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Your pictures: Squares

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:59
Readers' photos on the theme of "squares"

Tony Abbott says wink was 'mistake'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:58
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says it was "regrettable" that he winked and smiled during a chat with a distressed voter.

Burner's £33m penalty plea rejected

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:52
A council is refused government help with a £33.7m penalty for cancelling the contract to build a controversial £500m waste incinerator.

VIDEO: Wild beavers 'destroy flood defences'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:48
Wild beavers are making a return to several Perthshire rivers - delighting conservationists but upsetting some farmers.

NI electorate goes to the polls

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:22
Northern Ireland voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide who they want to represent them in the European parliament and on 11 new district councils.

VIDEO: Cheap chargers putting people at risk

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:21
The biggest risk posed by chargers is the availability of cheap generic options online according to fire and safety experts

Comet-chaser completes 'big burn'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:08
Europe's Rosetta spacecraft takes a big step towards making its historic rendezvous with Comet 67P/C-G in August following a major orbit manoeuvre.

Terror inmates 'accused of bullying'

Thu, 2014-05-22 00:02
Some Muslim prisoners convicted of terrorist offences, and gang leaders, described as "very dangerous men", are accused of bullying at a Cambridgeshire jail.

Stones manager Loewenstein dies

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:58
Prince Rupert Loewenstein, the Bavarian banker credited with turning the Rolling Stones into the world's richest rock band, has died at 80

VIDEO: Khodorkovsky warns on Russia sanctions

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:21
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has warned against further sanctions on Moscow for its role in Ukraine's current crisis

Five bailed in Syria charity probe

Wed, 2014-05-21 23:00
Five men arrested in West and South Yorkshire by anti-terror police investigating suspected fraud by a Syrian aid charity, are bailed.

Toure wants Man City 'job for life'

Wed, 2014-05-21 22:43
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wants assurances he will stay at the club for as long as possible, says his agent.

VIDEO: Missing US woman found 10 years on

Wed, 2014-05-21 22:38
A California woman reported missing aged 15 is found alive after years of alleged sexual abuse, and her suspected captor is arrested.

England wrap up to replicate Brazil

Wed, 2014-05-21 22:20
England players train in multiple layers and undergo sweat tests in preparation for the heat of the World Cup in Brazil.

Polls open for European elections

Wed, 2014-05-21 22:06
The polls have opened across Wales for voting in the European elections, with eleven political parties competing for four Welsh seats.

Voters go to polls in Euro election

Wed, 2014-05-21 22:02
Voters across Scotland are going to the polls in the European elections, which will see six Scots MEPs returned to the European Parliament.

Cardiac care services discussed

Wed, 2014-05-21 22:01
Plans to shake-up cardiac services at four district hospitals in mid and west Wales will be discussed later following a critical review by a panel of UK leading heart specialists.

Tesco to move sweets from checkouts

Wed, 2014-05-21 21:38
Tesco says it is to stop selling sweets and chocolates at all its checkouts in an effort to help customers make healthier choices.

Ex-tycoon warns on Russia sanctions

Wed, 2014-05-21 21:26
Former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says new sanctions risk playing into the hands of nationalists trying to isolate Moscow from the West.

'Computers affect ability to learn'

Wed, 2014-05-21 21:21
A teaching union in Northern Ireland voices concern about the impact of modern technology on children's ability to learn at school.
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