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Coulson 'listened to MP voicemails'  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:34:43 GMT
Ex-editor Andy Coulson reveals in court for the first time he did listen to private voicemail messages relating to former home secretary David Blunkett. 
'Shocking' rise in use of food banks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:35:23 GMT
Hundreds of thousands more people are turning to food banks to stop themselves from going hungry, says charity the Trussell Trust. 
Primary places revealed amid squeeze  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:35:07 GMT
Parents across England are finding out whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place. 
In pictures: South Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:30 GMT
Passenger ferry in South Korea capsizes 
Your pictures: South Africa  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:27:54 GMT
Readers' photos on the theme of "South Africa" 
Day in pictures: 15 April 2014  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:01:43 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April 
In pictures: Chile fire rages on  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:41:57 GMT
Huge fire in the Chilean city of Valparaiso 
In pictures: Nigeria bus blast  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:53:51 GMT
Aftermath of a bomb blast in Abuja 
In pictures: Royals tour New Zealand  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:20:01 GMT
Duke and Duchess in New Zealand and Australia 
Day in pictures: 14 April 2014  Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:33 GMT
News photos from past 24 hours: 14 April 
Day in pictures: 9 April 2014  Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:05:05 GMT
News photos from the past 24 hours: 9 April 
VIDEO: The Spanish hamlet being given away for free  Tue, 15 Apr 2014 23:29:35 GMT
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away 
Uplifting letters of hope sent to children of Syria  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:37 GMT
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians 
Exhuming remains at Florida school  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:24:35 GMT
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida? 
Czech bottle-boat inventors crave the sea  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:57:54 GMT
Landlocked Czechs build boat from bottles 
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Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks  Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:40:31 GMT
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