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Carlin earns Wales 800m freestyle gold

1 hour 29 min ago
Jazz Carlin becomes the first Welsh woman to win Commonwealth gold in the pool in 40 years with victory in the 800m freestyle.

Tory MP David Ruffley to stand down

1 hour 35 min ago
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.

VIDEO: Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

1 hour 47 min ago
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause severe travel problems across large areas of south-east England.

AUDIO: 'On Saturday, I shall die'

2 hours 6 min ago
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme spoke to one woman who had chosen to end her life after being diagnosed with two brain tumours - and to her daughter about what happened next.

MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'

2 hours 26 min ago
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.

Deadly violence in Gaza and Israel

2 hours 34 min ago
Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.

Spurs close in on Southampton pair

2 hours 36 min ago
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.

VIDEO: 'Extraordinary' 59-shot badminton rally

2 hours 39 min ago
Watch as an "extraordinary" 59-point badminton rally develops during the mixed team final between Malaysia and England.

Bell & Buttler put England on top

2 hours 40 min ago
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.

AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'

2 hours 59 min ago
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.

What happens when lightning hits the sea?

3 hours 44 min ago
What happens when lightning hits the sea?

Fall in people buying books as gifts

3 hours 59 min ago
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.

Zayn Malik tweets support for Palestinians

4 hours 21 min ago
The celebrities tweeting their support for Palestinians

Adoption films for would-be parents

4 hours 31 min ago
Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.

VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick

5 hours 54 sec ago
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.

UN chief: Gaza in critical condition

5 hours 11 min ago
Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

VIDEO: 'More action on domestic violence'

5 hours 11 min ago
New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary has said.

Theatre translation app launched

5 hours 16 min ago
A smartphone app to help theatre-goers follow plays in other languages is being launched by a theatre company in Wales.

Lloyds fined £218m over Libor

5 hours 23 min ago
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to a key interest rate known as Libor.

France offers Iraq Christians asylum

5 hours 29 min ago
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.