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Fifa re-elects Blatter president

19 min 45 sec ago
Fifa re-elects Sepp Blatter president as his rival withdraws after the first round of a vote overshadowed by allegations of corruption in world football.

Jack Vettriano 'unable to paint'

51 min 6 sec ago
Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.

Online courses for sixth-form advice

54 min 51 sec ago
Three free online programmes, aimed at helping sixth-formers bridge the gap between school and university, are due to launch this summer.

McIlroy misses cut at Irish Open

59 min 1 sec ago
Rory McIlroy is unable to undo the damage of his opening 80 as a 71 leads to his third straight Irish Open missed cut.

Tata workers vote for strike action

59 min 7 sec ago
Tata Steel workers across the UK vote by almost 9-1 to go on strike in a row over pensions in the first national strike in the steel industry for 30 years.

VIDEO: 'I ended up in hospital from legal high'

1 hour 1 min ago
A teenager from Wales has spoken out about the night he ended up in hospital after taking a "legal high".

Man detained over council arson spree

1 hour 7 min ago
A man is detained in a mental health unit after setting a series of fires across Oxfordshire.

Officer guilty of Brady photo deal

1 hour 37 min ago
A security officer is convicted of smuggling a camera into a high-security psychiatric hospital to try to sell photos of serial killer Ian Brady.

VIDEO: Inside Malaysia's migrant jungle camps

1 hour 42 min ago
Ian Pannell and cameraman Darren Conway went to migrant camps on Malaysia's border, where traffickers abused and killed Rohingya Muslims.

US spelling bee champs tie for win

1 hour 42 min ago
The two co-champions of Thursday night's annual Scripps National Spelling Bee are sharing a trophy, marking the second year in a row the contest ended in a tie.

Germany 'hits global birth rate low'

1 hour 52 min ago
A study says Germany's birth rate has slumped to the lowest in the world, prompting fears labour market shortages will damage the economy.

'Perverted' man jailed for sex abuse

1 hour 59 min ago
A "perverted" man is jailed for 22 years for abusing a boy he groomed for sex in the 1970s.

M4 junction trial closures to end

2 hours 11 min ago
A slip road on the M4 at Port Talbot is to fully reopen after trial closures but its future remains in doubt.

US removes Cuba from terror list

2 hours 16 min ago
The United States has removed Cuba from its list of state sponsors of terror, allowing the country to conduct banking in the United States, among other activities.

Turkish paper probed on arms claims

2 hours 50 min ago
Turkish prosecutors launch an investigation after a newspaper releases footage it says proves the security services sent arms to Syrian rebels.

Health body admits system failings

3 hours 8 min ago
A health inspection body says patients at a mental health unit heavily criticised in an independent report were failed.

Two people injured by bus in Glasgow

3 hours 10 min ago
Two people believed to have been seriously injured by a bus in Glasgow city centre.

IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'

3 hours 10 min ago
Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.

No senior black staff in the Lords

3 hours 17 min ago
There are no black or ethnic minority members of staff in senior positions in the Lords, an FOI request reveals.

VIDEO: Voting takes place at Fifa congress

3 hours 20 min ago
The 209 members of Fifa are voting for their new president at a congress in Zurich.

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