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Mexico probes children's home 'abuse'

July 17, 2014 - 2:29pm
Mexican prosecutors say they will examine whether previous complaints against a children's home raided on Tuesday amid abuse allegations were ignored.

French high-speed train crashes

July 17, 2014 - 2:14pm
A French high-speed TGV train collides with a regional express in south-western France injuring several people.

Rahane leads India fightback at Lord's

July 17, 2014 - 1:55pm
Ajinkya Rahane hits a century as England fail to capitalise on helpful conditions on the first day of the second Test at Lord's.

Broadway legend Elaine Stritch dies

July 17, 2014 - 1:34pm
Broadway legend and film and television star Elaine Stritch dies at her home in Michigan at the age of 89.

Canadian senator faces fraud charges

July 17, 2014 - 1:29pm
Canadian authorities lay 31 charges, including bribery and fraud, against Senator Mike Duffy in an ongoing expenses row.

New Gaza exchanges after truce ends

July 17, 2014 - 1:06pm
Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire resume after a temporary truce in Gaza ends, but talks continue in Egypt for a fuller ceasefire.

Tiernan-Locke banned for two years

July 17, 2014 - 12:52pm
Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke receives a two-year ban and is sacked by Team Sky for an anti-doping violation.

Three dead in California bank heist

July 17, 2014 - 12:19pm
A violent police chase through three California cities following a bank robbery leaves two gunmen and a female hostage dead.

Beyonce leads MTV video nominations

July 17, 2014 - 12:05pm
Beyonce is in the running for eight prizes at the MTV Video Music Awards, including video of the year and best female.

Doctor Who leaks blamed on 'mistake'

July 17, 2014 - 11:59am
The recent leaks of scripts and footage from the new Doctor Who series were due to a "damaging mistake", according to the BBC's commercial arm.

Van Gaal defends 'strong personality'

July 17, 2014 - 11:37am
Louis van Gaal describes himself as a "democratic" manager in his first news conference as Manchester United boss.

Blues musician Johnny Winter dies

July 17, 2014 - 11:30am
Blues guitarist Johnny Winter, known for his energetic solo performances, has died at the age of 70.

Israel-Gaza ceasefire deal denied

July 17, 2014 - 11:28am
Israel's foreign minister and Hamas deny earlier reports of a truce deal to end fighting in Gaza between Israel and Palestinian militants.

Russia 'shot down Ukraine jet'

July 17, 2014 - 11:25am
A Ukrainian security spokesman accuses the Russian air force of shooting down one of its jets while it was on a mission over Ukrainian territory.

Rosetta heads for 'space duck'

July 17, 2014 - 11:17am
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.

UK temperature rises to 2014 high

July 17, 2014 - 11:11am
The UK has seen its hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office says, with temperatures set to climb even higher on Friday.

Airbnb logo faces Twitter backlash

July 17, 2014 - 10:47am
Airbnb's new logo has been criticised and mocked by social media users, although others have praised the rebrand.

Which sport are you made for? Take our test

July 17, 2014 - 10:45am
Take our test to see which Commonwealth Games events match your abilities.

Three charged over Abu Khdair murder

July 17, 2014 - 10:28am
One Jewish man and two youths have been charged by Israeli prosecutors with the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdair, Israel's justice ministry says.

Recorded sexual offences 'up 20%'

July 17, 2014 - 10:24am
Figures indicate 20% increase in sexual offences in England and Wales - a rise partly attributed to the Jimmy Savile scandal - while overall crime remains static.