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Rescuers comb Japan landslide site

21 August 2014 - 6:14am
Rescuers are still combing through the site of a landslide triggered on Wednesday by torrential rain in Japan's Hiroshima prefecture.

No sentence review in cruelty cases

21 August 2014 - 6:13am
The Director of Public Prosecutions says he is powerless to refer sentences handed down in an animal cruelty case for review to the Court of Appeal.

VIDEO: Funeral 'to celebrate' MH17 victim

21 August 2014 - 5:59am
The father of Liam Sweeney, who was killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane disaster in Ukraine, says his son's funeral will be a celebration of his life.

Thailand coup general named as PM

21 August 2014 - 5:43am
Thailand's junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led a coup in May, is named the new prime minister, after a parliamentary vote.

Hospital given 'must improve' rating

21 August 2014 - 5:36am
Emergency and end-of-life care need to be improved at the North Middlesex University Hospital, the health watchdog says.

Amazon in Shanghai e-commerce pact

21 August 2014 - 5:34am
US online retail giant Amazon steps up its presence in China with a strategic partnership with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone.

Chinese cult murder trial opens

21 August 2014 - 4:30am
The trial of a group of cult members in China who beat a woman to death at a McDonald's restaurant opens in Yantai in Shandong province.

UKIP outlines strategy on taxation

21 August 2014 - 4:15am
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.

What shapes the UK response to IS?

21 August 2014 - 4:06am
Ben Wright on why UK response to Syria is influenced by Iraq war

The fraught world of UK surrogacy

21 August 2014 - 3:55am
The legal confusion over UK surrogate births

Pre-cook barbecue food, agency warns

21 August 2014 - 2:40am
People are urged to pre-cook food in the oven before barbecuing it after research finds many Britons make hygiene mistakes when cooking outdoors.

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

21 August 2014 - 2:35am
Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.

VIDEO: Panasonic turns to vegetable farming

21 August 2014 - 2:24am
Japanese electronics giant Panasonic has turned its hand to growing vegetables in Singapore. The BBC investigates.

VIDEO: Fellow hostage remembers Foley

21 August 2014 - 2:12am
A French journalist, held hostage with James Foley for seven months, has been describing his time in captivity with the murdered journalist.

21% rise in sex offences on railways

21 August 2014 - 1:59am
The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, the British Transport Police says.

Labour in energy regulator pledge

21 August 2014 - 1:38am
Labour pledges to give the regulator Ofgem the power to remove energy firms' licences, if it wins the next election.

Trigger decision: when police shoot

21 August 2014 - 1:32am
What really happens before a police officer fires his gun?

Superbug measures 'lack evidence'

21 August 2014 - 1:24am
Researchers suggest some standard methods to reduce the spread of MRSA infections need to be re-evaluated as they may do more harm than good.

Botox may have cancer fighting role

21 August 2014 - 1:18am
Botox injections - beloved by those seeking a wrinkle-free complexion - may help fight cancer, early animal studies suggest.

Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

21 August 2014 - 1:17am
The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.