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The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

15 hours 54 min ago
The truth behind the rise in sex crimes

VIDEO: Dhaka victims wait for compensation

16 hours 2 min ago
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.

Pupil school rape 'never happened'

16 hours 6 min ago
A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school tells a jury the alleged attack never happened.

AUDIO: Ending Rev is 'sad but attractive'

16 hours 13 min ago
Rev star Tom Hollander said it was "sad" but "attractive" to end the show after three series.

Russia extends Navalny house arrest

16 hours 17 min ago
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.

VIDEO: Tattoo woman 'treated like criminal'

16 hours 18 min ago
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.

Firefighters to stage fresh strikes

16 hours 18 min ago
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union says.

VIDEO: Pilot on swimmers' SOS rescue

16 hours 21 min ago
An Australian helicopter pilot describes the moment he rescued five people stranded off the coast of Queensland who had scrawled a giant SOS message in the sand.

Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA

16 hours 41 min ago
Scotland will need to beat their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.

Woods hopeful of summer return

16 hours 45 min ago
Tiger Woods hopes to return to competition this summer but is more concerned with his long-term fitness, his agent says.

Seven injured in silo explosion

16 hours 46 min ago
Seven people - including firefighters - are injured after a fire and explosion at an industrial estate in Moray.

Israel to suspend Palestinian talks

16 hours 54 min ago
Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

16 hours 57 min ago
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

Kellogg's job losses almost halved

17 hours 34 min ago
Job cuts at cereal maker Kellogg's Wrexham factory have been almost halved after a consultation, says the union Usdaw.

Buddha tattoo woman offered holiday

17 hours 34 min ago
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo says she has been given a free holiday as "an apology".

Police make Syria plea to UK women

17 hours 35 min ago
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

Blood 'is not from headless king'

17 hours 36 min ago
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

In pictures: Assault on Sloviansk

17 hours 36 min ago
Operation against pro-Russian separatists

Cyber gang leader jailed for scam

17 hours 39 min ago
The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, is jailed for five-and-a-half years.

Thursday's gossip column

17 hours 39 min ago
Olic rejects Stoke, Man Utd want Shaw and Cavani, Moyes in shock Spurs link, Barcelona revive Luiz interest, and Wenger to sign new deal.

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