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French dad loses adoption fight

14 hours 45 min ago
A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.

Mortgage approvals fall by 16%

14 hours 48 min ago
The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.

Kenyans flee after militant attack

14 hours 58 min ago
Hundreds of people flee to a military airstrip in Kenya's Mandera region after the deadly weekend bus attack by Somali militants.

Man admits killing boy he met online

15 hours 9 min ago
A computer engineer admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy he met online.

Rigby murder 'was not preventable'

15 hours 12 min ago
The murder of British soldier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in intelligence investigations, a report finds.

From smart to shove: A brief history of the shirtfront

15 hours 23 min ago
A brief history of an Australian word

How terror bill will expand powers

15 hours 33 min ago
This week's counter-terrorism bill will expand minister's powers - and face accusations of injustice, says Dominic Casciani.

Eurozone 'persistent stagnation' risk

15 hours 38 min ago
The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.

Police arrest suspected film pirates

15 hours 45 min ago
Two men suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 have been arrested.

Botin ousts Santander chief executive

16 hours 6 min ago
Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.

Twitter exec in direct message gaffe

16 hours 7 min ago
Top Twitter boss accidentally tweets a private message about acquiring a company.

Eight Yemen hostages freed in raid

16 hours 7 min ago
A group of seven Yemenis and a US military expert kidnapped by al-Qaeda-linked militants are freed by Yemeni forces, an official tells the BBC.

International Emmys for UK shows

16 hours 42 min ago
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.

Sierra Leone Ebola workers on strike

16 hours 59 min ago
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema go on strike in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.

Ferguson ruling sparks 'worst' riots

17 hours 6 min ago
Ferguson has probably seen its worst rioting yet, a police chief says, after a jury decision not to bring charges over Michael Brown's death.

More Bill Cosby shows cancelled in US

17 hours 8 min ago
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.

David Mellor recorded in taxi row

17 hours 23 min ago
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.

Pope to address European Parliament

17 hours 36 min ago
Pope Francis arrives in Strasbourg where he will address the European Parliament and Council of Europe, but will not meet the city's Catholics.

Cairo building collapse kills 10

17 hours 37 min ago
Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 10 people.

Sony Pictures computer system hacked

18 hours 23 min ago
Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say has forced the company to shut down its corporate network.

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