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Driver dies at classic car race

5 hours 18 min ago
A driver dies after an accident during a classic car race at Silverstone racetrack in Northamptonshire.

Theatre translation app launched

5 hours 21 min ago
A smartphone app to help theatre-goers follow plays in other languages is being launched by a theatre company in Wales.

France offers Iraq Christians asylum

5 hours 34 min ago
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.

William and Kate seen at Games

5 hours 45 min ago
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have been spotted enjoying the action at Glasgow 2014.

Gecko sex satellite back in touch

5 hours 46 min ago
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.

Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

5 hours 46 min ago
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.

David beats Massaro to win squash gold

5 hours 49 min ago
Malaysia's Nicol David beat England's Laura Massaro in three games to win the Commonwealth gold for the second time.

Family's trauma after dog kills pet

5 hours 52 min ago
A family say they have been left traumatised after their pet dog was killed by another dog in their back garden.

Liberia shuts borders to curb Ebola

5 hours 53 min ago
Most border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.

Man admits Help for Heroes fraud

6 hours 29 min ago
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.

Man City & Italy racism claims probed

6 hours 30 min ago
Fifa looks into claims a Manchester City player was racially abused in Croatia, and that an Italian official made racist comments.

Nigerian state bans cars during Eid

6 hours 51 min ago
Vehicles in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state are banned for three days during Eid festivities because of fears of a Boko Haram attack.

Uneasy calm in Gaza after UN call

6 hours 54 min ago
Sporadic fighting in Gaza punctuates the relative calm that has followed a UN call overnight for an immediate ceasefire as a Muslim festival begins.

Teacher banned for ice punishment

7 hours 13 min ago
A teacher who punished pupils by making them put ice cubes in their underwear is banned from teaching.

Gold medal record for Scotland

7 hours 13 min ago
Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: 'Fat bloke did good' - marathon man Way

7 hours 15 min ago
English long-distance runner Steve Way tells the inspiring story of how he went from a 16-and-a-half-stone smoker to finishing 10th in the Commonwealth Games marathon.

Games athlete on sex attack charge

7 hours 26 min ago
A Papua New Guinea weightlifter competing at the Commonwealth Games is to stand trial over an alleged sex attack on a man in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Help for Heroes fraudster 'humbled'

7 hours 47 min ago
A man who stole hundreds of thousands of pounds form the Help for Heroes charity is facing a lengthy jail sentence after pleading guilty in court

VIDEO: 'Giant bolt' hits LA beach goers

7 hours 50 min ago
One person has been killed and at least eight others taken to hospital in Los Angeles after being struck by lightning.

Domestic abuse law planned - Labour

7 hours 50 min ago
Labour would bring in laws on domestic violence to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary says.
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