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Sharif seeks talks despite attacks

Wed, 2014-01-29 10:21
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says he still wants to hold peace talks with the Taliban, despite a wave of deadly attacks in recent months.

Congressman apologises for threat

Wed, 2014-01-29 10:06
A congressman who threatened to throw a reporter off a balcony after President Obama's State of the Union address apologises.

Megan 'entered river after drinking'

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:58
Police searching for a missing student say it is likely she entered the River Ouse, in York, while "affected by alcohol".

Plato planet-hunter in pole position

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:48
A telescope to find thousands of planets beyond our Solar System is the hot favourite for selection as Europe's next medium-class space science mission.

Cabaye completes £19m move to PSG

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:45
Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain complete the signing of France midfielder Yohan Cabaye from Newcastle in a £19m deal.

Murray marriage tweet 'was a joke'

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:44
Andy Murray's tweet saying he is to marry his partner Kim Sears later this year was a joke, according to his PR agency.

Sainsbury's boss King to step down

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:41
Sainsbury's says chief executive Justin King is to leave the supermarket chain in July after 10 years at the head of the company.

Crash-film drivers face prosecution

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:39
A police force says it may prosecute drivers who were spotted filming the scene of a motorway crash as they went past at rush-hour.

VIDEO: Jared Leto's 'role of a lifetime'

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:36
Jared Leto, who plays opposite Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, talks about why his eye was not on the prize when he accepted the role of a transgendered woman living with HIV.

Bus crash driver wins dismissal case

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:21
A bus driver who blacked out causing his double decker to crash and topple over in Belfast wins a claim for unfair dismissal, it has emerged.

South Africa raises interest rates

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:16
South Africa's central bank raises interest rates, following efforts by Turkey and other emerging currencies to stabilise their currencies.

Hackers deface Angry Birds website

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:10
The Angry Birds website is defaced with a spoof Spying Birds image, following reports that the NSA and GCHQ made use of data provided by its apps.

VIDEO: Helicopter firm secures MoD contracts

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:05
Helicopter maker AgustaWestland is awarded two contracts from the Ministry of Defence valued at £760m which will secure 1,000 jobs in the UK.

Malala set for Anne Frank Award

Wed, 2014-01-29 09:01
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage activist who was shot by the Taliban, is to receive the Anne Frank award for moral courage.

Government websites on rise again

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:51
Cabinet Office officials are engaged in a "nightmarish game of splat-a-rat" as they try to kill off mushrooming government websites, says Francis Maude.

Over-90s ambulance trips 'up 81%'

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:41
The number of over-90s brought to A&E by ambulance in England has risen 81% over the past three years, figures highlighted by Labour show.

Should Russia have surrendered Leningrad?

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:40
Poll on how WW2 events unfolded sparks Twitter storm

Syria talks take 'positive step'

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:39
Syria's opposition has hailed as a "positive step" the government's willingness to discuss the Geneva Communique plan to end the conflict.

Red Arrows seat mechanism 'useless'

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:27
A coroner describes part of an ejection seat that threw a Red Arrows pilot to his death as "entirely useless".

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-01-29 08:18
Arsenal make Draxler bid, Rooney agrees to stay at United, Bertrand says he's open to Villa offer, plus more.

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