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Thai protesters block ballot papers

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:27
Thailand's anti-government protesters are blockading buildings where ballot papers are being stored, two days before the general election.

'Longest grave' ship dead remembered

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:27
Sailors buried in what historians believe is Britain's longest grave are remembered in a series of events in a Cornish village.

Inactivity 'pandemic' in poor areas

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:24
A "pandemic" of inactivity in poor areas of England is leading to premature deaths, a report shows.

Back to the Future musical announced

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:21
A stage musical of hit 1980s film Back to the Future is set to debut in London's West End in 2015.

Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:20
US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.

VIDEO: Multi-material 3D printer launches

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:12
The world's first multi-material, full-colour 3D printer launches, plus other tech news.

Celtic accept Ledley bid from Palace

Fri, 2014-01-31 01:04
Celtic accept an offer from Crystal Palace for midfielder Joe Ledley and close in on Wolves striker Leigh Griffiths.

BT revenues up on sports TV demand

Fri, 2014-01-31 00:57
BT's sales and profits rose in the final three months of 2013, driven by record broadband demand and its new sports television service.

VIDEO: 'Not wise' to bring Syrians to UK

Fri, 2014-01-31 00:54
Britain may not be the best place for Syrian refugees, says UK-based Syrian filmmaker Dr Halla Diyab.

Officers hurt in bomber talk trouble

Fri, 2014-01-31 00:34
Four police officers are injured as protesters throw fireworks and stones at a Belfast community centre where a former IRA bomber was a guest speaker.

Legal highs 'tried by 12 year olds'

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:55
Children as young as 12 are trying so-called legal highs, which mimic the effects of cannabis and ecstasy, a drug support group says.

Boulder smashes through Italian farm

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:48
Dramatic pictures are released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.

'Living standards squeeze continues'

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:41
Average UK living standards have fallen "dramatically" since the recession and will not recover to pre-crisis levels by the next election, economists say.

Australia women beat England in T20

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:34
Australia beat England by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 in the penultimate match of the Women's Ashes series.

VIDEO: Super Bowl sex traffic crackdown

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:31
Police in New York and New Jersey say they will be taking a tough stance on sex trafficking and prostitution as tens of thousands of visitors arrive for Sunday's Super Bowl.

Ministers oppose child smacking ban

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:30
A bid to ban parents smacking children is being opposed by Welsh government ministers.

Britain and France 'at odds, again'

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:07
The tension between Britain and France which refuses to go away

Inmate safety checks criticised

Thu, 2014-01-30 23:01
Poor first-night safety checks may have missed vulnerable inmates at a jail where five self-inflicted deaths occurred, a report finds.

Toyota halts US sales of some models

Thu, 2014-01-30 22:59
The world's biggest carmaker, Toyota, tells dealers in the US to stop sales of some of its cars that are equipped with seat heaters.

'Foxy Knoxy' and weather prayer - the papers

Thu, 2014-01-30 22:35
Amanda Knox's second sentence for killing British student Meredith Kercher makes headlines, as does the weather and a Tory backbench rebellion.

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