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VIDEO: England and Wales 'record low' crime

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:23
Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.

Charities 'frightened' to campaign

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:07
Charities and campaign groups have been "frightened" into curtailing their public work because of a new lobbying law , warns the former Bishop of Oxford.

VIDEO: Cahill scores superb overhead kick

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:54
Tim Cahill scores a stunning overhead kick for Australia in their 2-0 Asian Cup quarter-final win over China.

Massive QE programme for eurozone

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:51
The European Central Bank announces it will inject billions of euros into the ailing eurozone economy by means of a huge bond-buying programme.

Religious link to statue theft probe

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:47
Police say they are investigating the "religious aspect" of the theft of a six-foot sculpture of a Celtic sea god from a mountainside.

VIDEO: European Central Bank president briefing

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:44
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a news briefing amid quantitative easing speculation

Just how practical is a traditional Bobby's helmet?

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:43
Are the days of the traditional Bobby's helmet numbered?

Ayatollah appeals to Western youth

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:42
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes a letter to young people in the West urging them to examine Islam for themselves.

Falling Ebola cases 'turning point'

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:41
There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis with cases falling in all three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say.

Argentina Nisman death 'not suicide'

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:32
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is convinced top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was no suicide.

'Girls beat boys' despite inequality

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:31
A study suggests girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women lack equality with men.

Judge upholds 'named person' plans

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:25
A judge dismisses a legal challenge against Scottish government proposals to appoint a "named person" for every child under 18.

Toure urges patience on Ebola tests

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:01
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has urged fans to be patient while Ebola screening is carried out before Africa Cup of Nations games.

Morgan blackmail plot investigated

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:54
Police have interviewed an Australian man over an attempt to blackmail England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.

Car bomb blast outside Somali hotel

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:53
A car bomb explodes in the Somali capital outside the gates of a hotel in a heavily secured area near the presidential palace.

Italy police recover 5,000 artefacts

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:50
A record haul of rare antiquities is revealed by Italian police after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring.

Toxic sludge leaking from trailer

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:47
Toxic sludge that is believed to have resulted from illegal diesel laundering is leaking from a trailer abandoned on the M1 motorway in County Louth.

Jury in Sun staff trial discharged

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:47
The jury in the trial of four Sun newspaper employees accused of paying officials for stories is discharged after failing to reach verdicts.

Brown warns of Syrian refugee crisis

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:43
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.

New record for SA rhino poaching

Thu, 2015-01-22 03:40
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.