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Spanish MPs back royal succession

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:56
The Spanish parliament backs the abdication of King Juan Carlos and accession of his son Prince Felipe by a large majority amid some calls for a referendum.

Wiggins to ride at Commonwealth Games

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:56
Sir Bradley Wiggins is included in England's cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Jury discharged in McPeake trial

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:55
The jury in the trial of well known Irish traditional musician, Francis McPeake, is discharged.

VIDEO: House of Commons

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:52
David Cameron rejects calls for an independent oversight body to combat extremism in schools.

Barnes World in Motion rap wows club

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:48
England star John Barnes wows a local football club in Bristol by performing his famous World Cup rap from Italia 90 at an awards evening.

Six arrests over human trafficking

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:48
Six people are arrested in London and Peterborough in relation to the human trafficking of up to 100 women, Scotland Yard says.

Teenagers die in party balcony fall

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:36
Two people die after falling from a sixth floor balcony at a party in south-east London.

Boy, five, dies in road collision

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:32
A five-year-old boy dies following a collision in north Belfast.

VIDEO: Beetles' sticky legs aid aquatic sex

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:27
Microscopic footage reveals how tiny plungers on their feet allow diving beetles hang on to a mate underwater.

World's oldest cat dies aged 24

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:03
The tortoiseshell cat Poppy was born in February 1990 and was officially recognised by Guinness World Records in May.

AUDIO: John Humphrys chats to 'human computer'

Wed, 2014-06-11 03:01
John Humphrys holds a conversation with computer program Eugene Goostman, said to be the first to have passed the Turing Test.

VIDEO: Chrissie Hynde on her solo dilemma

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:51
Singer Chrissie Hynde talks to BBC Breakfast about her new music and why she is glad she is playing solo

Brazil 'ready' for World Cup

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:36
Brazil is ready, on and off the pitch, for the football World Cup which starts on Thursday, President Dilma Rousseff says in a TV address.

JK Rowling gives £1m to pro-UK group

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:33
Author JK Rowling makes a £1m donation to help fund the campaign against Scottish independence.

Police criticised over prisoner plea

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:30
Sussex Police come under fire after appealing for information on a convicted murderer four years after he disappeared from an open prison.

VIDEO: US mayor caught throwing dog mess

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:23
Californian town mayor Dennis Kneier has apologised for tossing dog waste into someone else's garden path.

Haiti polls announced amid protests

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:17
Haiti announces it will hold legislative elections in October, two years behind schedule as recovery from the 2010 earthquake lags behind.

Egypt activist jailed for 15 years

Wed, 2014-06-11 02:14
An Egyptian court sentences prominent pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdul Fattah to 15 years in jail, amid concerns over free speech in the country.

VIDEO: Hope for trapped cave explorer

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:57
Rescue workers in Germany say an injured explorer trapped in a deep cave is responsive and able to walk with help.

Rooney 'witch-hunt' annoys Neville

Wed, 2014-06-11 01:50
Calls for Wayne Rooney to be dropped by England at the World Cup have turned into a "witch-hunt", says Phil Neville.
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