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Villagers mourn killed Kachin women

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:56
Several thousand people gather in northern Myanmar for the funerals of two teachers who activists allege were raped and killed by soldiers.

Decision due on police tax rise

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:54
Householders could see a 3.99% increase in the portion of council tax paid to Gwent Police in 2015/16.

Fall in diabetes-related deaths

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:51
Deaths from diabetes-related conditions in Wales have fallen by more than a quarter in four years, a report for the Welsh government finds.

Murray coasts through to last 16

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:47
Andy Murray sees off Portugal's Joao Sousa in straight sets to earn a last-16 clash with Grigor Dimitrov at the Australian Open.

VIDEO: Is this the world's oldest pupil?

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:44
Ninety-year-old Kenyan student Priscilla Sitienei says she wants to inspire children, especially girls, to get an education.

Ebola vaccine 'shipped to Liberia'

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:28
The first batch of a vaccine against Ebola is on its way to Liberia and trials are expected to start soon.

Pedestrian killed in A96 accident

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:22
A pedestrian has been killed on the A96 in Aberdeenshire after being hit by a vehicle in the early hours.

NI incomes 'down by £375 a year'

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:14
Average household incomes in Northern Ireland have been reduced by £375 a year due to tax and benefit changes, research has suggested

New report says G8 summit cost £92m

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:12
The bill for hosting the G8 in Fermanagh has been revised upwards to £92m, according to a new report.

'Villa's attack an embarrassment'

Thu, 2015-01-22 21:04
Robbie Savage on Aston Villa's problems as Paul Lambert's side prepare to host Bournemouth in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Leveson plan to 'streamline' courts

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:49
A senior judge sets out plans to "streamline" the "inefficient, time consuming and... very expensive" justice system in England and Wales.

Chastain: Hollywood's diversity problem

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:25
Jessica Chastain on the issue of diversity in the movies

Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:22
Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).

The lost sons

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:00
The story of two murdered boys - one Israeli, one Palestinian

How Winston Churchill achieved greatness despite his flaws

Thu, 2015-01-22 19:54
John Simpson on how a flawed leader achieved greatness

Quiz of the week's news

Thu, 2015-01-22 19:46
Who was keeping Pharrell company in Davos?

Charities aim to get learning-disabled children playing

Thu, 2015-01-22 19:14
'Finding fun for my kids is a full-time job'

Dimitrov & Bouchard into last 16

Thu, 2015-01-22 19:00
Tenth seed Grigor Dimitrov outlasts former finalist Marcos Baghdatis over five sets to reach the last 16 at the Australian Open.

No 'taint' over first female bishop

Thu, 2015-01-22 18:35
The Archbishop of York says his decision not to "lay hands" on a new male bishop a week after consecrating a female bishop is not a "political" one.

South Korea growth hits six year low

Thu, 2015-01-22 18:34
Growth in South Korea - Asia's fourth largest economy - fell to a six year low in the fourth quarter of last year, latest figures show.

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