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New record for SA rhino poaching

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:40
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.

Dazed seagull 'avenges' cricket blow

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:36
A seagull that was knocked out at an Australian cricket match makes a dramatic recovery, interfering with play as it returns to the field.

Critics hail Wolf Hall's TV debut

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:36
Critics have called the BBC adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker-winning novels "close to perfect television".

GP practices in special measures

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:23
Three GP practices have been placed in "special measures" over concerns about safety, by inspectors.

Drug-laden drone crashes in Mexico

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:18
A drone with more drugs attached to it than it could carry has crashed near Mexico's border with the US, police say.

The soldiers without enough weapons to fight jihadists

Thu, 2015-01-22 07:15
The soldiers who say they don't have the weapons to fight jihadists

Cilla Black settles hacking claim

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:57
Singer Cilla Black is among celebrities to have settled phone-hacking claims against Mirror Group Newspapers for "substantial" damages, a court hears.

VIDEO: Prince Andrew arrives in Davos

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:46
The Duke of York is due to make his first public appearance since a US woman alleged she had sex with him when she was 17.

Drug drone crashes on Mexican border

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:28
A quadcopter drone carrying 3kg of illegal drugs crashes near the border between Mexico and the US.

Japan presses for IS hostage release

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:27
Japan's government says it is exploring all possible ways to save the lives of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants demanding a ransom.

Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:27
The tobacco industry warns that plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are "flawed" - with UKIP's Nigel Farage calling it an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".

VIDEO: Thousands join Leipzig Pegida rally

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:19
Thousands of people have held a rally in the German city of Leipzig, opposing what the organisers call the 'Islamisation of Europe'.

'No rebel withdrawal' in Yemen

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:17
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen remain in key positions in the capital Sanaa, despite a deal under which they agreed to withdraw, witnesses say.

BP boss says Deepwater liabilities exceed cost of Hurricane Katrina

Thu, 2015-01-22 06:00
The chief executive reveals how, five years on, the tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico is still weighing heavily on BP.

Pop star Rihanna wins image battle

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:49
Pop star Rihanna wins legal battle against high street store Topshop over a T-shirt bearing her image.

VIDEO: Moment elephant calf rescued from pit

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:36
Rescuers came to the aid of an elephant calf which fell into an empty storage pit in a nature reserve in Yunnan Province, south west China.

Your pictures: Cold weather

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:30
Readers' photos on the theme of "cold weather"

Congo clashes over cut internet

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:25
Clashes erupt in DR Congo to demand the restoration of the internet, which was cut during protests against President Kabila, witnesses say.

Crime figures fall to new record low

Thu, 2015-01-22 05:22
Crime falls to new record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.

Satellite system targets 'dark fish'

Thu, 2015-01-22 04:59
A UK-developed smart application that incorporates satellite and other data is tracking illegal fishing on the high seas.