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Pakistan 'hero' proposed for award

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:10
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recommends a bravery award for a teenager killed when tackling a suicide bomber who targeted his school.

Injuries in Thai protest clashes

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:08
A clash between pro- and anti-government groups outside the Thai capital, Bangkok, leaves six people injured, three of them seriously.

'World first' Bitcoin insured vault

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:06
A service that offers secure storage and insurance for deposits of bitcoins is launched in London.

Week in pictures: 4-10 January 2014

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:06
A selection of news photos: 4-10 January

AUDIO: Hospital tags linen to stop thieves

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:03
A hospital laundry service has decided to electronically tag its sheets after £400,000 worth of items went missing in a single year.

Iranian MP gets spoof MI6 ID card

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:03
Iranian MP issued with spoof James Bond ID card

See no evil

Fri, 2014-01-10 08:01
Some things we know but prefer not to think about, be it the truth about the invasion of Iraq or the failures of the financial system.

Mivan goes into administration

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:59
Mivan, one of Northern Ireland's best known construction companies, which employs 289 people, is placed into administration.

Costa Concordia 'removed in June'

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:57
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship will be towed away from the coast of north-west Italy in June, salvage officials say.

VIDEO: New Zealand beach take-off fails

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:47
Two pilots have attempted a dramatic take-off from a beach after their plane made an emergency landing on Martins Bay in New Zealand.

Pietersen released in IPL team revamp

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:41
Kevin Pietersen is among a squad of players not retained by IPL side Delhi Daredevils and will be a free agent for February's auction.

Children used as drugs couriers

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:29
Children as young as 13 are being employed by London gangs to sell drugs in Kent, it emerges.

Human remains found near village

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:23
Police Scotland investigate the discovery of human remains near the village of Arrochar, near Loch Long, in Argyll.

VIDEO: CES 2014: Gadgets on show

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:07
Click's LJ Rich looks at some of the announcements and more unusual gadgets on show at CES 2014

VIDEO: CES 2014: Steambox reviewed

Fri, 2014-01-10 07:07
Click's Marc Cieslak takes a look at some of the latest Steambox consoles.

Japan and China row over Africa

Fri, 2014-01-10 06:52
China and Japan are criticising each other's policies in Africa as each pledges more money for the continent.

Man Utd eye Chelsea return for Rooney

Fri, 2014-01-10 06:50
Manchester United hope Wayne Rooney will be fit to return against Chelsea on 19 January after warm-weather training.

VIDEO: Floods: Just weather or climate change?

Fri, 2014-01-10 06:46
In the week David Cameron told MPs he "very much suspects" the recent floods are linked to climate change, the Daily Politics asked the public if they agreed.

Forward Ruiz told he can leave Fulham

Fri, 2014-01-10 06:45
Fulham forward Bryan Ruiz is told he is free to talk to other clubs by new manager Rene Meulensteen.

New protection for genuine Scotch

Fri, 2014-01-10 06:38
A new scheme is launched by the UK government to protect the Scotch whisky industry from fake or sub-standard products.

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