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North Korea 'fires long-range rocket'

4 hours 52 min ago
North Korea has fired a long-range rocket in defiance of international warnings, South Korea's military reports.

Foreign Legion ex-chief held in Calais

5 hours 22 min ago
A former head of the French Foreign Legion is arrested with about 20 other protesters at a banned anti-Islam rally in the port of Calais.

Scots 'Better In EU' chairwoman named

5 hours 35 min ago
A Scottish-based campaign to keep the UK in the EU names Prof Mona Siddiqui as the chairwoman of its advisory group.

VIDEO: Making India's children smile

5 hours 37 min ago
Mark Rego, a cancer survivor, spends his time bringing smiles to the faces of destitute children in India.

North Sea could lose 150 platforms

5 hours 40 min ago
Nearly 150 oil platforms in the UK North Sea are expected to be scrapped over the next 10 years, according to industry analysts.

Scores trapped in Taiwan quake rubble

February 6, 2016 - 7:59pm
A total of 132 people remain trapped under the rubble of an apartment block in the Taiwanese city of Tainan after Saturday's earthquake, officials say.

VIDEO: Exodus amid fierce battle for Syrian city

February 6, 2016 - 7:37pm
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.

Republicans prepare for latest TV battle

February 6, 2016 - 7:36pm
Republicans seeking the party's nomination to run for the White House are set for the latest TV debate in New Hampshire, ahead of a key primary there.

Can Leicester handle title pressure?

February 6, 2016 - 7:23pm
Leicester have gone from rank outsiders to title favourites after beating Manchester City - can they cope with the expectation?

Jones was convinced of England win

February 6, 2016 - 7:14pm
England head coach Eddie Jones says he fully expected his side to beat Scotland in their Six Nations opener.

Five things we already knew

February 6, 2016 - 6:30pm
The Calcutta Cup was supposed to be a new chapter for both England and Scotland, but chief sports writer Tom Fordyce saw a familiar tale unfold.

Vatican abuse critic refuses to quit

February 6, 2016 - 5:49pm
An outspoken British member of a Roman Catholic commission on sexual abuse refuses to quit, denouncing his treatment by the Vatican as "outrageous".

Is Mourinho the answer for Man Utd?

February 6, 2016 - 4:29pm
After Jose Mourinho's representatives hold talks with Manchester United, Phil McNulty looks into whether he is the right man for the job.

Scotland 9-15 England

February 6, 2016 - 3:50pm
Scotland's wait to regain the Calcutta Cup goes on after England open the Eddie Jones era with victory at Murrayfield.

New rules 'will silence' charities

February 6, 2016 - 3:07pm
Charities say new rules on how they spend government grants are tantamount to making them take a vow of silence by preventing them from lobbying ministers.

Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

February 6, 2016 - 2:21pm
Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.

Syrian refugee numbers soar at border

February 6, 2016 - 2:18pm
The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting has nearly doubled to 35,000, a Turkish official says.

Somali airliner 'was holed by bomb'

February 6, 2016 - 1:20pm
A blast that punched a large hole in the fuselage of a passenger plane at Somalia's Mogadishu airport on Tuesday was caused by a bomb, officials say.

Councils should run services - Corbyn

February 6, 2016 - 1:07pm
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says.

Burglars shoot man through bedroom door

February 6, 2016 - 12:56pm
A householder suffers "life-changing injuries" when he is shot by intruders through a locked bedroom door.