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The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:06 am
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:03 am
A 39-year-old man who stabbed his partner to death then stayed with her body for five days is jailed for life.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:56 am
Pop star Tulisa is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:49 am
Ed Miliband launches Labour campaign highlighting differences between Labour and the Conservatives ahead of 2015 election.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:47 am
India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:43 am
High tariffs on many goods in Tunisia make it profitable to bring everything in across the border, as Leana Hosea reports.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:39 am
Farewell to the mother of all depressions
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:31 am
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:29 am
Azerbaijan will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2016, the former Soviet state has announced.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:21 am
Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:17 am
Warnings are issued following a series of drownings involving young men and teenagers in lakes and quarries across England.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:14 am
Former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has denied rumours that her hair was donated to the new Star Wars film.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 10:02 am
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:59 am
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:53 am
A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:53 am
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:51 am
James Murdoch’s master plan comes closer to fruition
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:50 am
Tory MP David Tredinnick speaks of his belief in astrology and his desire to incorporate it into mainstream medicine.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:45 am
Ulster Bank made a profit of £55m in the first six months of 2014, compared to a loss of £381m in the same period last year.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:44 am
A man died after receiving treatment on the wrong lung in a Kent hospital, the coroner at his inquest says.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:42 am
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:41 am
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:38 am
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:32 am
Judith Moritz took a look at a giant grandma marionette before she set off on her expedition through Liverpool.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:30 am
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:28 am
A car has smashed into the first floor of a house in Lincolnshire, after careering off the road.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:15 am
More than 100,000 people are expected at Commonwealth Games venues during the second day of competition.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:13 am
The Black Cultural Archives has opened its new permanent home in the heart of Brixton after a £7m redevelopment.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:09 am
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba "belongs" at the club as he considers re-signing the Galatasaray striker.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 8:51 am
The ship that totally failed to change the world
Posted: July 25, 2014, 8:26 am
A pioneering breast cancer treatment that replaces weeks of radiotherapy with a single, targeted shot is set to be offered on the NHS.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 8:00 am
A group of 157 asylum seekers held at sea will be brought to the Australian mainland to be detained, the immigration minister says.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:56 am
Even dimly lit bedrooms may stop breast cancer drugs from working, according to US research.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:40 am
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:30 am
A new exhibition at Buckingham Palace is revealing what is is like to grow up in the Royal Family.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:21 am
An investigation into allegations of hygiene failings at poultry processing factories is ordered by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 7:14 am
At least two Palestinians have been killed during a West Bank march protesting against Israel's military operation in Gaza.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:54 am
The BBC's Natalia Antelava speaks to residents in the city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, the last stronghold of pro-Russian separatists, to gauge how the conflict is affecting their lives.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 6:10 am
Plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol in Wales are backed by a panel of experts on substance misuse.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:55 am
Police in Northern Ireland begin a new crackdown on motorists using mobile phones while driving.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:35 am
Some papers focus on predictions of better-than-expected growth for the UK economy, while several feature Commonwealth Games images.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:17 am
All dinosaurs were covered with feathers or had the potential to grow feathers, a study published in the journal, Science, suggests.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:10 am
A former assistant director of social services at Lambeth council claims there was a cover-up to protect politicians after allegations of abuse at a children's home.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:02 am
South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:58 am
The wreck of a plane that disappeared with 116 people on board on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has been found in Mali, officials say.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:48 am
Fast-food chain McDonald's suspends sale of chicken nuggets in Hong Kong over the out of date meat scandal at a Chinese supplier.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:36 am
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:20 am
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:19 am
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:17 am
A Mexican federal judge charges six employees of a children's home at the heart of an abuse scandal in the city of Zamora.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:15 am
How crockery changed the world
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:05 am
An American reporter for the Washington Post, his wife and two other US journalists appear to have been detained in Tehran, the newspaper says.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 1:02 am
Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:48 am
Which city serves the strongest cup of coffee?
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:42 am
Bogus marriages have become an "industry of deceit" that is increasing at an "alarming rate", the Home Affairs select committee warns.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:28 am
Arizona halts executions pending a review of its death penalty procedures, after the allegedly botched lethal injection of a convicted murderer.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:18 am
The enigmatic Frenchman behind Liverpool's 25ft grandmother
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:38 pm
Could you do a downward facing dog on a paddleboard?
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:20 pm
The authorities is Delhi are piloting water dispensing machines to bring clean water to residents.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:20 pm
Why the ever rising pound is not all good news
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:12 pm
Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:05 pm
Thousands of workers across Ghana take to the streets to protest about the rise in the cost of living and call for petrol subsidies to be restored.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:18 pm
MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:01 pm
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 9:49 pm
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 9:39 pm
Manchester City's website releases a video that appears to show £32m defender Eliaquim Mangala signing for the club.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 9:32 pm
The country where a writer accused of blasphemy must run
Posted: July 24, 2014, 9:04 pm
Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 8:33 pm
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 7:55 pm
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 7:29 pm
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 7:05 pm
Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:56 pm
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:46 pm
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 6:34 pm
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:14 pm
University application levels have increased among all groups, but ethnic minority pupils are the most likely to seek places.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:13 pm
Scottish terriers stole the show at the Commonwealth Games opening.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 12:32 pm
Andrew Harding crosses paths with Central African militias
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:50 am
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:33 am
24 hours of news photos: 24 July
Posted: July 24, 2014, 11:24 am
The Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond, has said he is "disappointed" that Hamas has rejected a ceasefire proposal aimed at easing the conflict in Gaza.
Posted: July 24, 2014, 10:08 am
TransAsia Airways plane crashes in Taiwan
Posted: July 24, 2014, 4:50 am
Personal aerial drones that take pictures could soon become a lot more common, thanks to a new invention.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 11:00 pm
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
Posted: July 23, 2014, 8:12 pm
Concept designs by famous manufacturers on show in US
Posted: July 23, 2014, 1:14 am
BBC Click's Spencer Kelly goes behind the scenes of the TV programme The Secret Lives of Students.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 11:01 pm
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
Posted: July 22, 2014, 4:41 pm
24 hours of news photos: 22 July
Posted: July 22, 2014, 11:44 am
Prince George's first year
Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:37 am
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV
Posted: July 22, 2014, 1:04 am
A long line of royal baby photos
Posted: July 20, 2014, 8:54 am