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Serial rapist 'may never be freed'

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:30
A man faces a lengthy jail term after he admits assaulting and raping four girlfriends over a 20-year period.

Man, 73, missing on holiday in Crete

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:23
A 73-year-old Denbighshire man has gone missing while on holiday on the Greek island of Crete, prompting a police investigation.

VIDEO: Iraqi PM welcomes Syrian air strikes

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:21
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki confirms to the BBC that Syria has carried out air strikes on Isis fighters on the Syria-Iraq border.

Day in pictures: 26 June 2014

Thu, 2014-06-26 03:04
24 hours of news photos: 26 June 2014

Aherne: Humour helps deal with cancer

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:58
Comedian Caroline Aherne speaks about how "brilliant" treatment and a sense of humour have helped her as she has battled cancer three times.

VIDEO: Video reveals Syria strike on Isis

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:53
The prime minister of Iraq has confirmed to BBC News that Syria carried out air strikes on Isis militants this week.

VIDEO: Aherne: 'Only special people get cancer'

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:40
TV writer and comedian Caroline Aherne speaks about her latest cancer diagnosis at the launch of a new Macmillan initiative in Manchester.

VIDEO: Savile: Mortuary security 'was lax'

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:32
Dr Sue Proctor, lead investigator at Leeds General Infirmary, says that security at the mortuary where ex-BBC DJ Jimmy Savile worked as a voluntary porter was "lax".

Nigeria leader cuts trip after blast

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:07
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan cuts short a trip to an African Union summit after Wednesday's bomb attack in Abuja, his spokesman says.

Man City complete Fernando signing

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:04
Manchester City complete the signing of midfielder Fernando from FC Porto for a fee believed to be in the region of £12m.

World's End murders retrial date set

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:01
A 69-year-old man appears before the High Court in Glasgow charged with the murders of two Edinburgh teenagers in 1977.

VIDEO: Bank plan to limit mortgage lending

Thu, 2014-06-26 02:00
Bank of England governor Mark Carney has outlined plans to cool the housing market in the UK which include a new affordability test.

Costa Rica bans leader's image worship

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:55
The Costa Rican leader says he wants to end the "worship of the presidential image" and bans his portrait from being hung in public offices.

Benefit fraud of £16m discovered

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:54
Benefit fraud and errors worth £16m, including money claimed by illegal immigrants, are identified by the public spending watchdog.

Bank sees no dangerous bubble now

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:45
Bank sees no dangerous bubble now

VIDEO: Children investigated over 'sexting'

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:44
Children as young as 10 are being reported to police for sharing explicit photos of each other over mobile phones and social media, a BBC investigation has found.

MI6 chief Sawers to step down

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:42
Sir John Sawers, chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, is to step down in November after five years in the post.

Labour: PM mishandled Juncker talks

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:41
Labour accuses David Cameron of "badly mishandling" efforts to block Jean-Claude Juncker from the EU's top job.

NHS blunders led to toddler's death

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:23
Three-year-old Sam Morrish died from a treatable condition because of a "catalogue of errors", a review finds.

Peter Pan author's grave vandalised

Thu, 2014-06-26 01:18
Police appeal for witnesses after the family graveyard plot of Peter Pan author JM Barrie in Kirriemuir is vandalised.
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