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Weekendish: Best longer reads from the week

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:31
The best long reads for you to enjoy at your leisure

Epileptic woman robbed while fitting

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:31
A "despicable" couple who robbed a woman while she suffered an epileptic fit - and then burgled her home - is jailed at Swansea Crown Court.

Go Figure: The week in numbers

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:24
The big numbers from the past week visualised

Galloway Belfast event to go ahead

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:23
A public speaking event at the Ulster Hall featuring Respect MP George Galloway will go ahead, Belfast City Council says.

Jobs lost as shipbuilder goes bust

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:10
The last remaining shipyard on the lower Clyde - Ferguson in Port Glasgow - goes into administration with the loss of 70 jobs.

Ukraine to inspect Russian convoy

Fri, 2014-08-15 07:08
Ukraine says its border guards are to inspect a Russian aid convoy parked at the border, as Nato condemns a Russian military "incursion".

VIDEO: Pope poses for 'selfie' in S Korea

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:58
Pope Francis poses for a 'selfie' photograph at an Asian youth meeting in South Korea.

Van Gaal 'questioned' Rooney captaincy

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:52
Louis van Gaal says he wondered if Man Utd's captaincy was affecting Wayne Rooney but feels he is the right choice.

VIDEO: Giant turtle cruises Sydney Harbour

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:49
A giant inflatable turtle has drawn crowds of tourists in Sydney Harbour.

Record high for university places

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:41
A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.

Friday's gossip column

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:37
Raheem Sterling is set to quadruple his wages at Liverpool, Vargas for Arsenal, Fellaini loan move stalls and more.

VIDEO: Mystery of Russia's 'empty' trucks

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:08
A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine is opened up to journalists at the border.

Boss 'put rugby tickets on expenses'

Fri, 2014-08-15 06:05
A man accused of defrauding a charity claimed expenses for four Wales rugby tickets, cat litter and pet food, Swansea Crown Court hears.

NI arts organisations' budgets cut

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:57
The Arts Council tells many of the large organisations it funds to plan for possible cuts from budgets.

Man jailed over car crash murder

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:54
A man is jailed for life and ordered to serve 18 years for murdering a pedestrian who was hit by a stolen car in Kent.

From death row to graduation ceremony

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:47
A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.

VIDEO: Celebrities take on ice bucket challenge

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:30
The Ice Bucket Challenge involves people pouring cold water over themselves and posting videos on the internet.

Couple claimed split to stage fraud

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:23
A married couple who falsely claimed over £50,000 in benefits after claiming to have split up are convicted after secretly going on a second honeymoon.

Chelsea are in title hunt - Mourinho

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:08
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side can push for the Premier League title following the club's summer signings.

Passengers with HIV sue China airline

Fri, 2014-08-15 05:07
Two passengers with HIV are suing budget Chinese carrier, Spring Airlines, for refusing to let them board a plane at Shenyang airport.
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