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Topless man sought over assault

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:19
A man was seriously injured in a street attack carried out by a woman and a bare-chested man early on New Year's Day, police say.

Turkey military wants 'plot' retrial

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:17
The high command of the Turkish armed forces urges a retrial for dozens of military officers convicted of plotting to topple the government.

Rail fare rise comes into effect

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:10
An average 2.8% increase in rail fares comes into effect on Thursday, pushing the cost of some commuter travel to more than £5,000 a year.

Fresh description of New Year rapist

Thu, 2014-01-02 09:00
Police issue an updated description of a man suspected of raping a woman in Edinburgh during new year celebrations.

Israel ex-PM Sharon 'critically ill'

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:55
The condition of Israeli ex-PM Ariel Sharon - who has been in a coma since 2006 - is now critical, "with some danger to life", his doctors say.

Murder woman moved to be near family

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:52
A woman who was found murdered while house-sitting had recently moved back to West Sussex from Scotland to be close to her family, they have said.

PM rejects Help to Buy bubble fear

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:43
Prime Minister David Cameron hails the success of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme and denies it is inflating the property market.

South Sudan fighting ahead of talks

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:37
Fighting is continuing in South Sudan, the army tells the BBC, as the warring factions prepare to begin peace talks in Ethiopia.

Weapons find at Palestinian mission

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:32
Czech police say that they have found weapons at the home of the Palestinian ambassador who was killed by an explosion at his home in Prague on Wednesday.

Weapon used in fatal attack on boxer

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:30
A weapon was used in a "brutal attack" in which an amateur boxer suffered serious injuries and later died, police say.

Q&A: Rail fare rises

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:20
Why is the cost of train travel going up?

PM backs 'life means life' sentences

Thu, 2014-01-02 08:09
David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.

VIDEO: Rail company: Fares are 'good value'

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:59
A spokesman for Chiltern Railways has defended fare rises, saying he recognises that prices are high, but that they still represent good value for money.

Missing teenager 'died from a fall'

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:49
A missing teenager whose body was found in central Manchester died from a fall, a post-mortem examination finds.

River bursts banks after heavy rain

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:44
The River Towy bursts its banks in Carmarthen and high tides threaten further flooding as bad weather continues to cause problems.

AUDIO: Eye reflections could help solve crime

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:33
Photographers can now be identified by looking at the reflection in the eyes of people in the photo, according to research.

Premier League: 2013 in numbers

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:32
A statistical look at a year when Manchester United's Sir Alex Ferguson retired and Liverpool's Luis Suarez was the top scorer

Fan rescues child from under train

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:31
A Cardiff City fan is hailed a hero after rescuing a toddler from train tracks while on his way to the match at Arsenal.

Colorado cannabis customers swarm

Thu, 2014-01-02 07:13
Hordes of customers brave bitter cold as the world's first state-licensed marijuana industry opens for business in the US state of Colorado.

Nigella calls court case 'mortifying'

Thu, 2014-01-02 06:57
TV cook Nigella Lawson discusses the recent court case in which she was depicted as a serial cocaine abuser in her first TV interview since the verdict.

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