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Scots reveal largest aquatics team

11 hours 50 min ago
Team Scotland have named their largest aquatics team in Commonwealth Games history for Glasgow 2014.

Sir Alex wine auction may make £3m

12 hours 15 min ago
A sale of part of Sir Alex Ferguson's wine collection may make £3m, an auction house estimates.

Mexico 'cartel city' mayor arrested

12 hours 21 min ago
The mayor of a city known as a stronghold of Mexico's Knights Templar drug cartel is arrested on suspicion of extorting money on the cartel's behalf.

Day in pictures: 16 April 2014

12 hours 56 min ago
News photos from past 24 hours: 16 April

Man shot in both legs in Coatbridge

13 hours 39 sec ago
A man is taken to hospital after being shot in both legs in a 'targeted' attack in North Lanarkshire on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: Pegg and a Python team up on film

13 hours 5 min ago
Monty Python star Terry Jones has resurrected a script he discarded over 20 years ago and is now turning it into a film with an all star cast.

Government buys £12.3m business park

13 hours 13 min ago
The Welsh government has bought a major business park near Bridgend in its bid to "attract new business and new jobs".

Paul Weller family win Mail damages

13 hours 13 min ago
Rock star Paul Weller wins £10,000 for his children after their pictures were "plastered" on the Mail Online.

Wage rises catch up with inflation

13 hours 15 min ago
After nearly six years of falling real wages, rises in weekly earnings have finally caught up with inflation, according to the Office for National Statistics.

VIDEO: South Korea ferry rescue footage

13 hours 18 min ago
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized off South Korea, coastguard officials say.

Woman arrested in Disappeared case

13 hours 26 min ago
A 57-year-old woman is arrested by detectives investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville.

Former Co-op boss faces drug charges

13 hours 30 min ago
Paul Flowers, the former chairman of the Co-operative Bank and ex-Methodist Church minister, is charged with three counts of drug possession.

Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'

13 hours 32 min ago
Any new process which examines NI's past must have a more "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, says the secretary of state.

AUDIO: 'Walter White got me a prom date'

13 hours 33 min ago
Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana explains how he got the show's star, Bryan Cranston, to help him secure a prom date.

Remittance fees 'hurt Africans'

13 hours 48 min ago
Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.

Paedophile ring 'protected MP Smith'

14 hours 3 min ago
Sir Cyril Smith's membership of a Westminster paedophile ring protected him from prosecution, a Labour MP claims.

Hard-disk firm warns of data breach

14 hours 7 min ago
French hard-disk maker LaCie warns that shoppers' credit cards details and logins may have been stolen from its store over a one-year period.

'Shocking' rise in use of food banks

14 hours 15 min ago
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust.

Teachers urged to watch for FGM

14 hours 28 min ago
A teachers' union hears that school staff should check families' holiday plans for clues to female genital mutilation.

Venezuela rejects protest amnesty

14 hours 32 min ago
The Venezuelan government says it will not grant jailed opposition leaders an amnesty at talks aimed at ending anti-government protests.

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