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Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce

Tue, 2014-08-05 23:14
John Kerry tells the BBC that Israel and the Palestinians must take advantage of the Gaza truce, as the two sides prepare for talks in Egypt.

Cameron must push Israel, say MPs

Tue, 2014-08-05 23:05
David Cameron must do more to persuade Israel to lift restrictions on the movements of Palestinians, MPs say.

Murray to face Kyrgios in Toronto

Tue, 2014-08-05 23:01
Andy Murray plays Australian Nick Kyrgios in his first match of the hard-court season in the Rogers Cup on Wednesday.

Rosetta probe set to meet comet

Tue, 2014-08-05 22:38
Europe's long travelling satellite is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system.

Dance company funding investigated

Tue, 2014-08-05 22:16
Funding of National Dance Company Wales is investigated by a financial watchdog amid concerns about the way the organisation is run.

Call to back metro transport plan

Tue, 2014-08-05 22:01
Business leaders urge ministers to stick to plans for a metro transport system in south Wales and settle the row over which government should pay to electrify the Valleys rail lines.

Reforms 'prompt more pension saving'

Tue, 2014-08-05 22:00
Radical reform of the UK pension system announced in the Budget has encouraged pension saving already, according to LCP.

VIDEO: Energy market riggers 'to face jail'

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:55
Plans to make rigging energy markets a criminal offence are being outlined by the government.

VIDEO: Aspirin 'might prevent cancer'

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:45
British researchers say aspirin could reduce the risk of developing - or dying from - certain types of cancer.

Tory 'war' and F1 Bernie's 'cheek' - front pages

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Baroness Warsi's resignation as a minister over the UK's stance on the Gaza conflict makes the front pages, while papers digest the first TV debate on Scottish independence.

Plane bomb hoax suspect still held

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:44
Police are continuing to question a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat on a passenger plane from Doha to Manchester Airport.

From Loftus Road to Nou Camp - The El Tel story

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:34
Leaving QPR, selling Diego Maradona and ending Barcelona's 11-year title wait - Terry Venables on his time in Spain.

Heart charity in inequality warning

Tue, 2014-08-05 21:14
People living in Belfast are three times more likely to die from heart disease than those in the south of England, a charity claims.

China earthquake toll nears 600

Tue, 2014-08-05 20:35
Almost 600 people are now known to have died in the Yunnan earthquake, officials say, as residents are evacuated from barrier lakes.

Apple and Samsung drop non-US cases

Tue, 2014-08-05 20:08
Smartphone and tablet rivals Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States.

Marathon female world record attempt

Tue, 2014-08-05 20:07
Amy Hughes, from Shropshire, hopes to break the Guinness World Record three times over by running 53 marathons in 53 days.

MH370 sea search contractor named

Tue, 2014-08-05 19:18
A Dutch firm has been chosen to carry out the underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia announces.

UK to explore Bitcoin use - Osborne

Tue, 2014-08-05 18:05
The government is to explore the role that digital currencies such as Bitcoin could play in the financial system and whether they need to be regulated.

US firms to invest $14bn in Africa

Tue, 2014-08-05 17:38
US President Barack Obama reveals that US companies are planning $14bn of investment in Africa at the inaugural US-Africa Leaders' Summit.

Boko Haram crisis: Nigeria's female bombers strike

Tue, 2014-08-05 16:44
The new suicide squads striking northern Nigeria
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