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Driver in Amtrak crash urged safety

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:53
The driver of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night had called himself a safety advocate.

Plan to improve GP out-of-hours

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:52
Health bosses in north Wales publish an action plan in a bid to improve a GP out-of-hours service following a critical report.

Wiggins set to race cars on the A63

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:44
Sir Bradley Wiggins has won the Tour de France and Olympic gold, so why is he tackling cars on the A63 near for £50?

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:41
What's the world's favourite colour?

VIDEO: Woolly wonderland in the woods

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:36
A host of woolly flora and fauna has taken up residence and transformed a Cumbrian woodland.

Blizzard tackles Warcraft 'cheats'

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:23
Thousands of World of Warcraft accounts have been shut down by Blizzard as it moves to stop people using 'bots' to play the game

Russian economy shrinks as woes mount

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:13
Low oil prices and weak spending force the Russian economy to shrink in the first quarter.

Former MEP guilty of expenses fraud

Fri, 2015-05-15 08:04
A former MEP is convicted of claiming almost £500,000 in false European Parliament expenses.

Bacterial infection at shipyard

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:56
A bacterial infection that can cause potentially deadly illnesses has broken out at Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, the Public Health Agency says.

Luxembourg PM marries gay partner

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:53
Luxembourg's PM Xavier Bettel becomes the first serving EU leader - and second leader in the world - to marry a same-sex partner.

Libyan cadets guilty of raping man

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:45
Two Libyan cadets are found guilty of raping a man in Cambridge while they were training at Bassingbourn Barracks.

Is the US president really an elected monarch?

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:30
Is the US president really an elected monarch?

Weekend Edition: The best of the week's reads

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:29
The best reads of the week you may have missed

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:29
The week's big numbers, visualised

Blatter confirms FBI probe

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:26
Fifa chief Sepp Blatter acknowledges an FBI investigation into alleged football corruption, but says he will visit the US.

Allen TV show 'a catastrophic mistake'

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:24
Woody Allen says the new TV series he is creating for Amazon "could be a cosmic embarrassment".

Hull suspend midfielder Livermore

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:19
Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is suspended by the club but no official reason is given for the sanction.

Tuilagi admits police officer assault

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:16
England rugby player Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after admitting assaulting a police officer, head coach Stuart Lancaster says.

DNA evidence led at 'Gerbil' trial

Fri, 2015-05-15 07:09
A DNA profile matching the man accused of murdering Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll was found on a carrier bag in which a gun was discovered, a court hears.

Why test women's virginity for the army?

Fri, 2015-05-15 06:59
Indonesia is being urged to stop so-called virginity tests for female military recruits, but why are they doing them and who else does?