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Day in pictures: 21 May 2014

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:34
News photos from past 24 hours: 21 May

Bombs, batting and brotherhood

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:34
Sri Lanka greats Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene on surviving bomb attacks, their close friendship and combating corruption.

Man held over 'hit-and-run' death

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:25
A teenager is arrested in connection with a suspected hit-and-run death in North Lanarkshire.

Move to halt fraud trial overturned

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:21
The Court of Appeal overturns a decision to halt a major UK fraud trial because of a lack of legal aid barristers.

Police dismiss 'plebgate' officer

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:16
A fourth police officer is dismissed for gross misconduct following an investigation into her role in the "plebgate" affair.

NHS 'Masterchef' contest launched

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:07
The Scottish government launches a competition aimed at improving standards of catering in the health service.

Former Leeds MD arrested in Dubai

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 04:03
Ex-Leeds United managing director David Haigh is arrested in Dubai over allegations of financial irregularities at the club.

Web firm buys nuclear fallout bunker

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:59
A bunker built to house Scottish Office staff in the event of a nuclear attack is bought by a technology firm.

Operation Cotton: Court of Appeal ruling explained

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:48
What does the legal aid trial ruling mean?

Coral Jones backs child rescue alert

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:42
A Child Rescue Alert scheme is being backed by the mother of murdered schoolgirl April Jones.

New India PM reaches out to Pakistan

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:34
India invites Pakistan's leader Nawaz Sharif to Narendra Modi's inauguration as prime minister, but it is not clear if he will attend.

What can and can't royals say?

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:30
The key unwritten rule is to avoid party politics.

Pakistan strikes 'kill 60 militants'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:25
Pakistan says it has killed 60 militants in North Waziristan in the deadliest air strikes in months, throwing talks with the Taliban into doubt.

VIDEO: May condemns police failings

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:12
Home Secretary Theresa May has urged the police to "show the public you get it", following a number of high profile scandals involving officers.

VIDEO: 'I never insulted Merkel'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:00
Former Italian prime minster Silvio Berlusconi denies ever using derogatory language to describe German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

VIDEO: China and Russia in huge gas deal

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 03:00
China and Russia have agreed a huge gas supply contract in Shanghai after a decade of talks.

Saint or sinner? Cortese fights back

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 02:55
Italian Nicola Cortese says he proved the doubters wrong during his five-year reign as chairman of Southampton.

Toure fuels talk of Man City exit

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 02:50
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he does not know which club he will be playing for next season.

FBI 'could hire hackers on cannabis'

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 02:41
The FBI's director says the agency is considering hiring cannabis-smoking hackers despite a ban on the drug's use, according to reports.

Italian navy rescues child migrants

BBC - Wed, 2014-05-21 02:38
The Italian navy rescues nearly 1,000 illegal migrants from the seas off southern Italy inside two days, with 170 minors among them.
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