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Dave Lee Travis charged with assault

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:51
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is charged with one count of indecent assault under Operation Yewtree, Scotland Yard says.

VIDEO: Kim Il Sung anniversary divides Koreas

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:46
Celebrations are held in North Korea to mark the 102nd anniversary of the birth of the country's founding leader Kim il Sung, while protests are held in South Korea to condemn the north's nuclear ambitions.

Coca-cola's fizzy sales go flat

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:19
The amount of fizzy drinks Coca-Cola sells worldwide falls for the first time in 15 years, but still drinks sales are up by 8%.

VIDEO: Third gender recognised in India

Tue, 2014-04-15 20:11
India's Supreme Court has recognised transgender people as a third gender, in a landmark ruling. Yogita Limaye reports.

Hair salon visited over N Korea ad

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:21
North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.

VIDEO: Russian Lada 'chases Ukraine tank'

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:07
Footage posted online purports to show pro-Russian activists in a Lada confronting a Ukrainian tank.

VIDEO: Pistorius trial day 22 - in 60 secs

Tue, 2014-04-15 19:03
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial has seen a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp had intended to give him before he shot her dead.

Iraq shuts notorious Abu Ghraib jail

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:58
Iraq's government closes the notorious Abu Ghraib prison because of what it says are security concerns.

UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:39
The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".

'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:25
Armed men have abducted some 100 students from a girls' school in north-eastern Nigeria, officials say.

Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

Tue, 2014-04-15 18:19
Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.

Bells mark Hillsborough anniversary

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:50
Church and civic bells ring 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as memorial services take place in Liverpool and Sheffield.

Deep sea challenge for MH370 search

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:19
Mini-sub struggles in search for missing plane

Pistorius trial sees Valentine card

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:05
Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sees a Valentine's card which his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was going to give the athlete before he shot her dead.

Coulson 'unaware' of Milly phone hack

Tue, 2014-04-15 17:02
Andy Coulson tells the hacking trial he was not aware Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked by anyone at the News of the World.

Injured Ronaldo out of cup final

Tue, 2014-04-15 16:16
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his side's Copa del Rey final against rivals Barcelona on Wednesday.

VIDEO: Berlusconi to do community service

Tue, 2014-04-15 16:04
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled.

Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

Tue, 2014-04-15 16:03
Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.

Major Chinese shoe factory in strike

Tue, 2014-04-15 15:57
Thousands of Chinese workers at the Yue Yuen shoe factory, which supplies brands including Nike and Adidas, strike over social security payments.

VIDEO: Wider impact of China pollution

Tue, 2014-04-15 15:54
Hazardous levels of air pollution in China and across Asia are affecting weather patterns across the Northern Hemisphere, according to a study.

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