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HK consults on political reform

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:29
Hong Kong's government will begin a second round of consultation on how the territory's leader is elected, after two months of pro-democracy protests.

VIDEO: 'Great escaper' D-Day veteran dies at 90

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:26
A World War Two veteran who disappeared from his nursing home to attend D-Day commemorations in France dies.

VIDEO: Officer accidentally shoots himself

Tue, 2015-01-06 14:16
The moment an off-duty police officer accidentally shot himself has been captured on camera.

Obama threatens Keystone XL veto

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:57
President Barack Obama will veto a bill approving the controversial Keystone XL pipeline if it passes Congress, the White House has said.

US pledges Mexico drugs support

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:56
President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.

Auschwitz tweet councillor suspended

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:40
A Labour councillor is suspended for sharing a parody of a Conservative election poster, doctored to include an image of a Nazi death camp.

Cargo ship refloating 'delayed'

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:30
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent will not be refloated on Wednesday as more water has been discovered in the vessel, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.

Labour seeks summit to find A&E 'fix'

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:30
Labour calls on the government to hold an urgent summit on how to alleviate pressure on A&E services in English hospitals.

Everton 1-1 West Ham United

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:20
Romelu Lukaku fires in a late equaliser as Everton grab a dramatic FA Cup third-round draw against West Ham.

'Alien Earth' among eight new planets

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:12
Among eight new planets they have spied in distant solar systems, astronomers say one in particular has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world".

Cuba 'frees US-listed prisoners'

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:11
The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners on a US list, the state department says, amid a thaw in US-Cuban relations.

Hackett criticises top referees

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:06
Ex-referees chief Keith Hackett criticises recent decisions and calls for five officials and Mike Riley to stand down.

Germany 'must do more' to aid growth

Tue, 2015-01-06 13:02
Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.

VIDEO: Squatters set up soup kitchen

Tue, 2015-01-06 12:56
Squatters in central London have set up a 24-hour soup kitchen in Trafalgar Square.

SNP suspends report-burning members

Tue, 2015-01-06 12:24
Four SNP councillors filmed setting fire to a copy of the Smith Commission report are suspended from their party for two months.

Teacher banned over boy sex claims

Tue, 2015-01-06 12:23
A teacher accused of performing sex acts with a 14-year-old boy is banned from the profession for life.

VIDEO: Why are Germans protesting? - 15 secs

Tue, 2015-01-06 12:10
Politicians and celebrities denounce "anti-Islamisation" ralllies in Germany.

Osborne warns over low oil prices

Tue, 2015-01-06 12:06
Chancellor George Osborne says the benefit of falling oil prices should be passed on to consumers in lower pump prices and energy bills.

VIDEO: Fighting fires in Australia's Blue Mountains

Tue, 2015-01-06 11:59
As deputy brigade chief and president of the South Katoomba Rural Fire Service, Susie McGregor is one of Australia's most senior female firefighters.

Trusts cancel non-emergency ops

Tue, 2015-01-06 11:42
Belfast Health Trust cancels all non-urgent elective surgery up to and including 10 January, while other trusts cancel some of theirs, due to pressures on emergency departments.

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