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Australia ups anti-terror efforts

Tue, 2014-08-26 23:11
New counter-terrorism units have been set up at two Australian airports, PM Tony Abbott says, amid concern over Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria.

Long-term Gaza ceasefire agreed

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:55
Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza agree a long-term truce, ending seven weeks of fighting that has left more than 2,200 people dead.

Lockheed Martin in space junk deal

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:50
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.

Girls thrown against rocks by waves

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:17
Two 12-year-old girls are flown to hospital with spinal injuries after being thrown against rocks by powerful waves in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Man Utd 'staggering in their ineptitude'

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:14
'So poor it beggared belief' and a Man City player's jubilation - reaction to Man Utd's heavy defeat by MK Dons.

DNA bid to solve mystery over body

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:13
Police hope new techniques can help them to identify a woman whose body was discovered in the sea off north Wales in 1980 and solve a missing person's case.

VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?

Tue, 2014-08-26 22:03
With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.

Manslaughter charge over man's death

Tue, 2014-08-26 21:55
A man is charged with manslaughter over the death of a 37-year-old man who was assaulted in Leeds.

Car burned in east Belfast trouble

Tue, 2014-08-26 21:36
A car is destroyed in overnight trouble in east Belfast.

'Horrific betrayal' - abuse scandal on front pages

Tue, 2014-08-26 21:33
Findings that at least 1,400 children were subjected to appalling sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013 lead most papers.

VIDEO: BBC Sport's A-Z of summer: Part two

Tue, 2014-08-26 21:29
Watch part two of BBC Sport's A-Z of summer, featuring Usain Bolt's antics at the Commonwealth Games and Germany's superb World Cup win.

Land survey for Disappeared to begin

Tue, 2014-08-26 21:21
Forensic examination of land in County Meath for IRA victim, Brendan Megraw, whose body has been missing for almost 40 years will begin later.

Fonterra in big China dairy tie-up

Tue, 2014-08-26 20:56
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra announces its intention to take a 20% stake in one of China's biggest milk processors, Beingmate.

China 'violated Taiwanese airspace'

Tue, 2014-08-26 20:41
Two Chinese military aircraft violated Taiwan's airspace on Monday causing jets to scramble, officials say, but Beijing rejects the claim.

Colombia frees hired killer 'Popeye'

Tue, 2014-08-26 20:13
One of Colombia's most notorious killers, known as Popeye, who admitted to 300 murders for drug lord Pablo Escobar is freed from prison.

Ukraine leader vows peace 'roadmap'

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:50
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says a "roadmap" to end fighting in the east will be drawn up, after talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

How was Kate Bush's comeback?

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:39
Did Kate Bush's comeback concert wow her fans?

General's Russia warning to West

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:27
Western Europe would struggle to defend itself against Russia because it has dismantled its military, a former Nato supreme commander warns.

Sniffing out the allergy epidemic

Tue, 2014-08-26 18:49
Why so many of us are developing allergies

When Chinese children forget how to write

Tue, 2014-08-26 18:19
When China's children forget how to write
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