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Dutch man released by Colombia's ELN

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:41
Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, releases a Dutch citizen it had kidnapped more than a year ago.

Taiwan jail siege ends in 'suicides'

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:23
Six inmates who held a warden and guard hostage at a prison in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for 14 hours have killed themselves, say officials.

Baidu shares plunge after revenue miss

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:15
Shares in China's biggest online search engine, Baidu, fall nearly 10% after disappointing results as users switch to mobiles.

VIDEO: Legal bid for death row Australians

Wed, 2015-02-11 16:15
Lawyers for two Australians facing execution in Indonesia on drug smuggling charges have mounted a rare legal challenge in a final attempt to save their lives.

The plane-builder of South Sudan

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:54
How one man made a plane out of scrap in his back yard

The untold story of the Maidan massacre

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:51
The inside story of Kiev's Maidan massacre

Appeals to spare Bali death row pair

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:48
Australia appeals again to Indonesia to spare Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, due to be executed in Bali for drug crimes.

Archive to record every tower block

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:34
Images of every tower block built in the UK are to be catalogued in a fully searchable digital archive described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.

Borders Railway track laying complete

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:33
A new rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh reaches a major milestone as track-laying is completed.

Scottish councils to set budgets

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:33
Most of Scotland's councils are due to set their budgets for the coming year, with councillors facing tough decisions on local spending as they seek to balance their books.

My golf is unacceptable - Woods

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:25
Tiger Woods says he is needs "a lot of work" on his game and he will not return until he is "tournament ready".

'Toxic' tax and 'dodgy' PM - front pages

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:21
The row over claims of tax evasion at HSBC's Swiss bank, and Labour leader Ed Miliband's labelling of David Cameron as a "dodgy" prime minister, lead several papers.

Romania's communist history tours

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:21
The Romanian entrepreneurs making money from communism

The town where wages are soaring

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:17
The English town where wages have soared by 16% in a year

VIDEO: Do dogs know a happy face?

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:16
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a touch-screen study reveals.

Chelsea 'trying to influence refs'

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:14
Everton boss Roberto Martinez accuses Chelsea's players of trying to sway the referee during a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.

The futures facing Greece

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:11
As Greece settles into negotiations over its future in the eurozone, we lay out the various futures facing the country.

VIDEO: Ikea flat-pack furniture: The game

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:04
How furniture assembly was turned into a game

Oliveira hopes Pistorius races again

Wed, 2015-02-11 15:00
Paralympic sprint champion Alan Oliveira wants Oscar Pistorius to resume racing when the South African is released from prison.

China's Fosun finally wins Club Med

Wed, 2015-02-11 14:59
The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.