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VIDEO: Fry eulogises about Crucible aura

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:38
Snooker fan Stephen Fry explains why he thinks Sheffield's Crucible is such a great sporting venue, calling the theatre "the very centre of all things snooker".

VIDEO: Intense battle for S Sudan town

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:37
South Sudan troops attempting to recapture the oil rich town of Bentiu from rebels have been forced back amid heavy gunfire.

VIDEO: 'Skull Cracker' absconds from prison

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:30
A violent armed robber, known as "the Skull Cracker", has gone missing after being allowed out of an open prison.

US rescues injured Chinese sailors

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:24
US rescuers parachute into the middle of the Pacific Ocean to provide medical aid to two badly burned Chinese sailors after their boat sank.

Three-day Tube strike suspended

Mon, 2014-05-05 12:09
A three-day strike by London Underground workers due to start on Monday evening is suspended, the RMT union says.

French security guard shot in Yemen

Mon, 2014-05-05 11:23
A French security agent has been killed and another seriously injured in the Yemeni capital Sanaa.

One dead in Oklahoma wildfire

Mon, 2014-05-05 10:50
A man is dead in the US state of Oklahoma after a blaze set by firefighters to clear brush spread out of control, officials say.

VIDEO: Pistorius 'broken' after shooting

Mon, 2014-05-05 10:48
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius "was broken" after shooting his girlfriend, his neighbour says, as the murder trial resumes after a break.

Language purge targets Russian arts

Mon, 2014-05-05 10:21
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a law banning all swearing in films, television broadcasts, theatres and the media.

Boko Haram 'to sell' abducted girls

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:53
The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram says it will "sell" the hundreds of schoolgirls it abducted three weeks ago.

Man killed in tram crash at station

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:49
A man is hit by a tram and killed at a Metrolink station in Greater Manchester, police say.

VIDEO: Best shots of the World Championship

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:48
BBC Sport looks back at the best shots of the 2014 World Snooker Championship at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.

Man freed after 13-year-late jailing

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:40
A US man, who authorities forgot to send to prison for 13 years, has been released after spending 10 months behind bars.

Woods unsure of return after surgery

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:39
Tiger Woods says he is unsure when he will return to action because his recovery from back surgery is "a very slow process".

Cheese-rolling matures in village

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:38
About 2,000 people watch an annual cheese rolling competition, 50 years after it was introduced to drum up trade in a village which was by-passed.

World facing polio health emergency

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:23
The World Health Organization declares the recent spread of polio an international public health emergency.

'2014 could be key for women's cycling'

Mon, 2014-05-05 09:08
Two-time Olympic champion Marianne Vos believes 2014 could be a pivotal year in the progress of women's cycling.

Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30

Mon, 2014-05-05 08:44
Tributes are paid to Elena Baltacha after the former British number one dies of liver cancer at the age of 30.

Choir children taken ill on flight

Mon, 2014-05-05 08:14
Twelve children are taken to hospital after they became unwell on a flight to Heathrow after performing in Cape Town with opera star Bryn Terfel.

Man shot in buttock in street attack

Mon, 2014-05-05 08:08
A man is shot in the buttock and the thigh in an attack on a Salford street.
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