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Seven injured in boat explosion

16 min 2 sec ago
Seven people, including two children, are injured in a boat explosion in Buckinghamshire.

GB's Guy wins 400m freestyle silver

23 min 2 sec ago
Britain's James Guy wins a silver medal in the men's 400m freestyle at the World Swimming Championships in Kazan, Russia.

Pitch concerns end Glamorgan-Hants

51 min 52 sec ago
Glamorgan's One Day Cup match against Hampshire is abandoned after concerns of a "dangerous pitch".

Canadian PM calls general election

56 min 18 sec ago
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announces he is dissolving parliament and calling a parliamentary election for 19 October.

Two 'serious' crashes on A470

1 hour 32 min ago
Police are investigating two serious crashes on the A470 in south Wales.

Israel teen stabbed at Gay Pride dies

1 hour 37 min ago
A teenage girl stabbed at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday dies from her wounds, doctors say.

VIDEO: McQueen show opens at night

1 hour 53 min ago
An exhibition showcasing the work of Alexander McQueen has proved so popular that the V&A has remained open throughout the night.

Zimbabwe seeks second 'lion killer'

2 hours 6 min ago
Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.

Government may begin RBS sale

2 hours 33 min ago
The Treasury could begin the process of selling part of the government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland from Monday, according to BBC sources.

Duchess gets scuba qualification

2 hours 57 min ago
The Duchess of Cambridge is now an advanced scuba diver, a Kensington Palace official says.

VIDEO: More Reunion beach debris removed

2 hours 59 min ago
Karen Allen reports from Saint-Denis, Reunion, where a second piece of suspected plane debris has washed ashore.

VIDEO: Cilla Black performs number one hit

3 hours 1 min ago
Archive footage of Cilla Black singing Anyone Who Had a Heart, which went to number one in the charts.

South Sudan becomes Olympic member

3 hours 17 min ago
South Sudan will compete at Rio 2016 after becoming the 206th member of the Olympic movement.

TV star Cilla Black dies aged 72

3 hours 17 min ago
Singer and TV star Cilla Black, who enjoyed a 50-year showbusiness career, dies aged 72, police in Spain say.

Public workers 'must speak English'

3 hours 39 min ago
People who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government says.

IOC recognises 'Ultimate Frisbee'

3 hours 46 min ago
Flying disc sports, including Ultimate Frisbee, are officially recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

TV bike crash 'robbed' Van Avermaet

3 hours 51 min ago
Greg van Avermaet's team may take legal action after a crash between the rider and a TV bike at the Clasica San Sebastian.

PM criticised over Calais 'politics'

3 hours 57 min ago
The Swedish justice and migration minister accuses David Cameron of "playing politics" with the migrant crisis in Calais.

Murray and Peers win Hamburg doubles

4 hours 9 min ago
Great Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian partner John Peers win the doubles at the Hamburg Open.

Victim named in Cardiff murder probe

4 hours 23 min ago
Police investigating the murder of a man who died after being found unconscious on a Cardiff street name him as Russell Peachey.