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Delayed US execution goes ahead

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:14
The US state of Oklahoma executes the first death row inmate since a botched lethal injection last year drew intense criticism.

VIDEO: The mystery of the missing space probe

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:12
The UK Space Agency is to provide an update on the Beagle 2 space probe, which went missing on Christmas Day in 2003 and has not been heard of since.

Picture power: A sea of flashes

Thu, 2015-01-15 23:11
Helen Mirren at the Golden Globe Awards

VIDEO: 'My stormtrooper suit saved my life'

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:44
An Australian man dressed in a Star Wars costume says that his armour saved him from a venomous snake bite.

BP spill ruled smaller than feared

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:28
BP faces a fine of up to $13.7bn (£9bn) after a US judge ruled that the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than initially feared.

'Ten questioned' over Paris attacks

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:28
Ten suspects are questioned overnight in France about alleged support for gunmen behind last week's attacks in Paris that killed 17, reports say.

Watson beats Riske to reach final

Thu, 2015-01-15 22:05
British number one Heather Watson overcomes six rain delays to beat Alison Riske and reach the Hobart International final.

VIDEO: US and UK to stage 'cyber war' games

Thu, 2015-01-15 21:57
The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against online criminals.

VIDEO: Pietersen's map of the world tattoo

Thu, 2015-01-15 21:57
Kevin Pietersen has been showing off his new tattoo, marking everywhere the batsman has scored an international century

Cancer ops cancelled in A&E pressure

Thu, 2015-01-15 21:45
Cancer operations have been cancelled and patients have waited for hours in ambulances due to "sustained" winter pressures in hospitals in Wales, a leading consultant warns.

Woman tests 'negative' for Ebola

Thu, 2015-01-15 21:25
A woman admitted to an Edinburgh hospital after returning from west Africa has tested negative for Ebola.

More Christmas drink-drivers caught

Thu, 2015-01-15 21:19
The number of people in Northern Ireland caught drink-driving during the police's Christmas crackdown shows a slight increase on last year.

Billionaire pays to aid MLAs' skills

Thu, 2015-01-15 21:17
The Northern Ireland Assembly is given £600,000 by a US billionaire philanthropist to help MLAs improve their political skills.

VIDEO: Cuban cigars allowed in the US

Thu, 2015-01-15 20:44
Americans will be able to bring home small numbers of Cuban cigars after a ban of more than 50 years

China investigating spy chief Ma Jian

Thu, 2015-01-15 20:37
China confirms it is investigating a powerful intelligence chief, Ma Jian, for corruption, as President Xi Jinping's crackdown continues.

Belgium on alert after deadly raid

Thu, 2015-01-15 20:16
Belgium is on its second-highest alert - a day after two suspected jihadists were killed in a major anti-terror raid in the east of the country.

VIDEO: US-Cuba: 'Historic moment for Cuba'

Thu, 2015-01-15 19:34
The United States government has announced that new measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba will come into effect on Friday.

Man charged over supermarket attack

Thu, 2015-01-15 19:08
A 25-year-old man is charged with attempted murder over an attack at a Tesco supermarket in Mold, Flintshire.

VIDEO: El Capitan: 'Find your own Dawn Wall'

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:42
Kevin Jorgeson, and Tommy Caldwell are amazed at the attention they have received.

Why has xenophobia risen in Germany?

Thu, 2015-01-15 18:19
Concerns over immigration and Islamisation appear to be fuelling a surge in support for the far right in Germany, says Sebastian Borger.