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Israel to suspend Palestinian talks

4 hours 14 min ago
Israel has suspended peace talks with the Palestinians in response to a unity deal between the rival Hamas and Fatah factions.

Astrotourism skyrockets in Chile

4 hours 17 min ago
Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

VIDEO: Obama urges end to island row

4 hours 53 min ago
US President Barack Obama has reaffirmed his support for Japan in its row over islands with China, after talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Police make Syria plea to UK women

4 hours 55 min ago
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

Blood 'is not from headless king'

4 hours 55 min ago
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.

Widow of Slipknot bassist testifies

5 hours 15 min ago
Paul Gray's wife, Brenna, says she raised concerns about his drug use with his doctor, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter.

Banksy street works to be auctioned

5 hours 28 min ago
A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.

Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

5 hours 33 min ago
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.

Cost of recalls hits GM profits

5 hours 53 min ago
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches

Court 'failed' killed baby boy

5 hours 55 min ago
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.

US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

6 hours 3 min ago
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

6 hours 9 min ago
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Cornish granted UK minority status

6 hours 46 min ago
Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Day in pictures: 24 April 2014

7 hours 1 min ago
A collection of news photographs from around the world

US medics killed in Kabul attack

7 hours 6 min ago
Three American medical staff are shot dead by a policeman guarding a hospital in the Afghan capital, Kabul, officials say.

Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'

7 hours 16 min ago
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.

Corrie star denies drink-driving

7 hours 22 min ago
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, denies a drinking and driving charge in court.

Warhol works found on Amiga disks

7 hours 38 min ago
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.

Argentina approves Repsol payment

7 hours 51 min ago
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.

Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale

7 hours 53 min ago
Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.

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