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Plane crash lands on Bronx highway

Sat, 2014-01-04 21:40
A single-engine plane makes an emergency landing on a US interstate highway in the Bronx borough of New York, after engine failure.

Workers die in Goa building collapse

Sat, 2014-01-04 21:26
A building under construction collapses in the western Indian state of Goa, killing at least 14 people, with dozens feared trapped.

US ice-breaker to rescue stuck ships

Sat, 2014-01-04 21:13
A US ice-breaker, the Polar Star, is to help two ships stuck in thick ice in Antarctica, after requests from China and Australia.

VIDEO: Plane removed from Bronx highway

Sat, 2014-01-04 20:58
A small plane has made an emergency landing on a US interstate highway in the New York borough of The Bronx.

WW1 row and 'devil cast out' in news

Sat, 2014-01-04 20:39
Labour attacks the education secretary over comments he made about World War One, and the Archbishop of Canterbury rewrites the christening service.

VIDEO: Artists create fantasy world from ice

Sat, 2014-01-04 18:04
The annual Harbin International Ice Festival has begun in China with more than 7,000 people working to help the artists shape their creations.

VIDEO: Sunni fighters seize Iraqi city

Sat, 2014-01-04 18:01
The Iraq government has lost control of the city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad, to al-Qaeda-linked militants.

VIDEO: Putin tests out Olympic ice rink

Sat, 2014-01-04 17:53
Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited Sochi ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics - and taken part in an ice hockey match.

Colman relishes spurned wife role

Sat, 2014-01-04 17:41
Olivia Colman on playing spurned wife in BBC drama The 7.39

Exporting Gran to care homes abroad

Sat, 2014-01-04 17:22
Is it wrong to send elderly relatives to care homes abroad?

The escorts who want to rebrand male prostitution

Sat, 2014-01-04 17:20
Most people think of male prostitution as dangerous, exploitative work. But some are attempting to reinvent it.

Been and gone: Hat-maker to the royals and the artist behind Korky the Cat

Sat, 2014-01-04 17:18
Hatmaker to the royals and Korky the Cat's artist

The three-month flight along the Nile

Sat, 2014-01-04 17:14
The mechanic behind a 1914 flight along the Nile

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.

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