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Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015

August 19, 2014 - 11:55am
Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.

VIDEO: China's elite target New York real estate

August 19, 2014 - 11:54am
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.

Inbetweeners thrash Sly at box office

August 19, 2014 - 11:54am
The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.

HTC unveils cheaper Windows M8 phone

August 19, 2014 - 11:33am
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.

Syria airspace ban for US airlines

August 19, 2014 - 11:06am
The US aviation authority bans American carriers from flying over Syria, citing potential security risks from "armed extremist groups".

'Bodies found' after Ukraine attack

August 19, 2014 - 11:01am
Fifteen bodies are recovered from the scene of a rocket attack on refugees, a Ukrainian military spokesman says, as heavy fighting is reported.

Egypt urges US restraint in Ferguson

August 19, 2014 - 10:53am
The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.

Bulgaria suspends South Stream

August 19, 2014 - 10:46am
Bulgaria suspends work on the Russia-led South Stream project, a pipeline stretching across the Black Sea to southern and central Europe.

VIDEO: Iceland volcano eruption risk raised

August 19, 2014 - 10:29am
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, after a series of earthquakes in the region.

VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

August 19, 2014 - 10:26am
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

Arrest over shipping container death

August 19, 2014 - 10:17am
A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man was found dead inside a shipping container in Essex.

Tuesday's gossip column

August 19, 2014 - 10:13am
Man Utd ready to offer Nani to get Rojo, Arsenal target Manolas, Hoddle emerges as Palace candidate, plus more.

Day in pictures: 19 August 2014

August 19, 2014 - 9:33am
Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

Pope relatives die in road accident

August 19, 2014 - 9:25am
The wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew have been killed in a car crash in Argentina, officials say.

Bush requests no photos at concerts

August 19, 2014 - 9:08am
Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.

Turkish police arrested for spying

August 19, 2014 - 9:06am
At least 25 Turkish police are arrested amid a crackdown on those linked to a corruption inquiry targeting government officials.

Gaza ceasefire 'extended by a day'

August 19, 2014 - 9:02am
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.

VIDEO: Jackie Chan son in drug arrest

August 19, 2014 - 8:55am
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.

Inflation falls more than expected

August 19, 2014 - 8:09am
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.

I won't bite any more, promises Suarez

August 19, 2014 - 7:58am
Barcelona's Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no more biting incidents.