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Updated: 13 hours 19 min ago

Eight children found dead in Cairns

13 hours 24 min ago
Eight children are found dead at a house in Cairns, Australia, reportedly after a stabbing, while the mother of at least seven of them suffers stabs wounds.

Former model Mandy Rice-Davies dies

13 hours 28 min ago
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, who had cancer, has died, her publicist says

Appeal against Mumbai suspect bail

13 hours 35 min ago
A Pakistani government prosecutor says he is challenging the bail granted to a man accused of being behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'

13 hours 40 min ago
Details emerge of an attempt to secure the release of kidnapped US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig before he was killed by Islamic State militants.

Man crashes car into Spain party HQ

13 hours 40 min ago
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.

NI Water action 'to disrupt repairs'

13 hours 55 min ago
Slower responses to any water supply disruption over Christmas are inevitable during NI Water industrial action, says a union representative.

'Trojan Horse' schools make progress

13 hours 55 min ago
Progress is seen at two Birmingham schools placed in special measures after the so-called "Trojan Horse" affair, Ofsted says.

Price agreed for emergency power

14 hours 3 min ago
Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.

Women could join British infantry

14 hours 6 min ago
Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.

Primary school pupils 'still hungry'

14 hours 12 min ago
Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says

Hint of breakthrough in NI talks

14 hours 20 min ago
There may have been a partial breakthrough in the cross-party talks at Stormont, a source suggests to the BBC.

Two arrests after park stabbing

14 hours 33 min ago
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man died in hospital following a stabbing in an Essex park.

Disabled 'missing out' on scheme

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:40am
Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.

VIDEO: Advent calendar: Catch it like Beckham

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:26am
Day 19 of the BBC Sport Calendar looks back at Odell Beckham Jr's stunning one-handed catch for a touchdown for the New York Giants in the NFL.

Llambias made Rangers chief executive

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:23am
Rangers announce former Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias as their new chief executive.

999 crews on alert for 'mad' Friday

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:17am
Emergency crews across Wales expect one of the busiest nights of the year as many revellers over indulge on the final Friday before Christmas.

Pilot jailed over deadly China crash

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 3:09am
A Chinese court has jailed a pilot for three years over a 2010 crash in Heilongjiang province that left 44 people dead.

Vettel affected by Ricciardo pace

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:29am
Sebastian Vettel left Red Bull partly because of the pace of team-mate Daniel Ricciardo, says team boss Christian Horner.

VIDEO: Men fall victim to online 'sextortion'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:25am
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.

Student cuts in budget 'nonsensical'

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 2:14am
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI.