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ECB raises eurozone growth forecast

1 hour 38 min ago
The European Central Bank has raised its growth forecast for 2015 to 1.5%, up from 1% previously, while keeping interest rates unchanged at 0.05%.

Top US circus to end elephant act

1 hour 41 min ago
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus said it plans to stop using the animals by 2018.

Firmus cuts gas bills for some homes

1 hour 48 min ago
Firmus Energy, the gas supply company, is to cut prices for customers in the greater Belfast area, but prices will not change for those outside the city.

Prisoner wins smoking ban ruling

1 hour 48 min ago
A prisoner wins a landmark ruling that could see the smoking ban applied in state prisons in England and Wales.

Tanzania albino killers face death

1 hour 49 min ago
Four people, including the victim's husband, are sentenced to death in Tanzania after being found guilty of murdering an albino woman.

Caption Challenge: Big ball of fluff and twigs

1 hour 54 min ago
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

Ministers to review murder case

2 hours 3 min ago
The case of a woman murdered by her boyfriend after a 999 delay will be referred to ministers, William Hague tells MPs.

Data roaming to stay, EU proposes

2 hours 13 min ago
MEPs will consider proposals that would maintain data roaming charges and introduce priority internet access for some specialist services.

Hall and Oates sue over cereal name

2 hours 18 min ago
Hall and Oates are suing a Brooklyn-based cereal firm claiming their granola Haulin' Oats infringes their trademark.

Liberia releases last Ebola patient

2 hours 24 min ago
Liberia has released its last Ebola patient after going a week without any new cases for the first time since May 2014, according to health officials.

Incendiary bomb found at police base

2 hours 28 min ago
A controlled explosion is carried out on an incendiary bomb found in the grounds of Ballycastle Police Station in County Antrim.

Clashes near Aleppo intelligence HQ

2 hours 30 min ago
Fierce clashes are reported in the Syrian city of Aleppo, near an intelligence facility attacked on Wednesday, as a barrel bomb attack leaves 18 dead.

Teacher jailed for Syria 'jihad' plan

2 hours 30 min ago
A chemistry teacher from Manchester who was planning to travel to Syria "to wage jihad" is jailed for six years.

India threatens BBC over rape film

2 hours 36 min ago
India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.

Ukraine parliament backs bigger army

2 hours 49 min ago
Ukraine's parliament passes a new law to increase the size of the armed forces to counter the threat from pro-Russian separatists in the east.

Facebook rant lands man in UAE jail

2 hours 54 min ago
An American has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates for comments he posted on Facebook while in the US.

Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

2 hours 56 min ago
Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Cameron scared of TV debates - rivals

2 hours 57 min ago
David Cameron denies claims he is running scared from a head-to-head TV debate with Ed Miliband, as he puts forward proposals for a seven-way debate instead.

Comedy books win Blue Peter awards

3 hours 2 min ago
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners and The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff win 2015's Blue Peter Book Awards, as young readers celebrate World Book Day.

40,000 hours of ambulances delays

3 hours 9 min ago
Patients' could be at risk as ambulance crews lose 40,000 hours a year waiting outside hospital emergency units, assembly members told.