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AUDIO: Oldest Channel swimmer 'exhilarated'

Sun, 2014-09-07 12:45
A 73-year-old South African heart surgeon has become the oldest person to swim the English Channel.

Unions issue 'Oliver Twist' warning

Sun, 2014-09-07 12:42
Plans to ban strikes unless at least half of union members take part in the ballot will leave them "with about as much power as Oliver Twist", the TUC warns.

New Scots powers plan 'within days'

Sun, 2014-09-07 12:34
The UK Chancellor promises a timetable for further Scottish devolution on the day a poll suggests a narrow lead for the pro-independence side.

Yemeni police clash with Houthis

Sun, 2014-09-07 11:31
Yemeni police deploy water cannon and tear gas to shift thousands of Shia protesters encamped on the road to Sanaa airport.

Hamilton wins after Rosberg error

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:40
Lewis Hamilton wins the Italian Grand Prix after Nico Rosberg's mistake under pressure from his Mercedes team-mate.

US 'to go on offensive' against IS

Sun, 2014-09-07 10:13
US President Barack Obama is to set out his "game plan" against Islamic State militants this week, saying "we will defeat them".

Your week in pictures

Sun, 2014-09-07 09:23
The best of your photos of news stories across the globe this week

Arrests over Egypt 'gay wedding'

Sun, 2014-09-07 08:50
The Egyptian authorities arrest seven men accused of appearing in a video apparently showing a gay wedding.

Kashmir city hit by huge flood

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:59
Much of the main city of Indian-administered Kashmir, Srinagar, is under water, as soldiers battle to rescue flood victims throughout the region.

UK set to challenge EU bonus cap

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:54
The UK's objection to the European Union's plans to cap bankers' bonuses is set to be heard in the bloc's highest court on Monday.

Labour MP Jim Dobbin dies aged 73

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:52
Jim Dobbin, Labour MP for Heywood and Middleton in Greater Manchester, has died aged 73, the party announces.

Joan Rivers' funeral to be held

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:42
Family and friends will say farewell to Joan Rivers when the comedian's funeral takes place in New York later on Sunday.

Commuter rail fares frozen - Osborne

Sun, 2014-09-07 07:41
Commuter rail fares in England will be frozen in real terms for another year, Chancellor George Osborne announces.

Farah lands Great North Run success

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:44
Olympic, world and European champion Mo Farah wins Sunday's Great North Run in a sprint finish over Kenya's Mike Kigen.

Abu Qatada condemns reporter killings

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:23
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada condemns the beheading of two US journalists by Islamic State militants while speaking to reporters during a terrorism case trial in Jordan.

Gibraltar ready for competitive bow

Sun, 2014-09-07 06:05
Uefa's newest members Gibraltar, with a population of 30,000, face Poland in Group D of the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

Death sentences for Afghan gang rape

Sun, 2014-09-07 05:57
Seven Afghan men are sentenced to death for gang rape in a case that has sparked national outrage.

Fletcher eyes famous win for Scots

Sun, 2014-09-07 05:51

South Korean star dies after crash

Sun, 2014-09-07 05:50
A second member of South Korean pop group Ladies' Code dies four days after the vehicle they were travelling in crashed near Seoul.

Abbas warns Hamas on unity deal

Sun, 2014-09-07 05:48
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warns Hamas it must change the way it operates in Gaza if it wants to continue in a unity government.