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Star cast brings Thomas play to TV

3 hours 32 min ago
Sir Tom Jones, Sian Phillips and Michael Sheen are named in an all-star cast for a new BBC TV adaptation of the Dylan Thomas play Under Milk Wood.
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US case against Abu Hamza to start

5 hours 11 min ago
Prosecutors in New York are due to start outlining their case against Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK in 2012.
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Mini-sub performs full MH370 search

April 16, 2014 - 11:36pm
A mini-sub searching for the missing Malaysian plane completes a full mission at its third attempt, after technical issues cut the first two short.
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Busy roads warning ahead of Easter

April 16, 2014 - 10:50pm
Motorists are braced for what is set to be the busiest day of the year on the roads so far, with up to 16m cars expected to be used over Easter.
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Tencent brings Candy Crush to China

April 16, 2014 - 10:21pm
China's internet giant Tencent will launch the popular Candy Crush game on the mainland in partnership with the game's creator King Digital Entertainment.
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VIDEO: India votes on biggest polling day

April 16, 2014 - 9:41pm
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
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Argentina girl kept years in garage

April 16, 2014 - 9:18pm
Police in Argentina say they have rescued a teenage girl who had been starved, beaten and kept in a garage for nine years by her foster parents.
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Hospital infections 'still too high'

April 16, 2014 - 8:56pm
Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.
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Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

April 16, 2014 - 7:46pm
Does it matter that drug firms give doctors money and gifts?
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VIDEO: Eaten by cannibals in New Guinea?

April 16, 2014 - 7:41pm
Solving the mystery of Michael Rockefeller
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Could you get elected in India?

April 16, 2014 - 7:20pm
Take our quiz to assess your election hopes in India
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Fire ice: The energy of the future?

April 16, 2014 - 7:02pm
Could mining ice provide for all our energy needs and save the world?
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Indian bike messenger firm takes off

April 16, 2014 - 7:02pm
How easy is it for Indian start-up firms to get their wheels turning?
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Cyborg glasses express fake emotions

April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
A Japanese researcher creates glasses that show computer-generated eyes that express emotions so that the wearer does not need to bother.
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Bale winner sees Real lift Copa del Rey

April 16, 2014 - 6:51pm
Gareth Bale scores a brilliant late goal as Real Madrid defeat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final in Valencia.
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VIDEO: How Mustang got an Empire view

April 16, 2014 - 6:50pm
A 2015 Ford Mustang convertible had to be cut into six pieces so it could go on display at the top of the Empire State Building.
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In pictures: Peru jail puts on musical

April 16, 2014 - 6:14pm
Peru prisoners mark Holy Week with Lloyd Webber musical
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VIDEO: Hunt for 100 abducted girls in Nigeria

April 16, 2014 - 6:06pm
Security forces in Borno State in Nigeria are searching for dozens of teenage girls abducted by suspected members of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
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VIDEO: Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks

April 16, 2014 - 5:46pm
A major rescue operation is under way after a ferry carrying more than 470 people sank off the coast of South Korea.
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Manchester City 2-2 Sunderland

April 16, 2014 - 5:44pm
Manchester City's Premier League title hopes are dealt a blow after they are held to a draw by bottom side Sunderland.
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