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Man, 73, buys 200,000 volt stun gun

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:14
A 73-year-old man is interviewed by police after buying a 200,000 volt stun gun and pepper spray online.

Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow

Thu, 2014-08-28 07:03
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.

Flintoff escapes ban for speeding

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:56
Former England cricket captain Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff escapes a speeding ban after arguing it would hit his charity work.

Driver jailed for killing cyclist

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:55
A minibus driver is jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, whom he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone.

WHO warns 20,000 at risk of Ebola

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:51
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.

VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:49
Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

Thursday's gossip column

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:40
Manchester United bid for duo, Liverpool want ex-Arsenal midfielder, Hull close to Hernandez deal, plus more.

VIDEO: Roman ruins uncovered in Somerset

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:24
Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.

Deacon who abused schoolboys jailed

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:22
A deacon convicted of sexually abusing pupils at a school in Greater Manchester is jailed for nine years.

Sacking over child protection claims

Thu, 2014-08-28 06:21
A senior councillor is sacked from Wrexham council's executive board after making allegations about a child protection team.

VIDEO: Punched woman talks of grope outrage

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:44
A student who was punched in the face at the Notting Hill Carnival for telling a man not to grope her says she would do the same again.

Man jailed for bottle attack on girl

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:42
A man who threw a glass bottle while drunk, shattering a car windscreen and badly injuring a nine-year-old girl, is jailed.

VIDEO: HMS Illustrious retires

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:24
The aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, was formally taken out of service on Thursday in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base.

Teenagers guilty of mugging killing

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:23
Four teenagers are found guilty of killing a man with a mental age of nine who was stabbed during a mugging in west London.

Stats show UK becoming more European

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:18
UK is becoming more European, statistics show

VIDEO: UK still a 'deeply elitist' country

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:17
The UK is still a "deeply elitist" country, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.

Pitt and Jolie wedding announced

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:14
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.

Bake Off contestant 'stitched up'

Thu, 2014-08-28 05:13
The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.

India launches bank accounts for all

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:48
Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.

EU widens aid to dairy exporters

Thu, 2014-08-28 04:46
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
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