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Syria votes in contentious election

Tue, 2014-06-03 13:29
Government-held areas of Syria have held a presidential election, which critics of the government have dismissed as a farce.

Bowe Bergdahl 'could be prosecuted'

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:54
The top-ranking US military officer says a newly freed US soldier could be prosecuted if he deserted before being captured by the Taliban.

VIDEO: Two jailed after dog 'ate man alive'

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:41
Two women who admitted allowing their dog to maul a 79-year-old man to death in his garden are jailed for a year.

VIDEO: Fight breaks out in Florida courtroom

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:27
A fight broke out in a Florida court between a county judge and a public defender, and audio of the altercation was heard on courtroom video.

Nato to bolster Europe defences

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:06
Nato pledges to bolster its defence capabilities in response to Russian actions in Ukraine, but says it will stick to a key deal with Moscow.

First minister makes public apology

Tue, 2014-06-03 12:03
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson makes a public apology for any offence caused to Muslims by his defence of Pastor James McConnell.

Two men killed in separate crashes

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:56
A 68-year-old man dies in a crash in Newry, County Down, and a 36-year-old motorcyclist is killed in a crash in Portaferry.

EU urges UK to overhaul council tax

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:52
The European Commission says the UK should raise taxes on higher value properties, build more homes and adjust the Help to Buy scheme to help boost growth.

Hate mail sent to town residents

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:44
A spate of malicious letters sent to people in and around Holt in Norfolk is being investigated by police.

School abuse report 'suppressed'

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:28
A health professional who reported widespread child abuse at a Rochdale school for vulnerable boys tells the BBC he believes his report was "suppressed".

VIDEO: Madeleine police start to dig

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:12
Police officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have been seen using spades and pitchforks in a cordoned-off area of land in Praia da Luz.

Mexico doubles sentences for kidnap

Tue, 2014-06-03 11:09
Mexico increases minimum prison sentences for kidnapping to 40 years after a dramatic surge in the crime in recent years.

Lampard expects to end England career

Tue, 2014-06-03 10:58
England midfielder Frank Lampard says he is likely to retire from international duty after the World Cup in Brazil.

Sisi declared new Egyptian president

Tue, 2014-06-03 10:34
Ex-army chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi urges Egyptians to work to restore stability after being declared the winner of last week's presidential election.

Thirty hurt in school bus crash

Tue, 2014-06-03 10:04
Twenty-eight pupils from two comprehensive schools and two bus drivers are taken to hospital after school buses crash head-on in Stanley, County Durham.

Why babies from three people?

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:52
Why would you want to create a baby from three people?

RBS to impose new mortgage curbs

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:42
RBS and NatWest will impose tighter restrictions on loans of more than £500,000 to help curb rising prices in London.

Woman dies after falling at resort

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:40
A British woman dies after falling over a wall on the Spanish island of Menorca.

Saudi Arabia raises Mers virus toll

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:32
Saudi Arabia says 282 people are now confirmed to have been killed by the Mers virus since it emerged in 2012, significantly more than initially thought.

Madeleine search police start to dig

Tue, 2014-06-03 09:31
Police officers use spades and pitchforks in a cordoned-off area of land as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

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