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Kiev reaches out to eastern rebels

18 April 2014 - 6:38pm

Ukraine's interim authorities appeal for unity, promising to meet some demands of pro-Russian protesters occupying buildings in the east.

I deserve more recognition - Toure

18 April 2014 - 6:36pm

Manchester City's Yaya Toure thinks he is not regarded as one of the best players on the planet because he is from Africa.

Labour hires Obama poll guru Axelrod

18 April 2014 - 6:17pm

David Axelrod, the strategist who masterminded Barack Obama's presidential victories, will be a key adviser on Ed Miliband's 2015 general election campaign, the Labour Party says.

Electricians question CBI vote move

18 April 2014 - 6:11pm

The body representing electrical contractors urges the CBI to think again about giving its support to the campaign against Scottish independence.

Man killed as pleasure boat capsizes

18 April 2014 - 6:09pm

One man dies and another is in hospital after a boat capsizes in a Devon river estuary described by a coastguard officer as "quite treacherous".

Algeria's president gets fourth term

18 April 2014 - 5:54pm

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.

Boy in hospital with severe burns

18 April 2014 - 5:52pm

A seven-year-old boy is taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary after an incident involving petrol left him with severe burns.

Three die in separate road crashes

18 April 2014 - 5:34pm

Two motorcyclists and a car passenger have died in separate crashes in south and west Wales, say police.

Teachers to debate summer strike

18 April 2014 - 5:34pm

The NUT conference is to hear calls for a one-day strike on 23 June and a campaign of industrial action over pay and workload.

Redundancy threat at building firm

18 April 2014 - 5:31pm

Workers at a Newport building firm face redundancy after the company warned it was going into administration, union leaders claim.

Cavendish to miss Giro d'Italia

18 April 2014 - 5:29pm

Isle of Man cyclist Mark Cavendish is to miss the Giro d'Italia as he steps up his preparations for the Tour de France.

Bomb kills at least 14 in Syria

18 April 2014 - 4:49pm

At least 14 people are killed after a car bomb explodes in a government-controlled area of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.

Prince re-signs with 'slave' label

18 April 2014 - 4:49pm

Pop star Prince signs a major deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he famously fell out with nearly 20 years ago.

VIDEO: Camel birth shocks sheep farmer

18 April 2014 - 4:43pm

A farmer who was hoping for some rest after a busy lambing season has been surprised by his latest newborn - a camel.

Man suffers head and face injuries

18 April 2014 - 4:40pm

A 46-year-old man is being treated in hospital after suffering serious face and head injuries during assault in Belfast city centre.

VIDEO: World's toughest canoe race begins

18 April 2014 - 4:38pm

Hundreds of people are taking part in the world's toughest canoe race, which has begun in Devizes.

Sand sculptors wow seaside revellers

18 April 2014 - 4:21pm

Weston-super-Mare's annual sand sculpture festival begins.

VIDEO: Golfer Larrazabal attacked by hornets

18 April 2014 - 4:07pm

Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.

Eastern Ukraine militants snub deal

18 April 2014 - 4:04pm

Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine refuse to leave official buildings, just hours after an international deal was reached to defuse the crisis.

Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

18 April 2014 - 3:53pm

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.