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VIDEO: Ukrainians volunteer for reserve army

3 hours 3 min ago
Volunteers in the Ukraine have begun to make defence preparations amid fears the Ukrainian military is unable to match Russian forces.

Hawkins fights way into second round

3 hours 4 min ago
Last year's runner-up Barry Hawkins beats David Gilbert 10-4 to reach the second round of the World Championships.

Three charged over Twaddell incident

3 hours 12 min ago
Two men and a woman appear in court charged in connection with an incident at a loyalist protest camp in north Belfast.

Coulson 'did not cover anything up'

3 hours 20 min ago
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson tells the phone-hacking trial he did not "cover anything up" following the arrest of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in 2006.

Pussy Riot member opposes book ban

3 hours 23 min ago
Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova gives her support to a campaign against the UK government's ban on sending books to prisoners.

VIDEO: Blair's warning on Mid-East politics

3 hours 26 min ago
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has called on Western nations to address the role of religion in politics in the Middle East.

UK government hits borrowing target

3 hours 28 min ago
The UK government borrowed £107.7bn in the financial year to April 2014, lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.

Moyes thanks Ferguson for Man Utd job

3 hours 30 min ago
Sacked Man Utd manager David Moyes says he "will always be incredibly proud" of his appointment as boss.

EU in slow progress on deficit cuts

3 hours 36 min ago
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

Colombia court restores Bogota mayor

3 hours 42 min ago
A court in Colombia rules that President Juan Manuel Santos should reinstate the ousted mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, within 48 hours.

House sales up by more than 20%

3 hours 47 min ago
House sales in Wales increase by more than 20% in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2013.

Anger over baby ashes report move

3 hours 54 min ago
Parents of babies whose ashes were disposed of without their knowledge say they were "stunned" to learn a report into the scandal was handed over last week.

'Patience' warning over gay marriage

3 hours 55 min ago
Supporters of gay marriage should be patient if they want the blessing of the Church in Wales, the Archbishop tells the governing body.

Russia in new Ukraine attack threat

4 hours 3 min ago
Russia will respond to any attack on its interests in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says, drawing a parallel with the 2008 Georgia war.

NYPD Twitter campaign 'backfires'

4 hours 11 min ago
Twitter users bombard the New York Police department with images depicting police aggression in the latest social media campaign to go awry.

Bail-out for troubled Hull theatre

4 hours 13 min ago
The Hull Truck theatre receives £400,000 in emergency grants from Arts Council England and Hull City Council to help it out of financial crisis.

Madeleine police probe 18 break-ins

4 hours 28 min ago
UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance are looking at 18 potentially linked cases involving a lone intruder breaking into holiday villas in the Algarve, Portugal.

Cancer teen reaches £1m target

4 hours 30 min ago
A teenage blogger with terminal cancer raises £1m for charity after posting his final message to followers.

Barcelona transfer ban put on hold

4 hours 39 min ago
Barcelona will be able to buy and sell players this summer after Fifa suspended its transfer ban on the club.

Snowden installed as uni rector

4 hours 46 min ago
Intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden is installed as rector at Glasgow University despite not being allowed into the UK.