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VIDEO: Meet the swordsmith of Baltimore

Mon, 2014-01-06 06:16
Meet the swordsmith of Baltimore

Somali soldier executed over murder

Mon, 2014-01-06 06:14
A firing squad executes a soldier in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, after a military court convicts him of murdering a school pupil last year.

Savile victims seek single inquiry

Mon, 2014-01-06 06:10
People abused by Jimmy Savile are calling for a single inquiry into how the former presenter evaded justice, but the NSPCC says it is not in favour.

Fun fair roundabout ride stolen

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:59
An 18ft trailer containing a children's roundabout fun fair ride is stolen from near a service station in Fife.

VIDEO: Should UKIP be in TV election debates?

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:47
UKIP's rising poll rating means some think the party should be involved in any televised leaders' debates leading up to the 2015 general election.

VIDEO: Driver filmed with hands behind head

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:44
A motorist caught driving in North Yorkshire with both his hands behind his head is found guilty of dangerous driving.

AUDIO: What became of ex-Woolworths stores?

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:41
Five years on, what has become of all Woolworth's former stores? Retail analyst Graham Soult has been finding out.

Whose fault is M&S's stagnation?

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:39
Whose fault is M&S's stagnation?

Supervolcano eruption mystery solved

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:28
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their efforts to understand what causes so-called supervolcanoes to erupt.

Afghan girl with suicide vest held

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:28
An Afghan girl as young as eight has been detained wearing a suicide vest in southern Afghanistan, officials say.

12 Years actress up for Bafta award

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:27
Lupita Nyong'o, who played a cotton picker in 12 Years A Slave, is among the nominees for the Bafta Rising Star Award, along with Dane DeHaan, Will Poulter, Lea Seydoux and George McKay.

Rodman in North Korea for match

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:17
Retired US basketball player Dennis Rodman takes a team to North Korea for a match marking leader Kim Jong-un's birthday.

Ofcom clears Lee Rigby news coverage

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:16
TV and radio coverage of the killing of Fusilier Lee Rigby in Woolwich did not breach guidelines, despite more than 600 complaints, rules Ofcom.

A cautionary tale of dogs, imposters and North Korea

Mon, 2014-01-06 05:14
The unreliable Chinese origins of a sensational North Korean story

Congestion charge may rise by 15%

Mon, 2014-01-06 04:54
The price of London's Congestion Charge could rise by 15% under new proposals by Transport for London.

Bangladesh ruling party 'wins poll'

Mon, 2014-01-06 04:50
Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has won a violent general election whose outcome was never in doubt, after a boycott by the main opposition party.

Lawyers stage legal aid cuts action

Mon, 2014-01-06 04:46
Criminal case lawyers are not attending courts in a number of cities in England and Wales, in protest at planned legal aid cuts.

Scottish Power confirms price cuts

Mon, 2014-01-06 04:44
Scottish Power has become the fourth energy supplier to announce a cut in tariffs, following changes announced by the government.

Super Puma 'fell like a torpedo'

Mon, 2014-01-06 04:31
A seaman who saw a Super Puma helicopter crash "like a torpedo", killing 16 men, tells an inquiry the rotor blades came down several seconds after the fuselage.

'Nine killed' in Pakistan explosion

Mon, 2014-01-06 04:26
At least nine people, including three children are killed in a blast at a house in Pakistan's north-western Khyber tribal area, reports say.

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