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Brazil: Gangs set four buses alight

Sat, 2014-01-04 16:58
Brazilian gangs acting on orders from inmates at a notorious jail have set fire to four buses in the north-eastern city of Sao Luis, officials say.

Better school food standards urged

Sat, 2014-01-04 16:41
School kitchens in Scotland have been ordered to improve food hygiene standards 83 times in the past five years, according to figures.

Nicaragua canal construction delayed

Sat, 2014-01-04 16:21
The head of the Nicaragua canal project, linking the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, says construction will not begin this year as planned.

VIDEO: Tackling growing cash machine crime

Sat, 2014-01-04 16:14
Almost eight million people use a cash machine every day in Britain but who is watching the thieves trying to access our bank accounts using 'skimming'?

VIDEO: Lebanon's al-Qaeda chief Majid dies

Sat, 2014-01-04 16:02
Al-Qaeda's commander in Lebanon, Majid al-Majid, has died in custody in a Beirut hospital, Lebanon's army says.

Putin relaxes ban on Sochi protests

Sat, 2014-01-04 15:57
The Russian authorities relax a ban on protest rallies at the Sochi Winter Olympics but set strict conditions for demonstrations.

VIDEO: US braced for more snow storms

Sat, 2014-01-04 14:59
Parts of Canada and the north-eastern United States are bracing themselves for more heavy snow and freezing temperatures as forecasters warn the winter storm is likely to continue throughout the weekend.

VIDEO: Singer Phil Everly dies aged 74

Sat, 2014-01-04 14:55
Phil Everly, one half of the rock and country duo the Everly Brothers, has died in California at the age of 74, of complications from lung disease.

VIDEO: Teen missing after photographing storm

Sat, 2014-01-04 14:50
People are being warned to brace themselves for floods on England's coasts and rivers.

Iraq government 'loses Fallujah'

Sat, 2014-01-04 13:20
Iraqi troops have reportedly lost control of the strategic city of Fallujah after intense fighting with al-Qaeda militants and local Sunni tribesmen.

Wenger defends Walcott after gesture

Sat, 2014-01-04 13:01
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger defends Theo Walcott after the striker made a gesture to Tottenham fans in their FA Cup tie.

Al-Qaeda under attack in north Syria

Sat, 2014-01-04 12:34
An al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria issues an ultimatum to rival rebel groups fighting it, threatening to leave the city of Aleppo to government forces.

VIDEO: Slopestyle: Team GB's 'high hopes'

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:59
Slopestyle is one of the new events being introduced into the winter Olympics in Russia that are due to start in February 2014.

Briton shot dead in Libya named

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:54
A British man who was shot dead in Libya is named by the UK Foreign Office as energy worker Mark De Salis, who had been working in Tripoli for six years.

Lakeside power cut affects Waites

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:48
Defending champion Scott Waites says a power cut affected his preparations in his BDO World Championship loss.

Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:47
Tottenham suffer a first defeat under Tim Sherwood as goals from Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky see Arsenal progress.

Lambert defends stance on FA Cup

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:31
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says his comments questioning the importance of the FA Cup were taken out of context.

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Manchester City

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:27
Manchester City are held to a draw in an absorbing FA Cup third-round tie at Championship side Blackburn.

Two men wanted over club shooting

Sat, 2014-01-04 11:06
Two men are being hunted by police in connection with the shooting dead of a man in a nightclub in London's West End on Boxing Day.

Two killed in two-vehicle crash

Sat, 2014-01-04 10:53
Two people are killed in a two-vehicle crash on the A82 north of Fort William in the Highlands.

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