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Tights DNA 'matched with accused'

13 hours 18 min ago
The World's End murder trial has heard DNA from a torn pair of tights used as a ligature matched components of the accused, Angus Sinclair's profile.

Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

13 hours 24 min ago
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

End 'robotic' drugs policy - MPs

13 hours 31 min ago
MPs back calls for a review of 40-year old legislation on drug misuse - as a row breaks out at the top of the coalition over drugs laws.

Club apologises for Ebola party

13 hours 34 min ago
A Birmingham nightclub apologises for "a huge error of judgement" in holding an Ebola-themed party.

NI budget deal agreed by two parties

13 hours 39 min ago
The Northern Ireland Executive agrees next year's draft budget but of the five parties, only the DUP and Sinn Féin voted to support the deal.

Peak offending age for men up to 23

13 hours 39 min ago
The peak age of offending for men has risen from 18 to 23 in the space of a generation, according to the latest conviction figures.

Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban

13 hours 43 min ago
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

13 hours 53 min ago
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

13 hours 53 min ago
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality saying he made his announcement to help others struggling with their identity.

AUDIO: Punk poet's praise for Michael Gove

13 hours 57 min ago
John Cooper Clarke says Michael Gove was "right" to support the learning of poetry by rote.

Sun worker 'paid for budget details'

13 hours 59 min ago
A journalist at the Sun newspaper paid a government press officer £750 to leak secrets from the 2010 Budget, a court is told.

Penalties 'do not stop' drug use

14 hours 23 min ago
There is no link between tough laws and levels of illegal drug use, a Home Office study finds, sparking a policy row within the coalition government.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

14 hours 28 min ago
Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

14 hours 32 min ago
An investigation begins after France's state-owned EDF power company says unidentified drones have flown over seven of its nuclear plants.

UK can be sued over rendition case

14 hours 48 min ago
A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Day in pictures: 30 October

14 hours 52 min ago
24 hours of news images: 30 October

Bianchi remains critical but stable

14 hours 59 min ago
Jules Bianchi remains "critical but stable" in hospital, nearly four weeks after he crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Police to exhume cemetery remains

15 hours 7 min ago
Police will exhume remains from a communal grave in north Wales in a bid to solve a missing person case dating back to 1978.

VIDEO: RFA Argus arrives in Sierra Leone

15 hours 10 min ago
The Royal Navy's casualty ship RFA Argus has arrived in Sierra Leone to help to tackle the Ebola crisis.

VIDEO: Scientists appeal on 'starling ballet'

15 hours 49 min ago
Scientists are asking for help in a study of the amazing formations made by starlings as they flock in the sky.
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