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The government says it is making "urgent inquiries" into reports Whitehall computers were used to make insulting comments about the Hillsborough disaster.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:06 pm
President Obama plays football with a humanoid robot in Tokyo as part of his four-nation Asia tour.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:05 pm
Ronnie O'Sullivan trails Joe Perry 5-3 after the first session of their second-round match at the World Snooker Championship.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:37 pm
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:26 pm
Russia and the US accuse each other of failing to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, following raids by Kiev on pro-Russian separatists in the east.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:22 pm
Former Rangers, Hearts and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine dies aged 65 following a battle with cancer.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:13 pm
Ed Miliband pledges action, but will it help workers?
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:00 pm
Scottish independence would leave working people north and south of the border worse off, Ed Miliband claims.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:00 pm
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone has appeared in court at the start of a trial on bribery charges in Munich.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:50 pm
Internet retailer Amazon reports a 32% jump in profit to $108m in the first quarter, but investors worry over increasing expenses.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:50 pm
The BBC announces it is to suspend its membership of the employers' organisation the CBI during the Scottish independence referendum campaign.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:30 pm
Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp rules himself out of contention to become the next manager of Manchester United.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:09 pm
Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:58 pm
Street murals by graffiti artist Banksy - many of them cut off the sides of buildings - have been put on show at an exhibition in London before they are auctioned off.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:30 pm
A convicted paedophile abused children at a private school in London where he taught, its chair of governors confirms.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:25 pm
An exceptionally bright supernova that baffled scientists has been explained - its light is amplified by another galaxy acting as a "lens".
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:21 pm
Chelsea midfielder Ramires accepts the Football Association's charge of violent conduct for fracas in defeat to Sunderland.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:16 pm
A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:12 pm
A family of seven escape injury in a gun attack on a house in west Belfast in an incident being treated as a hate crime by police.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:57 pm
Kenyan MPs propose making it a criminal offence to address an official incorrectly, the latest move in a status struggle with newly created governors.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:57 pm
Police say they are investigating the disappearance of the first white-tailed sea eagle to be raised in the east of Scotland in almost 200 years.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:36 pm
A Syrian government air strike on a market in a rebel-held town in Aleppo kills more than 20 people, activist groups say.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:06 pm
A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:51 pm
A change of tack on Britons heading for Syria
Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:46 pm
South Sudan withdraws charges against four top politicians accused of the alleged coup plot that triggered the civil war.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:39 pm
Skin grown in the laboratory could replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, according to UK scientists.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:37 pm
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:30 pm
Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 4:24 pm
Barclays shareholders have voted to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:54 pm
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking minimum age restrictions and warnings on e-cigarettes because of uncertainties over their impact on health.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:51 pm
The truth behind the rise in sex crimes
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:48 pm
Many survivors of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka are still waiting for compensation after the tragedy in 2013 that killed 1,129 workers.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:41 pm
A boy accused of raping a fellow pupil at a north Wales primary school tells a jury the alleged attack never happened.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:37 pm
A Moscow court extends the house arrest of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny by another six months for violating its conditions.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:26 pm
A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm says she was treated "like a criminal" when she was held by the authorities.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:25 pm
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage strikes on 2, 3 and 4 May over a long-running pensions row, the Fire Brigades Union says.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:24 pm
Scotland will need to beat their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:02 pm
Seven people - including firefighters - are injured after a fire and explosion at an industrial estate in Moray.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:57 pm
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:46 pm
Ulster Bank, a subsidiary of RBS, reports problems with its computer systems, as some customers are debited twice for cash machine withdrawals.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:16 pm
Operation against pro-Russian separatists
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:07 pm
The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, is jailed for five-and-a-half years.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:04 pm
What does minority status mean for Cornwall?
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:00 pm
The postal union, the CWU, says it's secured a pay deal covering more than 3,000 staff at Crown Post Offices worth up to 7.3% over 3 years.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:57 pm
An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:56 pm
A miner working in a Swansea Valley mine on the day four men died when it flooded tells how he ran for his life.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:33 pm
The BBC's Oleg Boldyrev reports from the scene of an operation in eastern Ukraine where commandos cleared checkpoints that had been held by pro-Russian separatists.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:18 pm
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:08 pm
Concerns raised earlier this month about a lack of long-term vision for education in Wales were highlighted over six years ago according to a confidential document.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 1:03 pm
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:59 pm
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:54 pm
Seven-year-olds are happier when they are allowed sweets, snacks and television in moderation, suggests a study of children's well-being.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:44 pm
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:43 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 24 April
Posted: April 24, 2014, 12:02 pm
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:57 am
Kelly Fletcher explains the serious genetic condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:36 am
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:24 am
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 11:11 am
A teenage boy who carried out a "campaign of rape" against his younger sister is given a 10-year custodial sentence.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:48 am
Readers' photos on the theme of "Monuments"
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:47 am
Are these the best food photographs of the past year?
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:45 am
The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:22 am
Police in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro say they will conduct a thorough investigation into the death of a dancer which sparked riots.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 10:08 am
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:20 am
How 60 starlings multiplied into a nightmare flock of 200 million
Posted: April 24, 2014, 9:11 am
CCTV footage has captured the moment a man in Czech Republic was hit by a speeding train - but walked away with only minor injuries.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:20 am
A study says the public cost of higher university fees and loans is "highly uncertain" and depends on how much future graduates will earn.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 8:04 am
Campaigns have started for Europe's elections in just over a month but is the European electorate engaged?
Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:29 am
What are big questions as F1 chief's bribery trial begins?
Posted: April 24, 2014, 7:19 am
US President Barack Obama restates support for Japan over disputed islands but warns that dialogue - not escalation - is the way forward.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:08 am
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:02 am
Sixth phase of the ongoing India elections
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:14 am
Can energy grids cope with higher demand and volatile supply
Posted: April 23, 2014, 11:16 pm
The unlikely debt capital of Britain
Posted: April 23, 2014, 11:09 pm
Camera takes flight on a dog leash
Posted: April 23, 2014, 11:01 pm
NYPD asked followers to tweet a photo of themselves with officers and add the hashtag "myNYPD" as part of a social media campaign.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 9:47 pm
Hashtag undermines city's reputation
Posted: April 23, 2014, 5:56 pm
The head of Iran's prison service is replaced following allegations that political prisoners were beaten by guards at Tehran's Evin jail last week.
Posted: April 23, 2014, 3:45 pm
For centuries, gardeners have put shards of pottery - "crocks" - at the bottom of plant pots. Why?
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:42 pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 23 April
Posted: April 23, 2014, 11:59 am
Microsoft's natural language expert explains how he breathed life into the firm's Halo-inspired virtual assistant Cortana.
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:40 pm
Divers search South Korea ferry
Posted: April 22, 2014, 5:39 pm
Huge murals in Dumfries and Galloway
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:03 am
Memorials Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Posted: April 22, 2014, 1:30 am
The PM is challenged over his support for Maria Miller following a row over her expenses.
Posted: April 9, 2014, 11:55 am
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