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MP Hancock resigns from Lib Dems

September 18, 2014 - 7:31pm
Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.

My family and other ibex

September 18, 2014 - 7:20pm
Why the Alpine ibex has become so rare to spot

The father of 26 preaching birth control

September 18, 2014 - 7:19pm
The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control

Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps down

September 18, 2014 - 7:14pm
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.

VIDEO: Life in an iconic US resort town

September 18, 2014 - 7:13pm
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?

VIDEO: What you miss living in the wilderness

September 18, 2014 - 7:12pm
What you miss when living off the grid

Polish theatre dedicated to Shakespeare

September 18, 2014 - 7:07pm
Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk

Health services finances 'worsening'

September 18, 2014 - 7:04pm
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.

Vote a big moment for golf - Davies

September 18, 2014 - 7:01pm
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.

$4.75m for US police race study

September 18, 2014 - 6:42pm
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.

Senate backs arming Syria rebels

September 18, 2014 - 6:38pm
The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.

US man denies supporting IS

September 18, 2014 - 5:58pm
A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.

Everton 4-1 VfL Wolfsburg

September 18, 2014 - 5:48pm
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.

Mayor Rob Ford vows to beat cancer

September 18, 2014 - 5:01pm
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.

Abuse aimed at Andy Murray 'vile'

September 18, 2014 - 5:00pm
Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.

Ukraine president urges US support

September 18, 2014 - 4:47pm
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.

Seven million insured with Obamacare

September 18, 2014 - 4:18pm
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.

Millions in historic Scottish vote

September 18, 2014 - 4:09pm
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).

Video of British hostage released

September 18, 2014 - 4:00pm
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.

Murphy interested in Fulham job

September 18, 2014 - 3:59pm
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.