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Israel pulls troops out of Gaza

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:50
Israel withdraws its troops from the Gaza Strip to "defensive positions" outside the Palestinian territory, as a 72-hour truce takes effect.

Tommy Sheridan conviction reviewed

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:47
Tommy Sheridan's conviction for perjury is to be reviewed by the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission.

DUP-Sinn Féin row blocks Maze event

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:43
An aviation society show has been cancelled due to a row between the DUP and Sinn Féin over the development of the former Maze Prison site.

More buck for your Big Bang Theory

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:13
Are the Big Bang Theory cast worth $1m per episode?

Games athlete cleared of sex assault

Tue, 2014-08-05 04:10
A Commonwealth Games weightlifter is cleared of sexually assaulting a man in a supermarket toilet near the athletes' village.

Council chief quits over N-word

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:54
Powys council's deputy leader resigns after using the N-word during a council meeting.

Chemical incident at recycling hub

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:53
Midlothian council is investigating a chemical incident at one of its recycling centres after three workers became unwell.

Northern cities unveil transport bid

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:48
Representatives from five cities in the North of England call for a £15bn 15-year plan to be adopted to improve transport.

VIDEO: The men learning to chat-up women

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:47
The men paying to learn daytime chat-up tricks

Gaza-Israel games cause controversy

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:47
Several video games linked to the Gaza-Israel conflict are removed from Google Play and Facebook, but others remain available.

Ukrainian refugee numbers soar

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:31
The number of people fleeing the war in eastern Ukraine to other parts of the country has jumped from 2,600 to 102,600 in two months, the UN says.

Family shock at parole judge remark

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:24
The parents of a murder victim speak of their "heartache" after hearing a judge say impact statements made by bereaved families make "no difference" to parole judgements.

Royals 'plant' ceramic poppies

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:16
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry "plant" a ceramic poppy at the Tower of London marking the centenary of World War One.

Xavi announces Spain retirement

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:13
Barcelona central midfielder Xavi Hernandez, Spain's most capped outfield player, retires from international football.

New school qualifications given out

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:09
The first candidates to study for the qualifications that have replaced Standard Grades are receiving their results.

India disappointed by Anderson ruling

Tue, 2014-08-05 03:04
India's cricket board says it is unhappy England's James Anderson was found not guilty of a breach of the code of conduct.

Safes stolen in Eisteddfod burglary

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:45
Two safes containing around £6,000 are stolen from the visitor centre at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.

Ex-boxer Jamie Moore shot twice

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:44
Former European light-middleweight boxing champion, Jamie Moore, is shot twice but is recovering in hospital, a fighter tweets.

Balls fined over parked car crash

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:42
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls is fined £900 and given five penalty points for failing to stop after a car crash in West Yorkshire.

Credit Agricole hit by BES troubles

Tue, 2014-08-05 02:38
French bank Credit Agricole says second quarter profits almost halved after it wrote down its stake in the troubled Portuguese Banco Espirito Santo to zero.
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