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Gough Whitlam dies at the age of 98

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:41pm
Former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, credited with transforming Australian society in the 1970s, has died at the age of 98.

Apple earnings beat on strong sales

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:32pm
Apple reports third-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts' expectations, helped by sales of its new iPhone models.

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:31pm
Daley Blind's late goal for Manchester United earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.

Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:30pm
Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.

Regular cannabis 'harms intelligence'

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 10:02pm
Teenagers who are regular cannabis users are "impairing" their educational ability - but moderate use does not harm intelligence, say researchers.

Man shot in legs in west Belfast

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 9:46pm
A man has been shot in both legs in an incident at Bog Meadows in west Belfast on Monday evening.

VIDEO: UK feels the effect of hurricanes

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 9:17pm
John Hammond explains how hurricanes can sometimes affect the UK weather.

Ex-EDL chief back in jail 'for Tweet'

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 8:54pm
Former EDL leader Tommy Robinson has to cancel an appearance at the Oxford Union as he is recalled to prison for responding to a Twitter death threat, his supporters say.

VIDEO: 'CHAPS problem delayed my move'

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 8:41pm
House movers, including Aidan Myles from Chorlton, faced delays after the Bank of England stopped an automated system that transfers billions of pounds between banks for much of the day.

Is Kobayashi-Caterham trust broken?

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 8:29pm
The relationship between Kamui Kobayashi and his Caterham team suffered a breakdown of trust in Russia, says Andrew Benson.

VIDEO: Pistorius siblings: 'Truth manipulated'

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 8:27pm
The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Surfing to fight depression

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 8:07pm
How a Bondi Beach surf club is tackling depression

NHS workers vote to strike over pay

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:49pm
Thousands of NHS staff in Wales vote "overwhelmingly" to take strike action in a row over pay, Unison says.

Bodies of seven women found in US

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:48pm
A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.

Busting stereotypes: 100 Women

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:36pm
Celebrating success and defying stereotypes in 2014

McFadden returns to Labour team

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:30pm
Ed Miliband appoints former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team, where he will speak on European issues.

Chile arrests former Pinochet aide

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:12pm
Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.

Podolski dismisses Spurs move rumour

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:08pm
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski takes to Twitter to dismiss transfer speculation linking him with a £10m move to Tottenham.

VIDEO: Man falls 60 feet into Alps crevasse

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 6:40pm
Matt Allum survived a fall at high speed into a 60ft crevasse in the French Alps, near Chamonix.

VIDEO: Bringing internet to India's poorest

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 6:37pm
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.