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'Pet replacement' app criticised

Wed, 2014-05-21 09:17
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home says the PetMatch app risks turning animals into "disposable items".

Cuba blocks dissident newspaper

Wed, 2014-05-21 09:02
Access to an online newspaper launched by Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is blocked on the communist-run island shortly after it went live.

Public memorial for Stephen Sutton

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:55
A public vigil to remember teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton is to be held at Lichfield Cathedral, ahead of a private family funeral, church officials say.

Hamilton wants challenge from rivals

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:54
Lewis Hamilton hopes his Mercedes team face a challenge from Red Bull and Ferrari at the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend.

Minister no confidence vote rejected

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:51
Scotland's health secretary survives a vote of no confidence in parliament, sparked by a row over NHS cuts in his constituency.

Farage: We may hold balance of power

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:51
Nigel Farage sets out UKIP's aims as campaigning for Thursday's local and European election enters its final stage.

Obama vows action on veterans agency

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:45
President Barack Obama vows to punish those responsible for "dishonourable" alleged misconduct at hospitals for US military veterans.

Charles 'compared Russia to Nazis'

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:28
A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada says he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.

'No hitches' with Games ticket sales

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:27
No problems are reported with the re-launched sale of Commonwealth Games tickets after last week's attempt was suspended amid technical issues.

VIDEO: Election result timing announcements

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:26
Voters can take part in local and European elections on Thursday, but results will be announced over four days.

Dutch try to avert Saudi sanctions

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:19
The Netherlands sends a diplomat to Saudi Arabia to try to ease anger over anti-Islamic messages distributed by far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders.

Duke has 'minor procedure' on hand

Wed, 2014-05-21 08:18
The Duke of Edinburgh has had a "minor procedure" on his right hand, Buckingham Palace says.

Comet-chaser initiates 'big burn'

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:54
Europe's Rosetta comet-chasing spacecraft lights its thrusters for a near-eight-hour burn that should put it on just the right path to meet up with Comet 67P/C-G in August.

AUDIO: Lloyds limit 'won't affect majority'

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:53
The new Lloyds lending limits will not affect many people, according to the Building Societies Association.

World's End accused to be retried

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:15
A man cleared of the 1977 World's End murders is to be retried, the Crown Office confirms.

Wednesday's gossip column

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:15
Liverpool continue Lallana pursuit, Speroni holds Palace talks, West Ham target Olsson, plus more.

Mother admits abandoning baby

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:13
A mother admits abandoning her newborn baby in a Birmingham park.

Iranians arrested over Happy tribute

Wed, 2014-05-21 07:06
Police arrest six Iranians suspected of creating a "vulgar" YouTube tribute to Pharrell Williams' hit song Happy.

Watkins police quizzed on fame issue

Wed, 2014-05-21 06:56
An inquiry into whether Lostprophets' Ian Watkins' celebrity status prevented him from being brought to justice as a child sex abuser earlier is being held.

British journalist held in Ukraine

Wed, 2014-05-21 06:52
A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is detained in Ukraine.

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