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Royals visit bush fire-ravaged town

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:42
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet families whose homes were destroyed by bush fires that ravaged parts of Australia last year.

VIDEO: Easter weekend weather

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:38
Dry start, sunny spells, turning wetter later

AUDIO: Man amputated hand to get 'reaction'

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:37
A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen."

Two women held in Disappeared case

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:34
Two more women are arrested by detectives investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Belfast woman Jean McConville.

BBC and Sky experience fault on iOS

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:32
The BBC and Sky's video-on-demand apps simultaneously experience a fault on iPhones and iPads that prevents TV shows from streaming.

Bale finally emerges from Ronaldo's shadow

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:32
Gareth Bale proves he can be a game-changer on the big occasion for Real Madrid with the winner in the Copa del Rey final

Met in 'one of biggest gun hauls'

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:16
The Metropolitan Police say they have seized one of their biggest hauls of firearms, including assault rifles and a machine gun.

VIDEO: Three killed in clashes at Ukraine base

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:04
Three people were killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine overnight, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine begin crisis talks in Geneva.

The level crossing wars

Thu, 2014-04-17 03:01
The battle over Britain's level crossings

333 new call centre jobs for Derry

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:58
More than 300 call centre jobs are to be created in Londonderry as a result of an investment by an American corporation.

Harrowing text messages as ferry sank

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:53
As ferry sank, students sent parents harrowing text messages

VIDEO: Lighting the way and more arts stories

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:45
A giant light installation in an old gas storage tank in Germany, works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and US photographer Robert Mapplethorpe side by side in Paris - and more from the world of arts.

Clarity urged on home admissions

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:35
Stormont Health Minister Edwin Poots is urged to clarify if the admissions policy on NHS care homes will be changed, following a reprieve for 18 facilities.

Birds of prey deaths increase to 20

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:09
The discovery of another buzzard's body brings the number of birds of prey found dead in Ross-shire to 20.

Busy roads warning ahead of Easter

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:08
Motorists are braced for what is set to be the busiest day of the year on the roads so far, with up to 16m cars expected to be used over Easter.

UK housing market 'shows resilience'

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:05
The "resilient" UK housing market recorded another increase in mortgage lending in March, according to a lenders' group.

AUDIO: Google 'not meeting expectations'

Thu, 2014-04-17 02:01
Larry Magid, technology analyst for CNET, discusses the fall in Google's shares.

Lorry driver held over M26 crash

Thu, 2014-04-17 01:59
A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured.

Deadly clashes at Ukraine port base

Thu, 2014-04-17 01:58
Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.

Women held in school fraud inquiry

Thu, 2014-04-17 01:50
Four women are arrested in connection with an on-going fraud investigation at a Birmingham school.

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