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Uganda leader blocks anti-gay laws

Fri, 2014-01-17 10:23
Uganda's president refuses to approve a bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals, saying gay people should be "rescued" not killed or imprisoned.

S Sudan atrocities 'on both sides'

Fri, 2014-01-17 10:10
South Sudan's government troops and rebels have both carried out atrocities over the past month of fighting, a UN human rights chief says.

Baby born after 20 miscarriages

Fri, 2014-01-17 10:06
The boy born after mother's 20 miscarriages in 10 years

Human remains confirmed as student

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:55
Police confirm that human remains found in Argyll last week are those of missing Russian student Yulia Solodyankin.

Putin cautions gay visitors to Sochi

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:52
Russian President Vladimir Putin says homosexuals will be welcome in Sochi for the Olympics but warns them against spreading "gay propaganda".

Emotional defeat for England - Cook

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:44
Captain Alastair Cook says the England dressing room is "a tough place to be" after the one-wicket defeat by Australia.

Unite union employs Stevie Deans

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:43
The Unite union confirms that it has employed Stevie Deans, the former union convenor at the Ineos petrochemicals plant in Grangemouth.

'Scratch-and-sniff' jeans launched

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:37
A designer adds "scratch-and-sniff" technology to jeans, in an experiment designed to make people "smile".

Van Persie stories untrue - Moyes

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:35
Manchester United manager David Moyes insists striker Robin van Persie is happy at Old Trafford despite speculation.

VIDEO: Flood misery in sodden south-east

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:29
Heavy flooding has disrupted road and rail services in the south east of England, will all trains suspended between Brighton and London at one stage on Monday.

VIDEO: Seaside towns battle for naked prize

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:21
Three seaside towns in the south east of England are fighting for the chance for artist Spencer Tunick to come and create an installation there.

Key wildlife sites hit in flooding

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:18
Nearly 50 of Britain's special wildlife sites were hit in the "devastating" recent flooding, according to a new assessment.

Fridge sends spam emails

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:18
A fridge has been discovered sending out spam after a web attack managed to compromise smart gadgets.

10 things we didn't know last week

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:13
Chocolate cake is the most googled food in Sweden

Ex-soldier jailed over child's death

Fri, 2014-01-17 09:05
A former soldier who survived an attack that killed five comrades in Afghanistan is jailed over the death of his 19-month-old daughter in Northampton.

The Loop: Cafe loitering and acute accents

Fri, 2014-01-17 08:54
Readers add their thoughts to this week's Magazine stories

Queen's granddaughter Zara has baby

Fri, 2014-01-17 08:48
The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall has given birth to a baby girl weighing 7lbs 12oz, Buckingham Palace says.

Son killed and dismembered mother

Fri, 2014-01-17 08:47
A man is found guilty of killing his mother and burying her dismembered body in a shallow grave on a wooded hillside.

Bone fragment 'could be King Alfred'

Fri, 2014-01-17 08:35
A fragment of bone unearthed in 1999 could be the remains of King Alfred the Great or his son Edward the Elder, experts say.

Hague and Alexander in EU warning

Fri, 2014-01-17 08:24
An independent Scotland within Europe would be up to £3.8bn worse off, the UK government claims.

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