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Hamas leader ties truce to blockade

4 hours 1 min ago
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no truce in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

4 hours 5 min ago
Last-minute preparations are under way for the 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

Baby P boss awarded £680,000 payout

4 hours 7 min ago
The former head of Haringey children's services Sharon Shoesmith is awarded almost £680,000 following her unfair dismissal claim.

Paedophile singer appeal bid refused

4 hours 15 min ago
Judges throw out an appeal by paedophile rock star Ian Watkins to reduce the length of his jail term for child sex offences.

Coal mine employee buyout 'shelved'

4 hours 19 min ago
An employee buyout to save one of England's last remaining deep coal mines is shelved, the National Union of Mineworkers says.

Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

4 hours 28 min ago
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.

Boxer 'let down' over Games ruling

4 hours 30 min ago
A Welsh boxer refused a Commonwealth Games place over her involvement in kick boxing says she is disappointed in the sport's authorities.

Town ban 'violates golfer's rights'

4 hours 33 min ago
A ban preventing a golfer from returning to his home town after a car crash which killed a lecturer has been ruled unlawful.

Colombian army kills ELN rebels

4 hours 38 min ago
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.

Davies completes Tottenham switch

4 hours 41 min ago
Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.

£100m cuts set out in Stormont paper

4 hours 43 min ago
The finance minister has circulated a paper which will result in millions of pounds in cuts across departments, except health and education, according to Stormont sources.

Mexico back on Formula 1 calendar

4 hours 51 min ago
Mexico returns to the Formula 1 calendar after a 23-year absence in 2015 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

Fur seals feel climate impacts

4 hours 56 min ago
Changes in the Antarctic climate are showing up in the fur seal population, say scientists who have studied the animals for 30 years on the British Overseas Territory of South Georgia.

Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

4 hours 57 min ago
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.

Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

5 hours 2 min ago
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.

Six charged over eBay Stubhub break-in

5 hours 3 min ago
US authorities have charged six people after an international investigation into tickets stolen through eBay's Stubhub.

PM won't pay back tennis donation

5 hours 23 min ago
David Cameron rejects calls to pay back a donation to the Conservatives by the wife of a former Putin minister, insisting she was not a "crony" of the Russian president.

Four die as lorry and car crash

5 hours 29 min ago
A couple and their two young children die after crash between a car and a lorry on the A801 near Polmont.

Police 'spied on dead man's family'

5 hours 39 min ago
A woman calling for an inquiry into her son's death in 1997 says she has been told she was spied on by undercover police officers.

Man City racism claim 'baseless'

5 hours 48 min ago
Manchester City's claim a player was racially abused in an Under-21 game is "baseless", say the Croatian club City walked off against.