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Court backs Monaco love child story

Thu, 2014-06-12 07:08
The European Court of Human Rights defends Paris-Match magazine for revealing that Monaco's Prince Albert II had a love child in 2005.

Great Barrier Reef 'improving'

Thu, 2014-06-12 07:07
Pollution at the Great Barrier Reef is falling, Australian ministers say, as they seek to convince the UN's cultural agency not to downgrade the site.

VIDEO: Mother calls for drugs legalisation

Thu, 2014-06-12 07:02
The mother of a 15-year-old daughter who died after taking ecstasy has called for drugs to be legalised and regulated.

Fourth woman hanged in Indian state

Thu, 2014-06-12 07:00
A teenager is found hanging from a tree in a village in northern India, the fourth woman to die in such a way in recent weeks in Uttar Pradesh state.

Platini withdraws Blatter support

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:58
Uefa president Michel Platini will no longer support his Fifa counterpart Sepp Blatter at next year's election.

Firefighters staging 24-hour strike

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:48
Firefighters in England and Wales are taking part in a 24-hour walk-out, the longest strike so far in the continuing row over their pensions.

Third man dies after M4 van crash

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:43
A third man dies days after a crash on the M4 in Wiltshire.

'Brain dead' US teen to get diploma

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:39
A California teenager declared brain dead after a routine operation went wrong will receive an honourary diploma from her school, her family says.

Fully secret terror trial blocked

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:22
An unprecedented attempt to hold the first ever completely secret criminal trial in the UK is blocked by the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Can Australian slang survive?

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:21
A new generation of Australians is coining fewer slang expressions and borrowing more from abroad, but author Kathy Lette says the vernacular will survive.

Tate gallery gifted Cy Twombly works

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:16
Tate is gifted works, thought to be valued in the region of £50m, by the late American artist Cy Twombly.

Super-size schools in population surge

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:14
There are more super-size primary schools and over-sized infant classes as the school population rises

Medal hope Stanford out of Games

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:12
Triathlon world champion Non Stanford is "devastated" as an ankle injury rules her out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Ban teams for racism - Fifa official

Thu, 2014-06-12 06:10
Teams should be kicked out of the World Cup if fans or players commit racist offences, says Fifa's anti-discrimination chief.

VIDEO: MP told: Stand up, Say sorry

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:36
Deputy Speaker Dawn Primarolo orders Labour MP Ian Austin to apologise for referring to a Conservative MP as an "idiot".

UK rules out military action in Iraq

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:23
Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK will not be getting involved militarily in Iraq, despite Islamist insurgents making big advances.

Jolie: Time for action on war rape

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:22
Governments will be held to account over ending sexual violence in war zones, Angelina Jolie tells the BBC during a global conference in London.

Frog's tongue lifts own body weight

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:01
Zoologists measure the pulling force of a frog's tongue, revealing it can be up to three times the animal's weight and works similar to sticky tape.

Party balcony death teenagers named

Thu, 2014-06-12 05:00
Two teenagers killed in a fall from a sixth-floor balcony at a party in south-east London are named by police.

What I would tell Angelina

Thu, 2014-06-12 04:56
Four raped women on what they want out of summit

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