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North Korea 'executed 15 people'

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:35
South Korean intelligence services say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several senior officials.

Chile volcano prompts new evacuation

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:25
As the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile again spews ash following two eruptions last week, people are evacuated from the surrounding towns.

France increases defence spending

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:16
French President Francois Hollande says defence spending will rise by nearly 4bn euros to tackle extremist threats "at home and overseas".

Surrey school pupils abused by Savile

Wed, 2015-04-29 02:05
At least 22 pupils and a visitor at Duncroft Approved School in Surrey were abused by Jimmy Savile in 1970s, police say.

Protest-hit Burundi blocks social media

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:52
Messaging services including Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter are cut off in Burundi amid protests over the president seeking a third term.

French boss forced out over taxi bill

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:52
Agnes Saal resigns as head of France's National Audiovisual Institute after spending some €40,000 in taxi journeys in 10 months.

Gazprom profits hit by weak rouble

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:47
Russia's largest energy company, Gazprom, reports a plunge in annual profits after being hit by the fall in the value of the rouble and lower energy prices.

E. coli restaurant fined £110,000

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:32
At least 140 people contracted E. coli in an outbreak at Flicks restaurant three years ago

Trump beats Ding to reach semi-final

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:30
Judd Trump completes a crushing 13-4 win over Chinese third seed Ding Junhui to reach the semi-finals of the World Championship.

Timber lorry crashes into house

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:26
A lorry carrying timber crashes into the side of a house on the A831 in the Highlands.

Farage: EU could let in extremists

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:23
Nigel Farage claims that EU plans to deal with the migrant boat crisis could allow in Islamist extremists.

Lil' Chris's death caused by hanging

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:20
Singer Lil' Chris's death was caused by hanging, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Is Britain's housing market working?

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:20
New research by the charity Shelter suggests that eight out of ten houses on the market are not affordable for working families.

National park appeals for Nepal aid

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:14
A national park with strong links to the British Army's Nepalese Ghurkha soldiers makes an appeal to gather aid to take out to the earthquake-hit country.

NZ church ejects tai chi group

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:07
NZ church gives tai chi group the boot

Ministers ordered to cut pollution

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:04
The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must draw up plans to reduce air pollution by the end of this year.

Youths attack Greece's Varoufakis

Wed, 2015-04-29 00:54
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis describes how he and his wife were abused by a group of youths at a restaurant in Athens late on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Live: David Cameron campaign speech

Wed, 2015-04-29 00:42
Tory party leader to outline plans for a law guaranteeing no rise in income tax rates, VAT or national insurance before 2020.

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2015-04-29 00:32
The FA Cup gets £30m Emirates sponsorship deal, David De Gea to stay at Manchester United, Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move, plus more.

Joni Mitchell 'not in coma'

Wed, 2015-04-29 00:26
US singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is "alert and... has her full senses" and is "not in a coma", a statement on her official website declares.