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Afghan Taliban prisoners to be freed

Thu, 2014-01-09 14:47
Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners regarded by the US as a security threat, saying there is insufficient evidence against them.

VIDEO: Will.i.am's Lady Gaga 3D print idea

Thu, 2014-01-09 14:37
Musician and television personality Will.i.am is hoping that traditional music merchandise is heading for a change.

S Sudan army moves on rebel cities

Thu, 2014-01-09 14:37
South Sudan's army moves against the key rebel-held centres of Bentiu and Bor, as rebels strengthen defences in Bentiu.

Man sold illegal tobacco to children

Thu, 2014-01-09 14:27
A man who turned his Devon home into a shop selling illegal cigarettes to school children, is spared a jail sentence.

VIDEO: Black hole set to 'eat a gas cloud'

Thu, 2014-01-09 14:27
A gas cloud is being sucked towards the black hole at the heart of our galaxy, giving astronomers a rare viewing opportunity.

Bunting fights back to reach semis

Thu, 2014-01-09 14:19
Top seed Stephen Bunting fights back from two sets down to beat Rick Hofstra 5-2 and reach the BDO World Darts semi-finals.

VIDEO: Art of Mars: Images from red planet

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:54
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Mars rover landings, a selection of images from the red planet are being exhibited at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

Boy died from 'undiagnosed tumour'

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:27
A two-year-old boy died after a brain tumour went undiagnosed for several weeks, an inquest hears.

VIDEO: Kitten found 270 miles from home

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:27
A kitten which went missing in South Wales is found 270 miles (430 km) away at a hotel in West Yorkshire.

American jailed in UAE back in US

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:21
An American man sentenced to jail in the United Arab Emirates for making a spoof video about Dubai youth culture returns to the US.

Helicopter crash victim search ends

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:19
The search ends for a sailor missing since a Navy helicopter crashed off the coast of Virginia, on Wednesday, bringing the crash death toll to three.

Red Arrows pilot 'flung 300 feet'

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:17
A Red Arrows pilot died when an ejection seat fired him into the air and he hit the ground with "tremendous" force, an inquest hears.

Met chief praises Duggan family

Thu, 2014-01-09 13:12
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner praises the "very dignified way" Mark Duggan's family has responded to the inquest conclusion.

VIDEO: South Sudan's tribal divisions

Thu, 2014-01-09 12:06
South Sudan civilians have been sheltering in a UN compound in the key rebel-held city of Bentiu as government forces approach.

Allardyce vows to use West Ham 'anger'

Thu, 2014-01-09 11:58
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants his players to use criticism as motivation to halt their recent decline.

VIDEO: DiCaprio on his Wall Street wolf

Thu, 2014-01-09 11:50
Leonardo DiCaprio describes how he fought to get The Wolf Of Wall Street made, at the film's UK premiere.

Lawro's predictions featuring De Niro & Stallone

Thu, 2014-01-09 11:29
Hollywood heavyweights predict the weekend football results

Commercial cargo heads to station

Thu, 2014-01-09 11:00
The American Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) has begun its first commercial re-supply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

Thu, 2014-01-09 10:49
UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.

VIDEO: Jessie J gets her fourth Brit nod

Thu, 2014-01-09 10:47
Singer Jessie J says she is 'so happy' to be nominated for a Brit for a fourth year running

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