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Parliament uproar over 'corruption'

July 21, 2014 - 6:36am
There is uproar in the Indian parliament over a former Supreme Court judge's allegations of corruption in the judiciary.

Independent advice for new pensioners

July 21, 2014 - 6:03am
Savers will receive free independent guidance as part of a move to give unfettered access to their pension funds from next year, the government says.

Johnson-Thompson out of Glasgow 2014

July 21, 2014 - 5:57am
England's Katarina Johnson-Thompson withdraws from the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a foot injury.

China 'spy ship' at US-led exercise

July 21, 2014 - 5:51am
China says it has the right to send a surveillance ship to monitor a US-led naval exercise, after US media reported the vessel's presence off Hawaii.

Global finale for Monty Python show

July 21, 2014 - 5:34am
Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python performed the last of its farewell shows on Sunday night, on stage at London's O2 Arena and in cinemas around the world.

South Sudan rebels 'break ceasefire'

July 21, 2014 - 5:26am
The United Nations (UN) accuses South Sudanese rebels of violating a ceasefire by launching an offensive to recapture its former headquarters.

Ukraine conflict unsettles six players

July 21, 2014 - 5:18am
Six Shakhtar Donetsk players refuse to fly back to Ukraine after a friendly in France due to concerns over the conflict.

Chimps going ape at US box office

July 21, 2014 - 5:16am
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes tops the North American box office for the second weekend in a row.

Stars pay tribute to James Garner

July 21, 2014 - 4:31am
Hollywood stars pay tribute to actor James Garner, who died on Saturday aged 86.

Stars pay tribute to James Garner

July 21, 2014 - 4:31am
Hollywood stars including Sally Field and Tom Selleck pay tribute to actor James Garner, who died on Saturday aged 86.

Secret of sandstone shapes revealed

July 21, 2014 - 4:23am
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.

Kerry attacks Russia over MH17 crash

July 21, 2014 - 3:23am
US Secretary of State John Kerry says there is overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.

VIDEO: BBC handed MH17 victim's wallet

July 21, 2014 - 2:03am
A BBC reporter at the site of the MH17 crash was handed passengers' documents, as fears mount that vital evidence will be lost.

China's Huawei sees sales jump 19%

July 21, 2014 - 1:31am
Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year.

Australia teenager behind Iraq blast

July 21, 2014 - 1:19am
Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.

Australia teenager behind Iraq blast

July 21, 2014 - 1:19am
Australia says a man who killed himself and several other people in a suicide attack in Iraq last week was an 18-year-old from Melbourne.

Rendition damages case goes to court

July 21, 2014 - 12:47am
A damages action brought against the UK over a 2004 rendition case involving a Libyan politician and his wife is being heard at the Court of Appeal later.

VIDEO: 'Convert to Islam or face death'

July 21, 2014 - 12:09am
Isis Sunni militants gave Christians an ultimatum: convert to Islam or face death.

VIDEO: Fighting at Tripoli airport

July 20, 2014 - 11:35pm
At least 50 people have been killed in fighting at Tripoli airport since it began a week ago, according to the health ministry.

Early HIV drugs 'may not stop virus'

July 20, 2014 - 11:21pm
HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research.