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VIDEO: Racehorse foals fail to ignite auction

Sat, 2014-11-29 00:20
Foals belonging to one of the world's greatest racehorses went on sale in Newmarket on Friday night, but potential buyers were unwilling to break the bank.

VIDEO: Trap door reveals church 'time capsule'

Sat, 2014-11-29 00:18
The rector at a church in Liverpool has made a surprising discovery after noticing a trap door in the ceiling.

VIDEO: Can driving improve Aboriginal health?

Sat, 2014-11-29 00:15
A project that helps Aboriginal Australians gain their driving licenses could have positive health outcomes for themselves and their community.

Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos

Fri, 2014-11-28 23:54
Five members of the French president's staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace.

Extra trains laid on for rugby fans

Fri, 2014-11-28 23:46
Extra trains put on to cope with thousands of more passengers heading to Cardiff for the Wales-South Africa autumn international.

Council mergers need 'shared vision'

Fri, 2014-11-28 23:27
Local councils in Wales facing mergers call for a "shared vision" with ministers on how the map should be re-drawn.

Test delayed after Hughes death

Fri, 2014-11-28 22:51
Australia's first Test against India will not start on Thursday following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

VIDEO: Brown urges Scots politics 'reset'

Fri, 2014-11-28 21:52
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.

VIDEO: 'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

Fri, 2014-11-28 21:51
There could be 10-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

Manhunt after patient absconds

Fri, 2014-11-28 21:10
A manhunt is under way for a patient who absconded from a psychiatric hospital in south-east London after assaulting two members of staff.

IS 'not weakened by air strikes'

Fri, 2014-11-28 20:50
Two months of US-led air strikes have failed to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria's foreign minister says, urging Turkey to tighten border controls.

Pope in symbolic Istanbul visit

Fri, 2014-11-28 20:28
Pope Francis is due to meet Muslim and Christian leaders in Istanbul on the second day of his three-day highly symbolic visit to Turkey.

Sri Lanka v England delayed by rain

Fri, 2014-11-28 19:45
The start of England's second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo is delayed by heavy rain.

Taiwan holds biggest local elections

Fri, 2014-11-28 19:25
Taiwan is holding its biggest local elections, widely seen as a referendum on the China policy of the governing party.

Tebbit suggests new EU migrant 'test'

Fri, 2014-11-28 18:32
Lord Tebbit suggests an updated version of his famous "cricket test", to decide which EU immigrants are welcome to live in the UK.

Nigeria leader condemns mosque raid

Fri, 2014-11-28 17:40
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan vows "to leave no stone unturned" in tracking down the perpetrators of a mosque attack that left dozens dead.

Mubarak murder retrial verdict due

Fri, 2014-11-28 17:28
A court in Egypt is due to deliver a verdict in the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak on charges of conspiring to kill protesters in 2011.

'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

Fri, 2014-11-28 17:12
There could be about 10-13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, far more than previous estimates, analysis for the Home Office suggests.

Will Moldova choose EU or Putin?

Fri, 2014-11-28 17:02
Moldova's general election takes on a geopolitical edge in the shadow of the crisis in neighbouring Ukraine.

Swiss 'Ecopop' vote calls for big immigration cut

Fri, 2014-11-28 16:48
The European country voting to limit immigration