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Absentee pilots strand passengers

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:58
More than 100 passengers are stranded at an airport in Tanzania after pilots failed to report to work following their Christmas break, officials say.

Family wants justice after attack

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:55
The family of a 27-year-old assault victim who has to use a wheelchair as the result of an attack in County Londonderry five months ago calls for justice.

Gmail appears to be blocked in China

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:49
The remaining way to easily access Google's email service Gmail is now blocked in China, according to reports.

Liberia opens new Ebola cemetery

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:49
A new national cemetery for Ebola victims opens in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, as the number of infections in West Africa passes 20,000.

VIDEO: Network Rail 'has questions to answer'

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:47
The chair of the Transport Select Committee has said Network Rail has questions to answer about disruption over the weekend, some of which is still going on.

Putin critic Navalny faces verdict

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:17
One of Russia's best-known opposition leaders, Alexei Navalny, will face sentencing on Tuesday, two weeks earlier than originally planned.

Probe into deadly US elderly home fire

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:07
Authorities are investigating a fire at a retirement home near San Antonio, Texas, that killed five residents and hospitalised 17 more people.

Land, sea and air search for woman

Mon, 2014-12-29 09:04
The emergency services are carrying out a land, sea and air search following reports that a woman may have gone missing along the County Down coast.

Newcastle & Palace in Pardew talks

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:47
Crystal Palace are in discussions with Newcastle United about taking Alan Pardew to Selhurst Park as their new manager.

PM joins runners in festive challenge

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:47
David Cameron shakes off the post-Christmas cobwebs by joining competitors on a mile-long 'Great Brook Run' in the Cotswolds.

VIDEO: Passenger films 'faulty' Virgin plane

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:43
Virgin plane passenger Hardeek Desai films the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 which was forced to make an emergency landing after suffering landing gear problems.

VIDEO: F1's best overtakes of 2014

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:42
Watch some of Formula 1's most memorable overtaking moves of the 2014 season, featuring passes by Lewis Hamilton and Daniel Ricciardo.

The year of living dangerously

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:40
There are signals that three al-Jazeera men detained in Cairo may find freedom, but too many journalists still work in all too dangerous times.

SNP defends talk of 'kingmaker role'

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:39
The SNP rejects claims that it would be difficult for it to keep a future UK government in power if it did not include the largest party in England.

Cisse charged with violent conduct

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:36
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is charged by the FA with violent conduct after incident involving Everton's Seamus Coleman.

Rush Limbaugh and his 'black Bond' outrage

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:31
The prospect of Idris Elba as the next James Bond has conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh perturbed, which others see as racist.

US bishop admits fatal hit-and-run

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:10
Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, the diocese says.

Right-to-die campaigner Purdy dies

Mon, 2014-12-29 08:00
Debbie Purdy, a woman with progressive multiple sclerosis who fought to clarify the law on assisted suicide, has died, her family confirms.

Egypt court bans Jewish festival

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:57
A court in Egypt bans an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a Moroccan rabbi that has taken place since 1979, citing "moral offences".

VIDEO: Glasgow police dogs among UK's first

Mon, 2014-12-29 07:48
Edwin Richardson trained Airedale terriers for the police in Glasgow before supplying canine recruits for World War One.