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Calm urged for Indonesia vote count

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:24
Indonesia's outgoing president urges both election camps to keep supporters in check while counting takes place, after both claim victory.

PM's strike 'crackdown' - front pages

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:11
David Cameron's pledge to toughen the rules governing unions' strike ballots makes headlines, while tax avoidance remains on front pages.

Argentine progress leaves Brazil braced for final insult

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 05:00
Argentina's World Cup final date at the Maracana on Sunday may mean the worst is still to come for hosts Brazil, says Phil McNulty.

VIDEO: Lost mobile phone's amazing journey

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:47
A US farmer who lost his mobile phone in a grain pit has it returned - nine months later from a different continent.

MPs call for 'new Magna Carta' debate

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:24
The 800th anniversary of Magna Carta is the right time for a debate on the merits of a written constitution, MPs say.

VIDEO: Prison conditions 'getting worse'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:11
There has been a "significant" and worrying deterioration in the standards of British jails, the chief inspector of prisons in England and Wales says.

Adverts play before extremist videos

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:00
A government organisation temporarily suspends online advertising after a BBC Newsnight investigation found ads being shown before extremist videos.

Brazil police indict 12 over tickets

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:18
Brazilian police formally accuse the director of a Fifa partner firm and 11 other people over an alleged World Cup ticket-reselling scandal.

Dragon sequel 'richer' than original

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:00
How to Train Your Dragon sequel aims to outdo original

Rescuers refloat stranded baby whale

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:59
Rescuers manage to refloat a young whale that has been stranded on a beach in Queensland, Australia, for two days.

Wilde's grandson's stage scandal

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:55
Oscar Wilde's court ordeal brought to stage by his grandson

VIDEO: Who is the real Madeline?

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 02:08
Iconic schoolgirl turns 75, celebrated with art exhibition

Housing demand outstrips supply

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:39
Demand for housing continues to outstrip supply in the Scottish market, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

'Mystery amnesia man' identity plea

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:20
The identity of a man found with severe amnesia in Peterborough almost two months ago is "a complete mystery" say health workers caring for him.

LA Dodgers lose 'beaten fan' lawsuit

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:18
A San Francisco Giants fan left brain-damaged after a beating by two LA Dodgers fans wins a lawsuit against the US baseball club.

VIDEO: Iran and Iraq: A long history in 90 seconds

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 01:02
Iran and Iraq's uneasy relationship - in 90 seconds

'Beat pirates with roads, not ships'

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:53
Building roads and harbours in Somalia is a better way of tackling piracy than deploying warships, a study says.

Obama and Perry agree on border force

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:48
President Barack Obama sides with Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry on ideas to shore up security on the US-Mexico border.

Fears raised 'free NHS' will end

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 00:04
Fears are being raised the NHS in England will no longer be free at the point of use - up to now a key principle for the health service - within 10 years.

Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 on pens)

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:45
Argentina will play Germany in Sunday's World Cup final after beating the Netherlands on penalties in a drab semi-final.