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VIDEO: Honour for 101-year-old weatherman

18 min 29 sec ago
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.

Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

30 min 5 sec ago
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.

UK economy back at pre-crisis level

50 min 45 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

53 min 28 sec ago
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

1 hour 27 min ago
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Azerbaijan to hold Formula 1 race

1 hour 35 min ago
Azerbaijan will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2016, the former Soviet state has announced.

Giants return to Liverpool streets

1 hour 39 min ago
Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.

Welsh athlete Williams suspended

1 hour 57 min ago
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.

BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

2 hours 3 min 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

2 hours 3 min 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

2 hours 4 min 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

2 hours 15 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 and Australians in MH17 talks

2 hours 18 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

2 hours 24 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'.

VIDEO: Soldiers clear Taiwan plane wreckage

2 hours 29 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

2 hours 35 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

3 hours 4 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

3 hours 6 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

3 hours 17 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'

3 hours 48 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.