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Mackay faces fresh text allegations  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:15:35 GMT
Ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay faces fresh allegations about text messages he is claimed to have shared with Iain Moody. 
Secret recordings of a president's daughter  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:09:19 GMT
In new recordings, Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of Uzbekistan's president, says that she and her daughter are in desperate need of help. 
VIDEO: The last prisoner on Big Island  Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:04:12 GMT
Julio de Almeida, 83, is the last prisoner on Big Island, Ilha Grande, off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. 
Woman 'saw Congo colonel order rape'  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:09:42 GMT
A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders. 
US anger at China 'air interception'  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:05:54 GMT
A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says. 
German policeman in 'cannibal' trial  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:43:57 GMT
A policeman goes on trial in Germany accused of murdering a businessman who allegedly shared a cannibalism fetish. 
Colombia military meet Farc rebels  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:58:18 GMT
Members of Colombia's armed forces meet Farc rebel leaders for the first time at Havana peace talks, to discuss ways of implementing a ceasefire. 
Abbas and Egypt urge new Gaza talks  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:47:13 GMT
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed. 
IS militants 'biggest threat' to US  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:59:48 GMT
Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn. 
Men remanded after container death  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 12:46:40 GMT
Two lorry drivers from Northern Ireland are remanded in custody following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex. 
Hospitals told to cut parking charges  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:56:47 GMT
Hospitals in England are told to cut the cost of parking for certain groups under new government guidelines. 
BT warns of rise in phone bills  Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:27:40 GMT
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year. 
Warning over black market cigarettes  Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:00:22 GMT
Attempts to cut the amount people smoke are being hit by a black market trade in millions of illegal cigarettes, council bosses warn. 
Day in pictures: 14 August 2014  Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:59:59 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 14 August 
In pictures: Lauren Bacall  Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:43:54 GMT
Life and career of US actress Lauren Bacall 
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