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US hostage 'appears in Yemen video'

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:48
Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.

AUDIO: Osborne attacks BBC cuts coverage

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:47
George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as "totally hyperbolic" in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.

Mexico boosts security in Acapulco

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:47
Mexican federal forces are deployed to dozens of towns in a violence-ridden area of Mexico following the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Disney's Frozen Fever date announced

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:46
Disney's Frozen Fever will be shown ahead of Kenneth Branagh's live-action reimagining of Cinderella.

Frenchmen jailed for Tel Aviv crash

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:40
Two Frenchmen are jailed in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in 2011 in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv.

Shell has 'earliest human engraving'

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:37
Zig-zag patterns on a fossilised shell in Indonesia may be the earliest known engravings by a human ancestor, scientists say.

Readers abandon 'good news' website

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:30
'Good news day' decimates website's readership

Anfield expansion to 59,000 to begin

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:23
Liverpool say they will begin work on Monday to increase Anfield's capacity from about 45,500 to 59,000.

Google plans child-friendly products

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:23
Google is developing child-friendly versions of its search site, Chrome browser and video-sharing service YouTube, according to a US report.

No charges in Savile school inquiry

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:15
No prosecutions will be brought against former staff at a school in Surrey where Jimmy Savile abused girls, says the CPS.

Cannibal killer death cause mystery

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:07
The cause of death of a man suspected of murdering a woman in an act of cannibalism is still unknown, an inquest hears.

Spectre to be title of next Bond film

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:06
Spectre will be the title of the 24th official James Bond film, its makers announce.

Dalriada hospital to remain open

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:02
The Dalriada Hospital has won a temporary reprieve after a high court judge ruled it must continue to accept new patients.

VIDEO: Search continues for missing baby

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:00
Police investigating the disappearance of new mother Charlotte Bevan and her baby daughter Zaani are searching the area where a woman's body was discovered on Wednesday night.

Top Scots skier suffers broken back

Thu, 2014-12-04 02:00
Perth woman Charlie Guest, the UK's number one female alpine slalom skier, suffers a broken back while training in Sweden.

Hospital failings over cleanliness

Thu, 2014-12-04 01:52
One of Scotland's largest hospitals is told to improve its cleanliness after inspectors saw patient equipment spattered with blood and body fluids.

'Majority of Russian athletes dope'

Thu, 2014-12-04 01:42
The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will "fully investigate" claims of systematic Russian doping on German TV.

DSD says hundreds of jobs to be cut

Thu, 2014-12-04 01:41
The Department for Social Development has said it will have to cut hundreds of jobs due to spending cuts in the 2015/16 budget.

Rowsell hopes for gold in London

Thu, 2014-12-04 01:39
Joanna Rowsell targets gold at this weekend's UCI Track Cycling World Cup in London but February's World Championships remains her main goal.

Police investigate demo clash claims

Thu, 2014-12-04 01:37
Police investigate claims officers used "disproportionate force" at a tuition fees protest at the University of Warwick.