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India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon, the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:45 am
Officials on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion are investigating if a piece of a plane washed up there is from missing flight MH370.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 1:00 am
A fly thought to be extinct in the UK is found in a Devon nature reserve.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:59 am
A 17-year-old boy dies after running into a canal in east London while being pursued by police called out amid fears for his welfare.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:58 am
A profile of Labour leadership contender and shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:40 am
Sugar is the new frontier in the battle to get people to become healthier. Health experts want tougher regulation of industry, but the government doesn't seem keen. Will industry step up to the plate?
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:31 am
Are those calling for the Labour Party to stick to the middle ground of British politics missing a trick, asks Mark Mardell.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:28 am
Dentist Walter Palmer apologises to his patients for the disruption caused by the backlash against him over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
Posted: July 30, 2015, 12:04 am
An aurora resembling the 'northern lights' has been spotted outside the Solar System for the first time, scientists report.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:48 pm
The vast majority of children bought and sold for sex every night in the United States are American, a BBC investigation finds.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:46 pm
Scientists identify five types of prostate cancer, each with a distinct genetic signature.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:37 pm
One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:32 pm
'How IS tried to radicalise me in... and how I resisted'
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:18 pm
The pro-refugee posters in the small German town
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:18 pm
Rio's favelas to accommodate visitors to 2016 Olympics
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:18 pm
What is it like to visit the land of the ayatollahs?
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:18 pm
Tax havens are much maligned by politicians, regulators and campaigners. But they’re still in business. Four experts have their say.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:17 pm
Visual effects artists Mike Kelt and Emily Pooley share the secrets of blowing up cars, faking wounds and shooting people for film and television.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:10 pm
The number of reported anti-semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity suggest.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:09 pm
The continuing problem of migrant-besieged Channel crossings in Calais, remains the newspapers' main story.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:09 pm
A probe into claims the late Rochdale MP Cyril Smith was found with child abuse images in his car boot closes because of a lack of evidence.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:00 pm
Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:00 pm
Half the world's estimated online population now check into social networking giant Facebook at least once a month.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:59 pm
Russia uses its UN veto to block plans for an international tribunal to investigate last year's MH17 crash in Ukraine, drawing condemnation.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:58 pm
Spectators gather on Chincoteague Island in the US state of Virginia to watch the annual "pony swim" when ponies are rounded up and swim across the bay between islands
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:39 pm
US dentist Walter Palmer, who killed a lion in Zimbabwe, says he regrets shooting the animal.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:20 pm
Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, dubbed the 'Voice of Racing' in a 50-year career, dies aged 97.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:14 pm
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, Afghanistan's government and security services say.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:11 pm
French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:55 pm
Left wing MP Jeremy Corbyn has the backing of the UK's two largest trade unions as Unison follows Unite in endorsing him to be Labour's next leader.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:22 pm
A new report says that highly valuable forests are being lost at an "unprecedented" rate from protected lands in Cambodia.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:16 pm
Scientists apply the paper art of kirigami to slice graphene, the world's thinnest material.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:13 pm
France says it is sending 120 extra police officers to Calais, as migrants attempting to reach Britain say they will continue to try to enter the Channel Tunnel.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 9:12 pm
Ahead of the inauguration of Egypt's new Suez Canal, Sally Nabil went to take a look at the waterway.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:49 pm
Dedryck Boyata keeps Celtic's Champions League hopes on track with a late winner against Qarabag.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:37 pm
England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:31 pm
Nigel Farage says that "unless something radical is done" in Calais it is only a matter of time before a British holidaymaker or lorry driver dies.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:25 pm
A US police officer is charged with the murder of a driver who was shot in the head during a traffic stop over a missing licence plate.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 7:45 pm
The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, keeps its key interest rate on hold but indicates it is more positive on the US economy.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 7:13 pm
British divers claim a second medal of the World Aquatics Championships as Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree win team gold.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 6:48 pm
Duncan Kennedy spends the day in Kent to see how the migrant crisis in Calais is causing chaos in the UK.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 6:11 pm
The inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash which killed six people hears that he "lied" on a DVLA form over a previous blackout.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 6:05 pm
Only 26% of money spent and collected by Kenya's government has been approved in an official annual audit that noted "disturbing problems".
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:54 pm
Initial results of a fresh post-mortem examination of the body of a County Antrim man who died in Ibiza contradict the findings of an autopsy by Spanish authorities, his family's solicitor has said.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:53 pm
A Chinese shopping mall and the manufacturers of one of its escalators were to blame for the death of a young mother, investigators say.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:46 pm
A hack attack involving instructions hidden in photos, malicious tweets and the coding community Github is discovered by cybersecurity researchers.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:40 pm
Unite members of the Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) reject proposals over changes to shift rotas and terms and conditions.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:13 pm
A professional hunter accused of helping a US tourist kill Zimbabwe's most famous lion is released on $1,000 bail by a court.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:08 pm
An emergency call handler in the US resigns after officials release the audio of him hanging up on a frantic caller after a shooting in New Mexico.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:54 pm
Speaking in April 2012, Grand National commentary legend Sir Peter O'Sullevan, who died on Wednesday, recalls some classic memories from Aintree.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:16 pm
BBC Sport's Joe Wilson remembers the life and career of former BBC horse racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan, who has died aged 97.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:16 pm
Police search the River Cynon for a firearm after a shooting in Rhondda Cynon Taff left a man in a critical condition in hospital.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 3:50 pm
Uefa boss comes under fire from a potential rival just hours after confirming he will stand for Fifa presidency.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 3:38 pm
Murals believed to have been left by elusive street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit and Bethlehem are to be auctioned in Los Angeles in September.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 2:41 pm
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras says he will have to call snap elections if members of his Syriza party continue to oppose a bailout deal.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 2:13 pm
Tributes are paid to a "popular and gifted" man who died after getting into difficulties on a Gower beach.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 1:58 pm
Targets for ambulance response times in Wales are to be dropped for all but the most life-threatening calls under a Welsh government trial.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 1:36 pm
How the internet descended on lion-killer
Posted: July 29, 2015, 1:22 pm
A "safe zone" Turkey and the US are creating in Syria is Ankara's attempt to stop Kurds from forming their own territory, a pro-Kurdish party leader says.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:51 am
Six fishermen are rescued after their vessel collides with another boat off the County Down coast.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 11:41 am
Organisers of the 2016 Rio Olympics are facing a serious challenge to clean polluted waters for sailing and windsurfing events.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:56 am
Plans to create the world's "longest and tallest tunnel slide" down the Orbit Tower, next to the Olympic Stadium, are approved.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:48 am
There is "strong evidence" Israel committed war crimes in Gaza after a soldier was captured by Hamas in last year's war, Amnesty International says.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:41 am
Why do people leave their children out of their will?
Posted: July 29, 2015, 10:17 am
England's health watchdog puts forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:49 am
A leading bookmaker is refusing to take bets on which artist will record the next James Bond theme song after one customer tried to place a £15,000 wager on Radiohead being selected.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 8:19 am
In a new study, physicists reveal how ants co-operate to carry huge chunks of food back to their nests.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 5:12 am
Wednesday's global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:10 am
Rory Cellan-Jones goes hands-on with Windows 10 and tries out some of the operating system's new features.
Posted: July 29, 2015, 4:00 am
Ten steps to improve your photography
Posted: July 29, 2015, 12:22 am
Michael Mosley on the mental exercises that cut cravings
Posted: July 28, 2015, 11:24 pm
The Peruvian Army says it has rescued 39 people - most of them children - from a farm where Shining Path rebels kept them as slave workers.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 10:52 pm
A campaign promotes the idea that children should be able to delete their online past.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 4:57 pm
Students at the Open University will have their working patterns monitored to see if they need extra support during their course.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 12:06 pm
What is the inside story behind the murder of Alexander Litvinenko?
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:44 am
Last year international banking giant HSBC suddenly closed the bank accounts of several prominent British Muslims. Why?
Posted: July 27, 2015, 11:54 pm
Martin Usborne documents the plight of abandoned Spanish hunting dogs
Posted: July 27, 2015, 3:03 am
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world taken over the past week.
Posted: July 24, 2015, 2:47 pm
Readers' photographs on the theme of derelict.
Posted: July 23, 2015, 12:39 pm
Photographer Terri Gold documents the Wodaabe and Tuareg nomadic communities of West Africa with infrared imagery
Posted: July 23, 2015, 1:06 am
The Health Committee heard from key figures in NHS England.
Posted: July 22, 2015, 1:40 pm
Images from the photographic archive of Historic England on show at Birmingham Library.
Posted: July 22, 2015, 1:59 am
Dan Giannopoulos's photographs of bags used to hold drugs, found on the streets of London.
Posted: July 21, 2015, 1:22 am
Readers' photographs on the theme of hidden
Posted: July 16, 2015, 8:35 am
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