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In pictures: Rare noctilucent clouds

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:10
Readers' photos of 'noctilucent' cloud formations

Nigeria to show Biafran war film

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:06
The film Half of a Yellow Sun, about the Biafran war, is to be shown in cinemas in Nigeria from August after film censors gave it approval.

Two charged over body in wheelie bin

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:45
A man and woman are remanded in custody charged with murdering a "frail and vulnerable" man whose body was found in a wheelie bin.

Student loan boss 'offered to resign'

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:39
The chairman of the Student Loans Company offered to resign over "misleading" letters chasing arrears sent to more than 300,000 graduates.

VIDEO: Government 'slow' on abuse inquiry

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:37
Labour leader Ed Miliband accuses the government of being 'slow and piecemeal' in its reaction to historical child abuse claims.

Secret hearings in IRA informer case

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:34
The Home Secretary is granted the right by a judge to use secret court hearings to defend a damages claim brought by a former IRA informer.

Man given stamps after passport lost

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:33
A man is offered six stamps as compensation after Royal Mail loses his passport before a holiday.

Israel launches new strikes on Gaza

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:27
Israel carries out more air strikes on the Gaza Strip, following a volley of rockets fired on Israel by the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas.

Typical writer 'earns £11,000 a year'

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:24
A typical full-time writer earns £11,000 a year, according to research by an authors' society.

Pistorius witnesses 'refused stand'

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:12
Some witnesses refused to testify at the televised trial of Oscar Pistorius because of the publicity, his lawyer says, as his defence closes.

VIDEO: The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:00
How France sank an environmentalist ship

Mother 'beat Mikaeel for four days'

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:59
Rosdeep Adekoya, mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular, appears in court in Edinburgh charged with his murder.

VIDEO: Are #GazaUnderAttack images accurate?

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:45
How accurate are the images being shared online?

Soldier saved woman 'being drowned'

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:37
A soldier ran into the River Taff and saved a woman from being drowned by her boyfriend and another man, Cardiff Crown Court hears.

Lake pulls out of Glasgow heptathlon

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:36
England's Morgan Lake misses the Commonwealth Games heptathlon to focus on the World Junior Championships.

VIDEO: Tough Mudder: A great away day?

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:17
It is perhaps not everyone's idea of team bonding or your company away day, but the founder of Tough Mudder is banking annual revenues of more than $100m (£58m).

Channel Tunnel returning to normal

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:12
Repairs to power lines in the Channel Tunnel, where a fault caused cancellations on Monday, are almost complete and most services are running.

Buttler called up as cover for Prior

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:12
England call up Jos Buttler as cover for wicketkeeper Matt Prior ahead of the first Test against India, which starts on Wednesday.

EU Commission row reaches top court

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:10
The head of the European Commission tells judges the actions of Maltese ex-colleague John Dalli in 2012 put the entire Commission's reputation at risk.

VIDEO: Brit arrested over Fifa ticket scam

Tue, 2014-07-08 02:08
Brazilian police arrest the chief executive of a Fifa partner company as part of an investigation into the illegal sale of World Cup ticket
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