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VIDEO: Tree topples as strong winds hit NZ

18 April 2014 - 1:13pm

Footage has emerged of a tropical storm in New Zealand blowing down a large tree as the remnants of Cyclone Ita swept through the city of Nelson.

A fifth of gardeners 'throw snails'

18 April 2014 - 1:10pm

A survey finds one-fifth of gardeners admit to throwing snails over their neighbour's fence, with Londoners the worst culprits.

Foreign doctors 'need tougher tests'

18 April 2014 - 1:03pm

Tests taken by foreign doctors who want to work in the NHS should be made harder to pass to bring them in line with UK standards, a study says.

S Korea ferry captain arrest sought

18 April 2014 - 12:55pm

Prosecutors in South Korea ask for an arrest warrant for the captain of the ferry that capsized on Wednesday killing 28, with 268 missing.

Car destroyed in petrol bomb attack

18 April 2014 - 12:53pm

A 4x4 vehicle is destroyed in a petrol bomb attack in County Antrim.

Larrazabal stung by hornets in Malaysia

18 April 2014 - 12:42pm

Pablo Larrazabal is repeatedly stung by a swarm of hornets at the Malaysian Open, where Lee Westwood leads by four shots.

Second earthquake hits East Midlands

18 April 2014 - 12:25pm

Experts confirm the Rutland town of Oakham has had its second earthquake in two days.

VIDEO: Volcano spews ash in Peru

18 April 2014 - 12:25pm

Four thousand people living near Peru's most active volcano Ubinas are being evacuated from their homes.

VIDEO: UK could become 'nation of renters'

18 April 2014 - 12:16pm

Almost half of Britons believe the UK will become a nation of renters within a generation, research suggests.

Charges over Todd cyber-bullying

18 April 2014 - 12:09pm

A man is charged in the Netherlands in connection with the suicide of Canadian teenager Amanda Todd, who killed herself after cyber bullying.

Pulis happy to discuss Cardiff row

18 April 2014 - 11:58am

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is willing to talk to the Premier League over Cardiff's claims of a team-sheet leak.

AUDIO: Axelrod 'fully in tune with Labour'

18 April 2014 - 11:42am

Labour's Douglas Alexander discusses the appointment of David Axelrod, Barack Obama's chief election strategist, to advise the party on its 2015 election campaign.

Pakistan library named 'Bin Laden'

18 April 2014 - 11:37am

An Islamic seminary for women in Pakistan's capital renames its library after Osama Bin Laden, the slain al-Qaeda leader.

Image released following sex attacks

18 April 2014 - 11:32am

Police investigating two sexual assaults in St Andrews release a CCTV image of a man they want to question.

ICC calls Kenya Ruto trial witnesses

18 April 2014 - 11:22am

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague summons reluctant witnesses to testify at the trial of Kenya's Vice-President William Ruto.

'Nothing to hide' over bird deaths

18 April 2014 - 11:08am

A farmer whose properties were raided by police investigating the deaths of 20 birds of prey, calls for more resources to be directed at the investigation.

One fifth of China soil contaminated

18 April 2014 - 11:06am

Almost a fifth of China's soil is contaminated, an official study released by the government has shown.

Easter funeral for Peaches Geldof

18 April 2014 - 11:04am

Peaches Geldof's funeral is to be held on Easter Monday at the church where she was married and her mother's funeral held, her family says.

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?

18 April 2014 - 11:03am

It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion. So why is it called Good Friday?

AUDIO: NHS Trust 'blackened' doctor's name

18 April 2014 - 10:36am

A senior cardiologist, who exposed concerns about patient safety at Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry, has won an unfair dismissal case.