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VIDEO: Female superhero fighting terrorists

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:38
A designer and cartoonist in Pakistan has created a female superhero who fights terrorists, traffickers and gangsters in Karachi.

Celebrity chef bistro's council cash

Tue, 2014-08-12 11:14
More council cash is granted to help get a celebrity chef's bistro up and running in Colwyn Bay.

UK warns over Israel export licences

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:50
Ministers identify 12 military export licenses to Israel that they would suspend if "significant hostilities" resume in Gaza.

'Friendship set aside for World Cup semi-final'

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:45
England women's coach Gary Street and Ireland counterpart Philip ‘Goose’ Doyle will put friendship aside for their World Cup semi-final.

Youth admits causing friends' deaths

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:29
A teenager who was not legally old enough to drive admits causing the death of his three friends in a crash in East Lothian.

Emergency funds for flood damage

Tue, 2014-08-12 10:09
People evacuated from flood-hit areas return to their homes as ministers say they will consider emergency funding to help deal with the damage.

Robin Williams and the link between comedy and depression

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:51
Why do many comedians struggle with depression?

VIDEO: Ebola vaccines 'are promising'

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:40
US health experts say there are some "promising vaccines" close to being available to treat the Ebola virus.

Obama leads Robin Williams tributes

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:37
President Obama leads tributes to actor and comedian Robin Williams, who has died in an apparent suicide.

VIDEO: Gilliam on the 'miracle of Robin'

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:32
Monty Python star Terry Gilliam pays tribute to the late Robin Williams whom he worked with on the film The Fisher King.

Car hire prices 'unfairly vary'

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:27
Drivers are being charged different prices online for the same car rental based on where they live in Europe, the European Commission says.

'Lover miscarriage' plotters jailed

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:18
Two men who plotted to have a pregnant woman beaten up in order to get rid of her unborn child are jailed.

England ready for pro debut - Shrubsole

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:15
England's Anya Shrubsole says the women's Test side face new expectations as professionals, as they prepare to face India.

Ukraine may block Russian aid convoy

Tue, 2014-08-12 09:09
Ukrainian officials set conditions for receiving Russian aid in the conflict-torn east, as a convoy of food and medicine departs from near Moscow.

VIDEO: 'Williams helped with my green card'

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:40
Actor Giles Matthey pays tribute to Robin Williams - who supported his application for a green card after the pair worked together on the film Boulevard.

Man Utd target Rojo requests move

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:32
Sporting Lisbon defender Marcos Rojo hands in a transfer request and admits his desire to join Manchester United.

Lotto winner shares win with workmate

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:22
An Edinburgh painter and decorator who won more than £7m on the lottery vows to share some of his fortune with a workmate.

No police action in C. diff outbreak

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:20
Wales' biggest health board will not face police action over an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) at hospitals in north Wales.

Scarratt confident of England success

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:19
England centre Emily Scarratt says her side "have a great chance" of winning the Women's Rugby World Cup.

'Care boy' tells of electric shocks

Tue, 2014-08-12 08:12
A man who went through Jersey's care system describes friendly German soldiers during WW2, and later bullying and electric shocks in a life that became "hell".
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