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Mystery surrounds toilet fire death

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Members of the public who battled in vain to save a man from a burning toilet block are asked to get in touch with the police, who are struggling to establish how and why the victim died.

Australia's affection for Eurovision pays off

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:48
Why Australia's Eurovision entry isn't as strange as it seems

Paedophile had access to girl, 5

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:38
A convicted paedophile had access to a five-year-old girl despite social services knowing about his history, it emerges.

Ukraine crisis in maps

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:36
Find out how the crisis in Ukraine has spread since November 2013, from anti-government protests in Kiev to a pro-Russian insurgency in Crimea and eastern regions.

Police Taser armed man near school

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:23
Police Taser a man carrying two knives following a disturbance outside a primary school in Manchester.

Greece bailout plans: Talks in a tangle

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:21
EU finance ministers fall well short of an agreement on the Greek bailout but there may still be room for compromise.

Social problems 'cost £17bn a year'

Thu, 2015-02-12 00:16
Dealing with acute social problems affecting children and young people in England and Wales costs £17bn a year of public money, suggests research.

Fifty Shades premieres in Berlin

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:45
The film version of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany.

Transport key to region plans

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:06
A metro transport network and faster broadband are top of the shopping list for the new Cardiff Capital Region.

Rio Tinto plans $2bn share buyback

Wed, 2015-02-11 23:02
The world's second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, announces a $2bn share buyback despite profits being hit by falling commodity prices.

S Korea 'nut rage' executive guilty

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:54
A former executive of Korean Air is sentenced to one year in prison for breaking aviation law after forcing a plane back in a row over nuts.

HSBC tax scandal 'public' in 2010

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:53
The UK government should have known HSBC was helping wealthy clients evade tax as far back as 2010, the whistleblower at the centre of the story says.

VIDEO: Can 'smart' CCTV predict violence?

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:51
Hywel Griffith reports on a new generation of smart cameras which can can sense and even predict outbreaks of violence.

England not intimidated - Morgan

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:49
England captain Eoin Morgan says his team will not be intimidated by tournament favourites Australia in the World Cup opener.

CBS newsman Bob Simon dies in crash

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:48
The award-winning American war reporter Bob Simon has died in a car crash in New York, his network says.

House of Cards leaked on US Netflix

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:47
For 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon America got a glimpse of life under the iron fist of Francis Underwood.

Russia conditions unacceptable - Ukraine

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:46
Russia is imposing "unacceptable" conditions, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a break from marathon peace talks in Minsk.

Greece and the Eurogroup need a marriage counsellor

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:39
What last night's talks between Greece and the Eurogroup showed was a collapse in trust between them: so is there a way to save this marriage and keep Greece in the euro?

Indonesia jail man due to fly home

Wed, 2015-02-11 22:13
A 25-year-old man from Caerphilly county is expected to fly home after being freed from a notorious Indonesian jail.

Benefits Street up for industry gong

Wed, 2015-02-11 21:55
Controversial Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street is shortlisted for an award by the Broadcasting Press Guild.

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