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Final approval for EU banking reform

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 2:21pm
MEPs back rules for a banking safety net to minimise the risk of further EU taxpayer-funded bailouts.

Double whammy threatens Amazon trees

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 2:18pm
The combination of fire and extreme weather events could accelerate tree mortality in the Amazon, a study suggests.

Heartbleed may 'slow' web speeds

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 2:13pm
The struggle to fix problems caused by the Heartbleed bug could make web browsing speeds slow to a crawl, warns net monitoring firm Netcraft.

Parents 'baffled by Inset days'

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 2:07pm
Parents are often baffled as to why schools in England close for in-service training days , or 'Inset' days, Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt says.

'Terror' of patient's op wake-up

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 2:05pm
A patient who awoke from an anaesthetic minutes before major surgery speaks of the "terrifying" experience.

Chilean residents survey fire damage

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:56pm
Residents of the Chilean city of Valparaiso return to areas burned by a fast-moving forest fire which engulfed parts of the historic port.

South Sudan rebels 'seize' oil hub

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:56pm
Rebel forces in South Sudan say they have recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu and want oil companies to halt operations.

Belfast IT firm creates 50 new jobs

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:54pm
A Belfast-based IT firm is creating 50 "high quality" positions in the city, including software and engineering roles, as part of an expansion supported by Invest NI.

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:50pm
The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

VIDEO: Hammond: 'Yes' vote risks security

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:45pm
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns that a 'yes' vote in the Scottish referendum could leave both Scotland and the UK "weaker".

Jury out in marina boat crash trial

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:10pm
The jury in the trial of two sailors whose boats collided while they were carrying schoolgirls at night, leaving one brain damaged, has retired to consider its verdict.

Coulson 'unaware' of Milly phone hack

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:05pm
Andy Coulson says he was not party to any decision to hack Milly Dowler's phone and would not have known at the time the practice was illegal.

Berlusconi to do community service

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:04pm
Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.

Day in pictures: 15 April 2014

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 1:01pm
News photos from past 24 hours: 15 April

Ukraine 'begins anti-terror action'

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:55pm
Tension is high in eastern Ukraine as the authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists there.

Injured Toure ruled out for two weeks

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:52pm
Manchester City's Yaya Toure will be out for up to two weeks with a muscle injury picked up in the defeat by Liverpool.

Mayor resigns over offensive remark

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:51pm
Swindon's mayor resigns after making derogatory remarks about disabled people during a meeting.

Lebanese journalists killed in Syria

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:48pm
Funerals are to take place for three Lebanese journalists for the Hezbollah TV station al-Manar who were killed in Syria on Monday.

Ex-Met boss heads 'Islam plot' probe

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:39pm
An ex-counter-terrorism chief will oversee an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot - an appointment described as "desperately unfortunate".

Breaking Bad star wins fan prom date

Tue, 15/04/2014 - 12:25pm
Actor Bryan Cranston helps a teenage Breaking Bad fan secure a date to his prom, by filming a special proposal in character as Walter White.