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Body found in missing mum search

2 hours 47 min ago
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.

Burglars jailed for lecturer attack

2 hours 51 min ago
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.

Saudis shelve blogger flogging again

2 hours 51 min ago
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.

Mitchell 'refused' libel settlement

2 hours 56 min ago
Former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell refused an offer to settle his "Plebgate" libel case just two months before he lost, court papers show.

US growth slows in fourth quarter

3 hours 15 min ago
The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.

VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

3 hours 19 min ago
Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

McIlroy leads in Dubai after 64

3 hours 32 min ago
Rory McIlroy surges into the lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic after firing a superb 64.

Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks

3 hours 33 min ago
A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.

Funeral for escapee D-Day veteran

3 hours 49 min ago
The funeral is held of the Sussex war veteran who made headlines when he left his care home to attend D-Day commemorations in France.

Kenya bid to beat reading record

3 hours 55 min ago
Pupils at about 400 Kenyan schools try to break the world record for having the most people reading aloud simultaneously from the same book.

Controllers banking on Philae wake-up

3 hours 58 min ago
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.

Easyjet backs Heathrow expansion

4 hours 27 min ago
Budget airline Easyjet says it is in favour of expanding Heathrow airport in a submission to the Airports Commission

US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

4 hours 31 min ago
The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.

Google agrees privacy policy changes

4 hours 47 min ago
The firm will roll out a single, rewritten privacy policy across Europe after coming under fire across the continent.

Suu Kyi's gate to be sold at auction

5 hours 18 min ago
The metal gate of Nobel prize-winning Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi's house is to be auctioned, with a starting price of $200,000.

Russia cuts interest rates to 15%

5 hours 42 min ago
Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".

Djokovic in Australian Open final

5 hours 42 min ago
Novak Djokovic beats defending champion Stan Wawrinka in another dramatic five-set contest to reach the Australian Open final.

Man guilty of raping boy at nursery

5 hours 42 min ago
A man is found guilty at the High Court in Glasgow of raping a young boy and of sexually abusing a girl from when she was 12 to 15 years old.

Suge Knight arrested for US murder

5 hours 43 min ago
Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run.

#SaveDippy - but why do we care?

5 hours 43 min ago
Why do so many people care about a fake dinosaur?

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