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Man found shot dead outside takeaway

Tue, 2015-04-07 23:33
A murder investigation is under way after a man was shot dead outside a takeaway on South Tyneside.

Cumberbatch and Colman up for Baftas

Tue, 2015-04-07 23:00
Benedict Cumberbatch and Olivia Colman are among the nominees for this year's Bafta TV awards, with the latter cited for the fourth consecutive year.

Ferguson elects black councillors

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:56
Voters in Ferguson, Missouri triple the number of black city councillors in the first poll since an unarmed black teenager was killed by police.

VIDEO: What does American Pie mean to you?

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:47
The original manuscript of Don McLean's American Pie has sold for $1.2m (£806,000) at a New York auction.

VIDEO: Charleston shooting: Officer charged

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:42
The authorities in the US state of South Carolina have charged a white police officer with murder after he shot dead a black man, Walter Scott, who appeared to be running away from him.

Bhullar plays to make NBA history

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:40
Sim Bhullar becomes the first player of Indian descent in the NBA, playing 16 seconds for Sacramento Kings.

ANZ wins appeal against class action

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:38
One of Australia's biggest lenders, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), wins an appeal against a landmark court ruling that some of its late fees were unfair.

Newtownards air crash victim named

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:18
The man who died when his light aircraft crash landed at Newtownards Airfield in County Down on Tuesday has been named locally as Stephen McKnight.

Tomkins to return to Super League

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:01
England full-back Sam Tomkins will leave New Zealand and return to Super League because of homesickness.

VIDEO: The ties that bind Greece and Russia

Tue, 2015-04-07 22:00
The Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, has arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a critical time for Athens.

Airlines cancel flights over strike

Tue, 2015-04-07 21:55
Ryanair, Aer Lingus and Easyjet cancel flights on Wednesday as a result of planned industrial action by French air traffic controllers.

Interview film 'flown into N Korea'

Tue, 2015-04-07 21:36
A North Korean defector to the South says he has flown thousands of copies of controversial comedy The Interview over the border by balloon.

Supply teachers' training worry

Tue, 2015-04-07 21:25
Classroom standards could be hit if more attention is not given to keeping supply teachers up to date with the latest training, warns a union.

Woman's double stroke care failings

Tue, 2015-04-07 21:16
The care given to an 86-year-old woman who waited six hours to see a doctor after having a stroke in hospital was inadequate, an ombudsman rules.

Japanese shares near 15-year high

Tue, 2015-04-07 20:00
Japan's shares close in on a 15-year high after the Bank of Japan maintained its asset purchase program in an effort to boost the economy.

VIDEO: Pakistan Christians still persecuted

Tue, 2015-04-07 19:53
Shaimaa Khalil returns to Lahore one month after a suicide attack on churches there to see how Pakistan's Christian community is coping.

Exit checks begin at UK borders

Tue, 2015-04-07 19:45
Passport checks on all travellers leaving the UK are being phased in at ports and borders, as government legislation comes into effect.

Australia approves John Holland sale

Tue, 2015-04-07 19:31
Australia approves the sale of John Holland Group, one the country's biggest construction firms, to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).

Taiwan rations water amid drought

Tue, 2015-04-07 19:11
Taiwan begins rationing water supplies to more than one million households as it tackles the island's worst drought in years.

Australia sets up 'ice' taskforce

Tue, 2015-04-07 18:10
Australia's government establishes a national taskforce to tackle the growing use of crystal methamphetamine, or ice.