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UK won't work with Assad - Hammond - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.

Dozens killed in Iraq mosque attack - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Suspected Shia militants kill at least 68 worshippers at a Sunni mosque, in a blow to a government push for sectarian unity against IS militants.

BT warns of rise in phone bills - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
BT warns millions of customers it is increasing prices by up to 6.5% from December this year.

US anger at China 'air interception' - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
A Chinese fighter came perilously close to a US military patrol plane over international waters east of China's Hainan Island, the Pentagon says.

Anger over Russian convoy in Ukraine - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Russia's decision to send more than 100 aid lorries into war-torn eastern Ukraine without permission is condemned by the West.

I'm not racist nor sexist - Mackay - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay says he is no "racist, sexist, homophobe or anti-Semite" after sending offensive text messages.

Israel vows response to boy's death - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says army and intelligence operations will "intensify" after a four-year-old boy is killed by fire from Gaza.

Cliff police and BBC to face MPs - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
BBC and South Yorkshire Police chiefs are summoned before MPs after a claim of a "cover-up" over the raid on Sir Cliff Richard's home.

Men jailed for wife contract killing - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
A man who paid a crack cocaine addict £1,000 to kill his wife is jailed for life for her murder.

Buyers gain £1,300 a year over rents - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
First-time buyers now save £1300 a year by taking out a mortgage rather than renting, according to Britain's largest lender, the Halifax.

Lennon killer denied parole again - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York.

Warning over black market cigarettes - Sat, 23 Aug 2014
Attempts to cut the amount people smoke are being hit by a black market trade in millions of illegal cigarettes, council bosses warn.

VIDEO: Obama refuses ice bucket challenge - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Barack Obama has said he will not be taking part in the ice bucket challenge, a fundraising stunt which involves people drenching themselves with cold water.

VIDEO: Police shooting video stirs debate - Thu, 21 Aug 2014
Police in St Louis released a video of their officers shooting a robbery suspect as he held a knife, but their pledge of transparency has lead to more questions.

VIDEO: Work starts on Celtic coin hoard - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Work to uncover the secrets of the world's largest hoard of Celtic coins starts in Jersey.

VIDEO: Gibraltar banishes troublesome monkeys - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Gibraltar is planning to banish some of its Barbary macaque population which have become too cheeky or aggressive

VIDEO: Stadium rail seat design explained - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Jon Darch, of the Safe Standing Campaign, demonstrates a stadium rail-seat design.

VIDEO: What goes on behind the scenes at MOTD? - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
BBC Sport goes behind the scenes at Match of the Day with Gary Lineker and the team before the show's 50th birthday.

VIDEO: Victoria Beckham does ice challenge - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Victoria Beckham is the latest celebrity to accept the ALS ice bucket challenge

VIDEO: Carol Kirkwood in a motorised bathroom - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood reports from a motorised bathroom at charity fundraiser 'CarFest' in Hampshire.

BBC Sports News

I'm not racist nor sexist - Mackay - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Ex-Cardiff boss Malky Mackay says he is no "racist, sexist, homophobe or anti-Semite" after sending "unacceptable" offensive text messages.

Peaty sets breaststroke world record - Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Farah confident after 'tough year' - Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Team news as Castleford Tigers play Leeds Rhinos in Saturday's Tetley's Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium (15:00 BST).

Ward loses in US Open qualifying - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
British number two James Ward misses out on a place in the US Open main draw after losing his final qualifying match against Moldova's Radu Albot.

Who will triumph in the T20 Blast? - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Birmingham Bears, Hampshire, Lancashire and Surrey will chase the season's first trophy at Edgbaston on Saturday.

McIlroy fights back in play-offs - Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Van Gaal asks fans to 'believe' - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Louis van Gaal calls on Manchester United fans to "believe" in him after the disappointment of his debut league defeat.

Mercedes duo needed 'hard words' - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Mercedes say they needed to calm the situation between team-mates Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg in recent weeks.

Ecclestone to continue in F1 role - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Bernie Ecclestone tells the BBC he wants to run Formula 1 for as long as he can after paying £60m to end a bribery trial.

Barrow wins historic diving gold - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Sarah Barrow wins Britain's first female individual European diving gold medal since 1927 with victory in the 10m platform.

Atletico beat Real to win Super Cup - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Mario Mandzukic scores his first goal for Atletico Madrid, who beat city rivals Real to win the Spanish Super Cup.

Cardiff want LMA chief to resign - Fri, 22 Aug 2014

Liverpool medical for £16m Balotelli - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli is set for a medical as talks continue over a £16m move to Liverpool.

GB's Greaves wins European gold - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Dan Greaves wins gold in the F44 discuss as Great Britain claim five golds at the IPC Athletics European Championships.

Adams to miss World Championships - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Olympic and Commonwealth champion Nicola Adams pulls out of the Women's World Championships with a shoulder injury.

Redknapp gives Gascoigne job offer - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
QPR boss Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players.

McLeish named boss of KRC Genk - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Former Scotland coach Alex McLeish is back in management after being named as the new boss of Belgian side KRC Genk.

Donaldson stays ahead in Prague - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Welshman Jamie Donaldson leads the Czech Masters by three shots after the second round, boosting his Ryder Cup hopes.

GB's Yates eyes Vuelta stage victory - Fri, 22 Aug 2014
Britain's Adam Yates targets a win on the mountainous stage six as he makes his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana.