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Eduard Shevardnadze: Controversial to the end

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:35
Disputed legacy of Georgian who helped end Cold War

'Gay cake' row could end up in court

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:32
A Northern Ireland bakery that refused a customer's request to make a cake with a slogan supporting gay marriage could face legal action.

China firm to sue Transformers film

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:26
A Chinese company says it will sue the producers of the latest Transformers film for breach of contract, according to state media.

VIDEO: Japan typhoon winds 'up to 175 kmph'

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:16
Typhoon Neoguri is approaching Japan's Okinawa island chain, packing strong winds and torrential rain.

VIDEO: Roller coaster derails in California

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:11
Rescue workers have freed passengers from a derailed roller coaster in Valencia, California.

VIDEO: Afghan blast: Four Nato soldiers dead

Tue, 2014-07-08 05:02
A suicide bomber has killed 16 people - including four Nato soldiers - in an attack on the outskirts of Bagram air base in north-eastern Afghanistan.

Sudan's great survivor: Bashir's 25 years in power

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:57
How President Omar al-Bashir has clung to power for 25 years

VIDEO: 'Negligence' sank S Korea ferry

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:52
An interim South Korea government report says the 16 April sinking of the Sewol ferry was partly due to government negligence and corruption.

Website woes hit sales at M&S

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:51
Marks and Spencer reports a sharp fall in online sales after a move to a new website platform hits trading.

Gandhi statue set for Westminster

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:48
A statue of the Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi is to be erected opposite the Houses of Parliament.

Madonna excused from jury service

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:46
Madonna appears for jury service at a New York court but is excused to avoid "creating a distraction".

Buttler called up as cover for Prior

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:45
England add Jos Buttler to their squad as cover for wicketkeeper Matt Prior for the first Test against India.

Sniffer dog finds child abuse images

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:36
A suspect is arrested after a dog trained to detect electronic circuitry found a memory stick containing images of child sexual abuse hidden in a tin box inside a metal cabinet.

Australia court given migrant pledge

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:29
Australia says it will not return a group of asylum seekers to Sri Lanka without giving 72 hours notice, at an emergency high court hearing.

US warns against Afghan 'power grab'

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:26
The US warns against a power grab in Afghanistan, amid reports that a losing presidential-election candidate is planning a "parallel government".

Oscar Pistorius defence finishes

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:24
Oscar Pistorius' defence lawyers finish presenting their case and his murder trial is adjourned until 7 August for closing arguments.

Girl killed by falling fireplace

Tue, 2014-07-08 04:07
A toddler dies as a fireplace at her family home falls on top of her.

Channel Tunnel returning to normal

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:53
Repairs to overhead power lines in the Channel Tunnel, where a fault caused cancellations on Monday, are almost complete and most services are running.

UK doctor death not suicide - inmates

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:31
A UK doctor who was found dead in prison in Syria did not not kill himself as Syrian officials claim, two of his former inmates say.

VIDEO: Eurostar trains returning to normal

Tue, 2014-07-08 03:15
Repairs to overhead power lines in the Channel Tunnel, where a fault caused Eurostar cancellations on Monday, are almost complete Eurotunnel has said.

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