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Jamieson and Wiggins eye early golds

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:50
Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins are chasing gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Venezuela opposition leader on trial

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:43
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.

Facebook reports surge in profits

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:21
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.

Assault MP speaks of 'deep regret'

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:58
The Conservative Party is discussing the future of MP David Ruffley, who was cautioned by police for assaulting his ex-partner.

VIDEO: Susan Boyle sings as Queen arrives

Wed, 2014-07-23 13:25
Susan Boyle treats the crowd at Celtic Park to rousing version of Mull of Kintyre as part of the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, shortly before the arrival of The Queen.

Man fined for downing goldfish drink

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:50
A man filmed swallowing two goldfish in a pint glass as part of a dare, admits it was a "stupid prank" after he was fined £200 by magistrates.

Stormont paper sets out budget cuts

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:45
The finance minister has circulated a paper that will result in millions of pounds in cuts across departments, except health and education, according to Stormont sources.

Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:42
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.

Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:25
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.

Death crash girl, 6, identified

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:22
A six year-old girl who died in a road accident in Wiltshire is formally identified as Jess Marie Wright-Roberts.

Man arrested in missing Claudia case

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:21
A man is arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of missing chef Claudia Lawrence, while forensic teams search a pub in her home city of York.

VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:16
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.

VIDEO: Seals 'stressed' by warming seas

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:12
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.

Detroit porch shooting trial opens

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:02
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.

Arrests made after eBay Stubhub thefts

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:56
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.

VIDEO: My Glasgow

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:52
Danny MacAskill rides on Glasgow landmarks, including a breathtaking stunt on the iconic Finnieston Crane.

Baby P boss awarded £680,000 payout

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:41
The former head of Haringey children's services Sharon Shoesmith is awarded almost £680,000 following her unfair dismissal claim.

Paedophile singer appeal bid refused

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:34
Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.

Coal mine employee buyout 'shelved'

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:29
An employee buyout to save one of England's last remaining deep coal mines is shelved, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Boxer 'let down' over Games ruling

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:18
A Welsh boxer refused a Commonwealth Games place over her involvement in kick boxing says she is disappointed in the sport's authorities.
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