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Hooker Youngs to miss England tour

Wed, 2014-05-07 13:03
England hooker Tom Youngs will not tour New Zealand in June in order to support his wife, who needs treatment for an illness.

UKIP not a racist party, says Farage

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:59
UKIP "is not racist", leader Nigel Farage tells activists, following controversy over comments by some candidates.

Banksy has say over disputed artwork

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:53
The renowned street artist Banksy says his disputed Mobile Lovers work should be kept by a Bristol boys' club.

Syria rebels evacuated from Homs

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:44
Syrian rebels leave the last opposition-held enclaves in Homs, ending three years of resistance in the "capital of the revolution".

UK team to aid Nigeria girls effort

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:27
The UK is to send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help efforts to find 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.

Canadian author Farley Mowat dies

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:20
One of Canada's best-loved writers, Farley Mowat - author of Never Cry Wolf - has died, aged 92, at his home in Ontario.

Rosetta comet-hunter narrows the gap

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:04
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft begins the process of zeroing in on its icy quarry by initiating the first of 10 thruster firings.

Man killed in level crossing crash

Wed, 2014-05-07 12:02
A 77-year-old man dies when his car is struck by a train at level crossing in North Yorkshire, British Transport Police say.

Fireman delivers baby at blaze scene

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:44
A fireman delivers a baby in the back of a car near the scene of a blaze in north London.

VIDEO: Stuart Hall 'raped girl in BBC room'

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:42
Stuart Hall groomed a girl and raped her in his BBC dressing room on several occasions, a court is told.

NBC will air Olympics in US to 2032

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:41
US broadcaster NBC extends its contract to exclusively air the Olympic games in the US through 2032.

South Africa in post-Mandela vote

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:36
South Africans have been voting in elections as the country marks 20 years since the end of apartheid, with the governing ANC widely tipped for another victory.

Helicopter safety timescales changed

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:29
The timescales for implementing safety measures for offshore helicopter flights are changed by the UK Civil Aviation Authority.

Four dead in US tennis star's home

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:26
Four bodies are located in the burned home of former tennis star James Blake in the US state of Florida.

Kenya arrests over alcohol deaths

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:19
Two people have been arrested in Kenya after the deaths of 70 people from drinking illicit alcohol, amid growing anger over the incident.

I want Man Utd job, says Van Gaal

Wed, 2014-05-07 11:17
Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal tells BBC Sport he wants to become the new manager of Manchester United.

Monaco 1-1 Guingamp

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:59
Paris St-Germain clinch their second straight French title after Monaco are held by relegation-threatened Guingamp.

Judge warns of mephedrone 'epidemic'

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:52
A judge presiding over the trial of drugs gang warns mephedrone has almost reached epidemic proportions in south Wales.

VIDEO: Ships from Vietnam and China 'collide'

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:47
Vietnamese naval ships and Chinese vessels have collided in the South China Sea, according to Vietnamese officials.

Nigeria reward to find schoolgirls

Wed, 2014-05-07 10:33
Nigerian police offer a $300,000 reward for help to rescue girls abducted by Islamist militants, said to have killed 300 people in a recent attack.
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