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Sydney siege brings Uber criticism

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:25
Cab-ordering firm Uber is facing criticism again, this time for charging passengers far more during the cafe hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia.

GAA stadium decision was 'unlawful'

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:18
Northern Ireland's environment minister acted unlawfully in approving a new GAA stadium in west Belfast, a High Court judge rules.

Embargo for three Championship clubs

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:18
Blackburn, Leeds and Nottingham Forest are given transfer embargoes for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.

Sony warns press over hacking leaks

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:17
Sony Pictures contacts some news outlets in an attempt to limit the damage caused by the hacking of its computer system and the leaking of emails.

Carol-singing bear probed by council

Mon, 2014-12-15 02:17
A six-foot mechanical polar bear that dances and sings Christmas carols is investigated after a council received a noise complaint.

Armed men enter Belgian apartment

Mon, 2014-12-15 01:50
Four armed men enter a flat in the Belgian city of Ghent and police seal off the surrounding area.

Four boys held over man's death

Mon, 2014-12-15 01:49
Four 13 and 14-year-old boys arrested on suspicion of murder after death of 52-year-old man in Enfield, London

Poorest face highest inflation rate

Mon, 2014-12-15 01:45
UK households with the lowest income faced the fastest cost of living rise in the past 11 years, official figures show.

Mantel attacks Thatcher book critics

Mon, 2014-12-15 01:34
Hilary Mantel says criticism of the BBC's decision to broadcast her short story The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher is "froth and bile".

JJB Sports boss jailed for £1m fraud

Mon, 2014-12-15 01:29
The former chief executive of JJB Sports is jailed for four years for taking £1m of backhanders in a "very greedy fraud".

Cosby breaks silence on abuse claims

Mon, 2014-12-15 01:08
Actor Bill Cosby speaks out for the first time since police open investigation into claims of historical sexual abuse.

Police charge six after terror probe

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:54
Six men, five from London, are charged with terror and fraud offences, Scotland Yard says.

Uganda maid jailed for child assault

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:43
A Ugandan maid is sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler, in a case which sparked national outrage after a video was released.

Libyan troops clash over oil ports

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:38
Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.

After school scheme for poor pupils

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:31
Education minister Huw Lewis launches a scheme to help pupils from poorer backgrounds pursue interests outside of school hours.

Strikes bring Belgium to standstill

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:31
A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a halt and forced many businesses to close.

VIDEO: The lift that goes sideways

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:23
A new system of lifts is being proposed that operate without cables.

VIDEO: UKIP: 'Growing pains of growing party'

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:19
As Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP's parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Iain Watson looks at the difficulties facing the party in the wake of recent scandals.

VIDEO: Labour's UKIP strategy leaked

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:12
A leaked Labour document tells party MPs and activists to move campaigning conversation away from the issue of immigration.

Rail replacement bus hit by lorry

Mon, 2014-12-15 00:10
Three people are injured when a broken-down rail replacement bus is hit by a lorry on the A34 in Oxfordshire.