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Racist attacks on houses and cars

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 9:25am
Homes and cars are attacked and racist graffiti is daubed on walls in east Belfast in a spate of overnight "hate crimes" that police say are linked.

BP warns of Russia sanctions risk

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 9:23am
Oil giant BP reports a rise in second quarter profits to $3.2bn, but warns that further economic sanctions against Russia could affect its business.

VIDEO: Control a digger with smart goggles

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 9:03am
Why operating heavy machinery remotely could become a safer and more immersive experience

'Huge' drop in tribunal claims

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 9:02am
Wales sees a significant drop in the number of people taking claims to employment tribunals after fees to bring action have been introduced.

PM to meet families of MH17 victims

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 9:01am
Prime Minister David Cameron is to meet the families of British victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash at Downing Street.

EU set to widen Russia sanctions

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 8:54am
The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.

Australia approves $15.5bn coal mine

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 8:30am
Australia approves a $15.5bn (£9bn) coal project despite concern over its potential environmental impact, including on the Great Barrier Reef.

MPs bicker over climate report

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 7:53am
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.

VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online channel

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 7:42am
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska and 2008 US vice-presidential candidate, has launched a subscription-based online television channel.

AUDIO: 'Steroids made my sperm count zero'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 7:20am
Bodybuilder Lee believes he is unable to have children because he has been taking steroids for 25 years.

VIDEO: West Bank 'little sympathy with Hamas'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:43am
The conflict in Gaza has caused a rise in tensions in the West Bank and thousands have protested against Israel's actions in Gaza.

Big rise in numbers using safe drugs

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:36am
The number of Northern Ireland patients using a service that provides safe and legal substitutes for drugs such as heroin rises dramatically.

How do we honour galloping greats?

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:16am
The many ways of honouring our champion horses

VIDEO: Mine 'could threaten Barrier Reef'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:16am
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.

South Korea sees conscript suicides

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 5:51am
Two South Korean conscripts have died in apparent suicides, the military says, weeks after another soldier shot dead five members of his unit.

Band 'didn't believe' Watkins abuse

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 5:22am
Former members of Lostprophets say they originally hoped child abuse reports about singer Ian Watkins were a "mistake" and now want to move forward.

US: Russia 'violated missile treaty'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 5:04am
Russia has violated an arms treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US says, as Barack Obama discusses sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

UN blacklists N Korea arms ship firm

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 4:53am
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal in July 2013 with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.

VIDEO: Algeria flight 'asked to turn back'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 4:44am
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.

Coe 'will not run for BBC Trust job'

Tue, 29/07/2014 - 3:51am
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.