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MH17 downing 'may be war crime'

BBC - 8 hours 8 min ago
The downing of Malaysian plane MH17 in east Ukraine may constitute a "war crime", UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says.

VIDEO: 'Giant bolt' hits LA beach goers

BBC - 8 hours 16 min ago
Lighting struck people on Venice Beach in Los Angeles, some were treated at scene.

Passport workers go on strike

BBC - 8 hours 18 min ago
Thousands of passport workers are striking over staffing and pay, with the government saying their action could threaten people's holidays.

Ferry students 'floated from cabins'

BBC - 8 hours 33 min ago
Students who survived South Korea's ferry disaster describe how they floated out of flooded cabins, as the trial of the crew continues.

Man charged over attack on pensioner

BBC - 8 hours 47 min ago
A 23-year old man is charged with the attempted murder and sexual assault of an 85 year-old-woman in Edinburgh.

Bidding starts for fracking licences

BBC - 8 hours 47 min ago
The bidding process for licences to extract shale gas - using the controversial process fracking - will begin later on Monday, the government announces.

Arson attack on Sinn Féin office

BBC - 8 hours 49 min ago
A Sinn Féin constituency office in Derry is targeted in an arson attack.

Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

BBC - 8 hours 49 min ago
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause major travel problems across part of south-east England.

UN calls for immediate Gaza truce

BBC - 9 hours 7 min ago
The UN Security Council calls for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza after the quietest night in weeks.

Police told off for Lily Allen image

BBC - 9 hours 21 min ago
Lily Allen posted a mocked-up picture on Instagram of her being arrested by officers in Australia before taking it back down.

VIDEO: 'I've never been involved in drugs'

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:47am
The singer and former X Factor judge, Tulisa Contostavlo has told the BBC she has never been involved in drugs and she has never taken cocaine.

Seventeen hurt at car 'cruise' event

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:43am
Seventeen people are injured, one of them seriously, when a car ploughs into the crowd at a car 'cruising' event in Plymouth.

Four rescued from dinghy in rip tide

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:37am
Four people, including two children, were rescued off the Gower coast after their inflatable dinghy got swept out to sea in a rip tide.

138 jobs as electronics firm expands

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:18am
A Swansea electronics firm is to double its workforce as it moves to a building at the old Visteon factory site.

Volunteers needed for genetic map

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:28am
A team of scientists is visiting Northern Ireland later in a bid to draw up a genetic map of the British Isles.

Women's Team Sky possible - Brailsford

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:26am
Team Sky boss Sir Dave Brailsford says he is "talking a lot" about the possibility of a women's professional cycling squad.

Mercedes will rethink orders - Wolff

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:21am
Mercedes will rethink their race strategy after another Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle at the Hungarian Grand Prix.

NHS 'at breaking point', and the 'parking cowboys' - the papers

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:15am
Both the Times and the Sun lead with stories about overstretched services in the NHS, and the Mail says Britons are being fleeced by rogue parking firms..

Crew tells of helicopter 'fireball'

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:58am
A crew flying in front of a US helicopter brought down by geese have told how it disappeared into a "fireball".

Government 'turns back' on victims

BBC - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:47am
Ministers are "turning their backs" on victims of domestic violence, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper will say in a speech later.