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Legal wrangle delays DJ Kasem burial

July 18, 2014 - 11:48am
US DJ Casey Kasem is yet to be laid to rest held a month after his death due to a continuing legal wrangle between family members.

Israel may widen Gaza offensive - PM

July 18, 2014 - 11:42am
Israel is prepared to "significantly widen" its ground offensive in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says.

South Africa 'cleans up for Mandela'

July 18, 2014 - 11:38am
South Africans mark the first Mandela Day since the anti-apartheid icon's death with a government call to clean up their country.

Hottest day follows thunderstorms

July 18, 2014 - 11:34am
Temperatures nudge 32C after thunder and lightning in south-east England as the Met Office warns of more storms to come.

Fifa lifts suspension on Nigeria

July 18, 2014 - 11:33am
Fifa ends its ban on Nigeria following Thursday's court ruling to allow the reinstatement of the country's Football Federation board.

Nibali wins stage to extend Tour lead

July 18, 2014 - 11:25am
Vincenzo Nibali races away from his rivals on the summit finish at Chamrousse as Team Sky's Richie Porte drops to 16th.

Week in pictures: 12-18 July 2014

July 18, 2014 - 11:14am
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world

New Deepcut inquest to be held

July 18, 2014 - 11:10am
A new inquest is ordered into the death of soldier Pte Cheryl James at Deepcut barracks in Surrey.

EC 'confident' in brain project

July 18, 2014 - 10:45am
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.

EC 'confident' in brain project

July 18, 2014 - 10:45am
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.

Higher earthquake risk for eastern US

July 18, 2014 - 10:41am
A new US geological survey indicates one-third of the nation is at a higher risk of earthquakes, with 16 states in increased peril.

Banks to face full competition probe

July 18, 2014 - 10:39am
Markets watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recommended a full competition inquiry into banks.

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart backs assisted dying

July 18, 2014 - 10:02am
Actor Sir Patrick Stewart has joined campaigners on a march in support of assisted dying, as the House of Lords debate a new attempt to change the law.

What drove Hamas to take on Israel?

July 18, 2014 - 9:42am
What drove Hamas to take on Israel with rockets?

Hamilton top in sweltering practice

July 18, 2014 - 9:39am
Lewis Hamilton beats Nico Rosberg in second practice at the German Grand Prix, but Red Bull edge closer to Mercedes.

'Islamist ethos agenda in schools'

July 18, 2014 - 9:21am
A leaked report into the alleged "Trojan Horse" schools plot in Birmingham finds an agenda to introduce an "aggressive Islamist ethos" into some schools.

Malaysia Airlines' future in doubt

July 18, 2014 - 9:05am
Shares in Malaysia Airlines closed down 11% following the crash of flight MH17 en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, raising questions about the airline's future.

Ethiopia bloggers on terror charges

July 18, 2014 - 9:00am
Human rights groups criticise an Ethiopian court's decision to charge with terrorism nine journalists and bloggers in detention since April.

UN warns on surveillance 'dangers'

July 18, 2014 - 8:56am
Too many governments are "rubber-stamping" mass surveillance programmes, warns the United Nations human rights watchdog.

Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

July 18, 2014 - 8:48am
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi wins his appeal against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.