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Deadly blast at Iran war film shoot

Wed, 2014-01-08 06:02
At least five people are killed and several seriously hurt in Iran after live explosives detonate at a film set outside the capital, Tehran.

Serial sex attacker jailed for life

Wed, 2014-01-08 06:01
A man who attacked three women - including one who was pregnant - with the intention of raping them in a "campaign of terror" is jailed for life.

N America temperature records tumble

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:59
Weather records tumble across North America, with freezing temperatures even hitting the usually balmy US south.

'Slave' home has windows smashed

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:53
The windows of the home of a family who were jailed for treating a man with learning difficulties as their slave are smashed.

Nazi murder case dropped in Germany

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:44
A judge in Germany shelves the murder trial of Dutch-born ex-Nazi officer Siert Bruins, ruling he is free to leave court because of uncertainty surrounding the case.

VIDEO: PM tribute to work of Alan Turing

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:43
David Cameron said the work by codebreaker Alan Turing and others did at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was "absolutely vital" in winning World War 2.

Kegworth air disaster memorial held

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:29
Flowers are laid at a memorial site to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Kegworth air disaster, which killed 47 people.

Nigeria mosque worshippers killed

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:22
Gunmen have attacked a mosque in the northern Nigerian state of Kano, killing three worshippers and wounding 12 others, police say.

VIDEO: #BBCtrending: White proverbs

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:18
Is the hashtag #WhiteProverbs racist?

VIDEO: 'No estimate' on Schumacher speed

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:17
Investigators examining footage from Michael Schumacher's helmet camera say they will not put a figure on the speed he was travelling at at the time of his skiing crash.

Labour MP Paul Goggins dies, aged 60

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:11
Paul Goggins, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, has died aged 60, just over a week after collapsing while out running.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:09
David Cameron suggests energy firms were under-staffed during weather crisis.

'Iron fist' for beauty queen killers

Wed, 2014-01-08 05:00
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says the killers of beauty queen and actress Monica Spears will face the full weight of the law for her shooting.

'Golden age' of antibiotics 'set to end'

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:57
Growing threat of antibiotic resistant organisms once again in spotlight

Benefits Street prompts complaints

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:55
A new Channel 4 documentary series about residents of a deprived street in Birmingham prompts hundreds of complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom.

VIDEO: House pays tribute to Paul Goggins

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:51
The prime minister and Labour leader pay tribute to Paul Goggins MP who has died.

Day in pictures: 8 January 2014

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:50
24 hours of news photos: 8 January

FA to study Moyes's referee comments

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:48
The FA is to look into comments made by Manchester United manager David Moyes about officials during Tuesday's League Cup tie.

Many child sex attackers not jailed

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:36
About 50% of criminals convicted of sex offences, violence and burglaries in England and Wales in 2012 were not sent to prison, new figures reveal.

Ainslie wants F1 designer for sailing bid

Wed, 2014-01-08 04:21
Sir Ben Ainslie wants Formula 1 designer Adrian Newey to be involved in his attempt to win the America's Cup.

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