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Paraplegic kicks off World Cup

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:57
A paraplegic man has made the first kick of the World Cup using a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton.

Firms fined after girl's gate death

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:33
Two firms are fined a total of £110,000 after a five-year-old girl was crushed to death by an electric gate.

Baby ashes scandal report submitted

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:07
The work of the infant cremation commission has been handed over to the Scottish government and is set to be published on Tuesday.

England semi-final 'not about revenge'

Thu, 2014-06-12 11:03
Captain Barry Middleton says England are not thinking of revenge against Netherlands in the Hockey World Cup semi-finals.

US screen legend Ruby Dee dies

Thu, 2014-06-12 10:41
The actress, civil rights activist and wife to Ossie Davis died at her home in New York on Wednesday, her family reported.

78-year-old dies in Newry road crash

Thu, 2014-06-12 10:27
A 78-year-old woman dies in a two vehicle road collision on the Warrenpoint Road in Newry.

Terror unit joins university inquiry

Thu, 2014-06-12 10:06
The discovery of suspicious items at Newcastle University, which led to a controlled explosion and evacuation, is investigated by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Root century leads England recovery

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:56
Joe Root's third Test century helps England reach 344-5 on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

Strike threat before 2014 Games

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:55
Staff at two of Glasgow's key transport operators are to be balloted on industrial action ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: Meet the author: John Gordon Sinclair

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:52
Gregory's Girl actor John Gordon Sinclair talks about his second novel, Blood Whispers.

Appeal court raises murder jail term

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:51
A father who killed his ex-girlfriend as their young daughter slept upstairs has seen his minimum jail term increased at the Court of Appeal to 23 years.

Tribunal over fire station shift row

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:49
Twenty-three firefighters take legal action against Mid and West Wales Fire Service amid claims a 96-hour shift system made them seek work elsewhere.

Kaymer leads from McDowell in US Open

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:36
Germany's Martin Kaymer shoots a stunning five-under 65 to take a three-shot lead on day one of the US Open at Pinehurst.

'Breach of peace' warning over flags

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:30
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says it will treat the erection of loyalist flags in a mixed area of south Belfast as a breach of the peace.

Anti-euro party joins Tory MEP group

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:26
The group of MEPs founded by UK Conservatives votes to admit an anti-euro German party into the ranks.

VIDEO: Bush Snr, 90, makes parachute jump

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:24
Former US President George HW Bush has marked his 90th birthday with a parachute jump.

VIDEO: Driver saved from gas station crash

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:48
A New York State police officer has saved a man who crashed into a gas station pump after suffering a diabetic shock.

UK boosts Nigeria military aid

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:38
British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.

Top schools 'too dominant' in acting

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:28
The British film and TV industries are too dominated by actors who went to private schools, according to the chairman of Arts Council England.

Bus' destroyed in arson attack'

Thu, 2014-06-12 08:27
A fire which destroyed a bus in Birmingham was the result of a suspected arson attack, the fire service says.
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