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Giants return to Liverpool streets

27 min 6 sec ago
Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

34 min 31 sec ago
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

35 min 46 sec ago
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Mother admits Mikaeel Kular killing

39 min 57 sec ago
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.

Welsh athlete Williams suspended

45 min 30 sec ago
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams is out of the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.

BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

51 min 10 sec ago
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.

Russian anti-Putin activists jailed

51 min 33 sec ago
A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.

Hamilton fastest in Hungary practice

52 min 48 sec ago
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

VIDEO: Illegal child migration to US soars

1 hour 3 min ago
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.

Dutch, Australians seek MH17 access

1 hour 6 min ago
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.

RBS reports surprise rise in profit

1 hour 12 min ago
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.

Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

1 hour 16 min ago
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.

VIDEO: Soldiers clear Taiwan plane wreckage

1 hour 17 min ago
Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.

VIDEO: The toughest cop on Wall Street

1 hour 23 min ago
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.

Drogba belongs at Blues - Mourinho

1 hour 52 min ago
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba "belongs" at the club as he considers re-signing the Galatasaray striker.

Fifteen killed in Afghan bus attack

1 hour 54 min ago
Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.

NT to screen first Broadway show

2 hours 5 min ago
The National Theatre announces that Of Mice and Men will be their first Broadway production to screen live in UK cinemas.

VIDEO: 'You can hear the bombs and missiles'

2 hours 36 min ago
More than 800 people have died in the latest outbreak of violence in the Middle East, and despite calls for a ceasefire, the fighting continues.

One-shot cancer therapy gets NHS nod

2 hours 44 min ago
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.

Australia brings asylum group ashore

2 hours 48 min ago
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.