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Hillsborough anger at 'be proud' message

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:50
Hillsborough families express anger after retired South Yorkshire police officers are told to be proud of their work, despite the inquests' conclusions.

MSF-backed Syria hospital bombed

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:43
At least 14 patients and three doctors died in an air strike on a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, the charity Medecins Sans Frontieres says.

Lego admits 'mistake' in Ai Weiwei row

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:35
Lego's decision to reject Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's request for a bulk order of its bricks last year was a "mistake", the toy company admits.

British Cycling probes kit sales claims

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:34
UK Sport asks British Cycling to investigate "as a matter of urgency" claims official kit is being sold online for profit.

The film sending shockwaves through Pakistan

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:25
For the first time, the Pakistan government has directly banned a film, dividing public debate and sparking cries of censorship.

Shirley Bassey to sing at Queen's 90th

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:22
Shirley Bassey and Gary Barlow join the line-up of stars performing for the Queen as part of her 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor Castle.

Happy Ed Balls Day

Thu, 2016-04-28 05:12
Everything you need to know about Ed Balls Day

Labour has 'anti-Semitism issue' - peer

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:47
The Labour Party has a "serious problem" with anti-Semitism, a senior Labour peer warns, after Naz Shah MP is suspended over comments about Israel.

Japan holds rates in surprise move

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:46
Japanese shares fell and the yen surged after the Bank of Japan decided against any extra monetary easing.

VIDEO: Rocket blasts off from new space port

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:44
Russia has launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome.

Liverpool Biennial to show 'episodes'

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:42
Forty-two artists from around the world will present work in "episodes" about Chinatown, Ancient Greece and monuments of the future at this year's Liverpool Biennial.

Papa Wemba's body flown home to Congo

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:16
The body of Papa Wemba, one of Africa's best known singers, is being flown back to DR Congo after his death on Sunday in Ivory Coast.

Playstation sales boost Sony profits

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:15
Japan's Sony reports full-year profits of $1.4bn as Playstation sales help to turn around the company's fortunes.

Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'

Thu, 2016-04-28 04:00
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.

Concordia skipper's appeal to begin

Thu, 2016-04-28 03:12
An appeals trial is beginning in Italy of captain Francesco Schettino, who has been given 16 years in jail for the 2012 Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.

'Economists for Brexit' launch campaign

Thu, 2016-04-28 02:10
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.

Delayed Russian rocket lifts off

Thu, 2016-04-28 01:55
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.

Nintendo to sell Seattle Mariners stake

Wed, 2016-04-27 23:27
Japanese gaming company Nintendo says it plans to sell its majority stake in US baseball team Seattle Mariners.

The town that wants to forget a killer

Wed, 2016-04-27 22:26
Intense media coverage in the lead-up to the 20th anniversary of Australia's worst mass shooting reopens wounds for the town of Port Arthur.

VIDEO: Olympic flame handed to Brazil

Wed, 2016-04-27 22:06
The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.