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CPS to contact Mahmood defendants

Thu, 2014-12-04 04:10
The Crown Prosecution Service is to contact defendants in 25 cases where evidence was given by Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh.

What is replacing Google's annoying ReCaptcha test?

Thu, 2014-12-04 04:03
What's replacing Google's annoying ReCaptcha test?

Stoke's Coates fined for ref remarks

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:48
Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is fined £5,000 for accusing referees of "bias towards other teams".

Man guilty of brutal robbery murder

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:39
A man is convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her 37 times during a robbery at her home in Glasgow.

Caption Challenge: Goosing around

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:28
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Day in pictures: 4 December 2014

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:27
24 hours of news images: 4 December

State pension rise of 2.5% confirmed

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:26
The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% in April - the equivalent of £2.85 more a week for a single person, the government has confirmed.

VIDEO: Putin: We are facing hard times

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:24
President Putin uses his state of the nation address to warn of hard times and accuse Western governments of trying to create a new iron curtain.

Climate plans for poorest 'on ice'

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:21
Why projects to help tackle climate change may be dropped

Lebanon 'has IS leader's daughter'

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:18
Lebanon says DNA tests confirm it is holding the young daughter of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with one of his ex-wives.

Apple 'wiped' rival music from iPods

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:17
A trial looking into whether Apple abused its dominant position in the digital music business hears how it dealt with music from rival stores.

Animals' 3D brain compass found

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:16
Bats have a "neural compass" that allows them to keep track of exactly where and which way up they are, scientists say.

VIDEO: James Bond photo-bombs BBC reporter

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:10
James Bond actor Daniel Craig photo-bombed BBC Entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba at a launch event for the 24th film in the series.

Tory MP Mark Pritchard arrested

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:09
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an incident in central London.

UK interest rates stay on hold again

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:01
UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.

VIDEO: Spectre: New Bond title revealed

Thu, 2014-12-04 03:00
The title of the 24th James Bond film has been announced at a ceremony at London's Pinewood Studios.

Will black Americans finally get a fair deal?

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:56
Recent events in Ferguson have highlighted unfairness in US society and the pressing need for reform, says Clive Myrie.

India 'hate speech' MP keeps job

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:49
India's prime minister refuses to sack junior minister Niranjan Jyoti, who used an abusive term to refer to non-Hindus at a political rally.

US hostage 'appears in Yemen video'

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:48
Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.

AUDIO: Osborne attacks BBC cuts coverage

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:47
George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as "totally hyperbolic" in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.