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O'Brien daughter to make Oaks history

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:09
Ana O'Brien, the daughter of trainer Aidan, will become the first female jockey to ride in the Irish Oaks on Saturday.

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart backs assisted dying

Fri, 2014-07-18 06:02
Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has joined campaigners on a march in support of assisted dying, as the House of Lords debate a new attempt to change the law.

Caption Challenge: Creature cosmetics

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:58
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

What drove Hamas to take on Israel?

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:42
Why Hamas decided to take on Israel with rockets

Hamilton top in sweltering practice

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:39
Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the German Grand Prix, but Red Bull edge closer to Mercedes.

'Islamist ethos agenda in schools'

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:21
A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.

Mistress filmed cocaine detective

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:17
A police detective is fined after being filmed by his mistress using the class-A drug cocaine.

What makes a spin bowler great?

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:13
Cricket expert Simon Hughes examines the secrets of spin bowling in the first of a series of analytical pieces for BBC Sport.

Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:05
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, raising questions about the airline's future.

VIDEO: The evolution of Bjork's instruments

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:03
Bjork's musical director Matt Robertson explains how they developed the instruments for her Biophilia tour.

VIDEO: The appeal of 'real life' simulators

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:03
From driving a truck across Europe to ploughing a field, why are people playing "real life" simulators?

Ethiopia bloggers on terror charges

Fri, 2014-07-18 05:00
Human rights groups criticise an Ethiopian court's decision to charge with terrorism nine journalists and bloggers in detention since April.

UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:56
Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, warns the United Nations human rights watchdog.

Babysitter jailed for raping boy, 3

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:52
A 66-year-old man is jailed for a minimum of five years for raping a three-year-old boy he was babysitting.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has first child

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:49
The 2012 Olympics heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill gives birth to a boy.

Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:48
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi wins his appeal against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

Jury goes out in baby murder case

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:43
A jury is considering its verdict in the case of a man accused of murdering a six-week-old boy who suffered brain damage.

Day in pictures: 18 July 2014

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:35
24 hours of news photos: 18 July

New information in On the Runs cases

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:35
'Fresh information' has been discovered in a number of cases involving more than 200 republican On the Runs suspects, the PSNI says.

Which conflict zones do planes fly over?

Fri, 2014-07-18 04:14
How often do planes fly over conflict zones?

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