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Breaking down the clean power plan

Mon, 2015-08-03 16:43
President Barack Obama announces sweeping climate change legislation that he hopes will cement his legacy as a world leader who fought global warming.

Aurora gunman nears death sentence

Mon, 2015-08-03 15:56
Convicted mass killer James Holmes has moved one step closer to the death penalty as jurors rejected leniency in deaths of 12 people at Colorado cinema.

UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

Mon, 2015-08-03 14:53
The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.

VIDEO: Public beach closed for king reopens

Mon, 2015-08-03 14:31
A French beach which was closed for the king of Saudi Arabia reopens to the public, after he cut his holiday short.

'Harsh methods' for Israel militants

Mon, 2015-08-03 14:30
Israel says it could use harsh interrogation techniques against Jewish militants, after the death of a young Palestinian child in an arson attack.

US fires on non-IS fighters in Syria

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:56
US air power has been used for the first time to defend American-trained rebels in Syria against suspected al-Nusra Front militants, the Pentagon confirms.

Bale and Benzema staying - Benitez

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:43
Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez does not expect forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to leave the club.

'Migrant' hoax: The selfies that fooled the internet

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:22
The selfies that fooled the internet

VIDEO: 'England to blame for Calais crisis'

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:11
The Deputy Mayor of Calais says migrants choose the UK because it is easy to get black market jobs

VIDEO: Dutch crane collapse injures 20

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:09
Twenty people are injured after two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse.

One Direction heading to number one

Mon, 2015-08-03 13:01
One Direction are storming to the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart after the surprise release of their new single Drag Me Down.

Cranes collapse on Dutch buildings

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:53
Two cranes employed to restore a bridge in the central Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn collapse on buildings, injuring at least 20 people.

Government starts RBS share sell-off

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:48
The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.

Probe into spy leaks site paused

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:17
Germany's attorney general has confirmed that a treason probe into a political website has been momentarily paused.

VIDEO: Roof ripped off London tour bus

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:14
Four people were taken to hospital after the roof was ripped off a double-decker bus in central London.

VIDEO: CIA 'torture': Inside the 'blackout box'

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:10
BBC reporter Hilary Andersson finds out what it is like to be inside a "blackout box" used in so-called "enhanced interrogation".

Biden 'actively considering' challenging Clinton

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:09
Vice-President Joe Biden is reportedly "actively considering" challenging Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Will the third time be the charm for the Delaware politician?

Ancient life form's complex sex life

Mon, 2015-08-03 12:01
One of the oldest-known complex organisms had a surprising complicated sex life, scientists report.

Planned Parenthood funding targeted

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:45
Republican Senators are moving ahead with plans to defund Planned Parenthood after anti-abortion activists claimed the group sold the organs of aborted foetuses.

US-Mexico border drug tunnel found

Mon, 2015-08-03 11:26
Mexican security forces show media a sophisticated drugs tunnel they uncovered near the city of Tijuana on the border with the US.