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VIDEO: Trapping badgers 'vital' in TB fight

Thu, 2014-08-07 05:03
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.

Day in pictures: 7 August 2014

Thu, 2014-08-07 04:41
24 hours of news photos: 7 August

Your pictures: Railways

Thu, 2014-08-07 01:52
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"

Found Cambodian family portraits

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:15
Inside family albums in Cambodia

Winners of 2014 National Geographic Traveller Photography Contest

Wed, 2014-08-06 23:15
Winners of the National Geographic photo competition

Crossrail extension plans considered

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:58
Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are to be considered by the government, the transport secretary is expected to announce.

Murray defeats Kyrgios in Toronto

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:53
Andy Murray takes just 54 minutes to defeat Australia's Nick Kyrgios in his first match at the Rogers Cup.

Watson shocks Cibulkova in Montreal

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:51
Heather Watson books a third-round Rogers Cup clash with Victoria Azarenka after defeating Dominika Cibulkova.

Nato Newport summit's road closures

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:45
Details of road closures around the Celtic Manor which will host September's Nato summit of world leaders are announced as work to erect over 12 miles (20 km) of security fencing starts.

Top Khmer Rouge leaders guilty

Wed, 2014-08-06 21:24
Cambodia's UN-backed tribunal convicts two top Khmer Rouge leaders of crimes against humanity and jails them for life.

Activist meets 'stolen grandson'

Wed, 2014-08-06 20:51
Argentine human rights activist Estela Carlotto is reunited with her long-lost grandson after discovering his whereabouts earlier this week.

US travel firm in $500m China move

Wed, 2014-08-06 20:39
Priceline Group, owner of travel websites including Booking.com and Agoda, agrees to invest $500m in China's biggest online travel company Ctrip.

Australia commemorates MH17 dead

Wed, 2014-08-06 19:58
Australia is holding a national day of mourning for those who died in the Malaysia Airline MH17 air disaster in Ukraine in July.

Israel offers Gaza truce extension

Wed, 2014-08-06 19:43
Israel offers to extend a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza, say Israeli officials, but Hamas, which controls Gaza, has yet to agree to the plan.

Pistorius closing arguments to begin

Wed, 2014-08-06 18:57
The murder trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius resumes for two days of closing arguments after months of evidence.

Liberia declares Ebola emergency

Wed, 2014-08-06 18:29
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf declares a state of emergency as the country grapples with an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus.

Obama defends unilateral action

Wed, 2014-08-06 18:05
President Barack Obama defends his right to act without Congress' approval in order to address the pressing issues facing America.

Councils raise care funding concerns

Wed, 2014-08-06 17:47
Plans to cap the amount of money people in England and Wales spend on their social care could be jeopardised by a lack of funding, councils say.

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