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Grateful Dead guitarist cancels gigs

Tue, 2014-08-12 07:10
The former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir has cancelled all concert dates planned for his bands RatDog and Furthur

Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:57
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.

Mbeki calls for Israel goods boycott

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:57
South Africa's ex-President Thabo Mbeki calls for a boycott of Israeli goods, saying Israel must "pay a price" for the conflict in Gaza.

Google builds cable under Pacific

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:43
Google and five other large companies team up to build a cable under the Pacific Ocean that will deliver incredibly fast internet speeds.

Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:41
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.

Colombian drought triggers clashes

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:40
Residents of Colombia's northern La Guajira province clash with police as they demand more government support to overcome a drought.

India radio sacks presenters over 35

Tue, 2014-08-12 06:04
India's national public radio sacks 100 presenters for being over its 35-year age limit.

Spanish priest dies of Ebola virus

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:54
A Spanish missionary who contracted Ebola in Liberia dies in hospital in Spain, officials say, as the virus claims more than 1,000 lives in West Africa.

Chief constable in misconduct probe

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:52
The Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police faces a criminal probe into his role in an allegedly poorly-handled investigation into a suspected sex offender.

England right to retain Cook - Vaughan

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:39
Former England captain Michael Vaughan admits he was wrong to say Alastair Cook should be replaced as skipper.

Panda triplets unveiled in China

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:37
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.

Untested Ebola drugs 'can be used'

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:35
A World Health Organization's expert panel has said it is ethical to offer experimental drugs to people infected with the Ebola virus.

S Korea ferry rescue 'ill-equipped'

Tue, 2014-08-12 05:24
South Korean coast guard officers say they did not have the right training or equipment to rescue passengers from the stricken ferry, Sewol.

Russia sends Ukraine 'aid mission'

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:49
Russia says an aid convoy of nearly 300 lorries has left for eastern Ukraine, as the West warns Moscow not to use it as cover for military action.

US and Asia lift Prudential profits

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:44
Insurer Prudential has seen profits rise in the past six months after a strong performance in the US and Asia.

No damages for prisoners denied vote

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:34
The European Court of Human Rights rules that the UK has again breached prisoners' rights by failing to give them the vote - but refused to award damages.

VIDEO: The smart drones of the future

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:11
How drones are being developed for a wide range of future uses.

Suicides blamed on jail conditions

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:05
Overcrowding and lack of staff have contributed to an increase in suicides in jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons says.

Egyptian forces 'planned massacre'

Tue, 2014-08-12 04:03
Human Rights Watch says its year-long investigation into the deaths of hundreds of protesters in Cairo in 2013 found evidence of systematic killings.

VIDEO: After hours robots to explore Tate

Tue, 2014-08-12 03:59
Robots are set to roam the halls of London's Tate Britain Museum, as part of a unique project aimed at allowing art lovers to explore the building after hours.

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