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Families want yacht search to resume

Mon, 2014-05-19 12:01
The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.

China ships evacuate Vietnam workers

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:48
Two of four ships evacuating Chinese workers from Vietnam set sail, Chinese state media say, after protests over a territorial dispute.

VIDEO: Queen's Baton in the British Isles

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:29
The Queen's Baton Relay tours the Channel Islands as part of the first leg of its trip round the British Isles.

VIDEO: Students living under siege in Syria

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:28
An agreement has allowed 120 students to leave a besieged refugee camp so they could sit their final exams.

Obama asked to curb NSA surveillance

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:26
President Obama has been asked to curb the NSA's surveillance after allegations that it targeted hardware made by networking firm Cisco.

'More pupils take tougher tests'

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:22
The number of pupils taking more stretching tests at the end of primary school has almost doubled in two years, the government says.

VIDEO: 12-hour challenge on the election trail

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:20
The Sunday Politics sets a 12-hour challenge to catch up with candidates in the 22 May elections.

Children killed in Colombia bus fire

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:18
A bus in northern Colombia has caught fire, killing dozens of children who were returning from an event at an evangelical church.

World Cup hero Wilkinson to retire

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:16
World Cup-winning England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.

VIDEO: Tearful president's TV apology

Mon, 2014-05-19 11:15
Korea ferry tragedy prompts overhaul of the country's coastguard service which was heavily blamed for the loss of life

Ex-IMF boss to sue over film

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:56
Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to sue US film director Abel Ferrara over his movie allegedly inspired by the politician's sex scandal.

Absconded killer still on the run

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:41
A killer who absconded from jail while on day release is still being hunted as police arrest another inmate on suspicion of being at large.

Antarctica's ice losses double

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:33
Antarctica is now losing about 160 billion tonnes of ice a year to the ocean - twice as much as when the continent was last surveyed.

Suicide attack on Nigeria bars

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:26
A suicide blast in a street full of bars and restaurants in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killed four people, police say.

Timberlake tops Billboard Awards

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:19
Justin Timberlake wins seven Billboard Music Awards, including top artist, accepting them by video as a Michael Jackson hologram steals the show.

Premier League meets over sexism row

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:18
A Premier League committee meets on Monday to look into the conduct of chief executive Richard Scudamore over sexist emails.

Children 'recruited' for crime gangs

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:16
A conference is to hear how children as young as 12 are being recruited by drug dealers and violent gangs in Scotland.

Rail disruption as works overrun

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:10
Thousands of rail commuters face disruption as overrunning engineering works in Essex force the cancellation of trains.

Ryanair profits drop after price war

Mon, 2014-05-19 10:10
Ryanair's full-year profits have fallen for the first time in five years after intense price competition from rivals.

AUDIO: Miliband: I am not 'anti-business'

Mon, 2014-05-19 09:54
Labour leader Ed Miliband speaks to the Today programme's Sarah Montague ahead of the European elections
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