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119mph drink driver jailed over death

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:44
A drunk man who was driving at 119mph when he crashed into and killed an off-duty police community support officer is jailed for four-and-a-half years.

US court issues writ for chimpanzees

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:27
A judge in New York issues a writ of habeas corpus in a case brought by animal rights activists trying to free two chimpanzees.

Evans' 10-year reign ends in semis

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:23
Ten-time ladies world champion Reanne Evans' decade-long reign ends with defeat in the World Ladies' Snooker Championship last four.

SA army to tackle migrant attacks

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:12
South Africa to deploy army in parts of Johannesburg to deal with anti-immigrant violence after wave of attacks, defence minister says.

Bomb explodes at Somali restaurant

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:09
A car bomb explodes outside a popular restaurant in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, killing 11 people near the Central Hotel.

Man guilty of New Forest murder

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:02
A man is found guilty of the murder of mother-of-five Pennie Davis, who was found stabbed to death in a field in the New Forest last year.

Killed woman's 999 call under review

Tue, 2015-04-21 04:01
The management of a 999 call made by a woman murdered by a man she met on a dating website is to be reviewed.

Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets mystery

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:59
Promoter Bob Arum is unable to explain why there are still no tickets on sale for Floyd Mayweather versus Manny Pacquiao on 2 May.

Magna Carta copy for every UK school

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:59
Every state primary school in the UK is to be sent a copy of Magna Carta to help pupils learn how the document forms the basis of many modern freedoms.

Villa charged over pitch invasion

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:54
Aston Villa & Reading are charged for pitch invasions at the end of their respective FA Cup quarter-final victories.

Council loses £14m airport dispute

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:48
Shetland Islands Council loses a £14.2m appeal in a dispute with Highlands and Islands Airports (HIAL).

Doctors charged with manslaughter

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:45
Two doctors are charged with manslaughter after a woman dies giving birth by emergency caesarean.

Norway jails five over wolf hunting

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:39
Five men are sentenced to prison in Norway for organising an illegal wolf hunt, in the country's first prosecution in such a case.

Bali suitcase murder: US pair jailed

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:15
An Indonesian court sentences a US man to 18 years in jail for killing the mother of his girlfriend and hiding her body in a suitcase.

Saudi Arabia's new muscular foreign policy

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:14
Saudi Arabia's offensive in Yemen has fuelled patriotic fervour, as the kingdom seeks to counter what it sees as growing threats, says the BBC's Kim Ghattas.

Prince Charles to visit Ireland

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:13
The Prince of Wales is to visit the Republic of Ireland next month for four days of engagements.

Russian economy shrinks 2% in slump

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:11
Russia's economy shrank by 2% in the first quarter of this year under the pressure of sanctions and a weak oil price, Russian PM Medvedev says.

Carbon monoxide killed caravan pair

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:08
A couple in their 70s who died in their caravan at in Newcastle, County Down, earlier this year were the victims of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Sam Smith up for Ivor Novello Award

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:07
Sam Smith, George Ezra and Clean Bandit are in the running for most performed work at The Ivor Novello Awards.

New Afghan cabinet after long delay

Tue, 2015-04-21 03:06
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani swears in 16 new ministers - nearly completing his cabinet after seven months of delay.

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