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Man charged with MH17 Twitter post

Thu, 2014-07-24 01:29
An 18-year-old man from Sunderland is charged over an offensive Twitter message relating to the Malaysia Airlines crash.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

Thu, 2014-07-24 01:23
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

Thu, 2014-07-24 01:21
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

UK retail sales continue to grow

Thu, 2014-07-24 01:20
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Experts to examine MH17 flight data

Thu, 2014-07-24 00:53
UK investigators are due to start examining a second black box flight recorder from downed flight MH17, after downloading "valid data" from the first.

AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?

Thu, 2014-07-24 00:46
Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.

Elton film is from 'birth to rehab'

Thu, 2014-07-24 00:41
Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer's life story 'from birth to rehab'.

Fishermen rescued as boat sinks

Thu, 2014-07-24 00:32
Three fishermen are rescued from a life-raft by a coastguard helicopter after their boat sinks off Cape Wrath.

Watchdog launches full energy probe

Thu, 2014-07-24 00:13
The Competition and Markets Authority launches a full investigation of the UK energy market.

Man arrested following Newry assault

Wed, 2014-07-23 23:39
A 57-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Newry, County Down.

Bigger payout for power cut victims

Wed, 2014-07-23 23:30
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

Beach deaths safety warning by RNLI

Wed, 2014-07-23 23:09
More people die in seaside accidents than in cycling incidents every year, says the RNLI a day after rescuers responded to 13 call-outs on the north Wales coast.

Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

Wed, 2014-07-23 23:00
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues.

VIDEO: Aerial view of new Glasgow landscape

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:52
Glasgow has been getting ready for the Games and investing money in 13 sporting venues across the city for more than six years.

Children dead in Indian train crash

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:40
At least 13 children are killed along with their driver when a school bus is hit by a train in the Indian state of Telangana, police say.

Van Gaal has winning Man Utd start

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:30
Manchester United give new boss Louis van Gaal a winning start as they beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in a friendly in California.

Welsh day one hopes hit by injuries

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:09
Team Wales go into the first day's competition at the Commonwealth Games without a number of big medal hopes absent because of injuries.

Gatwick's '£256m second runway plan'

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:08
Gatwick Airport is expected to announce £256m of funding for local jobs and infrastructure if a second runway is given the go-ahead.

VIDEO: Ukraine village 'shelled by forces'

Wed, 2014-07-23 22:07
Natalia Antelava gains access to a village where one woman apparently died, and another was badly injured, when it was allegedly shelled by Ukrainian Grad rockets.

Four die as lorry and car crash

Wed, 2014-07-23 21:41
A couple and their two young children die after crash between a car and a lorry on the A801 near Polmont.
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