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IS militants 'release 200 Yazidis'

Wed, 2015-04-08 05:57
Islamic State militants free more than 200 members of the Yazidi religious community they were holding captive in northern Iraq, according to reports.

Islamic State enters fray in Pakistan

Wed, 2015-04-08 05:37
Islamic State has claimed its first attack in Pakistan - but it chose a rather easy target, reports the BBC's M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad.

Gabon selected to host 2017 Afcon

Wed, 2015-04-08 05:11
Gabon are chosen to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations finals ahead of Algeria and Ghana.

UKIP spells out fishing reforms

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:56
UKIP sets out its fishing policy, with Nigel Farage promising a similar policy to Norway.

Litvinenko 'may have killed himself'

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:55
Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have accidentally killed himself after handling radioactive material, one of the suspects for his death says.

Burkina bars ex-regime MPs from poll

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:48
Burkina Faso's interim parliament approves a law blocking politicians allied to ousted President Blaise Compaore from running in elections.

Sheen to star in Mallory biopic

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:48
Michael Sheen is set to play British climber George Mallory on the big screen.

Sergeant 'targeted' female cadets

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:47
An army sergeant abused his position to sexually attack and rape female cadets as young as 15, a court hears.

Intel shows 3D depth camera in phone

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:47
Intel reveals it can now fit a depth camera into a smartphone, opening the door to 3D selfies and gesture controls.

Ex-MP 'misled over DUP nomination'

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:28
Former UUP MP Rev Martin Smyth accuses the DUP's South Belfast general election candidate of misleading him in a row over nomination papers.

VIDEO: How will UK border exit checks work?

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:24
Passport checks have begun at UK ports and borders for people leaving the country.

Footballer 'wipes mum's debts away'

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:16
A footballer previously praised for his "great gestures" has paid off his mother's debts, according to a message posted on social media.

Hingis returns to Swiss Fed Cup team

Wed, 2015-04-08 04:13
Five-time Grand Slam singles winner Martina Hingis returns to Switzerland's Fed Cup team in bid to qualify for Rio Olympics.

Prolific eBay conman back in court

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:57
A prolific eBay conman is caught again after failing to deliver a car part to a police officer who ordered it from him online.

Yemen rebels push into central Aden

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:52
Fresh fighting is reported in the centre of the Yemeni city of Aden between Houthi rebels and militiamen loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Aldi's sales overtake Waitrose

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:52
Discount grocery chain Aldi is now the UK's sixth largest grocer, a survey finds, overtaking upmarket chain Waitrose.

Low-flying aircraft 'mystery solved'

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:46
A large, low-flying aircraft filmed along Northern Ireland's north coast causes a stir on social media, with even police asking what it was up to.

English cricket 'lost touch' in 2014

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:43
England's cricket leaders "repeatedly lost touch" in 2014, says Wisden editor Lawrence Booth in a scathing editorial.

Angry Saudis refuse Swedish monkeys

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:40
Saudi Arabia refuses to accept four tiny Amazonian monkeys from a Swedish zoo because of a diplomatic row, Swedish media report.

China chemical oil fire reignites

Wed, 2015-04-08 03:37
Thousands are evacuated in the southern Chinese province of Fujian as a massive chemical oil fire reignites.