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In pictures: Cairo explosions

Fri, 2014-01-24 04:27
Blast which apparently targeted Egypt's police force

GB Olympic medal hope wins World Cup

Fri, 2014-01-24 04:17
Lizzy Yarnold wins the overall skeleton World Cup title two weeks before the Olympics with fellow Briton Shelley Rudman third.

'Super-rare' Nintendo game hits eBay

Fri, 2014-01-24 04:05
An extremely rare Nintendo game described as the "holy grail for collectors" is expected to fetch thousands of dollars in an eBay auction.

Two killed in Frankfurt courthouse

Fri, 2014-01-24 04:00
A man is arrested after two men are killed in a shooting and stabbing attack at a court complex in the German city of Frankfurt.

Labour wins Cowdenbeath by-election

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:52
Alex Rowley holds the Scottish Parliament seat of Cowdenbeath for Labour in a by-election sparked by the death of sitting MSP Helen Eadie.

BBC dominates terrestrial TV in 2013

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:37
The BBC continues to dominate terrestrial television, with 58 of the most watched shows broadcast in 2013 - according to industry figures.

Fracking will boost UK economy - PM

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:37
Fracking can boost the economy and encourage companies to return to the UK, David Cameron tells business leaders in Davos.

The consolations of Irn Bru and Marmite

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:36
The owner of a British food shop in Canada has been ordered to stop selling Irn Bru, Ovaltine and Marmite, but such foodstuffs are a lifeline to expats says Jon Kelly.

England end losing run in Australia

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:32
England beat Australia by 57 runs in Perth to end a nine-match losing streak, the tourists now 3-1 behind in the five-match series.

Nadal beats Federer to reach final

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:27
World number one Rafael Nadal faces Stanislas Wawrinka in the Australian Open final after beating Roger Federer in straight sets.

New rubber bullet death inquest

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:26
The Attorney General orders a fresh inquest into the death of Londonderry man who was hit by a rubber bullet 41 years ago.

Household bills arrears rise concern

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:18
A debt charity says it has seen a big rise in people with arrears on essential household costs like rent over the last year.

VIDEO: Large car bomb hits central Cairo

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:15
Five people have been killed and nearly 70 wounded after three blasts in the Egyptian capital that appeared to target the police force.

Philpott deaths 'not predictable'

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:11
The deaths of six children in a Derby house fire "could not have been predicted or prevented", a serious case review concludes.

Police 'took inmate on 140mph drive'

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:11
A Durham Police driver is disciplined and has his licence suspended after a prisoner he was transporting reported him for driving at 140mph.

VIDEO: PM urges EU to 'embrace' fracking

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:07
Shale gas extraction through fracking can boost the economy and encourage businesses to come back to the UK, David Cameron has said.

VIDEO: 'Production coming back to Britain'

Fri, 2014-01-24 03:03
David Cameron has said that more than one in 10 small or medium sized companies had brought back to Britain some production in the last year.

Parcel block hits Russian consumers

Fri, 2014-01-24 02:55
The express delivery services DHL and FedEx suspend shipments of parcels to private individuals in Russia, blaming stricter customs rules.

Kinky Boots set for West End run

Fri, 2014-01-24 02:45
Hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots is poised to transfer to the London stage next year, its director says.

Bieber bailed after driving arrest

Fri, 2014-01-24 02:38
Pop star Justin Bieber is released on bail after being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs after allegedly racing his sports car on a Miami Beach street.

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