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US TV station mourns journalists

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 4:14pm
Staff at a US TV station in Virginia hold a minute's silence in memory of the two journalists who were shot dead by an ex-colleague live on air.

Caption Challenge: Who's there?

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 4:11pm
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.

VIDEO: Bolt wiped out by cameraman

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 3:53pm
Double sprint world champion Usain Bolt is knocked over by a cameraman who loses control of his motorised scooter.

Footballers unite for Neville funeral

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 3:40pm
Footballing greats including David Beckham and Ryan Giggs reunite for the funeral of Neville Neville, the father of ex-England and Manchester United footballers Gary and Phil.

Social media 'must rethink autoplay'

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 3:36pm
After users were exposed to videos of the murders of two journalists, MPs say the sites must make their autoplay functions safer.

Government plans steep cuts in solar

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:42pm
The government says it plans to significantly reduce subsidies paid to small scale green power installations.

VIDEO: Teacher who hid cameras in walls

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:30pm
A former teacher has been jailed for more than three years, after admitting to 36 counts of taking, making and possessing indecent images of children.

In pictures: Agatha Christie: Unfinished Portrait

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:14pm
Previously unseen and rare photographs of the author

How 'MacGyver' became a verb

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:14pm
How did 'MacGyver' become a verb?

Ohuruogu comes last in 400m final

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:06pm
Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu finishes last in the 400m final behind Allyson Felix, who wins her ninth world title.

US economic growth revised up sharply

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:05pm
The US economy grew by far more than previously thought between April and June, revised figures show.

Primary pupils' results edge upwards

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:05pm
The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.

Burgess earns World Cup call-up

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:04pm
Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup, which starts next month.

Knut polar bear death riddle solved

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 2:02pm
Scientists say Knut, the famous polar bear that drowned at Berlin Zoo in 2011, had a type of autoimmune inflammation of the brain that is also recognised in humans.

Bolt beats Gatlin to complete double

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 1:57pm
Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin to win 200m gold and complete the sprint double at the World Championships in Beijing.

VIDEO: Gatlin agent v Cram & Johnson

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 1:54pm
Michael Johnson and Steve Cram defend their criticisms of Justin Gatlin following complaints from agent Renaldo Nehemiah.

VIDEO: Inside the world of pirate radio

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 1:48pm
Pirate radio is still going strong despite the rise of internet radio, as Dan Freedman reports for Newsnight.

VIDEO: On-air silence for shot reporters

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 1:35pm
Colleagues of two journalists who were shot dead live on TV in the US state of Virginia have held a moment's silence in their memory.

Grim find in Austria migrant lorry

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 1:35pm
The bodies of between 20 and 50 migrants are found in a lorry in eastern Austria, near the Hungarian border, police say.

VIDEO: How thousands watched murder video without choosing to

Thu, 27/08/2015 - 1:26pm
Thousands unintentionally saw the murder of two US journalists because of autoplay on Facebook and Twitter