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US approves S Sudan sanctions

BBC - 1 hour 1 min ago
US President Barack Obama signs an order authorising sanctions against anyone aggravating the conflict in South Sudan.

George W Bush paintings on display

BBC - 1 hour 16 min ago
An exhibit of paintings of world leaders by former US President George W Bush is to open at his presidential library in Texas.

Firefighter dies in fall outside pub

BBC - 1 hour 23 min ago
A man found dead in the basement area of an Edinburgh pub was a 46-year-old off-duty firefighter, it emerges.

US man fired for corpse mistake

BBC - 2 hours 6 min ago
A Florida apartment concierge who mistook the dead body of a 96-year-old resident for a mannequin has been fired, local media report.

BBC presenter and cameraman honoured

BBC - 2 hours 8 min ago
Broadcaster Sandi Toksvig and BBC cameraman Darren Conway are among those to receive honours from Prince Charles at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

VIDEO: Video of skydiver's 'meteorite' near miss

BBC - 2 hours 11 min ago
Video footage emerges of what some people have claimed is a meteorite falling to Earth and narrowly missing a skydiver.

Harris replaces Noble at Salford

BBC - 2 hours 34 min ago
Iestyn Harris is the new head coach of Salford Red Devils, with Brian Noble offered a director of football role.

VIDEO: 'The high street isn't dead'

BBC - 3 hours 30 min ago
An analysis has found that only 20% of high street stores are vacant - a lower rate than that for shopping centres or retail parks.

Anne backs gassing for badger cull

BBC - 3 hours 37 min ago
The Princess Royal says gassing could be the most humane way to cull the badger population; the government says the method is being investigated.

Storm-damaged rail line reopens

BBC - 3 hours 41 min ago
The main railway line through Dawlish reopens to passengers after part of the track was destroyed during winter storms.

UK split on EU membership - poll

BBC - 3 hours 54 min ago
The public are split down the middle on whether Britain should leave the EU, a BBC/Populus poll suggests.

Independent MSP Margo MacDonald dies

BBC - 4 hours 1 min ago
The Independent MSP Margo MacDonald, who was suffering from Parkinson's disease, has died.

VIDEO: Mark Kermode on the week's releases

BBC - 4 hours 7 min ago
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new film releases, including Biblical blockbuster Noah and Dostoyevsky adaptation The Double.

VIDEO: Princess Anne: Gas is nicer way to cull

BBC - 4 hours 13 min ago
Gassing is the most humane way to cull badgers to reduce the spread of TB to cattle, the Princess Royal has said.

Murray ahead as bad light halts play

BBC - 4 hours 17 min ago
Italy lead Great Britain 1-0 in the Davis Cup quarter-final, with Andy Murray a set up on Andreas Seppi as bad light halts play.

Welby warns of gay marriage risks

BBC - 4 hours 21 min ago
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.

10 things we didn't know last week

BBC - 4 hours 30 min ago
Bretons kiss each other only once on the cheek, and more nuggets from the week's news.

VIDEO: Peake on his preparations for ISS

BBC - 4 hours 38 min ago
Major Tim Peake is due to begin his visit the International Space Station to carrying out scientific experiments at the end of 2015.

Ferguson takes Harvard teaching role

BBC - 4 hours 56 min ago
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes a "long-term teaching position" at Harvard University.

PM rejects Miller apology criticism

BBC - 4 hours 57 min ago
David Cameron rejects criticism of Culture Secretary Maria Miller's apology to Parliament over her expenses, after Labour says the PM let her "off the hook".
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