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Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

2 hours 16 min ago
Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Farah out of Commonwealth Games

2 hours 25 min ago
Double Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah withdraws from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of illness.

Algeria 'loses contact with plane'

2 hours 29 min ago
Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso.

Banksy 'belongs to the government'

2 hours 33 min ago
A Banksy artwork painted on a Cheltenham house belongs to the Department for Transport, a retired chartered surveyor claims.

VIDEO: Shakespeare in Love stage show opens

2 hours 34 min ago
An adaptation of the Oscar-winning film, Shakespeare in Love, makes its London stage debut.

UN warns of 'dire' Gaza situation

2 hours 35 min ago
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos expresses extreme concern at the situation in Gaza, warning that residents are running out of food and water.

'Apostasy' woman flies out of Sudan

2 hours 37 min ago
A Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam has flown to Italy after more than a month in the US embassy.

European Central Bank website hacked

2 hours 37 min ago
The website of the European Central Bank has been hacked, with personal information stolen, but the bank says no market sensitive data was compromised.

VIDEO: 'Cheesegrater' construction complete

2 hours 48 min ago
Building work is completed on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London.

New force to fight Nigeria Islamists

2 hours 50 min ago
Nigeria and three of its neighbours pledge to speed up the creation of a 2,800-strong regional force to tackle militant Islamist group Boko Haram.

UK retail sales continue to grow

2 hours 51 min ago
The volume of goods sold in the UK's shops, stores and supermarkets continues to grow, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Met 'gathered' Menezes family details

3 hours 14 min ago
The Metropolitan Police gathered information on relatives of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was shot dead by police in 2005, their lawyer says.

Experts to examine MH17 flight data

3 hours 18 min ago
UK investigators are due to start examining a second black box flight recorder from downed flight MH17, after downloading "valid data" from the first.

More MH17 bodies to leave Ukraine

3 hours 19 min ago
Another 74 bodies from the MH17 plane crash are due to leave Ukraine, as UK experts are to start examining data from the two flight recorders.

AUDIO: Why don't women write to newspapers?

3 hours 25 min ago
Iain Hollingshead and Yvonne Roberts discuss why men write more letters to newspapers than women.

Fishermen rescued as boat sinks

3 hours 39 min ago
Three fishermen are rescued from a life-raft by a coastguard helicopter after their boat sinks off Cape Wrath.

Deadly ambush on Iraq prison convoy

3 hours 41 min ago
Suicide attackers mount a bomb and gun attack on a prison convoy in Iraq, killing 51 prisoners and nine police officers, security sources say.

Big rise in council redundancy costs

4 hours 12 min ago
Cash-strapped Welsh councils have spent nearly twice as much on making staff redundant as they did last year, BBC Wales learns.

Man arrested following Newry assault

4 hours 32 min ago
A 57-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following an assault in Newry, County Down.

Bigger payout for power cut victims

4 hours 41 min ago
People whose power is cut off for long spells during bad weather will be eligible for much higher compensation payments.

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