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Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan

41 min 18 sec ago
Israel's security cabinet rejects the Gaza ceasefire proposal put forward by the US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli officials say.

Eleanor Bron joins The Archers cast

45 min 41 sec ago
Actress Eleanor Bron becomes the latest cast member of Radio 4's rural drama series The Archers, playing a character who first appeared in it 60 years ago.

VIDEO: Liverpool welcomes WW1 giant puppets

1 hour 22 min ago
Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.

VIDEO: Gaza baby delivered from dead mother

1 hour 32 min ago
A premature baby has been delivered from a woman killed in a Israeli airstrike on Gaza.

Clark secures gold for Scotland

1 hour 42 min ago
Sarah Clark secures another Commonwealth Games judo gold medal for Scotland in the under-63kg division.

Secret Cinema cancels weekend shows

1 hour 42 min ago
Secret Cinema organiser Fabian Riggall tells the BBC he has decided to cancel all of this weekend's screenings of Back to the Future.

Russia angry at US 'smear campaign'

1 hour 46 min ago
Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.

US manhunt for tuberculosis patient

1 hour 50 min ago
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.

England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold

2 hours 1 min ago
England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.

VIDEO: Film Review - the week's new films

2 hours 2 min ago
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.

Ed Miliband: No more photo ops?

2 hours 6 min ago
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

2 hours 20 min ago
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.

Playgrounds squeezed in places crush

2 hours 23 min ago
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.

Four peregrine falcons found dead

3 hours 42 sec ago
Four peregrine falcons are found dead in their remote nest with police suspecting foul play.

AUDIO: Lloyd Webber: Music comps are 'a fix'

3 hours 2 min ago
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has advised aspiring musicians to avoid music competitions because "they are fixed".

Striker Drogba re-signs for Chelsea

3 hours 8 min ago
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.

Isis 'overruns' Syrian military base

3 hours 24 min ago
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.

Obama meets Central American leaders

3 hours 25 min ago
President Barack Obama meets the leaders of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to discuss the migrant crisis at the southern US border.

Gecko sex satellite 'not responding'

3 hours 46 min ago
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.

Violinist 'failed' in abuse trial

3 hours 52 min ago
A violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher was "failed" by mental health services, a coroner says.