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Minister wants end to animal testing

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:49
Norman Baker - the minister in charge of regulating animal experiments - tells the BBC he wants them to end.

Overseas Turks in presidential vote

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:47
Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.

Cook relieved by England victory

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:39
Alastair Cook says the win over India in the third Test has eased the pressure on him to resign as England captain.

What happens to burned piers?

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:34
Eastbourne Pier has been badly damaged by fire. What might happen next?

Dowsett wins men's time trial gold

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:31
England's Alex Dowsett, runner-up at Delhi 2010, digs deep late on to win the Commonwealth Games men's cycling time trial.

Tags plan to cut alcohol-linked crime

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:31
Repeat offenders convicted of alcohol-related crimes could be forced by courts to wear ankle tags to monitor whether they are still drinking, under a new pilot scheme.

Forensic scientists reach MH17 site

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:28
International forensic scientists reach the site of the flight MH17 crash in east Ukraine after the government halts military operations for a day.

Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:26
Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.

'Toilet phone' teacher gets life ban

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:17
A teacher is banned from the profession for life for setting his mobile phone to record in a Northampton secondary school's toilets.

Lorry smashes through front gardens

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:13
A lorry crashes through a wall and into several gardens in Staffordshire.

Woman left children alone for days

Thu, 2014-07-31 06:12
A woman living in Belfast who abandoned her three children at home overnight with no food is given a suspended six-month jail sentence.

S Leone declares Ebola emergency

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:39
Sierra Leone's president declares a public health emergency to curb the deadly Ebola outbreak and order epicentres of the disease to be quarantined.

Warm weather hits British Gas profit

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:36
British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.

Race to find India landslide missing

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:31
Rescuers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has killed at least 30 and buried up to 200 people, but hopes of finding survivors fade as time passes.

Two thirds of pier saved despite fire

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:30
Fire crews save two thirds of Eastbourne Pier after tackling a major blaze.

Do lab monkeys suffer from depression?

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:27
Do repeated tests on primates make them depressed?

Costly rural parcel charges tackled

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:22
The UK government unveils new principles aimed at tackling "ridiculous" delivery charges faced by shoppers living in remote areas.

VIDEO: India landslide death toll rises

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:15
Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.

Assault charge footballer in custody

Thu, 2014-07-31 05:00
West Ham footballer Ravel Morrison is remanded in custody after two women were assaulted in Manchester and Salford.

Major roads closed for cycling event

Thu, 2014-07-31 04:58
Major road closures take place in and around Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games cycling time trial.
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