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Egypt hands down 230 life sentences

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:17
An Egyptian court has sentenced 230 people, including the prominent liberal activist Ahmed Douma, to life in prison for anti-government protests.

Alibaba begins drone delivery trials

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:05
Retail giant Alibaba says it is using quadcopter drones to deliver tea to hundreds of its customers in China as part of a test.

Tesco Bank hit by technical problems

Wed, 2015-02-04 06:05
Tesco's online banking operation has been hit by a computer fault, with customers unable to view their accounts.

Greste back home after Egypt jail

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:59
Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste returns to the Australian city of Brisbane to be reunited with his family, after his release from an Egyptian prison.

Fraud accused 'entitled' to benefits

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:58
A champion golfer accused of a £36,000 benefit fraud tells a court he never claimed anything he was not entitled to.

Probe into Mexico leader's purchases

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:50
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto orders a probe into purchases by him, his wife and the finance minister of houses from government contractors.

Man charged with Belfast murder

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:33
Police charge a 32-year-old man with the murder of Mohsin Bhatti, who was stabbed to death on a Belfast street last week.

West Ham fined £71,000 over Sakho

Wed, 2015-02-04 05:31
West Ham are fined £71,000 by Fifa for breaching rules over the selection of striker Diafra Sakho but stay in the FA Cup.

Bangladesh opposition leader charged

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:58
Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, has been charged with instigating an arson attack on a bus, which claimed the lives of seven people.

VIDEO: New owner for abandoned dog Kai

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:54
A dog that became a global news star after being abandoned at a Scottish train station with his belongings in a suitcase gets a new owner.

Chad army 'kills Nigeria militants'

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:48
Chad's army says it has killed more than 200 militant Islamists and lost nine men during a battle to recapture a key town in north-eastern Nigeria.

Petrobras CEO and executives resign

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:48
The head of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras and five senior executives resign amid the fallout from a corruption scandal.

Arrest after 'carjack' CCTV released

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:41
A man is arrested on suspicion of robbery after CCTV of an apparent carjack, which shows a woman being dragged alongside her own vehicle, is released.

Mother of six 'can be sterilised'

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:40
A mother-of-six with an IQ of 70 should be sterilised for her own safety, the Court of Protection has ruled.

Buddhists: Mummified monk 'not dead'

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:36
A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week is baffling those who uncovered him, with senior Buddhists saying he is still alive.

What do you do when you've forgotten someone's name?

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:35
Why are people's names so hard to remember - and how do we get ourselves out of a tight spot when we forget?

Jordan's king back for crisis talks

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:29
King Abdullah II lands in Jordan for crisis talks, cutting short a trip to the US after the killing of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State militants.

Brian May considers standing as MP

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:26
Queen guitarist Brian May could stand as an independent MP at the general election, his spokesman says.

French comic faces terror trial

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:21
Controversial French comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala is to appear in court to face charges of condoning terrorism.

Stena Line scraps fast ferry service

Wed, 2015-02-04 04:18
Stena Line scraps its fast ferry HSS Explorer service from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.