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Yemen army in big al-Qaeda offensive

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:21
The Yemeni army launches a major offensive against al-Qaeda hideouts in the south, officials say, amid an ongoing campaign against militants.

Cable defends Royal Mail sale price

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:16
The UK Business Secretary, Vince Cable, stands by the initial pricing of Royal Mail shares, as he gives evidence to a parliamentary committee.

Gunmen storm Libyan parliament

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:15
Gunmen storm Libya's parliament and start shooting, forcing MPs to abandon a special session to elect a new prime minister.

Lenny Henry row candidate quits UKIP

Tue, 2014-04-29 09:03
A UKIP council candidate quits the party following controversial remarks about comedian Lenny Henry.

The view from King's Cross Station

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:56
The view from King's Cross on Tube strike day

Tottenham talk to Ajax about De Boer

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:41
Dutch champions Ajax say Tottenham have contacted them about the availability of coach Frank de Boer.

Hillsborough family's double tragedy

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:24
The brother of a man who died at Hillsborough was himself killed in an industrial accident years later, an inquest hears.

Stabbed teacher was due to retire

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:19
A teacher stabbed to death in front of her pupils at a Leeds school is described by the head teacher as "inspirational", as it emerges she was to retire this year.

15mph death driver 'lied to DVLA'

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:16
A 73-year-old partially-sighted driver who killed a pedestrian while driving at just 15mph should never have been on the road, his victim's family say.

Middle East peace deadline expires

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:04
A US-set deadline for peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians has ended without an agreement being reached.

Life for teen who killed father

Tue, 2014-04-29 08:02
A County Tyrone teenager who killed his father will spend at least ten years of a life sentence in jail.

Steel 'quizzed Smith on sex claims'

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:58
Lord Steel says he challenged Cyril Smith in 1979 about allegations he had abused boys - but defends his decision not to launch an investigation.

Rylance gets Tony nomination double

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:42
Britain's Mark Rylance is up for two prizes at this year's Tony awards for his roles in the acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe all-male productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III.

Have MidEast talks failure killed two-state goal?

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:39
Jeremy Bowen: Have Mid-East talks failure killed two-state goal?

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe on cracking Broadway

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:24
Daniel Radcliffe talks about making the transition from screen to stage actor, and finding success on Broadway in New York.

VIDEO: Woman rescued from cathedral turrets

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:18
A woman is rescued after becoming wedged between two turrets at Wells Cathedral after falling 30ft (9m).

Tuesday's gossip column

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:12
Real Madrid set to make Suarez bid, Lukaku unsure about future, Ancelotti expected to become Spurs boss, plus more.

The problem of re-inventing spectacles

Tue, 2014-04-29 07:04
Innovations such as Google Glass have attracted much attention, but how tricky is it to re-design a classic pair of glasses?

Kenya president signs polygamy law

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:16
Kenya's president signs into law a bill allowing men to take as many wives as they wish without consulting existing partners.

Syria blasts kill dozens in Homs

Tue, 2014-04-29 06:15
At least 37 people are killed in explosions in the Syrian city of Homs, after at least 14 die in a mortar attack in Damascus, officials say.

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