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Mother jailed for killing Mikaeel

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:47
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular is jailed for 11 years after she admitted killing her son and hiding his body in a suitcase.

PlayStation and Xbox hit by attacks

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:32
Sony's PlayStation Network, Microsoft's Xbox Live and Blizzard's are among services disrupted in an apparent co-ordinated attack.

Algeria halts football after death

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:23
Algeria suspends football indefinitely following the death of player Albert Ebosse, who was hit by a stone thrown by fans.

Boko Haram declares 'Islamic state'

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:21
Militant group Boko Haram says it has set up an Islamic state in towns and villages it has seized in Nigeria, but the army rejects the claim as "empty".

Ice bucket 'link to quarry death'

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:20
The death of an 18-year-old man in a flooded quarry in Fife is believed to be linked to the ice bucket challenge craze.

VIDEO: "This is war... this is our life"

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:13
As Ukraine celebrated Independence day over the weekend, Sergiy Burnus from 'Euromaidan in London' explained how they were helping the Ukrainian Army fight the Pro-Russian separatists.

England Women's Sevens turn pro

Mon, 2014-08-25 03:03
England's top female rugby players will be paid for the first time as the Women's Sevens squad turns professional.

Mercedes to let drivers 'calm down'

Mon, 2014-08-25 02:43
Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff will let Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg cool off before deciding on any action to be taken over their clash.

Scots calls for Gordon and McGregor

Mon, 2014-08-25 02:26
Celtic's Callum McGregor and Craig Gordon are called up to the Scotland squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.

Murder probe after teacher dies

Mon, 2014-08-25 02:13
A murder investigation is launched after a teacher dies five days after she was attacked at her home.

VIDEO: Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole

Mon, 2014-08-25 01:40
Deadly on a Mission's Steve Backshall speaks to BBC Breakfast about his latest Pole to Pole adventure which airs on BBC One on Sunday evenings

AUDIO: Should swimmers wear wetsuits?

Mon, 2014-08-25 01:24
Would you, like the prime minister, don a rubber suit for a dip at the seaside?

Five men stabbed in pub dispute

Mon, 2014-08-25 01:21
Five men are stabbed during a disturbance outside a Bristol pub in the early hours.

Rain delays first ODI at Bristol

Mon, 2014-08-25 01:19
England's Alex Hales awaits his one-day international debut as rain delays play in the first ODI against India at Bristol.

Afghan vote crisis 'costing billions'

Mon, 2014-08-25 01:02
Afghanistan's finance minister says the deadlock over the disputed presidential election has cost the economy $5bn.

More migrant deaths in Italy waters

Mon, 2014-08-25 00:52
Italy's navy recovers six bodies after a fishing boat carrying African migrants sank south of Lampedusa in the third fatal incident in as many days.

Man shot in legs in north Belfast

Mon, 2014-08-25 00:51
A man is the victim of a "paramilitary style shooting" in north Belfast, police say.

Shares rebound at carmaker BYD

Mon, 2014-08-25 00:44
Shares in Chinese carmarker BYD bounce back after falling by more than 8% in Hong Kong, following worse-than-expected first half results.

Murder hunt after attack victim dies

Mon, 2014-08-25 00:44
Police have launched a murder investigation after a man who was attacked in Edinburgh died in hospital.

Door-to-door visits to restore gas

Mon, 2014-08-25 00:44
Gas engineers are calling door-to-door at hundreds of homes in Blaenau Gwent to restore supplies cut by a water leak which flooded gas pipes on Thursday.

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