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EU's Juncker seeks 'fair deal' for UK

1 hour 55 min ago
EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he wants a "fair deal" for the UK and does not rule out EU treaty change.

Spanish ferry on fire off Mallorca

2 hours 52 sec ago
A Spanish ferry travelling from Mallorca is on fire, forcing more than 150 passengers to abandon ship.

Labour 'will renew four Trident subs'

2 hours 5 min ago
Labour is committed to renewing four nuclear submarines after the general election, the party's defence spokesperson tells a BBC debate.

Court orders libel payout for McCanns

2 hours 8 min ago
A Portuguese court awards the parents of missing Madeleine McCann damages of £357,000 after a libel trial.

Airport unveils new flight path

2 hours 14 min ago
Edinburgh Airport unveils details of a five-month trial of a new flight path for departing aircraft in a bid to increase capacity.

Nigeria oil firm overpaid government

2 hours 16 min ago
An audit finds that Nigeria's state oil company overpaid the government $750m (£490m), at a time when it was accused of massive corruption.

US 'monitoring' Iran ship seizure

2 hours 20 min ago
Pentagon officials say the US is monitoring the seizure by Iranian forces of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship in waters off Iran.

Troops deployed for Baltimore riots

2 hours 21 min ago
Thousands of troops and police officers are deployed to the US city of Baltimore, after riots linked to the death of a black man in police custody.

Nepal earthquake: Devastation in maps and images

2 hours 24 min ago
Before and after satellite images and maps

My Twitter battle with the beach body ad people

2 hours 29 min ago
My Twitter battle with people behind beach ready ad

Woman told to remove house stripes

2 hours 31 min ago
A woman in Kensington is told to remove the red and white stripes she had painted on her house in protest over a rejected planning application.

Wimbledon prize money rises by £120k

2 hours 49 min ago
The 2015 Wimbledon singles champions will win £1.88m in prize money, an increase of £120,000 on last year.

Why did Baltimore burn?

2 hours 52 min ago
Take away the towering downtown, the waterfront and other affluent enclaves and Baltimore suddenly looks a lot like Ferguson, Missouri - poor, harassed and angry.

Amazon: 1% of trees store 50% carbon

3 hours 38 sec ago
About 1% of all the tree species in the Amazon rainforest account for half of the carbon locked in the region, a study estimates.

Thomas Cook blamed for gas deaths

3 hours 1 min ago
The father of two children who died on holiday in Corfu "firmly believes" they would be alive had travel operator Thomas Cook inspected a faulty boiler.

British stars bolster Tony nominees

3 hours 2 min ago
British stars Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson and Dame Helen Mirren are all in the running for best actress at the Tony Awards.

Afghanistan landslide buries village

3 hours 3 min ago
At least 52 people, mostly women and children, are killed in north-east Afghanistan after a landslide sweeps through a village cut off by winter snow.

Saudi Arabia 'uncovers IS cells'

3 hours 7 min ago
Saudi Arabia has arrested 93 people suspected of belonging to Islamic State (IS) and foiled several plots, the interior ministry says.

Diet swap study shows junk food harm

3 hours 10 min ago
A two-week diet swap experiment hints at just how damaging a junk food diet might be to our guts.

Labour funding 'depends on review'

3 hours 12 min ago
Ed Miliband declines to say whether Wales will be safe from funding cuts under a future Labour UK government.