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Twin guilty of murdering brother

3 hours 23 min ago
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.

UKIP's alliance in Europe rescued

3 hours 47 min ago
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.

Sweden steps up 'mystery sub' hunt

3 hours 54 min ago
Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.

VIDEO: Why US man joined Kurdish fighters

4 hours 5 sec ago
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.

FM meets abuse cover-up claim woman

4 hours 31 min ago
A west Belfast woman who claims republicans were involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse holds talks with First Minister Peter Robinson.

Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month'

4 hours 32 min ago
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.

Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

4 hours 34 min ago
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.

VIDEO: 'Nobody decides when they can die'

4 hours 38 min ago
Actress Lynda Bellingham spoke to BBC Breakfast in October 2014 about her decision to give up chemotherapy treatment

Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

4 hours 40 min ago
Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.

Man defrauded grandfather of £20,000

4 hours 41 min ago
A man who defrauded his grandfather of £20,000 after he persuaded him to let him manage his accounts is jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Man jailed for anti-Semitic MP tweet

5 hours 7 min ago
A man is jailed for four weeks for sending an anti-Semitic tweet to Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.

Double decker bus crash injures 45

5 hours 14 min ago
A man is arrested after 45 people are injured in a collision involving a double decker bus and a car in Hertfordshire.

Nigeria declared free of Ebola

5 hours 33 min ago
The World Health Organization declares Nigeria officially free of Ebola - hailing it a "spectacular success story" - after six weeks with no new cases.

Reggae singer John Holt dies at 67

5 hours 37 min ago
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 67.

DJ Mike Read defends UKIP Calypso

5 hours 38 min ago
Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.

AUDIO: Nursing morale at 'heartbreaking' low

5 hours 39 min ago
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession

Child poverty targets 'won't be hit'

5 hours 47 min ago
The UK risks being "permanently divided" between rich and poor unless more is done to boost social mobility, says Alan Milburn, the government's anti-poverty tsar.

BBC Radio 1 broke swearing rules

5 hours 53 min ago
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.

Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM

6 hours 4 min ago
David Cameron is to set out further plans to curb the rights of EU migrants to work in the UK by Christmas, insisting the British people and not Brussels officials are his "boss".

Sri Lanka calls early elections

6 hours 6 min ago
Sri Lanka will hold early presidential elections in January, a government minister says, with President Mahinda Rajapaksa expected to seek a third term.

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