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Iraq launches Tikrit operation

48 min 27 sec ago
Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says.

US police shoot homeless man dead

1 hour 14 min ago
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.

Rangers chairman Somers steps down

1 hour 17 min ago
David Somers leaves his role as Rangers chairman four days before the club's extraordinary general meeting.

Prince William meets China president

1 hour 36 min ago
The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.

VIDEO: N Korea fires missiles as drills start

1 hour 52 min ago
North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea as a protest against the huge annual military exercise involving South Korea, the US and other Western allies.

VIDEO: N Korea fires missiles as drills start

1 hour 52 min ago
North Korea has fired two missiles into the sea as a protest against the huge annual military exercise involving South Korea, the US and other Western allies.

VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to discuss finance reforms

1 hour 59 min ago
The Ukrainian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss introducing financial reforms which will push up energy prices and cut benefits.

VIDEO: Ukraine MPs to discuss finance reforms

1 hour 59 min ago
The Ukrainian parliament will meet on Monday to discuss introducing financial reforms which will push up energy prices and cut benefits.

Estonia ruling party wins election

2 hours 9 min ago
Estonia's ruling party has won national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.

N Korea opens fire as drills start

2 hours 25 min ago
North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.

Arrests after HK shopping protest

2 hours 41 min ago
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.

Arrests after HK shopping protest

2 hours 41 min ago
Hong Kong police arrest more than 30 people after protesters gathered for a third time against mainland Chinese tourists.

US police shoot dead homeless man

2 hours 42 min ago
A video has captured the moment US police shot and killed a homeless man after an altercation in downtown Los Angeles.

Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

March 1, 2015 - 11:57pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.

Kerry to tackle Lavrov on Ukraine

March 1, 2015 - 11:57pm
US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart ahead of the release of a UN report on human rights violations in Ukraine.

Brandis censured over Triggs row

March 1, 2015 - 11:50pm
Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.

Brandis censured over Triggs row

March 1, 2015 - 11:50pm
Australia's Senate censures Attorney General George Brandis over his treatment of human rights chief Gillian Triggs amid an asylum row.

Drug drivers targeted by new rules

March 1, 2015 - 11:28pm
New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

March 1, 2015 - 10:58pm
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.

UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

March 1, 2015 - 10:58pm
Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.