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Djokovic wins after injury scare

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:44
Top seed Novak Djokovic moves into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a 6-4 6-2 6-4 defeat of Gilles Simon.

VIDEO: Christians flee mortar attacks in Iraq

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:44
Thousands of Christians are fleeing mortar attacks on the city of Qaraqosh, south east of Mosul, under control of Isis.

Sheltering Ebola-infected 'a crime'

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:37
Sierra Leone warns it is a crime to shelter Ebola virus patients who are in hiding, after almost 400 deaths from an Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

South Africa match will be 'bruising'

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:37
Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.

Missing US boy in custody of mother

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:11
A 12-year-old found in his father's basement after being missing for 11 days is out of hospital and living with his mother.

VIDEO: Glasto glamping: Luxury in Love Fields

Fri, 2014-06-27 10:02
Away from Glastonbury's soggy tents and wet sleeping bags, the site's Love Fields offers festival goers a glamping alternative

VIDEO: Women troops train in Afghanistan

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:59
BBC News visits 'the Sandhurst of the Sands' - the Afghan army academy training troops in preparation for the withdrawal of international forces.

Bulgarian bank system 'under attack'

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:55
Bulgaria's central bank says there has been a systematic attempt to destabilise the country through attacks on the banking system.

Fifa lifts Beckenbauer's 90-day ban

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:42
Germany's World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer has his 90-day ban from football activity lifted by governing body Fifa.

Vatican convicts ex-envoy of abuse

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:39
A tribunal in the Vatican convicts the Church's former envoy to the Dominican Republic of sex abuse and defrocks him.

Pistorius evaluator has heart attack

Fri, 2014-06-27 09:31
A psychiatrist who evaluated Oscar Pistorius has suffered a heart attack, days before the Olympic athlete's murder trial resumes.

VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:55
The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.

Council and school staff to strike

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:52
Council and school workers in the GMB have voted by three to one to strike on 10 July over pay, the union says.

Man Utd sign defender Shaw for £27m

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:47
Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.

Top cleric urges quick deal on PM

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:35
Iraq's most influential Shia cleric has called for a prime minister to be appointed quickly in order to defuse the political crisis.

Top Labour MPs reported to watchdog

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:32
MPs' watchdog considers a complaint about Labour's Jon Cruddas and Rachel Reeves over links to IPPR think tank.

Barcelona still want banned Suarez

Fri, 2014-06-27 08:24
Barcelona are still keen to sign Uruguay's Luis Suarez despite his four-month ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini.

Day in pictures: 27 June 2014

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:47
The best news photos from around the world in the past 24 hours

Facebook fights US court over data

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:37
A US court has forced Facebook to hand over details of 381 users, but the social media company says the request violates the US constitution.

Suarez ban 'excessive' - Chiellini

Fri, 2014-06-27 07:21
Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini says the decision to give Luis Suarez a four-month ban from football for biting him is 'excessive'.