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MH17 bodies leave Ukraine rebel area

1 hour 4 min ago
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.

Reporter 'made error' at crash site

1 hour 14 min ago
Sky News reporter Colin Brazier admits he was wrong to handle victims' belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.

Litvinenko death inquiry announced

1 hour 14 min ago
An inquiry will be held into the death of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko, the Home Secretary Theresa May announces.

Conflict forces TV show from Israel

1 hour 28 min ago
US TV drama Tyrant stops filming in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv due to the current conflict in Gaza.

Indonesia candidate rejects election

1 hour 45 min ago
Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto says he is withdrawing from the election process, alleging massive fraud, hours before results are due.

Nigeria leader to see girls' parents

1 hour 55 min ago
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is due to meet for the first time parents of the girls abducted by militant Islamists 100 days ago.

Fresh push to broker Gaza truce

1 hour 55 min ago
A diplomatic push to broker a truce in the Gaza Strip is intensifying, as Israel continues its military operation on the Palestinian territory.

Lidl publishes UK tax payment

2 hours 8 min ago
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.

Cook too stubborn to quit - Boycott

2 hours 15 min ago
Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.

UK pushes for more Russia sanctions

2 hours 24 min ago
The UK wants the EU to adopt tougher sanctions against Russia amid continuing fury over the airliner disaster in Ukraine.

Indigenous actor joins Neighbours

2 hours 32 min ago
Australian soap Neighbours casts an indigenous actor in a leading role for the first time.

Rooney should be captain - Eriksson

2 hours 46 min ago
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says Wayne Rooney should replace Steven Gerrard as the national team captain.

Has the US finally fallen in love with soccer?

2 hours 47 min ago
Has the US finally fallen in love with the beautiful game?

VIDEO: Indonesia's cheap fuel challenge

2 hours 57 min ago
Indonesia's next president faces challenges including cutting the country's controversial fuel subsidies.

Royal Mail sees parcels revenue fall

3 hours 8 min ago
Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.

'Foreigners' killed in Kabul attack

3 hours 8 min ago
A suicide bomber outside Kabul airport kills at least one Afghan and at least three foreign security guards, officials say.

FGM parents to face prosecution

3 hours 15 min ago
Parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters undergoing female genital mutilation or forced marriage under new measures being announced.

How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?

4 hours 27 min ago
Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite?

Typhoon Rammasun strikes Vietnam

5 hours 13 min ago
Typhoon Rammasun has killed at least 11 people in Vietnam and several people remain missing, according to local media.

Ukraine rebels give up 'black boxes'

5 hours 15 min ago
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have handed over two flight-data recorders from the downed MH17 plane to Malaysian officials.