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Syria Islamists take northern town

Sat, 2015-04-25 07:31
Islamist rebels have captured much of the north-western Syrian town of Jisr al-Shughur from government forces, activists say.
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Pupils sent to Sikh school in shortage

Sat, 2015-04-25 07:15
More than 20 pupils have been allocated to a Sikh-ethos free school in Leeds that they did not choose, amid a squeeze on places.
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Burundi president seeks third term

Sat, 2015-04-25 07:11
Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza is nominated as a candidate for a third term in office, a move his opponents say is unconstitutional.
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PM's 'brain fade' over football team

Sat, 2015-04-25 06:44
David Cameron comes under fire from Twitter users after saying in a speech that he supported West Ham - when he is an Aston Villa fan.
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Ex-soldier in court over shooting

Sat, 2015-04-25 04:59
A former soldier appears in court charged with the attempted murder of a man who was shot dead by soldiers in County Armagh more than 40 years ago.
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VIDEO: Cameron's football 'brain fade'

Sat, 2015-04-25 04:56
David Cameron makes a slip up in a speech on diversity, saying he is a West Ham supporter, when he is actually an Aston Villa fan.
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Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'

Sat, 2015-04-25 04:48
Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.
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Miliband warns of 'two-tier' NHS

Sat, 2015-04-25 04:03
Labour says leading English hospitals saw income from private patients rise by 58% since 2010 - but the Lib Dems accuse the party of "rank hypocrisy".
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MasterChef 2015 winner crowned

Sat, 2015-04-25 03:57
A data manager from Oldham has been crowned champion of MasterChef 2015.
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Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes

Sat, 2015-04-25 03:36
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
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First black or Asian PM 'to be Tory'

Sat, 2015-04-25 03:11
The first black or Asian prime minister will be Conservative, David Cameron says, in a speech on opportunities for ethnic minority Britons.
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Bruce Jenner: I am a woman

Sat, 2015-04-25 01:53
The reality TV star and Olympic gold medallist says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.
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Pakistan PM condemns activist killing

Fri, 2015-04-24 23:53
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif condemns the shooting of human rights activist Sabeen Mehmud and orders an investigation.
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VIDEO: Couple plan to be oldest newlyweds

Fri, 2015-04-24 23:47
Two elderly lovebirds from East Sussex are set to become the world's oldest newlyweds when they tie the knot in June.
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Six Victoria Cross medals displayed

Fri, 2015-04-24 21:50
Six Victoria Cross medals "won before breakfast" by Lancashire Fusiliers in the Gallipoli landings go on show for the first time.
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VIDEO: Thousands mark Anzac centenary

Fri, 2015-04-24 21:48
Thousands of people gather in Gallipoli in Turkey to mark the centenary of the military landings there during the First World War.
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'Concern' over Yarl's Wood incident

Fri, 2015-04-24 19:23
A recent incident at the Yarl's Wood detention centre has given HM Inspectorate of Prisons "considerable concern", the BBC learns.
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Mango-thrower gets presidential flat

Fri, 2015-04-24 19:23
Venezuela's President Maduro allocates a woman a flat, after she hits him on the head with a mango.
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Changing the signals on Britain's railways

Fri, 2015-04-24 18:57
Is there about to be a cure to 'signal failure'?
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'Inconsistency' in air duty refunds

Fri, 2015-04-24 18:18
Parents due partial refunds on their children's air tickets face a variety of ways to claim the money.
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