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Obama wants world's fastest computer

July 30, 2015 - 12:37pm
President Obama has signed an executive order calling for the US to build the world's fastest computer by 2025.

CWU backs Corbyn 'to oust Blairites'

July 30, 2015 - 12:31pm
The Communication Workers Union backs left-wing MP Jeremy Corbyn in Labour's leadership contest, saying the "grip of the Blairites" on the party must be "loosened once and for all".

Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride

July 30, 2015 - 12:31pm
Six people are wounded after being attacked by a knifeman at the Jerusalem Gay Pride march.

Rebel flags found at US black church

July 30, 2015 - 12:28pm
Police say two white males were behind the placing of four Confederate flags outside a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta.

Treason charge for spy leaks writers

July 30, 2015 - 12:24pm
Two journalists have been charged with treason after they published information about surveillance technology used by Germany's intelligence agency.

Baby left blind after severe attack

July 30, 2015 - 12:16pm
A man is found guilty of an assault which left a four-week-old baby girl with "severe, lifelong disabilities".

Blackpool fined for pitch invasion

July 30, 2015 - 12:06pm
Blackpool are fined £50,000 for the pitch invasion that caused their game against Huddersfield in May to be abandoned.

Cameron in warning to Calais migrants

July 30, 2015 - 12:04pm
The UK will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron warns, after hundreds continued attempts to reach the country overnight.

US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

July 30, 2015 - 12:04pm
The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.

Ohio police officer denies murder

July 30, 2015 - 12:02pm
A police officer who killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop pleads not guilty to murder, as his bond is set at $1m.

Taliban pick Mullah Omar's successor

July 30, 2015 - 11:53am
The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar and confirm that the veteran leader has died, as reported earlier by the Afghan government.

'No references' for bin lorry driver

July 30, 2015 - 11:51am
The Glasgow bin lorry inquiry into the deaths of six people hears the driver had no references on his file and was suspended from his former job.

Medicine error for hospital patient

July 30, 2015 - 11:46am
A 93-year-old hospital patient was deprived of her daily thyroid medication for five weeks following an administrative error, an inquest hears.

Plane debris being sent to France

July 30, 2015 - 11:42am
Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.

Why is there a crisis in Calais?

July 30, 2015 - 11:39am
BBC News examines the background behind the migrant population in Calais and why they want to come to the UK.

Apprentice contestant found dead

July 30, 2015 - 11:01am
Apprentice star Stuart Baggs is found dead at his home in the Isle of Man, police confirm.

Teen guilty of mass murder bomb plot

July 30, 2015 - 10:59am
A 19-year-old is found guilty of plotting mass murder at a Newcastle college using pipe bombs and a Glock handgun.

Storey wins para-cycling world gold

July 30, 2015 - 10:52am
Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.

Ken Clarke sex accuser cleared

July 30, 2015 - 10:51am
A man who claimed he was sexually assaulted by former chancellor of the exchequer Kenneth Clarke is cleared of perverting the course of justice.

Is short-termism wrecking the economy?

July 30, 2015 - 10:48am
The Bank of England is driving a new debate on corporate structures, shareholders and short-terminism.