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Updated: 1 hour 31 min ago

Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

1 hour 39 min ago
The 2014 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony is under way at Celtic Park in Glasgow.

VIDEO: Last journey of Costa Concordia

1 hour 52 min ago
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.

Detroit porch shooting trial opens

2 hours 6 min ago
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.

Hamas ties ceasefire to blockade

2 hours 11 min ago
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal says there can be no ceasefire in Gaza without an end to Israel's economic blockade, as fighting continues in Gaza.

Colombian army kills ELN rebels

2 hours 58 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

3 hours 1 min ago
Swansea full-back Ben Davies and goalkeeper Michel Vorm join Tottenham as Gylfi Sigurdsson makes Liberty Stadium switch.

Mexico back on Formula 1 calendar

3 hours 11 min ago
Mexico returns to the Formula 1 calendar after a 23-year absence in 2015 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez in Mexico City.

Suspected Auschwitz guard dies in US

3 hours 22 min ago
Johann Breyer, 89, has died awaiting extradition to Germany amid allegations he committed Nazi war crimes during World War Two.

IMF forecasts lower US growth

3 hours 30 min ago
The IMF is lowering its forecast for US economic growth to a "disappointing" 1.7%, the second downgrade this year.

Pepsico shares surge on results

4 hours 22 min ago
Shares in snacks and drinks giant Pepsico trade close to record levels after the company reports positive results.

VIDEO: Solemn ceremony for MH17 victims

4 hours 24 min ago
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.

VIDEO: 'Depressed' polar bear not moving

4 hours 29 min ago
Arturo, the polar bear dubbed 'the world's saddest animal', will be staying at his zoo in Argentina, despite a massive petition calling for him to be moved to a colder climate.

VIDEO: Hundreds die in Syria 'deadliest week'

4 hours 38 min ago
More than 1,700 people have reportedly been killed in seven days as fighting in Syria intensifies.

Baby P boss awarded £680,000 payout

4 hours 43 min ago
The former head of Haringey children's services Sharon Shoesmith is awarded almost £680,000 for her unfair dismissal claim

Ban on flights to Tel Aviv renewed

4 hours 53 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.

VIDEO: Red Cross attacked by Gaza civilians

4 hours 55 min ago
Paul Adams sees a Red Cross evacuation mission come under attack by local people in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighbourhood

Character actress Dora Bryan dies

5 hours 4 min ago
Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.

Man guilty of pizza driver murder

5 hours 10 min ago
A man is found guilty of murdering a pizza delivery worker who was stabbed to death on his last day in the job in Sheffield.

Bulgarian prime minister resigns

5 hours 11 min ago
The embattled Socialist prime minister of Bulgaria resigns after only a year in office to allow for an early election on 5 October.

VIDEO: Dozens killed in Taiwan plane crash

5 hours 11 min ago
More than 40 people were killed when a TransAsia Airways passenger plane crashed after making a failed emergency landing in Taiwan, local officials say.

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