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Judge orders serial rapist's release

Fri, 2014-05-23 15:31
A man who raped and assaulted at least 40 women has been ordered to live in a remote California community, despite objections from residents.

The man killed by an automaton

Fri, 2014-05-23 15:27
The moral of the tale, don't stand close to a clock.

Madrid rivals in European showdown

Fri, 2014-05-23 15:14
Divided loyalties as Madrid's teams face off in European Cup

Afghan notebook: Helmand homecoming

Fri, 2014-05-23 15:10
A reporter's emotional return to Lashkar Gah

NI election counts still going on

Fri, 2014-05-23 15:00
Counting of votes in Northern Ireland's local government elections is continuing well into the night.

VIDEO: Conchita praises 'tolerant' Europe

Fri, 2014-05-23 14:59
Newsnight speaks to the winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita Wurst, as countries across Europe head to the polls.

The world's worst stadium disaster

Fri, 2014-05-23 14:58
The world's worst stadium disaster - and one of the least known

Extradited pair remanded in US jail

Fri, 2014-05-23 14:54
A British couple who lost their fight against extradition are remanded in custody by a US court to face fraud charges.

Teen suicide after Facebook threats

Fri, 2014-05-23 14:36
An inquest hears that a 17-year-old boy killed himself after receiving violent threats on Facebook.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

Fri, 2014-05-23 14:18
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Heli and Fading Gigolo.

Farage: UKIP now 'serious players'

Fri, 2014-05-23 13:37
Nigel Farage says UKIP can win seats at the general election after it made gains in English council polls at the expense of other parties.

Bale and Real share La Decima dream

Fri, 2014-05-23 13:35
Humble Gareth Bale avoids Real Madrid hubris as city rivals Atletico stand between them and a historic 10th European Cup.

Call for cap on fuel bill surcharges

Fri, 2014-05-23 13:30
Pressure is mounting on energy suppliers to cut the amount they charge customers who do not pay their bills by direct debit.

Oldest American celebrates 115 years

Fri, 2014-05-23 13:29
The oldest living American, one of the few people still alive worldwide to be born in the 19th Century, celebrates her 115th birthday.

Irish and Czechs vote in Euro polls

Fri, 2014-05-23 13:17
Voters in Ireland and the Czech Republic go to the polls on the second day of European elections.

McCrea 'must quit' amid sex inquiry

Fri, 2014-05-23 12:45
The deputy leader of NI21 calls for his party leader to step aside while allegations of sexual impropriety against a young woman are investigated.

Parents' legal win on nursery cuts

Fri, 2014-05-23 12:23
Parents campaigning against cuts to nursery provision in Rhondda Cynon Taf win the latest stage of their battle at the High Court in London.

Hospital services shake-up supported

Fri, 2014-05-23 12:18
Controversial plans to centralise hospital services in five south Wales sites are expected to go ahead after a patients' watchdog chose not to refer the decision to the health minister.

Castro nominated housing secretary

Fri, 2014-05-23 12:09
President Barack Obama nominates San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, a rising Democratic star, as housing secretary in a cabinet reshuffle.

Contenders cross Europe in EU race

Fri, 2014-05-23 12:04
Candidates vying for the EU's top job - president of the European Commission - are canvassing support across the 28 member states.
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