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Snowden wants to extend Russia stay

Wed, 2014-07-09 05:00
US whistleblower Edward Snowden has officially asked to extend his stay in Russia after his visa expires on 31 July, his lawyer tells the BBC.

Cameron hints at abuse law change

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:56
Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs "it may well be time" to change the law to enforce mandatory reporting of child abuse.

Groves targets world title by 2015

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:51
George Groves believes he could be WBC super-middleweight champion by the end of the year if he beats Christopher Rebrasse.

Duggan family bid to quash verdict

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:46
The family of Mark Duggan start a legal challenge to have an inquest jury's verdict of lawful killing quashed.

Clooney slams 'irresponsible' Mail

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:29
US actor George Clooney accuses the Daily Mail of "irresponsibility" after it claimed his fiancee's mother opposes their marriage on religious grounds.

Bakery site sold to new company

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:18
A bakery in Newport which was threatened with closure has been sold, its owners confirm.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:16
The PM says the government is considering making it mandatory to report child abuse.

Vatican bank chief to step down

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:11
The president of the Vatican bank is to be replaced by a French financier as part of a restructuring of the Church's central government.

David Beckham eyed in new tax probe

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:11
Some of the biggest names in business, sport and entertainment are due to be sent new tax demands, when HMRC gets new powers later this month.

Brazil in shock at World Cup rout

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:08
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff urges the country to "bounce back" after its devastating 7-1 World Cup defeat against Germany.

VIDEO: PM: Time to legislate on strike ballots

Wed, 2014-07-09 04:06
The Conservatives will have a manifesto commitment over strike ballots by unions, David Cameron tells MPs.

Israel and Hamas attacks intensify

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:57
Palestinian militants fire more rockets at Israeli cities after Israel carries out dozens of air strikes on Gaza, amid intensifying hostilities.

Somalia's security chiefs sacked

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:49
Somalia's police and intelligence chiefs are sacked following militant Islamist group al-Shabab's assault on the presidential palace.

Government seeks Brooks row answers

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:48
Bodies involved in the row over US country singer Garth Brooks' five cancelled Dublin shows are called to appear before an Irish government committee, as details of how to get a refund are revealed.

Geese caused fatal helicopter crash

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:47
Investigators find "clear and convincing evidence" that "multiple bird strikes" caused a helicopter crash which killed four people.

Father jailed for baby shake killing

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:45
A father is jailed for eight years for killing his five-week-old daughter after being frustrated by her screaming as he played a video game.

VIDEO: Where are Gaza militants firing rockets?

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:45
The BBC's James Reynolds reports from near Sderot - which has been targeted by rocket attacks from Gaza.

VIDEO: Clinton the musical bursts onto stage

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:39
The creators of Clinton the musical talk about writing the show and why they hope audiences will find it funny.

Brazil police hold Pele's son Edinho

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:36
Brazilian police take Edinho, the son of Brazilian football legend Pele, into custody following his sentencing in May for money laundering.

Ministers can protect farm wages

Wed, 2014-07-09 03:35
Welsh ministers can protect the wages of 13,000 farm workers, in light of a ruling by the Supreme Court.

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