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Fears as children use e-cigarettes

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:33
Three times as many children have tried e-cigarettes than smoking tobacco, according to official figures.

Lee Rigby's killer loses appeal bid

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:32
Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men found guilty of killing soldier Lee Rigby in London, loses a challenge against his conviction.

VIDEO: Skateboard getaway stopped by TV star

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:29
A man involved in a car chase with the police in Van Nuys, California, tried to getaway on his skateboard after crashing his car.

Thousands mourn German 'role model'

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:22
Thousands of people are expected to attend the funeral of a young woman who died after trying to stop the harassment of two girls in Germany.

Claims of widespread graft in Brazil

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:10
An ex-Petrobras executive at the centre of a huge scandal involving Brazil's state oil company says corruption is widespread in the country.

Kidney death man told donor was ill

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:03
One of two men who died after a kidney transplant was told the donor had died of meningitis before his operation, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: 'Shared determination to beat IS'

Wed, 2014-12-03 02:00
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said there is a "shared determination to degrade and defeat" Islamic State militants in the Middle East.

VIDEO: All aboard for economic recovery?

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:58
Jo Coburn explains the statistics behind debt, deficit, surplus, recovery and borrowing in the UK economy.

Swedish government close to collapse

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:57
Sweden's left-of-centre prime minister is facing defeat in a budget vote that could prompt elections less than three months since he came to power.

Building site wall collapse kills man

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:57
A man dies after a wall collapses on a construction site in London's Docklands

Woman held 'is not IS leader's wife'

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:42
Iraq says a woman detained by Lebanese security forces is not the wife of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Michael Clarke's eulogy in full

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:42
Read the full transcript of the eulogy delivered by Australia captain Michael Clarke at the funeral of Phillip Hughes.

'Pest' Australian tourists warned

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:30
Australia warns travellers against making frivolous requests of embassies, after cases including that of a man who asked staff to pay for a prostitute.

VIDEO: Military jets in aerial near miss

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:26
The Norwegian military has released footage of an apparent close encounter between a Norweigan F16 and a Russian MIG.

Rain delays third SL-England ODI

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:25
The third one-day international between England and Sri Lanka is delayed by rain after only two overs in Hambantota.

The world of cruisers, modders and boy racers

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:11
But what motivates car 'cruisers' and 'modders'?

VIDEO: Printing a 3D portrait of Obama

Wed, 2014-12-03 01:09
President Obama has become the first US president to have his portrait produced through a 3D scanning process.

Government to pay off WW1 debt

Wed, 2014-12-03 00:59
Chancellor George Osborne is to pay off the government's remaining World War One debt, the Treasury announces.

Fight against IS 'may take years'

Wed, 2014-12-03 00:41
The international coalition's fight against the Islamic State militant group may take years, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.

VIDEO: McKellen on hobbits, Holmes and blogging

Wed, 2014-12-03 00:33
The Hobbit: The Battle of the five Armies is the final film and as it hits cinema screens, Sir Ian McKellen has been reflecting on the impact that the movies have had.