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AUDIO: Hurricane Bertha gate-crashes wedding

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
A wedding video has gone viral across the Internet - after the special day was gate-crashed by the remnants of what had been Hurricane Bertha.

SA MP resigns over fake degree

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:53
Top South African politician and anti-apartheid activist Pallo Jordan resigns an MP after it was revealed his academic qualifications were fake.

Kaneria life ban appeal is refused

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:49
Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against a life ban for spot-fixing is refused by court.

State Hospital smoking ban upheld

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:44
A patient at the State Hospital who won a court ruling that a smoking ban breached his human rights has seen the decision overturned.

Jezebel in 'rape' images complaint

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:41
The women's interest site Jezebel says its parent company is not doing enough to prevent users from posting violent pornography.

Votes for prisoners: The zombie case that won't die

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:40
Dominic Casciani on the court battle that won't go away

Profile: Who are the Peshmerga?

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:33
Who are the Peshmerga, taking on Islamic State militants?

Durkan defends borehole decision

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:25
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan is accused of sending out the signal that Northern Ireland "is not open for business" over his decision to block an exploratory borehole in Fermanagh.

Banksy 'Spy Booth' damaged again

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:18
A Banksy artwork painted on the wall of a house in Cheltenham is attacked again.

Grateful Dead guitarist cancels gigs

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:10
The former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has cancelled all concert dates planned for his bands RatDog and Furthur

Rugby coach's stag do death probed

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:08
Police investigate the death of rugby coach "with heart of gold" who died while on a stag do in Manchester.

Why do MPs quit Parliament?

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:58
Reasons MPs give for deciding to step down from Parliament

Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:57
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

Mbeki calls for Israel goods boycott

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:57
South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki calls for a boycott of Israeli goods, saying Israel must "pay a price" for the conflict in Gaza.

SSE Airtricity creates 143 jobs

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:48
Energy firm SSE Airtricity is creating 143 new jobs in Belfast with an expansion of its customer services centre.

Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:41
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

Colombian drought triggers clashes

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:40
Residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province clash with police as they demand more government support to overcome a drought.

Obituary: Robin Williams

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:35
Life and career of actor and comic Robin Williams

Path under fire-hit pier to open

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:29
The seafront path running under Eastbourne Pier will be open in time for the East Sussex town's annual airshow, the council says.

Hoddle joins QPR as first-team coach

Tue, 2014-08-12 02:23
Queens Park Rangers appoint former England boss Glenn Hoddle in a coaching role to work alongside manager Harry Redknapp.
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