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Overseas Turks in presidential vote

31 July 2014 - 3:47pm
Expatriate Turks begin voting for Turkey's first directly-elected president, the first time they are eligible to participate in a ballot from abroad.

Cook relieved by England victory

31 July 2014 - 3:39pm
Captain Alastair Cook is pleased that England's win in the third Test against India has ended a bad run of form.

Italy in Europe-wide mafia crackdown

31 July 2014 - 3:26pm
Italian police secure the arrest of members of a mafia clan across Europe - with information from a woman once held as a virtual prisoner by the clan.

'Toilet phone' teacher gets life ban

31 July 2014 - 3:17pm
A teacher is banned from the profession for life for setting his mobile phone to record in a Northampton secondary school's toilets.

Lorry smashes through front gardens

31 July 2014 - 3:13pm
A lorry crashes through a wall and into several gardens in Staffordshire.

Woman left children alone for days

31 July 2014 - 3:12pm
A woman living in Belfast who abandoned her three children at home overnight with no food is given a suspended six-month jail sentence.

Do lab monkeys suffer from depression?

31 July 2014 - 2:27pm
Do repeated tests on primates make them depressed?

Firefighters to strike over eight days

31 July 2014 - 2:17pm
Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a fresh series of strikes over eight days from 9 August in a pensions dispute, the Fire Brigades Union announces.

Argentina blames US for debt default

31 July 2014 - 2:17pm
Argentina blames the US for its default, calling the mediator in debt negotiations which ended in failure "incompetent".

VIDEO: India landslide death toll rises

31 July 2014 - 2:15pm
Rescue workers in western India are working to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 30 lives and buried up to 200 people.

US ex-governor's wife 'sought gifts'

31 July 2014 - 2:11pm
The star witness in the corruption trial of Virginia ex-governor Bob McDonnell says the ex-first lady sought gifts in return for business help.

Man jailed after door banging death

31 July 2014 - 2:02pm
A drug addict brandishing a hammer is jailed after he frightened a woman in her own home so she suffered a heart attack and died.

'Concern' rating for three new jails

31 July 2014 - 2:01pm
The performance of the three prisons in England and Wales that opened under the coalition government is "of concern", official ratings show.

VIDEO: Underwater art exhibition in Italy

31 July 2014 - 1:53pm
An exhibition of photographs is taking place underwater off an Italian island.

Inmate 'bites' prison officer's ear

31 July 2014 - 1:45pm
Part of a prison officer's ear has been bitten off in an attack at Nottingham Prison, the BBC understands.

Xinjiang imam killed after clashes

31 July 2014 - 1:44pm
The imam of China's largest mosque - in the city of Kashgar in Xinjiang - has been killed, in what appears to be a targeted assassination.

VIDEO: Axe crashes through windscreen

31 July 2014 - 1:24pm
A car passenger had a lucky escape after an axe flew off the back of a lorry and through the windscreen of the vehicle travelling behind it.

Euro prices deeper in 'danger zone'

31 July 2014 - 1:18pm
The eurozone inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since the financial crisis, sliding further into what the European Central Bank describes as a "danger zone".

England win to level India series

31 July 2014 - 1:16pm
England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.

VIDEO: City of Culture chief 'terribly excited'

31 July 2014 - 1:12pm
The new chief executive of the company responsible for Hull's Cit of Culture programme has said that he is "terribly excited" about taking on the role.