issued for parts of Wales with a threat of localised surface flooding and lightning.

Russian PM's Twitter account hacked

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:54
The Twitter feed of Dmitry Medvedev was hacked on Thursday, with the infiltrators posting a message saying he had resigned.

Pharmaceutical firm creates 348 jobs

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:50
Almac, the Craigavon-based pharmaceutical group, is creating 348 jobs in a £54m investment.

April killer jail attack damages bid

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:43
Mark Bridger who abducted and murdered April Jones, who was five, seeks compensation after he was slashed by a fellow inmate with a knife made from a razor.

'Prepare for rate rise' say lenders

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:39
The number of UK homes repossessed during the Spring fell, but households have been warned to prepare for rate rises, lenders have said.

Life term for 'Bandit Queen' murder

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:28
A man convicted of the 2001 murder of bandit-turned-politician Phoolan Devi is jailed for life by a court in the Indian capital, Delhi.

AUDIO: Homeland's Harewood on missing London

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:18
Homeland actor David Harewood, currently working in Los Angeles, explains why he loves London.

VIDEO: Cameron: UK Iraq plans 'flexible'

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:17
Prime Minister David Cameron has said that the UK's plans for delivering aid to displaced Iraqis must be "flexible enough to respond" to what is a developing situation.

Woman dies in M4 slip road crash

Thu, 2014-08-14 02:03
A woman pedestrian dies following a collision with a lorry on a slip road off the M4 at Swansea.

Mother parking car kills daughter

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:54
A six-year-old girl dies after she is struck by a car being driven by her mother near a Tube station in west London.

Footballer collapses during match

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:54
The former Derry Gaelic football captain Kevin McCloy is being treated in intensive care in hospital after he collapsed on the pitch during a club match.

Fourth activist held in Azerbaijan

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:45
A court in Azerbaijan upholds the pre-trial detention of a top human rights lawyer, after similar charges are brought against other activists.

Suarez to find out bite appeal result

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:40
The outcome of Luis Suarez's appeal against a four-month ban from football for biting will be announced at 14:00 BST on Thursday.

AUDIO: 'Most of us know very little about mental illness'

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:37
Adrian Strain talks about his son, Martin, who recently took his own life.

Two cars submerged by incoming tide

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:36
Two cars are swamped by the incoming tide off Teesside within 90 minutes, the local lifeboat crew has said.

Russian convoy heads to Ukraine

Thu, 2014-08-14 01:34
More than 100 lorries with Russian aid head towards conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, as the Red Cross seeks urgent talks in Kiev and Moscow.

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