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Police make Syria plea to UK women

April 24, 2014 - 10:08am
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
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Blood 'is not from headless king'

April 24, 2014 - 10:07am
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
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Widow of Slipknot bassist testifies

April 24, 2014 - 9:47am
Paul Gray's wife, Brenna, says she raised concerns about his drug use with his doctor, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter.
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Banksy street works to be auctioned

April 24, 2014 - 9:34am
A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.
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Abdullah leads Afghan poll count

April 24, 2014 - 9:29am
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
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Corrie star denies drink-driving

April 24, 2014 - 9:26am
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, denies a drinking and driving charge in court.
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Modi in Varanasi as Indians vote

April 24, 2014 - 9:22am
Narendra Modi, the politician many expect to be India's next leader, submits his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
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Cost of recalls hits GM profits

April 24, 2014 - 9:09am
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches
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Court 'failed' killed baby boy

April 24, 2014 - 9:08am
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
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US to propose 'fast lane' net rules

April 24, 2014 - 8:59am
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
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Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

April 24, 2014 - 8:54am
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
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Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

April 24, 2014 - 8:43am
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
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Cornish granted UK minority status

April 24, 2014 - 8:16am
Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
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Day in pictures: 24 April 2014

April 24, 2014 - 8:02am
A collection of news photographs from around the world
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Pakistan targets 'militant hideouts'

April 24, 2014 - 7:46am
Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
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London Grammar vie for top Novello

April 24, 2014 - 7:41am
London Grammar, John Newman and Palma Violets are in the running for this year's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award.
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Warhol works found on Amiga disks

April 24, 2014 - 7:24am
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
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Argentina approves Repsol payment

April 24, 2014 - 7:11am
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
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Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale

April 24, 2014 - 7:10am
Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.
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Jamaica Inn ends as 2,200 complain

April 24, 2014 - 6:52am
Complaints about sound problems on BBC costume drama Jamaica Inn jump to almost 2,200 as the final instalment is screened.
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