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Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'

47 min 38 sec ago
At least 35 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.

Explosion in Nigeria 'kills dozens'

47 min 38 sec ago
At least 35 people are killed in an explosion in north-eastern Nigeria, close to the Cameroonian border, reports say.

Mexican president to overhaul police

1 hour 37 sec ago
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Mexican president to overhaul police

1 hour 37 sec ago
Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.

VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 Everton

1 hour 2 min ago
Everton progress to the Europa League knockout stage after securing top spot in Group H with a 2-0 victory at Wolfsburg.

VfL Wolfsburg 0-2 Everton

1 hour 2 min ago
Everton progress to the Europa League knockout stage after securing top spot in Group H with a 2-0 victory at Wolfsburg.

Mitchell called PCs plebs, judge says

2 hours 2 min ago
A judge says he is satisfied former chief whip Andrew Mitchell called police officers "plebs" as he rules against the MP in a High Court libel action.

Sporting world rallies around Abbott

2 hours 49 min ago
The cricketing world rallies around bowler Sean Abbott amid fears he may never play again after batsman Phillip Hughes's death.

SA ventriloquist beats gagging order

3 hours 13 min ago
A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.

Brazil legend Pele in hospital

3 hours 22 min ago
Brazil legend Pele is transferred to a special care unit in Sao Paulo following treatment for a urinary infection.

Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting

3 hours 36 min ago
Crude oil prices slump in reaction to the decision by the Opec oil producers' cartel not to cut output.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

3 hours 39 min ago
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.

VIDEO: Hail storm causes chaos in Brisbane

3 hours 40 min ago
A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it.

Woman wins £337m in divorce case

3 hours 43 min ago
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.

Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

3 hours 47 min ago
A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.

VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds

3 hours 47 min ago
The challenges facing oil exporters as prices slump - in 60 seconds

Scotland 'should set income tax'

3 hours 55 min ago
The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.

Tensions ease in protest-hit Ferguson

3 hours 56 min ago
A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California.

Crime author PD James dies aged 94

4 hours 18 min ago
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.

Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights

4 hours 25 min ago
Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.