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VIDEO: Gas blast: 'I thought it was a dream'

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:17
A man whose house was destroyed by a gas explosion while he and his family were inside said he "thought it was a dream at first".

Happier days in the Karimov family album

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:13
In old photos from his family album, Uzbek president Islam Karimov looks more cuddly than those who regard him as a brutal tyrant could ever imagine.

McLaren wait to name driver line-up

Tue, 2014-11-18 11:06
McLaren will wait until December before announcing whether Button or Magnussen will partner Fernando Alonso in 2015.

McIlroy reflects on stellar 2014

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:58
BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter explains how Rory McIlroy has enjoyed his best season in golf, despite battling off-course issues.

Juncker faces no confidence vote

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:51
A motion of no confidence in Jean-Claude Juncker's European Commission will be put to a vote next week at the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Senate to vote on Keystone pipeline

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:41
The US Senate is set to vote on a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, just days after the House of Representatives passed the legislation.

'Pleb' Geldof defends friend Mitchell

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:38
Bob Geldof describes himself as a "pleb" as he defends his friend, the ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell, in the so-called plebgate libel trial.

Brain surgery book up for Costa prize

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:36
A memoir about brain surgery is among 20 books shortlisted for this year's Cost Book Awards.

VIDEO: What's wrong with Japan's economy?

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:33
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls elections only two years after taking office due to the country's failing economy.

Deaf school served improvement order

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:29
The national school for deaf children, Donaldson's in Linlithgow, is ordered to make improvements following an unannounced inspection.

Farc defends general's abduction

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:13
Colombia's Farc rebels issue a statement defending the kidnap of an army general and his two companions during peace negotiations.

Mother's 'bring my baby home' plea

Tue, 2014-11-18 10:03
A mother whose husband was jailed for kidnapping their daughter begs for help "bringing my baby back".

Dad talks of gas blast 'miracle'

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:58
A father says it was a miracle he and his four-year-old daughter survived a gas explosion that destroyed their home.

Wales dual deals for Dragons trio

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:48
Three Newport Gwent Dragons players have been offered dual contracts by Wales says the region's director of rugby Lyn Jones.

VIDEO: 'Please help bring my baby back'

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:38
A mother whose baby daughter was kidnapped by her estranged husband and taken to Libya has made an emotional appeal for her return.

Ivorian troops ordered to end protest

Tue, 2014-11-18 09:37
Ivory Coast's defence minister Paul Koffi Koffi orders soldiers to return to barracks after they stage protests in at least two cities to demand unpaid allowances.

BBFC changes Paddington 'sex' advice

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:58
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) changes its guidance about "mild sex references" in the new Paddington film after a request from the film's distributor.

Whales to be herded away from coast

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:55
A pod of pilot whales is spotted off the Essex coast, as efforts are made to herd the animals out to sea.

Couple's hotel 'fine' for bad review

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:53
A couple are "fined" £100 for writing a bad review of a Blackpool hotel on Trip Advisor.

VIDEO: Prince supports educational Ebola video

Tue, 2014-11-18 08:31
Prince William has said he is watching with "great concern" the Ebola situation in West Africa and has expressed support for an educational video about Ebola.