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Islamic State 'kills US hostage'

1 hour 28 min ago
An Islamic State video has appeared which purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held hostage by the militants.

Police 'incompetence' over Sir Cliff

1 hour 37 min ago
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.

PSNI releases files in watchdog row

1 hour 43 min ago
A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.

CPS withdraws Ashya parents warrant

1 hour 48 min ago
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.

VIDEO: Ashya arrest warrant withdrawn

2 hours 32 sec ago
The parents of Ashya King will face no further action and should be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.

European Ryder Cup profiles

2 hours 1 min ago
A snapshot of the 12 European players who will take on the USA in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from 26-28 September

US 'targets al-Shabab's leader'

2 hours 4 min ago
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

2 hours 9 min ago
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.

Million 'have fled Ukraine conflict'

2 hours 15 min ago
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.

Gayet wins new French privacy case

2 hours 18 min ago
Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.

England v Norway

2 hours 22 min ago
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is doubtful for England's friendly against Norway, while Newcastle's Jack Colback will not play.

New child abuse victims come forward

2 hours 23 min ago
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.

Cleverley joins Aston Villa on loan

2 hours 24 min ago
Aston Villa receive Premier League approval to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.

Plea over missing woman and children

2 hours 48 min ago
Police appeal for help in tracing a woman and three children who have gone missing from the Pollok area of Glasgow.

Mali landmine kills four UN soldiers

2 hours 50 min ago
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".

Ebola response 'lethally inadequate'

2 hours 58 min ago
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.

Missing boy's mother thanks crews

2 hours 59 min ago
The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.

Troll guilty over MP 'rape' tweets

3 hours 16 sec ago
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.

India humble England to win series

3 hours 4 min ago
India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.

FM: Independence 'closer than ever'

3 hours 13 min ago
Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.