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Charges dropped in Black murder case

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:35
Charges have been dropped against a man charged with the murder of County Tyrone prison officer David Black.

Carbs boost tree drought resilience

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:34
Higher levels of a compound known as non-structural carbohydrates boost tropical trees' chances of surviving droughts, a study suggests.

'Cheat' Vincent is banned for life

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:28
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent is banned for life and admits he is a "cheat" who "shamed" the sport by match-fixing.

VIDEO: Maggie: 'I am a complete Anglophile'

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:24
Hollywood actress Maggie Gyllenhaal talks about her latest role in a British television series

German Schulz to lead MEPs again

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:24
New MEPs meeting for the first time elect German Socialist Martin Schulz to lead the European Parliament again.

VIDEO: Heathrow sorry for baggage backlog

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:21
The new Chief Executive of Heathrow John Holland-Kaye apologises to passengers affected by a problem with the airport's baggage handling.

BNP Paribas to pay $9bn to US

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:17
France's largest bank BNP Paribas agrees to a record $9bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations.

AUDIO: Trident 'an effective deterrent'

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:15
Sir Menzies Campbell says it is in the UK's national interest to maintain its nuclear capability.

EU roaming fees fall for phone users

Tue, 2014-07-01 02:08
Charges for surfing the internet on smartphones while travelling in the EU have been cut by half as new rules come into force.

Bacon triptych sells for £26.7m

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:52
A small-format Francis Bacon triptych of his lover George Dyer sells for £26.7m at a London auction.

VIDEO: Humans outsmarted by clever rooks

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:51
The British Trust for Ornithology wants members of the public to report their observations to help study the behaviour of some of our cleverest garden birds, rooks.

Stars gather for Cameron arts bash

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:29
David Cameron hosts famous names from the arts, entertainment and media to celebrate their contribution to British life.

New ISA savings accounts take effect

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:27
Savers will be able to set more money aside tax-free and have more flexibility between cash and investments, under new rules now taking effect.

Games security effort scaled up

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:03
The security operation for the Commonwealth Games is being scaled up with just over three weeks to go until the opening ceremony.

'Grigor's a nice guy but a tough opponent'

Tue, 2014-07-01 01:01
Andy Murray on Wimbledon quarter-final opponent Grigor Dimitrov

Three's an (accessible) crowd

Tue, 2014-07-01 00:53
Life with your lover, and their carer

1,000 under-10s searched by police

Tue, 2014-07-01 00:49
More than 1,000 people under the criminal age of responsibility have been stopped and searched in England and Wales in the last five years.

What can the NHS learn from phones?

Tue, 2014-07-01 00:36
Should the NHS be more like the phone industry?

VIDEO: Palace refuge for displaced Ukrainians

Tue, 2014-07-01 00:31
Refugees from eastern Ukraine and Crimea are finding refuge at the former Ukrainian president's luxurious residence - Mezhigorye.

VIDEO: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford leaves rehab

Tue, 2014-07-01 00:25
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is "ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated" by his behaviour after leaving rehab following two months of intensive treatment.

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