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Quarantine over China plague death

1 hour 15 sec ago
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.

Two rare Amur leopards born at zoo

1 hour 5 min ago
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.

Lift Gaza 'siege' - Palestinian PM

1 hour 19 min ago
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.

Libraries 'crucial' for local life

1 hour 35 min ago
Public libraries play a crucial role in community life far beyond the lending of books, people tell a Welsh assembly inquiry.

VIDEO: Apple profits up on iPhone sales

1 hour 58 min ago
Apple reports quarterly profits of $7.75bn up 12%, helped by strong sales of its iPhone.

Rival to challenge Indonesia result

2 hours 24 min ago
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.

Engineering firm to create 40 jobs

2 hours 36 min ago
A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.

Costa Concordia to be towed away

2 hours 39 min ago
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is to be towed away for scrap, as one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever goes on.

Booker longlist set to be revealed

3 hours 19 min ago
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.

Stowell rejects Tory 'top-up' salary

4 hours 11 min ago
Baroness Stowell rejects a Conservative offer to pay part of her salary, saying it would be a conflict of interest.

Row over 'bonkers' EU energy plan

4 hours 19 min ago
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.

MH17 dead to be flown to Netherlands

4 hours 56 min ago
The first bodies from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands for identification.

VIDEO: Goodluck Jonathan meets girls' parents

5 hours 5 min ago
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.

VIDEO: Would you eat a 'waste' food curry?

5 hours 25 min ago
The first UK cafe that uses out-of-date food

US court allows Arizona execution

6 hours 8 min ago
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.

Electronic Arts earnings surge 51%

6 hours 16 min ago
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.

VIDEO: Saudi Arabian stock market opens up

6 hours 18 min ago
Saudi Arabia's stock market will open up to foreign investors for the first time.

Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas

6 hours 33 min ago
Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers

Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

7 hours 20 min ago
Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?

'Fewer degree offers' for minorities

7 hours 30 min ago
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.

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