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Putin signs Russia-Crimea treaty

Tue, 2014-03-18 08:20
President Vladimir Putin signs a treaty on Crimea joining the Russian Federation, as a Ukrainian serviceman is reported killed at a military base.

VIDEO: Stones cancel gig after Scott death

Tue, 2014-03-18 08:05
The Rolling Stones have announced that they have cancelled the first date of their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

Egypt police convicted over deaths

Tue, 2014-03-18 08:01
A court in Egypt convicts four policemen of the manslaughter of 37 Islamist detainees who died when tear gas was fired into a transport vehicle.

Max Clifford 'grabbed teenage model'

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:59
Max Clifford groped a teenage model and told her he had slept with singer Diana Ross, a court hears.

AUDIO: Noel Edmonds plans to buy the BBC

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:52
Noel Edmonds claims the BBC is "sleepwalking towards disaster" and needs reinventing with adverts.

Childcare subsidy scheme boosted

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:20
Working families could get a childcare subsidy of up to £2,000 per child by 2015, under new government proposals.

VIDEO: Lottery millionaire 'predicted win'

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:14
A car mechanic and amateur racing driver has spoken of how he predicted his lottery win.

Ukrainians donate $1m to army via text

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:09
Ukraine's defence ministry raises $1m for its armed forces through a mobile phone appeal.

Malaysia plane hunger strike threat

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:08
Relatives of the Chinese passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight threaten a hunger strike over calls for better information.

Canada troops home from Afghanistan

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:04
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper welcomes home the last of his country's troops to leave Afghanistan.

Moyes defiant over Man Utd future

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:02
Manchester United boss David Moyes says he is not concerned about his future at the club despite his team's struggles.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:02
William Hague condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea as a violation of international law.

Tuesday's gossip column

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:00
Liverpool want Rojo, Vidal will not 'dream' of transfer, Wenger could be given £100m budget, plus more

Somali militants attack army hotel

Tue, 2014-03-18 07:00
Somali Islamist fighters attack a hotel where African Union and army commanders were staying, in a strategic town the militants lost control of last week.

Is Premier League failing disabled fans?

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:42
Awash with cash, top-flight clubs are under scrutiny from a leading disability charity.

Fears student was on missing plane

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:42
The University of Hull says it is deeply concerned about reports one of its students could have been a passenger on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight.

MP Evans 'had hands all over me'

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:32
A man tells a court former deputy speaker Nigel Evans told him "you're gorgeous" as the MP tried to kiss him.

'Waves' detected on Titan’s lakes

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:27
Scientists believe they have detected liquid waves on Saturn’s moon Titan – the first to be observed on the surface of another world.

The people who are happy to call themselves 'fat'

Tue, 2014-03-18 06:07
Clarissa Dickson Wright, of cookery show Two Fat Ladies, has died. She was one of a select group of celebrities happy to admit being "fat", writes Tom Heyden.

Briton jailed for life in Pakistan

Tue, 2014-03-18 05:59
A British woman is sentenced to life imprisonment in Pakistan after being convicted of trying to smuggle heroin out of the country.

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