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Sinn Féin praises Queen's peace role

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:22
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness praises the Queen for playing a "leadership role" in the Irish peace process, ahead of next week's state visit to Britain by Irish President Michael D Higgins.

Opposition to Games tower explosions

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:10
More than 4,000 people sign an online petition opposing plans to demolish Glasgow tower blocks as part of the city's Commonwealth Games.

VIDEO: 'There has to be a clear winner'

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:07
Vote counting is well underway in Afghanistan after Saturday's landmark poll to elect a new president. One of the frontrunners, Dr Ashraf Ghani, says there has to be a clear winner.

Duncan Smith defends welfare reforms

Sun, 2014-04-06 08:04
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith defends a raft of welfare changes, saying they are helping people to get back into work.

'End Bogof deals' to cut food waste

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:59
Supermarkets are urged in an official report to scrap their "buy one get one free" offers to help cut the amount of food being wasted by shoppers.

VIDEO: London Marathon highlights

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:58
Highlights of today's London Marathon where Mo Farah finished eighth as Kenyan world record holder Wilson Kipsang won his second title in London.

VIDEO: Murder probe into Jersey death

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:56
Police in Jersey have launched a murder investigation after a 46-year-old man was found dead in his St Helier home.

Three fans held in 'racism' probe

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:53
Three men are held on suspicion of chanting racist abuse at Rotherham United's Scottish manager Steve Evans during a match at Gillingham.

VIDEO: The moment Sheffield race was cancelled

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:50
Runners and spectators in Sheffield were left aghast and angry after the city's half marathon was cancelled due to a lack of drinking water on the route.

Wakefield 6-60 Leeds Rhinos

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:45
Ryan Hall scores twice in his 200th game for Leeds as they run in 11 tries in a crushing Challenge Cup win at Wakefield.

Huddersfield Giants 16-17 St Helens

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:23
Super League leaders St Helens beat 12-man Huddersfield Giants in a controversial Challenge Cup fourth-round tie.

Italy fight back to end GB hopes

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:17
Great Britain lose 3-2 to Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final after defeats for Andy Murray and James Ward in Naples.

Lib Dem attack on Labour record

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:16
The Welsh Lib Dem leader accuses the first minister of "taking cover behind the people he is meant to lead", following criticism of public services in Wales.

Expenses rows 'damaging credibility'

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:11
MPs should do "whatever it takes" to stop rows over their expenses "eating away at the credibility of Parliament", a cabinet minister says.

President godmother for gay couple

Sun, 2014-04-06 07:04
Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner becomes godmother to the child of a lesbian couple baptised in a Catholic church.

Everton 3-0 Arsenal

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:57
Everton earn a convincing win over fourth-placed Arsenal to move to within a point of a Champions League spot.

Nigeria is Africa's biggest economy

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:51
Nigeria "rebases" its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which pushes it above South Africa as the continent's biggest economy.

VIDEO: US sending more warships to Japan

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:44
The United States is to send two ballistic missile defence destroyers to Japan, the American defence secretary has confirmed.

Afghan ballot counting under way

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:26
Vote counting is well under way in Afghanistan after Saturday's landmark poll to elect a new president to succeed Hamid Karzai.

VIDEO: Presidential godmother for gay couple

Sun, 2014-04-06 06:14
Argentina's leader, Cristina Fernandez de Kirshner, has become godmother to the child of a lesbian couple who was baptised in a Catholic church.
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