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VIDEO: Horse dances to Shakira

5 hours 18 min ago
Watch as Michael Eilberg and Half Moon Delphi impress the crowd at the World Equestrian Games with a freestyle dressage routine sound tracked by Shakira.

Man dies following Enniskillen crash

5 hours 27 min ago
A 23-year-old man has died in hospital after he was involved in a car crash in Enniskillen in the early hours of Saturday morning.

VIDEO: Cyclist attempts race in Himalayas

5 hours 43 min ago
A cyclist hopes to become the first British man to complete a gruelling mountain bike race over the Himalayas.

Swimming champ meets 'biggest' fan

5 hours 54 min ago
A five-year-old boy who wrote a fan letter to Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch gets to race his hero in the pool - and beats him.

Poland blocks Russian minister's jet

6 hours 1 min ago
Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.

River Kwai film bridge to be rebuilt

6 hours 8 min ago
Sri Lanka is to rebuild the replica bridge destroyed in an iconic scene from the film Bridge on the River Kwai, as part of a tourism drive.

UK's terror threat level raised

6 hours 22 min ago
The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

VIDEO: The Analyst: The art of death bowling

6 hours 23 min ago
Analyst Simon Hughes explains the art of 'death' bowling in one day international cricket and how England must master the skill.

VIDEO: Why has the terror level changed?

6 hours 31 min ago
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner assesses the terror threat to the UK and why it has been changed to severe.

US steps up sanctions over Iran

6 hours 32 min ago
The US has imposed new sanctions on companies and individuals in connection with Iran's nuclear programme.

MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

6 hours 38 min ago
Microsoft's MSN Messenger will be switched off in China in October, bringing a final end to the 15-year-old service.

Dahl draft spills Factory secrets

6 hours 46 min ago
Little-known characters and incidents that could have featured in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are released by the Roald Dahl estate.

Garda paramilitary text claim probed

6 hours 52 min ago
The Irish Justice Minister says she is disturbed by reports that a member of the Garda Siochana (Irish police) texted sensitive information to a paramilitary in Northern Ireland.

Teacher wins child cruelty appeal

7 hours 6 min ago
A special needs teacher wins his appeal against a conviction for assaults against two 12-year-old girls with severe learning difficulties.

VIDEO: Quentin Blake's secrets of drawing

7 hours 8 min ago
Illustrator Quentin Blake describes how he brought Roald Dahl's characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to life.

Dujardin and Valegro win dressage

7 hours 15 min ago
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro secure their first freestyle dressage world title for Great Britain in Caen.

Missing boy's 'life is in danger'

7 hours 20 min ago
The health of a five-year-old boy taken from hospital by his parents against medical advice will deteriorate rapidly as the battery on his feeding system is likely to have run out, police say.

Test Ebola drug '100% effective'

7 hours 26 min ago
The only trial data on the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp shows it is 100% effective in monkey studies, even in later stages of the infection.

Ambulance trust fined for slowness

7 hours 27 min ago
The East of England Ambulance Service is fined £1.2m over failures to meet emergency response times.

VIDEO: Japanese art projected onto human faces

7 hours 37 min ago
Japanese artist Nobumichi Asai has created a new work that involves projecting his designs onto a human face

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