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Lighting struck people on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, some were treated at scene.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:07 am
Thousands of passport workers are striking over staffing and pay, with the government saying their action could threaten people's holidays.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 8:05 am
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:50 am
A 23-year old man is charged with the attempted murder and sexual assault of an 85 year-old-woman in Edinburgh.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:36 am
The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:36 am
A Sinn Féin constituency office in Derry is targeted in an arson attack.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:34 am
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause major travel problems across part of south-east England.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:34 am
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:16 am
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 7:02 am
The singer and former X Factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlo has told the BBC she has never been involved in drugs and she has never taken cocaine.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 6:47 am
Seventeen people are injured, one of them seriously, when a car ploughs into the crowd at a car 'cruising' event in Plymouth.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 6:43 am
Four people, including two children, were rescued off the Gower coast after their inflatable dinghy got swept out to sea in a rip tide.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 6:37 am
A Swansea electronics firm is to double its workforce as it moves to a building at the old Visteon factory site.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 6:18 am
A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 6:12 am
A team of scientists is visiting Northern Ireland later in a bid to draw up a genetic map of the British Isles.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 5:28 am
Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says he is "talking a lot" about the possibility of a women's professional cycling squad.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 5:26 am
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 5:21 am
Both the Times and the Sun lead with stories about overstretched services in the NHS, and the Mail says Britons are being fleeced by rogue parking firms..
Posted: July 28, 2014, 5:15 am
A crew flying in front of a US helicopter brought down by geese have told how it disappeared into a "fireball".
Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:58 am
Ministers are "turning their backs" on victims of domestic violence, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will say in a speech later.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:47 am
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:21 am
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 4:17 am
At least 38 people are killed in clashes between pro-Libyan government troops and Islamist militants in the city of Benghazi, officials say.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 3:42 am
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 3:30 am
Heads stuck in banisters - the official statistics
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:28 am
Poetry and ViewMaster show targets audience of one
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:12 am
Around 1,200 people each year are infected with hepatitis E through donated blood in England, a large study shows.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:04 am
Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have shown that more bacteria are transferred by shaking hands, than by fist-bumping or high-fiving.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 2:00 am
The Caribbean island of Aruba releases a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, detained over US accusations of drug-trafficking activities.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 12:19 am
Team Scotland remain one gold away from their best-ever Commonwealth Games total but edge closer to matching their best for all medals.
Posted: July 28, 2014, 12:10 am
A new bus service has been launched in Hong Kong for pet lovers.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:58 pm
The former N-Dubz singer tells Newsbeat "there was a really low point" during her recent assault charge case and drug trial.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:35 pm
The former N-Dubz singer explains how she felt when she found out about a media sting which resulted in her drug trial.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:23 pm
BBC News looks at the facts about global travel.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:11 pm
Lyse Doucet on the plight of children in Syria and Gaza
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:09 pm
Councils should show where they are spending the money they raise on parking fees as motorists see higher charges, says the RAC.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:05 pm
The best credit unions should be empowered to offer short-term loans that are cheaper than those offered by payday lenders, according to a report from a think tank.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:05 pm
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in the desert
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:01 pm
Your essential guide to the must-see moments in the Commonwealth Games and a look at some of the biggest stars on show.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:44 pm
There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:38 pm
The Israeli army insists that a mortar round it fired into a UN shelter in Gaza was not responsible for the deaths of at least 15 people.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:36 pm
Liverpool sign defender Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20m - the third Saints player to move to Anfield this summer.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:00 pm
Sending an international military mission to secure the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine would be "unrealistic", Dutch PM Mark Rutte says.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 8:57 pm
Sharp falls in China's property market
Posted: July 27, 2014, 8:45 pm
Scottish cyclist Chris Pritchard adds a touch of romance to the end of the track cycling programme, proposing to his partner Amanda Ball in the stands.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:55 pm
The wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has entered the port of Genoa for scrapping after a two-year salvage operation.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 6:39 pm
Dozens of deaths have been reported in Libya, amid fierce fighting in Benghazi and near the airport in the capital Tripoli.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 6:34 pm
Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 6:09 pm
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 6:05 pm
Boko Haram militants are suspected of carrying out two high-profile abductions in Cameroon and a church bombing in northern Nigeria.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:40 pm
The largest flotilla ever to sail up the River Clyde arrives in Glasgow to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:31 pm
England captain Alastair Cook falls for 95 but Gary Ballance hits a century on day one of the third Test against India.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:11 pm
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 4:29 pm
From cigarettes and alcohol to coming 10th in Games
Posted: July 27, 2014, 2:14 pm
Up to 230,000 Ukrainians have had to flee their homes because of intense fighting in the east of the country.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 12:28 pm
Russia should lose the right to host the 2018 World Cup as part of sanctions following the Malaysia Airlines crash in eastern Ukraine, Nick Clegg says.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 12:11 pm
Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Bank of Nova Scotia are accused of attempting to rig the price of silver, in a lawsuit filed in the US.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 11:24 am
The singer who performed at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony on the task of singing in a Scottish accent.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 10:41 am
Hundreds of people gathered to watch the demolition of three cooling stations at the disused Didcot A Power Station in Oxfordshire on Sunday morning.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 9:33 am
Ed Miliband has said the Israeli incursion into Gaza is "doing no favours to Israel" and Hamas rocket attacks were "totally unjustified and appalling".
Posted: July 27, 2014, 8:50 am
UNESCO has established an observatory in Lebanon aimed at preventing Syria's artefacts being smuggled into neighbouring countries.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:48 am
A woman and her baby had a lucky escape, when they narrowly avoided being involved in a car accident in San Francisco.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 7:33 am
A grave containing at least 400 people is unearthed in the Bolivian city of Potosi, with the remains thought to be those of colonial-era miners.
Posted: July 27, 2014, 5:17 am
The hidden dangers of a walk in the English countryside
Posted: July 27, 2014, 3:15 am
Photographer captures Olympic Park from above
Posted: July 27, 2014, 2:19 am
How the sun can damage sight as well as skin
Posted: July 26, 2014, 11:51 pm
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) may be added to a list of war crimes suspects in Syria, a UN investigator says.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 2:21 pm
Former heroin addict Lisa Bryer tells Today programme presenter John Humphrys about her experiences with drugs and her recovery process.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 8:40 am
President Obama meets Central American leaders and says undocumented immigrant children without legal claims to be in the US will be sent home.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 3:12 am
Author Jeremy Clay tells the singular story of the girl who was frightened to death by a coffin.
Posted: July 26, 2014, 12:30 am
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 5:11 pm
Dogs get jealous, and more nuggets from the week's news.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:39 pm
News photos from around the world
Posted: July 25, 2014, 3:04 pm
The BBC's Sameer Hashmi talks to the woman behind the successful Bollywood blog MissMalini.com.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:40 pm
Administrators have imposed a ban on Wikipedia alterations from the US House of Representatives, following "persistent disruptive editing".
Posted: July 25, 2014, 12:12 pm
24 hours of news photos: 25 July
Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:50 am
America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
Posted: July 25, 2014, 11:38 am
Sound-portraits of the residents of Carrick-on-Suir
Posted: July 25, 2014, 9:56 am
'Hidden' images reveal Cambridge's University Library
Posted: July 25, 2014, 4:44 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
Readers' photos on the theme of "cycling"
Posted: July 24, 2014, 2:14 pm
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
Prince George's first year
Posted: July 22, 2014, 3:37 am
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