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Boxer Banned After 'Brutal' Referee Attack

Boxer Banned After 'Brutal' Referee Attack

A teenage boxer has been banned for life after a vicious attack on a referee who stopped his fight.

Foreign Criminals Costing Taxpayers £850m

Foreign Criminals Costing Taxpayers £850m

Foreign criminals are costing taxpayers £850m a year, with deportation taking an average of 319 days for each offender.

Father Of British Hostage John Cantlie Dies

Father Of British Hostage John Cantlie Dies

The father of British hostage John Cantlie has died just weeks after making an impassioned plea for his son's release.

Schools Urged To Supervise Brushing Of Teeth

Schools Urged To Supervise Brushing Of Teeth

Schools and nurseries should help children to brush their teeth, according to England's health watchdog.

Closure For Families Of WWI Fallen Soldiers

Closure For Families Of WWI Fallen Soldiers

The remains of 15 British soldiers are to be reinterred in France, 100 years after they were killed in action.

Children's Bodies Found In Storage Locker

Children's Bodies Found In Storage Locker

The decomposing remains of up to four children have been found in a U-Haul storage locker in Winnipeg, Canada.

Five Britons A Week Joining IS, Top Cop Warns

Five Britons A Week Joining IS, Top Cop Warns

At least five Britons a week are travelling to Iraq and Syria to fight for Islamic State, according to the UK's most senior police…

UKIP Criticised Over Pact With 'Racist' Party

UKIP Criticised Over Pact With 'Racist' Party

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has come under fire from leaders of Britain's Jewish community over his links with a member of a controve…

Dewani Trial: Wife 'Planned to Get Pregnant'

Dewani Trial: Wife 'Planned to Get Pregnant'

Anni Dewani, who was shot dead on her honeymoon in South Africa, went to the doctor before she left because she was planning to ge…

Ebola: US Restricts Air Travel From Africa

Ebola: US Restricts Air Travel From Africa

Passengers travelling to the US from three ebola-stricken countries in West Africa must enter the country through one of five airp…

Hammer Attacker Guilty Of Attempted Murder

Hammer Attacker Guilty Of Attempted Murder

A burglar who bludgeoned three sisters in a "sustained and vicious" attack as they slept in a luxury hotel has been found guilty o…

IS Claims Video Shows Intercepted US Arms Drops

IS Claims Video Shows Intercepted US Arms Drops

The Islamic State has released footage purporting to show weapons from a US airdrop to Kurdish forces that have been intercepted b…

Ambassador Demands Top Gear Public Apology

Ambassador Demands Top Gear Public Apology

The Argentinian ambassador to the UK has made a formal complaint to the BBC and wants a public apology following the row over a To…

Man Held Over Girl Who Disappeared In 1977

Man Held Over Girl Who Disappeared In 1977

Police investigating Ireland's longest missing person case have arrested a man.

RAF Drones To Gather IS Intelligence In Syria

RAF Drones To Gather IS Intelligence In Syria

RAF Reaper drones will fly surveillance missions over Syria, the Defence Secretary has announced.

Pregnant Kate Glad To 'Get Out Of The House'

Pregnant Kate Glad To 'Get Out Of The House'

The Duchess of Cambridge has appeared officially in public for the first time in the six weeks since her second pregnancy was anno…

Woman Killed By Falling Tree In High Winds

Woman Killed By Falling Tree In High Winds

A woman has died after being hit by a falling tree in London during high winds caused by the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo.

Briton Found Dead With Throat Slit In Bali

Briton Found Dead With Throat Slit In Bali

A British man has been found dead with his throat slit and wrapped in a plastic bag on Indonesian holiday island Bali.

Mockery Of Justice System Or A Fair Sentence?

Mockery Of Justice System Or A Fair Sentence?

At first there was bemusement and quizzical looks as people tried to compute what Judge Thokozile Masipa had delivered.

Hong Kong Protesters In Talks With  Government

Hong Kong Protesters In Talks With Government

Organisers of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protest movement are meeting representatives of the territory's government for talks which…

Steenkamps Welcome Pistorius' Five-Year Term

Steenkamps Welcome Pistorius' Five-Year Term

Barry and June Steenkamp reacted positively to the five-year sentence handed to Oscar Pistorius for the killing of their daughter.

Aid Boss Joins British Troops Battling Ebola

Aid Boss Joins British Troops Battling Ebola

The International Development Secretary has joined troops on a flight to Sierra Leone to see how British aid is being distributed …

Soldier Hit-And-Run Suspect Was Being Tracked

Soldier Hit-And-Run Suspect Was Being Tracked

A "radicalised" man who ran over two Canadian soldiers was one of 90 suspected militants being tracked by police, officials said.

Fashion Favourite Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

Fashion Favourite Oscar De La Renta Dies At 82

Oscar de la Renta, the gentleman designer whose voluminous skirts and exquisite embroideries attracted socialites and Hollywood st…

Facebook Sues Lawyers Over Ownership Claim

Facebook Sues Lawyers Over Ownership Claim

Facebook is suing a global law firm which represented a man who claimed to own half of the social network.

Oscar Pistorius Jailed For Shooting Reeva Dead

Oscar Pistorius Jailed For Shooting Reeva Dead

Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year.

Judge Slams Defence Witness In Pistorius Trial

Judge Slams Defence Witness In Pistorius Trial

The judge at Oscar Pistorius' trial for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has criticised a defence witness who suggest…

Hurricane Gonzalo Alert Cancels UK Flights

Hurricane Gonzalo Alert Cancels UK Flights

Thousands of passengers are facing travel disruption after Heathrow cancelled 10% of its flights due to storms caused by the remna…

Ebola: British Troops Depart For Sierra Leone

Ebola: British Troops Depart For Sierra Leone

A hundred British troops will depart for Sierra Leone today to help the fight against ebola.

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