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AUDIO: The 'right man' to play £1m Stradivarius

Mon, 2014-08-04 03:14
An 18-year-old boy has been loaned a rare Stradivarius violin, worth £1m, by a musician who was touched by the similarities in their lives.

Australia to deliver 'best' Games

Mon, 2014-08-04 03:13
Australia promise to build on the "standout" Glasgow 2014 and deliver the "best" Commonwealth Games in 2018.

Your pictures: Abandoned

Mon, 2014-08-04 03:04
Readers' photos on the theme of "abandoned"

Artist: 'Keep kids out of galleries'

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:53
British artist Jake Chapman says taking children to art galleries is a "total waste of time".

VIDEO: How to become a virtual bird

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:51
Click is at London's Barbican for Digital Revolution, an immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and video games.

Commonwealth closer watched by 6.8m

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:48
The closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, which featured a set by Kylie Minogue, is watched by an average of 6.8m viewers.

River ferry capsizes in Bangladesh

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:44
A ferry with about 200 passengers on board capsizes in a river south of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, officials say.

Torrential rain causes landslides

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:41
Torrential downpours over the weekend caused a series of landslides in County Antrim as up to 50mm of rain fell in in a number of hours.

Lights going out for WW1 centenary

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:32
An hour's darkness is set to mark 100 years since the beginning of World War One, with artists taking a pivotal role in the commemorations.

Mexican mayor shot dead in Jalisco

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:24
Unidentified gunmen shoot dead the mayor of Ayutla, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, just over a month after the deputy police chief was killed.

NHS to target long waits for ops

Mon, 2014-08-04 02:15
The NHS in England has been ordered to prioritise patients who have endured long waits for routine treatment.

HSBC half-yearly profits fall by 12%

Mon, 2014-08-04 01:57
HSBC profits fall by 12% in the first half of the year, as the bank says it paid out $234m to cover the cost of "customer redress".

Ostrich fugitive is due in court

Mon, 2014-08-04 01:54
A fugitive drug dealer who conned ostrich farm investors in south Wales out of £900,000 is expected in court in South Africa for an extradition hearing.

VIDEO: Athlete invades stage during Kylie show

Mon, 2014-08-04 01:29
Australian athlete Genevieve LaCaze invades the stage during Kylie Minogue's performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony.

Lineker 'sickened' by corruption claims

Mon, 2014-08-04 01:28
Ex-England striker Gary Lineker says he is 'sickened' by alleged corruption in world football and criticises Fifa chief Sepp Blatter.

Navy takes Britons from Libya to Malta

Mon, 2014-08-04 01:23
A Royal Navy ship helping Britons to leave Libya amid worsening violence in the country has arrived in Malta, the Foreign Office says.

Man killed when car hits bus stop

Mon, 2014-08-04 01:20
A man dies and a second is injured when a car hits a bus stop in Manchester.

VIDEO: Footage of landslide near Cushendall

Mon, 2014-08-04 00:54
Torrential downpours over the weekend caused a series of landslides in County Antrim.

Spirited Away maker halts production

Mon, 2014-08-04 00:38
Japanese animated film-maker Studio Ghibli, responsible for hits including Oscar winner Spirited Away, announces a halt in production.

Guardians swoops to top box office

Mon, 2014-08-04 00:19
Disney's Marvel adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy takes $94m (£55.8m) to top the North American box office in its debut weekend.
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