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Kate withdraws from Malta visit

8 hours 38 min ago
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with her second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.

NewsCorp: Google platform for piracy

8 hours 45 min ago
NewsCorp's chief executive writes strongly worded letter calling for a tougher approach from the EU to search giant Google.

Six convicted of 'pyramid scheme'

8 hours 48 min ago
Six women are convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in south-west England and south Wales, in which thousands of investors lost money.

Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'

8 hours 50 min ago
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.

Syria infant deaths 'due to mix-up'

8 hours 50 min ago
Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.

Thai PM sorry for bikini comment

8 hours 52 min ago
Thailand's PM apologises for suggesting tourists in bikinis were vulnerable to attack unless they were unattractive after two UK holidaymakers were killed.

Wales at highest ranking in 20 years

8 hours 53 min ago
Wales rise to their best Fifa ranking for 20 years - up 12 places to joint 29th in the world with Scotland.

Wales at highest ranking in 20 years

8 hours 53 min ago
Wales rise to their best Fifa ranking for 20 years - up 12 places to joint 29th in the world with Scotland.

Muslim call for release of hostage

9 hours 8 min ago
British Muslim leaders call for the immediate release of Alan Henning, the UK hostage threatened with death by Islamic State extremists in Syria.

Country musician Hamilton dies at 77

9 hours 28 min ago
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.

Country musician Hamilton dies at 77

9 hours 28 min ago
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.

Spy claims over absent China envoy

9 hours 34 min ago
A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.

Spy claims over absent China envoy

9 hours 34 min ago
A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.

Storm deaths at French camping site

9 hours 42 min ago
Five people are killed after violent storms unleash a flash flood at a camp site in Herault in southern France.

Storm deaths at French camping site

9 hours 42 min ago
Five people are killed after violent storms unleash a flash flood at a camp site in Herault in southern France.

Sony shares tumble on loss warning

9 hours 49 min ago
Sony shares plunged by up to 12% in Tokyo trading after it warned of a bigger than expected annual loss because of its mobile business.

Wartime bombs blown up after seizure

10 hours 1 min ago
A number of World War One and Two munitions have been detonated by bomb disposal experts after a large haul was found in a house in Hertfordshire.

No DNA matches in Thai murder probe

10 hours 13 min ago
Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.

Gogglebox wins Rose d'Or TV award

10 hours 25 min ago
Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.

Murder 'comes naturally' to chimps

11 hours 23 min ago
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.